Religion

NCCS principal awarded ‘Hero of Hope’

Catholic Charities recently honored Principal Jenny Tilaro of Northern Chautauqua Catholic School with the “Hero of Hope” award. During the Appeal each year, Catholic Charities recognizes a Hero of Hope in each of the eight counties who is making a difference for people in their ...

Universal Unity of Spirit in Cassadaga meets at a new time

CASSADAGA — Beginning May 27, the service for Universal Unity of Spirit begins at 11 a.m. Healing, prayer chaplain services, meditation and lecture followed by fellowship and refreshments are offered at 89 N. Main St. (Rt. 60). Rev Ellen Bourn, Medium, Master Astrologer & Homeopathy ...

Religion briefs

Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Emmy Chetkin. Church services are held every Sunday in the Assembly Hall on Cleveland Avenue in Lily Dale. Service time is 10:30 a.m. to noon and consists of a spiritual talk, a hands-on healing, a message demonstration, music, ...

Commentary: God — Higher power and more

Awards ceremonies, interviews of key athletes after a game, and other similar events are often times we hear the person in the spotlight say, “I thank God….” Truly God deserves all the thanks and praise for any and all accomplishments. But when I hear them speak of God questions come to ...

First Communion

Submitted Photo On Sunday, May 13, 16 children of Holy Trinity Parish in Dunkirk received the Sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time at 11 a.m. Mass. Rev. Daniel Walsh, pastor, administered the sacrament. Children who received were as follows: Sienna Alston, Isabella Buckley, Sophia ...

Revival Crusade coming to Westfield

1:8 Revival Ministries, led by Evangelist M.R. Paternosh and his wife, Ashlee Paternosh, are holding a Revival Crusade on Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9 at 6 p.m. at Eason Hall, 23 Elm St., Westfield. Their goal is to see revival break out in Chautauqua County, and all over America. So ...

Blessed Mary Angela Parish plans two fun-filled events

For several years, the Northern Chautauqua community has looked forward to a delicious chicken barbecue, home-made baked goods sale and a chance to win money and prizes on the first Sunday of June. This year, thanks in large part to a spirit of dedication and cooperation among hard-working ...

Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society May news

The Blessed Mary Angela Rosary Society recently held its May monthly meeting at the Hillside site Social Center. An opening prayer was offered by Loretta Szalkowski and the Littany to the Blessed Virgin Mary was offered by Sandra Topasto. Rosary Society president Carole Schiller led members ...

NCCS student earns Cub Scout emblems Light of Christ medal and patch

Robert E. Harrington V was honored to participate in the 44th Annual Religious Awards Ceremony of Buffalo Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting, located at the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Diocese of Buffalo Saint Joseph Cathedral. Robert has been a Cub Scout for three years and is an ...

Religion briefs

FFUMC Chicken Barbecue planned for today The Fredonia First United Family Ministries Team will be hosting a Chiavetta’s Chicken Barbecue in Barker Common today, May 19 from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Dinners are $10 each and include: Chiavetta’s homemade potato salad and cole slaw with ...

Religion briefs

Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Patricia Price. Church services are held every Sunday in the Assembly Hall on Cleveland Avenue in Lily Dale. Service time is 10:30 a.m. to noon and consists of a spiritual talk, a hands-on healing, a message demonstration, music, ...

St. Joe’s annual yard and plant sale and chicken BBQ

GOWANDA — St. Joe’s annual yard and plant sale and chicken barbecue will be held at St. Joseph’s Church, 26 Erie Ave., Gowanda in the church basement. The yard and plant sale is planned for Friday, May 18 from 8 a.m. to noon, and Saturday, May 19 from 8 a.m. to noon with a bag sale at ...

Blessed Mary Angela festival planned for June 3

Blessed Mary Angela will hold a festival with Weidner’s chicken barbecue on Sunday, June 3 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Hillside site social center, 324 Townsend St., Dunkirk. Tickets are $10 advance, $12 at the door. There will also be a bake sale, basket auction and raffle. Drive through ...

First Communion

The Sacrament of First Holy Communion was celebrated by students and their families on May 5 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Roman Catholic Church in Silver Creek. Pictured: Tucker Merritt, Zoey Westbrook, Gwendolyn Souter, Khloe Karnes, Matthew Borrello, Fr. Mark Wolski (Priest in Residence), Fr. ...

Religion briefs

Church of the Living Spirit Spirit Sunday readings will be available with Lily Dale registered mediums from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Assembly Hall, Cleveland Avenue, Lily Dale the first Sunday of the month. The price for readings is greatly reduced. Readings are $30 for 15 minutes or $60 for 30 ...

Catholic Charities Appeal reaches $8.9 million, but is short of goal

BUFFALO — Catholic Charities of Buffalo officials today updated the community on the progress of the 2018 Appeal. With two months remaining, the 94th annual Appeal has reached nearly $8.9 million in cash and pledges, or just shy of 81 percent of this year’s goal. Volunteers and campaign ...

National Day of Prayer to be celebrated in Dunkirk

First Baptist Church of Dunkirk welcomes the community to join parishioners for prayer on Thursday, May 3, the National Day of Prayer. All are welcome to meet at the church auditorium at 8 a.m. and again at noon to pray for the unity of our nation and our communities. Attendees will also pray ...

Religion briefs — April 28

Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Lucinda Wilson. Church services are held every Sunday in the Assembly Hall on Cleveland Avenue in Lily Dale. Service time is 10:30 to 12:00 and consists of a spiritual talk, a hands on healing, a message demonstration, music, meditation ...

Chautauqua County Genealogical Society holds meeting on 1850 Census

The Chautauqua County Genealogical Society met recently in the Barker Library in Fredonia for a meeting and talk on the 1850 Census. President Walt Sedlmayer opened the gathering with a welcome, and had members and guests introduce themselves. Debbie Kotar, treasurer, gave the financial ...