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May 17, 2021




in re The Diocese of Buffalo N.Y.

Case No. 20-10322

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT, On February 28, 2020, The Diocese of Buffalo N.Y., (“Diocese”) filed for protection under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code (the “Bankruptcy Code”).

The Bankruptcy Court has established August 14, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (prevailing Eastern time) as the deadline to file proofs of claim against the Diocese (the “Bar Date”).

If you have a claim against the Diocese, including, without limitation, a claim related to sexual abuse committed by any person connected with the Diocese, you must file a claim on or before the Bar Date.

Please visit or call 855-292-7696 for more information on how to file your proof of claim.



Bulletin message for weekend of May 29-30: You don’t have to struggle with mental health, familial or marital problems. Catholic Charities can help. The agency offers several different types of support including: marriage counseling, individual psychotherapy, family and group therapy, substance abuse treatment, diocesan counseling for church ministers, children’s clinics, and individual, children and family counseling. For more information on Catholic Charities counseling and mental health services, visit and click on the “Counseling & Mental Health” tab under the “Services” menu on the right-hand side. Appeal 2021 is ongoing through June 30. To make a secure online donation, visit HOPE for all seasons.

Bulletin message for weekend of June 5-6: Are you or a family member at risk for out-of-home placement? Do you need help navigating complex healthcare and social support systems? If so, we can help. Catholic Charities offers Care Coordination Services for a range of ages through Children’s Health Home Care Management and Project HOPE (Helping Older People Excel) programs. Our care coordinators will work with you, your family, your own care providers and whoever you deem important to your health and happiness to complete comprehensive assessments and work together as a team to create a care plan directed by you so you can meet your goals. If you have a mental health diagnosis and/or multiple chronic conditions and feel you would benefit from linkage and referral to services, as well as advocacy and intervention, please visit to learn more about our Care Coordination Services and complete a referral form. Appeal 2021 is ongoing through June 30. To make a secure online donation, visit HOPE for all seasons.

Bulletin message for weekend of June 12-13: Is your child age 12-17 displaying chronic negative behaviors such as noncompliance, verbal and/or physical aggression, truancy, school failure, curfew violations, running away, illegal substance abuse and/or criminal activity? Our Multisystemic Therapy Program in Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus and Allegany counties can help. MST is an intensive, family-focused intervention program that’s facilitated in the youth’s natural environments, including the home. Think MST might be a good fit? Call 716-204-0555, ext. 5025 or visit In other WNY counties, office-based counseling is always available to families. Appeal 2021 is ongoing through June 30. To make a secure online donation, visit HOPE for all seasons.

Virtual Meat Raffle, hosted by St. Gregory the Great Knights of Columbus, on May 21. 1st spin is at 7 pm. The raffle consists of 15 rounds and a Grand Finale; 50/50 raffle; Weber Grill raffle with a gift certificate to Pellicano Meats. For more information, visit, email or contact Tom Creenan at 716-570-0964. Proceeds to benefit Gerard Place Food Pantry Expansion and St. Greg's Ministries.

Spaghetti Dinner, to benefit Chesterton Academy of Buffalo high school students, on Saturday, May 22 from 5-7:30 pm at 5331 Genesee St., Bowmansville. Dinner includes: spaghetti with meatballs and sausage, salad and dessert. Both dine-in and drive-thru options available. Please call us at 716-674-8101 or visit our website at

The Riches of Our Catholic Faith. Join Catholic speaker Scott Hahn on Saturday, May 29 at 9:15 am as we celebrate the year of St. Joseph and the beauty of our Faith. Scott will be speaking in-person at St. Gregory the Great Church, 200 St. Gregory Ct., Williamsville. Reservations are required to attend. The Church is completely sold out for this event; tickets are available for the private livestream viewing in the St. Gregory the Great Ministry Center. Purchase tickets at For those attending, you will have an opportunity to attend the book signing after in the Gathering Rooms.

Corpus Christi’s blessed Feast Day is June 6. We cordially invite the priests and parishioners of the diocese to participate in this year’s outdoor procession and Mass. The procession begins at St. Stanislaus Church, 123 Townsend St., Buffalo at 1 pm, ending at Corpus Christ Church at approximately 2:15 pm with Mass inside the church. There will be several outdoor altars where Benediction will take place. Parents of children who have made their First Communion this year are urged to bring them in their Communion attire. Flower petals are encouraged. You are asked to respect social distancing while outside; masks will be required for Mass.

