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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.
Sound Board: CLI teaches the skills to lead
Wed, Jun 22nd 2016 09:00 am
I knew what I wrote on my Diocesan Youth Board application was from my heart and every single word was the truth, but I had always been better at writing than speaking.
MSM valedictorian finds students to be only a pencil away from success
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 11:00 am
While tutoring in the inner city of Buffalo, Ting Gao discovered students can't learn without the proper tools. Rather than hold a simple collection, the Mount St. Mary Academy senior started a non-profit organization to fill the needs in the lives of the less fortunate.
Excitement is building for World Youth Day on 'Consider This'
Sat, Jun 11th 2016 08:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone and 200 pilgrims from the Diocese of Buffalo will travel to Krakow next month to be with Pope Francis. Bishop Malone shares his enthusiasm for the trip and the World Youth Day prayer in "Consider This."
'Our Daily Bread' praises youth and young adult ministry
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 09:00 am
In the Gospel of Matthew 19:14, we read the following: "Jesus said, 'Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.'"
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.
Mount St. Mary Academy announces 2016 summer camps
Wed, May 18th 2016 09:00 am
KENMORE — Mount St. Mary Academy will present "Summer Sessions 2016" for girls entering grades five to eight. The program, running Aug. 1-5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school, will include a combination of athletic, arts and educational sessions.
Niagara Catholic serves community in Day of Caring
Tue, May 17th 2016 11:00 am
Students of Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School went out into their neighborhood to spend a day carrying out the Corporal Works of Mercy. They fed the hungry at soup kitchens, visited the sick at senior centers, and gave alms to the poor at community missions.
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.
St. Joe's camps designed for learning, fun and friendship
Sun, May 8th 2016 11:00 am
St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute is offering two types of summer programming this year, both designed to introduce young men to our St. Joe's community of excellence.
Author tells of Sister Mechtilde's vocation story
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 09:00 am
Fans of the recent book, "The South Buffalo Boy Who Became Bishop," will enjoy the follow up, "The South Buffalo Girl Who Built a Hospital." Author Mariam R. Shannon again sets out to make a vocation book for children using local heroes and stories. This one tells the story of Anna Margaret O'Connor, who, like Bishop Joseph Burke, was born in South Buffalo to Irish immigrant parents and went on to accomplish great things after joining the religious life.
O'Hara siblings awarded Seneca nation scholarships
Tue, Apr 26th 2016 09:00 am
Checking one's heritage is a popular pastime, which takes time and patience.
Pope to teens: There isn't an app for love and happiness
Mon, Apr 25th 2016 09:00 am
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - Freedom does not come from things we possess or from doing whatever we want, Pope Francis said Sunday in his homily for the Jubilee for boys and girls. Rather, true freedom and happiness can only be found in the love of Jesus.
Cultural Diversity: Awakening service and faith in children
Sun, Apr 24th 2016 08:00 am
As we prepare to celebrate these two occasions we may find ourselves reflecting on how our parents raised us, and we may also spend some time reflecting on how we are raising our own children. Are we raising them to be children of faith and service?
High school boys become familiar with seminary at retreat
Tue, Apr 19th 2016 02:00 pm
Seventeen teenage boys heard a call to visit Christ the King Seminary, and they answered. They gathered at the East Aurora education facility to learn about the priesthood and get to know the men who have already answered their vocational call.
Third-grade students learn to make rosaries
Tue, Apr 5th 2016 04:00 pm
KENMORE — Rosary making was recently taught to third-graders at St. John the Baptist School. The ornamental prayer beads, which emerged during the Middle Ages, continue to be a beloved, sacred tradition in honor of Jesus' mother, Mary, among Catholics.
Teens prepare for Polish pilgrimage at Elma retreat
Tue, Apr 5th 2016 03:55 pm
World Youth Day pilgrims explored their personal past, present and future at a daylong retreat on Divine Mercy Sunday. "Mercy Awakens" paid homage to the theme of WYD 2016, "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy."
Relive the 2016 Youth Convention
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 10:00 am
The 2016 Diocesan Youth Convention, titled "Know Mercy," is all wrapped up and in the books, but you can relive the memories in our new exclusive photo gallery.
Teens get to 'Know Mercy' at convention
Mon, Feb 29th 2016 10:00 am
Over 800 high schoolers found themselves surrounded by mercy during the 64th annual diocesan Youth Convention. The teens, in turn, offered their own mercy through service projects and prayer.
