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September 25, 2017

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"Envision, Explore, Experience" Cardinal O'Hara High School at its annual Open House for 6th-8th grade students and their families from 5-8pm on Thursday, September 28 and from 10am-2pm on Saturday, September 30 at the co-educational school, 39 O'Hara Rd., Tonawanda. O'Hara students will lead tours of the 17 acre campus and discuss the opportunities available, including more than 50 sports teams and clubs. Visitors will be able to explore the school's new science labs, core curriculum, fine arts, engineering, world languages, and culinary art programs. Faculty members, current parents, and alumni will be on hand to answer questions. For more information, contact Doug Buczak, admissions director, at 716-695-2600, ext. 357 or visit

Flame of Love. On October 4 at 7pm, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 3148 Abbott Rd., Orchard Park will have a presentation on the Flame of Love given by Anthony Mullen who is the National Director of the Flame of Love Apostolate and the Chairman of the Children of the Father Foundation. The talk will be about the revelations of Jesus and Mary which were given to Elizabeth Kindelmann of Budapest, Hungary and have received an imprimatur in 2009, with the approval of our beloved St. Pope John Paul II, Pope Francis and many bishops around the world. This presentation is open to all parishes. There will be a free will offering and the books, "Flame of Love" and Elizabeth's diary will be available for purchase. Further information can be found on their website

Contemporary Christian Concert. The Ford Family Ministries will be giving a concert of Contemporary Christian Music to communicate the healing, saving power of God on Friday, October 6 at 6:30pm at Queen of Martyrs (school gym), 180 George Urban Blvd., Cheektowaga. There will be free hot dogs and drinks. If you like, please bring a dish or snack to share. You can come for a little while or the whole concert. A free will offering will benefit the Ford's 2018 mission trip to Costa Rica. Even if you can't give, please come to enjoy the event! There will be food, fellowship, music, and fun with the Ford family! This event is open to everyone.

Centennial Weekend Celebration of the Final Apparition of Our Lady of Fatima on October 13-15 at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 1023 Swann Rd., Lewiston. Friday, October 13 - Rosary & Confession at 11am & 3:30pm, Mass at 11:30am and 4pm; Rosary & Confession at 6:30pm, Healing Mass at 7pm celebrated by Fr. Richard McAlear, OMI. Saturday, October 14 - Dr. Gloria Falcao Dodd, STL, DST will present "Fatima: Mary Speaks and the Popes Listen?" at 2pm and 7pm. The Morning Star Family Holy Hour will present "Fatima: The Musical" at 3pm & 7pm. Sunday, October 15 - the NYS Knights of Columbus Pilgrimage Mass & Rosary Procession at 1:15pm. Bishop Edward Grosz, Auxiliary Bishop of Buffalo, main celebrant. Quiet Waters will lead the 3:15pm Sunday Rosary with "Rosary: Musical Glorious Mysteries." Mass at 5pm will be followed by a Candlelight Rosary Procession & Burning of Petitions at 6:30pm.

Join us at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 57 Center Ave., North Tonawanda for an inspirational performance with Frank Runyeon. Sermon on the Mount, followed by Hollywood vs. Faith on Friday, October 13 at 7pm in the church. The comedy pre-show, Salt and Light, begins at 6:30pm for children. For more information, call the Faith Formation Office at 716-694-3644.

German Pot Luck Dinner. The Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma will host a German Pot Luck Dinner from 6-10pm on Saturday, October 14 in the school gym. Guests are asked to bring a dish to pass and their favorite beverages. Music will be provided by the Genesee Valley Band. Tickets are $10 for adults; children admitted free. For more information or tickets, call 716-683-5254 or visit

Annulment Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, October 17 from 7-9pm at the UB North Newman Center, 495 Skinnersville Rd., Amherst. The session will include information on the recent changes in the annulment process and step-by-step help in getting started. A nominal registration fee will cover the cost of materials. For additional information, call Barbara at 716-633-7786 or email Walk-ins are welcome.

Pork Chop Dinner. The Holy Name Society of the Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma will hold a Pork Chop Dinner and Theme Basket Auction beginning at 3:30pm on Saturday, October 21. The event will take place in Selbert Hall. Tickets will be available at the door, and dinners available until sold out. Dinner is $11; $6 for children under 12. For more information, visit

Spaghetti Dinner is being held to benefit the Sisters of St. Francis (Williamsville) on Sunday, October 29 from 11am-6pm at Our Lady of Peace, 10950 Main St., Clarence. Dine in and take-out will be available. Enjoy door prizes, theme baskets, grand prize, 50-50 split, and the ever popular "Nun-Sweeter" bake sale. For additional information, call 716-632-2155, ext. 687.

St. John Kanty 125th Anniversary on November 19. Mass of Thanksgiving at 1pm celebrated by Bishop Richard Malone, followed by a family-style dinner and dancing to the music of Rare Vintage at The Millennium Hotel on Walden Ave. Dinner tickets now on sale; call the rectory office at 716-893-0412 between 9am-12pm Monday-Friday. Ticket deadline is November 1. Further information at We would love to have former parishioners and school grads celebrate with us!

If you or someone you know is struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction, this is your sign to receive help. Catholic Charities' Chemical Dependency Treatment Program has immediate openings. Our outpatient program is New York State OASAS licensed and aims to treat addiction with a combination of therapy and medicine. More information on the program can be found at To begin the referral process, call Central Intake at 716-895-1033. For more information on Catholic Charities and other services and programs we provide, visit

Struggling to make ends meet and still put food on the table? We can help. Catholic Charities is the provider of the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) federal nutrition program in Erie, Niagara, and Chautauqua counties. WIC provides nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, prenatal and postpartum support, referrals and supplemental food vouchers for all kinds of families with children under 5 years old. Services are free of charge. For more information, call 716-218-1484 or visit

"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 the Office of Family Life Ministries at 716-847-2210 or email

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 call the Office of Family Life Ministries at 716-847-2210 or e-mail

Marriage Moment. Ways to Turn Your Beloved Off #1 - Be too busy. Romance can't always fit neatly into a schedule. Do you have enough open, flexible time in your married life to flirt, follow a whim, or postpone a less urgent priority? Does #1 ring true for you? If not, good.

Parenting Perspective. What is fair? Children often complain that a parent, a sibling, or playmate is not being fair - and it may be true. Life is not always fair. Talk with your child about a time when they had an advantage or disadvantage. Share how you cope when something unfair happens.

*** New Bulletin Announcements will be posted on October 2, 2017.***