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South Buffalo's hidden Celtic treasure at Holy Family
Mon, Jul 15th 2019 01:00 pm
Believe it or not, Our Lady of Charity Parish's Holy Family worship site has a Celtic art treasure hidden beneath four coats of paint.
St. Greg's unveils major renovations to church interior
Fri, Jul 12th 2019 10:00 am
St. Gregory the Great Parish experienced a bit of an Easter miracle with a major renovation project being completed four days early, just in time for Palm Sunday Mass.
St. John the Baptist, Alden, a parish unlike any other
Fri, Jun 21st 2019 02:45 pm
St. John the Baptist Parish and School may not be a place that you have heard much about. It is not as large or noteworthy as some of the other parishes in the diocese. They are not known for having elaborate murals, ornate stained glass windows, or award-winning concerts, but this is a parish unlike any other.
St. Philip relic venerated in Cheektowaga parish
Thu, Jun 13th 2019 11:00 am
On May 3, St. Philip the Apostle Church was able to celebrate the feast day of its patron with the saint himself. The Cheektowaga parish presented a first-class relic of St. Philip. Rows of people lined up to venerate the small chip of bone over the weekend.
Come celebrate Pentecost with the Sisters of St. Mary at a multi-cultural festival and 200th anniversary
Mon, May 6th 2019 03:00 pm
How do you celebrate 200 years of God's fidelity, of faith, of following the Gospel, of outreach to the poor, of seeking change through gentleness, of mission, and of devotion to discovering the mystery of the Incarnation?
Buffalo parishes to host Year of Healing Mass and Holy Hours
Wed, May 1st 2019 11:00 am
As part of the diocesan-wide Year of Prayer and Healing initiative, the parishes of the Southeast Vicariate of Buffalo will host a number of Holy Hours beginning the month of May, highlighted with a Vicariate Mass of Reparation and Healing at St. Stanislaus Church on May 30, the Ascension of the Lord.
St. Teresa's in South Buffalo has extra colorful Easter season
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 02:35 pm
Eggs weren't the only things St. Teresa's parishioners had to color this Easter. The Buffalo parish has produced coloring books, with drawings of the 122-year-old church and its artwork, as a gift to its parishioners.
Father Quinlivan uses Stations of the Cross to address suffering Church
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 11:00 am
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish put a modern spin on an old tradition.
New Pastor to Head Our Lady of Victory
Tue, Apr 9th 2019 12:30 pm
Rev. Msgr. David LiPuma will be the new Pastor of Our Lady of Victory Basilica and President of Our Lady of Victory (OLV) Institutions beginning June 1, 2019.
Priest finds no room at the inn for Nativity scenes
Sat, Mar 30th 2019 11:00 am
Father Roy Herberger, who has collected Nativity sets for more than 30 years, is now looking for a permanent home for the 600 or so sets in his possession. This is the same collection that had been displayed at Buffalo's SS. Columba-Brigid Parish during Christmas.
Nursing homes, shut-ins and the sick seek Communion
Thu, Mar 28th 2019 01:00 pm
Through life's journey, all people in time will reach the end of the road in one state or another. In many cultures the elders of the community are treasured, protected and well cared for by family, friends and colleagues.
Corpus Christi asks public to help them Save a Saint
Tue, Mar 19th 2019 12:00 pm
While rummaging through the basement of Corpus Christi Church, Father Michal Czyzewski, OSPPE, pastor, found a rolled up canvas under some trophies. Unrolling it, he discovered a painting of St. Joseph and a mystery from the past.
ChristLife program at SS. Peter & Paul Church in Hamburg
Wed, Mar 13th 2019 03:00 pm
Join SS. Peter & Paul Parish as they bring national brand "ChristLife" to Hamburg for a parish-wide Lenten opportunity to personally encounter Jesus in your life through ChristLife.
Kanty's Kitchen cooks up annual Lenten pierogi
Mon, Mar 11th 2019 04:15 pm
Team Pierogi, a diversified group of committed pierogi artisans, that gather for fellowship, fun and pierogi.
St. Mary's presents inaugural meat raffle
Tue, Mar 5th 2019 03:00 pm
SWORMVILLE - The St. Mary's faith community announces its first meat raffle, organized by the St. Mary School Home School Association. With an event that is popular throughout the area, the meat raffle will feature a variety of meats from Latina Boulevard Foods, raffled off by Mike "The Meat Man" Demmin's team.
