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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 https://www.buffalodiocese.org/email-newsletter and follow the instructions.
Do you feel that you might be called to priesthood or know someone who is?
If so, you might want to inquire about two discernment programs. The
first is the St. Joseph Club, which is a program for high school boys
who wish to take a closer look at the vocation of priesthood and
consider the possibility that God is calling them to it. The second is
the Response Program, which is for gentlemen of college age and older
who believe that God is calling them to priesthood and wish to listen to
God's voice more closely while benefitting from discernment resources
and the support of fellow discerners. Both of these programs are free of
cost. Brochures containing schedules and other details will be sent to
parishes soon. Information can also be attained by visiting http://www.buffalovocations.org or calling 716-847-5535.
Diocesan social media. You can follow the Diocese of Buffalo on social media so you're up-to-date on what's happening in your diocese. Follow the Diocese of Buffalo on Facebook, Twitter (@buffalodiocese), Instagram (@buffalodiocese), and YouTube (/bufdiocese), and don't forget to follow Bishop Richard Malone on Twitter (@bishoprjmalone).
Eucharistic Adoration & Holy Hour for Peace on Thursday, April 26 from 6-7pm at St. Andrew Church, 1525 Sheridan Dr., Kenmore. All invited to come and experience the restorative and transformative power of prayer while in the presence of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Deacon Mike Ficorilli, presiding.
"Music and Memories" - A Service to Remember Those We Love will be held on Thursday, April 26 at 6:30pm at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kenmore and again on Saturday, April 28 at 1pm at Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna. The service will feature songs that will inspire and uplift you as we remember those we have loved. Poems, scripture, music and other pieces will be interspersed throughout the program along with the reading of your loved one's name. Call by April 12 to have your loved one's name (limit of 3 names) listed in the program book. For the service at Mount Olivet, call 716-873-6500. For the service at Holy Cross, call 716-823-1197. Open to the community; no charge. For more information, contact Marianne Hubert, Director of Grief Support, at 716-873-6500.
Rosary Novena for Life on Saturday, April 28, 4pm Vigil Mass at St. Rose of Lima Parish, Parkside & Parker Aves., Buffalo. Mass will be celebrated by Father Joseph Rogliano, followed by rosary. For more information, call the Pro-Life Office at 716-847-2205.
Discover your love language and begin improving your relationships! on Saturday, April 28 from 10am-12pm at
Center for Spirituality,
4975 Stricker Rd., Clarence. Bob and Joyce Grinewich will guide you through discovering your love language profile that will explain your primary love language, what it means, and how you can use it to connect to others. For reservations, call 716-759-6893, ext. 175.
The Congrega Society of Buffalo announces the next biannual Mass & Breakfast in honor of the Crowned Virgin at St. Lawrence RC Church, 1520 E. Delavan St., Buffalo. The Mass is scheduled for Saturday, April 28 at 9am. Celebrant is Pastor, Rev. Ronald Sajdak. Members of the
St. Lawrence Chamber Choir will provide the music. If you have not previously attended the Mass and breakfast for this devotion, contact Mary J.D. Steinhauser at 716-656-7195 to be added to the breakfast count.
Third Option. Do you need to find the joy in your marriage and live a happier, healthier life together? If so, consider attending the Third Option program. This skills-based group helps participants build stronger, more fulfilling marriages. Group meetings are held every three weeks on Sunday from 6-8 at Resurrection Life,
2145 Old Union Rd.,
Cheektowaga. The 2018 dates are: April 29, May 20, June 10, and June 24. For more information, call Paul or Carol at 716-937-9810 or visit www.res-life.com/the-third-option.
Sunday TV Mass. For those who are unable to physically attend Mass, the Diocese of Buffalo provides a televised Mass from the Our Lady Chapel at St. Joseph Cathedral that airs each Sunday on WUTV-Fox channel at 7:30am.
