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October 7, 2019

Church Bulletin Announcements via Email. The Diocese of Buffalo publishes a weekly email newsletter that offers Church Bulletin Announcements about upcoming events, ongoing ministry and inspirational messages of faith. To subscribe, go to and follow the instructions.

Kairos Prison Ministry International. Are you looking for your fourth day service to our Lord? Kairos Prison Ministry International WNY location that serves Wende Correctional Facility is forming the next weekend. The first of five formation meetings will be held at Harvest House, 1782 Seneca St., Buffalo on October 12 from 9 am-3 pm. Musicians, clergy, cooks and prayer warriors may find a place for their talents here. KPMI will give new meaning to the verse, “I was in prison and you visited me.” KPMI where the walk to forgiveness begins and a new life can unfold. Please join us. For further information, contact Kathleen Mangan at 716-861-0643 or

"Prayers for Peace: Fatima.Christ the King Seminary is hosting a Holy Hour in St. John Vianney Chapel and Living Rosary around the Pond of Our Lady on the Seminary grounds on Sunday, October 13 beginning at 5:30 pm. This special prayer event is being held in honor and in remembrance of the 102nd anniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady to the three children of Fatima, Portugal and the Miracle of the Sun experienced on that grace-filled day. You are invited to come to pray with us and/or to be part of the Living Rosary itself. Contact Fr. John Adams if you are planning to come, indicate the number and the names of those that may attend with you. Also, please indicate if you are specifically interested in being a part (as a living  bead) in the Rosary around the lake. You can come to either one or both of the events of the Prayers for Peace. Further details will be sent to those who contact Fr. John at or 716-655-6406. Christ the King Seminary is located at 711 Knox Rd., East Aurora.

14 Ways to Preserve Your Assets with Medicaid Laws on Thursday, October 17 from 1-2:30 pm at St. Francis Park, 5229 South Park Ave., Hamburg. Join attorney Robert Friedman and learn how to preserve your assets through the use of powers of attorney, health care proxies, living wills, wills, trusts, and more. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required by October 14 by calling 716-649-1205. Parking is available around the perimeter of the building.

Polish-American Folk Mass, Pork Chop Dinner, Theme Baskets & Grand Prize Raffle on Saturday, October 19 at Immaculate Conception Church, 8791 South Main St., Eden. Mass starts at 4 pm, followed by our pork chop dinner. Music provided by The Dave Gawronski Band. Grand Prize Drawing for $1,000. Please join us!

St. Maximilian Kolbe Annual Harvest Dinner on Sunday, October 20 at the East Pembroke Social Hall, 8656 Church St., E. Pembroke from 12 noon until sold out. Dinner served family style includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, squash, beets, coleslaw, sweet breads, homemade desserts and more. Take-out available. Also, stop at our country store for crafts, baked goods, produce and more.

Anointing of the Sick Healing Mass in honor of St. Peregrine will be held on Monday, October 21 at 7 pm at St. Thomas Aquinas, 450 Abbott Rd., Buffalo. 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 the Anointing of the Sick, to attend this healing Mass. For further information, call 716-283-0011 or visit

Light for Life Walk on Tuesday, October 22 on the 9-month memorial of the radical abortion laws passed in NYS on January 22. This pro-life event is being held at St. Mary of the Cataract Church, 237 4th St., Niagara Falls. Rosary and Adoration in the Church at 6 pm; at 7 pm the 2-mile silent walk begins through Niagara Falls State Park. Bring a flashlight or lantern as we will be a quiet prayerful presence of light.

Tea in the Park on Wednesday, October 23 from 1-2:30 pm at St. Francis Park, 5229 South Park Ave., Hamburg. Fall is here and soon the snow will be too! See how living at St. Francis Park can enable you to sit back and enjoy life without the burden of home ownership and all the work that comes along with it. Join us for light refreshments and a casual presentation at 1 pm, followed by a guided tour of this unique senior living community. There will be plenty of time to get your questions answered. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required by October 20 by calling 716-649-1205.

“Let’s Talk About” Hope for the Future: The Voices of Young Priests on Thursday, October 24 at 7 pm at St. Leo the Great Church, 885 Sweet Home Rd., Amherst. Rev. Peter Santandreu of St. Amelia, Rev. Paul Cygan of St. Gregory the Great, and transitional deacon Rev. Mr. Denning Achidi will speak on their experiences and reasons for hope in the future of the Church. The audience will be invited to join their voices to the conversation as we share how hope is essential for us and for the Church.

Saints in Crisis: Following Christ in Troubled Times by speaker and evangelist, Meg Hunter-Kilmer, on Thursday, October 24 at St. John Neumann Shrine next to St. John the Baptist Church, 1085 Englewood Ave., Kenmore. Rosary at 7 pm; talk beginning at 7:30 pm. Meg is a nationally known speaker, evangelist, theologian, and “hobo for Christ” with an expertise in the lives of the saints. All are welcome. For more information, email Mary Haseltine at

Painting with a Twist! on Thursday, October 24 from 1-2:30 pm at St. Francis Park, 5229 South Park Ave., Hamburg. Uncork your creative side! Enjoy painting, wine, cheese and crackers while you are guided through creating a masterpiece. All supplies are provided – just bring your imagination. Paint theme: Winter Wonderland. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required by October 21 by calling 716-649-1205.

