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Canisius student gives back
Fri, Feb 2nd 2018 09:00 am
If there were an award for the Canisius student involved in the most extracurricular activities, Matthew Sullivan would certainly be a top contender. He has embraced the Ignatian concept of magis by taking the lead on several projects to help children in Buffalo and around the world. "My mom always says that nothing you have matters if you can't share it," said Sullivan.
Bishop recognizes the difference in Catholic schools during pastoral visit
Thu, Feb 1st 2018 02:00 pm
As the Diocese of Buffalo celebrates its educational institutions during Catholic Schools Week, Bishop Richard J. Malone made a pastoral visit to St. Aloysius Church and Regional School in Springville Thursday morning.
'Let It Begin With Me' honors students who make a difference
Wed, Jan 31st 2018 02:00 pm
Catholics believe that the first step in making a difference in the world is starting with oneself. Under the leadership of its new principal, Jonna Johnson, St. John the Baptist School in Alden has chosen to honor those students who have gone a step further to better their community through acts of selflessness and kindness to others.
New technology at St. Mary School enhances learning
Wed, Jan 31st 2018 09:00 am
SWORMVILLE — The dream of one-to-one computing has been realized at St. Mary School, thanks to the generosity of the St. Mary's faith community and the creativity of the St. Mary's faculty. All students are benefiting from the latest technology and teaching methods that technology brings to the classroom.
Dynamic parish life, engagement key to faith formation
Tue, Jan 30th 2018 12:00 pm
Since Bishop Richard J. Malone approved the diocese's newest faith formation curriculum, "Forming Disciples," for gradual implementation over the next few years, parishes have been making changes in religious education programs in terms of how parish communities learn together.
Five keys to Catholic education
Mon, Jan 29th 2018 04:00 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile (CNA/EWTN News) — Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, recently proposed five keys for pastoral education "to respond in depth to the current challenges of society."
Williamsville art teacher gives confidence, receives award
Mon, Jan 29th 2018 04:00 pm
Students of SS. Peter & Paul School in Williamsville learn about the atrocities of Auschwitz in art class. They develop pride in their school in art class. They discover confidence in art class. They learn about art from Mary McIntyre.
St. John's students use hi-tech tools in science
Fri, Jan 26th 2018 04:00 pm
Technology has created quite an effect at St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore, and now the students have the tools to measure that reaction.
Olean Association to honor former Bonaventure president
Fri, Jan 26th 2018 01:00 pm
The Greater Olean Association of Church has announced former St. Bonaventure University President Sister Margaret Carney, OSF, as recipient of the 2018 Ecumen Award and the Agency Recognition Award.
Remembering a generous friend of Catholic Charities and education
Tue, Jan 23rd 2018 09:00 am
More than a thousand people turned out at Kleinhans Music Hall on Monday afternoon to celebrate the life of Robert G. Wilmers, longtime CEO and chairman of M&T Bank Corporation. Bishop Richard J. Malone recalled Wilmers as a 'remarkable gentleman' whose personal generosity benefited Catholic education and Catholic Charities.
St. Andrew students place as finalists in Future City competition
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 09:00 am
Over two dozen area middle schools looked toward the future and designed cities to fit into the global issues we face today.
iPads give new opportunities for Cantalician Center students
Fri, Jan 19th 2018 11:00 am
The Cantalician Center in Depew offers a full range of services for individuals with disabilities, from children through adults. Thanks to a $125,000 grant from the Tower Foundation, the center has been able to give nonverbal children a new way to communicate with teachers, family members and friends with the help of the latest technology.
Dunkirk Catholic school opens doors to hurricane victims
Thu, Jan 18th 2018 09:00 am
Northern Chautauqua Catholic School learned the word "amiga" in November, when two sisters who lost their home to Hurricane Maria were welcomed to the Dunkirk school. Amiga is the feminized Spanish word for friend.
St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute preparing for next president
Fri, Jan 12th 2018 01:00 pm
KENMORE ­— The St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute board of trustees announced, the appointment of Christopher Fulco, Ed.D., as the next president of the Kenmore school. He will assume the role after the retirement of Robert T. Scott, AFSC, on June 30.
Mount St. Mary students collect over 10,000 food items, 300 gifts for needy
Tue, Jan 2nd 2018 10:00 am
KENMORE — Mount St. Mary Academy celebrated the Advent season by sharing with those in need. Led by the student volunteer organization, Z-Club, students collected over 10,000 food items, which were donated to local shelters.
