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St. Joseph Cathedral undergoes changing of the guard
Wed, Aug 16th 2017 03:00 pm
St. Joseph Cathedral, the central church for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, has undergone a changing of the guard. Father Charles E. Slisz has come out of retirement to take over the role of cathedral rector from Father Peter Drilling, who has served in that position since 2014. Father Drilling will continue his long career teaching at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora.
Diocese welcomes three new priests; bishop assigns two vets
Tue, Aug 15th 2017 09:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone has announced new clergy assignments at several parishes in the Diocese of Buffalo. The appointments include welcoming three priests to the diocese.
Bands, food and giveaways to be highlighted at annual Church of the Annunciation picnic
Mon, Aug 14th 2017 09:00 am
A weekend filled with live music, classic cars, numerous raffles and delicious food offerings will highlight the 80th annual summer picnic at the Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma. The event kicks off on Friday, Aug. 18, and concludes with a grand drawing the evening of Sunday, Aug. 20.
Our Lady of Victory Basilica celebrates Father Baker Day
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 03:00 pm
In honor of the 81st anniversary of Venerable Nelson H. Baker's death, Our Lady of Victory National Shrine and Basilica continued its longstanding tradition of honoring the beloved Buffalo icon on July 30. A congregation, including clergy, religious, lay faithful and "Baker Boys," men who lived at Father Baker's orphanage as young boys, listened as Msgr. Paul J.E. Burkard, rector of the basilica, urged all Catholic faithful to use Father Baker's life of service as an ideal role model for modern day sainthood.
Holy Cross Parish 5K Mass Run
Mon, Jul 31st 2017 03:00 pm
The Holy Cross Parish Council is pleased to announce its first Holy Cross 5K Mass Run and one-mile walk on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 7:45 a.m.
Bishop Malone to celebrate outdoor Mass in West Seneca
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 08:00 am
Hundreds of people are expected to join Bishop Richard J. Malone on Sunday, Aug. 6, Transfiguration Sunday, at 10 a.m. for a special outdoor Mass at St. John XXIII Parish, 1 Arcade St. (corner of Harlem Road), West Seneca. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs. This will be the only Mass at the parish on Sunday, Aug. 6.
Outdoor Mass draws young adults
Mon, Jul 24th 2017 02:00 pm
Gathered under shelter 16 at Ellicott Creek Park, about 30 young adults celebrated Mass on a warm summer's day. Members of [re], Frassati WNY and a few strays came to worship in an environment different from the four walls and stained glass of their churches. St. Benedict Parish in Eggertsville hosted the event. Pastor Father Robert Mock celebrated the July 22 Mass.
St. Joseph University engages in outreach to millennials
Wed, Jul 19th 2017 09:00 am
Although they have long histories, many Catholic parishes in the United States has become plagued by an issue many pastors have noticed, one that could lead to a shorter history than they would like. With many millennials, or young adults born during an ill-defined time period that usually includes the 1980s to late 1990s, not attending Church or participating in religion in general, parishes have been put in a bind.
Father Burzynski installed as St. John Kanty administrator
Mon, Jul 17th 2017 03:00 pm
St. John Kanty Parish celebrated a new beginning as it prepares to commemorate the past. Bishop Richard J. Malone installed Father Michael H. Burzynski as administrator of the Buffalo church, which will hold its 125th anniversary later this year.
St. John Vianney Church announces details for 25th annual lawn fete
Mon, Jul 17th 2017 08:55 am
ORCHARD PARK — A 5K race, food truck rally, classic car show and entertainment by Hit n Run and Eric Van Houten are among the highlights of the 25th annual St. John Vianney Lawn Fete, taking place July 20-23.
Composer premieres new musical work
Fri, Jul 14th 2017 02:00 pm
A Mass in honor of divine mercy and Hymn to St. Michael the Archangel, composed by David Butler, were premiered at the noon Mass on Pentecost Sunday at St. Michael Church in Buffalo. Butler, a well known Western New York musician and teacher, arranged and conducted the scores of his original works for voice, strings, piano and congregation. He was assisted by Jim McNeill, Colleen Mazella and the Burnett String Ensemble. Father Benjamin Fiore, SJ, pastor, presided and preached at the Mass.