Fall Wine Tasting on Friday, October 25 from 7-9 pm at Blessed Trinity (St. Charles Hall), 317 Leroy Ave., Buffalo. Featuring a variety of wines to sample and savor, accompanied by delicious hors d’oeuvres. Also included: beer, non-alcoholic beverages, and desserts. You must be at least 21 to attend. Proceeds to benefit the Landmark church’s “Under This Roof” preservation fund. For tickets call 716-832-2540 or 716-833-0301. Information at

Food Truck Friday: Polish Villa on Friday, October 25 from 11 am-1:30 pm at St. Francis Park, 5229 South Park Ave., Hamburg. Join us for authentic polish cuisine! Cash and all major credit cards accepted. No reservations necessary.

Lecture on the Gospel of Life on Sunday, October 27 from 7-8:30 pm at St. Stephen Church, 2100 Baseline Rd., Grand Island. Presented by Rev. Denis Wilde, OSA, PhD, a professional pianist who has traveled to over 750 venues to deliver the gospel of life message. All are welcomed. Free will offering. Dessert and coffee will be available after the lecture. For more information, contact Dave at 716-773-4908.

Requiem for the Homeless on November 1 at 7:30 pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 724 Delaware Ave., Buffalo. The Choirs of St. Joseph Cathedral, Westminster Presbyterian Church and Calvary Episcopal Church, along with a chamber orchestra directed by Garrett Martin, will present Bob Chilcott’s Requiem in its entirety. There will be a free-will offering with proceeds distributed among local agencies that seek to combat homelessness in Western New York. All are welcome.

All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus – Kirby Council, on Sunday, November 3 from 8 am-12 noon at Ascension Parish Hall, 17 Sumner St., Batavia. Breakfast includes eggs, sausage, pancakes, coffee, tea, juice. Door raffles and 50/50 drawing available. Pay at the door.

Hawk-tion: “One Enchanted Evening” is the theme of the 26th annual Hawk-tion fundraiser on Friday, November 8 at Cardinal O’Hara High School, 39 O’Hara Rd., Tonawanda. Hors d’oeuvres, open bar and silent auction of hundreds of items will start at 6 pm. A live auction will begin during the full course chicken and steak dinner. Tickets may be purchased by calling the O’Hara Advancement Office at 716-695-2600, ext. 312, email or online at

Chris Wilson Concert on Saturday, November 9 at 7:30 pm at Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma. Join singer and songwriter, Chris Wilson, for a free concert featuring songs of faith, popular songs, and a touch of Christmas. A New York native, Wilson has gained celebrity status for his vocally driven songwriting and passionate live performances. This event is open to the public; a free-will offering would be appreciated to help defray expenses. For more information on the Church of the Annunciation, call 716-683-5254 or visit

Francis and the Sultan: A Hidden Story, An Urgent Message on Saturday, November 16 from 9 am-3 pm at St. Francis Park, 5229 South Park Ave., Hamburg. Presented by Sr. Kathy Warren, OSF, a scholar of inter-religious dialogue, particularly Muslim-Christian interaction, from a Franciscan perspective. This program will focus on the uncommon vision that motivated Francis of Assisi to make contact with the leader of the Muslim forces, Sultan al-Kamil, during the brutal battles of the Fifth Crusade. That remarkable encounter deepened and expanded Francis’ vision and actions for the remainder of his life. Join us to explore the story and address the questions! For reservations, call 716-649-1205.

Annual Healing & Memorial Mass, sponsored by the Diocesan Union of Holy Name Society, will be held on Sunday, November 24 at 2 pm at St. John the Baptist, 1085 Englewood Ave., Kenmore. Let us come together to pray for our families, our community, our members, one another, especially those who are sick and for those going in for surgery. This Mass is for anyone seeking spiritual healing. During the Mass, we will also be reading the names of those Holy Name members who served the Lord as protectors of his holy name and are now with Him in His Kingdom. Fr. Paul Sabo will be the main celebrant. Upon completion of the Mass, Fr. Sabo will offer the Sacrament of the Sick blessing. Light refreshments will be served following the services.

Start a new friendship. The Telephone Assurance Program (TAP) serving Erie and Chautauqua Counties, and the Friendly Phones program serving Orleans County, are free volunteer services providing regular telephone calls to homebound elderly and disabled persons to check on their well-being and to give people an opportunity to socialize. Relationships grow and last for years through a regular 5-to-15 minute call. These friendly calls can alleviate some concerns facing those who live alone and can help them maintain their independence. If you know of someone who would like to receive calls or to volunteer to make calls, call 585-343-0614, ext. 18 for Friendly Phones and 716-218-1400 for TAP. For more information on Catholic Charities and other services and programs we provide, visit

*** Next newsletter will be issued October 21, 2019. ***