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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.
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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.
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) and
WSPQ-AM (1330), on your radio and online. Podcasts are available on the
radio page of http://www.wnycatholic.org. Radio ministry is funded in part by your generous donations to the Catholic Communication Campaign.
40 Weeks Sacred Story Examen presented by Charlie Gardner on
Saturday, June 3 from 9:30-11am at St. Joseph Center for Spirituality,
4975 Strickler Rd., Clarence. William Watson, SJ wrote a contemporary
version of St. Ignatius' examination of conscience. This five point
prayer - Creation, Presence, Memory, Mercy, and Eternity - is written
for today's practitioner who wants to find God in all things. The 40
Week retreat asks for a 15 minute a day prayer period and targets
narcissism, addictions, and compulsions and teaches Sacred Story Prayer.
It is being used nation-wide as a parish renewal tool. The presenter
would like to share what this tool is and how it has worked in his faith
community. For reservations or further information, call 716-759-6893,
St. John Kanty Parish Community Annual Summer Festival / Chicken BBQ & Polka Mass on Sunday, June 4.
Mass at 10:30am with music by Rare Vintage. Serving from 11:30am-4pm or
sold out: BW's BBQ chicken compliments our delicious homemade sides and
desserts; takeout available. Theme baskets, raffles, and more (our
annual Summer Festival Drawing has some big prizes!). St. John Kanty is
located on Broadway (between Brownell & Swinburne Sts.), Buffalo;
offstreet parking. For further information, call 716-893-0412
Monday-Friday from 9:30am-noon or visit http://www.stjohnkantychurchbuffalo.wordpress.com.
Bereavement and our Spiritual Journey presented by Bob and
Joyce Grinewich on Tuesday, June 6 at 7pm at Mount Olivet Cemetery, 4000
Elmwood Ave., Kenmore. Bob is Pastoral Associate at SS. Peter &
Paul Parish, Williamsville and Joyce does Bereavement Ministry at SS.
Peter & Paul. Having lost a loved one evokes many feelings and
emotions among which is losing sight of God's presence and support
during the time of one's grief. We will explore how God may seem far
away, but we will share how through grief we can feel God's presence
more so than ever before. We will look at this time as part of the
journey that we are all on and how God supports us through it. Open to
the community; no charge. For more information or to reserve a spot,
call Marianne Hubert, Director of Grief Support at 716-873-6500.
Soul Injury: Liberating Unmourned Loss and Unforgiven Guilt is
the subject of a free educational program that provides a new paradigm
for assessing acute and chronic trauma. Hosted by Lakeside Memorial
Funeral Home on Thursday, June 8, the presentation begins at 6:30pm at
the funeral home, 4199 Lakeshore Rd., Hamburg. Continuing education
credits are available for nurses, social workers, counselors, clergy,
and others at no charge. For more information or to RSVP, call
St. Bonaventure University hosts Thomas Merton conference. The
15th general meeting and conference for the International Thomas Merton
Society will be held at St. Bonaventure University from June 15-18.
Discussions will focus on the writings and impact of this influential
Catholic author who served on the faculty at St. Bonaventure in the
early 1940s. The university library has an impressive collection of his
literary works. Registration is required for the conference and
organizers are able to accept one-day registrations on a last minute
basis. For more information, visit http://merton.org/2017/default.aspx.
O'Hara 5K Run/Walk. Cardinal O'Hara High School, 39 O'Hara
Rd., Tonawanda will host its third annual Black and Gold Run the Hawk 5K
Run/Walk on June 23 starting at 6:30pm at the school. Prizes will be
awarded and a post-race celebration with music, food, and refreshments
will take place at the school. Timing will be by WNYFL&TS. Proceeds
from the event will fund curriculum enhancement and building
improvements at O'Hara. For more information, call Melinda Pierce at
716-695-2600, ext. 310 or email email@example.com or go online at http://www.cardinalohara.com.
Register Now for Summer Timon Day Camp! Bishop Timon-St. Jude
High School, 601 McKinley Pkwy., Buffalo will host its
Anything-but-Ordinary Summer Timon Camp from July 10-21 for boys
entering grades 5-8. Each day begins at 9am and concludes at 3pm.
Campers should bring their own lunches. Transportation to all field
trips will be provided by Timon. Registration on Tuesday, June 24 from
6-8pm and Saturday, June 27 from 9-11am at TImon. As space is limited, a
down payment is required at time of registration; deadline for
registration is June 30. Forms can be found at http://www.bishoptimon.com/SummerTimon. For all inquiries, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 716-826-3610, ext. 237.
