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Local teens help fan Holy Fire in Ohio
Mon, Nov 11th 2019 04:00 pm
Three parishes boarded a bus at 4 a.m. on Oct. 13, then sped west to a youth rally in Bowling Green, Ohio. Billed as a middle school event like no other...
Buffalo youth ministry leaders participate in national summit
Thu, Oct 17th 2019 02:00 pm
A National Youth Ministry Summit was held at the Franciscan University of Steubenville on July 31-Aug. 2.
Soundboard: Children of God
Fri, Oct 11th 2019 04:30 pm
This past summer, I worked as a horse counselor at Camp Turner.
Sound Board: Lessons of Catholic school carry over to public
Tue, Sep 10th 2019 11:00 am
Almost four years ago I graduated from Northern Chautauqua Catholic School, and not a day goes by where I don't reminisce and smile about the time I spent there.
Area teenagers set off On the Road to discipleship
Thu, Aug 29th 2019 04:00 pm
Madeline Dorobiala's gift of mercy is on the rise.
Lights! Camera! Education!
Thu, Aug 29th 2019 04:00 pm
The Holy Spirit is working through Notre Dame Academy as it starts a video club with reunited members of Daybreak TV Productions.
Are millennial Christians really killing evangelization?
Fri, Aug 23rd 2019 02:30 pm
Millennials are notoriously blamed for being killers of previously-thought-necessary industries and activities: Applebees. Napkins. Golf. Mayonnaise.
Know the warning signs: Adults must recognize, respect and defend the boundary lines in a relationship
Mon, Aug 19th 2019 02:00 pm
After attending the Protecting God's Children® Workshop, attendees are asked to continue their training through monthly online training bulletins and periodic re-certifications.
CLI teaches leadership skills for teens to use 'now'
Mon, Aug 12th 2019 03:00 pm
Pope Francis has waved off the idea that young people are the future, saying they are the "now" and should be treated as such.
St. Bernadette Bible Camp brings fun with faith
Thu, Aug 1st 2019 11:00 am
The gym of St. Bernadette School became a big top as the Orchard Park parish hosted their festive summer Bible Camp themed "Parade Around the Our Father."
New Youth Board told to live the Gospel message
Fri, Jul 5th 2019 01:00 pm
Pope Francis recently wrote that young people are called to be witnesses of the Gospel, wherever they find themselves, by the way they live.
St. Joe's athletes sign college commitments
Fri, Jun 14th 2019 11:00 am
St. Joseph Collegiate Institute celebrated the success of its student athletes when 18 seniors caught the eye of college recruiters, and signed commitment letters to play for them.
Soundboard: Youth Board gave me confidence
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 12:00 pm
Coming onto Youth Board I was a very shy and not very confident person, but now coming off of Youth Board I am more confident in myself and am open to talking more.
Don't let your cell phone become an addiction, Pope Francis warns
Fri, May 31st 2019 01:05 pm
Pope Francis met with a group of high school students this weekend, encouraging them to monitor their cell phone use, so as not to create obstacles to a culture of encounter.
First-graders purchase Pasta-A-Plenty for those in need
Fri, May 10th 2019 12:00 pm
First-graders at St. John the Baptist School recently participated in a service project to help them understand the Lenten goal of giving alms. Organized by their teachers Jill Parrino and Melissa Richey, the students were asked to do chores and other odd jobs around their homes to earn some extra money.
Christ the King School hosts hoops invitational
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 04:00 pm
For an hour, the gym floor at Christ the King School was awash with a sea of yellow and red jerseys as Christ the King battled St. Gregory the Great for the sixth-grade girls basketball championship
Area youth gather to 'Power Up' at annual convention
Tue, Apr 2nd 2019 09:00 am
More than 600 high school students from all across the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo gathered for the 67th Annual Diocesan Youth Convention as they participated and got to "Power Up" their faith and relationship with God and others at the Buffalo Grand Hotel March 1-3.
Camp Turner Winter Camp 2018 builds friendships and relationships
Thu, Feb 21st 2019 12:30 pm
For over a dozen years, come snow or shine, Camp Turner has provided a winter camp full of hikes, games and campfires. If the weather is right, snow forts are made, if not, hockey and crafts are still available.
Waiting for God to give answers
Sun, Feb 17th 2019 11:40 am
When I had my first birthday, my parents thought that I would need a companion in the form of a dog. So for my first birthday present, I got a little beagle puppy and we ended up naming him Oscar.
OLBS School has charitable challenge
Thu, Jan 31st 2019 11:00 am
DEPEW — Students at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School learned lessons about the spirit of giving, production, economics and sales. Each class was given $25 and challenged to use that money to create something that could be sold to make money for a charity chosen by the class.
Our Lady of Victory School unveils tech lab 2.0
Wed, Jan 30th 2019 10:00 am
Over the next five years, more than 1,000 children are expected to learn computer and engineering skills at Our Lady of Victory Elementary School. These skills will prepare students for careers that have not even been invented yet. This is thanks to the Susan E. Brvenik Foundation.
Teaching minds, touching hearts, and transforming lives
Tue, Jan 29th 2019 10:00 am
KENMORE — The halls of St. John the Baptist School are alive and buzzing with excitement as students, faculty and staff have jumped feet first into the Diocese of Buffalo's STREAM Education Initiative.
Pope Francis celebrates Mass for World Youth Day
Mon, Jan 28th 2019 04:00 pm
PANAMA CITY, Panama - Pope Francis celebrated the closing Mass of World Youth Day 2019 on Sunday, Jan. 27.
