Sunday is Easter, the day Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. A full slate of events is set for churches across the region.
Bishop Richard Malone of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo said the message across the Catholic Diocese will be finding meaning and hope through faith. He he hopes that message will inspire the influx of worshipers expected today.
"I think there's something about - and I believe it's more than just a cultural thing," he said. "I believe there's a grace in Christmas and Easter that touches people's hearts, even if they've been away. My message is always, 'We're thrilled to have you here. Why don't you come back next week?' "
Actress Vivica A. Fox will speak during True Bethel Baptist Church's service at 10 a.m. at Kleinhans Music Hall.