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Religion Notes / News of area faith groups

Honors for Mazur

The Rev. Francis X. Mazur, Catholic chaplain at Erie County Medical Center and associate director of the Network of Religious Communities, will receive the 2011 "World Interfaith Leader Award" from the National Association of InterChurch and Interfaith Families.

Mazur "demonstrated extraordinary national leadership, courage and capacity for inspiring in others the urge of interfaith dialogue and cordial relations between faith communities," according to Michael and Barbara Slater, founders and co-chairs of the association.

The award will be presented to Mazur at a special ceremony during the National Workshop on Christian Unity, May 9-12, in Pittsburgh.


Taize service set

St. Timothy Church, 565 East Park Drive, Town of Tonawanda, will present a Lenten Taize prayer service at 7 p.m. on April 14, featuring music, song, meditation, scripture readings and prayer.


Prayer breakfast

Potter's House Christian Community Church will host its annual women's prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. next Saturday in Antonio's Restaurant, 7708 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children under age 13. Call the church for details, 285-3445.


Women's seder

The Passover story as told by women of the Bible will be celebrated during a women's seder at 4 p.m. April 3 in Temple Beth Zion's Broder Center, 700 Sweet Home Road, Amherst.

Liturgy will be led by Rabbi Laurie Green, Rabbi Drorah Setel, Cantor Sharon Colbert, Cantorial Intern Penny S. Myers, Susan Goldberg Schwartz and Sharon Jacobs.

Cost is $18. Call Temple Beth Zion at 836-6565 for more information.


Senior to lecture

The Rev. Donald Senior, president of Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and general editor of "The Bible Today," will conduct separate presentations April 8 and 9 in the Buffalo area.

The first session will be on Pope Benedict XVI's "Verbum Domini," from 7 to 8 p.m. April 8 in Newman Center at University at Buffalo North Campus, 495 Skinnersville Road, Amherst. The second will be on the Catholic Biblical Studies Program's 19th annual Lenten Day of Reflection, 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. April 9, in Creekside Banquet & Picnic Grove, 2669 Union Road, Cheektowaga.

For more information, contact the Catholic Biblical Studies Program at 871-9180 or visit the website at

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