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September 28, 2020

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Annual Red Mass. The St. Thomas More Guild of WNY cordially invites area lawyers, judges, public officials, and legal professionals of all faiths to attend the annual Red Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral on Thursday, October 1 at 12:10 pm. The Mass will be live streamed at Most Rev. Edward Scharfenberger, Bishop of Albany and Apostolic Administrator of Buffalo Diocese, will be the principal celebrant and homilist. Hon. Tracey Bannister, Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department, will offer judicial remarks following the conclusion of Mass.

The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola will be offered starting in October 2020 and continuing until around May. The Spiritual Director for this retreat will be Sister Marian Baumler, SSMN who has directed the Exercises in Daily Life for 30 years. Sister Marian, who lives in the West Seneca area, will be able to accompany only two or three retreatants on this spiritual journey. Given the restrictions of the pandemic, there will be an initial face-to-face meeting but we will also meet using technology. If you are interested in this retreat, please contact Sister at 716-480-1316.

Curé of Ars Awards Dinner- Honoring those who lives reflect the qualities of Christian dedication and service that marked the life of St. John Vianney. On October 8 the Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo will host the Cure’ of Ars in a virtual format. At the Cure’, we will celebrate the good works of Rev. Eugene Ulrich, Susan Santandreu and Dave Cervi of Personal Touch Food Service as they have been long-term advocates of the formation programs of our Diocese. The event features take-out dinner options from three of Buffalo’s premier restaurants. Proceeds help support those studying for priesthood, permanent diaconate and lay ecclesial ministries. For sponsorship opportunities, a list of featured restaurants and additional event information, please visit and click on 2020 Curé of Ars Awards Dinner or call 716-847-8373.

Two opportunities to participate in praying the Rosary in the Public Square:

  • Saturday, October 10 at 12 pm – Public Square Rally at St. Andrew, Elmwood Ave. & Sheridan Dr., Kenmore. We will be praying for PEACE in this crucial time in America.
  • Sunday, October 11 at 4 pm – Rosary Coast to Coast at Aqua Lane Park, 128 Aqua Ln., Tonawanda (at the foot of Sheridan Dr.). Join our universal Church as we pray the Rosary simultaneously around the globe.

St. Gregory the Great Parish is excited to invite you to “FIAT,” a monthly Eucharistic Conference. Join us for an evening of Eucharistic Adoration, faith-filled presentations, powerful music and prayer ministry. Come with an open heart to meet our Lord. Just as Mary said “Yes” to the will of God, this is an opportunity for you to also say “Yes” to the Lord. FIAT is open to everyone. Our next night will be Saturday, October 10 at 7 pm at St. Gregory the Great Church, 200 St. Gregory Ct., Williamsville. For further information, visit

“A Hospital Chaplain’s Retrospective on End of Life” on Monday, October 16 at 7 pm at Our Lady of Pompeii, 129 Laverack Ave., Lancaster. Father Louis Klein will speak about ministering to the sick and dying from a hospital Chaplain’s point of view and experience. He will also talk about the heroic doctors, nurses and staff and what they go through day to day. Join beforehand for Mass at 6:30 pm. Reservations required for social distancing; call 716-683-6522. This is part of Our Lady of Pompeii Faith Enrichment series.

Annual Pork Chop Dinner on Saturday, October 17 from 11 am to 3 pm (or until sold out) at Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma; sponsored by the Holy Name Society. Dinner includes pork chops, Annunciation’s famous mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and bread. Dinner will be take-out only (no pre-pay). Drive-thru pickup - please enter church parking lot from Clinton St. For more information on the Church of the Annunciation, visit www.annunciation.ccs.

St. Maximilian Kolbe Annual Harvest Dinner on Sunday, October 18 from 12 pm until sold out at the East Pembroke Social Hall, 8656 Church St., E. Pembroke. Take-out only – includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, squash, beets, coleslaw, homemade desserts and more! Tickets available at the door.

Pork Chop Dinner and Raffle on Sunday, October 25 from 12-4 pm (or until sold out) at Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral, 6298 Broadway (between Schwartz & Ransom Rds.), Lancaster; curbside pickup. Dinner includes pork chop, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet & sour cabbage, vegetable, roll and dessert. Raffle Tickets: 1st Prize is Dinner for Two at Russell’s with a Jacuzzi Suite at Salvatore’s Grand Hotel, 2nd Prize is $100 Wegmans Gift Certificate, 3rd Prize is $100 Cash, 4th Prize is $75 Gas Card and more! Dinner tickets and raffle tickets may be purchased by calling the parish office at 716-685-5766.

USCCB-Word of Life: The Gospel of life is intrinsic to the whole Christian life and foundational to the decisions we make on a daily basis. For, “the Gospel of God’s love for man, the Gospel of the dignity of the person and the Gospel of life are a single and indivisible Gospel.” (EV 2)

USCCB-Palabra de Vida: El Evangelio de la vida es intrínseco a toda la vida cristiana y fundamental para el decisiones que tomamos a diario. Por eso, “el Evangelio del amor de Dios al hombre y el Evangelio de la dignidad de la persona son un Evangelio único e indivisible.” (EV2)

*** Next newsletter will be published on October 5, 2020. ***