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Legion of Mary helps evangelize at Fatima Shrine
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 03:00 pm
The Legion of Mary will appear on Filipino Day at the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Lewiston on Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day will include a rosary procession and Mass, as well as a potluck lunch at 12:30 p.m., and a Filipino cultural presentation.
Music, games and food highlight Summerfest
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 02:00 pm
The Our Lady of Charity Parish "Summerfest" will take place from Thursday, July 28, through Saturday, July 30, at St. Ambrose located at 65 Ridgewood Road, Buffalo. The annual event benefits the entire parish, which includes the former parishes of St. Ambrose, Holy Family and St. Agatha.
St. Pius to hold Year of Mercy celebration
Sat, Jul 23rd 2016 08:00 am
GETZVILLE — All are invited to join and celebrate the Year of Mercy in a three-day program titled, "Rediscovering The Mercy of God in this Jubilee Year of Mercy."
Parishes get a piece of 'This Rock'
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 08:55 am
Nearly six months into the public phase of the Upon This Rock capital campaign, some of the first parishes to get involved are seeing the benefits of the generous support from their parishioners.
Orchard Park parish holds 24th annual lawn fete
Tue, Jul 19th 2016 09:00 am
One of the highlights of summer in the Southtowns each year is the lawn fete at St. John Vianney Parish in Orchard Park. The 24th annual event will take place from Friday, July 22, to Sunday, July 24. The lawn fete will run on Friday and Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 10 p.m.
Mercy Doors open Church to new and old visitors
Thu, Jul 14th 2016 08:00 am
When Pope Francis announced the Holy Year of Mercy, he offered it as a special time for Catholics to receive blessings and pardons from God. In turn, people were asked to offer mercy to others in the form of forgiveness and assistance.
Buffalo pastor gets another six years at parish
Wed, Jul 13th 2016 09:30 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone has reappointed Father Angelo M. Chimera pastor of All Saints Parish, Buffalo, for a second term of six years. His appointment was effective June 29.
Parish community drives success of annual lawn fete
Wed, Jul 13th 2016 09:00 am
Living out the mission as a community of believers within the greater Lake View community is very clear when looking at the schedule for the weekend lawn fete which begins Friday, July 15.
St. Benedict's and Episcopal neighbors team up to help refugee family
Fri, Jun 24th 2016 06:00 am
Catholic and Episcopal parishes have followed the example of their shepherds by joining forces to help the needy. Now, a family of Somali refugees will have a home in Buffalo, thanks to the work of the two congregations.
Dunkirk church brings back St. John Paul II relic from Poland
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 02:00 pm
"An exceptionally good trip" is the way Father Matt Nycz describes a recent pilgrimage to Poland. The pastor of Blessed Mary Angela Parish in Dunkirk, who was born and raised in Poland, helped arrange the mid-May trip which included about 30 Catholics from the Diocese of Buffalo.
St. Leo the Great Parish breaks ground for new parish center
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 03:35 pm
AMHERST — St. Leo the Great Parish on Sweet Home Road held a ground breaking ceremony for its new parish center in May. With the help of architect Doug Scheid and the building committee, parishioners were able to view drawings of the projected new parish center weeks prior to the event.
Blood drives help community
Sun, Jun 5th 2016 08:00 am
Catholic institutions and organizations will hold blood drives in the next few weeks. Help the Red Cross by visiting one of the following locations to donate blood. Dates and times are subject to change.
St. Faustina miracle recipient comes to Buffalo
Wed, Jun 1st 2016 02:30 pm
A recipient of a miracle that contributed to the canonization of St. Faustina Kowalska, the Saint of Divine Mercy, will give witness at two area parishes on June 2 and 3.
A celebration at Corpus Christi
Wed, Jun 1st 2016 09:00 am
Many people were joyfully participating in this past weekend's Corpus Christi Procession and Mass, held at the namesake church in Buffalo. See what all the hub bub was about in our latest photo gallery.
Olean parish to host traditional festival
Mon, May 30th 2016 08:10 am
OLEAN — Traditionally known as Olean's first festival of the summer season, St. Mary of the Angels Parish will host its 45th-annual Church Festival, "We Remember - We Celebrate - We Believe," from June 10 to 12.
St. Joseph Cathedral documentary airing Memorial Day
Fri, May 27th 2016 07:00 am
Daybreak TV Productions has re-produced "St. Joseph Cathedral," the 30-minute documentary that chronicles the history of Buffalo's Catholic cathedral and its role in the Diocese of Buffalo. WKBW-TV Channel 7 will air the documentary on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m.
Pilgrim Virgin Statue visits three local parishes
Fri, May 27th 2016 06:00 am
The United States tour of the world famous Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will make its way to churches in Hamburg, Cheektowaga and Elba during the first week of June.
Psalm 151 brings contemporary music to parish Mass
Fri, May 20th 2016 04:00 pm
The Second Vatican Council Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy speaks of the power of music in the Catholic Church. Musician John Michael Talbot echoed that notion to the Western New York Catholic last month. St. Amelia Parish in Tonawanda has a band that proves that music enhances worship.
Cross and icon help pilgrims prepare spiritually for WYD
Wed, May 18th 2016 09:00 am
A cross and icon of the Blessed Mother, gifts from a Polish bishop to the Buffalo Diocese, have served as tools for local pilgrims preparing for World Youth Day in Krakow.
