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Church services

April 4, 2009
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Lenten Services

Monday, April 6 - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Washington Ave., Dunkirk

Tuesday, April 7 - St. Anthony's, Cushing St., Fredonia

Novena

The Pro-Life committees of the Northern Chautauqua Vicariate Parishes will be holding the Divine Mercy Novena at St. Hyacinth and Hedwig Parish, Dunkirk, from Good Friday, April 10, to Mercy Sunday, April 19. On behalf of the Pro-Life committees, everyone is invited to join in this Novena and pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

Friday, April 10, 4:30 p.m. - Church of St. Hedwig

Saturday, April 11, 3:30 p.m. - Church of St. Hedwig

Sunday, April 12, 12 p.m. - Church of St. Hyacinth

Monday to Friday, April 13-17, 7 p.m. - Church of St. Hedwig

Saturday, April 18, 3:30 p.m. - Church of St. Hyacinth

Sunday, April 19, 2 p.m. - Church of St. Hyacinth

Holy Week services for St. Alban's Episcopal Church

Palm Sunday, April 5 - Holy Eucharist & Blessing of the Palms at 8:30 a.m. The Rev. Philip Homes, Priest (Please note the time change).

Maundy Thursday, April 9 - Sharing service with Good Shepherd Church, Irving at 7:30 p.m. Soup and sandwich at 6 p.m.; bring your own sandwich, soup provided. Foot washing. The Rev. Roland Cooper, Priest.

Silver Creek/Forestville Ecumenical Good Friday Service, April 10 - will be held at Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church, Buffalo Street, Silver Creek at 6 p.m. Free will offering will be taken to benefit Forestville and Silver Creek Food Pantries.

Good Friday Service, April 10 - Service at Good Shepherd Church, Irving at 7:30 p.m. The Rev. Roland Cooper, Priest.

Holy Saturday Service, April 11 - Sharing service with Good Shepherd church, Irving at 7:30 p.m. The Rev. Roland Cooper, Priest.

Sunrise Service on Easter Sunday, April 12 - at Borrello Park on the Lake at the foot of Jackson Street, Silver Creek at 6:30 a.m. The Rev. Roland Cooper, Priest. Free will offering will be taken for the Silver Creek Food Pantry.

The Great Vigil of Easter, April 12 - Holy Eucharist, at 8:30 a.m. The Rev. Philip Holmes, Priest. (Please note the time change).

For more information call 934-4465 or 934-2174.

Holy Trinity Church Schedule for Holy Week

Today - 4 p.m. Palm Sunday Vigil Mass

Palm Sunday, April 5 - 8:30 a.m., and 11 a.m., Mass

Monday, April 6 - 8:15 a.m. Mass, 7 p.m., Parish Penance Service at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church

Tuesday, April 7 - 8:15 a.m. Mass

Wednesday, April 8 - 5 p.m. Mass

Holy Thursday April, 9 - 9 a.m. Morning Prayer, 7 p.m. Mass of the Last Supper. Transfer of the Repository of Adoration. The Church is open until 11 p.m.

Good Friday, April, 10 - 9 a.m. Morning Prayer, 2 p.m. Solemn Liturgy of the Passion & Death of Our Lord, with Holy Communion. 7 p.m. Tenebrae, with Venerations of the Cross.

Holy Saturday, Apr. 11 - 9 a.m. Morning Prayer, 2 p.m. Blessing of Easter Food, 8:30 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass, Blessing of Fire, Paschal Candle, and water. (There will be NO 4 p.m. Mass on Holy Saturday) (The only Mass offered will be at 8:30 p.m.)

Easter Sunday, Apr. 12 - 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Mass

Holy Week Services at St. Joseph Church, Gowanda

Holy Thursday, April 9

4 to 5 p.m. - Confessions

6 p.m. - A simple soup and bread supper will be served in the Church Hall. You are invited to share this meal which can symbolize our unity in faith and our concern for the poor. After the meal we will celebrate the Lord's Supper.