Calix is a gathering of individuals who want to improve their
spiritual program because they are afflicted or affected by the disease
of alcoholism. Calix is for people who are putting together a spiritual
program which uses the 12 Step approach. A journey which brings Step 11
into a deeper and fuller meaning. The Buffalo Unit of Calix Society
meets the last Sunday of the month at 3pm in the basement meeting room
of St. Michael's Church Rectory, 651 Washington Street, Buffalo. For
more information, contact Rev. Martin Moleski at 716-888-2383.
International website is http://www.calixsociety.org.
Marriage Spirituality Tune Up Packet Available. Jesus' first
miracle takes place at the Wedding Feast of Cana (John 2:1-12). Jesus
changes the water into wine - the best wine! He changes the ordinary
into the extraordinary. Every marriage, whether months or 75 plus years,
has tune up needs. For your free practical useful packet with many
suggestions and resources to enrich your marriage, contact the Office of
Family Life Ministries at 716-847-2210 or email email@example.com.
Give the Gift of True Love! Heart to Heart PAIRS workshops
help both men and women learn the tools to communicate skillfully, to
problem solve constructively, and to build lasting love in their
relationships with their spouse and children. Contact Dan & Irma at
716-652-1203, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.hearttoheartworkshops.com for more information.
Teams of Our Lady is a program that seeks to promote authentic
married love that not only leads to God but also to a more intimate and
enriching relationship with one's spouse. A Team is a group of five to
seven couples affiliated with a Catholic priest/chaplain who have freely
decided to join together to find support in their efforts to lead
Gospel lives. For more information or a brochure, contact Patti &
Dave Nyhart at 716-648-5363 or email email@example.com.
Position Available: Catholic School Principal. St. Gregory the Great School, Williamsville
is seeking a strategically thinking Catholic School Principal who
possesses a Master's Degree in education and school level administration
certification. The ideal candidate has at least ten years combined
experience teaching and academic leadership. The principal administers
the school's religious and academic programs and provides leadership in
Catholic faith development, spiritual growth and academic excellence.
This shall be performed in accordance with parish and diocesan policies
and regulations. Applications will be accepted through May 22. Please
submit the following materials to Rev. Leon Biernat at
firstname.lastname@example.org: resume and cover letter; statement of your
educational philosophy and vision for the future; 4 references with
names, current addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses.
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.
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.
Novena to the Holy Spirit. The Jesuit Fathers at St. Michael's
Church, 651 Washington St., downtown Buffalo, will conduct a Novena to
the Holy Spirit during the nine days before the Feast of Pentecost, May
26-June 3 at the 12noon Mass. For more information, call the rectory at
Blessed Trinity Parish, Buffalo, celebrates Trinity Sunday Weekend
beginning the celebration of its feast day at 7:30pm on Friday, June 9
when Canadian organist, William Maddox, performs a benefit recital at
the landmark church, 317 Leroy Ave., Buffalo. Mr. Maddox has chosen
Romantic French works and orchestral transcriptions to showcase the
church's original 1927 Tellers-Kent pipe organ, including the Bach 'St.
Anne' Fugue. A reception and opportunity to meet the artist will follow.
Guided tours of the church on Saturday, June 10 from 2-4pm will focus
on its architecture, culture and history. Parishioners and their guests
will observe Trinity Sunday at a special 10am Mass on June 11,
celebrated by Rev. Victor Ibhawa. Blessed Trinity is wheelchair
accessible with secured off-street parking. For information, call
716-833-0301 or visit http://www.blessedtrinitybuffalo.org.
St. Anthony of Padua Church Homecoming and Anniversary Celebration
- 126 years in the Italian/American Western New York Community on
Sunday, June 11. Mass at 11am, procession around Niagara Square,
followed by dinner/dance in the Parish Center Hall, S. Elmwood Ave.
& Court St., Buffalo. For tickets or further information. contact
the rectory at 716-854-2563.
Pilgrimage to St. Anne DeBeaupre Shrine, Quebec, Canada, led
by Fr. Daniel Young, Good Shepherd Church, North Tonawanda from August
20-25. Five night stay at the Basilica Inn across from the Shrine.
Non-refundable deposit due by June 19. For more information, cost or to
reserve a spot, call 716-625-8594.
