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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton The fall Adult Education program at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish will be highlighted by a day of reflection. The invitation is extended to all men of the area. This men’s conference day will be held at the Northern Chautauqua Catholic School, 336 Washington ...

Hannah Hasbrouck Petersen Memorial Concert series begins Sunday

Six years ago, in May 2010, the Chancel Choir of Fredonia First Methodist Church lost its director with the sudden death of Hannah Hasbrouck Petersen. Petersen had grown up in the choir, and had been its director for the past year. She was a talented violist, singer and multi-instrumentalist ...

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Honorees at the  18th annual Priest Appreciation Dinner are pictured. Front row from left: Rev. Peter Cronin, Rev. Romeo Hontiveros, Rev. Joseph Walter and Rev. Vincent McCarthy. Back row:  Rev. Walter Werbicki, Rev. Daniel Walsh, Rev. Thomas Walsh and Rev. Ray Donahue.

Area priests honored at annual dinner

The 18th annual Priest Appreciation Dinner was held Sunday, Sept. 11 in Monsignor Bernardo Hall at Holy Trinity Church in Dunkirk. The event was sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Cardinal Mindszenty Assembly 727, including Dunkirk Council 929, Fredonia Council 7921, Gowanda Council 15713 and ...

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Christ Community Church welcomes new pastor

Submitted Photo Christ Community Church unanimously called Pastor Ed Romo to lead its flock. Romo comes to CCC from Del Sol Montana Church in El Paso, Texas. He and his family have relocated to Fredonia. Romo and his wife, Rose, have four children. William, Sophia and Katie are at home. Their ...

Never alone is a good way to be

I recently had a great experience in my bank in Fredonia. I was seated waiting for my turn. I can’t stand up for a long time. A young woman with a happy face came up to me. “You’re Margaret Valone, aren’t you? You write for the paper, don’t you?” I thanked her for recognizing me, ...

Celebrate fall with an amazing meal and beautiful music

On Sunday, Nov. 13, join Fredonia First United Methodist Church for their Harvest Dinner in the Community Room of the church at 25 Church St. in Fredonia. The dinner, catered by The Mustard Seed and the Hospitality Team, includes turkey, stuffing, potatoes, vegetable, rolls, cranberry sauce, ...

Focusing on Lutheran Reformation

The 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation is on Oct.30, 2017. Luther was ordered to take his doctorate in the Bible and become a professor at Wittenberg University. During lectures on the Psalms (in 1513 and 1514) and a study of the Book of Romans, he began to see a way through his ...

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Church of the Living Spirit On Sunday, MK Roland 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 ...

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St. Joseph Church and St. Anthony ChurchIn observance of All Saints Day on Tuesday, Nov. 1 and All Souls Day on Wednesday, Nov. 2 the Mass schedule for St. Joseph Church and St. Anthony Church will be as follows on Tuesday: 7 a.m. at St. Joseph Parish; 7 p.m. at St. Anthony Parish. On Wednesday ...

Local Lutheran churches continue focus on Reformation anniversary

Two weeks ago Pastor Novack shared with three questions to help people focus on some basics in regard to the Reformation Movement that started with Martin Luther. As Pastor Novack clearly indicated, Luther did not seek to start a new church body but only to reform the existing one. In fact, ...

St. Columban’s hosts annual Halloween celebration

SILVER CREEK - St. Columban's on the Lake Retirement Home hosted a Halloween celebration on Oct. 21 for residents and their families, volunteers and more than 75 children of all ages. The Home has hosted the Halloween party for many years and this was the largest attendance ever for the annual ...

St. John’s UCC celebrates 160th anniversary

St. John's United Church of Christ recently held its 160th anniversary celebration. Pictured from left are: Jack Hood (council president); Rev. Dorothea Brooks (guest participant); Rev. Zoe Milliman; Rev. Carl Richter (guest preacher); and Rev. Harland West (guest).

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St. John the Baptist (Episcopal) ChurchKids are invited to a Harvest Pumpkin Decorating Activity at St. John the Baptist (Episcopal) Church. The event is open to ages 4 through 12 today from 1 to 3 p.m.As well as pumpkin decorating, the afternoon will consist of decorating cookies, trick or ...

Forestville OES schedules two events

FORESTVILLE - The Forestville Order of Eastern Star has scheduled two fall events.There will be a public spaghetti dinner on Sunday, Oct. 30 from noon until 4 at the Masonic Hall on Main Street in Forestville. The costs are $9 for adults or $6 for children.A public towel party is planned for ...

Area residents invited to help stop hunger now

According to the FAO's study "The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015," hunger kills more people each year than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Fredonia First United Methodist Church is helping to change that.The church is hosting its second annual Stop Hunger Now meal packaging ...

Knights of Columbus donate Bibles to NCCS

Representatives of the Knights of Columbus gave bibles to all the students in kindergarten, third grade and any other students that are attending Northern Chautauqua Catholic School for their first year. Bob Russel, Joe Greco, Art Cruz and Neil Dempsey were present along with Father Dennis ...

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Knights of Columbus Father Michael McGivney Council 7921Knights of Columbus Father Michael McGivney Council 7921 Fredonia had an Officers Installation Ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 21 at St. Anthony's Parish Hall in Fredonia. The following officers were installed: Grand Knight Neil Dempsey, ...

First Presbyterian Church of Westfield is holding October events

WESTFIELD - The First Presbyterian Church, S. Portage St., Westfield, is hosting a special Celtic Vespers service at 7 p.m. Thursday.The service is influenced by and based on ancient Celtic worship as well as its modern survivals in such worship communities as the famous Iona Community in ...

Dunkirk native hosts 15th anniversary of charitable foundation

OGUNQUIT, MAINE - The Tramuto Foundation 15th Anniversary Celebration held Saturday, Oct. 1 in Maine, raised a record-setting $700,000, which includes a $350,000 personal match by Foundation founder and chairman and Dunkirk native Donato Tramuto, to commence a five-year endowment trust.Tramuto ...