Bulletin announcements for Sept. 28

Mon, Sep 28th 2015 03:10 pm

Position Available-Director of Nursing. The Felician Sisters of North America are seeking to recruit a Director of Nursing for our convent Care Center in Buffalo, NY. The Felician Sisters of North America are a Felician Franciscan community of sisters with eight central convents throughout North America. Our nursing staff provides high quality clinical care for our sisters, many of whom are aging in place in their convent homes. Our Care Center nurses and nurse aides provide similar nursing care to that which would be seen in a long-term care facility. The Director of Nursing plans, directs, and oversees the day-to-day nursing activities of the Care Center. This position ensures quality, person-centered resident care and ensures adherence to facility policies, procedures, and standards. Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to resumes@feliciansisters.org.

40 Days for Life Campaign begins Wednesday, September 23 and runs through November 1. We are asking people to participate by 1.) prayer and fasting; 2.) constant vigil at 2500 Main Street from 7am-7pm every day. To get involved, visit http://www.40daysforlife.com/buffalo or call Gene Mendrysa at 716-634-8997. The third component to the campaign is community outreach. Donate to local pregnancy centers (such as St. Gianna Pregnancy Center of the Buffalo Diocese) and/or pray for healing for those who have had abortions or participated in abortions in any way. Let's make abortion unthinkable and provide healing to all those in need.

It's Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Catholic Charities wants to help. In October, America sets aside October as the month to remember all those who have died at the hands of domestic abuse and celebrate those who have survived. At the same time, the community is called to take action against domestic violence and spread awareness of this issue. If you or a loved one is in immediate danger from domestic violence, call 911. If you are in need of counseling and help planning for the future, call 716-856-4494 or your nearest Catholic Charities office. Find us at http://www.ccwny.org.

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 familylife@buffalodiocese.org.

Meat Raffle at Our Lady of Pompeii Parish, 158 Laverack Avenue, Lancaster on Saturday, October 10. Doors open at 5pm, first raffle at 7pm. Huge grand prize, 50/50 drawings, basket auction, and door prizes. For more information, please go to http://www.meatraffles.com/calendar.html, then click on Future Meat Raffles. If you would like tickets or to make a reservation (for 6 or more), contact Tim at 716-686-9559.

St. Teresa Parish celebrates anniversary of the birth of Patroness. On Sunday, October 11, St Teresa Parish, 1974 Seneca Street in South Buffalo, as part of the celebration of the observance of the 500th anniversary of the birth of our Patroness, Saint Teresa of Avila, the St. Francis High School Senior Schola will lead our congregation in song at the 11am Mass. Father Stanley Makacinas, O.Carm. from the Carmelite Monastery in Niagara Falls, Ontario, will be the celebrant for the Mass and will speak about St. Teresa. Following Mass, there will be a reception held in our Parish Center to celebrate this special occasion. We invite everyone to join us for this celebration. For further information, call the parish at 716-822-0608.

Our Blessing Cup. Open your cabinet door and take a look at the mugs, coffee cups, and teacups - old and new - seemingly empty, but filled with the memories they evoke. Pick the one that catches your eye and bring it with you to an afternoon of reflection on Saturday, October 17 from 12-3:30pm at St. Andrew's Parish, Donovan Center, 1525 Sheridan Drive, Kenmore. We'll eat, pray, listen, share -to fill our lives the way we fill our cup - with comforting, uplifting nourishment. All women are welcome and encouraged to bring a friend. As in the past, we'll serve a hearty lunch! Please call Michelle at 716-725-6860 to register.

The Family Fully Alive. St. Christopher Parish, 2660 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Tonawanda will host a one-day retreat, The Family Fully Alive, in conjunction with Pope Francis' visit and the World Meeting of Families. It focuses on families and issues relevant to today's family life. It will be held on Saturday, October 17 from 8:30am-4:30pm with keynote speakers Dan and Amber DeMatte from Dynamic Catholic. For cost, more information, and an agenda, visit http://www.saintchris.org or call 716-692-2660.

Elements of Self Care, an unselfish approach to our Christian responsibility to ourselves, presented by Dr. Cynthia Widmer on Saturday, October 17 from 9:30-11am at St. Joseph Center for Spirituality, 4975 Strickler Road, Clarence. For reservations, call 716-759-6893 ext. 175.