Forming Young Leaders for Today and Tomorrow! Do you know
teens who show leadership potential and would thrive with training and
encouragement? This is your opportunity to call forth those young
leaders today and make an investment in leadership of tomorrow! The
Christian Leadership Institute (CLI) prepares high school aged teens for
active and meaningful leadership in their parish, school and community.
CLI fosters leadership potential and teaches practical skills. This
faith-based institute forms young Catholics as servant leaders and
inspires them to lead as Jesus did. Please invite and sponsor teens with
leadership potential to experience this powerful week. CLI will be held
from June 24-30 at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora. Brochures
and scholarships are available from the Department of Youth & Young
Adult Ministry at 716-847-8789 or http://www.dobyouth.org.
Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart is pleased to offer Service Camps
for girls entering 7th & 8th grade in Fall 2017. These weeklong
camps will give girls the opportunity to volunteer in a variety of
settings throughout Western New York. Transportation will be provided
daily to each site from Sacred Heart. Service Camp will be held July
3-7, July 10-14, and July 17-21 from 9am-3:30pm. For more information
and costs or to register, visit http://www.sacredheartacademy.org/ or call the Admissions Office at 716-834-2101, ext. 311.
Time for a Marriage Tune-Up! Do you expect your car to run
forever without a tune-up? So why expect your marriage to keep going
without maintenance? Worldwide Marriage Encounter offers the tools to
keep a relationship in top condition. The next Worldwide Marriage
Encounter weekend will be June 23-25 at the Quality Inn & Suites,
Exit 16, Interstate 90, Erie, PA. For more information and registration,
call Terry & Beth or visit http://www.WWME.org.
Third Option Program. 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 third Sunday from 6-8pm at Resurrection Life, 2145 Old
Union Road, Cheektowaga. The remaining 2017 dates are: June 11, June 25,
September 10, October 1, October 22, November 12, December 3 and
December 17. For more information, call Paul or Carol at 716-937-9810 or
Celebrating Memorial Day at a Catholic Cemetery. Join us as we
honor those who have served our country in the military at one of our
Memorial Day Masses. On Saturday, May 27 at 10am, Masses will be held at
the following cemeteries: Mount Olivet in Kenmore, Holy Cross in
Lackawanna, Gate of Heaven in Lewiston, and Holy Sepulchre in
Cheektowaga. On Monday, May 29 at 10am, Masses will be held at Queen of
Heaven Cemetery in Lockport and St. Adalbert Cemetery in Lancaster.
Honoring all those buried in the cemetery is the focus of our
Eucharistic celebrations. Taking a little time from our lives to visit
the cemetery and to remember the dead brings value and meaning to the
gatherings with family and friends we may have over this holiday
weekend. For more information on any of our services, call 716-873-6500.
Morning of Reflection for Leaders of Scripture Study. Calling
all Bible Study coordinators and small group leaders! Join us for a time
of prayer and networking: we will pray with the Pentecost experience
and share best practices for leading Bible Study. Please bring a sample
of Scripture Study resources that you would recommend to others, marked
with parish name. Saturday, June 10 from 9:30-11:30am at St. John XXIII
Parish Hall, 1 Arcade St. (at Harlem Rd.), West Seneca. For more
information, contact Sr. Barbara Schiavoni at 716-847-5516 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register by June 6 to 716-847-5501 or email@example.com.
O'Hara Summer Camps, Clinics. Students in 5-8 grades are
invited to join the summer camps and clinics offered at Cardinal O'Hara
High School, 39 O'Hara Rd., Tonawanda. Offerings include a 3-week
Academic Enrichment camp starting July 10; Acting and Singing camp from
July 17-21; Band camp from July 10-14; and Physics and Engineering camp
from July 10-21. Camps run from 9am-1pm. The annual free Football Clinic
for those in grades 7-9 will take place from June 26-29 from
10:30am-1pm. An All-Star Soccer Clinic is scheduled from July 17-21 from
9-11am. The Gold Glove Baseball Camp for children ages 6-13 will be
offered July 10-14. For more information and cost, contact Tammy Huber
at 716-695-2600, ext. 357, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the O'Hara website at http://www.cardinalohara.com.
Mount St. Mary Academy hosts Summer Sessions, Athletic and Theater Camps.
Mount St. Mary Academy invites girls entering grades 5-8 to participate
in its annual Summer Sessions day camp which includes a combination of
athletic, art, and educational sessions, running from August 7-11 from
9am-4pm at the school, 3756 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. Additional athletic
camps will be held throughout July, including Volleyball (June 26-30),
Lacrosse (July 17-21), Tennis (July 31-August 4), and Basketball (August
1-3). MSM will also offer Entrepreneurship Camp (June 26-30) and
Theater Camp (July 24-28). For more information, parents may download a
brochure from the school's website at http://www.msmacademy.org or call Mount St. Mary Academy at 716-877-1358.
