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   Sunday, September 21, 2014
     Hispanic Heritage Mass
        Bishop Malone Celebrant
        12:30 PM
        Holy Cross Parish
        345 Seventh St.,
        Buffalo, NY 14201
        No RSVP

    Friday, October 24-25, 2014
      When They Return, What Makes Them Stay
       with Sr. Louise Alff, OSF
       Christ the King Seminary
       9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Friday
       9:00 AM - 12 Noon Saturday
       (Saturday session reviews
       best practices and assesses
       best resources from Friday
       afternoon)

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

 

 

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Over the Summer - it might be this easy!

Why not get a hold of this thought-provoking and heart-moving video after Pentecost and enjoy it with a friend or loved one over the summer?  Chat about what you heard and how you felt about the teacher and the student.  Jesus came and gave his life for both, you know.  Consider how each of us might respond to the same challenge that the young man faced.  For more information obtain free materials and consider a movie night at the parish over the summer.

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Now Anyone Can Evangelize Online

So why don’t more Catholics evangelize?  That’s easy – fear.  Most of us are afraid of rejection or we fear being asked a question for which we lack a good answer.  But now we can learn to evangelize online with little or no intimidation.  In one way, evangelization has never been easier.  The internet is the perfect place to gain courage for one's convictions.

So, what good news motivates you?  Let’s recall that the word “evangelization” simply means “sharing really good news”.  Good news makes us grateful.  Think about it.  When we come across a great doctor, a good book, a thrilling movie or delicious food, we are happy to share our good fortune with others.  And many already do so through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram.  It is the same with evangelization.  Has God ever done anything for you?  How do you cope with difficulty?  What gives you hope or brings you joy?  When were you most grateful for the guidance of the Spirit in your life?  Were you ever glad to be Catholic?  If you can answer any of these questions, you are ready to share your own version of the Good News online.  Read more...

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Refer Friends to the Faith!

 

it might be as easy as: 1. Send one of these links to them, 2. Wait a week or so.  3. Ask them about their visit to the website.  4. Invite them to join you for a cup of coffee to discuss it or to accompany you to a church event.

Catholics Come Home offers personalized doorways for anyone interested in the Catholic Church.  It is filled with energetic videos and action links.

Rediscover provides vibrant and powerful messages for all spiritual seekers on meaning, belonging, strength and peace. And it is filled with a host of other topics and resources as well.

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Life on the Digital Continent

Don't look now... but we've reached the tipping point!  Yes, for the first time, Americans now use mobile devices (phones and tablets) more than PC's to access the internet.

According to the Pew Internet Project’s Research Mobile Technology Fact Sheet, as of 2014: 90% of American adults have a cell phone, 58% of American adults have a smartphone, 32% of American adults own an e-reader, 42% of American adults own a tablet computer, 44% of cell owners have slept with their phone next to their bed because they wanted to make sure they didn't miss any calls, text messages, or other updates during the night and 29% of cell owners describe their cell phone as ”something they can't imagine living without.” And these numbers are only going to keep climbing.  Read more...


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What Else Can Catholics Do?

Grow in faith, give witness to faith, share faith and be transformed in faith...

Keep Learning this Summer

Explore the Spiritual Riches of Lent

Use your Mission Passport in 2013

Bless the Home 

Bendiciòn de Hogar

Read the Daily Scripture Passage

Pray as You Go (Podcast)

Pray the New York Prayer for New Evangelization by Rev. James Vacco, OFM

View a Daily Video Reflection

Read a Daily Inspiration for Greater Faith

Learn About the Saint of the Month

Pray the Morning Office (video)

Visit the Vatican Year of Faith site

Digest Church Teaching in Daily Doses

Follow the Blog of Bishop Richard J. Malone

Purchase inspiring and informative cd's from Lighthouse Catholic Media


What Else Can a Parish Do?

Parish Bucket List

Bless the Bicycles

Easter - an Ancient Opportunity for a New Evangelization

Connect, Welcome and Engage Catholics

Publish Your Own Parish Lent Prayer Booklet

Re-post Bishop Richard J. Malone's Blog  for parishioners

Support Families to Learn, Grow and Celebrate Faith

Equip Parish Leaders as Catholic and Confident

Host a God Awaits Us... in Our Stories Parish Retreat

Conduct a Parish Vitality Assessment

Develop Parish Vitality

Open Doors, Minds, and Hearts for People with Disabilities


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