Current Bulletin Announcements
Go to Past Bulletin Announcements
Subscribe to Current Bulletin Announcements
April 23, 2018
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 http://www.buffalodiocese.org/email-newsletter and follow the instructions.
Bulletin Message for
weekend of May 12-13: Catholic Charities can be a
light at the end of the tunnel. If you have a child ages 12-17 who is
displaying chronic behaviors such as noncompliance, verbal and/or physical
aggression, truancy, school failure, not following curfew, running away,
illegal substance abuse and/or criminal activity in two or more environments
(home, school and/or community), consider our Multisystemic Therapy Program in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus, and
Allegany counties. MST is an intensive, family-focused intervention provided in
the natural environment of the youth. Interventions are research-based and the
program offers 24/7 availability. For more information on Catholic Charities
MST program, call 716-204-0555, ext. 330 or visit www.ccwny.org.
In other WNY counties, office-based counseling is always available to families."Love your neighbor." Gal. 5:14. Appeal 2018 is still ongoing. Donate atwww.ccwny.org/donation.
Listen to the Good News. You can listen to Western New York Catholic Weekly which airs on WXRL-AM (1300),
WCJW-AM (1140) and WJTN-AM (1240), and to Catholic
Today which airs on WLVL-AM (1340) on your radio and online. Podcasts are
available at www.wnycatholic.org/radio.
Radio ministry is funded in part by your generous donations to the Catholic
School is currently looking for
host families for exchange students. This is an opportunity to make a difference in a child's life;
supporting them while they take the next steps in their education. Monthly
stipends are awarded to host families. If interested, contact 716-826-3610.
People of Praise
will have their annual Youth Camp & Mission Fundraiser on Saturday, April
28 at Nativity of the BVM Gymnasium,
St. & Harris Hill Rd., Clarence. Doors open at
5:30pm. $3,500 in total prizes, basket raffle, 50/50, door prize, complimentary
appetizers and beverages.
Exhibition on the Life of
St. Thérèse of Lisieux
from May 4-18 from 9am-5pm daily at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 1023 Swann Rd.
(off Rt. 18), Lewiston. Fr. Réjean Lessard, Rector of the sponsoring Diocesan
Shrine of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Quebec, Canada, will give three presentations
on the opening weekend of the exhibit: on Friday, May 4 at 7pm - "The Life of
St. Thérèse;" on Saturday, May 5 at 2pm - "The Canonization of SS. Louis and
Zelie Martin, the Parents of St. Thérèse;" and on Sunday, May 6 at 3pm - "The Little
Way of St. Thérèse of Lisieux." Relics of SS. Louis and Zelie Martin will be
displayed the opening weekend. Admission is free; wheelchair accessible. All
are welcome. For information, call 716-754-7489.
Healing Mass on Friday, May 4 at 7pm at Nativity of
the Blessed Virgin Mary,
Harris Hill Rd., Williamsville. Let's come
together and pray for our family, our community, one another, especially the
sick, those in hospitals, those with cancer, the homebound, those going for
surgery, those with special intentions, the travelers, etc. This Mass is for
anyone seeking "physical, spiritual healing." Everyone is welcomed and will be
prayed for. For additional information, contact the rectory office at
Healing Mass on Sunday, May 5 at 6:30pm at Our Lady
of Fatima Shrine,
1023 Swann Rd.
(off Rt. 18),
Celebrant - Fr. Rick Poblocki. Mass will be followed by prayers for healing.
Music ministry will be provided by David Mombrea. All are welcome. For more
information, call 716-754-7489.
Mary's Day. Our Lady of Fatima Shrine will
celebrate Mary's Day on Sunday, May 6 at 3pm. The traditional start of the
Marian Season at Fatima Shrine, the day will include an outdoor Rosary
Procession, crowning of the procession statute, homily and Benediction with the
Blessed Sacrament. Homilist is Fr. Réjean Lessard, "The Little Way of St. Thérèse
of Lisieux," Rector of the Diocesan Shrine of St. Thérèse of
Canada. Fatima Shrine is located at
1023 Swann Rd.
(off Rt. 18),
All are welcome. For more information, call 716-754-7489.
Food & Wine Tasting is being held to benefit the Sisters
of St. Francis on Tuesday, May 8 from 5-7pm at St. Mary of the Angels,
201 Reist St.,
Williamsville. Enjoy fine wine, gourmet food, silent & live auctions, a
"Wine Pull," and the ever popular "Nun-Sweeter" bake sale. For additional
information, contact Cindy Munschauer at 716-632-2155, ext. 687 or email email@example.com.