Come and See at Our Lady of Charity
Fri, Mar 1st 2019 11:00 am
Our Lady of Charity Parish in South Buffalo is hosting a special time for people to "Come and See ..." how the parish is alive and growing.
Parishes donate $2,000 to Trocaire student food pantry
Tue, Feb 26th 2019 02:00 pm
Two local parishes made a generous gift to Trocaire's food pantry this past December, donating $2,000 to help assist in its mission to alleviate food insecurity among students.
St. John Gualbert Church and Diocesan Shrine Welcomes Father Paul Ladda
Mon, Feb 18th 2019 01:30 pm
CHEEKTOWAGA — In October, St. John Gualbert Parish and Diocesan Shrine welcomed Father Paul Ladda as their new parochial vicar. He took his position just months after his 25th anniversary of priesthood.
Parishes see new form of leadership taking place
Mon, Feb 4th 2019 02:05 pm
In the past 20 years, the number of active priests serving the Diocese of Buffalo has dropped from 312 to 143. To keep parishes alive, deacons, religious sisters and even lay people are being asked to step into the role of head of the parish. In 2013, the diocese launched a pastoral administrator program to train qualified people to handle the temporal needs of a parish. This includes paying bills, fixing roofs and organizing lawn fetes, freeing priests to handle the duties only a priest can.
Black Rock parish and school receive grant from Upon This Rock
Wed, Jan 16th 2019 09:25 am
The Upon This Rock committee presented its first emergency grant to Assumption Parish in, appropriately enough, Black Rock. The $20,000 grant will go to replacing a much-needed furnace used by the century-old church and the adjacent Our Lady of Black Rock School.
Annual Novena for Life begins
Tue, Jan 15th 2019 04:00 pm
The Respect Life Committee of St. John the Baptist Church in Kenmore, will hold their 35th annual Novena for Life beginning on Monday, Jan. 14, and closing on Tuesday, Jan. 22, the 46th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision on abortion.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Mass scheduled for Jan. 20
Thu, Jan 10th 2019 12:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone will celebrate a special Mass for the observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The 10 a.m. Mass will be held on Sunday, Jan. 20, at Blessed Trinity Church, 317 Leroy Ave., Buffalo 14214. Guest homilist will be Father Clarence Williams, CPPS, Ph.D. All are welcome.
Healing Masses offer comfort to those who are suffering illnesses
Tue, Dec 18th 2018 10:05 am
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Harris Hill and St. Stephen Church on Grand Island are two of the parishes that host healing Masses.
Inclusive Christmas Mass offered at St. Bernadette Parish
Mon, Dec 17th 2018 03:00 pm
ORCHARD PARK — On Dec. 26, St. Bernadette Parish is hosting an Inclusive Christmas Mass from 7-7:30 p.m. This Mass is designed for families with children and adults who have special needs. These families are living examples of Christ's love and his nearness to the most vulnerable among us. The Open Doors Committee, who advocates for parishioners with disabilities planned the celebration.
St. Joseph Cathedral Christmas schedule
Thu, Dec 13th 2018 04:00 pm
St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo, has scheduled a number of celebrations during the Advent and Christmas seasons.
Blood drives coming to area parishes
Fri, Nov 16th 2018 12:00 pm
The following Catholic institutions and organizations will hold blood drives in the next few weeks. Dates and times are subject to change.
African flavor and 21st century saints make up annual bazaar
Wed, Nov 14th 2018 03:00 pm
A little bit of Africa came to Buffalo when the Office of Cultural Diversity held its annual African bazaar. The event, Held at Our Lady of hope Parish in Buffalo, raised money to help Vive La Casa Refugee Center in Buffalo.
Tom Fontana to appear at St. Michael Church
Wed, Nov 7th 2018 03:00 pm
Buffalo native Tom Fontana, who has written and produced such groundbreaking television series as "St. Elsewhere," "Homicide: Life on the Street," and "Oz," will take part in the Downtown Jesuits Distinguished Speaker Series Saturday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. at St. Michael Church, 651 Washington St., in downtown Buffalo.
St. Mary Parish, Canaseraga, helps orphans in Ghana
Thu, Oct 25th 2018 12:00 pm
St. Mary Parish in Canaseraga wants to give everyone in the diocese a big thank you for helping the orphaned and abandoned children in Ghana. The Allegany County parish has successfully bought a van for Sister Stan Terese Mumuni's Nazareth Home for God's Children with the many generous donations from the community.
