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Collection To Support Relief Efforts In Japan

This Sunday (April 3), the Office of Campus Ministry will join with parishes in the Buffalo Diocese to take up a collection at our masses to help respond to the needs of the people affected by the devastation and destruction of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  Donations will be directed to the people of Japan through Catholic Relief Services.  Donations to this collection can also be dropped off at the Office of Campus Ministry in Old Main.

Submitted by:  Rev. John Bucki, S.J., director, campus ministry

Baseball To Host Marist This Weekend

Brian Burton

Two of the top baseball teams in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will clash at the Demske Sports Complex this weekend as the Golden Griffins play host to the Red Foxes of Marist.

Saturday’s (April 2) doubleheader is slated to commence at Noon, while Sunday’s (April 3) single game will begin at 2 p.m.  Check out over the weekend for any weather related changes and to get real time information via live stats.

Canisius has won five straight and six of its last seven to improve to 11-14 overall and 3-0 in conference play.  Marist is 2-1 in the league and 17-5 on the season.  Both teams have posted impressive wins on the season with Canisius owning victories over Creighton, Maryland and West Virginia, while the Red Foxes have toppled Richmond, George Washington, UNC Wilmington and West Virginia.

Submitted by:  John Maddock, associate athletic director – external affairs, athletics

Chorale To Visit Blessed John XXIII Church

The Canisius College Chorale, under the direction of Frank Scinta, will continue its 2010-2011 Sacred Spaces Concert Series with a performance on Monday (April 4) at 7:30 p.m. in Blessed John XXIII Church, 1 Arcade Street (at Harlem Rd.), West Seneca.

The program is free and open to the public. It will feature works of Mendelssohn, Lotti, Lauridsen, Bernstein, Dawson and others.

“Sacred Spaces” stems from an idea the choir proposed six years ago to feature its music in some of Western New York’s most beautiful and acoustically resonant environments – namely, the sanctuaries of our area’s churches.  As a result, the choir has visited nearly thirty houses of worship with its repertoire of sacred and secular music spanning five centuries.

Submitted by:  Frank Scinta, adjunct professor, fine arts

Fellowship Of Reconciliation Director On Campus

Mark C. Johnson, the executive director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation / USA will be on campus for two events that are open to the campus community.

On Monday (April 4) from 2:30 – 4 p.m. in Old Main Room 311, Johnson will lead a discussion about faith, peace, and military involvement with Lieutenant Colonel Paul Baker, professor of military science.  On Tuesday (April 5) from noon – 1 p.m., he will be available to meet with members of the campus community over lunch in the Library Conference Room – lunch is provided.  Please Email Jonathan Lawrence ( by 9 a.m. Monday to RSVP.  Thanks to Sister Patricia Brady and Justice in Action for helping to provide lunch.

Johnson will also speak off-campus at Network of Religious Communities, 1272 Delaware Avenue in Buffalo on Monday (April 4) at 7:30 p.m.  He will lead a presentation and discussion on “From Fear to Friendship: Laying the American Mosaic with the Muslim Community.”  The presentation will touch/center on experiences, methods and approaches for religious communities struggling with “Islamophobia.”  For more information, click here.

Submitted by:  Jonathan Lawrence, PhD, associate professor, religious studies & theology