Baloney bonds teens and parishioners at St. Bernadette's
Mon, Jul 10th 2017 02:00 pm
The parishioners of St. Bernadette's have put their money where their mouths are. To support the Orchard Park parish's youth ministry, parishioners bought $1,300 worth of the luncheon meat at the May 20 Baloneyfest. The fundraising idea came from Father Paul Seil, pastor and friend of the Wardynski family of Wardynski Meats fame, who donated 16 logs of baloney to the parish.
Red Cross seeks donations from Western New York
Sat, Jul 8th 2017 08:00 am
The need for blood doesn't end with a particular season. By contributing to the community blood supply donors can show their commitment to a better quality of life. While one unit may not seem important at this moment, it could mean the difference between life and death to the patient who needs a particular blood type.
All eyes on the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels
Mon, Jun 26th 2017 10:00 am
OLEAN — Three months after the announcement from the Vatican that Pope Francis has bestowed the title of minor basilica on St. Mary of the Angels Church, the parish is preparing for its inaugural Mass to celebrate that recognition on Thursday, June 29.
Bishop Malone to bless renovations at St. Mark's in Buffalo
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 03:55 pm
As a conclusion to the large-scale renovations that took place at St. Mark Parish in North Buffalo over the winter, the parish will welcome the nearing of summer with a formal dedication to the updated church's interior.
St. Margaret's celebrates 100 years of faith in style
Fri, Jun 9th 2017 03:00 pm
There was a time when women were expected to wear hats or "chapel veils" in church, and Kate Mazzarini, for one, is glad that became optional in 1962.
A 'Day of Joy' for four new priests
Sat, Jun 3rd 2017 02:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone welcomed a crowd of nearly one thousand at St. Joseph Cathedral Saturday morning by noting that he rarely sees so many smiles in church as on the day of an ordination. On this day, he placed his hands upon the heads for men as he said the ordination prayer making them priests of Jesus Christ forever.
Lackawanna parish celebrates 100 years
Mon, May 22nd 2017 03:00 pm
In the shadow of the majestic Our Lady of Victory Basilica resides St. Anthony Church in Lackawanna, a small parish that has ministered to a diverse neighborhood for generations. St. Anthony Parish celebrated their 100th anniversary with a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Richard J. Malone on May 21.
WNYCatholic Weekly Podcast May 14
Sat, May 13th 2017 07:00 am
As Upon This Rock moves into its public phase we get another update from Rick Suchan, Executive Director of the Foundation for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.
Holy Angels Parish will celebrate longtime organist
Tue, May 9th 2017 08:00 am
Holy Angels Parish in Buffalo will throw a party to celebrate a lifetime of service. Bob Chambers, its longtime organist, will be honored with a special Mass and reception May 13. The 4 p.m. Mass at the church will be followed by a reception at D'Youville College in Buffalo.
Buffalo Mass Mob heads to Coronation May 7
Tue, May 2nd 2017 02:00 pm
Buffalo Mass Mob XXI will take place on Sunday, May 7, at Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church on the city's West Side starting at 9 a.m.
A guide to local Fatima anniversary celebrations
Tue, May 2nd 2017 09:00 am
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Fatima appearance, several local parishes will host special celebrations throughout the year beginning this month.
2017 events scheduled for Our Lady of Fatima anniversary
Tue, May 2nd 2017 08:55 am
YOUNGSTOWN — One hundred years ago, on Oct. 13, 1917, an estimated 70,000 pilgrims travelled to the Cova da Iria, of Fatima, Portugal, to witness the miracle promised by the Blessed Mother. Our Lady appeared six times to three shepherd children, on the 13th of each month from May to October of 1917, each time exhorting them to "Pray, pray, pray."
Blessed Sacrament hosts Camerata concert
Fri, Apr 28th 2017 02:00 pm
Father Paul Bossi, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church, will host the Camerata di Sant'Antonio Chamber Orchestra during a special concert May 17 at the Buffalo church.
Sacred Heart Parish celebrates 100th Fatima anniversary
Tue, Apr 25th 2017 08:00 am
BOWMANSVILLE — Sacred Heart Parish will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Our Lady's appearance to three shepherd children, Lúcia Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto, in Fatima, Portugal, as she pleaded with them to pray for peace and "poor souls who have no one to pray for them."
Remembering Holy Week 2017
Mon, Apr 17th 2017 09:00 am
Holy Week at St. Joseph Cathedral is one of the busiest times of the year, with several Masses and liturgies marking the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Here are some of our favorite images of the week in a new photo gallery.
