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Different location for Blessed Mary Angela special event reception with Bishop Grosz On Sunday, Oct. 20, Bishop Edward Grosz will officiate at a Mass at St. Hyacinth Church at 295 Lake Shore Drive E. at 3 p.m. During the Mass the Bishop will Bless an oil painting of St. John Paul II created ...

Local priest accepts new position in Maryland

WESTFIELD — “To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven,” Ecclesiastes. 3:1. This passage could not be more poignant of Rev. Virginia Carr’s ministry. She has taught that there is purpose to everyone and in everything, a cyclic rhythm that can be found ...

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Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Jessie Furst. She is also the Registered Medium. Church services are held every Sunday in the Assembly Hall on Cleveland Avenue in Lily Dale. Service time is 10:30 a.m. to noon and consists of a spiritual talk, a hands-on healing, a ...

Religion briefs

St. Francis High School open house St, Francis High School will hold its annual open house Sunday from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and Monday from 5:30-7 p.m. Young men in grades, 6, 7 and 8 and their parents are invited to visit the school to explore the abundance of opportunities that await them at St. ...

Bishop Malone welcomes Apostolic Visitation

Bishop Richard Malone announced that he welcomes an Apostolic Visitation by Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn. The visitation is coordinated by the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, D.C. and will include a review of the Diocese of Buffalo. Bishop Malone has committed to cooperate fully and ...

Reverend George Buchanan to speak at UUCNC

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua welcomes Consulting Minister Reverend George Buchanan to the pulpit on Sunday, Oct. 6. Buchanan’s sermon, “Safety and Security” will address the feeling that many of us have that the world we live in feels neither safe nor ...

Unitarian Universalists display flags at new meetinghouse

Leaders of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua (UUCNC) prepared to hang new flags at their new meetinghouse, following recent vandalism of rainbow peace flags at a number of locations in Fredonia. The flags represent several principles affirmed by Unitarian ...

Mayor Rosas presents Salvation Army with $7,000 grant

City of Dunkirk Mayor Wilfred Rosas presents Major Christina Ramirez of the Salvation Army a $7000 grant award to support the Salvation Army Emergency Food Pantry program. These federal grant funds are provided through the City of Dunkirk’s Community Development Block Grant program with the ...

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Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is LucindaWilson. The Registered Medium is Alice Spring. Church services are held every Sunday in the Assembly Hall on Cleveland Avenue in Lily Dale. Service time is 10:30 a.m. to noon and consists of a spiritual talk, a hands-on healing, a ...

Group news

Blessed Mary Angela Holy Name Society The Blessed Mary Angela Holy Name Society will have its first “Friend Raiser” of the year on Wednesday, Oct. 2. The first event will be a chicken, mashed potato and biscuit dinner served at the Parish Social Center at 324 Townsend St., Dunkirk. Dinner ...

First ever ‘Church Tours of Forestville’ during Fall Festival

FORESTVILLE — Churches have long been the pillars in communities throughout history, and their presence is still an unmistakable landmark, usually the tallest structure with a steeple towering to the Heavens directing our attention to the greatness from above. Imagine Forestville is excited ...

A brief look at angels

Sunday, September 29, is celebrated in the Church Year as St. Michael and All Angels Day. This day in the life of the Church is focused on the divinely ordained work of the angels and archangels. Although there are countless angels at work in the service of God, few are known to us by name. The ...

Jackson Center participating in international peacemaker event

First Presbyterian Church of Buffalo is initiating opportunities the first week of October to meet a leading voice for peace, and to gather as a community with the common goal of promoting harmony and good will. Rev. Thang Van Lian, a minister of the Presbyterian Church of Myanmar, will visit ...

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Faith Formation Program begins Sunday at St. Joseph St. Joseph Church at 145 E. Main St., Fredonia, will have its Faith Formation Program “Journey/Generations of Faith” begin its 13th year on Sunday, Sept. 22 with the doors opening at 9 a.m. and the program starting at 9:30 a.m. to 11 ...

Community Helping Hands seeks volunteers

JAMESTOWN — Community Helping Hands is a local, faith based organization established in 2001 to fulfill the mission of helping those who may need immediate assistance in the form of clothing and/or household goods and furniture. In order to continue providing that service to the community, ...

A chain is only as strong as its links

The Pro Life Committee of Chautauqua is looking for new links to reinforce its Annual National Life Chain Sunday, Oct. 6 . The Life Chain is a pro-life social movement organization, one of the largest in the United States. It was started in 1987 in Yuba City and Marysville by a small ...

Feeding Fredonia challenge: the need is real

From Oct. 7-18, Fredonia Presbyterian Church is holding the sixth annual Feeding Fredonia Challenge. The need for this annual community wide food collection is clear. The Fredonia Food pantry shelves at the Rural Ministry are, for all intents and purposes, empty. During this two-week period, ...

What We Believe — the sanctity of life

By REV. WILLIAM NOVACK St. Paul Lutheran Church Continuing our series on “What We Believe” and the Commandments of God, we come to the fifth Commandment — “Thou shall not kill” or “You shall not murder.” Young students of Christian doctrine typically think this a command they ...

Area residents invited to help fight hunger

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization’s study “The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2019”, 1 in 9 people, more than 820 million people in the world, do not have enough to eat. Fredonia First United Methodist Church is helping to change that. The church is hosting a Rise ...

‘Laugh your way to a better marriage’ set for Sept. 21

JAMESTOWN — Koinonia Christian Fellowship and Chautauqua Lake Men of Integrity announce an upcoming marriage conference featuring Phil Gungor, Associate Pastor at Celebration Church in Green Bay, Wisconsin, entitled “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage.” The conference will be held on ...