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Catholic Academy of West Buffalo paints for a brighter future
Sun, Aug 7th 2016 08:00 am
Catholic Academy of West Buffalo will receive 40 gallons of paint to refresh its learning environment. Catholic Academy was selected as the winner of a paint grant through Dibble True Value's partnership with True Value Foundation's "Painting a Brighter Future" program. The grant helps to renew an atmosphere that sets a positive tone for educators to teach and children to learn.
STREAM starts in pre-K at Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls
Sun, Jul 24th 2016 08:00 am
One of the goals at Catholic Academy of Niagara Falls is to lay the foundation of STREAM, starting in pre-K, and to prepare them with 21st century skills that will help them be successful in today's world.
Diocese, parishes warm up for summer faith formation
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 12:00 pm
Over the summer, bonfires blaze, children are out of school and summer clothes make their return from the back of the closet. However, for parishes in the diocese, summer is also a prime opportunity for faith formation and ensuring parishes and their faith remain strong throughout warmer months of the year in Buffalo.
Niagara makes appointment to help service programs
Sun, Jul 17th 2016 08:00 am
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY — A member of the Daughters of Charity Province of St. Louise has been assigned to Niagara University to extend her ministry and service to Niagara Falls and the campus community.
Trocaire College names dean of nursing
Sat, Jul 16th 2016 08:00 am
Dr. Catherine M. Griswold has been named dean of the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing at Trocaire College in Buffalo.
Christ the King Seminary appoints vice rector
Sun, Jul 10th 2016 08:00 am
EAST AURORA — Father Robert A. Wozniak has been appointed vice rector at Christ the King Seminary. The appointment follows the departure of Father Gregory Faulhaber, who is now pastor of Queen of Heaven Parish in West Seneca.
Fidelis Care awards grant for Catholic Charities program
Sat, Jul 9th 2016 08:00 am
This is the 12th consecutive year Fidelis Care has supported the Catholic Charities of Buffalo In-School Social Work Program, recently awarding Catholic Charities a $403,850 grant to continue its commitment to make a difference in the lives of youth, their families and educators.
SBU to host conference on women in the Franciscan tradition
Thu, Jul 7th 2016 10:00 am
The Franciscan Institute and the School of Franciscan Studies at St. Bonaventure University is hosting a conference from July 12-15 on Women in the Franciscan Tradition on the St. Bonaventure campus, as well as a talk on new findings on St. Francis of Assisi.
Adult faith formation conference to be held in August
Mon, Jul 4th 2016 08:00 am
In August, the diocesan Department of Lifelong Faith Formation will welcome a well-known speaker on Catholic adult faith formation to Immaculate Conception Convent of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph in Hamburg. From 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17, "Engaging Adults: Presented by Vibrant Faith" will include Leif Kehrwald of Vibrant Faith, a family faith development coordinator.
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.
Seminary lecture series centers on Year of Mercy
Tue, Jun 14th 2016 09:00 am
EAST AURORA — Christ the King Seminary announced its Summer 2016 Dinner Lecture Series, consisting of four programs centered around the Jubilee Year of Mercy, which will take place in June and July on the seminary's East Aurora campus.
STREAM project helps students reach for the stars - and moon
Mon, Jun 13th 2016 09:00 am
Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga is extremely proud of its status as a STREAM Academy.
St. Bonaventure University rededicates oratory on campus
Tue, Jun 7th 2016 09:30 am
The Franciscan institute at St. Bonaventure University has been helping to reaffirm its tradition and Catholic identity. On May 4, St. Bonaventure rededicated its oratory located in the center of the campus. The building, built in 1927 as a chapel, was originally intended for the celebration of the Eucharist, but has changed over time.
Search for Noah's Ark part of STREAM event
Mon, Jun 6th 2016 09:30 am
As part of their STREAM education, middle school students from 10 diocesan schools viewed the screening of the documentary, "Finding Noah," about an expedition to the summit of Mount Ararat in Turkey to search for scientific evidence of Noah's Ark. The screening took place at the Buffalo Museum of Science.
Roth named interim president of St. Bonaventure University
Fri, Jun 3rd 2016 01:00 pm
Dr. Andrew Roth has been named interim president of St. Bonaventure University, Board of Trustees Chairman Robert Daugherty announced today.
Papal recognition for Sister Denise Roche
Wed, May 25th 2016 10:00 am
Graduation day at D'Youville College was not only special for the 650 students who received diplomas. It also served as a touching tribute to Sister Denise Roche, GNSH, who will retire after nearly 37 years as President of the College.
St. Francis to hold summer enrichment program
Mon, May 23rd 2016 08:00 am
ATHOL SPRINGS — The Summer Enrichment Program at St. Francis High School gives students the opportunity to develop intellectually and creatively while having fun in the summer.
Hilbert College to host summer camp for aspiring filmmakers
Wed, May 18th 2016 09:00 am
HAMBURG — Hilbert College's Digital Media and Communication Department will host a Summer Film Camp for students in grades six to 10. Campers will work together to write, direct and shoot their very own short film.
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.
Bona president honored with papal medal
Mon, May 16th 2016 09:05 am
St. Bonaventure President Sister Margaret Carney, OSF, was honored by Pope Francis during the university's Baccalaureate Mass Saturday afternoon.
Niagara Catholic reaches out to South Sudan
Fri, May 13th 2016 03:00 pm
The entire student body of Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School in Niagara Falls joined in a project teaching global awareness. The seventh- through 12th-graders all learned about the need for clean water in South Sudan, along with the horrors of the Sudanese civil war through the book, "A Long Walk to Water," by Linda Sue Park.
Students to visit Havana as part of new course at Niagara
Thu, May 12th 2016 11:00 am
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY — A new course on Cuban politics and society at Niagara University includes an intensive two-week research program in Havana and its surrounding areas. The faculty-led, field-based research component of Cuban Politics & Society will take place from May 16-29.
Students earn scholarships to help continue Catholic education
Tue, May 10th 2016 03:00 pm
CHEEKTOWAGA — Two students at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School have earned scholarships to continue their Catholic education.
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.
Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School names new president
Sat, May 7th 2016 08:00 am
The board of trustees of Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School in Buffalo has appointed Kevin P. McLaughlin to the newly created position of president, effective July 1.
Catholic school official advocates for education tax credits
Fri, May 6th 2016 10:15 am
In anticipation of the passage of the 2016 New York state budget, advocates for Catholic education had expressed support for education tax credits which would have provided additional financial assistance to low- and middle-income tuition-paying families who send their children to private schools.
Niagara University offering children's summer STEM camps
Wed, May 4th 2016 03:00 pm
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY — Niagara University's College of Education, for several years, has sought to provide access to quality science, technology, engineering, and math education for children - especially girls and low-income youths, who studies show enter the STEM fields at the lowest rates.
SBU invites region to celebrate Sister Margaret's tenure
Wed, Apr 27th 2016 12:00 pm
St. Bonaventure University officials announced a series of activities and commemorations of Sister Margaret Carney's 12-year term as president.
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.