40 Days for Life 2019 Campaign’s “Help Save Lives in Buffalo” from September 25 – November 3. Join us in prayer and peaceful vigil in front of Buffalo Women Services, 2500 Main St., Buffalo. Vigil hours are 7 am to 7 pm every day and 8 am to 5 pm on Sunday. We join 855 cities in 61 countries in a peaceful, prayerful witness to send a powerful message to the community about the tragic reality of abortion.e
Anointing of the Sick Healing Mass in honor of St. Peregrine will be held on Thursday, October 17 at 7 pm at St. Gregory the Great Church, 200 St. Gregory Ct., Williamsville. Fr. David Bellittiere and the Friends of St. Peregrine cordially invite those afflicted with cancer or need special healing, who wish to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, to attend this healing Mass. For further information, call 716-283-0011 or visit www.stperry.org.
A Musical Portrayal of the Rosary, by renown 30-member troupe “Quiet Waters” on Thursday, October 17 at 7 pm at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 950 Losson Rd., Cheektowaga. A free-will collection will be taken. For more information, call Marilyn Fronczak at 716-668-8472.
Meat & Basket Raffle on Friday, October 18 sponsored by the Home School Association at Cardinal O’Hara High School, 39 O’Hara Rd., Tonawanda. Doors open at 6 pm, followed at 7 pm with the first spin. Admission includes beer, wine, and soda. No outside alcohol permitted. Those attending may bring table snacks and a cooler for winnings. A basket raffle will also take place, along with 50/50 split and grand prize raffles. Proceeds will benefit the students and programs. Presale ticket deadline is October 17. For tickets, call Renee Orr at 716-695-2600 or email email@example.com.
Knights of Columbus State Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Fatima Shrine. On Sunday, October 20 the NY State Council & Western Chapter (Buffalo Diocese) of the Knights of Columbus will be holding their annual State Pilgrimage to the Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Lewiston. The day’s events will start at 12 noon with Mass celebrated by Rev. Michael Gelfant, Associate State Chaplain from the Diocese of Brooklyn, followed by a Rosary Walk around the grounds, and then Benediction to conclude the day. This event is open to all members of the K of C, their family, friends, and anyone in the diocese who would like to join the Knights for this Pilgrimage.
Diet, Nutrition & Grief on Monday, October 21 at 4 pm at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church/School Hall (door G), 157 Cleveland Dr., Cheektowaga. Presenter: Erin Brudz, Clinical Nutritionist Manager and Registered Dietitian. The body can be greatly affected by grief. One may suffer from a lack of appetite. Sometimes the grieving person does not feel like cooking for one. Erin will focus on nourishing the body and address how certain food can be healing for the body when one is experiencing grief. Open to the community; no charge. For more information or to reserve a spot, call Marianne Hubert, Director of Grief Support, at 716-873-6500.
Buffalo Choral Arts Society. Marcia Giambrone, Music Director, presents “Sing A New Song” on Saturday, October 26 at 7:30 pm at St. Joseph University Church, 3269 Main St., Buffalo. The concert features a diverse array of choral literature, both classic and new. This concert will also feature special guest artists, Amherst Central High School Concert Chorale, Justin Pomietlarz, Conductor. Tickets are available at www.BuffaloChoralArts.org and at the door of the event.
Catholic Charities Chemical Dependency Treatment Program. If you or someone you know is struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction, this is your sign to receive help. Catholic Charities Chemical Dependency Treatment Program has immediate openings and is ready to help you begin a path of hope and healing. Our outpatient program is NY State OASAS licensed and aims to treat addiction with a combination of therapy and medicine. More information on the program can be found at www.ccwny.org/addiction. To begin the referral process, call Central Intake at 716-895-1033. For more information on other services and programs we provide, visit www.ccwny.org.