Parish plans events for centennial of Fatima apparitions
Fri, May 13th 2016 03:00 pm
The Our Lady of Fatima worship site of St. Padre Pio Parish in Elba has the distinction of being the oldest sanctuary in North America dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima. The site also includes an outside life-sized shrine to Our Lady of Fatima depicting her with the three young visionaries.
St. Francis of Assisi hosts saint relic next weekend
Fri, May 13th 2016 12:00 pm
St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Athol Springs will host a first class relic of St. Maximilian Kolbe on Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22.
St. Francis of Assisi holds May Crowning with parish children
Tue, May 10th 2016 02:00 pm
Students of the Early Childhood Center at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Tonawanda held a special ceremony honoring Mary on May 6, the mother of Jesus, and their own mothers and grandmothers for Mother's Day.
Students see confirmation strengthening faith lives
Tue, May 10th 2016 09:15 am
Fifteen parishioners of St. Brendan on the Lake in Newfane will be confirmed at St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo on May 15, at 3 p.m. The parish's director of faith formation, Mary Palmer, its catechist, James Cantella, and two confirmation students see a special significance in being able to celebrate the sacrament of confirmation in the Diocese of Buffalo's mother church.
Parish to hold panel on human trafficking
Sat, May 7th 2016 11:00 am
St. Joseph University Parish in Buffalo has been helping raise awareness and provide education about the issue of human trafficking since 2011. It is estimated that 12.3 million men, women and children around the world are in trafficking situations and at least 15,000 people are trafficked in the United States every year.
Tonawanda parish to host program on grief
Wed, May 4th 2016 03:00 pm
TONAWANDA — The Grief Support Group of St. Christopher Parish will have Dr. Amy Beth Taublieb as the monthly speaker on May 11 at 6:30 p.m. Taublieb is nationally known for her work as a clinical psychologist who has helped many people deal with their grief throughout the years.
Hamburg parish to host witness talk
Wed, Apr 27th 2016 03:00 pm
Dawn Curazzato will give a witness talk on a "Memoir of a Miracle," "The Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist," and the "Power of Prayer" during this extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy at SS. Peter and Paul Parish, 66 E. Main St., Hamburg, on Friday, May 6, at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.
St. Francis of Assisi hosts opioid seminar
Wed, Apr 27th 2016 12:00 pm
St. Francis of Assisi Church in Athol Springs is hosting a free seminar on recognizing and treating opioid abuse on Tuesday, May 10. The seminar, sponsored by the Buffalo Police Department, will teach participants on recognizing the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, how to properly administer narcan for reversal and what to do next.
John Michael Talbot comes to St. Martin of Tours
Wed, Apr 27th 2016 08:55 am
Grammy-winning Catholic musician John Michael Talbot will come to Buffalo for a two-day ministry next month. The accomplished singer, author and television host will mix singing with preaching at St. Martin of Tours Parish in Buffalo May 16-17. Both days' events begin at 7 p.m.
Documentary on Divine Mercy image comes to Tonawanda
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 08:00 am
Blessed Sacrament Parish in Tonawanda will host a screening of "The Original Image of Divine Mercy." The documentary tells the story of the actual painting of the Divine Mercy image as described by St. Faustina Kowalska from a vision of Jesus Christ.
Williamsville parish offers vocations night for women religious
Wed, Apr 20th 2016 01:00 pm
Two women religious from the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George from Illinois will speak about vocations in the Diocese of Buffalo Thursday night. Sister Consolata and Sister Mary David offer their perspective on religious life at 7 p.m. at St. Gregory the Great Church in Williamsville.
Kenmore parish complies prayer book
Tue, Apr 19th 2016 02:00 pm
A group of parishioners at St. John the Baptist in Kenmore is compiling a booklet of prayers submitted by parishioners which it plans to distribute as a gift to the community. The intention is to make the book specifically by and for St. John the Baptist parishioners.
Getting back to normal at the cathedral
Mon, Apr 4th 2016 02:00 pm
If you walked into St. Joseph Cathedral on Monday afternoon, you would see very little evidence that there was a fire inside just days before. Masses went on as scheduled over the weekend and the smell of smoke has dissipated.
Elma parish to host seminar to help marriages
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 10:55 am
A seminar designed to help couples strengthen their marriage, whether newly married or married for 50 years or more, will take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 in Selbert Hall at the Church of the Annunciation, 7580 Clinton St., Elma.
Parish tradition ties in well with Divine Mercy Sunday
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 10:20 am
On Divine Mercy Sunday, April 3, St. Pius X Parish in Getzville will be tying a longstanding parish tradition in with the Holy Year of Mercy Pope Francis has declared. The parish will be offering confessions starting at 1:30 p.m., praying of the rosary at 2 p.m. and the Chaplet of Mercy at 2:45 p.m., and regular Mass at 3 p.m.
Annual Mass for unborn planned for Wednesday
Mon, Mar 21st 2016 08:00 am
The 12th annual Mass for the unborn will be held on Wednesday, March 23, at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, 157 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga. The rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. and Mass will begin at 7 p.m. Father Martin X. Moleski, S.J., will the celebrant and homilist at the evening Liturgy.
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.