Healing Mass, offered by Fr. Ray Donohue, on Sunday, June 6 at 6:30 pm at Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 1023 Swann Rd. (off Rt. 18), Lewiston. Mass will be followed by prayers for healing. Music Ministry will be provided by Deacon & Mrs. William Walkowiak. Due to Covid 19 restrictions, there will be no laying on of hands, but individuals will be prayed over at a distance. Masks and social distancing are required and hands must be sanitized upon entering the Basilica. All are welcome. For more information, call 716-754-7489.

Chicken BBQ Dinner, hosted by the Holy Name Society of the Church of the Annunciation, to be held on Saturday, June 12 from 12 pm until sold out at 7580 Clinton St., Elma. Chicken dinners include mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, bread and dessert. Dinners are drive-thru / pick-up only and can be picked up in the parking lot behind Selbert Hall; enter parking lot from Clinton St. For more information on the Church of the Annunciation, call 716-683-5254 or visit

Weidner’s Drive-thru Chicken Dinner will be held on Friday, June 25 from 12-6 pm at Notre Dame Academy, 1125 Abbott Rd., Buffalo (across from St. Martin of Tours). Cash, credit or check accepted; no pre-sales.

Krolick’s Chicken BBQ on Sunday, June 27 from 11:30 am-2 pm at St. John Kanty, 1473 Broadway (corner of Brownell), Buffalo. Dinner includes: ½ chicken, coleslaw, potato salad, roll, butter and dessert. Tickets are pre-sale only. For tickets and more information, call the parish office at 716-893-0412 Monday-Friday from 8:30-11:30 am. Ticket deadline is June 15.

2021 Hilbert College Boys Summer Basketball Camp for boys entering grades 3-12. Session I: Sunday, June 27-Thursday, July 1. Campers can stay on campus or commute. Check in for all campers is on Sunday between 2:30-4 pm and will conclude on Championship Thursday by 3 pm. This full day of basketball will start each morning at 9 am and conclude at 9 pm. Session II: Monday, July 12-Friday, July 16 is a day camp. Check in will be from 7:45-9:15 am on Monday and camp will conclude on Championship Friday by 3 pm. All campers will receive a personal skills evaluation, reverse jersey, water bottle and the very best in individual instruction. To register, go to and click on the men’s basketball page. For more information, contact Coach deGrandpre at 716-926-8803 or

Summer programs for rising 6th-9th grade boys at Canisius High School. Workshops in video game design and robotics for rising 6th-7th graders; Higher Achievement Program 4-week day camp specifically for rising 8th graders; sports camps for rising 6th-9th graders. Space is limited. Details at

Word of Life-May 23: “The Lord says to us, ‘Do not fear: I am with you.’ (Isaiah 41:10). He speaks these words not as one who merely observes our pain, but as one who experienced immense suffering. And the very wounds that bear witness to his suffering indicate the essence of our identity and worth: we are loved by God. Reflecting on the healed wounds of the Risen Christ, we see that even our most difficult trials can be the place where God manifests his victory. He makes all things beautiful. He makes all things new.” ~Be Not Afraid~

Palabra de Vida-Mayo 23: “Al reflexionar sobre las heridas sanadas del Cristo Resucitado, vemos que nuestras pruebas más difíciles pueden ser el lugar donde Dios manifiesta su victoria. Él hace que todo sea hermoso, que todo sea Nuevo.” ~No Temas~

Word of Life-May 30: “In modern times, children in their mothers’ wombs and those approaching the end of their lives are certainly among the ‘least of these’ in our world’s estimation. Practices such as abortion and assisted suicide tragically reject the truth that human life is always to be cherished and defended with loving concern. … Through the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, may Our Lord grant us the grace to truly and courageously live his Gospel of  life.” ~Live the Gospel of Life~

Palabra de Vida-Mayo 30: “En tiempos modernos, niños en el vientre materno y aquellos que se acercan al final de su vida están ciertamente entre los 'más pequeños de estos' en la valoración que les damos. Las prácticas como el aborto y el suicidio asistido trágicamente rechasan la verdad que la vida humana deberá siempre ser *valorada y defendida con amorosa atención. … Que por la intercesión de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Nuestro Señor nos conceda la gracia de vivir su Evangelio de vida de manera verdadera y valiente.” ~Vive el Evangelio de la Vida~

*** Next newsletter will be published on June 7, 2021. ***