St. John Kanty lyceum reminder of East Side's life
Mon, Oct 22nd 2018 10:00 am
Walking into the lyceum of St. John Kanty Parish is like walking into a bygone era. The tiles on the wall look like something out of Gatsby. The wooden pocket doors, the ambient lighting, the bar neatly tucked backstage that once sold beer for 35 cents brings smiles to those who remember and awe to those too young to know.
A path to hope leads to a day of reparation and healing
Wed, Oct 17th 2018 03:00 pm
Nearly 600 people of faith attended a Day of Reparation & Healing; a Path to Hope at St. Leo the Great Parish on Friday, Sept. 7. This collaborative effort initiated by the parish with the North Eastern Vicariate was a spiritual response to the current sex abuse scandal in the Diocese of Buffalo and in the Church. Fourteen priests were present throughout the day either as confessors or concelebrating Mass with St. Leo the Great's pastor, Msgr. Robert E. Zapfel, STD, as celebrant and homilist. "The day was designed to reach out and touch many in need of comfort and healing during these emotionally difficult days," said Msgr. Zapfel.
St. John Gualbert debuts Mass series honoring saints
Tue, Oct 16th 2018 10:00 am
CHEEKTOWAGA — St. John Gualbert Church and Diocesan Shrine is debuting a Mass series, honoring the saints whose relics are amongst the 1,100 housed in the shrine. The series kicks off at 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at St. John Gualbert in Cheektowaga.
St. John XXIII Parish mystery trip worth a laugh
Fri, Oct 5th 2018 12:00 pm
Travelers from St. John XXIII Parish eagerly awaited and planned for their first ever Mystery Trip. The day they all anticipated finally arrived on Thursday, Aug. 9 as 55 brave parishioners boarded a luxury coach at the parish to an unknown destination. Father John Stanton, pastor of St. John XXIII Parish, planned a special day to a secret destination. He wanted to build community, enjoy time together, and celebrate summer in the parish.
Holley parish spreads the faith
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 12:00 pm
On a warm summer night, after Mass celebrating the Feast of the Assumption, the congregation at St. Mary Parish in Holley all got up to take a walk. The 100-plus line of people processed from the Main Street church down Wright Street and the public square carrying a statue of Mother Mary and singing "Ave Maria."
Teens serve and sacrifice in Appalachia
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 12:00 pm
EAST AURORA — Young people from Immaculate Conception Parish spent a week of their summer, July 15-20, serving others in the Appalachia area of Pennsylvania. This was the Immaculate Conception Youth's third Mission Trip with Young People Who Care in Frenchville, Pa. Each day the teens picked blueberries at YPWC's blueberry patch and then went to various work sites. Roofing, yard work, painting, pouring concrete and various building projects were among the tasks they completed for residents in the area. The blueberries are sold to raise funds for YPWC.
Maronite parish to host benefit for Lebanon orphanage
Wed, Oct 3rd 2018 04:00 pm
St. John Maron Parish in Williamsville will hold a "Taste of Lebanon" to support an orphanage in the Middle East. This has become an annual event for a group of parishioners who formed SAVE ONE.
Young adult choir aims to bring God to everyone
Wed, Oct 3rd 2018 11:00 am
"Cantate Omnes," it's a Latin phrase meaning "let us all sing." That's the motivating factor behind the formation of a new young adult choir based at St. Benedict's Parish in Eggertsville. It's for everyone.
Respect Life Mass scheduled for Saturday
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 12:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone will be the main celebrant and homilist at the annual Respect Life Mass on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 4 p.m. at St. Louis Church, 780 Main St., Buffalo. During the Mass, the bishop will commission the parish respect life coordinators.
Bishop holds Holy Hour of Reparation and Healing for abuse victims
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 10:00 am
In the wake of the priest abuse scandal that has shaken the Diocese of Buffalo, Bishop Richard J. Malone held a Holy Hour of Reparation and Healing "to apologize deeply and sincerely to all who have been victimized by clergy or other Church ministers." The Sept. 30 gathering took place at 3 p.m., Mercy Hour, at St. Joseph Cathedral.
Lockport church endures sticky situation after bees move in
Thu, Sep 27th 2018 03:00 pm
All of God's creation should be cared for and protected, even bees. So how do you protect a hive when it has become a problem and is in danger of damaging a church?