Ladies of Charity conduct monthly food collections (4th Sunday) and distribution to needy families in the parish; purchase and wrapping of Christmas gifts for inner city children; preparation of Baptismal bibs; Easter baskets for needy; Baby Shower for needy newborns. The Ladies of Charity were founded by St. Vincent de Paul in 1617 with the motto "to serve rather than to be served." The Ladies of Charity serve the spiritually, emotionally, socially, physically, and financially poor. Contact the Parish Office at 688-9143 for more information.

Queen of Peace Healing Ministry is committed to praying with those in need of God's healing and peace in churches and convents. The ministry is based at St. Pius X Roman Catholic Church in Getzville, a suburb of Buffalo, New York. Tony Cubello, a lay person whom God has called to be an instrument of His healing power, ministers to God's people through prayer and the laying on of hands. The fruits of this ministry have been reflected in many reported spiritual, physical and emotional healings and the ever present gifts of the Holy Spirit, including His special gift of inner peace received by almost all. At all Queen of Peace healing services a priest is available to hear confessions before mass, and when possible, after mass. Each healing service is preceded by the recitation of the Rosary. For more information click here.

Meals of Mercy is a volunteer Mission at St. Pius X with the intent of helping to make planning for a funeral luncheon a little easier during your difficult time. Meals of Mercy does not charge for their meals; however, we are appreciative of donations made by the family which allows us to continue to be able to provide this offering. This program is provided by volunteers who assist in the preparation of the meal, set up and clean up. Volunteers are also needed to bake desserts for each luncheon. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the rectory at 688-9143 or Lori Adam at 568-1423.

Catholic Charities of Buffalo is the most comprehensive human service provider in Western New York, reaching all eight counties with professionally staffed locations. Catholic Charities serves Western New Yorkers without regard to age, race or religious affiliation. Today’s Catholic Charities leads the way for an integrated human service delivery system. In 2011, the agency received a four-year re-accreditation from the Council on Accreditation, attesting to its adherence to the highest national professional standards and delivery of the best quality services. For more information click here.

Little Portion Friary is a group of 100+ people who come together to provide services to the homeless. Little Portion Friary is unique, as we are 100% dependent upon donations. We receive donations from individuals who send weekly, monthly and yearly monetary donations, some unanimous and some not. Other individuals send memorial donations in memory of a loved one. Several organizations donate money, household necessities, and clothing randomly for various reasons. Little Portion Friary is a 501C non-profit organization, and receives no government financial support, does not charge any fees to their guests, and does not do fundraising. For more information click here.

Out of Work If you are facing the challenge of being unemployed and working through this tough economy is tough enough. You don't have to go through it alone. Contact the Diocesan Office of Family Life Ministries for a FREE packet containing practical resources, prayers, scripture support and programs designed to support you on your journey. Just call 716-847-2210 or email Know we care.

Facing Divorce You are not alone. Hundreds of people have turned to DivorceLINK for help during the pain and confusion of their marriage breakup. DivorceLINK is a volunteer organization offering support and healing help to men and women of all ages who are going through separation or divorce. You are invited to the Diocesan open-forum "RAP group" which meets twice a month. Divorce recovery courses are also available. For more information or a packet filled with information and resources, call your Office of Family Life Ministries at 716-847-2210.

Alcoholism Calix is a gathering of individuals who want to improve their spiritual program because they are afflicted or affected by the disease of alcoholism. Calix is for those who are putting together a spiritual program which uses the 12-step approach, a journey which brings Step 11 into a deeper and fuller meaning. The Buffalo Unit meets the last Sunday of the month at 3pm in the undercroft of St. Michael's Church Rectory, 651 Washington St., Buffalo, NY 14203. For more information, call 716-854-6726 or visit

Victim of Domestic Violence or if you are in need of access to safety planning, spiritual care, legal assistance, limited medical assistance counseling, law enforcement? The Family Justice Center of Erie County, Inc. "Where Families Come First" is for you! All services are free. All conversations are strictly private. For more information call 716-558-7233 or visit

Circle of Daughters, Inc. offers counseling for men, women and children for grief related issues as well as depression, anxiety and parenting concerns, and groups for women who have lost their mother, the only such group in WNY. Program director Day Cummings LMSW RN has worked with groups and individuals for over 30 years. All services are held at our office, 4263 St. Francis Drive, Hamburg, NY. Information: 716-507-6281 or email

Working Through Your Time of Loss St. Paul reminds us in his letter to the Romans of many comforting words. During times of loss, loneliness and grief, we may not feel or recognize God's presence in our lives. Though we can't imagine all the thoughts and feelings you are experiencing right now, we do understand a bit about grieving and that first of all it is a process. The Office of Family Life Ministries has a free packet of materials designed to provide support, especially during the initial stages of grief. Call 716-847-2210 or email

Marriage Spirituality Jesus' first miracle took place at the Wedding Feast of Cana (John 2:1-12). Jesus changed the water into wine - the best wine! He changed the ordinary into the extraordinary. Every marriage whether months or 75 plus years has tune up needs. For your free practical useful packet with many suggestions and resources to enrich your marriage, contact Family Life Ministries at 716-847-2210 or email

God Knows Parenting is a Wild Ride! If you ever wished for practical tools, resources, skill building techniques, and lots more, one of these FREE parenting packets is designed just for you. Parenting Packet I addresses the basic tough tasks of raising children in today's world. Parenting Packet II is for those separated or divorced; focuses on positive ways to co-parent well in order to help children of all ages who are profoundly affected by their parents' divorce deal with the pain and upheaval in their lives. Parenting Packet III: Death and grief are inescapable; if you feel ill-prepared to discuss death with a child, you are not alone. This packet offers useful tools from preschool through teens. For your free packet, please call your Office of Family Life Ministries at 716-847-2210 or email

Spiritual Uplift Packet Feeling sad, down, discouraged "blue"? Looking for healthy wholesome alternatives to cope? Reach out NOW. Inner healing and hope are a phone call or email away. Contact your Office of Family Life Ministries for your FREE packet of practical, easy to use resources with tried and true antidotes! For more information or a free packet, contact your Office of Family Life Ministries at 716-847-2210 or email