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If your church is holding in-person or on-line services, let the OBSERVER know and we will run it free of charge. Please email gbacon@observertoday.com with the information. Blessed Mary Angela Parish In-person Masses are Saturday at 4 p.m. at the St. Hyacinth Church, 7:30 a.m. at St. ...

Blessed Mary Angela announces Masses, fundraisers

Blessed Mary Angela Parish announced its weekend Masses will continue on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the St. Hyacinth Church, 7 a.m. at St. Hyacinth’s, 8:30 a.m. at St. Hedwig’s and 10 a.m. at St. Hyacinth. Seating is limited to 100 parishioners at each Mass and Father Trella stated he will add ...

Church services

If your church is holding in-person or on-line services, let the OBSERVER know and we will run it free of charge. Please email gbacon@observertoday.com with the information. Blessed Mary Angela Parish In-person Masses are Saturday at 4 p.m. at the St. Hyacinth Church, 7:30 a.m. at ...

Blessed Mary Angela announces Masses, fundraisers

On Saturday, June 13, the Rev. Jan Trella, pastor at Blessed Mary Angela Parish, welcomed back parishioners for weekend Masses. Volunteers greeted each parishioner before each weekend Mass explaining the protocol the parish is following as prescribed by the diocese. Weekend Masses will ...

Church services

If your church is holding in-person or on-line services, let the OBSERVER know and we will run them. Please email gbacon@observertoday.com with the information. Blessed Mary Angela Parish In-person Masses are Saturday at 4 p.m. at the St. Hyacinth Church, 7:30 a.m. at St. Hyacinth’s, 8:30 ...

Central Christian Academy holds kindergarten graduation

On Friday June 12, Central Christian Academy honored their Kindergarten class of 2020. Due to the pandemic restrictions, students were brought in individually with parents and grandparents. Temperatures were taken at the door and those entering the building were asked to wear a mask. Parents ...

Holy Trinity to resume in-person Mass June 21

Holy Trinity will re-opening for weekend Mass next weekend, June 21, with the regular Mass schedule of 4 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday. They will open for daily Mass beginning Monday, June 15 at 8:15 a.m. and the regular Mass schedule will be maintained from that point forward. ...

Church services

If your church is holding in-person or on-line services, let the OBSERVER know and we will run them. Please email gbacon@observertoday.com with the information. Church of the Living Spirit The Church of the Living Spirit Services are on Facebook Live each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Various ...

Church services

If your church is holding activities, whether on line or the radio, please let the OBSERVER know and we will run them. Please email editorial@observertoday.com with the information. Church of the Living Spirit The Church of the Living Spirit Services are on Facebook Live each Sunday at ...

Catholic Charities announces HOPE Day results

HOPE Day, the annual day of giving to benefit Appeal 2020, brought in $250,160 on May 22. The total will be increased by another $108,750 in matching funds for a grand total of $358,910. The goal of HOPE Day is to inspire first-time donors and those who already gave to go above and beyond ...

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton offering Mass virtually

Since Palm Sunday, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton has been bringing Mass to its parishioners via live stream on the Facebook page. Father Walter Werbicki, priest in residence and Deacon Mike Lemieux, interim administrator celebrate the Sunday 8 a.m. Mass for the parishioners at home. The Facebook page ...

Blessed Mary Angela announces summer activities

The Blessed Mary Angela Holy Name Society wants to announce the new activities scheduled for June and July. They are aware of the PAUSE order that has been issued by the governor and would like to offer a new way to recycle nickel-deposit cans and bottles while still practicing social ...

Sacrificing for others

Sacrifice is a keep element to consider as we come to another Memorial Day. As we remember those who sacrificed to serve our nation in conflict and gave their all, we also remember others who sacrificed. Now we also use this time to remember our loved ones who have died. May we also remember ...

Church services

If your church is holding activities, whether on line or the radio, please let the OBSERVER know and we will run them. Please email editorial@observertoday.com with the information. Church of the Living Spirit The Church of the Living Spirit Services are on Facebook Live each Sunday at ...

Two students at Holy Trinity Church receive awards

Two members of Holy Trinity Church in Dunkirk recently received awards from the Diocese of Buffalo at St. Joseph’s Cathedral. Kelly Gullo, a senior at Fredonia High School, was the recipient of the “Hands of Christ” award. This prestigious award is presented to graduating high school ...

Faith and Fun Bunch drive-through chicken barbecue

GOWANDA — St. Joseph’s Church of Gowanda’s Faith and Fun Bunch is holding its annual chicken barbecue on Saturday, May 23 from 11:30 a.m. until sold out. The cost is $12 per dinner. Come drive through and never leave your car. Buy a ticket at station #1, drive to station #2 and pick ...

Sounds of Sunday

Submitted photo A number of vehicles, on a weekly basis, park in the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church lot in Dunkirk during the 8:30 a.m. Mass that is broadcast on WDOE. When the Rev. Daniel Walsh finishes the Lord’s Prayer, he then calls for the offering of peace with our neighbors. ...

Gathering in Church

During the pandemic, God’s people have been unable to gather together to share in worship with liturgy, Scripture readings, prayer and song. Private devotions and online streaming of church services has kept us connected to our routine of weekly worship, but when we are again able, Christians ...

Church services

If your church is holding activities, whether on line or the radio, please let the OBSERVER know and we will run them. Please email editorial@observertoday.com with the information. Church of the Living Spirit The Church of the Living Spirit Services are on Facebook Live each Sunday at ...

Churches adapt services to social distancing

The writer of the Book of Hebrews in the New Testament admonishes early Christians against “neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some,” emphasizing the importance of communal worship. It’s a charge that contemporary Christians are adapting to meet in the midst of the COVID-19 ...