Ladies of Charity also holds social events for our members and their guests to have the opportunity to support our programs, meet others and have fun.
We are celebrating a Jubilee Year!
Please join us at these upcoming events for the Ladies of Charity!
Save the Date for our 2017 Dress for Less Style Show and Theme Basket Fundraiser
“You Can Be the Judge”
Saturday, September 23, 2017
For more information please see the reservation form: StyleShow2017
Out of Town Day is Sunday, June 11, 2017. The Diocese of Buffalo Association of the Ladies of Charity (LOC) began their “Out of Town Day” on June 11, 2017 with the celebration of Mass with the Holy Family Parish in Albion, New York. The Albion Ladies of Charity and their Pastor, Father Richard Csizmar warmly welcomed “sister” Ladies of Charity from the Buffalo area during a celebration of Mass marking the 400th Anniversary Year for the Ladies of Charity. Eight new members were enrolled at the Mass by Mary Ann Tillman, Holy Family Parish LOC President and Kathleen Sieracki, Diocese of Buffalo LOC President. In addition to Father Csizmar, Seminarians Justin Steeg and Bill Papaj and Deacon James Collichio participated in the Mass. All Ladies of Charity present also took part in a “Recommitment Ceremony” led by Diocese of Buffalo Parish Outreach and Advocacy Department Director, Eileen Nowak. The Ladies of Charity participated in the day’s festivities which also included a delicious brunch at the historic Tillman Village Inn and tours of the Cobblestone Museum where they were able to view 19th Century agricultural implements; in addition, three separate structures were toured including the Cobblestone Church (1834), Ward House (1836) and the School House (1849). The ladies learned much about how Western New York led the way in the Cobblestone construction methods which took place between 1825 to 1860.
Save the Date for our 2017 Dress for Less Style Show and Luncheon,
Saturday, September 23, 2017.
2017 is the 400th Anniversary Year of the Ladies of Charity/AIC. Recognition of the Diocese of Buffalo Parish Chairladies and the 400th Anniversary was held with a special Holy Day of Obligation Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary and Lunch on December 8, 2016.
The Albion, New York Ladies of Charity celebrated their Anniversary also on December 4, 2016. A Mass was held on Sunday, December 4, 2016 in Albion, New York to commemorate the Albion Ladies of Charity Anniversary. Reverend Richard A. Csizmar, Pastor of Holy Family Parish celebrated the Mass. Included was a Memoriam for the deceased Ladies of Charity with the reading of the names and ringing of a handbell. Mary Ann Tillman, Parish Chairlady lead the celebration, sharing with parishioners information on the many ministries and fund raising efforts the ladies participate in order to help those suffering in poverty. Kathleen Sieracki, President of the Diocese of Buffalo Ladies of Charity also spoke, sharing a brief history of the Ladies of Charity. The Ladies hosted a reception following the Mass, and invited Buffalo Diocesan Board Members Kathleen Sieracki, Kathleen Roseti and Marilyn Leslie. The Ladies shared with Board members their women’s prison ministry, Christmas gift purchases for those in need, purchase of books for children, contributions to the local soup kitchens, fundraising through the sale of wax ornaments made from the unused portion of altar candles and their booth at the annual parish lawn fete. This was the first of many planned visits during the 400th Anniversary Year by the Buffalo Diocesan Board to their Parish Associations to learn about the many activities happening in the parishes across the Diocese. Photos from this special gathering are on the photo page.
Please join us for our annual events, the Bellringer Auction and Luncheon and the Dress for Less Style Show and Luncheon.
Our 23rd Annual Bellringer Auction Luncheon on March 11, 2017 was a great success. Thank you to all who attended, donated, and were involved behind the scenes. Congratulations to all who won!