Fatima Pilgrimage. 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the Apparitions at Fatima, Portugal.
Father Paul Seil, Pastor of St. Bernadette Church, Orchard Park, will
be leading a pilgrimage to Fatima, Santiago de Compostela, Avila, Madrid
and Lourdes. Departure is November 9 by motorcoach to Pearson Airport,
Toronto, with return on November 19. Transportation, hotels, admissions,
2 meals most days and tips are included. For a brochure, call Linda
Jeswald at 716-649-3090.
Put Your Faith in Action. Single women, age 18 and older, are
invited to join the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities as
we travel to David, Kentucky from June 23-July 1 to repair homes for
people in need through our Franciscans in Action service retreat. While
giving of your time and talent, you will also experience personal and
spiritual growth in the Franciscan tradition. To register, contact Sr.
Donna McGartland, OSF at 315-420-5039 or email@example.com. More
information at http://www.sosf.org.
Calling all High School Sophomores and Juniors. Canisius
College is proud to host the 2nd Annual Be the Light Youth Theology
Institute from July 10-15. This is an opportunity for current high
school sophomores and juniors to explore issues of justice and social
justice in the City of Buffalo through the lenses of Catholic theology
and Jesuit spirituality. Applications are being accepted through May 5.
For more information, visit http://www.canisius.edu/btli.
Walking with Grief is a monthly lecture series and support
group provided to assist any person 18 years of age or older in their
journey of grief. Each month St. Christopher Parish hosts a speaker who
will provide knowledge and insight into the grief journey. Time for
Q&A is provided. After the 20-30 minute presentation, attendees have
the option to participate in small groups according to their loss. The
group meets on the second Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:30pm at
St. Edmund Campus (Fr. Smiroldo Center), 530 Ellicott Creek Road,
Tonawanda. There is no charge for attendance and all are welcome. Call
St. Christopher Parish Office, 716-692-2660, with any questions.
Journey Into Love. The Office of Family Life Ministries is
looking for married couples to assist with the monthly diocesan marriage
preparation program, Journey Into Love. Married couples help by giving a
20 minute talk once or twice a year on essential topics and issues that
engaged and newly married couples face. Married couples that support
this ministry find it beneficial to their own marriage and their efforts
contribute to the strengthening of family life as couples prepare for
their marriage. If you are interested in finding out more about this
very successful diocesan marriage program, call the Family Life Office
2017 Hilbert College Boys and Girls Summer Basketball Camps.
The Boys weeks are June 25-29 and July 9-13. The lone Girls week is July
16-20. The registration/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 http://www.hilberthawks.com
and click on "Events." For more information on the Boys camps, please
contact Hilbert College Head Men's Basketball Coach Rob deGrandpre at
716-926-8803 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Girls camp or the July 30-August 3 High
School Girls Elite Camp, contact Coach Melissa Graham at 716-926-8775 email@example.com.
Retrouvaille (Ret-ro-vi) is a program for married couples that
feel bored, disillusioned, frustrated or angry in their marriage and
don't know how to change the situation or even communicate with their
spouse about it. The next weekend is May 12-14. For a brochure or
further information, call the Office of Family Life Ministries at
716-847-2210 or visit http://www.marriagesaved.com. For more information or to register, call 716-474-9371 or 800-470-2230. All inquiries are strictly confidential.
Reunion: Save the Date! South Park High School's Class of 1967
will be celebrating its 50th reunion on September 23 at Carriagers
Social Club Grove, 224 Fisher Rd., West Seneca from 6-11pm. Cost $25
includes a live band and appetizers; cash bar. Classes of '66 and '68
are welcome. Spread the word. For more information, contact Joan at JLYNCHSPHS67@gmail.com.
Rosary Novena for Life now until November 18,
completing nine consecutive months of prayer. Each Mass takes place at
8am on the last Saturday of each of those months (with some exceptions
as noted by*) remaining dates: June 24, July 29, August 26, September
30, October 28 and November 18*. Masses are held at St. Rose of Lima
Parish, 500 Parker Ave., Buffalo. Silently and prayerfully after Mass we
process to the local abortion clinic to pray the rosary for mothers,
fathers, their unborn children and the ultimate end to abortion. Closing
prayers will take place upon our return outside of St. Rose of Lima.
