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May 22, 2017

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Position Available: Principal. Northern Chautauqua Catholic School is accepting applications for the position of Principal. For more information, contact NCCS at 716-366-0630. Interviews will begin soon.

"Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." Jesus calls us to help our neighbors, especially those who are struggling. Catholic Charities of Buffalo offers several basic and emergency services, such as food, housing, medications, and clothing. We are now in the final weeks of our 2017 Appeal and your donation today can help us continue to give food to the hungry, clothes to the naked, and shelter to the homeless. To make a donation or to find out more about the 2017 Appeal, call 716-218-1400 or visit http://www.ccwny.org/donation. Finite time. Infinite good.

Catholic Charities is now a children's health home provider through Encompass Family Health Home. We believe in building stronger, healthier families. Through the health home, children and their families are given a network of providers, health plans, and community-based organizations that work to ensure the child's needs are met, including physical, dental, mental health, or simple support. To learn more about the program and eligibility requirements, visit http://www.ccwny.org/encompass_health_home or call 716-218-1400, ext. 2012. Finite time. Infinite good. Appeal 2017 is still ongoing. Donate at http://www.ccwny.org/donation.

Where else can you find the latest news from across the diocese, the daily gospel and homily, a complete directory of every parish, and Bishop Malone's latest video reflections? If you haven't lately, please visit YOUR newly redesigned http://www.buffalodiocese.org. It's just one way Good News gets around with help from June's Catholic Communication Campaign.

The whole nation sees what Daybreak TV Productions creates. Last Christmas, about 10 million people across the United States watched Mass from Cheektowaga's Our Lady Help of Christians Chapel on ABC network affiliates. Every Tuesday, a different priest from the Diocese of Buffalo delivers a daily video reflection on http://www.usccb.org. Thanks in advance for your support of the Catholic Communication Campaign which will be held June 10 & 11.

Inside Garage Sale will be held at St. Andrew School, 111 Crocker St., Sloan on Friday, June 2 from 9am-2pm. Huge inventory includes housewares, home décor, small kitchen appliances, toys, tools, antiques, sports equipment, clothing for all ages, jewelry, and much more! No reasonable offer refused. Free hot dog with every purchase starting at 11am (limit one per customer). For more information, call 716-892-0425.

Wine Appreciation 101. You are invited to a wine tasting at Sacred Heart Parish in Lakewood on Saturday, June 3 from 5:30-8:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at the parish office at 380 E. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood (next to Walmart). In addition to learning about and sampling hand-crafted wines from Eagle Crest Vineyards, ticket holders will be treated to a variety of hot and cold hors d'oeuvres throughout the evening. All members of the public, age 21 and older, are invited to attend, but seating is limited. Tickets are $20 per person or $35 per couple. For more information, contact the parish office at 716-763-2815.

Chiavetta's Chicken Dinner at SS. Columba-Brigid Church on Sunday, June 4 from 12pm until sold out. There will also be 100 theme baskets and something we call "Entertainment Explosion." This consists of a raffle for 3 packages of gift cards and certificates for movies, restaurants, stores, and places to visit. First prize is worth $250 and the other two are valued at $150 each. This event will be held at 75 Hickory St. (corner of Eagle St., one block south of Clinton St.), Buffalo. Tickets are $10. For more information, call Fr. Roy at 716-852-2076.

Anointing of the Sick Healing Mass in honor of St. Peregrine will be held on Monday, June 5 at 7pm at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 626 Oliver St., North Tonawanda. Fr. 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 Anointing of the Sick to attend this healing Mass. For further information, call 716-283-0011 or visit http://www.stperry.org.

St. John Kanty Parish Community. Bishop Richard Malone will be the principal celebrant at the 4pm Mass on June 10 celebrating the installation of Rev. Michael Burzynski as Administrator of St. John Kanty Parish Community, 101 Swinburne St., Buffalo. A reception will follow Mass in Kanty's Kitchen. We hope you will attend.

Poustinia Experience. An invitation to young adults ages 18-26 for a special experience to be alone with God for a day of silence, solitude, nature, fasting, and Scripture. This is call a Poustinia experience and is offered by an experienced retreat team held at Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora. The upcoming summer dates are June 13-14 and August 1-2. For further information, contact Fr. Jim Wall at 716-435-0133 or Kathy White at 716-605-0558, or email PoustiniaNY@gmail.com.

