Religion

Commentary: Are we still one Nation under God?

With the celebration of our nation’s independence once again just behind us, we surely heard our share of patriotic music that we learned as children. We can all sing from memory the first verse of the patriotic hymn, “My Country ‘Tis of Thee.” But can anyone sing or recite the fourth ...

Six receive their first communion

Submitted Photo On May 20, at St. Anthony's Church in Fredonia, six young people received the Sacrament of Eucharist (Communion) for the first time. Pictured in row one, from left, are Cruz Bauza, Giana Willey, Thomas (TJ) Piede; row two, Paul Tabone, Larah Rukavina, Jack Fagan; row three ...

School 3 student wins bike

Submitted Photo Josiah Ortiz, 9, of Dunkirk, received a bicycle from Harvest Chapel's Bikes for Books program. He had to read a number of books in order to enter a drawing to win the bicycle. He is pictured with Daniel Genovese, the principal at School #3. Genovese would like to thank Harvest ...

Religion news briefs

Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Lucinda Wilson. This week’s medium is Gerta Lestock. 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 ...

2018 Catholic Charities appeal reaches $11 million goal

BUFFALO, N.Y., June 26, 2018 – Nearly six months of fundraising efforts by hundreds of volunteers throughout the Diocese of Buffalo and a late rally by the Western New York community have helped the 2018 Appeal for Catholic Charities surpass its $11 million goal. At a morning news ...

St. Anthony’s holds graduation Mass, awards scholarships

On Sunday, June 24, the Graduation Mass was held at St. Anthony’s Church in Fredonia. The Erica O’Donoughue and Rev. Daniel P Walsh Scholarship was awarded at the 9:30 a.m. Mass. Due to the quality and sincerity of the essays, two recipients shared the award. The recipients of the ...

St. Joseph’s Church of Fredonia holds first communion in May

First row, Jethduan Cordova-Olmo; second row, from left, Joseph DiCarlantonio, James Mullen, Angelica Mullen, William Duliba, Sarah DiLorenzo; third row from left, Donalee Babcock-Catechist, Rev. Joseph Walter-Pastor, Elizabeth Heyliger, communicant.

Reformation: God’s workmanship

How do you feel about yourself? Knowing our hidden secrets can leave us feeling less than good about ourselves. Those secrets are usually things that we have done or failed to do that we don’t want anyone else to know about. If they did, we are afraid that we would be punished or disliked or ...

Trinity Episcopal welcomes new Rector James Clement

The Reverend James Marshall Clement has been called as the next rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Fredonia. He becomes the 26th minister for Trinity with his first service on July 1. Father Jim grew up in the Low Country of South Carolina. His connection to the Episcopal Church began ...

Religion news briefs

Universal Unity of Spirit White Dove Crow, Cree Elder, author and teacher of Native American tradition and ceremony, who travels throughout the US and Canada, is the featured speaker at Universal Unity of Spirit at the 11 a.m. service, June 24. Her topic is “The Great Mystery.” She will ...

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St. John’s Swiss steak dinner today St. John’s United Church of Christ will hold a Swiss steak dinner on Saturday, June 16, serving 4:30 to 6 p.m., at 733 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Parking and the entrance are off Eagle Street. Call 366-0710 for reservations, which are highly recommended. ...

Mount Mercy Academy honors local graduates at 113th baccalaureate

BUFFALO — On May 21, Mount Mercy Academy’s 113th graduating class held its Baccalaureate Mass and Awards Ceremony at the Regional Sisters of Mercy’s Chapel. The evening began with the class sharing its last mass together and concluded with the recognition of student accomplishments, the ...

St. Dominic’s Altar and Rosary install officers at meeting in May

St. Dominic’s Altar & Rosary meeting was held on Thursday, May 3 in the church hall. In communications: Secretary Mary Ann Ellington received several donations in memory of deceased Altar & Rosary members Rosemary Bova and Frances Mutch. She also received dues from two more ...

Lutheran welcomes new foundation board chairs

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – Lutheran Jamestown and the Lutheran Foundation proudly welcome and announce the election of two new board chairs after elections took place this spring. Mrs. Terry Havens-Turner has been elected as the board chair for Lutheran Jamestown and Mr. Joel Gaden has been elected as ...

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Dunkirk First United Methodist Church plans dinner The Dunkirk First United Methodist Church, 601 Washington Ave., Dunkirk, will hold a dinner on Tuesday, June 12 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. or until sold out. The menu includes JJ’s Backyard BBQ chicken, potato salad, baked beans, bread, dessert ...

Prayer: God’s will or ours?

So what happens most in a Christian church service? Singing hymns? Reciting liturgy? Reading Scripture? Hearing a sermon? How about prayer? Our confession of sins often comes in prayer form, as well as our asking of forgiveness, our giving thanks for God’s many blessings, our needs for ...

Piano recital set

Dr. Gena Bedrosian will present a piano recital on Friday evening, June 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Hurlbut Community United Methodist Church, Chautauqua Institution. The program will be “Russian Passion – Images by Great Russian Composers.” Enter by the Main Gate. There is no fee. The ...

Lutheran hosts luncheon for foundation donors

JAMESTOWN — Over 80 community members attended Lutheran’s annual recognition event honoring the members of the 2017 Touching Lives Club (TLC) and members of the Juliet Anderson Rosch Society. The TLC recognizes donors for their annual giving and the Rosch Society recognizes donors who have ...

St. Peter’s to host Westfield re-enactment

WESTFIELD — In conjunction with Westfield's Re-enactment/Encampment Weekend in Moore Park; St. Peter's will be hosting The Commemorational Letter Reading on Saturday, June 9 at 2 p.m., and a Period Service on Sunday, June 10 at 10 a.m. Participants from the re-enactment camp join in as a ...