Taking Flight Dinner to benefit FICE on March 8
Wed, Dec 27th 2017 10:00 am
Growing up, my parents instilled in my three brothers and me that our Catholic faith was not what you do on Sundays, it's who you are. It is the constant celebration of the value of goodness, and this has had a profound influence on the way I think, behave and act.
Annual GALA 22:6 education dinner to be held Feb. 1
Mon, Dec 18th 2017 04:15 pm
The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo will hold its 18th annual Catholic Education dinner, GALA 22:6, on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The 2018 Bishop's Medal honorees will include the chair couples for the Upon This Rock capital campaign, the Montante family and Uniland Development Company.
Oishei high school scholarships available
Fri, Dec 15th 2017 01:00 pm
The John R. Oishei Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of full tuition scholarships for incoming high school freshmen at area independent secondary schools for the fall of 2018.
Villa student, faculty art featured in FOX's 'Bob's Burgers'
Fri, Dec 15th 2017 11:00 am
Villa Maria College Animation student Bridget McCleary '17 and Animation faculty members Lee Terwilliger '14 and Valery Amborski '14 each had their work selected and featured in a fan-drawn episode of Bob's Burgers, which airs on FOX.
Mount St. Mary Academy recognizes Sister Regina Murphy, SSMN
Fri, Dec 15th 2017 11:00 am
Sister Regina Murphy, SSMN (formerly Sister Damian) received the 2017 Mount St. Mary Academy Distinguished Educator Award, which honors a former faculty member for her dedication to academic excellence and the care of her students. The award was presented as part of Mount St. Mary Academy's 90th anniversary celebration.
Villa Maria Food Pantry provides holiday meals
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 04:00 pm
The Sister Mary Josette Food Pantry at Villa Maria College packed two-hundred bags of holiday meals for food pantry clients with the help of the News Neediest Fund run by The Buffalo News. The Fund purchases holiday meals with the help of cash donations, which are then distributed to food pantries by the Food Bank of WNY.
St. Joe's honored alumni include Marvel Studios writer
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 12:00 pm
For good or ill, many people go through high school and begin to form the adult they will become. Four St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute alumni who made their marks on the world were honored by the private school with inductions into the SJCI Fine Arts Wall of Honor during a ceremony at Buffalo State College Dec. 13.
Canisius introduces new MS degree in data analytics
Tue, Dec 12th 2017 08:00 am
Canisius College will introduce a new master's of science degree in data analytics, beginning in fall 2018. This new and emerging field applies fundamental scientific principles to the analysis of large, complex data sets. At Canisius, the data analytics program will function as a uniquely interdisciplinary major designed to provide students with a graduate-level education in three core components of the field: statistics, computer science and business (including accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing).
Schools' superintendent, Sister Carol Cimino to retire at end of school year
Thu, Dec 7th 2017 08:00 am
Sister Carol Cimino, SSJ, has announced that she will step down as superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Buffalo at the end of the current school year. "I think I've done what I was supposed to do here," said Sister Carol. "I think I've helped to grow some innovative programs in the diocese. I think we've stabilized the schools. We've got a crop of principals who are just second to none right now."
Students have X-STREAM fun at fourth-annual expo
Wed, Dec 6th 2017 01:00 pm
Students from Catholic elementary schools throughout the diocese met at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute in Kenmore for the fourth year to have X-STREAM amounts of fun showing off their creations, ranging from the mechanical to the culinary and everything in between. The Dec. 3 X-STREAM Games and Expo, which the high school has hosted since its inception, is the pinnacle of the diocesan STREAM program, focusing on science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and mathematics. It allows students to compete against their peers as members of the newest generation of inventors, while community members, parents, family and friends come to see what their children can do.
St. John Vianney will take video games to the X-STREAM
Thu, Nov 30th 2017 01:00 pm
At St. John Vianney School in Orchard Park, students have been learning about science, technology, religion, engineering, the arts and mathematics as a school participating in the diocesan STREAM program. As December rolls around, they are preparing to take what they have learned to the X-STREAM by making their own video games.
Niagara University launches new program to feed needy
Thu, Nov 30th 2017 09:00 am
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY — Niagara University capped off its 2017 celebration of Vincentian Heritage Week by announcing the coordination of a partnership that will donate leftover food items from its dining halls to two of its nonprofit community partners.
St. Joe's announces 2017 Fine Arts Wall of Honor inductees
Wed, Nov 29th 2017 09:00 am
The St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute Alumni Association is pleased to announce that the following individuals will be placed on the Fine Arts Wall of Honor: Artie Kwitchoff '84, Christopher Markus '87, Zachary Cain '98 and JJ Wright '03.
