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'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.
Mass officially opens WYD festivities
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 10:00 am
KRAKOW, POLAND - World Youth Day 2016 officially kicked off Tuesday, July 26, at 6 p.m., with a welcoming Mass by the shepherd of Krakow, Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz.
Making friends one photo at a time
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 11:00 am
Laura Szczepankiewicz came to Krakow to meet as many people as she could. And she has the photographic proof to show she met her goal.
Jasna Góra offers understanding of miracles for WYD pilgrims
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 09:00 am
KRAKOW, POLAND - On Sunday, July 24, World Youth Day pilgrims got as close as they could to a full night's sleep before heading out at 8 a.m. to Czestochowa, Poland to visit the Jasna Góra Monastery and shrine.
Pope prays for pilgrims en route to Krakow for WYD
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 03:00 pm
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - Pope Francis has asked for prayers as he, and all the pilgrims attending this year's World Youth Day, prepare to make their way to Krakow, Poland for the international event.
Christ the King Seminary to be site of local World Youth Day Mass
Mon, Jul 25th 2016 01:00 pm
While pilgrims are in Poland celebrating with the pope, locals will be doing the same at the seminary.
WYD pilgrims leave for Poland
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 04:00 pm
"We have an exciting journey ahead of us," said Bishop Richard J. Malone to some of the 200 local pilgrims who are headed for World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland. During a send-off Mass Friday afternoon at Our Lady of Victory Basilica, the bishop said "I ask you to keep in mind one simple truth. The experience we're sharing is all about Jesus."
Pope Francis is ready for WYD ... Are you?
Thu, Jul 21st 2016 03:00 pm
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - Even though World Youth Day doesn't start until next week, thousands of pilgrims from throughout the world are already descending on Krakow ahead of the official event.
World Youth Day pilgrims seek mercy and guidance
Wed, Jul 20th 2016 10:00 am
Christian pilgrimages began as a following in the footsteps of Jesus. Today, the term is used to describe a journey to a religious shrine for the purpose of strengthening one's faith. A pilgrim, therefore, is a person who travels to grow in his or her faith, experience the faith, and often, to share one's faith.
Third-largest U.S. delegation to attend WYD 2016
Mon, Jul 18th 2016 02:00 pm
WASHINGTON - More than 40,000 Americans are registered to attend World Youth Day (WYD), July 26-31, in Krakow, Poland. To assist this record breaking number of participants from the United States, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth has lined up a series of resources and a variety of digital platforms to engage youth and young adults at home and abroad.
Sound Board: Holy Spirit moved me
Fri, Jul 15th 2016 03:00 pm
If someone told me that my faith would change my life a few years ago, I would not have believed them. I used to be someone that didn't want to go to church and sometimes not even Sunday school.
Diocese welcomes 2016-2017 Youth Board
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 08:00 am
The Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministry installed the 2016-2017 Diocesan Youth Board in June in the Catholic Center in downtown Buffalo. These 10 new members will follow a long tradition of teens helping other teens by planning youth ministry activities for the diocese.
Summer Timon Day camp to include photography
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 03:00 pm
Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School in Buffalo will host its "Anything-but-Ordinary" Summer Timon Camp for all boys entering grades 5-8, from July 11-22. This year's camp will feature day trips to Letchworth State Park, City Hall and other local landmarks.
Teens find place to share faith
Tue, Jul 5th 2016 11:00 am
A lot of sharing and caring took place at Christ the King Seminary recently, along with a lot of learning and square dancing, as 40 teens took part in the Christian Leadership Institute.