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Religion Notes / News of area faith groups

Marian Tribute

The annual Marian Tribute of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo will be held at 3 p.m. May 6 in St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., with Bishop Edward U. Kmiec presiding.

The Rev. David D. Baker, parochial vicar of Our Lady of Victory parish, will be the homilist.


Day of Prayer

A National Day of Prayer service will be held at noon Thursday at the Veterans Monument on Park Avenue in Middleport.


The nearby church

Author Jamie Manson will discuss "Finding Church on the Margins of the Institution" at 10 a.m. today in the Newman Center, 495 Skinnersville Road, University at Buffalo North Campus.


Crowning ceremony

Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 199 Clark St., will host a May Crowning at 11 a.m. May 6.

The observance will be held outside the church, with the crowning of a statue of Our Blessed Mother. A Mass, in English, will be offered immediately afterward.


Sister elected

Sister Sheila Walsh of Buffalo has been elected a councilor on the five-member leadership team of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas -- New York, Pennsylvania, Pacific West Community. Her term begins July 1.