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Local Descendants Tell Story of Connection to Katyn Massacre

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A crowd of over 100 people viewed the Oscar-nominated film "Katyn" at the Central Library in downtown Buffalo this Sunday.

The screening of the film coincided with the closing of the traveling exhibit entitled "Katyn. Massacre. Politics. Morality" on view at the library through Monday morning, Oct. 18. 

The exhibit contains a panel of U.S. born victims of the massacre, in which over 20,000 Polish officers and other leaders were murdered by the Soviets in 1940. Two of the massacre victims were Buffalo natives, Reserve Lt. Henryk Franciszek Adamski and Sgt. Major Wincenty Blaszak. A copy of Adamski's baptismal certificate next to his photo lists him as living at 919 Clinton St. in Buffalo and having been baptized at St. Peter and Paul Church.

Meet Western New York's Newest Catholic Priests

St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo was filled to capacity on Oct. 9 for the ordinations of Father David Richards and Father Thomas Roman.

Bishop Edward U. Kmiec, bishop of Buffalo, presided at the Mass.  Dozens of priests were also present.  The bishop quoted from Pope Benedict XVI's "The Hands of a Priest." 

Dr. Jerrold Lerman Reviews and Provides Commentary for Article Published in The Lancet

Jerrold Lerman, MD, FRCPC, Attending Anesthesiologist at Women & Children’s Hospital, was a reviewer and requested to provide a commentary for an article recently published in The Lancet, entitled, “Risk Assessment Questionnaire Identifies Likelihood of Anesthetic Complications in Children Prior to Surgery.”

The Lancet is the world's leading general medical journal and specialty journals in Oncology, Neurology and Infectious Diseases.

As one of four reviewers for this article, Dr. Lerman was then requested to provide an objective comment on the clinical relevance of this study and implications for children under anesthesia.

Pediatric Surgery Recruits Two Physicians

The Division of Pediatric Surgery at Women & Children’s Hospital and the University at Buffalo are pleased to announce the appointments of Kathryn D. Bass, MD, FACS, FAAP, and Doruk E. Ozgediz, MD, MSc.

Recruitment Event for Software Quality Assurance Professionals

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- If you have software testing experience, don’t miss out on the chance to meet with the hiring managers from our Quality Assurance team. We are currently hiring for multiple positions:

- Manager, Quality Assurance and Test

- Software Quality Assurance Testers

- Software Quality Assurance Leads

- Senior Test Automation Engineers

BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York is located at 257 West Genesee St. in Buffalo. Free parking is available in our visitor’s lot. The recruitment event is Thursday, October 14, 3–7 p.m. We offer alternative work solutions, comprehensive benefits, competitive compensation, a state-of-the-art health and fitness center and more.

For information on these and other career opportunities, visit our website.

Two Men to be Ordained to the Priesthood this Saturday

Two men will receive the sacrament of holy orders when Bishop Edward U. Kmiec ordains them to the priesthood Saturday morning.

Rev. Mr. David Richards and Rev. Mr. Thomas Roman, who were ordained transitional deacons in February, will be surrounded by family, friends and brother priests at the special 10 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo.

Deacon Richards, the son of Margaret Mary and the late Daniel Richards, didn’t start out with an intention to become a priest. He attended Canisius College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. He worked in sales and was even engaged before he turned his world 180 degrees by quitting his job, calling off his engagement and moving back to Buffalo from California.

Fall is in the Air at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market

Apples, pumpkins ... fall is definitely in the air at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market! And, come out this Saturday, October 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for wine-tasting courtesy of Niagara Landing Wine Cellar. Buffalo Carshare will be there too to explain their unique service.

Please note that guests are subject to change. For a complete list of events and vendors, visit www.elmwoodmarket.org. Frequent updates are also available by becoming a fan of the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market page on Facebook.

The Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market ... always fresh, always seasonal, always local!