• April 29: celebrant Rev. Bryan Zielenieski and Deacon Frank Kedzielawa
• May 6: celebrant Rev. Robert Wozniak and Deacon Mark Hooper
• May 13: celebrant Rev. Edward Jost
• May 20: celebrant Rev. William Quinlivan
• May 27: celebrant Rev. Michael LaMarca
"How Do We Deal With...?" Guest Speaker Series. "How do we deal with end of life issues for myself & my loved ones?"on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 7pm at St. John Paul II Community Room, 2052 Lakeview Rd., Lake View. Most people near the end of life lack the ability to make their own decisions about the treatment they wish to receive and avoid. Advance care planning, a key pillar of palliative care, is essential to ensure that patients receive care and treatment that reflects their values, beliefs, and goals for care. Presenter, Patricia Bomba, MD, MACP, Vice-President and Medical Director, Geriatrics for Univera Healthcare, brings a great deal of expertise and experience when it comes to medical orders and life-sustaining treatment options and the various programs in NY State. Presentation will focus on advanced care planning process, health care proxy selection, and medical orders. All are invited. Reservations not required and presentation will be approximately one hour, followed by Q&A. For more information, visit: www.jp2parish.org.
Dominican Nuns to hold Novena in Honor of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima from May 1-9 at the Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary, 335 Doat St., Buffalo. The Novena will include daily Confessions at 6:15pm, the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6:40pm, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at 7pm. Dominican Friars Rev. Bernard Confer, OP, Monastery Chaplain, and Rev. Michael Monshau, OP will be this year's preachers and principal celebrants. Visit www.opnuns.org or call the office at 716-892-0066 for more information. All are welcome to attend.
Baker Victory Nite 2018. Join us for an evening of old favorites with a new twist at Baker Victory Nite 2018 on Thursday, May 3. Silent and Live auctions, limited split club sales, and more. For more information or to purchase your ticket today, visit http://www.BakerVictoryNite.org. Each ticket comes with a sit down dinner and open bar. Proceeds to help support the programs and services offered by Baker Victory Services, OLV Homes of Charity, and the OLV National Shrine and Basilica. Not only will these funds assist in helping us help those in need, but they will also help provide repairs and upkeep of the OLV Basilica.
Rediscover Your Marriage - Retrouvaille, a program for struggling couples, simply means "rediscovery." The program offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage. The next weekend is May 4-6. For more information, call 716-474-9371 or visit http://www.MarriageSaved.com. All calls confidential; pre-registration required.
Encountering the Blessed Mother with fresh eyes and renewing our relationship with her; based upon the book, Untie the Strong Woman by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Presented by Kathy White on Saturday, May 5 from 10am-12pm at St. Joseph Center for Spirituality, 4975 Strickler Rd., Clarence. For reservations, call 716-759-6893, ext. 175.
Bishop Quigley High School Memorial Mass will be held at Mercy Center (next door to Mercy Hospital), 625 Abbott Rd., Buffalo on Saturday, May 5 at 4pm. Light refreshments following the Mass. All are welcome.
Blessed Trinity offers Sacred Site and Sounds. On May 5 & 6, Blessed Trinity Church will participate in the NY Landmarks Conservancy's Annual Sacred Sites Open House Weekend with its theme "Sacred Sounds and Settings." Experience the splendid acoustic our house of worship provides, as well as its status as a repository or faith, art, and history. On Saturday at 4pm, choral music with organ accompaniment will soar from the loft in a brief concert by the parish choir prior to the 4:30pm Mass. On Sunday at 2pm, enjoy the building's acoustical embrace in the a cappella choral offerings of the St. John Paul II schola Cantorum, including seasonal selections and Gregorian chant. Docents will be on hand both days (Saturday, May 5 from 2-4pm and Sunday, May 6 from 12-2pm) to explain the unique features of this replica of the 12th century Lombard-Romanesque architecture, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The church, located at
317 Leroy Ave,
Buffalo, is wheelchair accessible with off-street parking. Visit http://www.blessedtrinitybuffalo.org or call 716-833-0301.
