Our Lady asked St. Bernadette, “would you be kind enough to come to this place …” She said yes… and look what happened! Restorations!

COME TO THE PARISH MISSION on Our Lady of Lourdes…

This Lent Fr. Shannon Collins, MSJB will return to St. Anthony's of Padua, Buffalo, to preach a Lenten mission. The conference topic will be "Our Lady of Lourdes Contra Mundum". 

Fr. Collins will celebrate Mass (High Mass) on Sunday, 3/3/19 at 9:00 a.m. The first conference will follow Mass in the parish hall at 11:00 a.m. 

The mission schedule for Monday, 3/4 through Ash Wednesday, 3/6 is as follows:  

8:00 a.m.  Low Mass

6:15 p.m. Confessions 
6:40 p.m. Rosary 
7:00 p.m. Conference  

Wednesday evening there will be distribution of ashes and a low Mass at 6:00 pm. 

There will be a free-will offering with proceeds to benefit Fr. Collins and the Missionaries of St. John the Baptist. 

Please download and print the mission prayer booklet and examination of conscience found below to assist you in obtaining the most benefit from the mission.  

Mission Booklet

Examination of Conscience 

Conference Outline


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--- Dr Erich Vermehren de Saventhem, founding President of the International Una Voce Federation, New York 1970
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Pope Benedict XVI, Given at St. Peter’s, July 7, 2007