Chancery bulletin announcements for June 15, 2015

Mon, Jun 15th 2015 12:00 pm

Education Tax Credits - We Need Your Help! Bishop Richard Malone was joined two weeks ago in Buffalo by Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Governor Andrew Cuomo to call upon New York State lawmakers to enact the Education Tax Credit (ETC) before they adjourn in mid-June. This measure will not only provide much needed tuition relief for families who choose a Catholic school for their children, it will increase support to our public schools as well. This is the year to make it happen and we need your help. Please go to and click on "Hot Issues: Action Alert" to urge lawmakers to vote in favor of the ETC. Thank You!

Eucharistic Adoration & Holy Hour for Peace on Thursday, June 25 from 6-7pm at St. Andrew's Church, 1525 Sheridan Drive, Kenmore. Come and experience this restorative and transformative sacred hour of prayer while in the presence of our Lord, Jesus Christ!

You are invited to Annunciation's Mission 2015 in Elma from July 11-18, 7-10pm. This year's Mission theme is "Be Still." Today's world is filled with many distractions, often causing our lives to be filled with frustrations and tension. In spite of the many material things that we accumulate, we often feel unfulfilled. If you seek inner peace and a new spiritual life, Mission 2015 will help you learn to "Be Still" and listen for the voice of God. The evenings are filled with prayer, liturgy scripture, song, warm fellowship, and plenty of food! Each evening will include a different topic and speaker, as well as traditional Catholic liturgies and deeply moving spiritual opportunities. To begin your journey to a new faith awareness, call Kris or Tom at 716-652-3020 or email

St. Vincent de Paul Summer Camp. It is not too late for St. Vincent de Paul Summer Camp on Lake Erie in Angola this year. Registrations are being accepted for the 2015 season. Children, ages 8-13, enjoy a camping experience in a pleasant, safe and stress-free Christian environment. Six weekly sessions begin July 12th. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. For more information, go to and click on "Summer Camp." Information is also available at 716-882-3360 ext. 7 or 716-549-0986.

Dinner Lecture Series at Christ the King Seminary. Wednesday, July 15 - "Living a Eucharistic Life!" presented by Rev. Joseph Gatto. Wednesday, July 29 - "The Church at Fifty" presented by Rev. John Mack. Reservations are required. Dinner is at 5:45pm; lectures are 6:45-8:30pm in the main dining room of Christ the King Seminary, 711 Knox Road, East Aurora. To register, call Gayle Angelli at 716-805-1438.

Lawn Fete at Good Shepherd Church, 5442 Tonawanda Creek Road, North Tonawanda on Sunday July 26 from 11am to 6pm. Chicken chowder, chicken dinners by Krolick, classic car show, games, theme baskets, flea market rooms, music, beer tent. Rain or shine. Handicap accessible. For information call 716-625-8594.

A Friendly Call. The Telephone Assurance Program (TAP) is a free volunteer service providing regular telephone calls to homebound elderly and disabled persons to check on their well-being and to give people an opportunity to socialize. Relationships grow and last for years through a regular weekly, monthly or daily 5- to 15-minute call. These calls are especially needed to alleviate some concerns facing those who live alone and to help them maintain their independence. If you know of someone who would like to receive calls or make phone calls in Erie County please call 716-218-1400 ext. 2003, in Chautauqua County call 716-366-3533, and in Orleans County call 585-589-7477.

Summertime with Jesus and Your Family. Your 2015 free Summer Spirituality Tool Box of Ideas is filled with practical ways to make summertime a sacred time. It is a perfect companion for your family throughout the summer months, whether vacationing or being at home. Celebrate the glory of all God's creation! For your free 2015 Tool Box, contact the Office of Family Life Ministries at 716-847-2210 or email

Marriage Moment. Summer is vacation time for many people. Have you planned a time away for just the two of you? It need not be long or expensive. The important thing is to do something for at least a day that both of you love. It's marriage insurance.

Parenting Perspective. Parents are rightly concerned about their children's health and safety but we cannot protect our children from all danger. What worries you about the future of your child? Take normal precautions, of course, but sometimes a child has to fail, get hurt, or make a mistake to grow. Be available. Pray.

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. Our free 2015 "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

Don't go through divorce alone. DivorceLINK is a volunteer organization offering support and healing help to men and women of all ages who are suffering through a separation or divorce. You are invited to our open forum "RAP groups" which meets twice a month throughout the year. Divorce recovery courses are also available each spring, summer, and fall. DivorceLINK is affiliated with the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. For more information or a DivorceLINK packet filled with information and resources, call the Office of Family Life Ministries at 716-847-2210.

Circle of Daughters, Inc. What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. If you are bereaved, Circle of Daughters, Inc. offers individual and family counseling, young widows/widowers group and general bereavement group for men and women. For information, call 716-507-6281, email, or visit For a bereavement packet for adults and/or a parenting packet to assist parents/adults helping their children cope with grief and loss, contact the Office of Family Life Ministries at 716-847-2210 or email

*** New Bulletin Announcements will be posted on June 22, 2015.***  

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