7 p.m. - Mass (church open until 9 p.m.)

Good Friday, April 10

10 a.m. - Outdoors Stations of the Cross beginning in the Church and proceeding to Holy Cross Cemetery. We will make the pilgrimage to the Calvary Shrine, meditating on the 14 Stations of the Cross. (Weather permitting).

3 p.m. - Solemn Liturgical Celebration of the Lord's Passion. Liturgy of the Word. Veneration of the Cross.

Holy Saturday, April 11

3 p.m. - Blessing of Easter food.

8 p.m. - Solemn Vigil of Easter Blessing of the fire and lighting the Easter Candle, Easter Proclamation, Liturgy of the Word, Blessing of water, Baptismal Renewal. Liturgy of the Eucharist.

Please note: Confessions will not be heard today. There will be no 5 p.m. Mass today.

Easter Sunday, April 12

8 a.m. - Mass

10 a.m. - Mass

Laona United Methodist Church

Thursday, April 9 - The Laona United Methodist Church will have a tureen supper at 6 p.m. Those attending need to bring a dish to pass and their own table service. The Maundy Thursday service will follow at 7 p.m.

Sunday, April 12

7 a.m. - Easter Sonrise Service

8 a.m. - Breakfast

9:15 a.m. - Sunday School for all ages

10:30 a.m. - Worship Service

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

Tuesday, April 7 - Penance Service; 7 p.m.

Holy Thursday, April 9 - Mass; 7 p.m.

Good Friday, April 10 - Solemn Liturgy; 1 p.m.

Holy Saturday, April 11 - Easter Vigil; 7 p.m.

Easter Sunday, April 12 - Mass of the Resurrection; 8 a.m., and 10:30 a.m.

Holy Week at Trinity Lutheran Church

Please join us at Trinity Lutheran Church on Porter Avenue in Silver Creek as we remember this important week and celebrate our salvation through Christ's death and resurrection.

April 5 Palm Sunday - 10:30 a.m.

April 9 Maundy Thursday - 7 p.m.

April 10 Good Friday - 7 p.m.

April 12 Easter breakfast - 9:30 a.m.

Easter Worship - 10:30 a.m.

Sheridan United Methodist Church

Sunday, April 5:

10:30 a.m. - Palm Sunday service, reception of new members

Wednesday, April 8:

6:30 p.m. - Lenten Bible Study

Thursday, April 9

6 p.m. - Seder dinner with Holy Communion

Friday, April 10

6 p.m. - Ecumenical Community Good Friday service at Christ Chapel Wesleyan

Church, 64 Buffalo St., Silver Creek

Sunday, April 12

7:30 a.m. - Easter Sunrise service

8:30 a.m. - Easter Breakfast

10:30 a.m. - Easter Worship service

Holy Week Services for St. John's United Church of Christ

Palm Sunday, April 5: Services at 11 a.m.

Holy Thursday, April 9: Services at 7 p.m. with Communion.

Good Friday, April 10: Services at 7 p.m. with special music.

Easter, April 12: Sunrise service at 7 a.m. on the lawn, weather permitting, with Communion. Breakfast after Sunrise service. 11 a.m. regular service with Communion.

Holy Week services for St. Paul Lutheran Church

Palm Sunday, April 5: 10:30 a.m.

Maundy Thursday, April 9: 7 p.m., celebration of the Eucharist with review of Passover Meal

Good Friday, April 10: 7 p.m., readings and prayers.

Easter Sunday, April 12: 10:30 a.m., Feast of the Resurrection with Holy Communion. A breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m.

The community is invited to attend any and all worship services and events with us.

First Congregational United Church of Christ

A Good Friday Community Service will be held from 12 to 3 p.m., on Friday, April 10 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 132 N. Main St., Angola. Schedule of speakers:

12 p.m. - Welcome and opening words; Rev. Jack E. Bacon of First Congregational UCC, Angola.

12:10 p.m. - Forgiveness; Rev. Michael Poore of Wesleyan Church, Angola.

