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CATHOLIC LAWYERS' GROUP TO HONOR FATHER DEMSKE AT LUNCHEON

The St. Thomas More Guild, an organization of Catholic lawyers, will honor the Rev. James M. Demske, retiring president of Canisius College, during its annual luncheon at 12:15 p.m. June 11 in the Buffalo Convention Center.

Bishop Howard J. Hubbard of Albany will speak on providing legal representation to those who cannot afford an attorney.

Luncheon reservations should be made by June 4 by calling 852-5533.

Sisters to mark their 70th year

The Sisters of Social Service will celebrate the 70th anniversary of their founding during a Mass at 7 p.m. Thursday in Blessed Sacrament Church, Delaware Avenue and West Utica Street.

Sisters from eight countries, who will be in the Buffalo area to take part in an international assembly June 18-22, are expected to participate in the celebration.

Rev. Simmons to be installed

The Rev. Marion Clay Simmons, formerly assistant pastor of Young Tabernacle Holiness Church, will be installed as pastor at 4 p.m. Sunday in the church, 623 Best St.

The Rev. George A. Clark, pastor of New Macedonia Fire Baptist Holiness Church, will install Mr. Simmons.

Episcopalian leader sets visit

Roger Boltz, associate director of Episcopalians United, will discuss, "The Church in the Third Millennium," at 6 p.m. next Saturday in St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 81 Burke Drive.

The program is open to all clergy and parishioners in the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York.

'Final Hour' author to speak

NIAGARA FALLS -- Michael Brown, author of "The Final Hour," will speak at a luncheon meeting of the First Friday Club at noon Friday in the Niagara Club, 24 Buffalo Ave.

A former reporter for the Niagara Gazette, Brown has written seven books, including one on toxic-waste dumps throughout the United States. He describes himself as "a Catholic activist."

"The Final Hour" is a compilation of supernatural manifestations and major apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary around the world since 1830.

Special music slated for revival

John Lewis, national director of music and worship for the Conservative Baptist Association of America, will perform special music during revival services this weekend in Symphony Bible Church, 79 Richmond Ave.

The Rev. Dan Wheeler, pastor, will conduct the revival at 7:30 p.m. today and at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. The public is invited.

Evangelism effort continues

Members of St. James Catholic Church, 3021 Bailey Ave., have begun the second phase of an ecumenical evangelization effort in the Bailey-Kensington area in cooperation with nine Protestant churches.

Sister Patricia Kerin, director of evangelism at St. James, said about two-thirds of the homes will be visited over the next several weeks by an evangelism team from her parish. She said Catholics who do not attend church regularly will be invited to St. James and non-Catholics will be given a list of the Protestant churches that would welcome them.

Protestant churches participating in the evangelism effort, which began last summer, are Ascension Lutheran, Bethany Lutheran, Berkshire Chapel, Cleveland Hill United Methodist, Grace Parkridge United Church of Christ, McAlpine Presbyterian, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal, Trinity United Church of Christ and University United Methodist.

Meditation series to be offered

The non-denominational "Insight Sitting Group" will present a series of instructional meditation tapes by Jack Kornfield at 7:30 p.m. on eight consecutive Sundays beginning June 6 in Amherst Community Church, 77 Washington Highway, Snyder.

The sessions are free and open to anyone interested in learning the Buddhist method of meditation.

Christian education forum set

NIAGARA FALLS -- The Board of Christian Education of New Hope Baptist Church will hold its annual Christian Education Conference from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Saturday in the church, 1122 Buffalo Ave.

Presenters will be the Rev. Troy Bronner, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Buffalo; the Rev. John H. Caldwell, assistant pastor of New Hope; and Leon Smith, director of Academic Standards at Buffalo State College. There is a $5 registration fee.

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