WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES, the world's largest Catholic gathering of families, will be held in Philadelphia September 22 - 27, 2015. This event is held every three years and is sponsored by the Vatican's Pontifical Council for the Family. The theme for this gathering, Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive, emphasizing the impact of love and life of families on our society. Families and individuals from the Diocese of Buffalo interested in attending this event are encourages to contact St. Gemma's Catholic Pilgrimages in Buffalo, toll free: 855 710-7663; or visit www.takeapilgrimage.com or email: [email protected] Pope Francis will attend the closing ceremonies. Pope Francis will attend the closing ceremonies.
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING provides couples a safe effective means to achieve or avoid pregnancy and gain understanding of their gift of fertility. The NFP Family Network of Buffalo offers support and fellowship to couples in the teachings of the Catholic faith, specifically in the areas of marriage, family and LinkClick.aspx openness to life. The group sponsors couples nights out, theology-enrichment meetings, marriage enrichment evenings and family events. For more information, please contact the Network at [email protected] For information regarding introductory sessions, contact Catholic Fertility Care Centers of WNY at Sister’s Hospital – 716 862-1944, Mercy Hospital – 716 828-2438 or Mt. St. Mary ’s Hospital in Lewiston – 716 298-2385.
Catholic Fertility Care Centers of WNY Introductory Session Schedule for 2015.
Sisters of Charity Hospital, 2121 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214. 716 862-1944.
Buffalo Mercy Hospital, 565 Abbott Road, Buffalo, NY 14220. 716 828-2493.
Mt. St. Mary's Hospital, 5300 Military Rd., Lewiston, NY 14092. 716 298-2385 or 716 298-2296.
** Pre-Registration is required at all locations**
Catholic Men’s Fellowship: A ministry for men’s spirituality focusing on family, church and community. For more information call Mark Morgante at 716 759-0058 or e-mail www.SpiritIsCalling.org.
Family and parenting packets: Practical, easy to use and accessible activities, resource ideas and enrichment opportunities are offered seasonally and coincide with the liturgical cycle of the church. They are designed to encourage the spiritual dimension of “ordinary” family life. Present packets include Family Lenten/Easter Packet, Advent Activities, Grandparent Activities, Summer Spirituality Tool Box of Ideas, Coping With the Holidays and Parenting Packet and much more.
Summer Spirituality Tool Box of Ideas Packet - is filled with practical ways to make summertime a sacred time. It is a perfect companion for your family throughout the summer months whether vacationing or being at home. Celebrate the glory of all God's creation! SPIRITUAL TOOL BOX PACKET