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April 15, 2019

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Evening Eucharistic Adoration & Holy Hour for Mercy on Thursday, April 25 from 6-7 pm at St. Andrew Church, 1525 Sheridan Dr., Kenmore. Join us during the Easter Octave for Evening Eucharistic Adoration and Holy Hour for Mercy. We begin with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Afterwards we will pray the rosary for our nation. Deacon Mike Ficorilli, presiding. All are welcome for any length of time.

Rosary Novena for Life Mass & St. Gianna Pregnancy Outreach Open House on Saturday, April 27 at 4 pm at Infant of Prague, 921 Cleveland Dr., Cheektowaga. Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Raymond Corbin, followed by the rosary. After the rosary, you are invited to the Open House of the new location of the St. Gianna Pregnancy Outreach Center (behind the church). Stop by and see our new location and receive information on how we help mothers, fathers, and families in need. Open House will also be held on Sunday, April 28 after the 8:30 am & 10:30 am Mass. For more information, call the Pro-Life Office at 716-847-2205.

Relic of St. Philip the Apostle. Last year, St. Philip Parish was able to obtain a first-class relic of St. Philip the Apostle. Veneration of the relic will take place on his feast, May 3 after the 7 am & 9 am Masses; on Saturday, May 4 after the 4:30 pm & 6:30 pm Masses; and on Sunday, May 5 after the 8:30 am, 10:30 am & 12:00 pm Masses. St. Philip the Apostle Church is located at 950 Losson Rd., Cheektwoaga. All our invited to join our parish community.

Food Truck Friday: The Salad Bar Truck on Friday, May 3 from 11 am-1:30 pm at St. Francis Park, 5229 South Park Ave., Hamburg. Choose from fresh and healthy options to build your perfect lunch. Look for the truck in the front parking lot. The Salad Bar accepts cash or credit. No reservations necessary.

Care for Creation. Come and hear how the diocese is reaching out to young people via social media and to learn about the “how to” of assisting parishioners in learning Catholic teaching on care for creation, as well as some practical ways to reach out to parishioners. Join the Diocesan Care for Creation Committee on May 6 at 7 pm at Villa Maria Convent, 600 Doat St., Cheektowaga (use Pine Ridge entrance). Register by calling Sr. Sharon Goodremote, FSSJ at 716-202-4872.

Food & Wine Tasting, to benefit the Sisters of St. Francis, Williamsville, will be held on Tuesday, May 7 from 5-7 pm at St. Leo the Great Parish Center, 885 Sweet Home Rd., Amherst. Enjoy fine wine, gourmet food, auctions, and the ever popular “Nun-Sweeter” bake sale. For additional information, contact Cindy Munschauer at 716-632-2155, ext. 687 or

Fall Prevention and Home Safety on Wednesday, May 8 from 1-2:30 pm at St. Francis Park, 5229 South Park Ave., Hamburg. As we age, falls become an ever-increasing risk to our independence and overall health. Join licensed occupational therapist, Darcie Bittner from Catholic Health, as she discusses common fall hazards and what you can do to prevent accidents at home. She’ll cover adaptive equipment, simple upper body exercises, and memory management techniques to keep you living safely and independently. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required by calling 716-649-1205 before May 6.

A Choral Evening. The Events Committee of St. Margaret Parish will host the Choir of St. Louis Church as they present A Choral Evening on Thursday, May 9 at 7:30 pm at St. Margaret Church, 1395 Hertel Ave., Buffalo. Featured will be works of Bach, Mozart, Farrant, Ouseley, Friedel, Poston, and others. A free-will offering will benefit St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy. The St. Louis Choir, led by Frank Scinta, is an all-volunteer ensemble composed of members from St. Louis Parish and beyond. They lead the musical worship of St. Louis Church each Sunday at the 11 am Mass. For more information, contact Diane, Secretary at St. Margaret Church, 716-876-5318.

Mother’s Day Tea on Friday, May 10 from 1-2 pm at St. Francis Park, 5229 South Park Ave., Hamburg. There will be refreshments and entertainment provided by magician, Ted Burzynski, from It’s Magic of Course. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required by calling 716-649-1205 before May 8.

World Day of Prayer for Vocations – May 12. On this day we are asked to give special attention to the vocations of priesthood, the diaconate, and religious life. We pray for all those ministering in those vocations, as well as for those who are called to them. Please remember that Deacon Tim Chriswell can be contacted for information regarding the Permanent Diaconate at 716-652-4308 or, and Fr. Andrew Lauricella can be contacted for information regarding the vocation of priesthood at 716-847-5535 or

USCCB-Word of Life: “Those who die in God’s grace and friendship live forever with Christ. Heaven is not an abstract idea, but a true and lasting relationship with God that is beyond all earthly description and understanding. We look forward to the resurrection of the dead and everlasting life by preparing now, in hope, for our passage from this life into eternal life.”

USCCB-Palabra de Vida: “Los que mueren en la gracia y amistad de Dios viven para siempre con Cristo. El cielo no es una idea abstracta, sino una relación verdadera y duradera con Dios que está más allá de toda descripción y entendimiento terrenal. Esperamos la resurrección de los muertos y la vida eterna preparándonos ahora, en la esperanza, para nuestro paso de esta vida a la vida eternal.”

*** Next newsletter will be issued April 29, 2019. ***