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Religion

More than $9M raised for Catholic Charities

BUFFALO – Catholic Charities of Buffalo announced this week that Appeal 2021 in support of Catholic Charities and the Fund for the Faith achieved a total of $9,037,185.95, in cash and pledges, representing 90.3% of its $10 million goal. “While the last year and a half has taken a ...

Sheridan Untied Methodist to welcome new pastor

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan United Methodist Church, located on Route 20 in Sheridan, is pleased to announce David Watson as their pastor. David and his wife Mary Ellen, are lifelong residents of the Silver Creek/Sheridan/Forestville area. They were married in the Sheridan church and are the ...

Church holds First Communion for 13 children

Holy Trinity Catholic Church recently celebrated the First Communion of 13 children in their Faith Formation program. A special Mass on Mother’s Day afternoon, May 9, was celebrated by Rev. Daniel Walsh, pastor, for the students and their families. Those pictured are as follows: Front ...

Catholic Charities appoints Ricketts to District Director of Chautauqua County

Catholic Charities of Buffalo has announced the appointment of Melanie Ricketts as district director of Chautauqua County. Ricketts succeeds Maria Perez-Cruz who retired earlier this year. Ricketts joined Catholic Charities in 2010 in the multisystemic therapy program, serving as a therapist ...

HOPE Day 2021 nets $317,228 for annual Appeal

HOPE Day, the annual 24-hour match challenge day of giving to benefit Appeal 2021, brought in $260,016. Matching funds of $57,212 added to this total increase HOPE Day’s grand total to $317,228, towards the annual Appeal’s $10 million goal in support of Catholic Charities and the Fund for ...