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Bishop Malone to celebrate Mass at new-look St. Peter's


Tue, Oct 10th 2017 06:00 pm
The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, will celebrate a Mass of thanksgiving and dedication of the recently completed renovations to St. Peter R.C. Church and School in Lewiston at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. A catered reception will follow in the school gym and cafeteria, 620 Center St. All are welcome to attend.
The renovations include the installation of a new elevator and side entrance, the addition of two more classrooms, a new kitchen, a state-of-the-art media center and library, and handicapped-accessible bathrooms. These changes make both St. Peter's church and school handicapped-accessible.
This work is a result of the success of "The Campaign for St. Peter," which raised more than $2.3 million for the project ($757,000 was raised to support the Diocese of Buffalo "Upon This Rock" campaign).
Both Malone and St. Peter's Rev. Monsignor David G. LiPuma would like to extend their appreciation and gratitude to the parishioners and community for their generous support of the campaign.
"I am just so deeply grateful to all of the parishioners and friends of our parish who have made the addition of our new side entrance and elevator a reality, along with the renovations in our school and church," LiPuma said. "Truly, our school is a school of excellence, and a loving and safe place to form and educate the children entrusted to our care. We are blessed to have such a supportive and generous community."
St. Peter School Principal Maureen Ingham added, "As we open new classrooms, furnish existing rooms, christen a new, state-of-the-art media center, and continue to grow our school, we are most grateful to all. We thank them each day in prayer for believing in us."
During the celebration, the new media center and library will be dedicated to now-retired St. Peter's teacher Sandy Jordan. A teacher at St. Peter's for 40 years, Jordan played an instrumental role as the school's librarian and technology director. Beyond that, she also handled bussing and transportation scheduling, and was always available to lend a helping hand wherever needed. During her time at the school, she met students every morning with her trademark greeting: "Good morning, all you wonderful children."
There will also be a catered reception directly after the celebration, which is open to the public. Parishioners and community members will have an opportunity to tour the school and see the upgrades.
For more information, contact LiPuma at 716-754-4118 or email [email protected].

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