- Blue Cross Mission volunteers meet once per month to make rosaries for missions.
- This once a month event, individuals are needed to pick up donuts, set up coffee and juice, and clean up.
- Are volunteers who are assigned to a team of individuals that would staff our parish funeral breakfasts or brunches.
- Are volunteers that provide a welcoming presence and refreshments for an event outside of coffee sunday.
- Parish volunteers bring patients of the Safire Rehabilitation of the Northtowns Nursing Home to the 3rd floor meeting room for a monthly Mass at this facility.
- The role of Parish Historian is to record important events in the parish and add them to the existing history. This is one whose role is vital to the ongoing history and development of Blessed Sacrament Church.
- Is a group that knits, crochets, or wants to learn, come and join our group. Prayer shawls are lovingly handmade and are blessed by a priest or a deacon – they are available in the sacristy or in the parish office. On the World Day of the Sick, February 11th, 2018, thirty-four prayer shawls made by members of this ministry were given to individuals anointed on that day. We’d love to have you join us. We meet on the third Thursday of the month.
- Father Cotter Hall
Office Hours 11:00 – 2:00 Tuesdays, Wednesdays, 10:00 – Noon Fridays
St. Faustina’s Gate has grown over the past six years and volunteers from the parish have ensured that the ministry operates without fail. In addition to the volunteer staff that operates the pantry, we also have individuals willing to shop (with donated money) to help fill the shelves and those who bring a little muscle on days that Food Bank deliveries arrive to help unload the truck. The pantry can always use extra help – if you’d like to help in any of these areas, stop by or call 716-837-2544 on Wednesdays between 11 am and 2 pm and our tireless director, Gloria, will be happy to explore options with you.
Our food pantry, St. Faustina’s Gate, is an important resource in our Ken-Ton community for those who struggle to provide nutritious meals for themselves and their families. The pantry routinely fulfills about 100 requests for food each and every month. Thank you to the dedicated team of volunteers who provide compassionate service to these families each week. Additionally, sincere appreciation goes out the people who support the pantry with monetary donations and to the many people who participate in “Yes We Can”.
I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. Matthew 25:35-36