St Mary's welcomes all to our humble country church with open arms and strong faith. Whether you are camping , hunting or out for a Sunday drive please stop by for Sunday mass.



Regular Mass Schedule

 St Mary's

   Sunday 11:15 AM

 St Joseph's Gowanda

  Saturday 4:30 PM

  Sunday  8:00 AM &





Check out this informative website.


S Joe's Gowanda Parish




Please call St Joseph's Rectory at  716 532-5100 for information. 


The Diocese of Buffalo, at the direction of Bishop Malone, has developed a new page on its website to guide anyone who may need to report abuse, misconduct or fraud.  Options include:  (1) Call 911 (if imminent danger exists)/law enforcement (2) Contact the Victims Assistance Coordinator (3) Contact EthicsPoint (Navex Global).

Please find the link, here, to this new page:  https://www.buffalodiocese.org/reportabusemisconductfraud








Whats New

Christmas Coffee hour and Welcome Reception for Father Innocent Sunday, December 1st immediately following Mass.  All are welcome!


We welcome our new Priest, Father Innocent Diala to St. Mary's in Cattaraugus and St. Joseph's in Gowanda.  He is starting November 7, 2019.  Father has been a Priest for over 25 years and has been with the Diocese of Buffalo for over 5 years.  He is originally from Nigeria.



Volunteers Needed!

Our local Senior Citizen Center is in desperate need of volunteers to deliver routes.  Please call (716) 257-3035. Their business hours are 9 am to 2 pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday All are welcome to come for lunch, contributions are $4 for 60+ years old and $5 for those under 60 years old. Their Thanksgiving party is November 22nd, and the Christmas party is December 20th.  All are welcome


Warm the Children

Love in The Name of Christ's annual drive for donations to provide new winter clothing for children in the Southtowns Area is back. You will be assisting children in our local school districts, Including Cattaraugus Little Valley Central School.  Applications are faxed to the school and verified by the school nurse.  Volunteers meet each family at Walmart so each child can choose their own coat and boots.  Please make checks payable to: Warm the Children and return to Gowanda Love INC., 15 West Main Street, Gowanda, NY 14070  Thank you and God Bless. 


Altar and Rosary News

The Altar and Rosary Society is organizing the purchase of a new nativity set for the church to be enjoyed this Christmas Season.  Stay tuned for upcoming fundraisers. Donations are welcome.



Check out whats happening at St Mary's 

currently under construction

November 24, 2019

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Nativity Viewing at St Joseph's School Building: /Portals/1/Nativity%20Viewing%20at%20St%20Joseph%27s_1.docx

St Nicholas Visit at St Josephs: /Portals/1/20191119175314513.pdf


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