Religion News Briefs


Services for all deceased members of Hose Company No. 4 will be held Sunday morning at Blessed Mary Angela Church Parish, St. Hedwig’s location. Mass will be held at 9 a.m. with breakfast to follow at the Kosciuszko Club. All members should assemble at the club parking lot at 8:30 a.m. for the 8:45 a.m. march to church.

Carole Bartlett, from Brantford, Ont. Canada is the guest speaker for Universal Unity of Spirit on Sunday. Her topic is the Quaker Philosophy. Prayer Chaplain and Healing Services are offered from 1 – 1:30 p.m. followed by the lecture, fellowship and refreshments. All are welcome to join the services at 89 N. Main St. Route 60 Cassadaga. For information on classes and services, visit the website at or call 595-2617.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Northern Chautauqua celebrates the theme of “Color” during the month of May. On Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Grange Hall 58 W. Main St., Fredonia, the Rev. Theresa Kime will speak on this theme exploring this theme from a UU perspective. All are welcome to attend.

During the service, nursery care will be available for children under the age of 5. Grades K-4 will meet with their teachers for religious exploration classes.

Call 679-7944, visit, or visit the congregation on Facebook at for more information.

Cardinal Mindszenty High School Class of 1974 invites all alumni, family and friends to attend the 5 p.m. parish Mass on Saturday June 7, 2014 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Church in Dunkirk, NY. Mass will be concelebrated by the Rev. Msgr. Joseph Dowdell and the Rev. Joseph Gatto (’75). All are welcome.


The 11th Amish Relief Auction will be held at the Empire Livestock Cherry Creek Market, 6732 Pickup Hill Rd. Cherry Creek today beginning at 9:30 a.m. The event will continue all day, rain or shine. From Route 83 in Cherry Creek, take Southside Avenue to Pickup Hill Road. Shuttle buses and handicap parking will be available. The auction will feature Amish made furniture, tables, chairs rockers, clocks, quilts, rugs, wall hangings, handmade items, food, animals, outdoor items, farm equipment, gift certificates. Amish home-style refreshments will include a chicken barbecue, pig roast, sausage, veal burgers, subs, salad, ice cream, baked goods, homemade donuts, lemonade, pop and coffee. Proceeds will go towards children and other needy families, doctors and hospital bills owed by the Conewango Valley community. For details call Lonnie Kent, auctioneer at 296-5041 or Patrick Cullen,president of the Bank of Cattaraugus, 257-3431.

“Going Gluten-Free: Part 2,” a workshop led by Carmen Quinones will be held Sunday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Friendly Kitchen on Central Avenue in Dunkirk. Quinones will demonstrate gluten-free baking and explain simple ingredient replacements for baking bread, desserts, and other items. Call Chautauqua County Rural Ministry offices at 366-1787 for details or to register for the workshop

Workshops are made possible by a grant through United Way of Northern Chautauqua County and New York State Department of Health Division of Nutrition grant. CCRM is a United Way Community Partner and Episcopal Community Services partner.

Rummage sale

Sacred Heart Youth Rummage Sale at Sacred Heart Church, 380 E. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, will be held Friday, May 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, May 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Items include Little Tykes toys, playhouses, spaceship, picnic tables, indoor and outdoor toys, riding toys, TVs and consoles, household items and glassware, craft items, restaurant benches, holiday items and many miscellaneous items All proceeds will benefit the Sacred Heart Youth Group.

Church dinner and music

A barbecue chicken or sausage dinner, is planned for Saturday, May 31, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. or until sold out at the Cherry Creek/Leon United Methodist Church, Main Street, Cherry Creek. The meal features BBQ chicken or sausage with two sides, dessert and beverage. Tickets are $8 or $3 for a child’s hot dog plate. A silent basket auction will also be held. All proceeds go to the church’s fuel bill. Music will be provided by Maurice Brown & the Mountain Railroad from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Musical events

On Sunday at 6:30 P.M., at St. Hyacinth Church (Blessed Mary Angela Parish) on 295 Lake Shore Drive in East Dunkirk, there will be a free will offering at a praise and worship concert, “Proclaim God’s Marvelous Deeds” to benefit the bus pilgrimage to the Divine Mercy Shrine in Massachusetts on Oct. 3, 4, and 5. For more information about the concert/ Bus Pilgrimage, contact Donna Marie @ 627-4187.

Friday, June 13, from 6 to 8 p.m, the First Lutheran Church, 120 Chandler Street in Jamestown will host an evening of music and art in its yard on Center Street. Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards, a folk duo from Massachusetts, will headline the event with music from their newest album release “Hard Times and Woes” and Tara L. Eastman (First Lutheran’s own Pastoral Intern) will open with a set of original tunes. In addition to an evening of music, local artists (Bill Thomas, Angela Caley, Judy Whittaker and others) will have their artwork on display in the art tent.

First Lutheran will open its doors at 5 p.m. to allow the public to view a 25-foot mural recently completed in the church’s hallway with the help of its Sunday school children, True Sisterhood Book Group and community volunteers. The lettering for the mural was donated by Renee and Brian Pye. Music begins at 6 p.m. and the event ends at 8 p.m. Non-perishable food items will be collected for the Holy Trinity Food Pantry and a $5 donation is suggested for the event.

Bring a lawn chair, take in music and art, and fight local hunger. All ages are welcome. In case of rain, this event will be moved indoors to First Lutheran’s Parlors. For more information, contact intern Tara Eastman, facilitator of True Mission, at 664-4601.