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Church to hold chicken and biscuit dinner

FORESTVILLE — A chicken and biscuit dinner will be held at St. Rose of Lima in Forestville on Wednesday. The menu is biscuits with chicken gravy made by Jeff at the Colony, green salad, vegetable, cranberry sauce and dessert. The dinner will be available for pickup only at the St. Rose of ...

Church to hold craft and vendor show

SINCLAIRVILLE — Park United Methodist Church in Sinclairville will host a craft and vendor show Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Masks will be required to attend.

Religion briefs

St. John the Baptist to resume in-church services Easter After an absence of in-church worship services, St. John the Baptist (Episcopal) Church will resume services on Easter Sunday, April 4. The Easter liturgy and the celebration of the Eucharist, including Holy Communion, will take ...

The victory over fear and death

We are moving quickly to the celebration of Holy Week and Easter. What a perfect time that we are celebrating this. Why? First, because last year we had to celebrate these events at home and separate from others. Secondly, our lives have been surrounded by fear. Jesus’ death and resurrection ...

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School second quarter academic honors

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School Principal Andrew Ludwig has announced the students who have achieved academic honors for the second quarter of the 2020-2021 academic year. First Honors: Eighth grade: Elijah Greenough, Luca Gullo, Maximus Sturniolo Seventh grade: Thomas Askar, Olivia ...

St. Francis High School releases academic honors

St. Francis High School has announced academic honors for the second semester of the 2020-2021 school year. Local students named include: Angola: First honors: Junior Gavin Herman; Sophomore Devon Shepherd. Second honors: Junior Samuel Chiavetta. Collins: First honors: Freshman Shane ...

Local residents named to Mount Mercy’s honor roll

Mount Mercy Academy recently announced its second quarter honor roll. Sixty students achieved first honors (95 and above), 40 attained second honors (90.00-94.99) and 25 students earned merit roll status (85.00-89.99). Area residents senior Cecilia Strang of Westfield and freshman Rylee ...

St. John’s Episcopal Church is offering ‘no touching ashes’

With the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, St. John’s Episcopal Church will provide an opportunity for Christians to begin the Lenten season with the imposition of ashes. “No Hand Touching- Ashes to Go” imposition of ashes will take place from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The imposition ...

‘Ice angel’ spotted in Barcelona

Submitted Photo Bill and Joyce Christ of Westfield snapped this photo the other day of the “Barcelona Ice Angel” This is formed by wave action freezing against the western most Barcelona Harbor break wall.

Appeal 2021 launches at Catholic Charities Food Pantry with $10M goal

BUFFALO — Appeal 2021 has launched with a goal of raising $10 million by June 30. This year’s theme is “HOPE.” “For 97 years Catholic Charities has been supporting the community with basic and crucial needs, providing a beacon of hope to our neighbors who are struggling to make ...

St. Francis Honor roll

Below are area students who made the First Quarter Honor Roll for St. Francis High School in Hamburg. Angola 1st Honors — Devon Shepherd, Sophomore 2nd Honors — Samuel Chiavetta, Junior; Gavin Herman, Junior Collins 1st Honors — Shande Giesser, Freshman Cherry Creek 2nd Honors ...

Church services canceled

GOWANDA — Sunday services at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Gowanda have been canceled indefinitely.

St. Francis Honor roll

Below are area students who made the First Quarter Honor Roll for St. Francis High School in Hamburg. Angola 1st Honors — Devon Shepherd Sophomore 2nd Honors — Samuel Chiavetta Junior; Gavin Herman Junior Collins 1st Honors — Shande Giesser Freshman Cherry Creek 2nd Honors ...

Holy Trinity Church Confirmation 2020

The Sacrament of Confirmation was celebrated by 16 people and their families at Holy Trinity Church in Dunkirk recently during a 2 p.m. Mass with Father Daniel Walsh and Deacon Daniel Tyler. Pictured, starting bottom left and going clockwise, are: Giacinte Laurito, Gabriel Hellwig, Flynn ...

The Bible Today

I have had a few family losses this year and I can’t seem to get into the holidays. How can I get past this? The holiday season this year may be a particularly difficult time for many individuals, especially for those who have lost loved ones or had significant life changing events. Because ...

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 ...