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Holy Week at St. Joseph Cathedral
Mon, Mar 14th 2016 10:35 am
The following liturgies are scheduled for Holy Week at St. Joseph Cathedral.
Lenten retreat offered for Catholic MOMs
Tue, Mar 1st 2016 01:05 pm
Graduating from Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora 15 years ago, as a young mother of four small boys, I started the MOMS Ministry at St. Gregory the Great Parish in Williamsville to provide a place for Catholic mothers to spiritually grow in their faith and motherhood.
'Team Pierogi' at St. John Kanty Parish prepares for Lent
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 11:00 am
The mixer is whirring and the sounds of the kitchen start the day for Team Pierogi, a group of up to 20 women and men who faithfully carry out their role of making pierogi dough for Lent. The making of pierogi began in mid-January as members of the team gathered two days a week to make batches of pierogi dough.
Bishop Malone announces Upon This Rock capital campaign
Fri, Feb 19th 2016 09:35 am
On Feb. 18, Bishop Richard J. Malone formally announced Upon This Rock, a five-year, $100 million capital campaign that will fund the Diocese of Buffalo's mission in three specific areas. These three pillars, which the campaign calls "those we serve," "those who serve" and "how we serve," involve investing money into the future of diocesan parishes, caring for retired priests, and supporting efforts of Catholic Charities and Catholic education, all with the goal of ensuring a solid future for the diocese.
The light is on for you
Tue, Feb 9th 2016 08:00 am
In this Year of Mercy, the Diocese of Buffalo will again offer special times for the sacrament of reconciliation during Lent, as parishes did during Advent.
Poland comes to Alden for St. John's fundraiser
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 08:00 am
The town of Alden looked a lot like Poland when St. John the Baptist Parish held a special Polka Mass and dinner dance in January. World Youth Day pilgrims hosted the Polish Heritage Dancers and served up kielbasa and pierogi to raise funds for the summer pilgrimage to Krakow.
Diocese celebrates MLK Day with Mass
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 10:00 am
On Jan. 17, one day before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the Diocese of Buffalo honored the birthday of the late civil rights leader with a Mass at St. Martin de Porres Church in Buffalo. Bishop Martin D. Holley, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., was celebrant and homilist at this Mass, sponsored by the African-American Commission and the diocese's Office of Cultural Diversity.
Bishop Holley to preside at diocesan MLK Mass
Wed, Jan 13th 2016 10:00 am
The Diocese of Buffalo will mark the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with a special Mass on Sunday, Jan. 17, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Martin de Porres Church, 555 Northampton St., Buffalo. The Mass is sponsored by the African American Commission and the Office of Cultural Diversity for the Diocese of Buffalo.
Oblates to celebrate 200th anniversary of founding
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 09:05 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone will celebrate Mass on Sunday, Jan. 24, at Holy Angels Parish in Buffalo in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Oblates also staff the West Side of Buffalo parishes of Holy Cross and Our Lady of Hope. In addition to the Mass, there will be performances by the cluster choir, consisting of choirs of all three parishes, including an African choir, youth choir and Burmese choir. The Mass which will celebrate contributions of the Oblates, will be followed by a reception at nearby D'Youville College in Buffalo.
Canisius High School student builds outdoor Stations of the Cross
Tue, Dec 22nd 2015 09:00 am
A senior at Canisius High School in Buffalo turned his craftsmanship skills into a project that reflects his Catholic faith on the grounds of his home parish. Joseph McEachon, 17, made an outdoor Stations of the Cross display at St. Gregory the Great Parish in Williamsville for his Eagle Scout project.
Fatima Shrine celebrates 25th annual Festival of Lights
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 09:25 am
"Jesus is the reason for the season." How many times have we heard this saying and and wondered where Jesus is among all the twinkling lights, merry tunes, and bustling shoppers rushing home with their treasures? Community and civic light displays are everywhere, but where is Jesus?
