Chancery Bulletin Announcements for Feb. 9

Thu, Feb 12th 2015 03:00 pm

Catholic Charities - Finding the Courage for a Second Chance. After finding himself on the wrong side of the law and serving prison time, Keshaun knew he wanted a brighter future and needed the right resources. His uncle, an agency employee, told him about Catholic Charities' Work and Gain Education and Employment Skills program. He was able to complete job readiness training and hospitality training through the Center for Transportation and Excellence and was offered a six-week paid work experience with Catholic Charities' Maintenance Department. "I know what I did, and I know that is not the life I want to live," said Keshaun. "All I needed was a chance to prove myself." Find Good Within. Share God's Goodness. Watch Keshaun tell his story in the brief "Find Good Within" video found at

Catholic Charities - Find Good Within. Share God's Goodness. By contributing to Catholic Charities 2015 Appeal, you provide support to some of Western New York's most vulnerable youth. Help Catholic Charities continue to link loving families with a child in need through our foster care and adoption program, with counseling services through our children's mental health clinics, and ease the transition for children struggling to deal with their parents' separation. Join us as we provide care and support to all who need it. Find out more at or call 716-218-1400.

Bible Society of WNY. The Bible Society of Western New York, located at 2561 Main Street, Buffalo, is holding a "Fire Sale - on Fire for God Sale." Materials include bibles, commentaries, book accessories, and home schooling materials offered at discount prices. A clergy member for the Diocese of Buffalo or a member of a religious community has been on the board for more than 20 years. The Bible Society is open Monday & Tuesday from 10am-6pm and Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 10am-5pm. Stop in and check out the materials. For further information, call 716-833-3430.

Fish Fry Fridays. All are welcome to St. Gregory the Great Parish Faith Community, 200 St. Gregory Court, Williamsville, for our dine-in or drive-up Fish Fry Fridays during Lent! Fried fish or breaded shrimp dinner includes potato salad, cole slaw, roll and butter. Continuing this year - baked fish with rice, green beans, roll and butter. Drinks and homemade desserts are also included. Pizza will be available for children. Join us on February 20, 27 and March 6, 13, 20, 27 from 4-7pm in our school gym. Advance tickets can be purchased in the Parish Office. For more information, please call 716-688-5678.

Sunday Televised Masses for March. Masses air on Sunday at 7:30am on WUTV Fox TV29. March 1: Rev. Msgr. John Madsen. March 8: Rev. Jeff Nowak. March 15: Rev. James Croglio. March 22: Rev. Andrew Lauricella. March 29: Rev. Sean Fleming.

Our Daily Bread for March will focus on the season of Lent. Tune in as host Rev. Paul Seil talks about the significance of Lent and prepares some delicious meatless dishes. The show airs Saturday, March 14 at 5:30am and Noon on WKBW-TV Channel 7 with repeats on cable. Also be sure to check Daybreak's YouTube for Father Seil's "Food for Thought" videos, including some other Lenten dishes as well as much more.

Thirteenth Annual Catholic Men's Conference will take place on Saturday, March 21. The guest speakers for the conference will include: Deacon Allen Tatara, a well-known speaker, musician, and evangelizer in the Archdiocese of Chicago where he also works as a Youth Minister; Mark Price, a Shakespearean actor who for more than 40 years has used his talents to portray Biblical figures as a means of spreading Jesus' message at retreats and missions worldwide; and Mark Houck, the co-founder of "The King's Men" who has been involved in pro-life and teen ministry for more than 10 years. The conference will, once again, be held at Cardinal O'Hara High School in Tonawanda, NY. Please register by March 1 at Don't miss this inspiring annual event.

Daily Televised Mass. Tune in for the Daily Mass on Time Warner Channel 20, Monday through Friday at Noon (in city) and at Noon and 6:05pm (in Erie suburbs). Mass celebrants include Rev. Msgr. David Slubecky, Rev. Msgr. Paul Litwin and Rev. Peter Drilling from St. Joseph Cathedral.

Winter Gift Ideas. Building a Basilica documentary DVD; Solemn Vespers DVD with Archbishop Timothy Dolan; Proving Holiness documentary DVD; Food for Thought DVD cookbooks (series 1 or 2); Our Daily Bread cookbooks, potholders, aprons, tote bags; Apostle of Peace DVD/VHS; St. Joseph Cathedral documentary; Legacy of Victory documentary; Enduring Faith documentary; Sunday Mass DVD/VHS. To order, call 716-847-8721.

Marriage Moment. Lent begins Wednesday, February 18. Sure, celebrate Mardi Gras on Tuesday, but start thinking now of a meaningful Lenten practice. Why not choose at least one penance that you will both do. It can reinforce your decision and bond you in a common effort.

Parenting Perspective. "I establish my covenant with you." (Genesis 9:11) God's covenant with Noah was a solemn promise. Talk with your child(ren) today about what it means to make a promise. Is it ever okay to break a promise?

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, contact Dan and Irma at 716-652-1203, visit or email

Grief - St. Paul reminds us in his letter to the Romans of many comforting words. During times of loss, loneliness and grief, we may not feel or recognize God's presence in our lives. Though we can't imagine all the thought and feelings you are experiencing right now, we do understand a bit about grieving and that, first of all, it is a process. The Office of Family Life Ministries has a free bereavement packet of materials designed to provide support, especially during the initial stages of grief. For a bereavement packet, call 716-847-2210 or email

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 Dave & Cheryl Clifford at 716-677-0920 or email

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