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Sister Dorothy M. Smith, OSF, 1934-2020
Tue, Sep 22nd 2020 10:00 am
Sister Dorothy M. Smith, a refugee coordinator and educator, died Sept. 7, 2020, in St. Mary of the Angels Regional House, Williamsville.
Diocese welcomes dozen men ordained for diaconal and priestly ministry
Mon, Sep 21st 2020 11:00 am
In a grand ordination, the Diocese of Buffalo welcomed two new priests and 10 new deacons who promised to serve the people of the Catholic Church with humble charity
Tonawanda native changes dream for priesthood
Fri, Sep 18th 2020 03:00 pm
For Christopher Emminger, the road to priesthood wasn't as long and winding as it is for some people, but it did take him to new places. Before entering the seminary, the 31-year- old was content to stick around his Tonawanda home.
"Road to Renewal" Initiative Launched
Thu, Sep 17th 2020 11:00 pm
In what aims to be a broad-based initiative to redefine the relevance and impact of Catholic faith in Western New York, the Diocese of Buffalo has launched its "Road to Renewal" initiative to reinvigorate Catholic faith, more fully optimize parish and diocesan resources, and, importantly, increase the reach and impact of Catholic ministries.
Peacemaking needs interdisciplinary skill in light of Gospel, pope says
Tue, Sep 15th 2020 10:00 am
VATICAN CITY -- With so much conflict, violence and war, the world needs people who are specially prepared to bring Gospel values to social, political and economic situations, Pope Francis said.
Bishop Scharfenberger to ordain two to the priesthood and 10 to the diaconate.
Fri, Sep 11th 2020 04:05 pm
St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St. in downtown Buffalo, will be the setting for the ordination
After discovering Catholic faith, Deacon Achidi plans to serve it
Tue, Sep 8th 2020 12:00 pm
Deacon Denning Achidi has wanted to be a part of the long and rich history of the Catholic Church, ever since he realized the depth of the faith at age 12.
Catholic school reveal plan to reopen for Fall
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 03:00 pm
People have been wondering if "Back to School" in 2020 means going back or even going to school. Due to COVID-19 the state of public and private schools has been in question since last March when a pandemic forced students to stay home and learn via digital platforms such as Zoom and Google Classroom.
Pandemic hobby: Washington man designs Lego basilica replica
Fri, Sep 4th 2020 03:00 pm
For John Davisson, the past few months of the pandemic in Washington gave him more time to return to a hobby that began during his childhood: making Lego designs.
Little Portion Friary opens its doors again
Thu, Sep 3rd 2020 01:30 pm
For the past 38 years Little Portion Friary, located at 1305 Main Street, has had a mission to journey with the homeless
COVID can't stop confirmations
Tue, Sep 1st 2020 04:00 pm
Just like St. Therese of Lisieux, who defied her illness to practice her faith, the Diocese of Buffalo is finding a way to break free of COVID-19 restraints to carry out
Hilbert launches shuttle service
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 09:00 am
Hilbert Announces Plans to Launch Buffalo Shuttle Service
Niagara University junior receives club management scholarship
Mon, Aug 31st 2020 09:00 am
Gabriella Ortiz, a junior hospitality and tourism/business finance major from Youngstown, N.Y., was one of only 10 students nationwide recognized for her commitment to the club management industry with the coveted Joe Perdue Scholarship.
St. Mary of the Assumption will continue to off er livestreamed Masses and programs permanently
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 02:00 pm
St. Mary of the Assumption Parish has been livestreaming daily and weekend Masses throughout the COVID-19 pandemic
New parish leaders named in Getzville, Williamsville
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 02:00 pm
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has announced the following appointments for the Diocese of Buffalo.
Family continues 108 years tradition at Holy Angels
Fri, Aug 28th 2020 02:00 pm
This past Fourth of July marked the end of century-long tradition for the Maher family.
Dominican Sisters relocate to Ohio
Thu, Aug 27th 2020 01:30 pm
Decades of quiet prayer in East Buffalo, out of public view, have come to an end with the decision by the Dominican Nuns of the Perpetual Rosary to relocate to Sts. Peter and Paul Retreat Center in Newark, Ohio, in the Diocese of Columbus.
