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Mount St. Mary Academy announces 2017 summer opportunities
Fri, May 26th 2017 02:00 pm
Mount St. Mary Academy is proud to present Summer Sessions 2017 for girls entering grades five through eight. The Summer Camps program, running from Aug. 7-11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school, will include a combination of athletic, arts and educational sessions.
Summer programs at St. Joe's
Wed, May 24th 2017 01:30 pm
KENMORE — St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute's Collegiate Summer is back. The popular summer program held annually is open for registration. This four-week summer program is designed to help young men prepare for high school and have some fun.
Camp Turner offers open house and tour
Tue, May 23rd 2017 03:00 pm
Camp Turner, located in Allegany State Park, is a summer resident camp operated by the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. The camp serves boys and girls ages 7 to 16. The camp strives to foster an emotionally safe culture in which everyone feels welcomed and accepted.
Camp Turner opens new St. Francis Center
Mon, May 15th 2017 09:00 am
For over 90 years, Camp Turner has provided young people with an opportunity to explore and appreciate the outdoors. Now, thanks to the hard work and determination of many people, campers have a chapel to appreciate the Lord.
Sound Board: Youth board offers support during tough family crisis
Thu, Apr 27th 2017 08:00 am
Before I joined Youth Board, my faith was pretty strong. I have been very involved with my church. I am part of the Boy Scouts and also the parish youth group. I am an altar server who received the Altar Server of the Year Award this past year.
Canisius junior uses rosary to help poor
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 08:50 am
Disadvantaged people across the country will benefit from the hobby of one young man from Hamburg. James Lyon, a junior at Canisius High School in Buffalo, has a passion for making one-decade rosaries, which he sold to raise funds to send himself and fellow students on a series of service immersion trips.
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.
'In a Word' tackles anxiety
Mon, Mar 13th 2017 01:00 pm
Father Dave Richards from the Diocese of Buffalo talks about how to deal with anxiety in the latest episode of the Catholic teen series, "In a Word."
Convention encourages teens to live "Positively Dangerous"
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 01:45 pm
Youth from around the Diocese of Buffalo came together at the Adam's Mark Hotel in downtown Buffalo to be "Positively Dangerous" together from March 3-5.
'In a Word' video series returns
Mon, Mar 6th 2017 12:45 pm
How is your decision making? Watch "In a Word" with Father Dave Richards in the latest episode of the teenage reflection series.
Visual highlights of the Youth Convention
Sun, Mar 5th 2017 04:00 pm
Hundreds of Catholic teens attended the annual three-day Diocesan Youth Convention March 3-5 in order to deepen their faith. See some visual highlights in our new photo album.
Annual youth convention set for this weekend
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 03:00 pm
What is 65 years old, but still young and "positively dangerous?" It's this year's 65th annual Diocesan Youth Convention which takes place March 3-5 at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Buffalo. More than 730 youth and chaperones are scheduled to attend as well as dozens of staff, volunteers, presenters and exhibitors.
Mount Mercy student wants tobacco to butt out
Tue, Feb 21st 2017 11:00 am
Over the summer, Nora Galley saw something she liked - "No Smoking" signs along the pristine trails at Allegany State Park. Coming back to Buffalo, she found something she did not like - tobacco products seemingly targeted to minors.
'In a Word?' Sin
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 04:15 pm
Father Dave Richards from the Diocese of Buffalo talks about how to detach yourself from sin and bad behavior in the final "In a Word" of the season.
Sound Board: I resolve to live positvely dangerously
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 09:20 am
Christmas and New Year's have now passed, which means it is the season of resolutions.
Saints as superheroes!
Mon, Jan 30th 2017 03:00 pm
Father David Richards from the Diocese of Buffalo talks about super hero saints and how we can learn to be heroes too. Watch the latest "In a Word."
Youth Convention promises to be both positive and dangerous
Thu, Jan 26th 2017 08:00 am
This year's diocesan Youth Convention is going by the book. The theme, breakout sessions and planning all came from "Positively Dangerous," a youth ministry guide by Frank Mercadante.
Watch the latest 'In a Word'
Wed, Jan 25th 2017 11:30 am
Father David Richards talks about not getting caught up in appearance and to appreciate our bodies as a temple to be cared for in the latest "In a Word."
Family experiences closing of Year of Mercy in Rome
Wed, Jan 18th 2017 10:00 am
TONAWANDA — Callum Antonio, a freshman at Cardinal O'Hara High School, and his family were on hand at a historic event during a weeklong visit to Italy, when Pope Francis closed St. Peter's Basilica in Rome on Nov. 20 to conclude the Catholic Church's Jubilee Year of Mercy, which began Dec. 8, 2015.
Daybreak TV Productions offers new video series for teens
Tue, Jan 3rd 2017 12:50 pm
"In a WORD with Father Dave" is a YouTube video series produced as a teaching tool for youth ages 13-19. In these short two-minute videos, Father David Richards delivers a solid Catholic message with fast-moving, in-your-face camera work, accompanied by an edgy editing style.
Sound Board: Preparing for the joy of Christmas
Sat, Dec 24th 2016 08:00 am
This winter, Catholics should not just prepare with rock salt and shovels, but also begin preparing their hearts for the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
FNE takes active role in New Evangelization in North America
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 08:00 am
NIAGARA FALLS — Since 2014, Niagara Falls has had a local unit of the Federation of North American Explorers, a Catholic outdoor adventure movement for youth that works to promote faith, develop character, and train young people in outdoor skills.
Young adults offer hospitality with New Evangelization effort
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 09:00 am
Parishioners of St. Benedict's received a warm welcome from a group of young adults last month. Members of Dynamis WNY, a New Evangelization effort inspired by St. John Paul II, greeted those who entered the Eggertsville church as part of the group's hospitality effort.
