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June 25, 2018
Church Bulletin Announcements via Email. The Diocese of Buffalo publishes a weekly email newsletter that offers Church Bulletin Announcements about upcoming events, ongoing ministry and inspirational messages of faith. To subscribe, go to http://www.buffalodiocese.org/email-newsletter and follow the instructions.
Permanent Diaconate. Do you feel called to serve the Church through the Word, Liturgy, and Charity? If you are a male, between the ages of 30-55, and would like to know more about the diaconate, contact Deacon Tim Chriswell. To set up an appointment, call the Office of the Permanent Diaconate at 716-652-4308 or email DOBDiaconate@cks.edu.
Healing Mass on Friday, July 6 at 7 pm at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, 4375 Harris Hill Rd., Williamsville. Let’s come together to pray for our family, for our community, for one another, especially the sick, those in hospitals, those with cancer, the homebound, those going for surgery, those with special intentions, the travelers, etc. This Mass is for anyone seeking physical, spiritual healing. Everyone is welcomed and will be prayed for. Celebrant: Rev. Daniel Ogbeifun.
Chicken BBQ. St. George Church, 74 Old Glenwood Rd., West Falls invites you to its annual Chicken BBQ and Basket Auction on Sunday, July 15 from 12-4 pm (or until sold out). Take-outs available. Dinner by Krolick’s includes ½ chicken, salt potatoes, salad, roll, butter, dessert & beverage. Basket winners drawn at 3 pm. For information or tickets, call 716-652-3153 or visit https://stgeorgercchurch.weshareonline.org/ChickenBBQ.
Driver Education Classes. Places are still available for the summer driver education program sponsored by Cardinal O’Hara High School, offered from July 16 to August 6. Participants may choose from several class times. Drivers who complete the course will receive a DMV Certificate of Completion and will be eligible for insurance reduction certificate. A student’s permit or license is due prior to the start of class. For more information or to receive a registration form, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cardinalohara.com.
“A Celebration of Life,” the 20th Anniversary Mass of the Shrine to the Unborn on Wednesday, July 25 at 10:30 am at St. Mary’s RC Cemetery, Rt. 60, Dunkirk; celebrant: Bishop Richard Malone. After Mass, we will pray the Rosary for Life, followed by the dedication and blessing of the new location of St. Gianna Pregnancy Outreach Center-Chautauqua at 32 Moore St., Fredonia. For more information, contact the Pro-Life Office at 716-847-2205.
“For the Least” Service & Justice Retreat for those in their 20s & 30s – July 27-29. Roll up your sleeves and put the Catholic faith into action in the community as we encounter Christ in our neighbors. Weekend includes direct service with vulnerable in WNY, prayer, peer stories, reflections on working for justice, and small group time. Held on the shores of Lake Erie at Camp Pioneer in Angola. Register by July 18 at www.havefaithbuffalo.com. All are welcome! Sponsored by the Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministry in partnership with Charis.
The 9th Annual Character Chase 5K will be held on Saturday, July 21 in conjunction with Hamburg’s Burgerfest. The 5K race will take place throughout the Village of Hamburg and monies raised will be utilized to fund Character Council of WNY initiative and programming throughout the year, including the annually held Character Carnival and Youth Leadership conferences. Race begins at 9:30 am and post-race party and awards, featuring refreshments and music, to be held at Carte Blanche. For more information, contact Brittany Cheney at 716-867-9959.
O’Harafest. Cardinal O’Hara High School invites all its alumni, current students and their families, as well as incoming students and their families, to its annual O’Harafest 2018. The event, starting at 7 pm on July 27, will take place in the school’s backyard sports complex. Live music from The Jim Levinthal Band will be featured, along with food and beverages. For reservations or further information, call the school at 716-695-2600, ext. 312 or 311 or email email@example.com.
Are you or someone you know out of work and job hunting? Facing the challenge of being unemployed is hard, but you aren’t alone in this. Contact the Office of Family Life Ministries for a free packet containing practical resources, prayers, and information about support programs designed to help you on your journey back to employment. Call 716-847-2210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to have a packet sent to you.
God Knows Parenting can be a Wild Ride! Have you ever felt that you need some practical tools, resources, prayers, and ways to connect on a deeper level with your child or to help share your faith with your child? One of our free Parenting Packets is designed just for you. For your packet, call the Office of Family Life Ministries at 716-847-2210 or email email@example.com. Let us know the ages of your children so that we can include the age appropriate information for you.
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 Patti and Dave Nyhart at 716-648-5363 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marriage Moment. Independence is an important step on the journey to adulthood, but marriage also requires dependence. You depend on your spouse to keep their word, to be there when you’re feeling hurt, to watch the kids so you can have a break. How do you depend on one another?
Parenting Perspective. In reflecting back on parenting your children, remember that you are responsible for the process in raising your children, not the outcome. Your success or failure does not depend on theirs. Don’t beat yourself up or take undue pride because of what your child does.
*** New Bulletin Announcements will be posted on July 2, 2018.***