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About Our Parish

In the year of Our Lord, 2009, a new parish was created and assigned the name Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta in Depew, New York. A new pastor, new lay leadership, new ministries with a new Mission Statement and new Vision Statement were assembled.

The inspiration of Blessed Mother Teresa pervades the entire outlook of the parish with a concentration of outreach especially among the elderly and the poor. This new parish tries to do little things with great love. Young families are also a focus of attention.

To emphasize identity of the parish, an original sculpture of Blessed Mother Teresa holding a child and a companion piece called "Whatsoever You Do" ( a man in the shadows begging with arm outstretched, which arm has marks of crucifixion) are on display out in front of the church. These sculptures were done by internationally known artist, Timothy Schmalz, from Ontario, Canada.

The school building houses our Faith Formation program and classrooms are leased out to the HeadStart program of the Community Action Organization.

The parish is associated with the greater ecumenical churches of the Depew/Lancaster Area. The highlight of the year is the annual Lenten Worship Series - an afternoon series of worship services featuring local ministers of the various churches.

The parish is closely aligned with Response to Love Center of Buffalo, the food pantries of Depew and Lancaster and the Stanley Zynda Food Pantry which aids families of the HeadStart Program.

Fundraisers for the parish are considered community builders for the parish. They include weekly bingo, meat raffles, appliance raffle, a chicken barbecue, rummage sale, Benefit Club, Youth Ministry musicals and halloween house, music fests, turkey raffle, pancake breakfast, pork chop dinner, and other activities.

The parish consists of about 800 families. We would like to include yours.