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March 30, 2020
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Appeal 2020 and Catholic Charities: Catholic Charities is doing everything possible to continue to serve our neighbors in need at this time. We are operating every service we safely can and especially those most vital at this time such as basic emergency assistance, including our food pantries (all nine are up and running, assisted by CC staff from other departments) and counseling and mental health services. We are here to help! Many of our staff are working remotely and returning office calls daily. For the Appeal, our office at 741 Delaware Ave. is closed to visitors. Parishes (and even individual parishioners) are asked to mail donations to our office, 741 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14209, Attn: Appeal Department. We also encourage online donations: https://www.ccwny.org/donation when possible. Appeal staff are working remotely and returning office calls daily. Please call Clara Moran, 716-713-4410, with questions or concerns. We are grateful for the returns that are being mailed already! For a daily update about Catholic Charities, go to our home page at www.ccwny.org. Thank you!
Bulletin message for weekend of April 11-12: Happy Easter! Today we celebrate Jesus’ triumphant victory over death and rejoice in his promise of eternal life. As we reflect on this special day of ultimate hope and unconditional love, we want to also express our deep gratitude to all who have donated or pledged to the 2020 Appeal in support of Catholic Charities and the Fund for the Faith. Thank you for thinking of those most in need in Western New York and deciding to give them the gift of comfort, peace, healing, and hope. Together, with your generous help, we will continue to accomplish wonderful things!
Position Available: Director of Religious Education at St. Martha Parish, Depew. Qualifications: college degree in field related to education/religious education; relevant parish experience in religious education or related ministry; Diocesan Catechetical Leader certification; practicing Catholic engaged in the life of their home parish. Deadline to apply: April 30. For further information, contact St. Martha Parish at 716-684-6342.
Polka Mass, Pork Chop Dinner and Dance on Saturday, May 2 from 4-8 pm at Holy Mother of the Rosary (Parish Center Hall), 6298 Broadway, Lancaster. In honor of Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral’s 125th anniversary, we are having a Spring Festival. Come enjoy Mass with a polka beat beginning at 4 pm, followed by a delicious pork chop dinner at 4:45 pm, and then dance to the music of “The Buffalo Touch” from 5-8 pm. There will be refreshments, a Spring raffle, and a theme basket auction. Tickets can be purchased by calling Anne at 716-239-1982 or the parish office at 716-685-5766.
*** Next newsletter will be issued April 6, 2020. ***