12:30 p.m. - Pardon; Rev. Bill Tuyn of St. Vincent's Roman Catholic Church, North Evans.

12:55 p.m. - Love; Mr. Russ Cinque of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Angola.

1:15 p.m. - Loneliness; Rev. Steve Ridge of First Church of Evans.

1:35 p.m. - Human Need; Mr. Harold Cobb of St. James UCC, Hamburg.

2:05 p.m. - Triumph; Rev. Matt Nycz of Most Precious Blood, Angola.

2:35 p.m. - Reunion; Rev. Nancy Barber of His Way Assembly of God, Angola.

Attend all or part of the service. Sponsored by the Lakeshore Association of Churches.

Holy Week schedule for Holy Trinity Church

Today: 4 p.m. Palm Sunday - Vigil Mass.

Palm Sunday, April 5: 8:30 a.m. Mass; 11 a.m. Mass.

Monday, April 6: 8:15 a.m. Mass; 7 p.m. Parish Penance Service at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.

Tuesday, April 7: 8:15 a.m. Mass.

Wednesday, April 8: 5 p.m. Mass.

Holy Thursday, April 9: 9 a.m. Morning Prayer; 7 p.m. Mass of the Last Supper, transfer of the Repository of Adoration. The church is open until 11 p.m.

Good Friday, April 10: 9 a.m. Morning Prayer; 2 p.m. Solem Liturgy of the Passion and Death of Our Lord, with Holy Communion; 7 p.m. Tenebrae, with Venerations of the Cross.

Holy Saturday, April 11: 9 a.m. Morning Prayer; 2 p.m. Blessing of Easter Food; 8:30 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass - Blessing of Fire, Paschal Candle and Water. There will be no 4 p.m. Mass on Holy Saturday.

Easter Sunday, April 12: 8:30 a.m. Mass; 11 a.m. Mass.

First United Methodist Church of Fredonia

services

Palm Sunday, April 5: 10:30 a.m. Worship Service with Communion.

Maunday Thursday, April 9: 7 p.m. Service with Communion.

Good Friday, April 10: 7 p.m. Service.

Easter Sunday Celebration, April 12: 7 a.m. Sunrise Service in the Park with breakfast following at the Church; 10:30 a.m. Worship Service.

All are welcome!

SS. Hyacinth & Hedwig Parish services

Holy Thursday, April 9: 7 p.m. Mass of the Lord's Supper, Church of St. Hyacinth

Good Friday, April 10: 2:30 p.m. Bitter Lamentations, chanted in English, Church of St. Hedwig; 3 p.m. Liturgy of the Lord's Passion, Church of St. Hedwig; 4 p.m. Vigil at the Lord's tomb until 8 p.m. on Holy Saturday, Church of St. Hedwig; 4:30 p.m. Divine Mercy Novena, Church of St. Hedwig; 7 p.m. Tenebrae: Service of Light and Darkness, Church of St. Hedwig

Holy Saturday, April 11: 12 and 1 p.m. Easter Food Blessing, Church of St. Hyacinth; 2 and 3 p.m. Easter Food Blessing, Church of St. Hedwig; 3:30 p.m., Divine Mercy Novena, Church of St. Hedwig; 8:30 p.m. Solemn Vigil of Easter, Church of St. Hyacinth.

Easter Sunday, April 12: 9 a.m. Catholic Sunrise Service: Mass, Church of St. Hedwig; 11 a.m. Solemn Easter Mass, Church of St. Hyacinth; 12 p.m. Divine Mercy Novena, Church of St. Hyacinth.

Stockton Community Church services

Good Friday, April 10: 1 p.m. service, time of fellowship and refreshments to follow.

Easter Sunday, April 12: 9:30 a.m. Easter Breakfast followed by Easter Worship Service at 11 a.m. Church choir will present an Easter Cantata, "Behold the Empty Tomb."

If you plan to attend the breakfast, please call 595-3176. The public is invited to attend.

 
 

 

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