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January 13, 2020

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Tuition Assistance for Private Grammar Schools. The BISON Children’s Scholarship Fund provides tuition assistance to economically eligible children entering Kindergarten-8th grade throughout the eight counties of Western New York. The BISON Fund’s scholarship pre-application is now available for NEW families for the 2020-21 school year. If selected, the scholarships can be used at any private grammar school in WNY. The deadline to apply is February 28. You can apply online at For more information, visit our website at or call 716-854-0869.

Marian Consecration, “33 Days to Morning Glory,” on Facebook LIVE at “Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels Olean” daily at 7 pm through February 2. Fr. David Tourville leads us in prayer and adoration as we continue the Marian Consecration, “33 Days to Morning Glory.” What a gift of healing and grace! It’s never too late to jump in and complete this beautiful retreat. It will change your life!

Northern Erie Vicariate Parishes host an Evening of Prayer for Healing. All are welcome to join us on Friday, January 24 from 7-8:30 pm as we pray for victims and all who are affected by the abuse crisis. The evening will include adoration, music, communal prayer, and a presentation by Catholic Therapist Dan Lawson, LMHC as we pray for strength and grace as we journey through this challenging time in our Church. This Evening of Prayer is sponsored by the parishes of the Northern Erie Vicariate and will be hosted at St. Amelia Church, 2999 Eggert Rd., Tonawanda.

Open House on Sunday, January 26 from 1-3 pm at St. John the Baptist School, 1085 Englewood Ave., Kenmore. We offer a half-day (3 days a week) and a full day (5 days a week) Pre-K3 program, full day Pre-K4 program, as well as classes for Kindergarten to Grade 8. We also have early drop-off and on-site after school care. Visit us at or call 716-877-6401 to arrange for a private tour or shadow day.

Theme Tray Event. “Let’s Make a Deal” is the theme of the basket raffle on February 7 at Cardinal O’Hara High School, 39 O’Hara Rd., Tonawanda; sponsored by the Home School Association. “Let’s Make a Deal” games will take place throughout the evening. Doors open at 6:30 pm, followed at 7 pm by the first basket pulled. A 50/50 split and big ticket items will also be featured. Proceeds will help fund post-prom activities. For tickets, call 716-695-2600 or visit

Americana-themed Wine Tasting & Craft Beer Tasting on Friday, February 7 from 6-9 pm at Assumption Church, 435 Amherst St., Buffalo. Wines crafted by O-Neh-Da and Eagle Crest Vineyards and Craft Beer from Try-It Distributing. Includes unlimited tasting and new American themed food pairings. Pull out your red, white and blue and join us for some fun and games of chance as well. Call 716-875-7626 for tickets and more information.

“Heart-to-Heart” on Wednesday, February 12 from 1-2:30 pm at St. Francis Park, 5229 South Park Ave., Hamburg. While more than 600,000 Americans die from heart related conditions each year, heart disease is preventable and treatable if you know the risk factors and warning signs. Join Catholic Health RN and Patient Educator, Maureen McCabe, as she discusses the causes of heart disease for men and women and what you can do to reduce your risk. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required by calling 716-649-1205 before February 7. Parking is available around the perimeter of the building.

*** Next newsletter will be issued January 27, 2020. ***