Chancery bulletin announcements for April 11

Fri, Apr 8th 2016 02:00 pm

Good News Gets Around... 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 the diocesan website, http://www.buffalodiocese.org. Radio ministry is funded, in part, by your generous donations to the Catholic Communication Campaign.

Vocations and Religious Life Lecture. Sister Consolata and Sister Mary David from the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George in Illinois will be at St. Gregory the Great Parish, 200 St. Gregory Court, Williamsville on Thursday, April 21 at 7pm to talk on the call to vocations and religious life. Sister Maria Christi Delaney from St. Gregory the Great Parish is currently in formation at their religious community. At the end, the lecture will open up for any questions about their order or religious life in general. This event is open to everyone. If you feel religious life may be for you and would like a private meeting with Sister Consolata and Sister Mary David, call Kathy Delaney at 716-688-5678, ext. 320.

Retrouvaille / Rediscovery is a program for troubled marriages. Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Retrouvaille helps couples through difficult times. For more information, call 716-474-9371 or visit http://www.marriagesaved.com. The next weekend is April 22-24. For a brochure or further information, call the Office of Family Life Ministries at 716-847-2210. All inquiries are strictly confidential.

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 next three meeting dates for 2016 are: April 24, May 15 and June 5. For more information, call Paul or Carol at 716-937-9810 or visit http://www.res-life.com/the-third-option.

Evening Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Holy Hour for the Jubilee Year of Mercy on Thursday, April 28 from 6-7pm at St. Andrew's Church, 1525 Sheridan Drive, Kenmore. All invited! Join us in the presence of Christ for a few minutes or for the entire time.

The Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo invites the public to Yom HaShoah 2016, a commemoration of the Holocaust on Sunday, May 1 at 1pm at Temple Beth Zion, 805 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo. The event features the premiere of a short video presentation created by Jim Gang and Rich Kellman, "We Remember - Six Local Holocaust Survivors Speak," as well as prayers, music and a candle-lighting ceremony. All ages are welcome.

Chicken Dinner. St. Michael's Church, 651 Washington Street, Buffalo is having a Chiavetta's Chicken Dinner on Ascension Thursday, May 5 from 4-7pm. This is take-out only. Please enter the back parking lot when picking up. Dinners can be prepaid by calling 716-854-6726 or coming down to the church rectory in person to receive your ticket.

St. Patrick's Cemetery Dinner & Gala. St. Patrick's Cemetery Committee of All Saints Parish in Lockport announces a 150th Anniversary of the Consecration of the Cemetery Celebration Dinner and Gala on Saturday, May 7 from 5:30-11pm at the Cornell Cooperative Extension, Lake Avenue, Lockport. Dinner by Donna Eick, basket raffle, beer and wine. If you would like tickets or to make a donation (money or items for the basket raffle), contact Glen Miller at stpatrickscemetery@gmail.com or call 716-434-4867.

Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School to hold 7th Grade Practice Entrance Exam. All area 7th grade boys are invited to take the Practice Entrance Exam at 9am on Saturday, May 7 at Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School, 601 McKinley Parkway, Buffalo. Registration begins at 8:30am in the main lobby and there is no cost for the exam. To register, contact our Admissions Office at 716-826-3610, ext. 237 or email Admissions Director, Patrick Hayes at hayes@bishoptimon.com.

Pro-Life Office: A Pastoral Response to the Substance Abuse Epidemic. Free conference on Saturday, May 14 from 8:30-11:45am at Christ the King Seminary, 711 Knox Road, East Aurora. Come join us and learn about the substance abuse epidemic, gain skills, share your concerns and plan for a better tomorrow. For more information, contact Sue Boyle at 716-430-0328 or sboyle@wnyunited.org.

St. Vincent's Door Project. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has launched the St. Vincent's Door Project which benefits women in transition and their children that are served through the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's core programs. This includes those that are single mothers, were recently homeless or have other life changes that come to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and its local conferences throughout Erie and Niagara Counties. The St. Vincent's Door Opening Night will be held at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Center, 1298 Main Street, Buffalo on Wednesday, May 18 at 6pm. Ticket includes admission and entry into the Reverse Draw with a Grand Prize of $1,500. For tickets, visit us on Facebook at "The Saint Vincent de Paul Society of Buffalo, New York." For more information, call 716-882-3360 or email dhorey@svdpwny.org.

Middle School Eucharistic Retreat. Our annual Middle School Eucharistic Retreat will be held from Friday, May 20 at 6pm through Saturday, May 21 at 9pm at Christ the King Seminary, 711 Knox Road, East Aurora. The theme for this year's retreat is "So Long Self." The cost includes lodging, meals, t-shirt and all retreat activities. Please encourage your 6th-8th graders to join us for this excellent experience. This event is sponsored by Encounter - a multi-parish youth ministry effort organized so that teens may encounter the presence of Christ in the Eucharist. For registration forms and more information, please call 716-835-8905 ext. 14 or email office@stleothegreatamherst.com. Registrations are due by May 4th.

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.

Pro-Life Office: USCCB-Word of Life: "Assisted suicide may sound like it provides choices for individuals, but instead, it's taking choices away from people by radically weakening the promise of care and support at the end of life for terminally ill patients like me." - "Maggie's Story: Living like Dad," http://www.goo.gl/JKnvWc.

Oficina de Pro-Vita: USCCB-Palabra de Vida: "El suicidio asistido puede sonar como algo que brinda opciones para las personas, pero en cambio, les quita opciones a las personas al debilitar radicalmente la promesa de cuidado y apoyo al final de la vida para pacientes con una enfermedad terminal como yo". - "La historia de Maggie: vivir igual que Papá," http://www.goo.gl/daN3xE.

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. For more information, please contact Dan & Irma at 716-652-1203, email hearttoheartworkshops@yahoo.com or visit http://www.hearttoheartworkshops.com.

Marriage Moment. Talking to your man is different from talking to your girlfriend. By and large, a man wants the bottom line. Cut the amount of prelude by approximately 90% and you'll get it just about right. Yes, this is a stereotype but stereotypes often hold a kernel of truth. Does this fit your marriage?

*** New Bulletin Announcements will be posted on April 18, 2016.***  

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