Greetings from Fr. Tomasz Piotr Wilk OSPPE - pastor
We cordially welcome to the Mother Church of Polonia in Buffalo - Saint Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Parish.
O Lord, We lift our eyes to see your glory. We open our hearts to receive your love. We engage our minds to understand your truths. We offer our songs to praise your name. Lord, as we give you our lives, please take everything that we are, so that we may reveal your blessings in our Parish.
We have a lot of activities both spiritually and socially for parishioners of all ages.
Come join us!
Introduce yourself after Mass to Fr. Tomasz Wilk or stop by or call the rectory during the week.
Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:00pm
Sunday Masses: 8:30am, 12:00pm (Polish)/p>
8:00am everyday followed by Rosary
With access to the adjacent parish school building's large gym, our Social Hall and Marian Hall, Saint Stanislaus is always ready to offer various community social and religious activities for all ages.
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"God wills that all his gifts should come to us through Mary" (St. Bernard)
It was in Rome, towards the end of the eighteenth century, one fine evening in May. A child of the poor gathered his companions around him and led them to a statue of Mary, before which a lamp was burning, as is the custom in that holy city. There, these fresh young voices sang the Litany of our Lady. The next day, the little group, followed by other children, again gathered at the feet of the Mother of God. Next came their mothers, to join the little assembly. Soon, other groups were formed, and the devotion rapidly became popular. Holy souls, troubled by the disorderly conduct which always increases and becomes graver at the return of the pleasant springtime, saw in these growing practices the hand of God, and they cooperated with the designs of Providence by approving and promoting this new devotion, as a public and solemn act of reparation. The Month of Mary was founded.
"This is the month in which, in the churches and individual homes, the most affectionate and fervent homage of prayers and devotions from the hearts of Christians are raised to Mary. It is also the month in which from his throne descend upon us the most generous and abundant gifts of the Divine Mercy."
In our own times, we Catholics, wanting to be close to her always, offer her special presents in May: pilgrimages, visits to churches dedicated to her, little sacrifices in her honor, periods of study and well-finished work offered up to her, and a more attentive recitation of the rosary.