Chancery bulletin announcements for June 29

Mon, Jun 29th 2015 10:00 am

Annual Chicken Barbeque on Sunday, July 19 at St. George Parish, 74 Old Glenwood Road, West Falls from 12-4pm or until sold out. Dinner includes ? chicken by Krolick's, salt potatoes, chef salad, roll, butter, dessert and beverage. Take-outs available. There will also be a Theme Basket Auction and 50/50 raffles. Pre-sale tickets are available by calling 716-652-3153.

Lawn Fete at St. Martha's Parish, 10 French Road, Depew on July 24-26. Entertainment in the Main Bar on Friday and Saturday from 7:30-11:30pm featuring the band Hit 'N Run. Coughlin's Pub on Friday will feature the band The Strangers from 6-11pm. Saturday West of the Mark will be playing from 7:30-11:30pm. Rides will be provided on Friday and Saturday by American Amusement Rentals. Ride bracelets may be purchased. Chiavetta's Chicken Barbeque will be held on Sunday, July 26 from 12:30-5:30pm (or until sold out). Lawn Fete hours are Friday from 5pm-midnight; Saturday from 12pm-midnight; and Sunday from 12-6pm. For more information, visit http://www.stmarthadepew.org.

Catholic Charities. On behalf of our Appeal leadership team, volunteers, donors and those we serve, thank you for helping us achieve our 2015 Appeal goal! The overwhelming generosity we continue to experience from the Western New York community is the definition of 'find good within' and what it means to help others in need. We would not be able to impact the lives of more than 142,000 without your support.

The Bishop's Committee Visitors Annual Fall Meeting and Luncheon will be held on Thursday, October 8 at St. Philip the Apostle, 950 Losson Road, Cheektowaga from 9am-2pm. Cheryl Calire, Director of Pro-Life Activities, Project Rachel Ministry and Sidewalk Advocates for Life, 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.

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. Richard Hoar, SJ at 716-854-6726. International website is http://www.calixsociety.org.

Marriage Moment. Is it any wonder that couples are finding it more difficult to make it and keep marriage vows when promiscuity is portrayed as normative on TV, movies, websites, and annoying emails? This week, be mindful of what the media is feeding your psyche.

Parenting Perspective. "If you love me, you will keep my commandments." (John 14:15) Just as God gave us commandments, healthy families have rules that help keep order and keep the peace. What are some of your family rules? Do you need any new ones? Let go of outdated ones? Discuss together.

Are you or 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. Call 716-847-2210 or email familylife@buffalodiocese.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 familylife@buffalodiocese.org.

Care for Creation. Living our vocation to be protectors of God's handiwork is essential to a life of virtue; it is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience. Pope Francis, Praise be to you, O Lord: Care for our Common Home (paragraph 217). Action: in order to respond to Pope Francis' call to "care for our common home," education and prayer are needed. Go to http://www.catholicclimatecovenant.org for good resources about Catholic teaching on caring for creation and advocacy.

*** New Bulletin Announcements will be posted on July 6, 2015.***  

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