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Friday, May 18, 2018in Cardinal Stepinac HallCorner of Abbott & West ElmviewLackawanna, NY 14218Doors open at 6:00 p.m.Raffle starts at 7:00 p.m.Tickets $5.00 per personOr: reserve a table of 8 for $35.00Ticket includesBeer, Pop and Roast Beef SandwichTickets are sold at the dooror to reservecall the parish officeat 716-822-0818or
contact Shawn/Annie Cohanat 860-1461 orCall Lou/Anne Vertinoat 716-796-7311SPREAD THE WORD,AND COME HAVE FUN, AND SUPPORT THE PARISH!

At Our ParishTolton: From Slave to Priest

Come, See a Great Performance Tolton, From Slave to Priest Wednesday, May 23,  at  7 p.m. at Cardinal Stepinac Hall. Free will offering.
Seating limited to 375. doors open at 5:30 PM
If a group over 10 , please call to reserve seats: Shawn 716-860-1461

75 minutes / Recommended for ages 10 & up

Writer and director Leonardo Defilippis was originally inspired to produce Tolton while on tour in the Diocese of Springfield. “I gave a performance at St. Boniface Church in Quincy, Illinois, and there I encountered Augustus Tolton,” he explains. “I immediately began considering his life as a dramatic subject.” The late Francis Cardinal George not only encouraged Defilippis’ idea, but also sent financial support for the project shortly before his death in 2015.

Fr. Tolton’s compelling story has the potential to renew the faith of Catholics of every ethnicity, encourage vocations, bring hope to communities desperately in need of healing, and inspire all to work for reconciliation and peace by following his heroic example. “I pray that all can know Fr. Tolton’s holiness and friendship.” says Defilippis. “I also pray that through this project, African Americans will no longer wonder if their story – which is really our story – is worth hearing.”

At Our ParishHoly Week Schedule

Tuesday, March 27:
6 to 7 p.m. CONFESSIONS

Holy Thursday, March 29:
7:00 p.m.: Mass of the Last Supper.
(Adoration at the Altar of Repose until 10:00 p.m.)

Good Friday, March 30:
2:30 p.m.: Stations of the Cross.
3:00 p.m.: Passion Readings.
6 to 7 p.m.: Confessions.
7:00 p.m.; Stations of the Cross in Croatian.

Holy Saturday, March 31:
3:00 p.m. Blessing of food baskets in the church.
8:00 p.m. Vigil Mass for Easter.

Easter Sunday, (Resurrection of the Lord), April 1:
9:00 a.m. English Mass.
10:15 a.m. Croatian Mass.

Area Event2018 – ST. GIANNA MOLLA

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 6 p.m.The 7th Annual Benefit Banquet for the St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center will be held Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 6 p.m. at the Millenium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave, Cheektowaga,. Tickets are $65.00 per person/students $50.00. The deadline for reservations is February 19th. Forms are available in the vestibule of the church, or register online at>Advocary & Catholic Social Teaching->Pro-Life->St. Gianna Molla Center. We would like to have a table for our parish, so if you are interested in going please contact Jane Mead (827-1923) to let her know.

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Sunday, February 25th, 2018 – from 8 a.m. to 12 NoonScrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, corn bread, breakfast roll, coffee, tea, milk and juice.Presale tickets: $7.00;Tickets bought at the door of our hall: $9.00.Tickets will be sold in the vestibule of our church after Mass on February 4, 11 and 18.

At Our Parish2018 – BINGO DINNER

Saturday, February 17th, 2018“Spaghetti Dinner”2 meatballs with spaghetti, salad, bread andcoffee or tea!$8.00


Sunday, February 4 at 10:00 a.m. OR Wednesday, February 7 at 7:00 p.m. Anyone who is out of High School, has been Baptized and made their First Holy Communion has an opportunity to be Confirmed at the Easter Vigil. Eight sessions will be held and each session will last l.5 hours.

At Our Parish2018 – BINGO DINNER

Saturday, February 10th, 2018“Pigs in the Blanket Dinner”2 pigs in the blanketa side of scalloped potatoes, mixed vegetables, bread,coffee or tea and 1 slice apple strudel!$9.00

At Our Parish2017 – Thanksgiving Bake Sale

On Sunday, November 19th, 2017 the Thanksgiving Bake Sale will be held at our Cardinal Stepinac Auditorium from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dates of preparation will be announced in next Sundays (11/05/17) bulletin.

At Our Parish2017 – 100th Anniversary Dinner

On Sunday, September 17th, 2017 the 100th Anniversary Dinner will be held at our Cardinal Stepinac Auditorium

Our Croatian Roman Catholic Church is celebrating 100 years as a parish!

1917 – 2017

This is a great celebration!

We thank God that our parish has survived 100 years!

January 8, 1917
One hundred years ago, on January 8th, 1917, Bishop Dougherty of Buffalo appointed Rev. Father Leon Josip Medic, O.F.M. as pastor creating the Croatian parish of “Our Lady of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.”

Jan. 28, 1917 – First Baptism – Steven J. Markovich
Jan. 18, 1922 – 100th Funeral

– Congratulations on 100 Years from the Conventual Franciscans of the Province of St Jerome in Croatia! Goto:

100 godina hrvatske katoličke župe “Our Lady of Bistrica”

Feast of Blessed
Aloysius Cardinal Stepinac
Friday, February 10, 2017
Nineteenth Liturgical Feast of the Blessed Aloysius Cardinal Stepinac. This was decreed by Pope John Paul II at the beatification ceremony of Blessed Aloysius in Marija Bistrica, Croatia, on October 3rd, 1998. This date is also the anniversary of his saintly martyr’s death in Krasic, Croatia, on February 10, 1960.

If you have artifacts or photographs to loan or donate for display in our museum, contact Nancy Kezman-Amadori at (716) 725-5406!


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"Lawn Fete" "July 22-23" 2017 "Terry Buckwald" Maestral Lamb Pork Cevapici Sarma "Kid's Games" "Baked Goods" croatian "Croatian food" "Croatian dessert" "croatian music" "theme basket" raffle "roasted pork sandwich" hamburger "croatian sausage"
Come to our Lawn Fete on July 22-23, 2017. Hosting Terry Buckwald and Maestral. Serving Lamb, Pork, Cevapici and Sarma. We will have Kid’s Games, a Baked Goods sale and much Croatian food’ many Croatian desserts and a lot of Croatian music. Win a theme basket in the raffle. Buy a roasted pork sandwich, a hamburger or Croatian sausage to take home with you!

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Come join us at our 100th Year Anniversary Celebration and Dinner with Bishop Malone on September 17, 2017!

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