Church of the

7580 Clinton Street
Elma, New York 14059


      The Parish Office encourages the use of appointments.

Call 683-5254 or [email protected] for an appointment for documents or to arrange to have a Mass said for a loved one. Some transactions, but not all, may be done by phone, mail, and email.


Masses are now available. Please contact the Parish Office if you wish to schedule a Mass.

Please note that our Mass schedule has changed for both the weekend and weekday Masses.


Please return the form by mail or in the collection basket


John 6:1-15

What is more important, to feed the hungry, or to clothe the naked? While we would rightly say both are important, we see this question answered in our readings today. We always eat! It is a part of our daily routine, an aspect we cannot ignore. We base so many things around eating, so much in fact that Church events sometimes rely on what food is served or what is offered!

This understanding is vital to understand our scriptures today, for it shows that when we are fed, we not only continue life but are satisfied as we read about Jesus feeding the crowd. This represents Jesus not only having the ability to perform miracles, to control the world itself in multiplying the bread and fish, but in how our most basic needs are satisfied through his actions. By this understanding we are to simplify our faith and ask ourselves “how has God brought satisfaction in my life?” This question brings out humility in not demanding God to satisfy our whims and desires but to reflect on what we have already been given this day.

Our faith is centered around the sacraments, principally the Eucharist, the “bread of life.” In the most foundational ways, we are called to receive communion in the state of grace to be satisfied through God’s grace. This satisfaction is to be brought about spiritually then physically, reminding ourselves of our true calling, to live a life of holiness in this life and the next. We often fail to remember this due to the dissatisfaction we find in our world, our Church and our Diocese. To rely on Christ first and foremost is a true lesson of humility, one we must learn repeatedly in this time.

What is more important, to feed the hungry, or to clothe the naked? The answer is both through our reliance on sacramental grace. In receiving satisfaction through the sacraments, we are called to action to help others. As it was two thousand years ago in Jesus’ life, as can be today in our own.

In Christ, Fr. Aaron



If you wish to pray the Rosary with another voice the following links will provide you with that opportunity:


CLICK HERE to pray with a video of the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary


CLICK HERE to pray with a video of the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary


CLICK HERE to pray with a video of the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary


CLICK HERE to pray with a video of the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary



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Schedules for

WHEAT Family of Parishes




4 pm St. Vincent

4:30 pm Immaculate Conception


8 am Annunciation

8 am Immaculate Conception

9 am St. Joseph

9:30 am Immaculate Conception

10 am St. Vincent

10:30 am St. George

11 am Annunciation

5 pm Annunciation




9 am Annunciation

8 am Immaculate Conception


8 am St. George

8 am St. Vincent

8 am Immaculate Conception

6 pm Mass at St. Vincent


7am Annunciation

8am Immaculate Conception


8am Immaculate Conception

8am St. Joseph

6pm Mass at St. Vincent


9 am Annunciation

1st Friday Nocturnal Adoration

3rd Friday Adoration at 9:30am

8 am St. George

6 pm 1st Friday of the month only,

devotions at


8 am St. Joseph

Check the bulletin for Holy Day times.

                        Confessions at Annunciation: 4:00PM on Sunday and upon request. Anointing of the Sick on the first Sunday of the month after the 11AM Mass.


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Food Donation

for JULY

Canned Ravioli
There is always a need for 64oz. Juice and Soup
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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