Swormville school to stage Christmas production
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 09:00 am
A unique adaptation of the classic holiday tale, "A Christmas Carol," will be presented live on stage at St. Mary School in Swormvillle on Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
Christmas at the Cathedral
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 09:00 am
St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo, has scheduled a number of celebrations during the Advent and Christmas seasons.
Father Quinlivan returns to St. Greg's for Christmas concert
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 09:00 am
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at the noses, and Father Bill Quinlivan singing about the birth of our Lord. The season has arrived.
North Tonawanda parish holds third-annual Christmas cookie sale
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 09:00 am
This year, a new but popular tradition at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish in North Tonawanda will begin another year of briging the community together to enjoy a local selection of traditional Christmas sweets.
Bishop gives blessing, dedication for new altar in homily
Wed, Dec 9th 2015 08:00 am
The altar at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Bowmansville received a dedication courtesy of Bishop Richard J. Malone, in which he spoke of the meaning of the altar in Catholic churches, the then-coming Christmas season and the ways in which both are important to Catholics. Bishop Malone gave the church's new wooden altar, adorned with a depiction of the Last Supper, a special blessing on Dec. 5.
26th annual Night of Prayer begins Dec. 8
Fri, Dec 4th 2015 09:00 am
The 26th Annual Night of Prayer will be observed Tuesday, Dec.8, at 9 p.m. to Wednesday, Dec. 9, at 1 a.m., Feast of the Immaculate Conception with the Feast of St. Juan Diego.
Lancaster parish offers Generations of Faith program
Mon, Nov 30th 2015 09:00 am
LANCASTER — St. Mary of the Assumption Parish will hold sessions for the intergenerational faith formation program Generations of Faith from Saturday, Dec. 5 through Monday, Dec. 7 at the parish center.
Local artist restores crucifix at St. Josaphat Church
Tue, Nov 24th 2015 09:00 am
A 100-year-old crucifix in St. Josaphat Parish in Cheektowaga saw the completion of a much-needed facelift with the help of some artistic talent.
Opera Sacra offers production on Joan of Arc
Wed, Nov 18th 2015 10:00 am
Opera Sacra, the longest continually producing opera company in Western New York, began in 1975, founded by Father Jacob Ledwon at the former St. Joseph New Cathedral in Buffalo. Choosing works that center on religious themes, it has been presenting major productions for 40 seasons in many Western New York churches and schools.
St. Casimir celebrates anniversary, encourages prayer at home
Tue, Nov 3rd 2015 09:00 am
St. Casimir Parish in Buffalo highlighted its 125th anniversary with a special events to help prepare for family celebrations that come with the Thanksgiving holiday season. On Oct. 18, parishioners crowned the Black Madonna, celebrated Mass, prayed the rosary, blessed religious icons and held a luncheon featuring traditional Polish and Italian foods.
St. Martha to have renovations blessed by Bishop Malone
Tue, Nov 3rd 2015 09:00 am
Recently, St. Martha Parish in Depew completed a series of renovations in its church in the aftermath of the merger that created it five years ago. It celebrated its formal five-year anniversary in July, the result of the merging of St. Barnabas and Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament churches in 2011. In order to keep moving into the future, the church will now have a new look for parishioners and visitors alike.
Revival brings faith-building messages of love, humility
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 01:00 pm
As the 2015 Revival began on Oct. 13, everyone entering SS. Columba/Brigid Church was given a small rock inscribed with a reminder that only those without sin should cast stones.
Swormville parish presents special event for teens
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 03:00 pm
Teens are invited to A Night of Faith, Hope and Love, led by Carrie Ford and John Wilde, on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Mary Swormville Parish Center, 6919 Transit Road, East Amherst. Students in grades six through 12 are encouraged to attend.
Orchard Park parish dances to Polish tune for WYD
Fri, Oct 23rd 2015 04:00 pm
Before going to Poland for World Youth Day, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish brought a little bit of Poland to Orchard Park. The parish welcomed a group of dancers who hail from "The Land of the Fields."
Following policy change, annulment workshop explains the process
Wed, Oct 21st 2015 01:00 pm
Following Pope Francis' lead to simplify the Catholic annulment process, Bishop Richard J. Malone has announced that he has waived the fee for annulments in the Diocese of Buffalo. Now Catholics can learn more about the confusing process with a workshop Thursday night.
