Spiritual Care

Providing Spiritual Care and Counseling in Buffalo, NY

Allow Brothers of Mercy to Take Care of Your Spiritual Needs

As part of our mission, the Brothers of Mercy are committed to the pursuit of excellence by providing a supportive, compassionate and healing environment for those we are privileged to serve. Part of that mission includes spiritual care. We provide spiritual counseling, facilitate services, distribute Eucharist and are always available to comfort and support our residents. We also celebrate mass at The Sacred Heart Home at our beautiful chapel and have services at Montabaur Heights our independent senior living complex.

Update to Spiritual Care effective February 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID restrictions, gathering for Services on Campus is suspended. The COVID guidelines are constantly monitored. As these guidelines evolve, spiritual care on campus is reevaluated based on these changes to ensure the safety of residents and staff.

Current offerings for residents are as follows:

 – Nursing Home (Broadcast on Channel 97)

Tuesday – 9:30am Mass
Thursday – 9:30am Rosary followed by prayer service with Br. Kenneth
Monday through Friday – Distribution of Holy Communion

 – Sacred Heart Home 

Sunday- 9:30am Mass

– Montabaur Heights

Saturday- 2:00pm Mass
Sunday – Bus Service for 10:30am Mass at Our Lady of Peace

 – BOM Senior Apartments

2nd and 4th Tuesday 10:30am- Communion Service
Sunday- Bus Service for 10:30am Mass at Our Lady of Peace

(Current offerings for attendance by residents only)

Showing Mercy

The word “mercy” is defined as kindness or compassion that is shown to others. A merciful relationship provides protection, provision, and presence. At Brothers of Mercy, it is our hope to reveal the healing love of Jesus to those in need by attending to both physical and spiritual needs.  Spiritual care can help a person (re)discover hope, resilience and inner strength in times of illness, injury, transition, and loss. Spiritual care attends to a person’s spiritual or religious needs as they seek to heal physically and emotionally and thus regain a sense of well being. By providing spiritual support, mercy and compassion are manifested not simply as a consoling message but in practical help.

Below, Please find the prayer intentions of the Holy Father for 2022


for true human fraternity…

We pray for all those suffering from religious discrimination and persecution; made their own rights and dignity be recognized, which originate from being brothers and sisters in the human family.


for religious sisters and consecrated women…

We pray for religious sisters and consecrated women; thanking them for their mission in their courage; may they continue to find new responses to the challenges of our times.


for a Christian response to bioethical challenges…

We pray for Christian facing new bio ethical challenges; may they continue to defend the dignity of all human life with prayer and action.


for healthcare workers…

We pray for healthcare workers who serve the sick in the elderly, especially in the poorest countries; may they be adequately supported by governments and local communities.


for faith filled young people…

We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest; may they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, in the dedication to service.


for families…

We pray for Christian families around the world; may they embody and experience unconditional love and advance and holiness in their daily lives.


for the elderly…

We pray for the elderly, who represent the roots in memory of a people; me their experience and wisdom and help young people to look towards the future with hope and responsibility.


for small businesses…

We pray for small businesses in medium sized businesses; and the midst of economic and social crisis, may they find ways to continue operating, and serving their communities.


for the abolition of the death penalty…

We pray that the death penalty which attacks the dignity of the human person maybe legally abolished in every country.


for a church open to everyone…

We pray for the church; ever faithful to, and courageous in preaching the gospel, may the church be a community of solidarity, fraternity and welcome, always living in an atmosphere of synodality.


for children who suffer…

We pray for children who are suffering, especially those who are homeless, orphans, and victims of war; may they be guaranteed access to education in the opportunity to experience family affection.


for volunteer not-for-profit organizations…

We pray that volunteer non-profit organizations committed to human development find people dedicated to the common good and ceaselessly seek out new paths to international cooperation.