14 Holy Helpers Parish

Welcome to Fourteen Holy Helpers!

Burchfest 2023

The West Seneca Chamber of Commerce is going to introduce new town-wide event in September, BurchFest 2023: A Celebration of the Charles Burchfield Family. This event will take place at numerous West Seneca venues on Saturday, Sept. 23. “This is a continuation of our efforts to promote West Seneca as an arts tourism destination while building on the Burchfield family legacy,” said Joe Kirchmyer, executive director of the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce. “While most of the events will take place in The Charles Burchfield Gardenville District in the Union Road – Clinton Street corridor, there will be additional events happening all day long at select West Seneca locations.”

14 Holy Helpers is going to play a an important part in this event as we will be one of the venues playing a key role in the celebration. Our church will be open to the public from 11:00 am till 3:00 pm. Members of our Parish Council will act as hosts and hostesses for visitors and we’ll have some of our parish historical artifacts on display..

The town and the West Seneca Chamber of Commerce hope to make this fun-filled celebration of the arts an annual occurrence. More information is available at the Chamber of Commerce website at … Burchfest 2023 LINK.

Bazaar 2023

With the days getting shorter and the temps starting to cool down we know that Fall is coming to WNY. One of the great traditional events in the Fall is our 14 Holy Helpers Bazaar. This will be the 62nd edition of the Bazaar which is organized by our Ladies Sodality and it will be held on Sunday November 12 from 12:30 – 4:30 pm. The Sodality has a lot of fun activities planned, prizes to win, and a BBQ Chicken Dinner to eat. Online specials for Theme Baskets will not be available for sale at the door … you need to purchase them in advance at this website. Last year we sold out the dinners so buy your dinner tickets online now. More details along with links for online purchases are available at … Bazaar 2023 LINK.

Plan on bringing your family … Everyone is welcome!

Family of Parishes Update

The planning process for our Family of Parishes #7 is starting to move along. In the couple of weeks there will be a training session for those people who have stepped forward as representatives to the Pillar groups. Remember, all of the five parishes in our family of parishes are being asked to provide parishioners who will represent each parish in regard to the pillars of parish life. There are 6 Church Pillars: Liturgy, Spiritual Life, Forming Disciples, OutReach / InReach, Stewardship & Administration. These are the 6 key areas of the Church that require constant planning, monitoring and evaluation within each Family of Parishes and will create the Family Action Plan.

To date we have had 14 people step forward as Pillar representatives and back-ups. Their willingness to represent our parish is greatly appreciated. They will work with the Pillar representatives from the other parishes in our family to help shape the creation of our Parish Family Action Plan. Additional information on the renewal program and the family of parishes is available on this website. Look to the Main Menu at the top of this page under “Family of Parishes”. Contact the Rectory with any specific questions … call at 716-674-2374 during business hours or email to Rectory @14hh.org.

Support those who Support Us

We have been blessed to enjoy the support of our local business community over the past year. They have provided our parish, and the events and services we produce, with money, products, and services donations. Through their generous donations we have been able to generate needed revenue to work toward our mission and serve the local community.

Due to the recent coronavirus health crisis, many businesses have been forced to either temporarily close or operate in a restricted environment. Even those not as directly impacted have had to operate in a new world of social distancing, working environment cleansings, or managing a remote work force. Our supporting businesses stood up to help 14 Holy Helpers when we called … Businesses that Support 14 Holy Helpers LINK. Please consider supporting them with your patronage when you are in need of the goods or services that they provide to the community. Thank them and let them know that 14 Holy Helpers appreciates their support.

On-Line Giving

On-line giving to 14 Holy Helpers is processed through a program managed by Vanco Payment Solutions.  Vanco is a large on-line payment processor for faith based organizations and is used by a number of parishes in the Diocese of Buffalo. As a PCI Level 1 compliant service provider they are dedicated to protecting the security and privacy of our donors.

Making your payments on-line is easy.  You can access our on-line system by clicking the blue Offering button found in the right hand column of our Home Page (see button below).  You have the option to set up a donor profile to save your information for multiple donations … or make a one time donation without setting up a profile.  Donations can be made via credit card or ACH withdrawal from a checking or savings account.

The system is available now.  Call the Parish Business Administrator, Kate Wypij, at the Rectory (716) 674-2374 with any questions.

Parish Pictorials

We have started to collect the history of our parish life through photographs. If you have any pictures that you would like to share with us please contact our Webteam. Our current collection can be seen at the following link … 14 HH Pictorial.

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