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What We Believe – Fasting during Lent

So where can one get a good fish fry? The Friday night menu during Lent at restaurants includes more fish sales than other times of the year, as many give up meat on Fridays, or for all of Lent. Some may give up other indulgences during the Lenten season, but do we remember why? Or has this ...

Chautauqua Adult Day Services: gift that keeps giving

JAMESTOWN — In October 1998, the First Baptist Church of Jamestown opened its doors to house the Present Center, the first day program for older adults with Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Loss. This was the first program of its kind in Chautauqua County and the commitment by the First ...

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Diocese temporarily eases obligation for Mass With concerns about the coronavirus and state restrictions on attendance being 250, the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo “temporarily dispenses the Catholic faithful from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days during the coronavirus ...

WNY Episcopal churches not holding Sunday services

The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania, which includes Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, announced on their website Friday that Sunday services are being halted for the rest of the month. Bishop Sean Rowe posted the following announcement: “Today, I ...

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton to host a women’s Lenten retreat

Ladies, mark your calendars. This morning of Lenten reflection and prayer will take place in the Northern Chautauqua Catholic School. Carol Mullins of Quiet Whispers Ministry will present “The Path to the Cross: from Passover to the Eucharist.” “How both the Old Testament and the New ...

Workshop on strategies for teaching kids behaviors set

SILVER CREEK — In collaboration with the Christ Chapel Wesleyan Church, Prevention Works, Inc. will be providing a “PAX Tools” workshop on March 23. PAX Tools is a collection of evidence-based, trauma-informed strategies to improve cooperation and self-regulation with youth. PAX Tools ...

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Church of the Living Spirit This week’s Speaker is Kimberly Ferris. 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, ...

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Church of the Living Spirit This week’s Speaker is Cara Seekings. 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, ...

The inspiration behind Northern Chautauqua Catholic School

As the community joins in celebrating the recent success of the Northern Chautauqua Catholic School in its efforts to rebound after the school was on the brink of closing, we should also take time to remember the long, rich and distinguished history of this very special school, which has been a ...

John the Baptist (Episcopal) Church announces Lenten events

John the Baptist (Episcopal) Church will be observing Lent with several different events starting with Ash Wednesday. Lent is the start of 40 days of fasting and penance as Christians prepare for the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday. This season is a reminder of Jesus’ fasting in ...

Life’s highs and lows

We all have our ups and downs, our highs and lows in life. Going from day to day we do not know what each day will hold or to what degree we will have joy, sorrow, or a mix of the two. We can be sure that we will experience those things through a variety of ways. We can also be sure that ...

First Ward Falcons donates whiteboard to NCCS

Submitted Photo The Gymnastic Society of Polish Falcons (First Ward Falcon Club) recently purchased a Starboard Interactive Whiteboard for Northern Chautauqua Catholic School (NCCS). Pictured are students in Mrs. Elizbeth Privitera's kindergarten class and officers of the Falcon Club.

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Church of the Living Spirit This week’s Speaker is Jean Taylor. 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, ...

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Church of the Living Spirit This week’s Speaker is Pam Reinhoudt. 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, ...

St. Peter’s receives and celebrates a new Priest-in-Charge

WESTFIELD — In response to newly elected (a groundbreaking partnership between the Diocese of WNY and NWPA) Rt. Rev. Bishop Sean Rowe’s request, and the need for a new parish priest in Westfield, Rev. Elizabeth Hadaway was encouraged to reach out to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church; she ...

Trinity Episcopal Church Women to hold Epiphany Tea

Trinity Episcopal Church Women will be hosting their annual Epiphany Tea on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. This event is held in Garland Hall, which is at the back of the church on 11 Day St., Fredonia. We welcome all to attend. This event is always held on a Sunday between the Feast of Epiphany ...

Jamestown Mobile Market receives Unitarian Church Award

JAMESTOWN — The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown is presenting their 2020 T. Richard Parker Award for Social Justice to the Jamestown Mobile Market. The ceremony will take place on Sunday, Feb. 16 from10:30 a.m. to noon, at the Unitarian Church, 1255 Prendergast Avenue, in ...

Start off your Lenten Season with a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner

WESTFIELD — A moment of over-indulgence and a period of abstinence await you. That is, Shrove Tuesday marks the end and Ash Wednesday the beginning of probably the churches’ most sacred time. It will mark the 40 days of Lent and gives participants an opportunity to exercise their ...

Barbara Albert to speak on Tu B’Shevat at Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua welcomes long-time member Barbara Albert as the speaker on Sunday, Feb. 9. Albert will speak about Tu B’Shevat, and share this ancient Jewish celebration with a contemporary meaning. The New Year of the Trees is a celebration of ...