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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.
Three seniors formally declare intentions for college athletics
Fri, Feb 17th 2017 04:00 pm
KENMORE — St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute is proud to introduce three members of the Class of 2017 who are the first student-athletes to announce their college athletic intentions this year.
Villa Maria College program granted accreditation
Wed, Feb 15th 2017 10:00 am
The American Occupational Therapy Association's Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education reviewed the Report of On-Site Education regarding the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at Villa Maria College.
Mount Mercy offers Holocaust class
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 08:00 am
It is a well-known adage that "history repeats itself." In an effort to prevent one of the worst atrocities from history from happening again, Mount Mercy Academy is teaching a class entitled the Holocaust.
Catholic students to visit the BPO
Tue, Feb 7th 2017 01:30 pm
BUFFALO, NY - Students from 19 Catholic schools will attend the BPO's Feb. 8 Music For Youth programs, in Catholic Schools Day at the BPO. The program begins at 10:15 a.m. More than 1600 students are expected to attend this concert at Kleinhans Music Hall.
STREAM-ing at St. Mary Elementary and St. Joseph Schools
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 01:00 pm
St. Mary Elementary School In Lancaster began its STREAM integration during the 2015-2016 school year. "Being a STREAM school takes a lot of planning, organization and professional development for the teachers. Last year, we were new to the program and we learned so much," said Becky Hoag, STREAM coordinator for St. Mary's. The school offers STREAM Academies to all students during the school day on Friday afternoons thanks to the support from principal, Kim Kwitowski. "I am very happy that we are a STREAM school. STREAM education is essential to the future of our children and helps to shape their everyday experiences," stated Kwitowski.
Real world ideas meet real research at St. Peter in Lewiston
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 10:00 am
LEWISTON — During the past two months, science for students at St. Peter School has been focused on real research with real world ideas, working in two different areas of the living environment. Recently, students from grades four, five and six and their teachers were given an opportunity to work with volunteers from Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in Cheektowaga on a project involving the Buffalo River.
Fostering creativity beyond the classroom at Nardin Academy
Wed, Feb 1st 2017 03:00 pm
At Nardin Academy, an independent Catholic school in the heart of the Elmwood Village in the city of Buffalo, an enriching academic experience extends beyond the classroom for students in the co-ed Montessori, co-ed elementary, and high school for young women.
Advocacy for Catholic schools returns funds for mandates
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 03:00 pm
Persistence pays off for Catholic schools - to the tune of $6 million. Advocacy from the NYS Catholic Conference State Coordinating Committee, Catholic school staff and parents has caused New York state to agree to modify the formula used to reimburse all state non-public schools for mandated services those schools provide.
Buffalo native speaks to students on filmmaking, Catholic faith
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 12:40 pm
On Jan. 30 and 31, Jonathan Shaw, an alumnus of Christ the King School in Snyder and filmmaker who has relocated to Hollywood, came to the Buffalo Museum of Science to speak with Catholic schools' seventh-grade students as part of the diocesan STREAM initiative. STREAM focuses on integrating the diverse fields of science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and math into the classroom setting.
Christ the King students collect donations for Buffalo school
Tue, Jan 31st 2017 09:00 am
SNYDER — At Christ the King School, students came together to help fellow students at Our Lady of Black Rock School in Buffalo in the weeks leading up to Christmas by collecting donations for the city students, many of whom are refugees in great need as the weather started getting colder.
National Catholic Schools Week celebrates 'communities of faith, knowledge'
Sun, Jan 29th 2017 08:00 am
WASHINGTON, DC - National Catholic Schools Week 2017 will be observed in dioceses around the country January 29-February 4. This year's theme, "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service," focuses on the important faith-building, academic and societal contributions provided by a Catholic education.
Trocaire's surgical technology program achieves national recognition
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 02:00 pm
Trocaire's surgical technology program was recently congratulated by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting for achieving a 92 percent graduate pass rate of the Certified Surgical Technologist exam for Aug. 1, 2015-July 1, 2016. The organization bestowed its annual merit award upon the college as a result.
