Church of the

7580 Clinton Street
Elma, New York 14059



“Advent” means “coming.”

We become more aware of God coming and being with us:

at the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem; at the 2nd Coming of Jesus in glory;

at the moment of our death;

at worship and in the sacraments;

and quietly in the daily rhythm of ordinary life.


Advent is a season of joyful expectation of the coming of the Lord. 

We turn the porch light on as a sign of welcome anticipating the arrival of guests.  We light candles in our Advent Wreaths in Church and at home to remind us to keep vigil and to “stay awake” for the One who comes. We reflect upon Sacred Scripture and find solidarity with Jewish people long ago who awaited the Messiah. We are challenged by the great prophet Isaiah: “to beat swords into plowshares” and to envision a peaceable kingdom when “the wolf shall be the guest of the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; the calf and the young lion shall browse together, with a little child to guide them.” We are startled to hear the preaching of John, the Baptist: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” During the season Advent, we are given the awesome task to “prepare the way of the Lord.”  



Mass Schedule

Weekend Masses: 

Saturday 5:00 PM, 

Sunday 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:30 AM

Sunday 5:00 PM (Mid-September to Mid-May) 

Check the bulletin each week for daily Mass schedules.


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

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