Welcome to Our Lady of Charity! As a Roman Catholic Parish we strive to bring people to a closer encounter with Jesus through all that we do. Our Parish welcomes the stranger, the outcast, the forgotten and encourages all in their growth as disciples. Please know that you are always welcome here, and I hope you avail yourself of the many opportunities to grow in your personal relationship with Jesus at our parish. God Bless and Keep Smiling :)

-Fr. Bryan Zielenieski

Vicar, Southeast Buffalo Vicariate

Pastor, Our Lady of Charity Parish

Canonical Administrator, South Buffalo Catholic School


Weekend Mass Schedule


4:00pm Vigil: St. Ambrose Site


8:30am: Holy Family Site

10:00am: St. Ambrose Site

11:30am: Holy Family Site

7:00pm: St. Ambrose Site

Daily Mass Schedule

Monday - Friday


Monday: Holy Family Site

Tuesday: St. Ambrose Site

Wednesday: St. Ambrose Site

Thursday: St. Ambrose Site

Friday: Holy Family Site 

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Upcoming Events

Check out everything going on at Our Lady of Charity!

Family Mass

First Sunday of every month, 10:00am Mass - St. Ambrose site

Join us on the first Sunday of the month at the 10:00am Mass for a more family/children-centered liturgy. Families can sign up to do the readings, bring up the gifts, etc. 

South Buffalo / Holy Family Architectural Tours

Second Sunday of every month - Holy Family site

Following the 11:30am Mass 

Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Every Friday at 3:00pm - St. Ambrose site

Fr. Sam will be leading the Chaplet of Divine Mercy (a five-minute prayer based on Rosary beads) every week on Fridays at 3:00pm inside the St. Ambrose worship site (unless bulletin states otherwise). Jesus promised tremendous graces to those who pray it and for those whom the prayer is offered. Please assemble prior to 3:00pm as the prayer will promptly begin at 3:00pm. Easy-to-follow instructions will be provided. Please bring your own rosary (counting on your fingers is fine, too).

Pot O' Gold Meeting 

Tuesday, November 12th, 6:00pm - OLCP Meeting Room

It's time again to get our March FUNdraiser underway. Please join us at the first planning meeting on Tuesday, November 12th, at 6:00pm in the OLCP Meeting Room (St. Ambrose site). Feel free to bring a friend and lots of money making ideas! 

St. Vincent de Paul: Guest Speaker 

Wednesday, November 13th, 6:30pm - OLCP Meeting Room

Dawn Vanderkooi, a 2-1-1 Contact Center Representative, will discuss the 2-1-1 Referral System at the Nov. 13th meeting of our SVDP parish conference at the Parish Office, beginning at 6:30 pm. Parishioners are invited to attend this presentation. If you have questions, please call Audrey at 825-8392. (SVDP members will meet at 6:00 pm for a short business meeting.)

Sacramental Enrollment: First Reconciliation 

Sunday, November 17th, 10:00am & 11:30am Masses

Children who have previously registered for receipt of this sacrament MUST attend either the 10:00am Mass (St. Ambrose site) or the 11:30am Mass (Holy Family site). 

SummerFest Meeting 

Wednesday, November 20th, 6:00pm - Parish Center

And so it begins! There is a SummerFest meeting on Wednesday, November 20th at 6:00pm in the Parish Center, and now is the time to get on board! We are hoping to secure captains for SummerFest 2020 and discuss changing the way we enlist volunteers. We will also be going over the evaluations from this past year and discussing how we can come up with ways to make our 2020 event even more of a success. Our Lady of Charity you! Please come! 

The Giving Tree Project

Saturday, November 23rd - Sunday, December 8th 

The season of giving is upon us once again! The tree is going up the weekend of November 23/24. We are focusing on the needs of Compass House, Baker Victory Services, the Bishop Kmiec Food Pantry, South Buffalo Community Table, St. Patrick's Friary, and the Buffalo Peace Center.

We ask that you select an ornament or two and return the item(s) wrapped with the ornament attached no later than Sunday, December 8th. The gift suggestions on the ornaments are from the agencies' needs/wish lists and are very much needed. 

It is through your kindness and generosity that many will know the joys of Christmas morning.  

Sacramental Enrollment: First Eucharist 

Sunday, November 24th, 10:00am & 11:30am Masses

Children who have previously registered for receipt of this sacrament MUST attend either the 10:00am Mass (St. Ambrose site) or the 11:30am Mass (Holy Family site). 

Thanksgiving Day Community Mass

Thursday, November 28th, 9:00am - Holy Family site

Come together with the parish family of St Teresa to give thanks to God for our many blessings. Blessed bread will be distributed.  


An Irish Christmas Starring Andy Cooney

Tuesday, December 3rd - Lucarelli's Banquet Hall

More info to come!