Staff and Contact Information
Parish Office Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00am – 1pm. Saturday, Sunday, evenings: by appointment
Please feel free to call the rectory at any time for an emergency, personal or family need.
921 Cleveland Drive
Cheektowaga, NY 14225
Rev. Raymond Corbin
716-634-3660, ext. 15
Sr. Antonita Sikorski, CSSF
716-634-3660, ext. 23
716-634-3660, ext. 17
Director of Music
Parish Council President-Cathy Shultz
Parish Council Vice President-Char Balzer
Recording Secretary-Ellen Zelasko
Corresponding Secretary-Camile Hubert
Parish Life Chair -Yvonne Pelletterie
Trustees-Michael Maute, Debra Morrison
Various Phone Numbers
Religious Education Office 634-3660
St. Vincent DePaul Society 632-9574
School Basement Hall/Erie Co. Nutrition Site/Parish Maint.- 632-9574
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Parish Council shares in the leadership of the parish by advising the Pastor. This includes becoming involved in the life of the parish; encouraging parishioner involvement; assisting in establishing priorities and goals of the parish; and assisting with the various administrative needs of the parish.
The council consists of the Pastor, Deacon, the Director of Religious Education, Parish Trustees, three appointed lay members, 9 members selected by lot, and one youth member appointed by the Pastor. Councilors serve a three-year term. Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month from September to June, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Parish Center first floor meeting room. Meetings are open to all.
Standing Committees of the Parish Council
Cathy Schultz, President
Director of Religious Education/Young Adult Ministry-Deacon Dan Mackowiak 634-3660 x17
Confirmation Coodinator: Judie Kolmetz
RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults: Barb Wyse
2. Parish Life: Yvonne Pelletterie
3. Spiritual Life: Fran Riso
Church Environment: Fran Riso
Liturgy of the Word: Barb Wise
Liturgy of the Word for Children: Sr Antonita Sikorski CSSF
4. Finance: Christopher Reeb
5. Building & Maintenance: George Walsh
6. Peace & Justice/Outreach: call office
Parish Registration: call the parish office, 716-634-3660
Faith Formation (Religious Education) Registration form:
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Infant of Prague Parish History
In 1946, Rev. Maurice Woulfe, associate pastor of Our Lady Help of Christians, recommended to Bishop O’Hara, to purchase the property at Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga. Rev. John Henesey was appointed the first pastor of the new parish in this rapidly growing suburb of Buffalo. The first Mass was said in a tent with 150 people in attendance. The sisters of St. Francis from Williamsville soon followed to staff the temporary school building, an old airplane hanger, for 44 children. The first principal was Sr. Mary Regina.
The new school was constructed in 1950. Within 5 years enrollment at Infant of Prague school was over 900 children. Ground was broken for the new, larger, one thousand seat church on the feast of Christ the King in 1959. It was blessed and dedicated by Bishop Leo Smith in 1962. The original Infant on the dome was carved in Italy. The dream came true for Fr. Henesey to have a parish named after his devotion to the Infant Jesus.
The new parish center and rectory was constructed in 1990. The parish was merged with the faith community of Mother of Divine Grace in 2009. Infant of Prague celebrates 65 years of serving as a spiritual home for the people of God!