Project Rachel "Post-Abortion" - A Day of Hope & Healing on Saturday, June 17 from 9am-3pm at Christ the King Seminary, St. Vincent's Dorm, 711 Knox Rd., East Aurora. Free, nonjudgmental, and confidential. Led by Cheryl Calire & Deacon Michael Dulak. "It's normal to grieve a pregnancy loss, including the loss of a child by abortion. It can form a hole in one's heart, a hole so deep that sometimes it seems nothing can fill the emptiness." Let us help you. Come for A Day of Hope & Healing. Space is limited; registration required. Register by Monday, June 5 by calling 716-847-2205 or email Pro-Lifeoffice@buffalodiocese.org.

Put Your Faith in Action. Single women, age 18 and older, are invited to join the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities as we travel to David, Kentucky from June 23-July 1 to repair homes for people in need through our Franciscans in Action service retreat. While giving of your time and talent, you will also experience personal and spiritual growth in the Franciscan tradition. To register, contact Sr. Donna McGartland, OSF at 315-420-5039 or dmcgartland@sosf.org. More information at http://www.sosf.org.

Mount Mercy Academy is hosting a Basketball Camp from June 26-29 for girls entering 4th-9th grades. Session 1 is for grades 4-6 from 9am-12pm; Session 2 is for grades 7-9 from 12:30-3:30pm. Cost is $80 per session and includes instruction from our Varsity Coach, John Glose, and the Mount Mercy Varsity Basketball team, and a t-shirt. For details, call 716-825-8796, ext. 320.

2017 Hilbert College Boys and Girls Summer Basketball Camps. The Boys weeks are June 25-29 and July 9-13. The lone Girls week is July 16-20. The registration/check-in is on Sunday(s) between 2:30-4pm and each camp concludes on Thursday(s) at 3pm. Campers are given the choice of staying on campus (resident camper) in air conditioned Trinity Hall, or commuting (day camper). Day camp runs from 9am-9pm weekly. All meals included in the cost. To register or for more information, go to http://www.hilberthawks.com and click on "Events." For more information on the Boys camps, please contact Hilbert College Head Men's Basketball Coach Rob deGrandpre at 716-926-8803 or rdegrandpre@hilbert.edu. For more information on the Girls camp or the July 30-August 3 High School Girls Elite Camp, contact Coach Melissa Graham at 716-926-8775 or mgraham@hilbert.edu.

Chiavetta's Chicken BBQ & Red Cross Blood Drive on Sunday, July 16 from 12-5pm at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 4263 St. Francis Dr., Athol Springs. Tickets are $10 presale, $12 at the door, includes chicken, drink, and dessert. For more information and cost, contact 716-627-3357.

Catholic Speaker and Musician, Chris Bray, will be coming to the Newman Center, 495 Skinnersville Rd., Amherst on Friday, September 8 from 7-9:30pm . Students are free with the showing of their UB ID Card. Community and general admission is $5. Tickets are on sale now! You can purchase them at the Newman Center or online under Christ Bray ticket. For more information, call 716-636-7495.

Spiritual Studies or Spiritual Director Training Program. The St. Joseph Center for Spirituality in Clarence announces a new education program in Spiritual Studies or Spiritual Director Training. This will begin in September 2017 and meet one Saturday per month (except summer months) for two years. For further information and registration, go to http://www.stjosephsctr.org or call 716-759-6893, ext. 175.

Divorce LINK Packet available. Facing divorce? You are not alone. Hundreds of people have turned to DivorceLINK for help during the pain and confusion of their marriage breakup. DivorceLINK is a volunteer organization offering support and healing help to men and women of all ages who are going through separation or divorce. For a DivorceLINK packet filled with information and resources, call the Office of Family Life Ministries at 716-847-2210.

If you are a victim of domestic violence and are in need of access to safety planning, spiritual care, legal assistance, limited medical assistance, counseling, law enforcement, Erie County's "Where Families Come First" program is for you! All services are free. All conversations strictly private. For more information, call 716-558-7233 or visit http://www.fjcsafe.org.

Marriage Moment. Memorial Day. To serve country, spouse or God is to give our life because of your love. Dying for a good cause is a great sacrifice, but sacrificing time and energy in the service of your beloved counts too. Serve your spouse in an unexpected way today.

USCCB-Word of Life: "The patient requesting assisted suicide is often asking, 'Does anyone want me to be alive, or care enough to talk me out of this request and support me through this difficult time?'"

USCCB-Palabra de Vida: "El paciente que solicita el suicidio asistido suele preguntarse: '¿Hay alguien que quiera que yo siga vivo, o que se preocupe tanto como para disuadirme y apoyarme en este difícil momento?'."

*** New Bulletin Announcements will be posted on June 5, 2017.***