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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, ...

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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, ...

Corporal and spiritual works with NCCS and St. Columban’s

SILVER CREEK — The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy are actions that extend God’s compassion and mercy to those in need. A long-standing tradition at Northern Chautauqua Catholic School has been to visit residents at the former St. Vincent’s Nursing Home and St. Columban’s on the ...

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Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is Lucinda Wilson. 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 message demonstration, music, ...

Event to examine prayer ban at Clymer graduation

JAMESTOWN — “Bullying Clymer to Gag Graduation Prayers” will be held Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Prendergast Library. Recent pressure from an outside political interest group called the Freedom From Religion Foundation forced the Clymer school district to remove ...

Unitarian church giving away books, holding voter registration

JAMESTOWN — The Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ) is taking advantage of the church’s location along the route of the Memorial Day Parade. At 1255 Prendergast Avenue, the church is near Lakeview Cemetery, the parade’s ...

Catholic Charities HOPE Day 2019 reaches $323,130

BUFFALO — As of 4:30 p.m. Friday, the second annual Catholic Charities day of giving, now called HOPE Day, being held Friday throughout Western New York to benefit the 2019 Appeal, has now reached a total of $323,130. This total will increase by another $147,000 in matching funds for a total ...

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Church of the Living Spirit This week’s speaker is John White. 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 message demonstration, music, meditation ...

What We Believe: the Commands of God

It stands as the most basic tenet of Christian faith: the 10 Commandments. And over the centuries the Commandments have been misinterpreted, misconstrued, modified, rationalized, declared antiquated or just plain ignored. Yet they still stand, even though they are attacked as an ...