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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.
Bulletin Message for weekend of July 7-8: You don’t have to struggle with mental health, familial or marital problems. Catholic Charities can help. The agency offers several different types of support including: marriage counseling, individual psychotherapy, family and group therapy, substance abuse treatment, diocesan counseling for church ministers, children’s clinics, and individual, children and family counseling. For more information on Catholic Charities counseling and mental health services, visit www.ccwny.org and click on the “Counseling & Mental Health” tab under the “Service” menu on the right-hand side. Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Evening Adoration & Holy Hour for Vocations on Thursday, June 28 from 6-7 pm at St. Andrew Church, 1525 Sheridan Dr., Kenmore. We begin with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy followed by Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and benediction. Afterwards, for those wishing to stay, we will pray the rosary for our nation. All invited to attend for any length of time. Deacon Mike Ficorilli presiding.
St. Paul Street Evangelization on June 30 from 9 am to 12 pm at St. Vincent, 6441 Seneca St., Springbrook. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (Chapel) from 9-10 am; Street Evangelization from 10 am – 12 pm. For more information, Google the film Fearless Evangelization, www.fearlessdocumentary.net or call Lisa at 716-512-8156 or Tammy at 716-799-2519
Healing Masses offered by Fr. Andre “Fr. Pat” Patenaude, MS, at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 1023 Swann Rd. (off Rt. 18), Lewiston on Saturday, June 30 at 4 pm and Sunday, July 1 at 6:30 pm. Masses will be followed by prayers for healing. Fr. Pat comes to us from Our Lady of LaSalette Shrine in Attleboro, MA and is internationally known for his healing ministry through music. All are welcome. For more information, call 716-754-7489.
Encounter Ministry. On Sunday, July 1 at 6 pm, St. Vincent, 6441 Seneca St., Springbrook will be hosting Encounter God service in the church. Do you know someone who is suffering from the loss of a family member, unstable marriage, unhealthy family life? Are you infirmed, unemployed, or suffering from illness or depression? Do you believe that God has the power to heal you and that He can relieve and refresh your soul? This service is for everyone who would like to experience the Love of God and His miraculous healing power! For more information, contact Lisa at 716-512-8156 or Tammy at 716-799-2519.
Anointing of the Sick Healing Mass in honor of St. Peregrine will be held on Thursday, July 5 at 7 pm at St. Anthony Church, 417 Commercial St., Farnham. 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 www.stperry.org.
Mission 2018 at Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma beginning July 7 at 5:45 pm, followed by 7 consecutive evenings at 6:30 pm. Explore the theme of Scripture taken from John 14:1 - “Let not your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me.” Mission is intended to help people with their spiritual health. To learn (or relearn) how to stay connected to God. Attending this retreat enables us to rest doubts by enriching a relationship with God by relying on our faith. Simple reminders on how to use daily prayer. Forms of prayer, reflection, song and fellowship (with great food) is an experience that ensures your faith is an active verb. For more information or to attend this free retreat, call Jim & Judy at 716-343-4013.
Chiavetta’s Chicken BBQ on Sunday, July 8 from 12-5 pm (or until sold out) at St. Francis of Assisi, 4263 St. Francis Dr., Hamburg. For tickets, call the parish office at 716-627-2710.
Annulment Workshop on Tuesday, July 10 from 7-9 pm at the UB North Newman Center, 495 Skinnersville Rd. Amherst. The session will include information on the recent changes in the annulment process and step-by-step help in getting started. For additional information, call Barbara at 716-633-7786 or email BJWTR@aol.com. Walk-ins are welcome.
Summer Camps / Clinics. Students in grades 5-8 are invited to join the summer camps and clinics offered at Cardinal O’Hara High School in July. Camp offerings include: 3-week academic enrichment, acting and singing, band, and physics and engineering. Camps run from 9 am-1 pm. The free football clinic for those in grades 7-9 will take place July 9-12. An All-Star Soccer Clinic runs from July 16-20. The Gold Glove Baseball Camp for children ages 6-13 will be July 9-13. Girls Basketball Camp runs July 17-19. For more information and prices, call Tammy Huber at 716-695-2600, ext. 357, email email@example.com, or visit www.cardinalohara.com.