Catholics find the light at Easter Vigil
Sat, Apr 15th 2017 11:00 pm
The path to the Resurrection was illuminated at St. Joseph Cathedral, as Bishop Richard J. Malone celebrated the Easter Vigil Saturday night.
Adoption Mass to be held at Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Wed, Apr 12th 2017 01:00 pm
The diocesan Office of Pro-Life Activities and Baker Victory Services are sponsoring a Mass for all those who have been touched by adoption -- birthparents, adoptees, adoptive parents, grandparents and other relatives.
Bicyclists will take a 'Holy Roll' through seven churches on Holy Thursday
Wed, Apr 12th 2017 11:00 am
During the warm months, you may have seen a group riding their bikes around Buffalo on a slow roll, checking out the scenic city. On Holy Thursday, some of these people will take a "Holy Roll" through the seven Catholic churches of Buffalo's Polonia and Kaisertown districts.
United in Christ Our Hope
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 08:00 am
FRENCH CREEK — Christ Our Hope Parish in French Creek and Sherman held a parish celebration, entitled "United In Christ Our Hope," in February. The brainchild of Father Mark Itua worked to help further unify St. Matthias parishioners in French Creek and St. Isaac Jogues parishioners in Sherman. The two parishes merged in 2008 and worked well together, but Father Itua decided a unity weekend would improve the long-term life of the parish.
Holy Week at St. Joseph Cathedral
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 02:00 pm
The following liturgies are scheduled for Holy Week at St. Joseph Cathedral.
Lake View parish to co-sponsor panel on addiction
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 12:00 pm
LAKE VIEW — How do most people see addicts? Do they see them as lazy, unkept, dirty, homeless or jobless? Perhaps some addicts are these things, but that is not the truth of the matter. The truth is that they are all someone's sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, siblings, spouses, grandparents, friends, family members, coworkers and neighbors. Addiction affects people of all walks of life.
Bringing the faithful flock together, one mile at a time
Tue, Mar 28th 2017 02:50 pm
In its next commercial for the Ford Escape, Ford Motor Corporation might want to consider making Father Dennis Mancuso the spokesman for the small sport utility vehicle. It's the vehicle he uses to cover 400 square miles of Allegany County on a regular basis.
Children's Choir Festival to be held in Williamsville
Tue, Mar 21st 2017 10:00 am
"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything," Plato once said. Holding true to that philosophy, the Church Musicians' Guild of Buffalo will present a Children's Choir Festival on Sunday, March 26, at 5 p.m. at SS. Peter & Paul Church in Williamsville.
St. Greg's to hold Lenten retreat with Father Bayne
Mon, Mar 20th 2017 08:00 am
WILLIAMSVILLE — Come and give God your time. During Lent, prepare yourself and your families to grow in holiness. Set aside the time and listen for the ways in which God is calling to you to join Him for three nights.
Olean church honored with the title 'basilica'
Fri, Mar 17th 2017 09:30 am
Pope Francis has bestowed the title of "basilica" on St. Mary of the Angels Church in Olean. This marks only the ninth time in his papacy that the Holy Father has granted this rare honor to a site in the United States.
Lenten theatrical event 'The Story of Faith' coming to St. Martha's
Thu, Mar 16th 2017 09:00 am
DEPEW — "The Story of Faith," two evenings of powerful and insightful theatrical presentations by Frank Runyeon, will take place next month.
St. Mary's Lancaster launches mega raffle
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 12:00 pm
Tickets are available now for the second annual Mega Raffle to benefit St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Lancaster, and St. Mary's Elementary School. Mega raffle made its debut in 2016 with a Grand Prize offering of $20,000, in addition to other cash prizes.
Harmonia Chamber Singers to perform two 'Into Light' shows
Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:00 am
The Harmonia Chamber Singers, a local a cappella group that is one of the most sought-after of its type in Western New York, will have two performances at area parishes this weekend. The group will present two performances of "Into Light: A Concert by Candlelight," its fifth-annual presentation, at 7:30 p.m. on March 11 at St. Peter Church in Lewiston, and 7 p.m., March 12, at Assumption Church in Buffalo.
St. Leo the Great presents drug abuse forum
Tue, Mar 7th 2017 02:00 pm
St. Leo the Great Parish will welcome Timothy Logsdon for the educational presentation "Alcohol and Drug Use: What Everyone Needs to Know!" at 1 p.m. March 18.