Sidewalk design pays homage to Bonaventure Railroad
Wed, Jan 25th 2017 11:00 am
ST. BONAVENTURE — The sidewalk that runs between the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts and Butler Memorial Hall at St. Bonaventure University has a new design that pays tribute to the university's history.
17th annual dinner raises funds for Catholic tuition assistance
Fri, Jan 20th 2017 10:00 am
The community of Western New York came together to celebrate Catholic education in the community at the largest annual diocesan fundraiser for needs-based tuition assistance on Jan. 19. Organized by the Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, the 17th-annual GALA 22:6, formerly known as the Making a Difference Dinner, the event included a presentation of awards to individuals and organizations who have gone above and beyond.
Catholic Foundation names Polly Lougen gala award recipient
Mon, Jan 16th 2017 08:00 am
The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo will recognize Polly Lougen as the Sister Lucille Socciarelli/Father John Sturm Making a Difference Award recipient when it celebrates GALA 22:6 on Jan. 19. It will be held at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center in downtown Buffalo, beginning with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Mary Queen of Angels School offer tours
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 02:25 pm
Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School, providing a quality education for students in Universal Pre-K, kindergarten and grades one through eight, will hold open house opportunities during school hours throughout Catholic Schools Week.
Speech by daughter of Dr. Martin Luther King highlights NU's MLK celebration
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 02:00 pm
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY - Niagara University's annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will include a plethora of activities, the centerpiece of which is a keynote address by the late civil rights leader's youngest daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King.
Christ the King School in Snyder plans annual open house event
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 02:00 pm
Christ the King School, where quality education and faith are long-standing traditions, will host an open house event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, during Catholic Schools Week. The school is conveniently located at Main Street and Lamarck Drive in Snyder.
Catholic leaders welcome expert on school marketing, advancement
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 11:00 am
In December, principals, board members, pastors and administrators of Catholic schools in the diocese met at the Buffalo Club for a presentation by Frank Donaldson, an expert on advancement and marketing of Catholic schools. Donaldson, a New Orleans resident and president of the Institute for School and Parish Development, spoke on "Philosophy, Fundamentals and Processes of Catholic School Development and Advancement."
Diocese of Buffalo to celebrate GALA 22:6 dinner Jan. 19
Tue, Dec 27th 2016 08:00 am
The 17th-annual Catholic Education dinner - GALA 22:6 - will be held on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Proceeds from the dinner will be used to fund needs-based tuition assistance for students attending Catholic elementary schools throughout the eight counties of Western New York. The 2016 event raised more than $267,000.
Major gift pushes Niagara nursing scholarship over $1 million
Mon, Dec 19th 2016 04:00 pm
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY - E. John and Jeanne C. Finn have made an $875,000 gift to support the Jerome Patrick and Alice Conley Corcoran Scholarship at Niagara University.
O'Hara senior honored for cancer project
Sun, Dec 11th 2016 07:00 am
TONAWANDA ­­— Caitlin Persico, a senior at Cardinal O'Hara High School, has been selected to present her research project that she completed over the summer at Roswell Park Cancer Institute to the American Indian Science and Engineering Society national convention on Nov. 10, in Minneapolis.
Canisius CEO chapter wins awards
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 07:00 am
For the eighth time in nine years, the Canisius College chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization took home two Best Chapter Awards at the CEO National Conference and Competition. The Canisius team competed against CEO chapters from over 400 colleges and universities at the competition, which took place in Tampa, Fla., from Oct. 27-29.
DeSales graduate donates half million dollars
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 03:00 pm
More than 50 years after graduating from DeSales Catholic School, a man who found success in the die casting industry is giving back to his alma mater in very big way. David Ryan, who graduated from DeSales in 1960, has donated $500,000 to the small school in Lockport.
D'Youville names new president
Wed, Dec 7th 2016 09:00 am
The D'Youville College Board of Trustees has named Lorrie A. Clemo, as the 15th president of the private college.
Bishop Malone at X-STREAM Games and Expo
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 03:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone interacted with students from Catholic schools during the Diocese of Buffalo 3rd Annual X-Stream Games and Expo. Area Catholic elementary and middle school students competed in the county-wide science fair Sunday afternoon at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute. Look at our exclusive photo gallery here.
