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February 10, 2020

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Position Available: Director of Music/Organist/Choir Director (part-time) at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church, 57 Center Ave., North Tonawanda. Must have knowledge of the Liturgical Church year. Includes weekend liturgies, holidays, Holy Days, weekly choir practice, including cantors, weddings, and funerals. Member of Parish Council of Ministries and Liturgy Committee. Salary negotiable upon experience. Send resume to

Bulletin message for weekend of February 22-23: College can be a time of profound searching – both in an academic and personal sense, and campus ministries, like the Newman Center at Buffalo State College, can often act as a safe space for students to echo such questions and find a sense of belonging. As one student said, “In college, it can be difficult to find a place where you belong. Many seek out different organizations for different reasons, so often in an attempt to feel part of something greater, something they believe in. It was very easy to feel part of Newman because everyone there was so inviting.” Your gift to the Fund for the Faith through the 2020 Appeal helps support campus ministries like the Newman Center and, in turn, supports the faith and spirituality of hundreds of young people in Western New York. Make a secure donation online at or by calling 716-218-1400. Think of Me.

Bulletin message for weekend of February 29-March 1: One On the Road participant was hesitant about attending the weeklong leadership training for high school students, but at his parents’ urging, he went. To his surprise, it turned out to be quite the impactful week! “On the Road was truly a life-changing experience for me.  The most significant thing I learned was different ways to pray that were comfortable to me. Since On The Road, I have begun to incorporate prayer into songs that I write,” he said. “I am so grateful for this amazing experience!” Your gift to the Fund for the Faith through 2020 Appeal can help other young people like this young man find new inspiration and strength in their faith. Will you think of him and so many others like him? Make a secure donation online at or by calling 716-218-1400. Think of Me.

Census 2020. The Census Bureau is hiring up to 500,000 temporary, part-time census takers for the 2020 Census in communities across the country to reach their goal of more than 2 million applicants. The positions offer competitive pay, flexible hours, paid training, and weekly paychecks. Anyone age 18 and older, such as recent high school graduates, college students, veterans, retirees, military spouses, seasonal workers, and people who are bilingual are highly encouraged to apply. People who already have jobs and want to earn extra income evenings and weekends are also encouraged to apply. For more information, contact:

Save the Date: WNY Catholic Men’s Conference will be held on Saturday, March 28 at Cardinal O’Hara High School, 39 O’Hara Rd., Tonawanda. We welcome the attendance of priests, deacons, religious, and seminarians and can use the help of priests for confessions. For more information, visit

Lenten Scripture Study With Jesus to the Cross will be held on Wednesdays, February 19, March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25 and April 1 at 7 pm at St. Mother Teresa Parish (school meeting room 29), 496 Terrace Blvd., Depew. We will use the Lenten Sunday readings along with the book, “With Jesus to the Cross.” For information or to register, contact Sr. Ellen McCarthy at 716-698-2808.

Eucharistic Adoration & Holy Hour for Vocations on Thursday, February 27 from 6-7 pm at St. Andrew Church, 1525 Sheridan Dr., Kenmore. All invited to come (for any length of time) to adore our Lord, Jesus Christ and pray for vocations! After Holy Hour, we will also pray the rosary. Deacon Mike Ficorilli, presiding.

“The Liturgy of the Hours: A Bridge Between the Earthly and Heavenly Realms” will be held on Wednesday, March 4 at Christ the King Seminary, St. Vincent Dorm Chapel, 711 Knox Rd., East Aurora. Two sessions offered – Session I: 3-4:45 pm Liturgy of the Hours Presentation, followed by 5 pm Vespers (Evening Prayer) and end with optional dinner at 5:30 pm; Session II: 5 pm Vespers (Evening Prayer), optional dinner at 5:30 pm, followed by Liturgy of the Hours Presentation from 6:30-7:45 pm. Facilitator: Fr. John Adams. The Liturgy of the Hours is a liturgy, a formal rite for public worship that is prayed at certain hours of the day; it contains psalms and readings that were proclaimed by Jesus in the Temple and the saints throughout history. There is a cost for dinner. To register or for more information, contact Fr. John Adams at or 716-655-6406.

Meat Raffle on Saturday, March 7 at Our Lady Help of Christians Parish Hall, 4125 Union Road, Cheektowaga. Doors open at 5:30 pm; first spin at 7 pm. Admission includes beverages, pizza, Grand Prize raffle. For more information or pre-sale tickets, call the parish at 716-634-3420

Stock the Freezer Meat Raffle, hosted by the Newman Center at SUNY Buffalo State, on Saturday, March 7 at the Knights of Columbus, 1530 Kenmore Ave., Buffalo. Doors open at 6 pm; first spin at 7 pm. All entrance tickets include a door prize raffle ticket, beverages (beer or soda), and pizza. Other raffles taking place throughout the event consist of a large prize raffle, a 50/50 split raffle, and a basket raffle. Attendees must be 18 years old. For tickets or more information, call 716-882-1080.

Spaghetti Dinner, sponsored by Queen of Angels Holy Name Society, on Sunday, March 8 from 11 am-4 pm at Queen of Angels Parish Center, 144 Warsaw St., Lackawanna. The “all-you-can-eat” dinner includes homemade dessert and beverage. There will be Bell Jar raffles and a Split Club to add to the fun and festivities. Tickets will be pre-sale only and may be purchased by calling Gene at 716-646-0513, Jim at 716-481-1278, Mike at 716-880-4048 or Dan at 716-823-2794. Tickets will also be sold before and after weekend Masses.

International Holy Name Mass and Breakfast will take place on March 22 at St. Thomas More, 6548 Dorchester Rd., Niagara Falls, Canada. Mass is at 9 am. Call the Holy Name Office at 716-847-2201 if you plan to attend or wish more information. Remember: you need a passport or enhanced license to cross the bridge.

Lenten Mission 2020. St. John Paul II Parish invites you to join us for our Lenten Mission 2020 from Sunday, March 22 to Saturday, March 28. The evenings are filled with powerful talks, prayer, liturgy and song, and completed with a warm fellowship. Each evening begins at 7 pm in the Parish’s Community Room, 2052 Lakeview Rd., Lake View. For more information on Mission, contact this year’s Lead Couple, Brian & Dina Pacillo at 716-200-6515 or the parish office at 716-627-2910 or email More information can be found on our website:

Trip to Italy: Rome, Palermo and Sicily from September 14-23; hosted by Fr. Paul Bossi. Includes papal audience, flight to Sicily; leaving from Toronto, transportation included. For more information, call 716-461-9147 or email

*** Next newsletter will be issued February 24, 2020. ***