Chancery bulletin announcements for Sept. 21

Tue, Sep 22nd 2015 12:00 pm

Papal Visit 2015. Time Warner Cable News will provide complete coverage of the Pope's visit to the U.S. on various media platforms. Channel 199 will air non-stop papal coverage, including daily recap shows and national call-in shows, September 20-27. Channel 1020 has begun on-demand coverage, including pre-visit preparations, documentaries and previous papal visit programming, and will continue through November 30. The cable outlet will feature coverage with a local perspective on their news channel as well as a special papal visit section on their TWC news app. Visit, beginning September 1, for a video chronicle of the Pope's visit.

Rosary Novena for Life on Saturday, September 26 at 8am at St. Rose of Lima Parish, 500 Parker Avenue, Buffalo. Mass will be celebrated by Rev. Richard DiGiulio, followed by a silent and prayerful procession to and from a local abortion clinic (optional) where we join together in prayer. Closing prayers will take place upon our return outside St. Rose of Lima. For more information, contact the Pro-Life Office at 716-847-2205.

Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School Open House. Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School invites 5th-8th grade boys and their parents to its annual Open House on Wednesday, September 30 and Thursday, October 1 from 6-8pm. Student Ambassadors will offer tours and share their experiences of how our 14:1 student-to-teacher ratio offers an environment that is conducive to learning and fostering relationships. Timon's coaches and faculty will present the athletic, academic, and extra-curricular activities offered at Timon. Information about scholarships and financial aid will also be available. Bishop Timon-St. Jude is located at 601 McKinley Parkway in South Buffalo. For more information, contact Michael Broderick, Director of Admissions, at 716-826-3610 ext. 237 or Visit our website at

Spaghetti Dinner at St. George Parish, 74 Old Glenwood Road, West Falls on Saturday, October 3 from 4-7pm. Meal includes spaghetti & meatballs by Rosina's catering, salad, roll & butter, and beverages. There will also be a theme basket auction and 50/50 raffle. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by calling the rectory at 716-652-3153.

Respect Life Mass. Bishop Edward Grosz, Auxiliary Bishop and Vicar General, and the Diocese of Buffalo invites you and your family to come and celebrate God's Gift of Life on Respect Life Sunday, October 4 at 10:30am Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin Street, Buffalo, followed by a blessing and brief social. All are welcome!

National Life Chain 2015 on Sunday, October 4 from 2-3pm along Niagara Falls Boulevard from Main Street in Buffalo, north towards Niagara Falls, NY. For parishes participating, please call the Pro-Life Office at 716-847-2205 or visit our website:

7th Annual International Harvest Festival at Assumption Church, 435 Amherst Street, Buffalo on October 4. All are invited to 11am Mass beginning with multi-cultural procession. Afterwards, come to the church hall for a Polish sausage sandwich, lazy pierogi plate, pizza, bake sale, ethnic craft demonstrations, children's activities, 50/50 splits, harvest market, church tours, and much more! For more information, call 716-875-7626.

Feast of St. Francis. On Sunday, October 4, St. Teresa's Parish, 1974 Seneca Street in South Buffalo, will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis in a special way. Brother Nicholas Romeo, OFM Conv. from the Friary at St. Francis High School will speak briefly during the 11am Mass about the life and legacy of St. Francis of Assisi. Immediately following the Mass, Brother Nicholas will continue his presentation during a reception in the Parish Center. There will be a pet blessing on the parish grounds commencing at 1:15pm. All are welcome to come share Brother Nicholas' presentation and bring their pets to be blessed.

You have chosen to be cremated, now what? Hear from cemetery professionals about the trends and options with cremation on Tuesday, October 6 from 6:30-8pm at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Pine Lawn Chapel, 2951 Harlem Road, Cheektowaga. Father Fabian Maryanski will discuss the Catholic teaching on cremation, a question and answer format, with an optional tour of the crematory. Please RSVP by October 6 to 716-892-6600.

Give the gift of a home. Catholic Charities works diligently to provide children in need of a family (temporarily or permanently) with a loving home. Catholic Charities provides parent training, home studies, placement and supervision until an adoption is finalized and is willing to be with the family every step of the way. Interested in learning more about fostering or adopting a child? Email, contact our offices at 716-856-4494 ext. 360, or come to an informational meeting on October 13 from 10-11:30am or 6-7:30pm at 525 Washington Street, Buffalo. For more information on Catholic Charities and the services we provide, visit