Bowmansville parish soldiers on while administrator is in Poland
Mon, Aug 24th 2020 01:00 pm
The storm of COVID-19 has tossed a small Bowmansville, leaving its administrator stranded in Poland after a three-week tour.
Forty years of service: Deacon Ronald Walker
Fri, Aug 21st 2020 02:00 pm
In 1993, a new house of worship was completed on Buffalo's East Side.
Catholic Health and local physicians form company to jointly manage orthopedic services
Thu, Aug 20th 2020 10:00 am
Catholic Health has entered a new partnership with nearly twenty local orthopedic surgeons to establish the Catholic Health Orthopedic Management Company (CHOMC), a clinical management model designed to standardize best practices, processes and procedures across the healthcare system.
Denver archbishop praying for conversion after St. Jude statue beheaded
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 04:00 pm
After the statue of a saint was beheaded outside a Denver parish, the city's archbishop said he's praying for the conversion of those who have attacked churches and religious statues across the country in recent months.
Church role in a free society
Fri, Aug 14th 2020 01:00 pm
If you follow my thoughts regularly, you will have noticed that I rarely mention the names of partisan political figures.
Msgr. Kevin T. O'Neill 1935-2020
Thu, Aug 13th 2020 11:00 am
Msgr. Kevin T. O'Neill, longtime pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in East Aurora, died Aug. 11, 2020.
Sister M. Angelica Bielski, CSSF 1935-2020
Wed, Aug 12th 2020 10:10 am
Sister Mary Angelica Bielski, a Felician Sister for 67 years, who served the diocese of Buffalo in many ministries, died in Blessed Mary Angela Convent Cheektowaga on Aug. 9, 2020.
Joan D. Thomas Appointed Interim Catholic School Superintendent
Mon, Aug 10th 2020 10:00 am
The Diocese of Buffalo has appointed Joan D. Thomas as Interim School Superintendent, an education professional with nearly five decades of experience as an educator, principal and interim superintendent and superintendent for two school districts
Bishop Kmiec's legacy: 'Charity and Service'
Fri, Aug 7th 2020 03:00 pm
When Bishop Edward U. Kmiec was introduced as the 13th bishop of Buffalo in August 2004, he said he came to Buffalo "to serve God, this local Church and especially to serve all of you, in the very spirit of our Lord who said, 'I have come not to be served, but to serve. Do likewise.'"
St. Bernadette's shines light on coronavirus
Wed, Aug 5th 2020 04:00 pm
With churches opening up for Mass, many parishes are assigning crews to wipe down pews and door handles between Masses to fight the coronavirus.
Benedict XVI unwell since visit to Germany
Mon, Aug 3rd 2020 10:55 am
Pope emeritus Benedict XVI is sick with a bacterial infection and "very frail," according to a German newspaper report.
St. Mark Church Welcomes a New Addition to its Parish Grounds
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 03:05 pm
St. Mark Church is proud to welcome a new addition to its parish grounds; a bronze statue of the apostle St. Mark.
Msgr. Michael J. Yunk 1931-2020
Fri, Jul 31st 2020 02:00 pm
Msgr. Michael J. Yunk, a longtime Army chaplain, died July 30, 2020. He was 89 years old.
Day of Recollection of Lay Fraternity of St. Dominic
Thu, Jul 30th 2020 10:00 am
Corpus Christi Church in Buffalo hosted the Lay Fraternity of St. Dominic of the Providence of St. Joseph, located in the Buffalo Diocese, for a Day of Recollection on Saturday, July 25.
Diocese mourns Bishop Kmiec during special Mass
Mon, Jul 20th 2020 10:00 am
Bishop Edward U. Kmiec laid in state as friends and family members took part in a diocesan Mass on July 16 in memory of the 13th bishop of Buffalo, who passed away July 11, after a short illness.
Bishop Kmiec's friends gather for rite of reception
Thu, Jul 16th 2020 05:00 pm
Friends, family and faithful of the diocese met at St. Joseph Cathedral to pay respects for Bishop Edward U. Kmiec, a man known for his warmth, his smile and his leadership of the Diocese of Buffalo.