All Saints Parish is a community of diverse people, rooted in a heritage of faith, united by the Eucharist and the Word of God. Following Christ’s example, we seek through a variety of ministries, to know, love and serve God and one another and to extend our prayer and stewardship to the missions in the spirit of all the saints.
Saturday Vigil 4:00pm
Sunday 8:30am and 11:00am
Weekdays in the Chapel:
Monday - Friday 7:30am
Wednesday (October - May) 5:30 pm
Please see calendar for Holy Day Masses
Confessions heard Saturday at 3:00pm, other times by appointment.
Eucharistic Adoration every Wednesday Noon - 5:00 pm in the Chapel
The Chapel is located inside the Parish Hall adjacent to the Church at 76 Church Street.
Sunday: one Sunday a month as announced
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Come ONE; come ALL - All Saints Parish of Lockport presents a Christmas program “Do You Hear What I Hear”. An evening of caroling, trivia, fellowship, prayer and surprises awaits you. Come learn interesting facts about some of your favorite Christmas Carols and join us in song as we celebrate the Christmas season.
When: December 6, 2017
Where: All Saints Parish Hall – 76 Church Street, Lockport
This event is FREE to the public. A goodwill offering of Peanut Butter and Jelly to benefit Lockport’s Annual PB&J food drive would be appreciated.
Light refreshments will be served.
The Oplatki Christmas Tradition
The tradition of the Oplatki originated in Poland during Early Christian times. This Christmas Custom began with a simple white wafer, baked from flour and water. The wafers are wonderfully designed to display Christmas images, such as the Nativity.
The Oplatki are enjoyed by families typically right before the Christmas Eve meal. The entire family will gather around the table with the Oplatek. Generally the eldest member of the family will begin the ritual by breaking off a piece of the wafer to eat and then passing the rest of the wafer to another family member with a blessing. This blessing can simply consist of what you desire for your loved one in the coming year – whether it be good health, success, or happiness. The purpose of this act is primarily to express ones unconditional love and forgiveness for each member of his or her family.
The significance of the Oplatki Christmas wafer is in that it shadows the Eucharistic meal that Catholics participate in at each Mass. Just as we share in the Eucharist as one family in Christ and receive Christ’s love through the Eucharist, the Oplatki allows for one’s immediate family to come together and share the love they have for one another. This symbolism is deepened by the fact that the name of the town where Jesus Christ was born, Bethlehem, means “House of Bread,” which makes the Oplatki tradition an especially beautiful way to celebrate the charity and unity so characteristic of the Christmas season.
The Christmas Oplatki will be available for you to take home and share with your family beginning the First Sunday of Advent (December 2nd and 3rd). They’ll be located on a table by the Communion railing. A basket will also be there should you desire to leave a free-will offering for the Oplatki.
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Consider This .....
Thanksgiving Eve Mass and Blessing of Bread Wednesday, November 22 at 7:00 pm
Mass Intentions for the period January 1 - August 30, 2018 are open
Music Ministry is looking for adults and children to take part in the Christmas liturgies
Graves are available for purchase in the newly opened Section C of St. Patrick's Cemetery. Call 433-3707 x 409 for an appointment or more information.
St. Patrick's Cemetery Volume II is now available in the Parish Office, cost is $27.
Save the Date...
December 6: Do You Hear What I Hear?
December 8: Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, a Holy Day of Obligation
December 10: Breakfast with Santa and Christmas Cookie Walk
December 15: Christmas caroling, pizza and a movie
For all of these events, see the website or bulletin for details, or call the office at 433-3707.
St. Patrick's Cemetery Volume II
We are pleased to announce that the book "St. Patrick's Cemetery - Volume II" is available now in the Parish Office. The book features 160 new biographies of cemetery residents. We are attaching on this site a listing of biographies included in Volume II. Other chapters include a Cemetery History Update including the earliest known burials, and a listing of names of eastern European burials, Cemetery Caretaker Maps and Burials, Local Monument Craftsman from 1800s to 1900s, Monument Symbolism found on St Patrick's monuments and a complete Lot Owner Listing. This years cover features a painting, in color, of St. Patrick's Cemetery by local artist Jack DiMaggio, who has given us permission to use this beautiful work on the cover. As with the first volume, all proceeds will be donated by the author, Shelley Richards, to the upkeep of the cemetery. Last years donation to date for Volume I was $2,600 and was matched by a local foundation - all of which will go to the upkeep of our beautiful cemetery!
Volume II (and Volume I) are available online at Niagaraarttrail.com. In-person copies are available at All Saints Parish, 76 Church St, Lockport; Ticklebridge in the Bewely Building at 12 Market St, Lockport and the Niagara County Historical Society Store, 215 Niagara St. Lockport. You can direct any questions to email@example.com
St. Patrick’s Cemetery Matching Grant
We are $5,000 short of our challenge grant goal of $25,000.
Can you help us close the gap by year end?
You will get a 2017 tax deduction for your gift, and every dollar will be doubled by the matching grant.
You may donate online at allsaintslockport.org, or by mail to: All Saints Parish Cemetery Fund, 76 Church Street, Lockport, NY 14094.
If you haven’t been by lately, stop by the cemetery this Christmas season and see the improvements these donations help to fund.
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