Chancery bulletin announcements for July 20

Mon, Jul 20th 2015 03:15 pm

Evening Adoration and Holy Hour at St. Andrew's Church, 1525 Sheridan Drive, Kenmore on Thursday, July 30 from 6-7pm. This month's holy hour focuses on vocations and includes beautiful prayers for the young people of the world as they discern their life's work. All welcome!

Marriage Encounter. Husbands and wives spend immense amount of time on their jobs / careers / children / leisure. How much time do you spend just for the two of you as a couple? You deserve more time together on a priority basis. Make a Marriage Encounter soon! The next Marriage Encounter weekend is July 31-August 2 at the Quality Inn & Suites, Erie, PA. For more information, call Jay & Judy Shock at 814-823-4600 or go to

Annual Bagley Open & Charity Dinner. Calling all Golfers, Duffers and Friends of Fr. Gary Bagley. Enjoy some (questionable) golf, a great meal, fabulous raffle prizes and wonderful friends...and support a great cause! The 9th Annual Bagley Open and Charity Dinner, held in memory of Fr. Gary Bagley, will be held on Thursday, August 13. Join us for this 9-hole scramble format tournament at Deerwood Golf Course in North Tonawanda, followed by dinner at Classics V Banquet Facilities on Niagara Falls Boulevard. Come for the entire day or just dinner and raffles. For more information, please visit All proceeds benefit the building fund for the St. Francis Chapel at Camp Turner.

Buffalo Cursillo Movement will be having a Mass to celebrate 50 years of Cursillo in Buffalo on August 15 at 6:45pm at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 6441 Seneca Street, Springbrook. Celebrant will be Bishop Edward Grosz. Priests are invited to concelebrate and deacons are invited to vest. If you are planning to attend, please contact Deacon Michael Quinn at 716-515-8725 or email

Cursillo Summer Picnic will be held on Sunday, August 16th at 1pm at Deacon Mike & Dawn Quinn's home, 532 Southshore, Lackawanna. Msgr. James Wall will celebrate Mass at 3pm. Witness Deacon Ron & Sylvia Dains. For further information, please contact Deacon Michael Quinn at 716-515-8725 or

Annual Men's Retreat at the Columban Center in Derby, NY will be held September 11-13. The theme is "Divine Mercy and Reconciliation." Deacon Thaddeus Pijacki will be our leader. This is open to all men. The retreat begins with registration at 4pm on Friday, September 11 and ends with Mass and Brunch on Sunday, September 13. For more information or reservations, contact Rev. Paul Sabo at 716-604-4948 or the Holy Name Office at 716-847-2201. Reservations are limited to 55 men.

Wedding Anniversary Mass. If you know of any couple or couples that are celebrating their 50th, 60th or 70th Wedding Anniversary for the year of 2015, a special Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Richard Malone on Sunday, October 18 at 3pm at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin Street, Buffalo. Please contact your parish rectory as soon as possible if you wish to attend, or call the Office of Family Life at 716-847-2210. Following the Mass, an informal reception will be held at the Adam's Mark Hotel.

Rediscover Your Marriage. Retrouvaille, a program for struggling couples, simply means "rediscovery." The program offers the chance to rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving relationship in your marriage. For more information, call 716-474-9371 or visit The next Retrouvaille weekend is September 18-20.

St. Gianna Pregnancy Outreach Center. Are you expecting and need help? We are here to help you before, during, and after childbirth. The center serves life by providing material, emotional, and spiritual support to single mothers and young families in need from pregnancy through the first years of life. Our primary office is at 76 Church Street, Buffalo, open Monday-Friday from 8:30am-4:30pm. Satellite locations: Chautauqua area - 103 E. Doughty Street, Dunkirk, open Tuesdays; Niagara area - 335 24th Street, Niagara Falls, open Wednesdays & Saturdays. If you would like more information on the services provided or if you would like a brochure, please call 716-842-2229 or 716-847-2205.

Project Rachel. A post-abortion reconciliation offering forgiveness, hope and healing to women, men or anyone suffering emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually from the effects of an abortion - "Don't suffer alone." We care. Let us help you. Confidential hotline: 716-847-2211.

USCCB-Word of Life: I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly (John 10:10).

USCCB-Palabra de Vida: Yo he venido para que tengan vida y la tengan en abundancia (Juan 10:10).

Marriage Moment. Complaining can be a release for negative emotions, but it can wear down the listener - usually your spouse. Can you go one day without complaining? Let your beloved check you and hold you accountable.

Parenting Perspective. July 26 is Parent's Day. We don't need another card or gift giving holiday, but honoring the effort that parents make in raising children is important. Don't buy anything today, but ask your children what they think is the hardest part about being a parent? Listen.

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

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 & Irma at 716-652-1203 or


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