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Holy Trinity Catholic Church announces scholarship award winners

Recipients of the 2020 Holy Trinity Parish Scholarship Award will begin giving witness talks this weekend at the Sunday 8:30 a.m. Mass, which is also broadcast live on WDOE. One student will speak each week of Advent, beginning November 29th and continuing through December 20th. Jane Fortna, ...

Catholic Charities to host Parish Parking Lot Pop Up in Gowanda

GOWANDA — To help individuals and families during these challenging COVID-19 times, Catholic Charities is hosting Parish Parking Lot Pop Ups at parishes across Western New York, including in Gowanda. Catholic Charities will be at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church at 26 Erie Ave., Gowanda on ...

Area libraries set to receive grants

Several area libraries are getting state grant money for projects. Local grants include: ¯ Darwin Barker Library Association, Fredonia, $10,600 to install a new front exterior door, new electric door openers and replace the library’s gutters. ¯ Dunkirk Public Library, $18,170 to ...

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 Office: 324 Townsend St. (716) 366-2307; Rev. Jan Trela, pastor. In-person Masses are ...

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 Office: 324 Townsend St. (716) 366-2307; Rev. Jan Trela, pastor. In-person Masses are ...

Heritage Ministries creates hope during a dark time

‘As difficult as the past months have been during the COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted people to know that there was hope,” Larry Petry, the Senior Chaplain at Heritage Ministries stated. Petry, who joined Heritage in May 2018, recently launched the “Worship Wednesday” series, which he ...

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 Office: 324 Townsend St. (716) 366-2307; Rev. Jan Trela, pastor. In-person Masses are ...

Trunk or treat fun at First Baptist Church in Dunkirk

Kids can come “Trick or Treating” at our Trunk or Treat to be held at First Baptist Church in Dunkirk from 3-5 p.m. October 31. Everyone is welcome to attend. Cars will be decorated and parked “trunk out” around the church parking lot. Volunteers also dress up in theme costumes to ...

Fredonia church announces new pastor

Christ Community Church, 219 Berry Rd., Fredonia has welcomed Pastor Josh Stahley as its Lead Pastor. A Bemus Point native, Pastor Stahley comes to CCC from Indianapolis, Indiana, where he served for six years as Teaching Pastor of Soma Church. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Cedarville ...

Father Walsh blesses new mausoleum at Holy Trinity

On Aug. 29, Father Daniel Walsh, pastor of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dunkirk, blessed the new Holy Angel Mausoleum at Holy Trinity Cemetery, 3799 Franklin Avenue in Dunkirk. Situated adjacent to the Resurrection Mausoleum, which was constructed in the 1970s, this beautiful new granite ...

23 celebrate First Holy Communion

The Sacrament of First Holy Communion was celebrated by 23 children and their families at Holy Trinity Church in Dunkirk at various masses this summer with Fr. Daniel Walsh, pastor. Pictured starting bottom left and going clockwise: Kameron Keppel, Jaxson Cooper, Megan Ivory, Gracie Grann, Emma ...

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 Office: 324 Townsend St. (716) 366-2307; Rev. Jan Trela, pastor. In-person Masses are ...

Church holding ‘sacred ground’ 10 part series

WESTFIELD — St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is hosting a 10-part series titled “Sacred Ground” at 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Thursday, Aug. 13. Leaders of the Episcopal Church have worked with several contributors in an effort to eliminate racism and discrimination. ...

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 Office: 324 Townsend St. (716) 366-2307; Rev. Jan Trela, pastor. In-person Masses are ...

Discounted BBQ tickets for Blessed Mary Angela

In an effort to say thank you, Blessed Mary Angela Parish is offering a $1 discount for everyone who purchases barbecue tickets in advance. The dinner is set for Aug. 9. Buy your tickets now at Big Rick’s One Stop or the Fourth Ward Deli for only $10. Wait until the day of the barbecue and ...

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 Office: 324 Townsend St. (716) 366-2307; Rev. Jan Trela, pastor. In-person Masses are ...

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 Office: 324 Townsend St. (716) 366-2307; Rev. Jan Trela, pastor. In-person Masses are ...

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 a.m. at St. ...

Blessed Mary Angela Parish thanks supporters

Blessed Mary Angela Parish would like to thank everyone who supported our recent BBQ’s. These events were a total sell out and a great success. “We want to thank the staff at Big Rick’s and the Fourth Ward Deli for their assistance in pre-sale tickets. Both of these locations do this as a ...

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 St. ...