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June 17, 2019

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Bulletin message for weekend of June 29-30: We’re almost out of time! At the conclusion of Sunday, June 30, our annual Catholic Charities Appeal will come to an end. To all who have donated, a heartfelt thanks for your generosity and compassion for Western New Yorkers in need. To those who haven’t, there is still time. And the timing couldn’t be more crucial. Your gift today to the 2019 Appeal will bring hope to those in need tomorrow. You can make a difference. Help your neighbor find hope. Visit

Sacred Heart of Jesus Triduum on June 26-28 at 7 pm at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 5337 Genesee St., Bowmansville. Fr. Michal Czyzewski, Pastor of Corpus Christi Church, will be our speaker and celebrant. Topics include: Wednesday – “Who is Jesus to Me” with Mass, Adoration and Benediction; Thursday – “The Healing Power of Jesus” followed by our Healing Mass; and Friday – “Jesus is Speaking-Are We Listening?” with Mass and Consecration followed by a reception in the parish center. This is a wonderful opportunity to help you grow in your relationship with Jesus while we honor his Most Sacred Heart. All are welcome. Please come and bring a friend, family members and invite your neighbors! Jesus wants to pour his grace into your lives.

Eucharistic Adoration & Holy Hour for Vocations on Thursday, June 27 from 6-7 pm at St. Andrew Church, 1525 Sheridan Dr., Kenmore. Six new deacons and eight new priests in the last few weeks! Let’s help keep the momentum going! All invited to come and adore our Lord, Jesus Christ! Come for the hour or for ten minutes; our doors will be open! After Holy Hour, we will pray the rosary for our nation. Deacon Mike Ficorilli, presiding.

Adoration of the Priestly Heart of Jesus. Friday, June 28 is the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests. All are invited to St. Martin of Tours, 1140 Abbott Rd., Buffalo from 7-8 pm to pray a Eucharistic holy hour including music, prayer intentions for priests, and Divine Mercy Chaplet in reparation for sins against the Sacred Heart during the Diocesan Year of Healing. Visit or call 716-823-7077  for more information.

Rosary Novena for Life on Saturday, June 29 at 9 am. Mass will be held at St. Stephen’s Church, 2100 Baseline Road, Grand Island. Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Martin Gallagher. The Rosary will be prayed immediately after Mass. This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to offer there prayerful support for the protection of human life from the moment of conception until natural death. Please join Fr. Martin Gallagher and the Pro-Life Office if you are able!

Our Lady of Pompeii Summer Bash on Saturday, June 29 from 8-11 pm in the Ministry Center, 129 Laverack Ave., Lancaster. Featuring the Bruce Springsteen cover band “Badlands.” Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Must be 21 to enter the Bash. Concert preceded by a Fun Night for youths 16 years and younger that will include a bounce house, games, and hot dog roast from 6-7:30 pm. For tickets and information, call 716-683-6522.

Golf Tournament, sponsored by Cardinal O’Hara High School Athletic Department, on Friday, July 26 at Rothland Golf Course, Akron. Registration begins at 9 am, followed by a 10 am shotgun start. Registration fee includes green fees, cart, lunch at the turn, and dinner after the tournament. Sponsorship packages also available. For more information, call Diane Schiesser at 716-695-2600, ext. 305 or email

IGGY FEST 2019 on Wednesday, July 31. Join One Jesuit Buffalo and the Nativity Miguel Junior Board as we celebrate the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola with downtown’s best street festival at St. Michael Church, 651 Washington St., Buffalo. Jesuit Alumni, family and friends of all ages are welcome to Mass at 5:15 pm with the Voices of Mercy Singers, followed by food, drink, music and fun until 9 pm. Pre-sale tickets and information at OJB Facebook or buy at the gate. Proceeds benefit Nativity Miguel Middle School.

Annunciation Church Picnic on August 16-18 at the Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma. Weekend highlights include live music, classic cars, numerous raffles, delicious food offerings, beer tent and more, with much of the activity occurring under the parish’s brand new pavilion! The fun begins at 5 pm Friday, August 16. A kids’ area featuring carnival games, a bounce house, musical entertainment and lots of activities will be open all three days. Plenty of free parking available. For additional information, visit or call the parish office at 716-683-5254.

Fall 2019 Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) training program offered by Sisters of Charity Hospital. Buffalo location: classes run September 10, 2019 to March 19, 2020 on Tuesdays from 8:30 am-1 pm OR 3-7:30 pm. Rochester location: classes run October 8, 2019 to April 23, 2020 on Wednesdays from 8:30 am-1 pm OR 4-8:30 pm. Clinical Pastoral Education is interfaith professional education for spiritual care ministry of all faiths (caregivers, pastors, priests, rabbis, imams and others). The program provides formation for growth in self-awareness and developing pastoral competence as a spiritual caregiver. All interested applicants must apply by July 15. For program requirements and information, visit or contact Nancy Koteras at 716-862-1374 or

USCCB-Word of Life: “Religious freedom gives us the space to carry out the mission that Jesus has entrusted to the Church. Religious freedom means that Catholics, and all people of goodwill, are free to seek the truth and to live in accordance with that truth, and so to strengthen our common life as a nation.”

USCCB-Palabra de Vida: "La libertad religiosa nos da el espacio para llevar adelante la misión que Jesús encomendó a la Iglesia. La libertad religiosa significa que los católicos, y todas las personas de buena voluntad, son libres para buscar la verdad y vivir conforme a esa verdad, y así fortalecer nuestra vida en común como nación".

*** Next newsletter will be issued June 24, 2019. ***