St. Benedict School expands coding to their technology program
Mon, Jan 28th 2019 02:30 pm
EGGERTSVILLE — St. Benedict School technology coordinator and pre-K through eighth-grade Technology teacher, Marcia Elliott, is enhancing her primary and intermediate grade coding program. She will be introducing coding robots Dash and Dot with the primary grades and Cue with her middle school students.
Nativity of Our Lord students pray the rosary
Sat, Jan 26th 2019 04:00 pm
ORCHARD PARK — The students at Nativity of Our Lord School had a very busy in November. On Nov. 5, students gathered to pray for our nation. They said a rosary, dedicating each decade to a different government office.
Smaller World Youth Day kicks off in Panama
Wed, Jan 23rd 2019 10:00 am
World Youth Day 2019 opened Jan. 22 in Panama City, Panama. Over 150,000 have registered for the event which ran until Jan. 27. Usually held in the summer, this year's event was held during the cool season of Panama, which conflicted with the American school year. As a result, the Diocese of Buffalo has not planned a pilgrimage to the Central American city.
Youth Convention offers chance to 'Power Up' on faith
Mon, Jan 21st 2019 10:00 am
Christmas is over. Lent has not yet begun. How does a spirit-filled teen keep the faith in this middling time? The annual diocesan Youth Convention offers teens an opportunity to Power Up their faith over a three-day weekend filled with good talks, prayer and nearly a thousand new friends.
Sound Board: Connecting with Jesus through the 'Godspell'
Sat, Jan 19th 2019 04:00 pm
Recently the curtain went up on the Iroquois High School Drama Club production of "Godspell." While there have been many productions and revivals of the 1971 original, I was proud to be a part of this production. There are challenges inherent in pulling any production together, but "Godspell" presented its own unique ones.
Sound Board: He's the reason I sing
Mon, Dec 17th 2018 03:00 pm
Just the thought of Mass is very moving for many, but music is one of the many ways to give everything to God. Just closing your eyes and listening to the melody, listening to the lyrics and praying the song can make you at peace and aware that God is with you.
National Dialogue will seek input from young people and parents
Fri, Dec 14th 2018 01:55 pm
If you are a young person, the parent of young people or a ministry leader, your thoughts are wanted.
Teens and adults answer the Call
Mon, Dec 10th 2018 02:00 pm
Teenagers and adults from over 10 parishes gathered at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish in Cheektowaga on Friday, Nov. 9, to reflect on The Call: Sainthood is Now. The evening began with praise and worship led by The Anointed music group. The opening prayer focused on First Samuel where the young boy finally realizes it is God who is calling him. He responds, "Speak for your servant is listening." A sung litany of saints concluded the prayer.
Cardinal O'Hara expands theater program
Tue, Nov 27th 2018 11:50 am
TONAWANDA — Students at Cardinal O'Hara High School are experiencing a new opportunity to join theater. The comedy, "Anne Arky" by Lindsay Price scheduled Nov. 29 and 30, will be the first fall play performed in the school's history and will join the annual spring musical, expanding the drama and performance opportunities for students.
Sound Board: Job, school and faith can work together
Tue, Nov 27th 2018 11:00 am
My name is Rebecca Young and I am a senior at the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart. My time on Youth Board so far this year has had a meaningful impact on my life already.
Father Richards recognized for his work in youth ministry
Tue, Nov 27th 2018 10:00 am
Father David Richards, administrator of Our Lady of Pompeii Parish in Lancaster, received recognition for channeling his abundant energy into advocacy for youth.
St. Mary's High School brings back new world view from Mexico
Mon, Nov 19th 2018 09:00 am
St. Mary's High School took a field trip south of the border this summer as three students and their Spanish teacher traveled to Puebla, Mexico to teach English. They ended up learning more than they ever expected.
Sound Board: It takes a bad knee to see the good
Wed, Oct 10th 2018 09:00 am
One second; that's how long it takes for a injury to occur. In my case, that is exactly how long it took for me to be out of sports for six months. I am now in my fourth month of recovery from surgery to replace my torn ACL, lateral meniscus, and medial meniscus and I can say that while the experience definitely wasn't fun, it wasn't entirely bad either.
Teens serve and sacrifice in Appalachia
Thu, Oct 4th 2018 12:00 pm
EAST AURORA — Young people from Immaculate Conception Parish spent a week of their summer, July 15-20, serving others in the Appalachia area of Pennsylvania. This was the Immaculate Conception Youth's third Mission Trip with Young People Who Care in Frenchville, Pa. Each day the teens picked blueberries at YPWC's blueberry patch and then went to various work sites. Roofing, yard work, painting, pouring concrete and various building projects were among the tasks they completed for residents in the area. The blueberries are sold to raise funds for YPWC.
Teens and youth leaders discover their strengths
Tue, Oct 2nd 2018 03:00 pm
Teenage years begin a time of self-discovery, when people learn their likes and dislikes, strengths and weaknesses. It's a period that never really ends. Personal growth leads to new skills and the development of existing strengths. To aid this process, the diocesan Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministry offered a half-day workshop entitled, "Play to Your Strengths," where participants learned how to develop what they were already good at.
Sound Board: Why I veil
Thu, Sep 20th 2018 02:00 pm
"The covering of the head with a veil symbolizes the reality of woman sheltered in the side of her Source and becoming one with Him. She becomes covered and hidden in her Divine Spouse." - St. John Chrysostom
Teens begin journey 'On the Road' to discipleship
Wed, Aug 29th 2018 10:00 am
The word Discipleship does not appear in the Bible, yet it is often used to mean a follower of Christ. Nearly two-dozen high school teens began their journey on the road to discipleship during a weeklong program of education and self-discovery.