40 Hours of Devotion. St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Corfu, will be holding 40 Hours of Devotion beginning on August 13 in honor of our Patron, whose feast day is August 14. The 40 Hours of Devotion will begin after the 7pm Mass on Thursday, August 13 at our Corfu site (18 West Main Street). There will be continuous adoration until Saturday, August 15 at 11:30am with Benediction and a closing Mass at noon. Everyone is invited to come and pray whenever you can or contact the parish office, 585-599-4833, for more information. The event will be followed by our Annual Theme Basket Auction and Corn Roast on Saturday, August 15 from 5-7pm.
Annual Bagley Open & Charity Dinner. Last chance to register for the 9th Annual Bagley Open & Charity Dinner! Enjoy some (questionable) golf, a great meal, fabulous raffle prizes and wonderful friends...and support a great cause! This annual event, held in memory of Fr. Gary Bagley, will be held on Thursday, August 13. Join us for this 9-hole scramble format tournament at Deerwood Golf Course in North Tonawanda, followed by dinner at Classics V Banquet Facilities on Niagara Falls Boulevard. Come for the entire day or just dinner and raffles. For more information, please visit http://www.bagleyopen.org. All proceeds benefit the building fund for the St. Francis Chapel at Camp Turner.
Anointing of the Sick Healing Mass in honor of St. Peregrine will be held on Tuesday, August 18 at 7pm at Holy Trinity Church, 1032 Central Avenue, Dunkirk. Father 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 http://www.stperry.org.
Friday in the Garden Special Event: Food Truck Friday and "Music with a Message" on August 21. Bring your chairs and bring your family for dinner on the grounds of St. John Paul II Parish, 2052 Lakeview Road, Lake View. Buffalo food trucks will be on site from 5-7:15pm. Then plan to sing along to the best folk songs of the 60's and 70's as a talented group of local musicians presents "Music with a Message." We'll share songs by Peter, Paul & Mary, Pete Seeger, John Denver and Graham Nash beginning at 7pm. For more information, call the St. John Paul II Parish Office at 716-627-2910.
Respect Life Supplement coming in October 2015. Reservation deadline: Wednesday, September 2. Help us make this year's 2015 Pro-Life Supplement the greatest support for life ever! Please consider placing an advertisement in the Western New York Catholic identifying your parish, organization or group as one that celebrates and defends the sanctity and dignity of all human life, from the moment of conception to the moment of death and at all phases in between. Questions related to size and cost, or reservations of space can be directed to Darryl Tills at 716-847-8736.
The King's Men. Attention: Men of the Parish. Are you yearning for an experience like no other in the great outdoors? Do you wish to grow in your God-given masculinity and calling as Leader, Protector and Provider? Do you want to experience God in a profoundly masculine way or to spend some quality time with God, your brothers in Christ, or your sons and fathers? Then you need The King's Men dynamic "Into the Wild" outdoor experiential retreat, coming to Allegany State Park, September 10-13. The weekend features 9 gourmet meals, fantastic talks about our masculine role and spirituality, Eucharistic Adoration & Benediction, daily Mass & Rosary, orienteering, archery, fishing, hiking, brotherhood, huge bonfires and much more. Visit http://www.intothewildweekend.com to learn more and to register for the retreat. Any questions, please contact Timothy Gastle at 716-662-6815 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stress in Your Marriage? Retrouvaille 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. For more information, call 716-474-9371 or visit http://www.marriagesaved.com. The next Retrouvaille weekend is September 18-20.
Bishop's Committee Visitors Annual Fall Meeting & Luncheon with Bishop Richard Malone on Thursday, October 8 at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 950 Losson Road, Cheektowaga, from 9am-2pm. Cheryl Calire, Director of Pro-Life Activities, will be the speaker. Bishop Richard Malone will be the guest speaker at the 12:15pm luncheon. Everyone is invited to attend. For more information, contact the Office of Family Life Ministries at 716-847-2210 or email email@example.com.
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 undercroft of St. Michael's Church Rectory, 651 Washington Street, Buffalo. For more information, contact Rev. Martin Moleski, SJ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you of is someone you know an out of work job seeker? Facing the challenge of being unemployed and working through this tough economy is tough enough. You don't have to go it alone. Contact the Office of Family Life Ministries for your free packet containing practical resources, prayers, scripture support and programs designed to support you on your journey. Just call us at 716-847-2210 or email email@example.com.
Marriage Moment. It's easy to slip into the habit of grumbling to your spouse. Although occasional venting can be cathartic, this week focus on putting away your grumbling self and balance it with renewed gratefulness. It'll make both of you happier.
Parenting Perspective. "God doesn't ask us to be successful, only faithful." (Mother Teresa) Share with your child a time you had a success, a failure, and a time that it was hard to keep a commitment. I wonder what our child will share.
Office of Pro-Life Activities Quarterly Newsletter July-September 2015. Download a copy of our newsletter on our website. Would you like to join our newsletter mailing list? Send us your full name, mailing address, and what parish you belong to: Pro-Life Office, 795 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
USCCB-Word of Life: Keeping the spirit of the Gospel means that Catholic institutions are to bear witness in love to the full truth about the human person by providing social, charitable, and educational services in a manner that fully reflects the God-given dignity of the human person. Archbishop William E. Lori, Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, on the "Freedom to Bear Witness"
USCCB-Palabra de Vida: Mantener el espíritu del Evangelio significa que las instituciones católicas deben ser testigos en el amor de toda la verdad sobre la persona humana brindando servicios sociales, caritativos y educativos de una manera que refleje plenamente la dignidad dada por Dios de la persona humana. Arzobizpo William E. Lori, president, Comité Ad Hoc de Libertad Reliogiosa, sobre la "Libertad de testimoniar"
*** New Bulletin Announcements will be posted on August 3, 2015.***