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HOPE Center Holding Community Clean-Up on Saturday

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From the HOPE Center’s Facebook page:

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We are hosting a Community Cleanup this Saturday, July 26th from 9 am to 12 pm! We need volunteers to help us pick up garbage, trim back overgrowth, and plant flowers on Playter Street and Sears Street near the Hope Center. This is an excellent opportunity to volunteer alongside community residents and help them beautify their neighborhood! If you’d like to help, please contact Tara Murray at or (716) 893-7222 x306. Thank you!

HOPE Center’s Facebook page—>


1-img_0575To honor St. Anne, mother of Mary and Grandmother of Jesus, Saint John Kanty Church is celebrating the annual triduum.

The triduum begins on Friday, July 25: 8:30 Mass in Church and continues on Saturday, July 26: 4 o’clock Mass and Sunday, July 27: 10:30 Mass.

Their will be a coffee hour following Sunday Mass in the church’s Convent Center to meet and and greet with Saint John Kanty parish community.

The church is located at Broadway and Swinburne Streets in Buffalo.

Join the Saint Ann’s Community for Annual Buffalo Saint Ann Triduum Celebration


Thursday July 24

6:45 P.M. Outdoor Rosary at St. Ann Church 651 Broadway (at Emslie St.)

7:15 P.M. Mass at SS. Columba-Brigid Church
75 Hickory St. at Eagle St.

Friday July 25

6:45 P.M. Outdoor Rosary at St. Ann Church

7:15 P.M. Mass at SS. Columba-Brigid Church

Saturday July 26: Feast of St. Ann

6:45 P.M. Outdoor Rosary at St. Ann Church

7:15 P.M. Mass at SS. Columba-Brigid Church
(Fulfills Sunday Mass Obligation)

Join the Saint Ann’s community in honoring the Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Grandmother of Jesus!

St. Ann’s Church and Shrine
c/o 418 N. Division St.
Buffalo, New York 14204

This Coming Sunday is Second Sunday, Come to Church


Want an easy way to help out a church in the neighborhood?  Good.  What you need to do is get in the habit of coming to church in Broadway-Fillmore at least once a month.  Broadway Fillmore Alive established the Second Sunday movement a couple of years ago.  It is a simple easy way to help support a church every month.

The churches with Masses this weekend in the neighborhood.

Corpus Christi – 5:30pm (Sat.) – 8:15am, 10:00am (Polish) & 11:30am (Sun.)

Saint John Kanty – 4:00pm (Sat.) – 10:30am (Sun.)

Saint Luke’s Mission of Mercy – 1:00pm (Sun.)

Saint Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church - 4:30pm (Sat.)  - 10:00am & 12:00pm – ЛІТУРГІЇ

Saint Stan’s – 4:00pm (Sat.) – 9:00am & 12:00pm (Polish) (Sun.)

These heritage churches need your support…participate in Second Sundays.

A Time to Give


Sometimes a picture speaks volumes. On Sunday, the above photo came across my computer screen and I was immediately moved. The wooden cross you see is grave marker located at Saint Adalbert’s Cemetery in Cheektowaga. It belongs on the 100-year-old grave of Michalina Buczkowska.

The the grave marker has become a pet project for Edward Kornowski, a member of the Polish Genealogy Society of New York State and the Western New York Genealogy Society. He has repainted the cross a couple times over the years, but discovered on a recent visit that it had broken off its base.

Kornowski has now started an effort to replace the cross with a new one. He is looking to raise $1000 to cover the cost and is seeking donations through crowdfunding site Indiegogo…$400 has been raised thus far.

To read more about the effort and donate, follow the link below.

A time to give.