Celebrating Memorial Day
at a Catholic Cemetery
is truly a mixture of flags and wreaths and tributes and taps. Join us as we
honor those who have served our country in the military at one of our Memorial
Day Masses. On Saturday, May 26 at 10am, Masses will be held at the following
Olivet in Kenmore, Holy Cross in
Gate of Heaven in
Lewiston, and Holy Sepulchre
Cheektowaga. On Monday, May 28 at 10am, Masses
will be held at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in
and St. Adalbert Cemetery in
Honoring all those buried in the cemetery is the focus of our Eucharistic celebrations
and our voiced intercessions. For more information, please call 716-873-6500.
Encounter Ministry. Starting on June 3 at 6pm,
St. Vincent in Springbrook will be launching a new
ministry for the sick, suffering and infirmed, to encounter the living God in a
safe and nurturing place. This service will be held once a month, so people can
come and experience the Love of God and His healing power. For more
information, contact Tammy Stanek at 716-799-2519.
Buffalo chapter of
Magnificat Ministry to Catholic Women presents a morning of prayer, testimony and praise, calling women to
experience the healing power of the Holy Spirit in their lives, on Saturday,
June 16 from 9:45am-12:15pm at Millennium Hotel,
2040 Walden Ave.,
Marangely Gonzales, a well-known local Catholic Charismatic speaker, will share
her lively and inspiring message of God's love. Do not be afraid; stand up and
live your life as a daughter of the King! Prepaid reservations by June 6. For
more information, call Ellie at 716-632-0646 or visit www.facebook.com/magnificatbuffalo.
4 Catholic Voices...and
Yours! St. Leo the
Church presents "Let's
Talk About..." What will
the Catholic Church look like in twenty years? Four Catholics of distinction
will speak about their vision of The Future of the Catholic Church for
the first in a series of "Let's Talk
About..." sessions, followed by Q&A on Wednesday, June 20 at 7pm.
Panelists include Bishop Richard Malone, Sr. Denise Roche, GNSH, Dr. Anthony
Pivarunas, and Fr. James Vacco, OFM. Msgr. Robert Zapfel will moderate the
panel discussion. Light refreshments to follow. Event is free, with free
childcare upon request. For more information, contact Dawn at 716-835-8905,
ext. 12, firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.stleothegreatamherst.com.
Journey Into Love. The Office of Family Life Ministries needs
married couples willing to give of their time for a 20-minute talk to share
their experiences with engaged couples at our Journey Into Love monthly
diocesan program. The commitment can be as much or as little time as you are
available; even just once a year would be helpful. Contact the Family Life
Office at 716-847-2210 or email email@example.com
for more details.
Bereavement Packet. During times of loss, loneliness and
grief, we may not feel or recognize God's presence in our lives. Though we
can't imagine all of the thoughts and feelings you are experiencing right now,
we do understand a bit about grieving and that, above all, it is a process. The
Office of Family Life Ministries offers a free bereavement packet of materials
designed to provide support, especially during the initial stages of grief. For
a bereavement packet, call 716-847-2210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spiritual Uplift Packet. Feeling down or discouraged? Are you
looking for ways to cope while down, or just some help? We want to help you.
Contact the Office of Family Life Ministries for a free Spiritual Uplift Packet
full of practical easy-to-use resources, prayers, and ideas for help. For more
information or a free packet, call 716-847-2210 or email email@example.com.
Have you experienced a
loss in your family that your children are having a hard time with? Death and grief are inescapable; and
it can be hard to discuss them with a child when you are going through these
times too. The Office of Family Life Ministries can send you a packet of unique
resources that can help you talk about death with children ages pre-school
through teens. Please let us know the ages of the children that you are
communicating with when you ask for the packet. Call the Office of Family Life
Ministries at 716-847-2210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
God knows being a parent can be a wild ride! Have you ever felt
that you need some prayers, resources or Catholic-based answers to what your
kids are going through? One of our Parenting Packets is designed just for you!
For your free packet, call the Office of Family Life Ministries at 716-847-2210
or email email@example.com.
Marriage Moment. "Let us love not in word or speech but
in deed and truth." (1 John 3:18) Saying "I love you" is good. Doing an act of
kindness is an even stronger testament of love. Use both "love languages" once
Parenting Perspective. Do you really listen to your child? Of
course you do. Now be honest. Do you sometimes "listen with your answer
running?" Today, just for today, pay attention to a request your child makes
and look for the reason behind the request before automatically saying, "No."
USCCB-Word of Life: "If we are filled with the love of God, a
culture of encounter and solidarity will begin to bloom." −"Serene Attentiveness to God's Creation"
USCCB-Palabra de Vida: "Si estamos
amor de Dios, comenzará a florecer una cultura de encuentro y solidaridad". −Serena Atención a la Creación de Dios
*** New Bulletin Announcements will be posted on April 30, 2018.***