Church of the

7580 Clinton Street
Elma, New York 14059




Advent is a season of anticipation. The word “advent” means “coming.” We commemorate the coming of Jesus in Bethlehem; we long for the coming or return of Jesus in the fullness of time; and we are conscious of the coming or presence of Jesus at Eucharist, in the Sacraments, within the Church and in our lives. With the new liturgical year, we proclaim the Gospel According to St. Mark. In small groups we are “Breaking Open the Word” using a booklet entitled: “Insights” that helps us to reflect upon Sunday Sacred Scripture. Early in Advent “Stars of Bethlehem” and “Boxes of Joy” are attached to the glass partitions and doors of the church giving us an opportunity to select and to donate a gift for a person or family in need. Penance Services will be held in our church, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM, on Monday December 18. Neighboring priests and parishioners will join us for the Rite of Reconciliation as we celebrate God’s mercy and share the forgiveness of Jesus. Also, “Lights Are On” in the church, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, for confessions on Wednesday December 20.  

Advent is a time to recall the cry of early Christians:  Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!” 



Mass Schedule

Weekend Masses: 

Saturday 5:00 PM, 

Sunday 8:00 AM, 11:00 AM

Sunday 5:00 PM 

Check the bulletin each week for daily Mass schedules and Holy Day times.


Confessions are heard each Saturday at 4:00 PM, or by appointment.

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Donation in the Big Blue Barrel for December:

White Kitchen Trash Bags

Thank you for all you have done! Please continue to be generous.  

FISH can always use paper or plastic garbage bags.

Please protect the barrel - it is not for disposal of garbage.


Stewardship is having the wisdom to understand that everything we have is a gift from God.

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