Teens, adults receive awards for role in youth ministry
Wed, Nov 16th 2016 02:00 pm
Catechists, scout masters, altar servers, parents and mentors of all ages received recognition for their work with diocesan youth at the annual Youth Ministry Awards Banquet presented by the diocesan Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministry and Bishop Richard J. Malone. The Nov. 4 banquet, held at Lucarelli's Banquet Center in Lackawanna, spotlights teens who serve their parishes as intentional followers of Christ, and the adults who help guide them.
New field house opens behind Niagara Catholic
Wed, Nov 16th 2016 01:00 pm
Just in time for the cold winter months, children in Niagara Falls have a brand new indoor modern athletic facility for playing softball, volleyball, tennis or soccer. The Niagara Community Center has opened on property formerly owned by the Diocese of Buffalo, behind Niagara Catholic Junior and Senior High School, on 66th Street in Niagara Falls.
Bishop urges students to say 'No"
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 02:00 pm
Dozens of 11, 12 and 13-year-old students were urged to shout out the word "No' inside of Saint Mark's Church on Tuesday morning. They did it at the urging of Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, who was stressing to them the dangers of substance abuse as part of Red Ribbon Week.
Olympic gold medalist to host basketball clinic
Fri, Oct 14th 2016 01:15 pm
On Saturday, Oct. 29, Houghton College will host a luncheon and clinic with four-time Olympic gold medalist and 10-time Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) All Star Tamika Catchings. The clinic is open to girls ages 8-18.
St. Mary's project turns cans into cows for Nicaragua
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 09:35 am
The St. Mary Swormville Faith Community recently raised $1,000 to purchase ten milk cows for families in Nicaragua missions by collecting and redeeming recyclables.
World Youth Day becomes family event for Annunciation parishioners
Thu, Sep 29th 2016 10:00 am
The World Youth Day pilgrimage to Krakow, Poland, saw nearly 2.5 million people from across the world join in communion with each other. They shared Mass and catechesis. They sang and prayed together. They made friends and learned about foreign cultures.
St. Bernadette's launches youth ministry
Sat, Sep 17th 2016 07:00 am
On Sunday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m., St. Bernadette Parish in Orchard Park will release a new youth ministry program. Its pastor, Father Paul D. Seil, said helping middle and high school aged students to become more engaged in their Catholic faith was too important of a goal to abandon after a partnership with another Southtowns parish ended.
St. Vincent de Paul prepares for last season of summer camp
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 10:00 am
A tradition dating back almost a century will come to an end in early August, when the final campers spend a week at the St. Vincent de Paul Summer Camp on the shores of Lake Erie in Angola.
Cardinal O'Hara welcomes youth for summer camps
Thu, Aug 11th 2016 08:00 am
Last month, Cardinal O'Hara High School in Tonawanda welcomed fifth- through eighth-graders to its campus for its 2016 summer camps. Tailored toward specific interests, they included a summer enrichment camp for a variety of academic subjects, an acting and singing camp, and a creative writing camp, in addition to a lineup of three sports clinics for youth to engage in baseball, football and soccer.
Papal Mass caps week of prayer and learning
Wed, Aug 3rd 2016 02:00 pm
KRAKOW, POLAND - As the sun rose over Krakow's Field of Mercy, over 2 million people woke up in anticipation of Mass with Pope Francis. The current pontiff, following in the footsteps of his predecessors St. John Paul II and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, celebrated Sunday Mass on the closing day of World Youth Day.
Pope Francis tells youth to avoid 'sofa happiness'
Mon, Aug 1st 2016 09:00 am
KRAKOW, POLAND (CNA/EWTN News) - Pope Francis challenged massive crowds of young people at World Youth Day's final vigil to step away from the "sofa" of comfort and convenience, and respond to Christ's call to transform a suffering world.
Pope tells young people to build bridges, not walls
Sun, Jul 31st 2016 09:00 am
KRAKOW, Poland — Early in the morning of Saturday, July 30, the seventh early morning of the week, nearly 150 pilgrims from the Diocese of Buffalo walked on foot to see Pope Francis.
Young adults absorb history and culture of Krakow
Fri, Jul 29th 2016 11:00 am
KRAKOW, POLAND - Poland has a lot to offer Catholic pilgrims looking for history and stories associated with their, and other, faiths.
The humble speak for God, Pope says at Czestochowa
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 02:00 pm
CZESTOCHOWA, POLAND (CNA/EWTN News) - Those who embrace their own littleness become the "spokespersons" of God, Pope Francis said during Mass at the shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, celebrating the 1050 anniversary of Poland becoming a Christian nation. It was the first major event of the Pope's trip to the country for the 31st World Youth Day.
A journey of WYD pilgrims
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 02:00 pm
About 200 pilgrims from the Diocese of Buffalo are currently attending World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow, Poland, and so are we. Staff reporter Patrick J. Buechi is documenting the journey of these local Catholics, and you can see it for yourself in our new photo gallery.
In first balcony talk, Pope tells youth to 'make chaos'
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 01:00 pm
KRAKOW, POLAND (CNA/EWTN News) - On his first night in Krakow Pope Francis was already stirring things up with participants in WYD by hosting an off-the-cuff Q and A and telling them to 'make chaos' by spreading the joy of their faith.
Music, talks and prayer under one roof at Tauron Arena
Thu, Jul 28th 2016 01:00 pm
KRAKOW, POLAND - The Tauron Arena in Krakow, Poland, hosted cardinals, singers, theologians and pilgrims as it became Mercy Center, a main site for World Youth Day 2016.