'Christmas at Hilbert' set for Dec. 3
Wed, Nov 29th 2017 08:00 am
A Live Nativity will bring the Christmas story to life during Hilbert College's 20th annual Christmas celebration from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 3. The celebration will include a children's Christmas party, complete with a visit from Santa, following the nativity.
O'Hara senior takes on sports world with his writing
Tue, Nov 28th 2017 09:00 am
TONAWANDA — Adam Gorski plans to make his mark in the world through his sports writing.
Upon This Rock surpasses $100 million goal
Tue, Nov 21st 2017 09:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone announced the diocesan Upon This Rock capital and endowment campaign has raised $107 million since February 2016, surpassing its goal of $100 million, thanks to the donations and efforts of 27,000 benefactors who gave gifts of varying sizes. The bishop made the announcement during a press conference Nov. 20.
A STREAM of learning opportunities at St. Peter School
Mon, Nov 20th 2017 09:00 am
LEWISTON — St. Peter School has been formally accepted into Cohort 4 of the Buffalo Diocese STREAM initiative. STREAM is an integrated approach to education that brings science, technology, religion, engineering, the arts and mathematics to all students in all grades. The goal is to better prepare students for successful careers in the 21st-century workforce in a field where jobs for recent graduates are in high demand.
St. Francis students build brotherhood
Fri, Nov 17th 2017 09:00 am
The word "brotherhood" is used a lot around St. Francis High School. The Athol Springs institution, steeped deep into Franciscan values, uses the term to describe the all-male student body. Where the teachers provide the education and the friars imbue the Franciscan values, it is up to the students themselves to support one another.
Diocese to begin implementing new faith formation curriculum
Thu, Nov 16th 2017 10:25 am
In September, the Diocese of Buffalo began implementing a new faith formation curriculum, "Forming Disciples." To prepare parish leadership for this transition, diocesan staff from the Department of Lifelong Faith Formation have visited over 155 parishes to discuss it and answer questions. Parishes are being supported to develop their own implementation plans, likely to spread out over two to three years, rather than a few months.
Dr. Dennis DePerro officially installed as St. Bonaventure University President
Tue, Nov 7th 2017 09:00 am
Considering it an "awesome privilege," Dr. Dennis R. DePerro was formally installed Friday afternoon as the 21st president of St. Bonaventure University.
St. Joe's announces fall production of 'Arsenic and Old Lace'
Fri, Nov 3rd 2017 02:00 pm
KENMORE — The St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute Visual and Performing Arts Department is proud to announce the upcoming production of "Arsenic and Old Lace," written by Joseph Kesselring. The performances will take place in the Cullen Theater for the Arts at St. Joe's on Friday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 5 at 2 p.m.
Diocesan schools receive donated computers via federal program
Thu, Nov 2nd 2017 10:00 am
A federal government program, Computers for Learning, enabled Immaculate Conception School in East Aurora and St. Mark School in Buffalo to receive updated computer labs. Last month, Roxanne Perry, technology teacher at Immaculate Conception, and Brian Brennan, technology coordinator at St. Mark's, spoke about the effects that these donations have had on the schools.
Seminary to host lecture on the Holocaust
Wed, Oct 25th 2017 09:00 am
EAST AURORA — A lecture on "Remembering the Holocaust: Continuing Ethical and Spiritual Challenges" will be held on Friday, Oct. 27, in the Main Dining Room of Christ the King Seminary, 711 Knox Road.
St. Joe's hosts STREAM training for Catholic school teachers
Wed, Oct 25th 2017 09:00 am
As they prepared for the start of the new school year, teachers from Catholic schools throughout the diocese met at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute in Kenmore for training on important elements of the STREAM initiative, focusing on the fields of science, technology, religion, engineering, art and mathematics. A total of 400 teachers from 30 schools came to the high school to learn more about 28 topics including STEM courses, tech courses, science lab courses and other aspects of the initiative, which has been well-received as a model in educating children to pursue promising career paths.
Upon This Rock to provide more tuition assistance
Fri, Oct 20th 2017 04:30 pm
Dozens of additional students in Western New York will receive tuition assistance to attend a Catholic school next year, thanks to the Upon This Rock campaign. Next September, about $250,000 is expected to be made available for tuition assistance as a first installment from the Upon This Rock capital campaign, which may eventually grant $600,000 in Catholic school tuition assistance per year.