Golf Tournament. Cardinal O’Hara High School Athletic Department will sponsor a golf tournament on Thursday, July 26 at Rothland Golf Course, Akron. Registration begins at 9 am, followed by a 10 am shotgun start. Registration fee includes golf, cart, lunch at the turn, and dinner after the tournament. Sponsorship packages are also available. For more information, call Carrie Kelsey at 716-695-2600, ext. 305 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date! There will be a Scout Youth Retreat Encampment at Christ the King Seminary on Friday & Saturday, October 19 & 20. This retreat is for Girl Scouts, American Heritage Girls & Scouts 7th grade and older working toward Religious Emblems. Arrival on Friday at 5pm, with closing Mass at 4pm on Saturday. Cost includes Friday night snack, Saturday breakfast and lunch. Must bring tent and overnight camping essentials. For more information, contact Sue Vermeulen at 716-778-8887 or email@example.com. Register online by October 15 at http://www.wnyscouting.org.
Ignatian Volunteers are semi-retired and retired men and women who share their time and talents to help local non-profit agencies address important community issues through volunteerism. If you are interested in the opportunity to use your leadership and professional skills to transform our communities while being supported through spiritual reflection in your ministry and passion to serve others, contact Minnie Wyse, Director of Ignatian Volunteer Corps Buffalo at St. Michael Parish, 716-854-6726 or 716-479-1334; www.ivcusa.org. IVC needs volunteers for the following open positions: administrative; processing donations, mail, answering calls for a local non-profit; communications and volunteer coordinator for a local school district.
Volunteer Services for Catholic Health. We are called to reveal the healing love of Jesus to those in need. If you are looking for a unique and mission driven volunteer opportunity in your community, contact Heide Cornell, Director, Volunteer Services for Catholic Health at 716-319-8405. Currently seeking musicians, artists in residence, goodwill ambassadors, cheer committee members, and correspondence volunteers at our Erie County sites and van drivers for Mount St. Mary’s Hospital & Health Center, Lewiston.
Sacred Sites of the UK – a Pilgrimage with Bishop Malone. Visit Walsingham (EWTN Studios), Canterbury, Lindisfarne, St. Andrews, London, Edinburgh, York, and Cambridge! October 26 – November 5 (11 days). Reservations: contact Marianne at Unitours, 1-800-777-7432 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Book online at http://bit.ly/BishopPilgrimage.
Mass outside in the Shrine. Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 5337 Genesee St., Bowmansville will be having daily Mass at 8:30 am every morning and at all weekend Masses, 4 pm Saturday, 8:30 am and 11 am Sunday in our beautiful shrine after the Memorial Day weekend – weather permitting. Come out and join us the Mass in the Shrine and enjoy God’s creation His Sacred Liturgy. For more information, call the rectory at 716-683-2375.
Pray for our Priests. The Marian Movement of Priests Prayer Cenacle meets every Monday morning from 10-11 am in the Parish Center at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 5337 Genesee St., Bowmansville. All are welcome. Please take some time out of your day to join us in praying for our priests. For more information, call the rectory at 716-683-2375.
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 7:30 am.
July 1: celebrants Rev. Jeffrey Nowak and Deacon Alex Manunta
July 8: celebrant Rev. Daniel Ogbeifun
July 15: celebrant Rev. Patrick O’Keefe
Videos & Social Media. If you use social media, check out two new videos produced for Facebook and Twitter, “Question of the Day” and “What’s Going On?” “What’s Going On?” is a 30-second video highlighting an event or effort from the various departments in the Catholic Center. If you want to see what’s behind the doors at 795 Main St., watch for “What’s Going On?” posted at various times during the week on Daybreak TV Productions’ Facebook page. If you enjoy these videos, like Daybreak on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.
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 Communication Campaign.
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).
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.
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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