Religion

NCCS art show a success

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School had its annual Student Art Show on May 8. Students were able to submit original works of art created throughout the current school year. “It was a great success with our NCCS families and the community coming out for a wonderful night,” said Tina ...

Faces of the Reformation

The sixth iconic individual in the Lutheran Reformation is Pope Leo X. Giovanni de’ Medici was a member of the famous Medici household in Florence, Italy. His father, Lorenzo the Magnificent, raised his sons to be patrons of the arts. As the second son, Giovanni was steered to a life within ...

How was your Mother’s Day?

Did you have a nice Mothers Day? I did. I don’t know where my son and daughter-in-law find those beautiful cards! I hope I live up to all those praises! Russ and I tried to be good parents. I know he was great! Then David Kaus, a friend from my Bible class, took me out for lunch after ...

Columban Sisters to hold open house and raffle on June 4

SILVER CREEK — The Missionary Sisters of St. Columban will host the Columban Sisters Open House and Raffle at St. Columban’s on the Lake Retirement Home in Silver Creek on Sunday, June 4 from noon to 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Last year the Columban Sisters held ...

Religion briefs

St. John’s United Church of Christ St. John’s United Church of Christ will hold a meatloaf and potatoes dinner today. Serving will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Parking is off Eagle Street. Call 366-0710 for reservations. Pre-sale tickets are $8.50, or tickets at ...

Submitted Photo: The congregation of Christ Community Church watches with anticipation as children gather for dedication.

Mother’s Day celebrated with child dedications

Mother’s Day was full of excitement and evidence of the Lord at work as 13 children were dedicated to the Lord. The dedication gave both families and church members the opportunity to commit to sharing God’s love with the children at the church. Shelley Brautigam, leader of CCC’s Square ...

Remembering mom on Mother’s Day

Mothers Day is coming! What a wonderful celebration when you had a great mother! We had a great mom! I was the last of eight kids. My mother had a great attitude! Nothing was too much trouble. My mother used to stay up at night and work the night through making bread and meals for the week. ...

Religion briefs

Church of the Living Spirit On Sunday, Kathleen Salyers will speak at the Church of the Living Spirit. Services, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and lasting about an hour and a half, consist of a lecture, a healing service and a message service. The public is welcome and there is no gate fee for the ...

The Lutheran Reformation: Believe, teach and confess

The Book of Concord (a.k.a. the Lutheran Confessions — a series of documents stating Lutheran doctrine based on strict adherence to Biblical truth) uses a phrase multiple times in its writings, that phrase being, “We believe, teach and confess…” This assertion goes deeper than to ...

Blessing of a Child in the Womb planned for Sunday

BUFFALO — Bishop Richard J. Malone will mark the Diocese of Buffalo’s fifth annual Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb at a special Mass on Sunday. The 10:30 a.m. Mass will be held at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo. Mass will include a special blessing for ...

Memories are being made all the time

On Friday, I went to Carol McCormick’s 60th birthday party. She looks more like 30! Her sister Donna’s husband came and picked me up. You should hear him brag about her! She’s smart and beautiful. Then I learned he was a pilot at the age of 20! What a couple! Carol and her sister are so ...

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Church of the Living Spirit On Sunday, Aloma Cason will speak at the Church of the Living Spirit. Services, beginning at 10:30 a.m. and lasting about an hour and a half, consist of a lecture, a healing service and a message service. The public is welcome and there is no gate fee for the ...

Faces of the Reformation: Martin Luther’s parents

On Nov. 10, 1483, a son was born to Hans and Margarethe Luder (Luther). Following Catholic tradition, they named him after the famous saint — Martin of Tours. Hans wanted the best for his son and sent him to school despite the financial hardships it caused for the copper miner. Both ...

Visitor from past a wonderful surprise

I have to tell you my schedule. I have to hand in my column by Tuesday at 2 p.m. That means I’m early for some things and late for other things. I had to wait for Easter. My column came out Saturday and Easter was Sunday. My friend David (from my Bible class) was alone, too, so we went to my ...

Faces of the Reformation

As an Augustinian monk, Luther fasted, prayed, attended and led Mass. Despite this holy life, he was in constant doubt of his salvation. Luther began concentrating his studies on the Bible rather than the Church Fathers. In 1514, while studying Paul’s letter to the Romans in his tower room ...