Chancery Bulletin Announcements for Feb. 23

Mon, Feb 23rd 2015 11:00 am

An Afternoon of Reflection will be offered by the Marian Ministries of St. Andrew Parish on Saturday, March 21 from 12:15-3:30 p.m. - including lunch. Spend just a short while with the Lord. Please call Michelle at 716-725-6860 to reserve your space. St. Andrew Parish (Msgr. Donovan Center) is located at 1525 Sheridan Drive, Kenmore.

Ladies of Charity is holding their 21st Annual Bellringer Silent Auction and Luncheon on Saturday, March 21 at 11am at Kotecki's Grandview Grove, 4685 Seneca Street, West Seneca (1.2 miles east of Union Road). Lucky Number and silent auction of vintage items and collectibles and gift cards/certificates. Enjoy a delicious family style luncheon. Pre-paid reservations only by March 13. Tables will fill up fast, so don't miss the chance to join your friends and support Ladies of Charity and its ministries. For further information and reservations, contact Ladies of Charity at 716-895-4001.

Lectio Divina Workshop. Open the door to Christ by praying with the Word. Lectio Divina is a way to prayerfully contemplate Scripture through slow, meditative reading. This traditional prayer form can lead to a deeply personal prayer experience. Participants will experience Lectio Divina and will be equipped to lead small groups in their parishes. Day or evening session on Tuesday, March 24: 9:30am-2:30pm at St. Vincent de Paul Parish, 6441 Seneca Street, Springbrook or 6- 8:30pm at St. John the Baptist Parish, 1085 Englewood Avenue, Kenmore. Light meal, Bible, and book Pray With the Bible - Meditate with the Word included with registration fee. For more information and registration, contact Sister Barbara Schiavoni at 716-847-5516 or email.

Annual Spring Raffle. Good Shepherd Church, 5442 Tonawanda Creek Road, North Tonawanda will hold their Annual Spring Raffle on Saturday, March 28 after the 4:30pm Mass in the Pendleton Parish Hall. There will be a Chinese Auction and music. Call the parish office at 716-625-8594 to reserve a table for 8. There is no charge. Pot luck dinner and roast beef sandwiches will be available. Raffle and theme basket tickets may be purchased at the door.

Blessed Trinity's 2014-15 Trinity Concert Series continues at 3pm on Sunday, March 29 when the Camerata di Sant' Antonio, under the direction of Christopher Weber, presents Mozart Noir celebrating the music of gifted Black Composers. Selections will include the U.S. premier of the Haitian Dance Suite by Samuel Coleridge Taylor (aka the "Black Mahler") and works of the Chevalier de Saint George (known as the "Mozart noir") whose music inspired the young Wolfgang Amadeus and made music history. Church docents will provide pre-concert tours of the Buffalo Landmark from 2:15-2:45pm and there will be a post-concert reception. Blessed Trinity, located at 317 Leroy Avenue, Buffalo, is wheelchair accessible and has secured off-street parking. Information at the parish website or 716-833-0301.

The Donut Man is coming to town! The Donut Man has a weekly children's show on EWTN. Sacred Heart Parish in Lakewood is sponsoring the Donut Man to appear in concert on Sunday, April 26 at 5pm in the Southwestern High School auditorium. For tickets and prices, please call Dee Muniz at 716-763-2815 ext. 4. Please check out his website.

Family Lenten / Easter Packet Available. Looking for ways to keep your children interested and have a positive experience of the Church's annual retreat for 2015? With a little creativity and time you can provide your family with a unique journey together with Jesus. Your free packet includes realistic ideas and practical activities, designed to discover the riches of Lent and Easter together. For your spirituality tool box of ideas, contact the Office of Family Life Ministries at 716- 847-2210 or email.

Coping With Seasons of Loss. "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28. Everyday there are things that remind us of our experiences of loss. Grief never takes a vacation. The free 2015 packet 'Coping with Seasons of Loss' is filled with resources, insights, prayers and scripture support. For your packet, please contact the Office of Family Life Ministries at 716-847-2210 or email.

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.

Marriage Moment. "I establish my covenant with you." (Genesis 9:11) Although this passage refers to God's covenant with Noah to never again destroy all living creatures by a flood, your marriage is likewise a life-giving promise. Choose a symbol (like a rainbow) to be a reminder of your promise to each other.

Parenting Perspective. When your child marches to a different drummer, your main task is to support them when the culture may not. (Parenting Your Adult Child) This applies to gender identity, a special needs child, or simply one in crisis. Love them but don't pamper them.


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