Chancery bulletin announcements for week of May 11, 2015

Mon, May 11th 2015 02:00 pm

Are You Living Your Life's Purpose? (Parts One and Two) presented by Carol Wolf on Saturday, June 6 and Saturday, June 13 from 9:30-11am at St. Joseph Center for Spirituality, 4975 Strickler Road, Clarence. For reservations, call 716-759-6893 ext. 175.

BBQ Chicken Dinner and Theme Baskets. St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Lackawanna, invites you to our annual Chicken BBQ Dinner and Theme Basket/Tray raffle. It will be held on Sunday, June 7 and will be served at the Lake Erie Italian Club, 3200 South Park Avenue, Lackawanna beginning at 12pm until sold out. Dinner is grilled by BW's BBQ and includes ? chicken, potato salad, cole slaw, roll and butter, dessert, and drink. Chicken fingers and fries are available for children. Chicken dinner - $10; chicken fingers and fries - $6.

Summerfest. On Sunday, June 7, the parish community of St. John Kanty and St. Adalbert Churches, Broadway and Swinburne Streets, Buffalo, presents our annual Summerfest from 11:30am-4pm, serving BW's BBQ chicken and our homemade sides and dessert! Join us for 10:30am Mass, then stay for a great chicken dinner. For more information, visit

Looking to open your heart and expand your family? To learn more about becoming a foster family, attend the next informational session on June 9 from either 10-11:30am or 6-7pm at 525 Washington Street, Buffalo. For more information or to register, please call 716-856-4494 ext. 360 or email For more information about foster care, go to

Our Daily Bread. Tune in Saturday, June 13 at 5:30am and 12pm on WKBW-TV Channel 7 to join host Father Paul Seil in the kitchen for a little food, fellowship, and fun. The show recipes can be found at

Magnificat, A Ministry to Catholic Women, presents a morning of prayer, testimony, and praise! Join Magnificat-Buffalo on Saturday, June 13 at Holiday Inn-Amherst, 1181 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Amherst. Meet two local women whose hearts are filled with love and zeal, which comes straight from the Holy Spirit. Aubrey Bailey and Allie Herian will speak about falling in love with Jesus and His Church and how they evangelize in the workplace and in school. The event includes breakfast, testimony, prayer, praise, and worship. Registration begins at 9:30am; program begins at 10am. Prepaid reservations must be mailed to Christine Holden, 5191 Hillcrest Drive, Clarence, NY 14031 no later than June 6. For more information, call Chris at 716-759-8135.

Good News Gets Around.... On the weekend of June 13-14, parishes throughout the Diocese of Buffalo will hold the annual collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC). Half of all funds collected stay right here in the Buffalo diocese. The other half funds national grants. Donations from Catholic parishioners, like you, make the work of the CCC possible. Please contribute generously to the Campaign the weekend of June 13-14. Thank you for your continued support!

Elder Law Day (sponsored by Erie County Senior Services), legal assistance for older adults and family caregivers, on Wednesday, June 17 from 9am-1pm at Adam's Mark Hotel, 120 Church Street, Buffalo. Seminars by Elder Law Attorneys on Medicare, Medicaid, Wills, Veteran's Benefits, Pooled Trusts, and more. Register at 716-858-7532 or online at

The Parish Nurse Ministries, Inc. and Trocaire College are sponsoring an educational program for professional nurses interested in learning more about the role of the Faith Community Nurse. The program will be held at Christ the king Seminary, 711 Knox Road, East Aurora from July 18-25. Scholarships are available. For an application, go to or call 716-556-1163 for more information. Registration closes June 10.

Forming Young Leaders for Today and Tomorrow! Do you know teens who show leadership potential and would thrive with training and encouragement? This is your opportunity to call forth those young leaders today and make an investment in leadership of tomorrow! The Christian Leadership Institute (CLI) prepares high-school aged teens for active and meaningful leadership in their parish, school, and community. CLI fosters leadership potential and teaches practical skills. This faith-based institute forms young Catholics as servant leaders and inspires them to lead as Jesus did. Please invite and sponsor teens with leadership potential to experience this powerful week! CLI will be held from June 26-July 2 at St. Columban Center in Derby. Brochures and scholarships are available from the Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministry at 716-847-8789 or

Canisius High School Higher Achievement Program (HAP), June 29-July 30, 8:30am-2:30pm, is open to boys who have completed 7th grade. For more information/application, go to or contact Michel Ann Group at or at 716-200-0204.

Pilgrimage to Ste. Anne deBeaupre, August 23-29. Visit St. Joseph Oratory, St. Joachim Church, St. Anne, Three Rivers, tour Quebec City, and more! Sponsored by the parish community of St. John Kanty. For further information and to reserve a spot, contact Larry Lisiecki at 716-668-5389.

Daily TV Mass. Do you know someone who misses going to Daily Mass because of an illness or injury? The Diocese of Buffalo provides a Mass from the Our Lady Chapel at St. Joseph Cathedral Monday-Friday. The Mass airs on Time Warner cable Ch. 20 at 12:05pm (city) and at 12:05pm and 6pm (suburbs).

"Consider This...." Don't miss Bishop Richard Malone's weekly message on "Consider This...." Fridays on the Daybreak Facebook page, diocesan website, and YouTube channel and also after the Daily Mass during the week.

Now and at the Hour of Our Death - Catholic Guidance for End-of-Life Decision Making. Illness and aging, coupled with rapid advances in medical technology, can lead to heightened anxiety when health care decisions must be made. Go to for assistance in navigating the end-of-life challenges that you and/or your loved ones face. Learn about the key principles of Catholic teaching in this area and how to apply them in the complex world of medical advance directives.

Marriage Moment. "This I command you: love one another." (John 15:17) Love is such a squishy emotion. During good times it comes easily. When do you find it hard to love your beloved? Talk it through. Love anyway.

Parenting Perspective. "Come to Christ, a living stone, rejected by human beings but chosen and precious in the sight of God." (1 Peter 2:4) Sometimes one of our children may feel rejected or left out. Perhaps they are socially awkward, visually unattractive, or handicapped in some way. Share a time you felt rejected with your child.

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

God Knows Parenting is a Wild Ride! If you ever wished for practical tools, resources, skill-building techniques, and lots more, one of these free parenting packets is designed just for you. Parenting Packet I: addresses the basic tough tasks of raising children in today's world. Parenting Packet II: is for those separated or divorced. Focuses on positive ways to co-parent well in order to help children of all ages who are profoundly affected by their parents' divorce deal with the pain and upheaval in their lives. Parenting Packet III: death and grief are inescapable. If you feel ill-prepared to discuss death with a child, you are not alone. This packet offers useful tools from preschool through teens. For your free packet, please call the Office of Family Life Ministries at 716-847-2210 or email

*** New Bulletin Announcements will be posted on May 18, 2015.***  

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