OUR LADY HELP OF CHRISTIANS ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
HISTORIC SHRINE OF
MARIA HILF 4125 Union Road (corner of Genesee Street)
Cheektowaga, New York 14225 Phone: (716) 634-3420
Fax: (716) 634-3464
Parish Email: OLHC.Chapel@gmail.com
HOLY DAY MASSES Holy Day Vigil - 4:00 p.m.
Holy Day - 8:15 a.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Holy Day - 12:00 Noon - Tridentine Latin Mass All Holy Day Masses are celebrated in the chapel.
NOVENA in honor of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and Our Lady Help of Christians is prayed every Wednesday after the 8:15 a.m. Mass with the veneration of the First Class Relic of St. Catherine Laboure at the end of the novena.
BAPTISMS: Infant baptisms are celebrated on Sundays after the 11:00 a.m. Mass. A pre-baptismal class for expectant parents is required and arrangements for this class are made through the rectory at a time convenient for the parents.
RECONCILIATION/CONFESSIONS are available on Wednesdays from 7:30-8:00 a.m. in the chapel or on Saturdays from 3:00-3:40 p.m. in the main church (confessional closest to the baptismal font; please form a the line for confessions in the church beginning at Station XII) as well as anytime by appointment.
MARRIAGE: Engaged couples wishing to get married at Our Lady Help of Christias are to call and arrange for an initial meeting with the pastor no less than six months prior to the anticipated wedding date. NO DATES WILL BE RESERVED UNTIL THIS MEETING TAKES PLACE. Attendance at a Pre-Cana or completion of some other marriage preparation program is mandatory.
CARE/ANOINTING OF THE SICK: The family and friends of anyone going to the hospital or nursing home, or confined to home, are asked to call the rectory. Bringing the sacraments to the home can easily be arranged with a visit from Father Jeff or an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Anointing of the Sick is offered during Mass on the first Wednesday of the month or upon request. Just a reminder, due to HIPAA regulations, hospitals are no longer able to notify parishes if a patient, who is their parishioner, in in the hospital. If a loved one is hospitalized, and would like Fr. Jeff to visit them, please call the rectory.
PARISH REGISTRATION: New Members are most welcome. Registration is arranged by a personal visit to the rectory office or by telephoning the rectory. PLEASE NOTE: If you are moving out of the parish, please notify the rectory.
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: To receive a letter of recommendation to be a sponsor for Baptism or Confirmation, you must be a registered member of the parish (for at least 6 months); who regularly attends Sunday Mass and receives the sacraments. Regular use of envelopes (even if empty) indicates attendance at Mass. Sponsors are to be baptized, confirmed, and if married, have done so in conformity with the laws of the Church.