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Catholic Charities Exceeds 2013 Appeal Goal

Catholic Charities Exceeds 2013 Appeal Goal

BUFFALO, N.Y., June 28, 2013 – Catholic Charities of Buffalo officials announced today the 2013 Appeal exceeded its $10.7 million goal, with cash and pledges received to date totaling $10,819,043.65.

Completing his first Appeal since being installed as Bishop of Buffalo last August, Bishop Richard J. Malone addressed donors and supporters of Catholic Charities at the organization’s headquarters regarding the final report of the 2013 campaign. “As a result of the incredible generosity of the Western New York community, I have the great joy of announcing we have met, and surpassed, our goal again this year,” Bishop Malone said.  

Joined by Catholic Charities’ leaders, staff, and the Appeal leadership team and volunteers, Bishop Malone thanked donors and supporters for their dedication and commitment toward achieving this year’s Appeal goal.

Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone to Celebrate St. Stanislaus Church’s 140th Anniversary

Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone to Celebrate St. Stanislaus Church’s 140th Anniversary

Buffalo, New York – The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo will celebrate the 140th Anniversary of the founding of St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Church during a special mass at 4pm on Sunday, June 30, 2013.

St. Stanislaus is located at 123 Townsend Street, corner of Peckham in Buffalo’s Historic Polonia District. Concelebrants during this special mass will include Bishop Emeritus Edward U. Kmiec and former St. Stanislaus Parish Pastor and current Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Grosz. Liturgical music will be performed by Buffalo’s Chopin Singing Society under the direction of Dr. Thomas Witakowski.

Catholic Charities Service Corps Offers Grads Try at Job Force, Chance to Help Others

Catholic Charities Service Corps Offers  Grads Try at Job Force, Chance to Help Others

Are you, or do you know, a young adult searching for an exciting, meaningful way to jump into the job force? Perhaps post-graduation plans are still unclear or a current career is unfulfilling. Catholic Charities Service Corps (CCSC) offers college graduates a year-long chance to develop and share their gifts, education and faith in a unique manner.

CCSC is now accepting applications from graduates of all faiths who are at least 21 years old and willing to challenge themselves by committing to service/social justice, community living, simplicity and spiritual growth for one year, beginning in August.

Service Corps members work full-time with marginalized populations in various non-profit agencies in Buffalo and surrounding areas involving education, legal aid, advocacy, social services, medical field and counseling, while living together in community with other volunteers.

Labor's Night at the Races Set for June 7; Event Supports United Way of Greater Niagara

Labor's Night at the Races Set for June 7; Event Supports United Way of Greater Niagara

Tickets available through United Way

For the fifth consecutive year, the thrill of dirt track racing will combine with the togetherness of family to create a community event that is not to be missed.

Officials from United Way of Greater Niagara, the Niagara/Orleans Labor Council, and Ransomville Speedway have announced that the 5th Annual Labor’s Night at the Races will be held on Friday, June 7 at Ransomville Speedway. One of the area’s great family-friendly events, the evening will feature a pre-event tent party with food and beverages, race cars on display and drivers on hand to sign autographs, followed by an exciting night of dirt track racing at one of Western New York’s popular sporting venues.

Medina Mustang Band Wins Many Firsts at NJ Festival

Medina Mustang Band Wins Many Firsts at NJ Festival

Press release, Medina Mustang Band

Tom Rivers, Orleans Hub www.orleanshub.com

National Grid's Commitment to Reenergize Gill Creek Park Comes Into Full Bloom

National Grid's Commitment to Reenergize Gill Creek Park Comes Into Full Bloom

Niagara Falls Park receives another installment of $125,000 extreme makeover

In what has become something of a rite of spring, more than 50 National Grid employees returned to Gill Creek Park in Niagara Falls to continue efforts to beautify and transform this popular public park and community asset into one of Niagara County’s most picturesque and useful green spaces.  This is the fourth time in five years that National Grid volunteers have worked with city and neighbor organizations on projects in the park. 

May 18 “Team Brayden” Benefit for 3-Year-Old with Leukemia

May 18 “Team Brayden” Benefit for 3-Year-Old with Leukemia

Grand Island, NY- Family and friends of 3-year-old Brayden Macri, who was diagnosed with leukemia, will be hosting a benefit in support of the toddler on Saturday, May 18, at the Grand Island VFW, 2121 Grand Island Blvd, Grand Island, NY, starting at 2:00 p.m.

Brayden Macri was diagnosed on July 24, 2012 with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Young Macri receives extensive treatments including chemotherapy, blood transfusions and bone marrow aspirations. The benefit will help offset some of the medical bills associated with Brayden’s treatment.

The benefit will include a live band and disc jockey, 50/50 split club tickets and basket raffles. There will be a kid zone area as well. Donation tickets are $20.00 each and they include food, soft drinks and adult beverages. Children under 10 are free.

Who: “Team Brayden” family, friends, loved ones and community