Catholic Perspectives on Modern Day Health Care. A
Finger Lakes conference for Health Care Professionals on topics such as palliative care, physician assisted suicide, medical conscience, and moral courage in medicine, to name a few. CME credits will be available. Conference to be held on Saturday, May 5 from 9am-5:30pm at RIT Inn and
NY. A White Mass will be celebrated at 4:15pm by Bishop Salvatore Matano, Bishop of Rochester. Rooms are being held at RIT for a reduced rate for those who may wish to spend the night and enjoy the Finger Lakes Region. For more information, visitwww.FingerLakesCMA.org. To register, visit: https://flcma2018.eventbrite.com.
Healing the "Broken" Heart on Monday, May 7 at 4pm at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church,
157 Cleveland Dr.,
Cheektowaga. Presented by Sister Donna Lord, GNSH,
Hospital Chaplain. Losing a loved one can result in a broken heart. Grief affects the heart. There is a void that cannot be filled. Speaker, Sister Donna Lord (Mercy Hospital Chaplain), will focus on the testimony of love shared and ways to honor that love as one strives towards healing the broken heart. Bring a 4x6 picture of your loved one and RSVP for supplies. For more information or to reserve a spot, call Marianne Hubert, Director of Grief Support, at 716-873-6500.
Timon Tiger Trot Kicks Off
South Buffalo Run Series. On Friday, May 18 beginning at 6:30pm, Timon will hold its first Tiger Trot 5K, a certified course along beautiful
McKinley Pkwy. The Tiger Trot is the first race in the new South Buffalo Run Series. The registration fee includes a t-shirt and post-race party at Timon,
601 McKinley Pkwy., Buffalo with food, beverages, prizes, and more! Race day packet pick-up starts at 5pm. All proceeds to benefit the Fr. Joel A. Campbell OFM Memorial Scholarship at Timon. To register, visit http://www.bishoptimon.com/Tiger-Trot-5K or for more information contact Michelle Patterson, advancement officer, at 716-826-3610 ext. 246 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lucky Money Raffle on Sunday, May 20 at Assumption Church, 435 Amherst St., Buffalo. Doors open at 11am; first drawing at 2pm. Over 38 cash prizes. First prize $10,000. For tickets, call 716-875-7626.
Rock Around the Block is being hosted by
1085 Englewood Ave.,
Kenmore on Thursday, May 24 on campus grounds. Enjoy brews, tunes, and food trucks...along with live music featuring the Vinderosa Trio! Handicap accessible and family friendly. Food trucks include Frank Gourmet Hotdogs, Rolling Cannoli, and Fat Bob's Smokehouse. For more information, call 716-877-6401.
"Life Changing Experience" for Teens. All high school students are invited to develop their leadership skills and make lifelong friends at the Catholic Leadership Institute (CLI), June 24-30 at Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora. Participants will learn communication, decision-making, planning, and other leadership skills that will help them in daily life and in any leadership position they assume in school, church, or work. Past youth participants have described CLI as a "life-changing experience" that helped them develop confidence, grow in their faith, and build solid, supportive friendships. For more information, visit www.dobyouth.org or call the Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministry at 716-847-8789.
2018 Hilbert College Boys and Girls Summer Basketball Camps. The Boys weeks are June 24-28 and July 8-12. The Girls weeks are July 15-19 and July 29-August 2. The check-in is on Sunday(s) between 2:30-4pm and each camp concludes on Thursday(s) at 3pm. Campers are given the choice of staying on campus (resident camper) in air conditioned Trinity Hall, or commuting (day camper). Day camp runs from 9am-9pm weekly. All meals included in the cost. To register or for more information, go to www.hilberthawks.com and go to the men's or women's basketball page(s). For more information on the Boys camps, please contact Hilbert College Head Men's Basketball Coach Rob deGrandpre at 716-926-8803 or email@example.com. For more information on the Girls camps, contact Hilbert Head Women's Basketball Coach Amy Senefelder at 716-926-8775 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Programs at Canisius High School. Higher Achievement Program (HAP), June 25-July 26 - five week summer camp for boys who have just completed seventh grade. Video Game Design & Animation Workshop, July 9-12 - open to boys entering sixth or seventh grade in the fall. Robotics & Physics Olympics Workshop, July 16-20 - open to boys entering sixth or seventh grade in the fall. Instrumental & Choral Music Workshop, July 16-20 - open to boys entering sixth, seventh or eighth grade in the fall. To learn more or to register, go to www.canisiushigh.org/bestsummerever.
