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March 10, 2014
Annual Cabin Fever Social. Adoration 101 How to be a happier you; book review on Interior freedom; witness account of changed lives. Thursday, March 20 at Christ the King Chapel, Meeting Room, Main St. and Lamarck Drive, Snyder from 7pm to 8:15pm with social time.
How YOU Can Combat Human Trafficking. St. Joseph University Church invites you to an evening workshop to provide practical ways that we can address the issue of human trafficking. Join us Monday, March 24 at 7:00pm at St. Joseph's Community Room, 3269 Main Street, Buffalo 14214. Information: Evelyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-882-2309.
Disability Awareness Mass at St. Christopher Parish, 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd, Tonawanda. Sunday, March 30 at 11am. See how easy it is to open the doors to all God's people! Reception will follow.
Good Friday at St. Michael's Church: Our Lord's Seven Last Words. Monsignor James E. Wall will be the preacher at St. Michael's Church in Buffalo on Good Friday, April 18 for The Seven Last Words. The Good Friday service will begin at noon with the Stations of the Cross. After the eleventh station, Monsignor Wall will preach on the first of the seven last words. Music and time for reflection will follow. The same sequence will be followed for the remaining six words. The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord with the reading of the Passion and Communion will follow shortly upon the completion of the Stations. St. Michael's Church is located at 651 Washington Street, Buffalo, just north of Chippewa. There is parking in the back of the church. For further information call St. Michael's Church at 716-854-6726.
Preparing for Easter: Presented by Sister Joan Wagner, SSJ. Time to reflect and prepare our hearts for the mysteries of Holy Week. St. Joseph Center for Spirituality; 4975 Strickler Rd.; Clarence, NY. Saturday, April 5 from 9:30-11am. Call for reservations: 716-759-6893 ex.175.
Life-Changing Pilgrimage for Youth & Young Adults. Bishop Malone and the Diocese are leading a Pilgrimage for those ages 16-39 in July 2016 to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. This 12-day life-changing journey of faith will include worshipping with the Holy Father and millions of youth/young adults from around the world, as well as trips to Auschwitz, Czestochowa (home of the Black Madonna), Divine Mercy Sanctuary, and Zakopane, plus pre/post pilgrimage experiences at home. Visit http://www.dobyouth.org or call 716-847-8789 for more information on how you can attend or support this pilgrimage! Deposits due May 31, 2014.
The Canisius College Chorale under the direction of Frank Scinta will present a concert of sacred and secular music on Monday, March 31 at 7:30pm in St. Christopher's Church, 2660 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Tonawanda, NY. Featured will be works of Vivaldi, Pachelbel, Ticheli, Hogan, Dawson and others. More information: Canisius College Music Office at 716-888-2536 or Frank Scinta at 716-907-0466.
The life of beloved Catholic contemplative, poet and Trappist monk Thomas Merton will be the focus of a three-day conference at St. Bonaventure University, June 19-22. Titled, "Coming home and going forth: Merton as mirror and model" the conference will celebrate the relationship between Bonaventure and Merton in anticipation of Merton's 100th birthday in 2015. Visit http://www.sbu.edu/merton for schedule of events, speaker biographies, and conference registration.
Good News Gets Around.... Each month the Western New York Catholic features an article on cultural diversity, faith building stories, and this year a focus on New Evangelization through a series titled, "Parishes With Purpose." Pick up a paper in your parish or visit the paper's website at http://www.wnycatholic.org. Get regular updates from the Western New York Catholic on Facebook and Twitter. The Western New York Catholic is funded in part by your generous donations to the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC).
Heart at work: Serving our neighbors in Jesus' name. By contributing to Catholic Charities 2014 Appeal, you provide support to some of Western New York's most vulnerable youth. Help continue to link loving families with a child in need through our foster care and adoption programs, with counseling services through our children's mental health clinics, and ease the transition for children struggling to deal with their parents' separation. Join us as we provide care and support to all who need it. Find out more at http://www.ccwny.org or call 716-218-1400.
Married couples, want to make your marriage great? Want to share your feelings and dreams like you used to? Attend a Marriage Encounter weekend and restore effective communication, rekindle romance and renew commitment. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend will be March 21-23 at Quality Inn & Suites, Erie, PA 16415. For more information and registration, call 814-823-4600 or visit http://www.WWME.org.
Marriage Spirituality Tune Up Packet Available. Jesus' first miracle took place at the Wedding Feast of Cana (John 2:1-12). Jesus changed the water into wine - the best wine! He changed the ordinary into the extraordinary. Every marriage whether months or 75 plus years has tune up needs. For your free useful packet with many suggestions and resources to enrich your marriage, contact Office of Family Life at 716-847-2210 or email email@example.com.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28). Every day there are things that remind us of our experiences of loss. Grief never takes a vacation! Our FREE 2014 packet ‘Coping with Seasons of Loss' is filled with resources, insights, prayers and scripture support. For your packet, please contact your Office of Family Life Ministries at 716-847-2210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We care!
Parenting Perspective. Whether or not you follow global politics, at any given time there are many countries in which families are torn apart by war. Syria is one that is especially sad as peacemaking efforts are failing. Syrian Christians have asked that we pray for our brothers and sisters like them around the world who share our faith, but not our freedom. Tell your child about a country beyond your own borders.
Marriage Moment. Just as Jesus was transfigured and appeared gloriously to Peter, James and John (Mt 17: 1-9) so too love for your spouse can bring out the best in the other. Recall for a moment your wedding day and the wonder of seeing each other clothed in splendor.
*** New Announcements will be published again on March 17, 2014 ***