Wedding Anniversary Mass. If you know of any couple or couples that are celebrating their 50th, 60th or 70th Wedding Anniversary for the year of 2015, a special Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Richard Malone on Sunday, October 18 at 3pm at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin Street, Buffalo. Please contact your parish rectory as soon as possible if you wish to attend, or call the Office of Family Life at 716-847-2210. Following the Mass, an informal reception will be held at the Adam's Mark Hotel.

St. Mary's Annual Church Breakfast. Mary Immaculate Parish, East Bethany, is pleased to announce that St. Mary's Annual Church Breakfast will be held on Sunday, October 18 from 8am-12pm. The All You Can Eat Buffet style breakfast will be held at the Pavilion Fire Hall on Route 19 and includes ham, eggs any style, Monk's bread toast, home fries, fruit salad, milk, coffee or tea. There will also be a cash drawing, basket auction, 50/50 raffle, bake sale and so much more! Pavilion Fire Department will be holding their annual Open House that day also. This day will be a great family event for all those who attend! For further information, call 585-584-7031.

A Lecture on the 2016 Jubilee Year of Mercy will be held on Tuesday, October 20 at 7pm in the main dining room of Christ the King Seminary, 711 Knox Road, East Aurora. Rev. Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S., Theol. Dr., will speak on "Discovering the Face of Mercy: Prospects for the American Church during the 2016 Jubilee Year of Mercy." Father Schreiter, a leading author and international speaker, is a professor of Theology at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. The talk is part of the "Father Thomas Dailey Lecture Series in Christian Ethics and Spirituality." No registration necessary. Free-will offering welcome.

"What Next?" Retreat for those in their 20s & 30s on October 24-25. Join other young adults (ages 18-30) as we spend time connecting with God in nature and each other. Retreat includes peer witness talks, Mass, meals, hiking/reflection time, and fun. Held from October 24 at 9am to October 25 at 11am at Christ the King Seminary, 711 Knox Road, East Aurora (financial assistance available). Day-only option as well. Register at www.havefaithbuffalo.com. All are welcome! Sponsored by the Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministry in partnership with Charis.

St. Andrew Church Centennial Celebration. On Sunday, October 25, the parish family of St. Andrew Church in Sloan will be celebrating the centennial of the founding of their Church. Everyone is invited to rejoice with the Congregation of St. Andrew in celebrating 100 years of "Passing the Spirit from Age to Age." The culmination of the celebration will be the Eucharistic Liturgy at St. Andrew Church, Crocker and Reiman Streets, Sloan on Sunday, October 25 at 3pm, presided by Bishop Richard Malone. Immediately following the Liturgy, a reception and dinner will be held at the Millennium Hotel on Walden Avenue. For more information or to reserve tickets for the reception and dinner, call 716-892-0425.

The Coming of Christ Into Our Lives: Advent Day of Prayer with Pope Francis and Thomas Merton on Wednesday, December 9 from 10am-3pm at Christ the King Retreat House & Conference Center, 500 Brookford Road, Syracuse. Together we will explore the true meaning of Advent, the reason God became human, and the significance of Christian hope in our contemporary world. Open to all clergy, religious and laity of all denominations. Facilitated by Dan Horan, OFM, a Franciscan Friar and spiritual writer. He is currently a student in the PhD program in Systematic Theology at Boston College and serves on the International Thomas Merton Society Board of Directors. He is a columnist for America Magazine. For further information, visit http://www.ctkretreat.com, call 315-446-2680 or email ctkretreat@syrdio.org.

DivorceLINK. Don't go through divorce alone! DivorceLINK is a volunteer organization offering support and healing help to men and women of all ages who are suffering through a separation or divorce. You are invited to our open-forum "RAP groups" which meet twice a month throughout the year. Divorce recovery courses are also available each spring, summer, and fall. DivorceLINK is affiliated with the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. For more information or a DivorceLINK packet filled with information and resources, call the Office of Family Life Ministries at 716-847-2210.

Marriage Moment. "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a suitable partner for him." (Genesis 2:18) What does it mean to be a good life partner? Certainly it includes sharing life's tasks and supporting each other. Talk about what it would feel like to live alone. Name one thing you especially like about being married.

Parenting Perspective. "Let the children come to me... Then (Jesus) embraced them and blessed them." (Mark 10:14-16) Sometimes we just want our children to go to sleep; but in our better moments, take the time to hug them. Bless them daily. It can be part of the hug or a bedtime prayer.

*** New Bulletin Announcements will be posted on October 4, 2015.***  

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