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August 1, 2016

Director Search for The St. Joseph Center for Spirituality. The St. Joseph Center for Spirituality in Clarence seeks a Director starting this fall 2016. Application deadline: September 1. The Director is expected to assume responsibilities on or before November 1. For detailed description and how to apply, go to

St. Vincent de Paul Summer Camp. A reunion of former campers and staff of St. Vincent de Paul Camp, Angola is scheduled at the Camp on Saturday, August 6 beginning with Mass at 4pm followed by a hot dog picnic with activities. Bring the family, share memories and relax in the lake surroundings. Talk about your memories before the currently planned Camp closing. RSVP: Jim Fix at 585-356-3565 or or Jan Filipiak at 716-374-2495.

Coronation Sunday hosted by Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 1023 Swann Rd (off Rt. 18E) Lewiston on Sunday, August 14 with 3pm Rosary procession and Crowning of the statue atop the dome Basilica. The annual candlelight Rosary Procession will start at 8pm. Please come and pray with us for world peace! Shrine open daily 9-5pm. Admission and parking are free. Gift shop open daily 9am-5pm. Cafeteria open Friday, Saturday & Sunday and upon group requests. For cafeteria hours and Shrine information, call 716-754-7489.

5th Annual International Classic Car & Bike Show and Blessing hosted by the Knights of Columbus Fatima Shrine Council #14622, 1023 Swann Rd (off Rt. 18E) Lewiston on Sunday, August 14 from 12-5pm. Come and enjoy great cars and bikes, food and fun for the whole family! Shrine open daily 9am-5pm. Admission and parking are free. Gift shop open daily 9am-5pm. Cafeteria open Friday, Saturday & Sunday and upon group requests. For cafeteria hours and Shrine information, call 716-754-7489.

Evening Adoration and Holy Hour for Mercy at St. Andrew Church, 1525 Sheridan Drive, Kenmore on Thursday, August 18 from 6-7pm. We begin with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. All invited to share in this power hour of prayer.

Anointing of the Sick Healing Mass in honor of St. Peregrine will be held on Monday, August 22 at 7pm at Holy Trinity Church, 1032 Central Avenue, Dunkirk. Father 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

Father Baker Manor Hosts Second Annual Artisan Fair & Farmers' Market. Father Baker Manor, 6400 Powers Road, Orchard Park, will be sponsoring its Second Annual Artisan Fair & Farmers' Market on Saturday, August 27 from 10am-4pm. The event is open to the public and will be held rain or shine. The community is invited to enjoy local artisans, crafters, and market vendors. There will also be a Lucky Draw Raffle for a number of prizes. All proceeds to support special projects at Father Baker Manor, a Catholic Health Skilled Nursing Facility. For more information, visit or contact Jill Hirczak at or by calling 716-209-0744.

Sunday TV Mass. For those who are unable to physically attend Mass, the Diocese of Buffalo provides a televised Mass from the Our Lady Chapel at St. Joseph Cathedral that airs each Sunday on WUTV-Fox channel at 7:30am.
* August 28: celebrant Rev. Joseph Gullo with Deacon Timothy Maloney
* September 4: celebrant Rev. Joseph Gullo with Deacon Timothy Maloney
* September 11: celebrant Rev. Frederick Betti, SJ
* September 18: celebrant Rev. Ronald Sams, SJ with Deacon Paul Snyder
* September 25: celebrant Rev. John Adams
* October 2: celebrant Rev. Bryan Zielenieski

Do you have parishioners in their 20s and 30s looking to make a meaningful difference in our community, meet other young people, have fun, and put their faith into practice? Then we have the perfect event for you - "Give Back!" Give Back is a day of community service open to young adults ages 18-39. On September 10, volunteers will spend the morning serving at various non-profits around Buffalo to help positively impact our community. Afterwards, there will be a celebration at Canalside with a free food truck lunch, music, and more. Volunteers must register in advance so sign up at today!

Join Women and Men Religious of the Diocese of Buffalo during this Year of Mercy for a Prayer Service for Mercy The Buffalo Leadership Conference of Women Religious is inviting the public to join us in a prayer for Mercy. Host sites include: September 9 at 7pm St. Mary Center, 241 Lafayette Avenue, Buffalo; September 11 at 2pm Immaculate Conception Convent, 5229 South Park Avenue, Hamburg, Sacred Heart Center, 22 Meadowbrook Parkway, Cheektowaga and St. Mary of the Angels Convent, 201 Reist Street, Williamsville.

Knowledge is power, and now is the time to work on a brighter future. Catholic Charities Education and workforce programs offers High School Equivalency test preparation and job readiness services to Erie County adults ages 16 and older. At Catholic Charities, after receiving an educational/career assessment, students attend small classes and a counselor works with each student on job readiness skills, leadership training and potential college placement. For more information, call 716-893-3500 or visit our website, You can also find us n Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Pro-Life Office: USCCB-Word of Life: "Perhaps one of your friends has become pregnant unexpectedly. As someone who has been there, I encourage you to support your friend in her new journey of being a mother. Your support might be the only support she receives." - "10 Ways to Support Her When She's Unexpectedly Expecting," USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities (

Oficina de Pro-Vita: USCCB-Palabra de Vida: "Tal vez una de tus amigas haya quedado embarazada inesperadamente. Como alguien que ha pasado por eso, te animo a que apoyes a tu amiga en su nueva senda de ser madre. Tu apoyo puede ser el único que reciba." -- "10 Maneras de apoyarla cuando está esperando sin haberlo esperado," Secretariado de Actividades Pro-Vida de la USCCB (

*** New Bulletin Announcements will be posted on August 8, 2016.***