Welcome Fr Aaron Kulczyk, our parochial vicar!
Greetings friends and parishioners!
My name is Fr. Aaron Kulczyk and I am your new Parochial Vicar! As I begin my ministry in both of our parishes, I hope this introduction can start our relationship on the right foot!
I was born in Buffalo, and raised in Batavia N.Y. The son of two N.Y.S. Correction Officers, I would say that I had a particularly normal childhood. I have one brother Joseph, 15 months older than myself to the day! In growing up in Batavia and with the end of High School rapidly approaching, I knew I wanted to do something different with my life, this is when I began pursuing the vocation of the priesthood. After some time of prayer and discernment, I applied and was accepted as a seminarian for the Diocese of Buffalo in the summer of 2010. I began my seminary formation St. Mark Seminary in Erie P.A. In which I studied at Gannon University for my undergraduate studies, earning my bachelors in philosophy with a minor in history.
Deciding to continue my vocation to the priesthood beyond my college studies, I studied at Chris the King Seminary for five years, until I was ordained to the priesthood on June 1st 2019. During this time, I was privileged to know many different parish communities and ministry assignments, from SS. Peter and Paul in Hamburg, to Our Lady of Pompeii in Lancaster (my first summer assignment!). Since my ordination to the priesthood, I have ministered at both St. Gabriel’s in Elma, and at Holy Family Parish in Albion. I have truly been blessed to have met and ministered to tremendous people, filled with faith and the holy spirit, and am looking forward for continuing my journey as a priest with all of you! May God be with you during this time, and I hope to get to know you all soon!
In Christ, Fr. Aaron Kulczyk.
Thursday evenings 6-6:25 PM
Saturday 3:30 PM-4:25 PM
First Friday of each month 12pm-6pm.
Prayer before the tabernacle is available daily in the church from 8 AM to 7 PM.
PARISH OFFICE HOURS
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - 9am - 4:30pm;
Thursday - 9am - 7pm and Sunday- 9am - 1pm.
Phone: (716) 683-6522
EMERGENCIES OR ANOINTING
Please call (716) 683-6522 ext. 105 day or night
BINGO IS RETURNING AUGUST 1st!
Location: SS. Peter & Paul Auditorium (Laverack Ave.)
Sundays at 2 PM and Tuesdays at 7 PM
doors open one hour before
Our Mission and Vision
Our Lady of Pompeii is a Eucharistic faith community committed to bringing people to Christ.
We are a family of families who make God the center of our lives by prayerfully seeking ways to sacrifice and serve, following the model of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
JULY IS THE MONTH OF THE MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD
The month of July traditionally honors the Most Precious Blood of Jesus. It is the blood of Christ, the Lamb of God, which cleanses us from sin—therefore the Church developed a devotion to Jesus' physical blood and its mystical power, just as it did for His Sacred Heart from which His blood poured out on the Cross. The Precious Blood of Jesus courses through the Church spiritually, giving eternal life to the Body of Christ through the sacraments. Many saints had a devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus, especially St. Catherine of Siena. Devotion to the Precious Blood spread widely through the preaching of Saint Gaspar del Bufalo, who was a 19th-century priest and the founder of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. This devotion was later approved and recommended by the Holy See. The feast day of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus is July 1st.
"Trust the past to God's mercy, the present to God's love, and the future to God's Providence." - Saint Augustine of Hippo