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The faith community of Saint Ann’s celebrated the annual triduum to its namesake late last week. There were Masses at SS. Columba-Brigid and three nights of saying the rosary outside of Saint Ann’s Church on Broadway. Even though the physical church of Saint Ann’s remains closed, the supporters of the church continue to move forward and are dedicated to saving it.

Announcing the Seventh Annual Buffalo’s Best Pierogi Contest


Corpus Christi Church is once again looking for Buffalo’s best pierogi. This historic east side church is hosting its seventh annual Buffalo’s Best Pierogi contest on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 4:30p.m. The contest is open to all amateur cooks and businesses.

The contest is the centerpiece of Corpus Christi’s Corpus Christi’s 35th annual Dożynki (pronounced Do-ZHIN-kee) Polish Harvest Festival on August 15, 16 and 17. Christopher Byrd, the contest organizer, says the event “captures Buffalo’s love for food and while celebrating our city’s rich ethnic heritage with recipes and traditions passed on from one generation to the next. The contest draws people from all of Western New York. Buffalonians have incredible passion for their pierogi.”

People who wish to enter the contest can online by visiting the church’s website or by contacting the rectory at (716) 896-1050. The deadline for entries is Wednesday, August 13, 2014.

Applicants will be judged in one of four following categories:

Homemade Traditional – boiled or fried pierogi filled with cheese, cheese/potato or kapusta (pickled or fresh cabbage) with or without mushrooms, carrots, etc.

Homemade Non-Traditional – open to entrant’s creativity, keeping in mind that a pierog is a stuffed pocket of dough.

Commercial – open to any business using a traditional recipe.

Desert – pierogi made as a desert open to entrant’s creativity.

To enter the contest, click here—>

A group of celebrity judges will determine the winners for the contest. Winners in each category will walk away with the title of Buffalo’s Best Pierogi Maker.

Corpus Christi Church was founded in 1898 and is located in the heart of East Buffalo’s Historic Polonia. It is on the state and national lists of historic sites.

For more information about the festival, visit

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