We are always looking for new faces to join and volunteer for our various community programs. As we like to say, “all are welcome as family” here at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church.
30 Week Club
The 30 Week Club is a fundraiser that provides fun, fellowship and entertainment for members. The $30 fee gives ticket holders 11 chances to win cash prizes. Drawings for the grand prizes are selected at a family style dinner held in the parish hall which includes music and a basket raffle.
Our mission is to promote the spiritual welfare of the men of the parish by encouraging and assisting them in observing the practice of confraternity of the Most Holy Name of Jesus. Our ministry is open to all men of the parish.
We meet on the first Tuesday of each month in the parish hall at 6:30PM.
Our mission is to enhance our parish’s quality of life by helping to improve the health of our members as well as to emphasize wellness and preventive medicine to take control of their own health. At our monthly coffee socials on the first Sunday of each month, our parish nurses are available to check your blood pressure and provide additional health information.
We also have a flu vaccine clinic in the fall. Senior exercise classes are held every Tuesday morning at 10:30AM in the parish hall.
Youth Ministry is a great way for teens to get involved with their Church, grow to love the Lord, and learn how to live a good Catholic life with others their age! Our high school group (8th-12th grade) meets every other Sunday from 6-8pm. Our Jr. High group (5th-7th grade) meet on the second Sunday of every month (starting in October) during Religious Ed (9-10:15am).
To keep up to date on fundraisers and events Like and Follow us on Facebook: Our Lady of Czestochowa Youth Group @Youthministryolc
For more information contact our Youth Minister, Kate Spadaccia:
We craft shawls for others with devoted hands and prayerful hearts. These shawls are given to anyone in need of hope, strength, healing, joy, comfort or peace.
Anyone can bring their knitting and crocheting to the rectory conference room on Wednesday from 1 PM to 2:30 PM or the second and third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 PM to 9 PM. As we work on our shawls and “lap robes”, we pray, chat and bless our projects.
If you have any questions or know of someone who is in need of extra prayers, please contact Jeanne Gisel or Suzi Hart (716) 695-6910.
Our mission is to design, plant and nurture the flowerbeds surrounding all of the buildings and in the Grotto. God sends us the sunshine, rain and blesses the work of our hands. Our volunteers meet outside church on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10AM to Noon during the spring, summer and early fall. Please join us occasionally or weekly. We appreciate all the help we can get.
Ministry of Care
Here at Our Lady of Czestochowa, the Ministry of Care team recognizes a direct connection between spirituality and the rest of life. We are concerned with the care of our parishioners in spirit, mind and body. We affirm the act of mercy dictated by Christ to care for the sick, comfort the dying and to be a beacon of encouragement, love and support to the parishioners of Our Lady of Czestochowa.
A wonderful group of parishioners offer prayer, guidance and support to those struggling with physical and emotional needs as well as spiritual ones. We minister to those who are homebound, hospitalized, dying, in assisted living/nursing home care, grieving or needing support for difficult times in their lives.
In addition, volunteers deliver a rose and birthday card to parishioners who are 80 years of age or older. The cards and roses are delivered on Tuesdays for the birthdays of the week.
We have two volunteer groups that help maintain parish property.
The purpose of “The Lord’s Housekeepers” is to see to the care and maintenance of the church interior. They perform a variety of cleaning jobs, such as dust pews and statues, water plants and fill holy water fonts, to maintain the sanctuary and the church to create a clean and welcoming environment for church members and guests. We meet every Friday morning at 9AM in the church. For more information, contact Suzi Hart (716) 695-6910.
The purpose of “The Grounds Gang” is to help the building and grounds manager to provide adequate maintenance and repairs to all parish properties to ensure a safe environment for all parishioner, guests and staff. If you have skills such as lighting, plumbing, carpentry, custodial and some time to help out, give our building and grounds manager a call.