The Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities will present "Always in My Heart," a one-woman play celebrating the life of Mother Marianne Cope, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in St. Peter and Paul Church, 5480 Main St., Williamsville.
Cope, who is scheduled to be elevated to sainthood at the Vatican on Oct. 21, served as a teacher and administrator with the Sisters of St. Francis in Syracuse, where she was instrumental in opening two Catholic hospitals. Her congregation is active in the Diocese of Buffalo and has a convent in Williamsville.
The play was written by Joan Albarella and will be performed by Jackie Albarella.
St. Anne's Day
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 8791 South Main St., Eden, will host its 50th annual St. Anne's Day devotions at 4 p.m. Sunday. The services include Mass celebrated by the Rev. Walter P. Grabowski, anointing of the sick, a candlelight procession and veneration of a holy relic of Saint Anne DeBeaupre of Canada.
Bishop Richard J. Malone will be principal celebrant and homilist at the annual Red Mass in St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St. at 12:05 p.m. Thursday.
New York State Supreme Court Justice Hon. John M. Curran will give remarks at the close of the Mass on behalf of the judiciary.
Area lawyers, judges and public officials of all faiths are encouraged to attend with members of their staffs and the entire community. As in past years, judges and elected officials are invited to participate in the procession which begins at the Lady Chapel. Judges and justices are invited to wear their judicial robes.
A retirement Mass will be held at 10 a.m. next Saturday for Bishop Thaddeus J. Peplowski in Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral, 6298 Broadway, Lancaster.
Peplowski recently retired after 22 years as bishop of the Buffalo-Pittsburgh Diocese of the Polish National Catholic Church. A reception will be held later in the day in Hearthstone Manor in Depew.