Scholarship Money Available for Private School Education. The
BISON Children's Scholarship Fund, a tuition assistance program for
children in grades K-8, has scholarships available for the 2017-2018
school year. Interested families can visit the BISON website to learn
more about the application process, including financial eligibility and
key deadlines. With a maximum award of $1,900 per child, this is a great
opportunity for families who want a private education or their children
but are unable to afford it. For more information, please visit http://www.bisonfund.com or call 1-888-216-8380.
The God's Family Program began over ten years ago to help
parish catechetical leaders meet and assist persons with disabilities.
It is a unique, family/intergenerational program that offers catechesis
to people of all ages with disabilities; it can be used as either a
supplement or an alternative to the parish faith formation program.
God's Family meets once a month on Saturdays from 12-2:30pm at Baker
Hall School. If you would like a detailed schedule or more information
regarding the God's Family Program, contact Mario Vinti with the Office
of Lifelong Faith Formation at 716-847-5521 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Marriage Counseling Center of Catholic Charities offers
locations in Amherst and West Seneca and is a unique resource in Western
New York because of its dedication to counseling couples for more than
50 years. Services are provided by master's level therapists who
specialize in couples' treatment, pre-marital counseling and individual
counseling for relationship problems. To refer a couple, simply give the
interested party our phone number, 716-839-4406, and have them call our
office between 8:45am-4:45pm weekdays. Check us out at http://www.ccwny.org. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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).
Have you heard of our Service Corps? The Catholic Charities Service Corps (CCSC) gives recent college graduates the opportunity to spend a full year in service to their community. Individuals room together and share their talents to give back to the community. Whether it be counseling, serving the homeless, assisting refugees, helping those who are disabled, or working against domestic violence, the CCSC touches all levels of the community. For more information, please call 716-218-1400 ext. 2005 or visit http://www.ccwny.org.
Nar-Anon Family Groups offer support for those affected by another's addiction. Group meets weekly on Mondays at St. Andrew's Church, 1525 Sheridan Drive, Kenmore. Newcomer meeting begins at 6:30pm; regular meeting at 7pm. Located in the Loyola Room (door between Church and Rectory, off parking lot). For more information about Nar-Anon Family Groups, visit http://www.nar-anon.org.
The Xavier Society for the Blind is looking for volunteers to record from your home computer periodicals for their website. They will provide the recording program and headset. Please call (212) 473-7800 and leave a message or email email@example.com.
Natural Family Planning provides couples with a safe effective means to achieve or avoid pregnancy and gain understanding of their gift of fertility. A new video 'Plan Your Family Naturally: An Introduction To Natural Family Planning' is now available and will enhance and enrich your marriage preparation efforts. Two married couples and NFP educators share their own experience giving heartfelt, real-life witness to its effectiveness, challenges and many benefits ... practical, relational and spiritual ... as they cooperate with God's natural plan for married sexuality. Produced by the Diocese of Rockville Centre/Office of Faith Formation. Visit http://www.drvc-faith.org.
Fidelis Care, the New York State Catholic Health Plan, wants to make sure that every child in the diocese has access to quality, affordable health coverage. Parents are encouraged to apply for enrollment in New York State's Child Health Plus program. Every child under age 19 residing in the state is eligible for free or low-cost health insurance coverage through the program. Covered benefits include doctor visits, checkups, dental and eye exams, immunizations, hospital and emergency care, prescription drugs, and more. Depending on a family's income and household size, Child Health Plus with Fidelis Care may cost very little or nothing at all. Parents can choose their child's own doctor from the Fidelis Care network - a healthcare professional in their neighborhood they know and trust. A happy, healthy child is life's greatest gift. Call Fidelis Care toll-free at 1-888-FIDELIS (1-888-343-3547) TTY: 1-800-421-1220 or visit www.fideliscare.org.
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.
Pharmaceutical Access Program of St. Vincent de Paul is designed to help those who need prescription medications, but can't afford them. The Society has designed this service for many who are on low or fixed income situations. In order for this program to work, we need volunteers to help with phone calls and also client interviews. If you would like to help or need more information, please call 882-3360, ext. 8.
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.
The Catholic Alumni Club is a 35 year old national organization for Catholic single professionals. We invite Catholic singles over 21 years of age to join and become active with us. For more information, contact Marcia Popaduch (693-0640), Rich Stroh (895-7612), or Al Schneider (633-7157).
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