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Parish Mission Statement

We, the faith community of Infant of Prague Parish, united in the Holy Spirit celebrate the presence of Christ in Word, Sacrament, and each other.  We strive to build up the kingdom of God in a spirit of fellowship and service.  We welcome all to journey with us as we continue to mature in our faith by our worship of God and our reaching out to our brothers and sisters in need.

 

 

 

 

 

                       

 

 

TEACHING ON CREMATION: Because cremation continues to gain in popularity and is becoming much more common among Catholics, Bishop Richard Malone has asked us to share with our parishioners the most recent teaching of the Church on this option. Pope Francis has directed the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to publish new instructions reaffirming teaching that the Catholic Church is not opposed to cremation, while continuing to recommend that cremated remains of the deceased be buried in Catholic cemeteries or other sacred spaces, such as a church or an area set aside for burial. The Church does not allow for the cremated remains to be placed in a residence, nor are they to be scattered in the air, on land or at sea, or preserved in mementos, such as jewelry or other objects. Church teaching also prohibits cremated remains from being divided among family members. Cremation was permitted by the Catholic Church in 1963 and incorporated into Canon Law in 1983. Catholics need to understand the Church teaching that surrounds cremation and burial of cremated remains, so there are no misunderstandings at the time of death. Call Catholic Cemeteries at 873-6500 or visit www.buffalocatholiccemeteries.org for more information regarding cremation burial. Your attention is also directed to the March issue of our diocesan Catholic newspaper, the Western New York Catholic, for additional information.

                      

              

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our parish seminarians.....MICHAEL JOHNSON AND ERIC EGGERT

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MICHAEL JOHNSON

Second Theology 
Home Town:  Cheektowaga, NY
Home Parish:  Infant of Prague, Cheektowaga, NY
Education:  Community College of the Air Force-A.A.S. Information Systems Technology; Buffalo State College-B.A. Philosophy, Minor in Religious Studies
Work Experience:  Public Safety Dispatcher-Grand Island Fire Company (2014-2016) & Town of Tonawanda (2005-2011); Ambulance Dispatcher-AMR (formerly Rural/Metro Medical Services) (2014-2016); Coordinator of Spiritual Life-St. John the Baptist Parish, Lockport (2013)
Honorably discharged U.S. Air Force Veteran, served from 1995-2003

Fourth Philosophy at St. Mark Seminary (Gannon University), Erie, PA
Home Parish:  Infant of Prague, Cheektowaga, NY
Home Town:  Cheektowaga, NY
Education:  St. Mary's High School, Lancaster
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Our pastoral year seminarian....

   
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ROBERT CONTARIN

Second Theology 
Home Town: Tonawanda, NY
Home Parish: St. Amelia, Tonawanda, NY
Education: Niagara University - Religious Studies; St. Joseph Collegiate Institute, Kenmore; St. Amelia Grammar School, Tonawanda
Work Experience: worked in family pizzeria - Leonardi's Pizzeria, Inc.; assistant trainer for Ken-Ton Soccer Association

Our summer assignment seminarian...
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JEFFREY DONOVAN

Pre-Theology I 
Home Town: Buffalo, NY
Home Parish: Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Lackawanna, NY
Education: Canisius College - B.A. in Philosophy, Religious Studies/Theology, and Classics with minors in Anthropology and Catholic Studies (2017); Alumnus of WNY Maritime, Buffalo, NY.

 

The Marriage Counseling Center of Catholic Charities offers two locations (Amherst and West Seneca) and is a unique resource in Western New York because of its dedication to counseling couples for more than 50 years. Services are provided by master's level therapists who specialize in couples' treatment, pre-marital counseling and individual counseling for relationship problems. Last year the center assisted more than 4,000 people! To refer a couple, simply give the interested party our phone number, 716-839-4406, and have them call our office between 5:45am-4:45pm weekdays. Find Catholic Charities at http://www.ccwny.org.
 
 

 

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IOP is a Erie county nutrition and stay fit site!  Seniors, come for a delicious meal, community and excercises!  Call Lin for info and reservations @ 632-9574

 


 


 


 

 


RCIA classes ongoing throughout the year......

Do you know anyone wondering about the church?  "Why do Catholics do that?"  Do you or someone you know need to be confirmed?  RCIA, the rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is the answer and the beginning!  Please call the parish center to register and for info...634-3660.



Please check the weekly bulletin for a complete list of Parish news, announcements, and events. Click HERE to download Infant of Prague online bulletins.

 


 

Mass Schedule

Saturday Vigil: 4:00 pm
Sunday: 8:30 am & 10:30 am
Weekday Masses:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 am
Confessions:
Saturday 2:30-3:30 pm and after any daily Mass on request
Anointing of the Sick:
After any daily Mass on request and the last Monday of the month at the 8:30 am Mass
First Friday Adoration:
9:00 am - 6:00 pm