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July 28, 2014

Anointing of the Sick Healing Mass in honor of St. Peregrine will be held on Monday, August 18 at 7pm at St. John Neumann - St. Mary Queen of the Rosary worship site, Strykersville. Rev. David Bellittiere and the Friends of St. Peregrine cordially invite those afflicted with cancer or need special healing who wish to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick to attend this healing Mass. For further information, call 716-283-0011 or visit

Divine Mercy Conference. Join Our Lady of Victory National Shrine and Basilica in Lackawanna for the Divine Mercy and the New Evangelization Conference on Saturday, August 23 from 7:30am to 4pm. The conference begins with the Holy Mass celebrated by the Most Rev. Richard Malone. Then, unlock the mystery of God's love through the message of Divine Mercy with our featured speakers, Jeff Cavins, Fr. Donald Callaway, MIC, Br. Michael Baker, MIC and Rev. Kazimierz Chwalek, MIC. Register by calling 1-800-462-7426. For additional information, including ticket cost or online registration, visit

Last chance to register for the 8th Annual Bagley Open and Charity Dinner! Enjoy some (questionable) golf, a great meal, fabulous raffle prizes and wonderful friends... AND support a great cause! This annual event, held in memory of Fr. Gary Bagley, will be held on Wednesday, August 13. Join us for this 9-hole scramble format tournament at Deerwood Golf Course in North Tonawanda, followed by dinner at Classics V Banquet Facilities on Niagara Falls Boulevard. Come for the entire day or just dinner and raffles. For more information, please visit All proceeds benefit the building fund for the St. Francis Chapel at Camp Turner.

Daybreak TV Productions of the Diocese of Buffalo provides "Consider This... "; which are 2 minute messages from Bishop Richard Malone on various important topics. You can find the videos on Daybreak's YouTube channel and also after the Daily Mass during the week.

Did you know Daybreak TV Productions of the Diocese of Buffalo has a Facebook and YouTube page to go along with their website? Visit and check out the links for videos and other information on Daybreak's programming.

Summer Gift Ideas. Building a Basilica documentary DVD; Solemn Vespers DVD with Archbishop Timothy Dolan; Proving Holiness documentary DVD; Food for Thought DVD Cookbooks (series 1 or 2); Our Daily Bread cookbooks, potholders, aprons, tote bags; Apostle of Peace DVD/VHS; St. Joseph Cathedral documentary; Legacy of Victory documentary; Enduring Faith documentary; Sunday Mass DVD/VHS. For information go to or call 716-847-8721.

The Marriage Counseling Center of Catholic Charities offers two locations (Amherst and West Seneca) and is a unique resource in Western New York because of its dedication to counseling couples for more than 50 years. Services are provided by masters level therapists who specialize in couples' treatment, pre-marital counseling and individual counseling for relationship problems. To refer a couple, simply give the interested party our phone number 716-839-4406 and have them call our office between 8:45am and 4:45pm weekdays. Find Catholic Charities at

Marriage Moment. A trip down Memory Lane. As your relationship developed and you started to grow fonder of each other, what is one of the first endearing qualities you can remember that attracted you to your beloved?

Parenting Perspective. All you who are thirsty, come to the water.... Come receive grain and eat... wine and mild! (Isaiah 55:1) What is your family's favorite drink or food? Pick a day this week for each person to have one favorite food or drink.

Stress in Your Marriage? Retrouvaille is a program for married couples that feel disillusioned, frustrated, or angry in their marriage. Some experience coldness. Others experience conflict in their relationship. Most don't know how to change the situation or even communicate with their spouse about it. This program offers help to couples experiencing difficulties in their marriage. For confidential information or to register for the next weekend on September 19, call 716-474-9371 or 1-800-470-2230 or visit

Marriage Spirituality Tune Up Packet Available. Jesus' first miracle takes place at the Wedding Feast of Cana. John 2:1-12. Jesus changes the water into wine - the best wine! He changes 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 your Office of Family Life Ministries at 716-847-2210 or e-mail

Single Parent Family Camp will be held August 10-16 at Camp Hope/Camp Duffield in Delevan, NY. This is a place where single parents and their children can work at strengthening the family unit, find a place to heal, and receive support from other single parents who have also suffered the pain of divorce, separation or death of a spouse in a safe, loving and fun atmosphere. For more information or if you have questions about camp, we have veteran campers who can answer them! From Buffalo to the south, contact Tom Bardo at 716-471-1051 or From Rochester to the east, contact Michelle Ames at 585-749-5059 or

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