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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.
Students to be featured in hospital's art mosaic
Thu, Apr 21st 2016 11:00 am
EAST AURORA — When patients, family members, and visitors walk into the future John R. Oishei Children's Hospital, they will be greeted by 10,000 smiles. These smiles will be in the hospital's community art mosaic.
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.
Catholic cadets report for training
Thu, Apr 14th 2016 03:00 pm
It was a picture perfect day for flying Thursday afternoon, when four United States Army Blackhawk helicopters touched down on the rugby pitch of Niagara University. They came to pick up 80 ROTC cadets and bring them to a Joint Leadership Field Exercise at Fort Drum, NY.
Secretary of Education strengthened schools' Catholic identity
Wed, Apr 13th 2016 09:00 am
Beyond strengthening Catholic identity, Carol Kostyniak says she is most proud of applying sound business practice to the Department of Catholic Schools over the past 10 years. The secretary for Catholic Education will retire in May from her position with the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, but the road that led her to it was a winding one.
Villa Maria College adds Digital Media and Communication program this fall
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 04:10 pm
CHEEKTOWAGA — Villa Maria College is responding to the ever-increasing role emerging technology has taken in traditional communication by announcing it will offer a bachelor of science degree program in Digital Media and Communication beginning with the fall 2016 semester. Students can begin registering for the program immediately.
St. Bonaventure to host April 14 Holocaust Remembrance Service
Fri, Apr 8th 2016 11:00 am
ST. BONAVENTURE - St. Bonaventure University will observe Holocaust Remembrance Day with a memorial service at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in the University Chapel, Doyle Hall. The public is invited.
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.
Career fair has students looking to the future
Fri, Apr 1st 2016 03:00 pm
Mary Queen of Angels School said hello to the doctors, designers and dancers of the future on March 30. The Cheektowaga school held its first career fair with students presenting on the jobs they might want when they become adults.
Inagural education forum at St. Bonaventure to focus on Common Core
Wed, Mar 23rd 2016 01:35 pm
ST. BONAVENTURE - St. Bonaventure University School of Education Dean Nancy Casey, Ed.D., today announced the creation of the Education Forum, an annual event focusing on contemporary issues in pre-K to 12th-grade education.
St. Bonaventure University honors Father Bayne
Tue, Mar 22nd 2016 09:30 am
ST. BONAVENTURE - St. Bonaventure University will honor Father Joseph Bayne, OFM Conv., and three other outstanding Buffalo community members with the 2016 Gaudete Medal on Thursday, April 28, at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
Fate of Education Tax Credit lies with Assembly
Fri, Mar 18th 2016 02:00 pm
With an April 1 deadline approaching to finalize the New York state budget, Western New York Catholics at all levels continue to push for passage of legislation that would include an Education Tax Credit to help families defray the cost of Catholic education.
Notre Dame High School scores points with new principal
Fri, Mar 18th 2016 10:30 am
Wade Bianco still talks in football terms. The former coach took over the role of principal at Notre Dame High School in Batavia last summer, and he's already looking to score one for the school.
Bona women reach Sweet 16 in Inside Higher Ed NCAA bracket
Wed, Mar 16th 2016 01:00 pm
ST. BONAVENTURE - St. Bonaventure's women's basketball team hasn't even arrived in Oregon for its first-round NCAA game Friday night, and it's already reached the Sweet 16.
Christ the King Seminary faculty to offer parish lectures
Fri, Mar 11th 2016 09:00 am
EAST AURORA — Members of the faculty of Christ the King Seminary will be offering a series of lectures at parishes throughout the diocese this spring. While there are always opportunities for people to visit the seminary for classes, workshops, retreats and lectures, the new lecture series brings the extensive knowledge of the seminary faculty, many of whom hold doctorate degrees in sacred theology or related fields, out into the diocese.
Students in Kenmore learn about energy usage, pope's encyclical
Thu, Mar 10th 2016 09:00 am
At St. Andrew's Country Day School in Kenmore, students in the middle school grades are in the process of learning more about energy use and how to live according to Pope Francis' call to care for their common home.
St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute Swing Choir wins national award
Fri, Mar 4th 2016 02:15 pm
The Lasallian Association of Secondary School Chief Administrators (LASSCA) presented its Brother Michael Collins Award for Excellence to the St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute Swing Choir, during its conference on Feb. 21, in San Antonio, Texas.
Bishop Malone comments on Immaculata Academy
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 09:50 pm
While we fully understand the reasons behind the decision to close the Academy, we are saddened over the Sisters' decision to end their sponsorship of the Academy and the decision of the Board of Trustees to close the school.
Former Congressmen to visit St. Bonaventure to discuss election, global issues
Mon, Feb 22nd 2016 09:00 am
James T. Walsh (R-N.Y.) and Richard H. Stallings (D-Idaho), former members of the U.S. House of Representatives, will visit St. Bonaventure University March 6-8 as part of the Congress to Campus program.
