Free Training in Opioid Overdose Recognition & Use of Narcan for Reversal
Our communities are being affected by drug addiction like never before. The rate of overdoses has skyrocketed-no matter where you live. Please consider joining us for this free, informative seminar, sponsored by the Buffalo Police Department, on Opioid Overdose Recognition and use of Narcan for Reversal.
Individuals will leave the training able to:
· recognize the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose
· properly administer Narcan
· know necessary follow-up steps
All participants who successfully complete the training will receive a kit containing two doses of naloxone at no charge. Participants must be 16 years or older. Thank you to the West Side Youth Development Coalition for their support of this training.
Please note: When there are fewer than 20 pre-registrants 72 hours before a scheduled class, the class will be cancelled. Registrants will be notified of the cancellation.
Date: Tuesday, May 10
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Place: St. Francis of Assisi Church Social Center, 4263 St Francis Drive, Athol Springs, NY 14010.
Please Register by May 2nd by calling 627-2710.
30 Day Guide to Works of Mercy
During the Easter Season, Fr. Peter bulletin articles will be about the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy, along with suggestions on how you can fit them into your life. He references the 30 Day Guide which was inserted in the Easter bulletin. If you did not receive one, you can access it here by clicking the picture.
Please use this 30 day calendar throughout the year to do
Works of Mercy
Works of Mercy
The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy are actions we can perform that extend God’s compassion and mercy to those in need.
The 2016 Catholic Charities Annual Appeal will happen differently this year due to an exciting new initiative called Upon This Rock.
Over the next two to three months, you will be hearing more about this project and how it will help the future of St. John Paul II Parish and Catholics throughout Western New York.
As a Catholic community, we are asked to come together to establish a robust culture of evangelization and stewardship. We ask that you welcome this historic initiative as warmly as you have others in the past.
Loving God, we come to You, standing together in faith, ready to realize the freshness of a bold endeavor, as we look to the future of our Church.
Building up the Kingdom of God on earth is Your will and our privilege. Bless our efforts with the energy and enthusiasm we need. Jesus, our Redeemer, encourage and guide us. Open our hearts to be good stewards because of our love for You. Holy Spirit, our Sanctifier, empower us to carry out Your will the Upon This Rock campaign. May Your Goodness be upon us, And give us success to the work of our hands and hearts. We ask Your blessing now and always through Christ Our Lord. Amen!
New Resource to our Parish ~ "Formed"
Music Ministry Needs You!
For more information about Music Ministry, please contact Amy Muñoz, Director of Music, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-627-2910 ext. 243 or visit our Music Ministry.
The newly-formed Children’s Choir at Saint John Paul II is open to all children in Grades 2-6. Children will receive a professional vocal and choral education in a fun and inviting group setting at no cost. Rehearsals take place Thursday afternoons from 4:00 pm -5:00 pm starting in October. The Children’s Choir will sing at the 12:00 pm Mass on Sundays a few times a year.
If you are interested in registering your child or for more information, please contact Amy Muñoz, Director of Music at email@example.com or 716-627-2910 ext. 243.
Your support to our World Youth Day Pilgrims is most appreciated. You may also order directly online via the button below.
PHOTO DIRECTORY SUPPLEMENT
Good news! We’re planning to create a supplement to our 2015 Parish Photo Directory. If you are new to the parish, or if you didn’t have your photo taken for the directory in 2015, this is your chance to be included. Lifetouch photographers will be taking pictures in our Community Room on Friday, May 6th from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM, and again on Saturday, May 7th from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM.
Please sign up below to register for your photo session.
Everyone who has their photo taken will receive a 2015 Parish Photo Directory, which includes this new supplement. Everyone who was included in the 2015 photo directory will receive a 2016 photo supplement to add to your directory. The directory is a great way to identify your neighbors and call them by name! Don’t miss this opportunity to be included!
WYD PILGRIM PATRON ~ KRAKOW, POLAND
Fr. John Memorial Fund
Memorials may be made to the Msgr. John W. Zeitler Memorial Fund c/o St. John Paul II Church.
The family has designated the funds to assist students and families at SOUTHTOWNS CATHOLIC SCHOOL.
Or you may send at donation in his memory to one of his other favorite charities:
Saint John Paul II
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WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE:
Saturday Vigil 4:30 pm
Sunday 8:00 am, 9:30 am & 12 pm
6 pm Sunday Mass - Check Faith Formation Schedule