This little girl only has half a heart, but she's full of joy for Pope Francis
Fri, Feb 19th 2016 03:00 pm
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (CNA/EWTN News) - Sabrina Puig is eight years old. Due to a rare condition, she only has half a heart. But when Pope Francis passed by, she ran to him.
What Pope Francis told a stunningly large crowd of Mexican youth
Wed, Feb 17th 2016 09:00 am
MORELIA, MEXICO (CNA/EWTN News) - In his visit to Morelia - one of Mexico's most violent cities - Pope Francis had a strong message for the country's youth: rather than allowing themselves to be used and trampled on, he told them to recognize their value and to place their hope in Jesus.
Mount St. Mary Academy plays it cool at high school jazz fest
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 11:00 am
Mount St. Mary Academy teamed up with area schools in the spirit of jazz. Three Catholic high schools and three public high schools played on the same bill at a jazz festival at Banchetti by Rizzo's, Saturday, Jan. 30, beginning at 6 p.m.
Youth convention brings opportunities to help others
Thu, Jan 28th 2016 04:00 pm
Teens from across the diocese will get to "Know Mercy" at this year's diocesan youth convention. Pope Francis' call for a Jubilee Year of Mercy throughout 2016 inspired the theme of the 64th annual gathering of Catholic teens.
Preparing for WYD with the saints
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 03:00 pm
As time speeds by, World Youth Day gets closer and closer. The international gathering of Catholic teens and young adults will take place in less than eight months.
Three Canisius students earn Eagle Scout rank
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 01:00 pm
Canisius High School juniors Joe Arno and Warren Arno, and Canisius High School senior Joe McEachon will each be awarded the highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America on Sunday, January 24, in an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony.
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.
Mercy for youth
Fri, Jan 15th 2016 10:00 am
Bishop Richard Malone's latest "Consider This" reflects on the Year of Mercy, how it relates to young people and the value of attending the 2016 Diocesan Youth Convention
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.
Evangelize through sports? One bishop and marathon veteran explains how
Wed, Nov 25th 2015 01:55 pm
Washington D.C., Nov 25, 2015 / 04:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For a veteran runner who's completed 21 marathons, one bishop sees a deep connection between his Catholic faith and running, and says this connection can even evangelize young people.
O'Hara sophomore hoofs it up at national dance competition
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 11:00 am
TONAWANDA - When Jeremiah Martinez was 3 years old, his mother enrolled him in a tap dance class to help his motor skills. Twelve years later, his love of and devotion to dance led him to win fourth place in a recent national solo dance competition in Hollywood, Fla., sponsored by American Dance Awards.
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."
What was JPII's secret to inspiring the youth?
Wed, Oct 7th 2015 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - Ahead of next year's World Youth Day in Krakow, the long-time secretary for Pope John Paul II explained how the saint inspired a generation even though many never saw him in person.
World Youth Day pilgrims look to have a cross to bear
Mon, Oct 5th 2015 09:00 am
In 1984, Pope John Paul II called more than 300,000 young people to St. Peter's Square for an international jubilee of youth. There he entrusted to all youth the care of the World Youth Day cross. This cross has traveled the globe, serving as a centerpiece for World Youth Day celebrations in Denver, Manila, Paris, Toronto, Cologne, Madrid, Sydney, Rio, and soon Krakow. The Diocese of Buffalo has mirrored that tradition with its own WYD cross, that is now traveling from parish to parish in preparation for next year's Poland pilgrimage.
In Cuba, Pope Francis urges youth to hope and dream for the future
Mon, Sep 21st 2015 03:00 pm
HAVANA, CUBA (CNA/EWTN News) - Pope Francis set aside his prepared remarks to respond to the dreams and hopes of young people who spoke to him in Cuba on Sunday evening.
Annunciation to host 'Mommy and Me' open house
Thu, Sep 10th 2015 10:10 am
The Annunciation Strong Start Early Learning Academy's new "Mommy and Me" program will host an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7580 Clinton St., Elma. The program takes place in Annunciation's former school building.
Pope Francis to young people: Don't waste your lives
Mon, Jul 13th 2015 11:00 am
ASUNCIÓN, PARAGUAY (CNA/EWTN News) - Pope Francis tossed aside his prepared remarks in a talk to thousands of Paraguay's young people - urging the crowd to go against the cultural current and to live for Jesus with a "free heart."