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St. John the Baptist School's Shopping Party!

There is a shopping party at St. John the Baptist School this Sunday, November 7th from 9am-3pm.  Along with shopping, there will be a Chinese Auction and food and beverages.  Money raised will help local businesses and St. John the Baptist School.  The event takes place at 1085 Englewood Avenue in Kenmore.


Children's Author Visits St. John’s School

St. John the Baptist School's students were treated to two lively and informative presentations by children's author, Susan Wojciechowski.  She told the children in order to become an author, it's best to write "what you know about" - everyday events and people you care about. 

Susan's favorite book, other than her Beany series, is The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey, which receieved an ALA Notable Book of the Year award and was made into a major motion picture!

The event concluded with a luncheon including two students from each grade level.  Susan enjoyed their questions and comments.

Ken-Ton Parishes Spread the Word through Seminar on Matthew

The seminar, “Matthew: The King and His Kingdom” will be presented at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Tonawanda, on Saturday, Nov. 13, as part of a collaborative effort of Ken-Ton parishes to bring the Word of God to the community. The seminar will be presented by Dr. Edward Sri (left), a professor of theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute in Denver and a visiting adjunct professor at Benedictine College.

Primordial Strength to Offer Concussion Reduction Seminar to Area Athletes

Sports-related concussions have been all over the news lately, thanks in large part to some serious injuries that have occurred in recent NFL and NHL games.

From 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, December 11, Primordial Strength Inc. — a leader in neck and trapezius training and the anti-concussion movement — will conduct a Concussion Reduction Seminar through Neck and Trap Training at the Lancaster Elks Lodge, 33 Legion Parkway. The cost is $40, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the annual Trench Trophy award event. The trophy is presented annually to Western New York’s high school “Lineman of the Year.”

Festival of Trees Will Provide Funds to Purchase New Electronic Fetal

Proceeds from the 2010 Festival of Trees will fund new Electronic Fetal Monitors for Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.   This gift, made possible in part by event sponsors like CGF Anesthesiology Associates, PC, Mark IV Industries Foundation, Tops Friendly Markets, Fisher-Price and the physician members of University at Buffalo Pediatric Associates, Inc., will enable the Hospital to replace all the monitors with the latest and most state-of-the–art equipment.  Constant monitoring and examination during the labor process will allow doctors to monitor progress and ensure the safest possible delivery with minimal complication for both baby and mother.    

Pet Connection Plans November Community Events

November is shaping up to be a very busy month for the volunteers of Pet Connection Programs Inc., a maternity and special care animal shelter located in Marilla.

On Friday, November 5, volunteers and puppies will visit one of Buffalo’s most historically significant buildings — the Larkin at Exchange Building — from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Gospel of Matthew Biblical Seminar- Friday, November 12th (Free Talk) & Saturday, November 13th

MATTHEW-IN-A-DAY SEMINAR- Saturday, November 13th from 8AM-3PM. – Sponsored by various Ken-Ton Parishes (St. Paul’s, St. John the Baptist, Blessed Sacrament, St. Amelia’s in collaboration with the Department of Lifelong Faith Formation)

Please consider joining us for this Day Seminar on the Gospel of Matthew presented by Dr. Edward Sri. There will also be a free talk by Dr. Sri on the Friday before the Seminar starting at 7PM-9PM on Scripture and the Rosary also given by Dr. Sri.  Both the Free Talk on Friday and The Matthew in a Day Seminar on Saturday are located at Blessed Sacrament on Claremont Ave in Tonawanda.