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
Chili Cook-Off 2017
From the Pastor's Desk
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St, Patrick's Cemetery Challenge 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.
In the event of inclement weather, check this space for closings / cancellations, or wgrz.com/closings
December 11: Planning meeting for our 10th anniversary celebration
December 15: Christmas caroling, pizza and a movie
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.
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 are available in church now, located by the Communion railing near the lectern. A basket will also be there should you desire to leave a free-will offering for the Oplatki.
Save the Date...
December 20: Decorate the church for Christmas
4th Sunday of Advent:
Vigil Saturday December 23 at 4:00 pm
Sunday December 24 at 8:30 am and 11:00 am
Vigils: Sunday December 24 Family Liturgy and Pageant 4:00 pm; Mass 10:00 pm
December 25: 8:30 am and 11:00 am
February 3 - 4: All Saints Parish 10th anniversary celebration
For all of these events, see the website or bulletin for details, or call the office at 433-3707.
Ministry Essential II Course
All Saints is pleased to host the faculty of Christ the King Seminary for Ministry Essentials II, Wednesday evenings beginning January 24th. Click here to open the brochure and registration form.