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Msgr. Kevin O’Neill to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Msgr. Kevin O’Neill to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Msgr. Kevin T. O’Neill, ordained on May 11, 1961, at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Erie, Pa., is preparing to celebrate his 50th anniversary as a priest. He is currently serving as canonical administrator of Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga, a position he has held for the past five years.

Msgr. O’Neill’s very first assignments were to St. Francis in Clearfield, Pa., and St. John’s in Erie, Pa. In 1962 he was assigned to St. Mary Parish in Batavia, where he served for five years. He later worked for nine years at St. Vincent’s and Blessed Trinity before being assigned to St. William Parish. In 1976 he was given his first pastorate at Sacred Heart in Friendship and Angelica, and in 1979 was appointed pastor of St. Mary Parish in Arcade.

Greater East Aurora Chamber & East Aurora Kiwanis Partner to Benefit Scholarship Programs

Greater East Aurora Chamber &  East Aurora Kiwanis Partner to Benefit Scholarship Programs

East Aurora, NY, The Greater East Aurora Chamber of Commerce and the East Aurora Kiwanis Club have partnered to host a joint golf outing this year at Holland Hills Country Club, Holland NY on June 13, 2011 with a shotgun start at 10:30am. 

Allstate Insurance/The Heary Agency, Astronics Corp., Aurora Optometric Group, Bank of Holland, John Mills Distributing and Keith Bednarz Home Improvements are title sponsors of this year’s event. 

Competitive Exhibits Entry Info Now Online for Erie County Fair

Competitive Exhibits Entry Info Now Online for Erie County Fair

Information to enter into the Competitive Exhibits department at the Erie County Fair is now available online.  There are some classes that have limited entry numbers, so don't delay.

There are over 8,000 classes to enter. 

NEW for 2011 include...

  • ARBA Sanctioned Rabbit Show
  • Watermelon Carving Contest
  • USEF Rated Horse Show
  • Decorated Egg Contest

Click here for more information and to enter online or you can call (716) 649-3900. 

Annunciation Church Lists Holy Week Schedule

Annunciation Church Lists Holy Week Schedule

Annunciation Church, located at 7580 Clinton St. in Elma, has announced its Mass schedule for Holy Week: 

Holy Thursday: Morning prayer at 9 a.m., Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7:30 p.m. 

Good Friday: Morning prayer at 9 a.m., Stations of the Cross at noon, Solemn Liturgy of the Lord's Passion at 3 p.m., Taize Prayer at 7 p.m.

Holy Saturday: Morning prayer at 9 a.m., RCIA Rites of Preparation at 9:30 a.m., Blessing of Easter Baskets at 2 p.m., Vigil at 8:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday: Masses at 8, 10 and 11:30 a.m., and 6 p.m.

For more information, please visit www.annunciation.cc or call 683-5254.

 

Concert Event Highlights Pet Connection's May Community Calendar

Concert Event Highlights Pet Connection's May Community Calendar

Pet Connection Programs Inc., a nonprofit maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla, has several community events planned during the month of May. The shelter has been placing animals into loving homes throughout Western New York since 1984.

A Mother’s Day Pork Chop Dinner and Concert will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Marilla Fire Hall, located at Two Rod Road and West Avenue. Tickets are priced at $15 per person, pre-sale only, and can be reserved by calling the shelter at 652-0192. A basket auction will also take place during the event, which will feature entertainment by the Easy Street Big Band.

From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Annunciation School to Host Comedy Night

Annunciation School to Host Comedy Night

A Comedy Night featuring the local comedy group Eclectic Improv will take place on Saturday, May 7, at Annunciation School in Elma, located at 7580 Clinton St. Proceeds from the event will be used to offset the cost of a new gym floor at the school.

The event will also feature a basket, silent and live auction. Snacks and beverages will be available. Tickets are available in the school office or by calling 681-1327. Adults only.

Annunciation, which boasts a growing sports program, currently serves children in Pre-K3 through Grade 8 from the Alden, Alexander, Attica, East Aurora, Cheektowaga, Depew, Iroquois, Lancaster, Orchard Park and West Seneca school districts. For more information or to arrange a tour of the school, please call 681-1327 or visit www.annunciationschoolelma.com. Frequent update can also be found on the school’s Facebook page.

Destination: Earth 2011

Destination: Earth 2011

Destination: EARTH 2011 - The Wild Corners of the World

East Aurora, NY - Take a wild expedition around the world at Hawk Creek Wildlife Center’s Destination: EARTH event Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

Gather up the family for a flying bird show with majestic eagles, hawks, falcons, and charismatic vultures! All children will receive a passport for their journey to the wild corners of the world where they will meet live owls, exotic birds, and some of the most elusive wildcats…the Siberian lynx, African serval, ocelot, and more! Upon completion of their journey, young travelers will earn a wild souvenir to take home!

Experience the rare opportunity to stand face-to-face with our national symbol, the bald eagle, at the unique Walk With the Eagles® exhibit. Enjoy the food, entertainment, gift store, and hands-on activities for all ages.