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Corpus Christi Church to Host John Paul II Beatification Mass Broadcast Live

Corpus Christi Church to Host John Paul II Beatification Mass Broadcast Live

During Pope John Paul II’s funeral in 2005, millions of the faithful at the Vatican chanted, “Santo subito” to express their wish that this, one of the most important and beloved pontiffs in history, would be made a saint immediately.

In the fastest process on record, that wish will be granted on Sunday, May 1st when Pope Benedict XVI presides at a ceremony to mark John Paul II’s beatification – a key step toward Catholicism’s greatest honor of sainthood. Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims are expected in Rome for the precedent-setting Mass, which signifies the first time in history that a pope has beatified his immediate predecessor. The choice of May 1st, the Feast of Divine Mercy, reflects Pope John Paul II’s deep devotion to his fellow Pole Sr.

Broadway Market Community Rooftop Garden Meetings

Broadway Market Community Rooftop Garden Meetings

There will be two Broadway Market Community Rooftop Garden meetings. One this Saturday (04/30) and next (05/07) at 10 AM in the old Key Bank.

Anyone interested in becoming a community partner with the Broadway Market is encouraged to attend.

Please fill out the community garden application because spaces are going quickly!!!

For more information, contact the Broadway Market @ 716-867-3398.

http://broadwaymarket.org

Three Suspicious Fires Overnight in Buffalo

BUFFALO, NY - A very busy night and early morning for Buffalo firefighters as they battled three fires on the city's east side.

The first started around 3:30 Wednesday morning in a vacant house on Titus Avenue.

Then around 5:30 a.m. the second fire started in another vacant home on Walden Avenue near Ivy.

The third fire was in a vacant home on Peck Street. It started around 6:30 a.m.

All three fires are highly suspicious and the locations are all in close proximity to one another in the Broadway Fillmore neighborhood.

New PLA School Plans Rolled Out For Board Approval

New PLA School Plans Rolled Out For Board Approval

At today's Buffalo Board of Education meeting, Superintendent James A. Williams rolled out the latest set of plans meant to turn around state-designated Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools.

The last set of plans was shown to the board on April 13th, the same day that the Joint Intervention Team Reviews were received by the district.

WNY Coalition for the Homeless Announces Free Workshop

WNY Coalition for the Homeless Announces Free Workshop

BUFFALO, NY – The Western New York Coalition for the Homeless announced Wednesday its plans host a free mental health services workshop.

Scheduled for Tuesday, May 10th from 8:30am – 12:30pm at the Msgr.

Mary Queen of Angels Students Find a Creative Way to Help Children in Japan

Mary Queen of Angels Students Find a Creative Way to Help Children in Japan

Sixth-grade students at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga recently participated in Cranes For Kids. For each origami crane created and sent to the OshKosh Company, an article of clothing was donated to children in Japan. 

The company’s goal of reaching 50,000 cranes was met on April 25. The cranes could either be mailed or uploaded to the Carter's Facebook page. Mary Queen of Angels chose to upload a photograph of 25 cranes surrounding a painting by one of our fourth-grade students, Cole K. Cole had folded two very small cranes and put them in his painting. The students should be very proud to have helped out in such a special way!

Located at 170 Rosewood Terrace, the Pre-K through Grade 8 school serves children from Amherst, Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Depew, Sloan, West Seneca and Williamsville.

Petition to End Racist Acts at 4 Play Nightclub

 Buffalo was once a thriving city, but is now statistically rated every year among the top ten most racist, depressing and segregated cities in America. The recent behavior of bouncers at 4Play nightclub on Chippewa offer an embarrassing example.

After a successful fashion show at Forbes Theater, Royal Entertainment arranged for an after party to take place at 4Play nightclub. The models and musicians from the show all walked over to the club after the event ended around 10 P.M. All was well until 11 P.M. when the party ground to a halt, the music was shut off, and the lights were turned on. Everyone was ordered to leave the club immediately, even after people paid to get in.

Everyone stood outside in astonishment when they heard these words uttered by a bouncer: “It’s too black in here! I don’t care. I’m not going to lose my job over this.” The entire crowd, blacks and whites, heard this and were offended and hurt that this was happening to them.