Catholic schools participate in X-STREAM expo
Tue, Dec 6th 2016 08:00 am
The third annual X-STREAM Expo rolled, bounced and rose through the halls of St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute in Kenmore on Dec. 4. Nearly 1,000 students from more than 25 area Catholic schools demonstrated their knowledge of science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and math while competing in robotic, cooking and bridge-building activities.
WNYCatholic Weekly Podcast December 4
Sun, Dec 4th 2016 08:00 am
On this week's podcast we talk about Gala 22:6, the annual event supporting Catholic Education scholarships.
St. John Vianney goes to the X-STREAM
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
ORCHARD PARK — The start of the new school year can be overwhelming, especially at a STREAM school. At a welcome-back meeting at St. John Vianney School, faculty informed parents of the fun opportunities it will be offering its students this year. These opportunities have allowed the school to take STREAM to the next level.
Seminarians benefit from inaugural Spiritual Summer program
Wed, Nov 30th 2016 08:00 am
EAST AURORA — For six, third-year seminarians finishing their pastoral year at Christ the King Seminary, the inaugural "Spiritual Summer" program was a transformative step on their paths to the transitional diaconate and ultimately priesthood.
Mount St. Mary Academy to host craft fair
Mon, Nov 28th 2016 08:00 am
Mount St. Mary Academy in Kenmore will host a Holiday Bazaar and Craft Show on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Legos allow students to creatively learn at St. Andrew's
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 03:00 pm
At St. Andrew's Country Day School in Kenmore, Legos, the perennial favorites of children and adults alike, have become a tool for STREAM education instructing children in the fields of science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and math. Throughout the months of October and November, the school held an eight-week after school course, the Lego U STREAM Academy, to teach children in lower grades to collaborate with one another, use critical thinking skills and have fun in the process of learning.
Industrious ants inspire the curiosity of first-grade learners
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 09:00 am
KENMORE — Ants inspired first-graders at St. John the Baptist School to learn about hundreds of kinds of the creatures in the world. In addition to exploring the anatomy of ants, the youngsters discovered the interesting jobs performed by the different species, including weaving homes out of leaves, carrying cargo many times their weight back to their nest, or the pesky ones that bite people.
St. Mary's junior learns from Roswell experience
Mon, Nov 21st 2016 09:00 am
LANCASTER — Gabrielle Burkard, a junior at St. Mary's High School, had the opportunity to participate in the Junior Robotic Surgery Challenge over the summer at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The challenge introduced participants to various career opportunities within health care using hands-on, practical exercises and classroom instruction as well as guest lectures from accomplished professionals.
Le Moyne's Dennis DePerro named president of St. Bonaventure
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 11:00 am
ST. BONAVENTURE - Dr. Dennis DePerro, dean of the Purcell School of Professional Studies at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, has been named the 21st president of St. Bonaventure University. He will take office June 1, 2017.
Hilbert College freshman organizes 5K benefit
Wed, Nov 16th 2016 02:00 pm
HAMBURG - Hilbert College freshman Logan Yotter of Lockport is organizing a 5K race on Nov. 19 to benefit Kaely's Kindness Foundation, which is focused on providing resources for teens living with cancer.
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.
Native of Ghana shares how CRS saved him from hunger
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 01:00 pm
As part of the official humanitarian agency of the Church, aid workers of Catholic Relief Services travel the globe to provide food, shelter, education and other needs to fellow human beings. One man whom CRS touched is Thomas Awiapo, formerly an orphaned child in Ghana, who credits the agency with changing his life and providing him with an education at a CRS-sponsored school after losing most of his family to starvation.
Diocesan physical education conference teaches new skills
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 09:00 am
HAMBURG — A group of 13 physical education teachers from Diocese of Buffalo schools learned how to pump up their P.E. programs in a special physical education conference, held last month at SS. Peter and Paul School, Hamburg, and sponsored by Catholic Schools Athletic Department. This fast-paced session allowed many physical education favorites from upper- and lower-grade levels to be shared with the diocesan faculty.