Summer job? If you like kids and the outdoors,
Turner might be a great place for you this summer. Horseback riding, woodshop, nature study, cabin counselors, assistant cook, prep cook, and dishwashers needed. Age 16 and up for support staff, age 17 for activity assistants, age 18+ for counselors. Salary plus room & board are provided. Summer runs July 1 to August 19 with most weekends off. Visit www.campturner.com for an application.
Catholic programming. If you are interested in watching a good channel to catch great programming from the Buffalo Diocese, visit www.daybreaktv.org and click on the YouTube button or search Daybreak TV Productions on YouTube. There you will find diocesan TV and video programs you may know, like "Consider this...with Bishop Malone," "Our Daily Bread" with Fr. Paul Seil, and "In a Word." You will also find the daily gospel and homily, multiple Father Baker stories, documentaries, and so much more. Switch on Daybreak TV's YouTube channel, www.YouTube.com/user/DaybreakTV.
Online resources. The Catholic Communication Campaign supports two online projects you might not be aware of, the Catholic Directory and masstimes.org. The diocesan Catholic Directory, published by the Office of Communications, is available as a free download on the diocesan website, www.buffalodiocese.org/directory. It is the official guide for the Diocese of Buffalo and is updated every month. Masstimes.org is a great resource when you are out of town or at home. It contains Mass times for parishes all over the country. Your generous donations to the annual Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) make these two efforts possible.
St. Gianna Pregnancy Outreach Center - Chautauqua. Please make note of our new location: 32 Moore Ave., Fredonia. The center will be open Tuesdays 10am-3pm, Saturdays 10am-12pm, and by appointments. Established in October 2014, we were greeted with open arms and much support from the community of Blessed Mary Angels Parish, Dunkirk. We look forward to our new home at the St. Anthony Parish complex in Fredonia. We will continue to work for and with expectant moms, dads and families, especially those with unplanned or unsupported pregnancies. We are a 100% volunteer and a nonprofit organization. Donations of your time and baby needs are always welcome. For more information, call the Pro-Life Office at 716-847-2205 or visit Pro-Life Chautauqua's website http://www.prolifechautauquaco.org.
"Seven Minute Homilies" a book by Msgr. Dino Lorenzetti, is a culmination of his past 3 years of homilies, which have served as an inspiration for those whose lives he has touched. As part of his continued support of Catholic education, all proceeds will be given directly to St. John & St. Martha schools. Mail order copies available. Contact Michelle Salemi at 716-877-6401.
If you been abused or victimized by a member of the Catholic
clergy, please believe in the possibility for hope, help, and healing.
We encourage you to come forward and speak out. Every diocese in the
United States has a victim assistance coordinator who is available to
obtain support for your needs, to help you make a formal complaint of
abuse to a diocese, and to arrange a personal meeting with the bishop or
his representative, if you desire. The victim assistance coordinator
for the Diocese of Buffalo is Jacqueline Joy. The
telephone number to contact Ms. Joy is (716) 895-3010. Written
complaints can be sent to Ms. Joy at Catholic Charities, 425 Main Street, Dunkirk NY 14048. Her e-mail address is email@example.com.
Join Bishop Richard Malone as he visits the sacred sites of England and Scotland! Pilgrimage includes Walsingham, Canterbury, Lindisfarne, St. Andrews, London, Edinburgh, York, and Cambridge. October 26 to November 5 - 11 days. $3,999 from Buffalo/Toronto. For information and reservations, contact Marianna Pisano at Unitours, Inc., 1-800-777-7432 (9am-5pm EST), firstname.lastname@example.org. Book online at http://bit.ly/BishopPilgrimage.
