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Sunday Evening Mass Returns at Annunciation Church

Sunday Evening Mass Returns at Annunciation Church

The 6 p.m. Sunday Mass returns September 18 at Annunciation Church, 7580 Clinton St., Elma. Other weekend Masses are at 5 p.m. Saturday and 8, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Come pray with us! 

Saturday Mass features a contemporary ensemble, while the 8 a.m. Sunday Mass features an organist/cantor. The 10 a.m. Mass offers contemporary music and a Children’s Liturgy of the Word, while 11:30 Mass features the Voices of Praise Choir. Contemporary music is featured during the 6 p.m. Sunday Mass, which is offered from mid-September through May.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation (confession) is held at 4 p.m. Saturday or by appointment. Anointing of the Sick is offered on the first Saturday of every month during 5 p.m. Mass.

Apple Picking Around Town

Apple Picking Around Town

Whether it’s the upcoming autumnal equinox, the cinnamon broomsticks at the local grocery stores, the cooler air, or the fact that the sun is setting earlier, there is no doubt that September marks the coming of fall.

Coincidentally, September also marks the prime time for apple picking and many local Western New York farmers are opening their orchards to the public. 

Below is a list of farms in our area that are open to the public this fall:

Chautauqua County

  • Chadakoin Farms - apples, grapes, pre-picked produce.
    10459 Prospect Road, Forestville, NY 14062. Phone: (716) 965-2674. Email: chadakoin@roadrunner.com. Directions: Follow Route 39 into the Village of Forestville. Turn right onto Prospect Road. 1/2 mile outside the Village of Forestville.

Rummage Sale, Pork Chop Dinner Slated at Annunciation

Rummage Sale, Pork Chop Dinner Slated at Annunciation

The Ladies Sodality at Annunciation parish will host a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15, in the school gym, 7580 Clinton St., Elma. Included in the sale will be household items, clothing, jewelry, books, tools and more. Admission is just 50 cents.

The parish will also hold its fifth annual pork chop dinner, sponsored by the Home School Guild and the Holy Name Society, on Saturday, Oct. 22, in Selbert Hall. Tickets are pre-sale only and can be purchased in the school or parish office. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $6 for children.

Come and Dive In at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre

Come and Dive In at the Canada Games Aquatic Centre

The Canada Games Aquatic Centre in nearby London, Ontario, is truly a world-class swimming and diving facility, host to a multitude of top-level meets, including the 2001 Canada Summer Games. And how cool is this: The Olympic-sized pool is specially equipped so workers can change the configuration for a multitude of uses, and uses a moveable floor to vary the depth! 

Water is kept at a comfortable temperature — around 83 degrees. The deep end features one-meter and three-meter springboards as well as three-meter and five-meter platforms. Visit during Forest City dive practices or competitions and watch the athletes soar from the 7.5- and 10-meter platforms! 

Hot Deal: Operation $4 + Free Pizza at Target

Hot Deal: Operation $4 + Free Pizza at Target

Target’s Family Game Night promotion this week is offering a variety of Hasbro games for $12 and a free pizza, which in and of itself is a good deal, but there's no reason to settle for that price. 

To save more money on this deal look no further than coupons.

Our Moms Like Me website is offering a variety of manufacturer coupons on Hasbro games including a $4 off coupon for Operation.  Print this coupon and the corresponding Target coupon for Operation which you can stack to save $8 on the game.

With both coupons you will pay just $4 and will earn a free pizza.

Enjoy!

Catholic Charities Hosting Free Information Sessions on Foster Parent Process, Adoption

Catholic Charities Hosting Free Information Sessions on Foster Parent Process, Adoption

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Quaker’s Landing Has a Successful Wish to End Alzheimer’s Night

Quaker’s Landing Has a Successful Wish to End Alzheimer’s Night

Quaker’s Landing, a memory care community in Orchard Park, NY held its first annual “Wish to End Alzheimer’s Night” on Wednesday August 24, 2011.  With the community assistance in purchasing Japanese Wish Lanterns, tickets for basket raffles and specialty items from the Alzheimer’s Association, they raise more than $1,000.

“Our goal was to raise awareness on the importance of supporting the Alzheimer’s association and also to raise awareness of this disease that affects so many of our loved ones.  The amount we raised from this event was unexpected and we hope to make even more next year!” states Darlene Polak, Director of Marketing.  “Everyone enjoyed the entertainment and refreshments and especially the launching the Japanese wish lanterns.”