Bishop Malone announces Upon This Rock capital campaign
Fri, Feb 19th 2016 09:35 am
On Feb. 18, Bishop Richard J. Malone formally announced Upon This Rock, a five-year, $100 million capital campaign that will fund the Diocese of Buffalo's mission in three specific areas. These three pillars, which the campaign calls "those we serve," "those who serve" and "how we serve," involve investing money into the future of diocesan parishes, caring for retired priests, and supporting efforts of Catholic Charities and Catholic education, all with the goal of ensuring a solid future for the diocese.
Nardin Academy embraces community and the world
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 09:00 am
Nardin Academy, an independent Catholic school, provides an enriching academic experience, allowing students in the Montessori school, elementary school, and high school to broaden their horizons and explore new perspectives on a daily basis through hands-on, cross-curricular instruction.
O'Hara High School constructs new culinary arts room
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 09:00 am
With the start of the new year, Cardinal O'Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda is planning to start an updated program for aspiring chefs.
Diocesan school leaders attend World Congress on Catholic Education
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 01:00 pm
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Vatican II education document "Gravissimum Educationis," the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education convened a World Congress in Rome.
Parents and students urge legislature adopt scholarship bill
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 02:00 pm
ALBANY - Students and parents who benefitted from needs-based scholarships appeared today before the Legislature's fiscal committees to urge passage of a bill that would provide opportunities to more New Yorkers like them.
Catholic schools encourage everyone to register to vote
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 01:00 pm
The Department of Catholic Schools wants you to vote, and will do what it takes to help you register.
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.
Products of Catholic education evident at Gala 22:6
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 01:00 pm
The results of Catholic education were on display. From the handmade robots to the generous donations to the touching video of a grad who tragically passed away, Gala 22:6 showed the power of what a Catholic education can do.
Christ the King Seminary plans pilgrimage to France, Italy
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 09:00 am
Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora will host a unique opportunity to see many sites of historical significance in Europe from June 12-23, 2016. The pilgrimage is courtesy of Nawas International, a company that has arranged Christian pilgrimages to Europe and the Holy Land for the last 66 years.
Canisius grant to establish Be the Light Youth Theology Institute
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 09:00 am
Canisius College in Buffalo is one of a select group of private four-year colleges and universities across the nation to receive a grant from the Lilly Endowment. Canisius will receive $583,000 to establish the Be the Light Youth Theology Institute at the college.
D'Youville College to offer graduate program in anatomy
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 09:00 am
D'Youville College in Buffalo has received approval from the State Education Department to offer a graduate program in anatomy that will include current techniques being used in anatomical research.
Daily themes suggested for Catholic Schools Week
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 09:00 am
The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2016 is "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service." The annual observance, which is a project of the National Catholic Educational Association, starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2016 is Jan. 31-Feb. 6.
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.
Catholic Education Dinner provides help with tuition assistance
Tue, Jan 19th 2016 02:00 pm
The 16th annual Catholic Education dinner - GALA 22:6 - will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. More than 1,200 guests are expected to attend the event, which is The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo's largest annual fundraiser for Catholic education.
Bonaventure president announces retirement
Tue, Jan 19th 2016 10:15 am
ST. BONAVENTURE - After almost 20 years of service to the university, the last 12 as its president, St. Bonaventure University President Sister Margaret Carney, OSF, announced her decision to step down from the position on July 31.
O'Hara students share Christmas spirit
Tue, Dec 15th 2015 09:00 am
TONAWANDA — Students at Cardinal O'Hara High School in Tonawanda take to heart, "What It Means to Be a Franciscan," a phrase generated by the school's Franciscan philosophy.
Catholic students learn computer programming
Tue, Dec 15th 2015 09:00 am
Computers have become so commonplace they have lost their mystique. The kids who eagerly programmed their Texas Instruments back in the '80s have grown up and been replaced with kids who can download any app to fit their fancy. Believe it or not, the world needs more programmers.
Canisius High School showcases music and art for Christmas
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 09:30 am
Being a part of a team at school often brings to mind sports teams, but Canisius High School Fine Arts Department Chair Kevin Durkin points out that the school's music programs could be considered teams as well.
Swormville school to stage Christmas production
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 09:00 am
A unique adaptation of the classic holiday tale, "A Christmas Carol," will be presented live on stage at St. Mary School in Swormvillle on Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
Students go XSTREAM with inventions
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 04:00 pm
The Diocese of Buffalo held its second annual Xtreme Games and Expo, and cats everywhere are grateful.
WNY Chamber Orchestra presents 'Baroque for the Holidays' at SBU
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 10:45 am
ST. BONAVENTURE - The Western New York Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Glen Cortese, will perform the program "Baroque for the Holidays" at St. Bonaventure's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9. It is the fourth concert in the 2015-2016 Friends of Good Music concert series.