“We, the Parish of St. Louis, Mother Church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, are committed to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ, through the celebration of the sacraments, education and service to our community.”
COVID-19 UPDATE: AS OF JUNE 15, 2021
Please read the new interim guidelines posted by the Diocese on the News page on 6/17/21.
Masks are now optional for fully vaccinated people.
We will still be broadcasting all 3 livestream masses each weekend.
The obligation to attend Sunday Mass now resumes, effective the weekend of June 5-6, 2021, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ in our dioceses. Please read the full letter on the Parish News page posted 5/24/21.
COVID-19 Update: Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021
We offer an update to our current diocesan guidelines, effective May 22-23, 2021. Please read the document posted in the Parish News section on 5/20/21 for complete details. Please note some highlights:
At all Masses and parish events, masks (covering nose and mouth) should continue to be worn upon entry and exit, and at any time where there is movement or a closeness to others, for instance, when the Communion procession forms. (Ministers of the Eucharist should be masked when distributing Communion as should those receiving.)
When seated, or when at an outdoor gathering, masks may be removed/ relaxed at the discretion of the individual.
Distance in the Church for seating remains at six feet of separation between households.
The CDC has recommended that school-age children continue to wear masks, at least for the short term.
St. Louis Church has reopened for all masses due to the the Supreme Court of the United States issuing an opinion in the case of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, New York on 11/25/20. Please see the News post on 11/26 for more information.
Parishes must continue to:
Follow all CDC guidelines and advice of medical professionals, including continuing to observe six foot physical distance.
Continue to require the use of face masks at all liturgies and follow other well-established diocesan policies for the celebration of Masses.
Livestream Masses at Other Parishes
Click the link below to access a list of other local Parishes that offer livestream.