Jan 19

Albert Lenhard Family Scholarship

Albert Lenhard Family Scholarship


The Albert Lenhard Family Scholarship Fund was established in 1985

through a bequest of the estate of Albert M. Lenhard. The Scholarship was

developed to assist applicants who wanted to continue their formal education

beyond high school at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

To be eligible for the Scholarship the candidate will have to be residing in

the geographic boundaries of the Catholic Churches of Central Buffalo: (Blessed

Trinity, SS Columba Brigid, St. Ann, St. Katherine Drexel, St. Lawrence and St.

Martin De Porres).

The recipients of the 2017 Scholarship this year were both from St. Ann’s

prior to its closing.  One of our Altar Servers, Christopher Augustin, a Senior at

Canisius High School, and Jean Bosco Ndayishimiye, husband and father of

four, who’s working on his LPN license. Congratulations. You’re both so

deserving. They both attend Mass at SS. Columba-Brigid’s where Fr. Roy

Herberger is the pastor.


Jan 17

Photos: Martin Luther King Jr. Mass and Celebration held at Holy Cross Church

These are photos taken at the Martin Luther King Jr. Diocesan Mass and Celebration at Holy Cross Church on Sunday, January 15, 2017. Thank you to all from the Saint Ann’s community who came and participated.

Click on images for full view

Jan 15

Sr. Rosemary Anthony in Stella Niagara Infirmary

For those of you that attended St. Ann’s School or Church, you certainly know Sr. Rosemary Anthony as either principal or perhaps even your teacher. She was recently placed in the Infirmary at Stella Niagara, where she, we’re sure, is getting the best of care. Please keep her in your prayers so that she will be able to come home without pain very soon.

Cards may be sent to:
4421 Lower River Rd. Infirmary, Stella Niagara NY 14144-1001


Jan 13

Diocesan Mass Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. on January 15th

The Saint Ann’s worship community participates in the Diocesan Mass Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. each year.

We invite you to join us on Sunday, January 15, 2017 for Mass at Holy Cross Church at 10:00 am.

Here is Holy Cross Church’s website—> http://www.holycrossbuffalo.com/

Directions to Holy Cross can be found by clicking here—>


Dec 30

You can still order our 2017 Saint Ann’s Calendar

We still have our 2017 Saint Ann’s Calendar for purchase.

Click here to view order form and directions on how to purchase—>

This is a great way to support the Friends of Saint Ann’s and our efforts to Save Saint Ann’s.

The calendar is full of beautiful photos of Saint Ann’s Church and Shrine.

God bless you for your continued support!

You can also order online through Debit/Credit card via PayPal below.

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Jul 24

Photo Gallery: Day one of St. Ann Triduum

Thank you to everyone who came out to pray with us at Saint Ann’s tonight. Our annual St. Ann Triduum continues Monday and Tuesday at 7pm.

Click here for more info—> http://www.saintannbuffalo.org/?p=1746

Click on images for full view and open gallery…

Jul 08

Alex Hudymiak

Jul 05

Join us for the Annual St. Ann Triduum Celebration at St. Ann Church and Shrine

Annual St. Ann Triduum Celebration at St. Ann Church and Shrine

651 Broadway (at Emslie St.)

July 24 – 25 – 26, 2016

Sunday  July  24

7 P.M.       Outdoor Rosary and Prayers to St. Ann

Monday  July  25

7 P.M.       Outdoor Rosary and Prayers to St. Ann — Prayers for Healing

Tuesday July  26:  Feast of St. Ann

7 P.M.       Outdoor Rosary and Prayers to St. Ann

Rain or Shine!

Feel free to bring lawn chairs

Join us in honoring the Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Grandmother of Jesus

(click here to download pdf file for Triduum to share)


St. Ann’s Church and Shrine

P.O. Box 782

Buffalo, NY 14240-0782




May 16

Photos & Video: Rosary Mob III at Saint Ann’s

Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday, May 7th and joined with the Friends of Saint Ann’s in praying the Rosary. It was a wonderful day. Thank you to Buffalo Mass Mob for helping us organize.

We pray the Rosary every Saturday outside of Saint Ann’s. Click here for more info—>

Here is a video of the Rosary:

Click on images below to open gallery on Facebook…

Apr 21

Join us for a Rosary Mob on May 7th outside of Saint Ann’s!


Buffalo’s shuttered 129-year-old St. Ann Church & Shrine will receive special attention as hundreds will gather for Buffalo Mass Mob’s “Rosary Mob III” at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 07, 2016. The Friends of St. Ann’s, a group of preservationists, and Buffalo Mass Mob are co-organizing the event.

The public is asked to converge outside of the shrine, 651 Broadway at Emslie, to pray the rosary en-masse to show solidarity with parishioners who can no longer worship inside the edifice.

The rosary mob is a re-thinking of the original idea of a “Mass Mob” that was to have taken place at St. Ann’s in August of 2013. It never happened because the church was closed. This is the third “Rosary Mob” at the church. The first was in May of 2014.

“Saint Ann’s was originally one of the churches we thought of when organizing the group,” said Christopher Byrd, co-founder of Buffalo Mass Mob. “Working with the Friends of Saint Ann’s in doing a Rosary Mob will help raise awareness about this incredible church and efforts to save it. This is a great opportunity for the community to come and show their support for Saint Ann’s.”

The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has closed the structure to the public since 2012.

“We have been praying outside of St. Ann’s Church since 2013 and are hoping hundreds will join us so we can show them the dedication of our core of parishioners, who sadly have been kept away from their iconic shrine since its closing,” remarked Martin Ederer, a St. Ann parishioner who is also history professor at SUNY Buffalo State. “If we could only show these people the incredible interior of St. Ann’s, they would know why we are still here seeking a solution we can all be proud of.”

The church was built by the congregation of St. Ann in 1878-1886 and features stained glass windows by Royal Bavarian Art Works in Munich, Germany, and statuary that is considered rare and priceless. The gothic structure was designed by the famed Francis Himpler of New York City. The church’s congregation opened the east side landmark without debt over 125 years ago.

The shrine in Buffalo has, since 1886, conveyed the same graces as the international shrine in Baupre, in the province of Quebec. It is a shrine to St. Ann and one of few parishes built solely by the hand of its parishioners, common German immigrants. The main tower rises over 12 stories tall and contains the largest swinging bell in Buffalo. The clock in the high tower is a weight-driven 1895 Howard mechanical pendulum clock that had to be hand-wound once a week until its weight rewind system was electrified in the late 1930s. The clock, designed to strike every fifteen minutes, still functions.

Supporters of Saint Ann’s won an appeal with the Vatican in 2014 to keep the church open as a house of worship.

“The Friends of Saint Ann’s want to work with the Buffalo Diocese to come up with a feasible plan to restore the church and open its doors,” stated Ron Bates, a parishoner and member of the Friends of St. Ann’s.

The Buffalo Mass Mob movement, started in the Queen City, has been covered by local, national and international press and has inspired groups in over twenty other cities to start their own.

More information on St. Ann’s Church and Shrine, including a video of the church’s history, is available atwww.SaintAnnBuffalo.org. Information on the Rosary Mob and Mass Mob is available atwww.BuffaloMassMob.org.

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