Dominican Nuns to hold Bazaar. The Dominican Nuns of the Perpetual Rosary will hold an October Bazaar and Rummage Sale at the St. John Gualbert Parish gymnasium, 83 Gualbert Avenue, Cheektowaga on Saturday, October 17 from 10am-5pm. Available at the bazaar will be handcrafted items made by the sisters, theme baskets, plus a craft fair, rummage sale, used books, and baked goods. Proceeds will be used for ongoing maintenance repairs and upkeep of the Dominican Monastery. Raffle tickets are available for advance purchase at the Monastery, 335 Doat Street, Buffalo. For more information on how to purchase tickets to the bazaar or to make a donation, call 716-892-0066 or email

Blessed Trinity Concert Series. Blessed Trinity Church opens its 2015-16 Trinity Concert Series on Sunday, October 18 at 4pm with "To Music" featuring the Vocális Chamber Choir with texts in tribute of music - its beauty, power, meaning, and emotion. The ensemble of dedicated professionals, under the direction of James Burrit, will perform music of Vaughan Williams, Britten, Billings, Purcell, Haydn, Schubert - and other surprises. Join Vocális and Blessed Trinity as we celebrate the greatest of all art forms! The Landmark Church is located at 317 Leroy Avenue, Buffalo, is wheelchair accessible and has secured off-street parking. Information at or 716-833-0301.

Attention Married, Engaged & Dating Couples (ages 21-35ish). Make a date night and join other couples on Saturday, October 24 for the "Five Love Languages" video presentation by Dr. Gary Chapman at 6:30pm. It will take place at St. John Paul II Parish Community Room, 2052 Lakeview Road, Lake View (between Rts. 5 & 20). Learn how to communicate better with your significant other/spouse and find out how to fill their love tank! Make your relationship even better! If you've already attended in the past - come for a refresher or better yet, bring some friends! This fun-filled evening begins at 5:30pm with appetizers, beer, wine & pop (following 4:30pm Mass). No charge - free will offering taken. Sign up by registering online at Limited child care, also registration needed. For more information, contact Deacon Mark Hooper at 716-627-4566.

Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the Sisters of St. Francis (Williamsville) on Sunday, October 25 from 11am-6pm at Our Lady of Peace, 10950 Main Street, Clarence. Dine in and take-out will be available. Enjoy door prizes, theme baskets, grand prize, 50/50 split, and the ever popular "Nun-Sweeter" Bake Sale. For additional information, call 716-632-2155 ext. 687.

St. Bonaventure University to host Death Penalty Abolitionist Sister Helen Prejean. Join the St. Bonaventure University community as we welcome Sister Helen Prejean to campus on Monday, November 2 for the program "Dead Man Walking - The Journey Continues." Her talk begins at 7pm in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Known around the world for her tireless work against the death penalty, Sister Helen has been instrumental in sparking national dialogue on capital punishment and in shaping the Catholic Church's newly vigorous opposition to all executions. For more information, visit

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Marriage Moment. "While a lone man may be overcome, two together can resist. A three-ply cord is not easily broken." (Eccles. 4:12) Bond yourself together as husband and wife. With bringing God into your relationship, you create a three-ply cord, giving you the strength that is not easily broken.

Parenting Perspective. If the child does not obey the first time you give the direction, repeat it once and add what the consequence will be for non-compliance (for example, time-out, loss of a privilege, etc.). If the child does not obey, calmly and immediately enforce the consequence. No yelling, no negotiating. Just do it.

Spiritual Uplift Packet. Feeling sad, down, discouraged, "blue"? Looking for healthy, wholesome alternatives to cope? Reach out now. Inner healing and hope are a phone call or email away. Contact the Office of Family Life Ministries for your free packet of practical, easy to use resources to provide you with tried and true antidotes. For more information or a free packet, 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

USCCB-Word of Life: "Although we may feel unsure how best to comfort those who mourn, we must stand with them in their time of suffering. Miscarriage touches the lives of many people, yet all too often this tragedy remains unaddressed. This lack of response not only often leads to unresolved grief, but also fails to clearly manifest our belief that each person, from conception onward, is precious and unique." - Solace and Strength in the Sorrow of Miscarriage, 2014-15 Respect Life Program.

USCCB-Palabra de Vida "Aunque no nos sintamos seguros sobre cómo consolar a los que sufren, debemos acompañarlos mientras sufren. El aborto espontáneo toca la vida de mucha gente, sin embargo a menudo esta tragedia no recibe mucha atención. Esta falta de atención no solo lleva a un dolor sin resolver, sino que no manifiesta de manera clara nuestra creencia de que cada persona, desde la concepción en adelante, es valiosa y única". - Consuelo y fortaleza ante la pena de un aborto espontáneo, Programa Respetemos la Vida 2014-15.

*** New Bulletin Announcements will be posted on September 28, 2015.***  

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