If you are cleaning out your closets or downsizing before the
holidays, keep Ladies of Charity in mind. We accept donations of new or
gently used clothing, footwear, purses and bags, and household items
like small kitchen appliances, curtains and drapes, dishes and utensils,
and bed linens. Donations can be dropped off from 10am-2:30pm weekdays
at 1122 Broadway, Buffalo, or from 10am-1:30pm on the first Saturday of
the month (excluding holiday weekends). For more information, call
716-895-4001. For more information on Catholic Charities and other
services and programs we provide, visit http://www.ccwny.org. Join us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Watch Mass every day on your TV, tablet or computer. In
addition to airing the morning Mass from St. Joseph Cathedral on Time
Warner/Spectrum Cable, you can now watch the replay of the gospel and
homily each day on Daybreak TV Productions' Facebook page and on http://www.buffalodiocese.org. This is funded in part by your generous donations to June's Catholic Communication Campaign.
Office of Pro-Life Activities - Telephone Hotline Numbers. Unplanned Pregnancy, Abortion Alternatives & Healing: 716-847-2205. St. Gianna Pregnancy Outreach Centers, helping mothers and fathers in need: 716-842-BABY (2229) Buffalo, 716-203-7593 Chautauqua County, 716-284-BABY (2229) Niagara County. Project Rachel, post-abortion reconciliation: 716-847-2211.
Diocese of Buffalo Catholic Directory... The Catholic Directory is now available as a free download on the diocesan website. Published by the Office of Communications, it is the official guide to the offices, institutions, and organizations of the Diocese of Buffalo. It contains addresses and phone numbers for every parish, priest, deacon, and religious sister and brother in the diocese and is essential for anyone involved in parish ministry. Visit http://www.buffalodiocese.org/directory to download, view or print the official Catholic Directory of the Diocese of Buffalo, just one of the many projects funded in part by your generous donations to the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC).
ProjecTruth is founded on the belief that as students develop virtues through character education, they build a strong internal commitment to making healthy life choices. ProjecTruth has reached over 50,000 teens across Western New York since its 2001 inception. Visit http://www.ProjecTruth.com or http://www.myspace.com/projectruth.
Make Your Voice Heard - The New York State Catholic Bishops have formed a statewide Catholic Advocacy Network of concerned Catholics who want to put their faith into action. Together, we can speak out in support of the poor and vulnerable, the sick and elderly, the unborn, children and families. Our parish encourages you to join this network. There is no cost. The easiest way to join is to go to http://www.nyscatholic.org to sign up. Or you can send your name, address, phone number and email address to Catholic Advocacy Network, New York State Catholic Conference, 465 State Street, Albany, NY 12203-1004. Be sure to mention you are a member of our parish in the Diocese of Buffalo.
PROJECT RACHEL is in the heart of the Church. Don't suffer alone; be set free from the pain. Many women and men suffer in silence from their abortion experience that is not easily erased. The Father of mercies is ready to give His forgiveness, hope and peace to all who grieve with this wound. The Project Rachel Program offers confidential, spiritual healing. (716) 847-2211 and also see http://hopeafterabortion.com or http://www.menandabortion.info.
The Catholic Guild for the Blind is a volunteer organization under the auspices of Catholic Charities dedicated to providing spiritual and social opportunities for persons who are visually impaired. Volunteers transport and assist the visually impaired to participate in a variety of community activities. If you have the time to help out on a regular basis, or from time to time, please call 853-4424, ext 305. You'll be rendering a service to some very impressive people.
Crossroads is a Catholic community of single adults, forty years of age and older, seeking to share diversified spiritual and social needs and blessings. We welcome people of all faiths. Crossroads respects and upholds the spiritual, moral, and ethical teachings of the Catholic Church, including respect for life. Meetings are held once every other month. For more information, contact Barbara at 685-2818.
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