Bishop installation: The Rev. John E. Mack will be installed as bishop ordinary of the Buffalo-Pittsburgh Diocese of the Polish National Catholic Church at a special Mass at 10 a.m. today in Holy Mother of the Rosary Cathedral, 6298 Broadway, Lancaster. Mack succeeds longtime Bishop Thaddeus Peplowski, who reached mandatory retirement age last November.
A Michigan native, Mack entered the priesthood in 1985 and served as pastor of parishes in Ware, Mass.; Carnegie, Pa.; and Washington, Pa. He served as auxiliary bishop of the Buffalo-Pittsburgh Diocese from 2006 to 2011 and as bishop ordinary of the Central Diocese in 2010.
Church turns 150: Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 630 Main St., near Union Road, West Seneca, will kick off its 150th anniversary Sunday. The 10 a.m. worship service will feature guest music performances. An open house will follow, and include the opening of a time capsule from more than 50 years ago.
The anniversary celebration continues into 2013 with more events. For details, contact the church at 674-4566 or click on
Gospel revival: Miracle Missions Full Gospel Church, 406 Sycamore St., will host a fall revival Tuesday through Thursday, featuring guest speaker the Rev. T. Anthony Bronner, senior pastor of Elim Christian Fellowship. The revival, with the theme “Great Expectations,” will kick off at 6 p.m. Tuesday with Bible study, followed by worship, and continue the other nights at 7 p.m.
Moving the Torah: Congregation Brith Hadoshah Messianic Synagogue will celebrate its new location Sunday with a Torah procession. Members of the synagogue will gather at 3 p.m. at its previous location, 2608 Elmwood Ave., Town of Tonawanda, and proceed to the new location at 50 Alberta Drive, Amherst, in the former Temple Sinai. A celebration of the eighth and final day of Sukkot will follow the procession.
Congregation Brith Hadoshah is a Messianic synagogue founded in 1982 and officially incorporated in 1987.
Mass for the ailing: St. Louis Catholic Church, 780 Main St., will celebrate an anointing Mass for the sick, in memory of Monsignor Robert A. Mack, at 11 a.m. Oct. 14.
After Mack’s death last December, a tape recording surfaced of a Healing Mission that he had given at St. Amelia Church in 2008. The original recordings have been expanded upon and a special compact disc will be available after the anointing Mass. All are welcome to attend.