Religion

What We Believe: Honoring God’s name

Our “What We Believe” series continues with a much ignored Commandment of God: “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.” Years ago, while coaching youth football, the other coaches and I enforced a team rule: No swearing. Working with eight to ten year-olds, this was not ...

NCCS fourth-quarter honors

Northern Chautauqua Catholic School Honors for 4th quarter, 2018-2019 school year are the following: First Honors were received by: Julia Askar, Joe Askar, Thomas Askar, Myah Benjamin, Isabella Buckley, Sophia Burrows, Olivia Cole, Lila Drab, Natalia DiPalma, Andrew Ellman, Aria Green, ...

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Universal Unity of Spirit Universal Unity of Spirit’s Guest Speaker at the 11 a.m. June 30 service is Maxine Meilleur whose topic is “Gratitude.” Maxine received her Master’s degree in Religion from Harvard and a Certificate in Parapsychology from the JB Rhine Research Center at ...

Mayville food pantry provides assistance

MAYVILLE — The Mayville Food Pantry (St. Paul’s Episcopal Food Pantry), located at 99 S. Erie St. in Mayville has been assisting families to supplement their food needs since 1986. Located at the Cheryl Steinbach Outreach Center, the Mayville Food Pantry serves families in need residing ...

St. Luke’s announces Summer Kayak Mass dates

St Luke’s Episcopal Church will be holding three more Kayak Mass/Canoeucharist outings this summer on Chautauqua and Cassadaga Lakes. The dates for the excursions are July 7th, August 18th, and September 8th, with launch sites to be determined near the day of each event to accommodate weather ...

Renewed Life

Ah summer! With the warm weather and longer daylight hours, this time of year brings thoughts and plans for various kinds of outdoor recreation. With such thoughts of taking time to relax and enjoy ourselves is also an opportunity to bask in the reality that we may not only enjoy some ...

Healing Temple renovations complete

The Lily Dale community got a look at the newly renovated Healing Temple on Thursday. Dunkirk’s EMC Construction was the main contractor on the extensive refurbishment. A shortened podium was built to accomodate more visitors and a vaulted ceiling went in. An air conditioning system got put ...

Gowanda’s St. Joseph’s holds First Communion

St. Joseph’s Church in Gowanda recently held First Communion. Pictured are Sophia Bobseine, Envy Cross, Jarek Howard, Destiny Jodoin, Braylynn Orth, Charlynn Ulmer, Cole Wood, Wilma Parry, Faith Formation Coordinator Father Joe Porpiglia, and instructor Karen McAndrew.

St. Joseph’s Fredonia hold First Communion

First Communion at St. Joseph’s Church in Fredonia took place on Sunday, May 5. Pictured in the front row, left to right, are Mason Wienke and Maxwell Kropp. Pictured in the back row, left to right, are Mrs. Judy Bradley, DRE at St. Joseph Parish, Mrs. Donalee Babcock, satechist, Rev. Joseph ...

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St. Joseph’s School to host community meal Today, June 15, from 4 to 6 p.m., St. Joseph’s School, 26 Erie Ave., Gowanda will host the St. Joe’s Community Meal. The menu includes kapusta, kielbasa, various side dishes, desserts, coffee/tea and milk. All are welcome to share in this ...

Former journalist/Catholic School graduate speaks at NCCS

Catholic Elementary and High School graduate, Mike Igoe, recently spoke to students from Pre-K 3 through 8th grade at Northern Chautauqua Catholic School. Igoe is a recent Presidential Award for Excellence recipient at SUNY Fredonia, professor, and retired reporter for Buffalo News Channel ...

St. Anthony Church holds First Communion

On Sunday, May 5, 2019, seven young people received the Sacrament of Eucharist for the very first time at St. Anthony’s Church in Fredonia. Father Joseph Walter celebrated the 9:30 a.m. Mass for the sacrament. Pictured are Row 1: Father Joseph Walter, Pastor, Brayden Koreniewski, Thomas ...

What We Believe: The Commands of God (continued)

Last month we looked at the Commands of God and how if we see God first as authority and judgment, the Commands of God become a burden. Yet if we see God first as love, then His Commands become for us an opportunity in which to serve Him with thanks for what He has done, knowing what God wants. ...

Bishop Malone to host listening sessions

Bishop Richard J. Malone, in conjunction with the Presbyteral Council, Vicars Forane, and the Movement to Restore Trust, will host a series of Listening Sessions across the Diocese of Buffalo during the next few months. The sessions will include Bishop Malone praying with the faithful, ...

Religion briefs

Trinity United Church of Christ free community meal Trinity United Church of Christ will host a free community meal today, June 8 from 4 to 6 p.m. at 30 Erie Ave., Gowanda. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. The menu includes chicken salad with roll, baked beans, fruit cocktail, beverage and a homemade ...

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Fredonia UMC doughnut and coffee fund-raiser today Fredonia First United Methodist Church will hold a doughnut (South Dayton) and coffee fund-raiser this Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 25 Church St., Fredonia. All proceeds benefit children and youth programming. Church of the Living Spirit ...

NCCS announces third quarter honor roll

The following students made First Honors at Northern Chautauqua Catholic Sschool for the third quarter: Julia Askar, Myah Benjamin, Isabella Buckley, Olivia Cole, Natalia DiPalma, Lila Drab, Andrew Ellman, Aria Green, Elijah Greenough, Luca Gullo, Robert Hall, Robert Harrington V, Kyler Huels, ...

The chess master and his students

Pictured is Walt Sedlmayer with some of the students in the chess club at Northern Chautauqua Catholic School. Tuesday was the final chess session for the school year.

Holy Trinity First Communion

The Sacrament of First Holy Communion was celebrated by 16 children and their families at Holy Trinity Church in Dunkirk on Sunday, May 12 during the 11 a.m. Mass with Fr. Daniel Walsh, pastor and Fr. Raymond Donohue, concelebrant. Pictured above from left are: First Row: Sophia Bautista, ...