Sloan parish celebrates 100 years
Mon, Oct 19th 2015 03:00 pm
St. Andrew Parish in Sloan has been celebrating a special anniversary this year, with a series of events to commemorate a century since the parish's establishment.
Bishop celebrates Mass for World Mission Sunday
Mon, Oct 19th 2015 12:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone served as the main celebrant at a Mass that honored missionaries from the diocese who are ministering throughout the world.
Care for Creation Committee inspired by papal visit, encyclical
Thu, Oct 15th 2015 09:20 am
In the wake of Pope Francis' visit to the United States and his call to Catholics around the globe to take better care of the earth, the diocesan Care for Creation Committee continues to organize events to promote Pope Francis' message released in his June encyclical, "Laudato Si," or "Praised Be." The committee, founded in 2006, arranges events in the diocese to raise awareness of the environment.
St. Christopher Parish hosts Family Day Saturday
Wed, Oct 14th 2015 08:00 am
In honor of the Synod on the Family, which takes place in Rome in October, St. Christopher Parish in Tonawanda will hold its own Family Day to promote the Catholic Church providing pastoral care for all families and the need for this care regardless of how traditional or non-traditional they may be.
Cultural Diversity: It's Revival time
Mon, Oct 12th 2015 08:00 am
The Office of Cultural Diversity, along with the members of the African-American Commission of the Diocese of Buffalo, will be holding their biannual Revival this year at SS. Columba-Brigid Parish, 75 Hickory St., Buffalo. The Revival theme is, "Cast the First Stone."
New administrators signal positive changes for parishes
Thu, Oct 1st 2015 09:00 am
Most people believe that change is good - for someone else. This might be especially true of people in institutions with a reputation for stability. Interesting that the Catholic Church has always changed in response to signs of the times. But significant changes may be felt as a breakdown, before appreciating the breakthrough.
Local Catholics join together to watch papal Mass
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 03:00 pm
About 100 people skipped Sunday's Buffalo Bills victory over the Miami Dolphins for another kind of community activity: a special telecast of Pope Francis' closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia screened at St. Leo the Great Church in Amherst.
Live papal Mass at St. Leo the Great Church
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:00 pm
Msgr. Robert E. Zapfel, pastor of St. Leo the Great Church in Amherst, is especially eager for the pope's visit. The parish will debut its new technology on Sunday, Sept. 27, at 4 p.m., featuring Pope Francis celebrating Mass live from Philadelphia for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families.
St. Mary of the Angels in Olean celebrates 100 years
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 02:30 pm
St. Mary of the Angels Parish has been a fixture of the Olean community since the current church was built in 1915. The parish will celebrate its 100th anniversary in September with a Mass and concert. Part of the parish's celebration includes a series of ongoing renovations that have been paid for by the parish's centennial capital campaign with funding from the donations of various benefactors.
The restoration of a Niagara Falls church
Tue, Aug 18th 2015 02:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone visited Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph Parish (St. Joseph worship site, 1413 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls 14301) on Sunday to rededicate the St. Joseph Church site and celebrate the completion of the painting of the church which included several murals.
'Consider' the life of parish ministry
Sun, Aug 16th 2015 08:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone says parish communities are the heart of the church in "Consider This."
Annunciation plans music-filled summer picnic
Thu, Aug 13th 2015 08:00 am
ELMA — Music, classic cars, numerous raffles and delicious food offerings will highlight the 78th annual summer picnic at the Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St. The event kicks off on Friday, Aug. 14, and concludes with a grand drawing the evening of Sunday, Aug. 16.
St. Bernard, Our Lady of Czestochowa parishes to link
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 03:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone has informed members of two parishes in Kaisertown that their faith communities will be linking, effective Oct. 1.
OLV offers a 'heavenly' lawn fete
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 01:00 pm
Our Lady of Victory Basilica plans big fun, big music and big giveaways at its annual lawn fete.