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October 27, 2014

Project Rachel "A Day of Hope and Healing" - Saturday, November 1 from 10am to 2pm at Christ the King Seminary, 711 Knox Road, East Aurora; led by Deacon Mike Dulak and Cheryl Calire. If you are attending, call the Office of Pro-Life Activities at 716-847-2205.

Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School Placement Prep Course and Entrance Exam. Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School will hold its Placement Exam Prep Course on Wednesday, November 5, 12 and 19 from 3:30-5:30pm. Cost of the course includes test prep book and a waiver for the Entrance Exam. Eighth Grade boys are invited to take the Entrance Exam at 8am on Saturday, November 22 at Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School. For registration information and cost, contact Mr. Charlie Comerford '01, Admissions Coordinator at 716-826-3610 ext. 237 or comerford@bishoptimon.com.

A Weekend Away for a Lifetime of Change. The Beginning Experience is a weekend program meant for persons who have worked through the initial anger and despair which occurs in the first stages of grief after the death or separation or divorce of one's spouse. One can turn the pain of loss to an experience of positive growth. Beginning Experience is a Christian based non-denominational program under the auspices of the Diocese of Rochester. The program takes place at Camp Stella Maris on Conesus Lake. Open to all. The next weekend is November 7-9. For more information, call the Beginning Experience Hotline at 585-987-1750 or Barb Truzo at 716-534-4428 for reservations. Website for information is http://www.beginningexperience.org.

When God Doesn't Answer Our Prayers. Sometimes when we pray, God doesn't answer our prayers the way we want. Sometimes it seems that they're not answered at all. This session will focus on maintaining our faith and trust when we don't think God is listening. Presented by Ann Kern on Saturday, November 15 from 9:30-11:00am at the St. Joseph Center for Spirituality, 4975 Strickler Road, Clarence. For reservations, call 716-759-6893 ext. 175.

Bishop Richard Malone will worship with parishioners and friends at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 160 Court Street, Buffalo, at both the 9:00am Latin Tridentine Mass and at the 11am bilingual Italian/English Mass on Sunday, December 14. All are welcome to attend Mass and visit our Italian Heritage Museum.

The Sanctity of Human Life - "The moral problem of abortion is of a pre-religious nature because the genetic code is written in a person at the moment of conception. A human being is there. It is scientific problem. Not to allow the further development of a being which already has all the genetic code of a human being is not ethical. The right to life is the first among human rights. To abort a child is to kill someone who cannot defend himself." (Pope Francis)

Catholic Charities serves current, past and future members of the military. Today, we especially remember and thank our veterans who served and those who are serving our country today. We can offer such services as counseling and basic assistance - to help not only veterans and their families, but everyone, deal with life's difficulties. Please call 716-856-4494 or visit http://www.ccwny.org to find a Catholic Charities office nearest you.

Millions of refugees are displaced around the world. Catholic Charities has a tradition of resettling refugees who have been displaced from their countries of birth, fleeing from regimes or insurgents that seek to torture, imprison or kill them. Jackie Bemeriki arrived in the United States in 1999 in pursuit of independence and opportunity. Catholic Charities Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program (IRAP) assisted her with food, housing, clothes and documents, and she now runs her own childcare to help other refugee families. For more information on how you might help others like Jackie get settled in this country, call 716-842-0270 and ask for the volunteer coordinator.

Marriage Moment. All Soul's Day is November 2. Do you know much about your spouse's deceased relatives? Spend some time remembering and telling stories about the holy people in each other's past. They may not have been perfect, but they are still family.

Parenting Perspective. People are more important than buildings. Yet buildings shelter us. We gather in religious buildings to remind us of our faith and to worship together. Take a tour of a church with your child. Explain the artwork, symbols, holy objects, etc.

God Knows Parenting is a Wild Ride! If you ever wished for practical tools, resources, skill building techniques and lots more, one of these free parenting packets is designed just for you. Parenting Packet I: addresses the basic tough tasks of raising children in today's world. Parenting Packet II: is for those separated or divorced. Focuses on positive ways to co-parent well in order to help children of all ages who are profoundly affected by their parents' divorce deal with the pain and upheaval in their lives. Parenting Packet III: death and grief are inescapable. If you feel ill-prepared to discuss death with a child, you are not alone. This packet offers useful tools from preschool through teens. For your free packet, please contact the Office of Family Life Ministries at 716-847-2210 or email familylife@buffalodiocese.org.

Give the Gift of True Love! Heart to Heart PAIRS workshops help both men and women learn the tools to communicate skillfully to problem solve constructively and to build lasting love in their relationships with their spouse and children. For more information, contact Dan and Irma at http://www.hearttoheartworskshops.com, 716-652-1203 or e-mail hearttoheartworkshops@yahoo.com.

Teams of Our Lady is a program that seeks to promote authentic married love that not only leads to God but also to a more intimate and enriching relationship with one's spouse. A Team is a group of five to seven couples affiliated with a Catholic priest/chaplain who have freely decided to join together to find support in their efforts to lead Gospel lives. For more information or a brochure, contact Dave & Cheryl Clifford at 716-677-0920 or email thetaximom82@yahoo.com.

*** New Announcements will be published again on November 3, 2014 ***

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