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CKS to celebrate Curé of Ars Awards Dinner
Thu, Oct 1st 2015 10:05 am
EAST AURORA — ­Christ the King Seminary will host its annual Curé of Ars Awards dinner on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Adam's Mark Hotel and Event Center. This year's event will honor Msgr. Thomas F. Maloney and the permanent diaconate community of the Diocese of Buffalo.
Father Maher goes to Washington (to see the pope)
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 08:00 am
Father James Maher said seeing Pope Francis in Washington, D.C., in September is something he will remember for the rest of his life.
Bonaventure alumna to serve as gift bearer at papal Mass
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 12:00 pm
ST. BONAVENTURE - As the chair of 270Catholic, a prominent organization for young Catholics just outside the D.C. Beltway, Jasmine Jaysingh was thrilled just to be asked to be among the throng to greet Pope Francis at Andrews Air Force Base when he arrived in the United States yesterday.
St. Bonaventure students headed to D.C. for Pope Francis visit
Tue, Sep 22nd 2015 12:00 pm
ST. BONAVENTURE - Nine St. Bonaventure University students, in association with Franciscan Action Network, will be traveling to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 22, to watch Pope Francis' address to Congress on a big screen at the National Mall.
Mary Queen of Angels sports boosters host meat raffle
Thu, Sep 17th 2015 02:00 pm
The Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School Sports Boosters will host their third annual meat raffle on Friday, Sept. 25, at St. Andrew's Church, 34 Francis Ave., Sloan. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with the raffle beginning at 7 p.m.
Back to School: Catholic schools are still excellent after all these years
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 10:50 am
A glance through the Catholic school directory recently brought a startling revelation: Catholic schools have been in the Diocese of Buffalo since before there was a Diocese of Buffalo. Two schools, St. Aloysius Regional School in Springville, and SS. Peter & Paul School in Williamsville, have been in operation since 1836, and that's 11 years before the Diocese of Buffalo was established.
O'Hara focuses on growth, new year
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 10:00 am
TONAWANDA — Cardinal O'Hara High School is bragging about its 2015 graduation class, which garnered nearly $7 million in scholarships and acceptance to colleges and universities across the country and its growth in the new year.
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.
Bishop Malone talks the value of education in 'Consider This'
Wed, Sep 9th 2015 10:10 am
Bishop Malone talks about returning to school, faith formation and Catechetical Sunday in a new episode of "Consider This."
Bishop Malone marks beginning of school year with Catholic Academy visit
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 12:00 pm
Thousands of students were welcomed back into school buildings - both public and private - this week. As students, faces filled with joy, smiles and nerves, walked off the bus onto the grounds of the Catholic Academy of West Buffalo Tuesday morning, they were greeted by three of the top diocesan officials - Bishop Richard J. Malone, Diocesan Secretary for Catholic Education Carol Kostyniak, and Diocesan Superintendent of Catholic Schools Sister Carol Cimino, SSJ.
Lasallian mission is alive at St. Joe's
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 08:00 am
If you've ever spent one day at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, you have begun to experience the legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle - the patron saint of all teachers and a true educational innovator who transformed Western education more than 300 years ago.
Nardin Academy promotes smarts, arts and good hearts
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 10:00 am
Nardin Academy in Buffalo, an independent Catholic school, has a long history of developing boys and girls within an academic, spiritually-based focus. The academy encompasses a Montessori school, an elementary school and a high school.
Back to School: Catholic schools prepare students for success
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 08:00 am
Our Catholic schools are strong and advancing purposefully into the future. Catholic schools are essential to the diocesan commitment to evangelization. Throughout the history of the diocese, our Catholic schools have been shining beacons of catechesis, social justice and daily living of the Gospel.
These students with special needs have a request of Pope Francis
Mon, Aug 31st 2015 07:00 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNA) - A group representing Catholic students with intellectual disabilities is hoping a U.S. visit from Pope Francis could spark nothing less than a renaissance in Catholic education.
St. Bonaventure, Hilbert to offer majors in cybersecurity
Fri, Aug 28th 2015 01:00 pm
St. Bonaventure University and Hilbert College announced that they will each offer Bachelor of Science degree programs in Cybersecurity beginning in the fall of 2016. They are the only higher education institutions in the region to offer undergraduate majors in this high-demand field.
Bishop Malone to celebrate SBU's opening Mass Sunday
Wed, Aug 26th 2015 10:00 am
ST. BONAVENTURE - Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, will preside over St. Bonaventure University's Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sunday, Aug. 30.
Growing faculty, administrative team bring new faces to seminary
Tue, Aug 25th 2015 08:00 am
Father Joseph Gatto, president-rector of Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, said students can expect to see a blend of several new faces and a few familiar ones in expanded roles heading into the 2015-16 academic year this fall. It's all part of the story of resurgence taking place at the seminary.
Canisius High School names first female principal
Mon, Aug 24th 2015 10:00 am
Canisius High School in Buffalo named Andrea Tyrpak-Endres the first female principal in the school's 145 years of history. A longtime religion teacher at CHS, her experience includes 40 years in Catholic education.
STREAM training for more than 125 Catholic school teachers
Thu, Aug 20th 2015 12:50 pm
In its second year of the STREAM Education Initiative (S - science T- technology - R - religion - E - engineering A - arts - S science) more than 150 Catholic elementary school teachers will be trained in dynamic 21st century education courses which emphasize inquiry, creativity, design and complex thinking.
President Sister Margaret Carney among 2015 Women of Distinction to be honored by Girl Scouts of WNY
Mon, Aug 17th 2015 10:00 am
ST. BONAVENTURE - St. Bonaventure University President Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., is among nine distinguished women who will be honored by Girl Scouts of Western New York as 2015 Women of Distinction.
Bishop Malone praises the seminary in 'Consider This'
Mon, Aug 10th 2015 01:00 pm
Bishop Richard Malone explains how East Aurora's Christ the King Seminary offer education and services for all of us in a new "Consider This."
Development coordinator helps STREAM schools to 'Gear Up' engineering
Wed, Jul 22nd 2015 08:00 am
With the STREAM initiative flowing along nicely at area Catholic schools, the diocesan Department of Catholic Education will add an engineering-focused element into the mix.
First-grader helps to collect art supplies for children at Roswell
Wed, Jun 17th 2015 10:00 am
A first-grader at Notre Dame Academy in Buffalo recently spearheaded a collection to provide entertainment for and put smiles on faces of children undergoing treatment at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Grace Mallaber organized a collection of 20 boxes of art supplies to be donated to the hospital's pediatric wing.
NY Catholic Conference issues statement on Assembly bill
Tue, Jun 16th 2015 01:00 pm
As the battle for the Parental Choice in Education Act wages on, Assemblywoman Margaret Markey of Queens has sponsored a bill that would reopen child sexual abuse cases to lawsuits years after the abuse. Currently, the state permits the accuser to file suit up to five years after his or her 18th birthday.
St. Joe's Collegiate appoints new principal
Wed, Jun 10th 2015 02:40 pm
St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute has announced the appointment of Brother Christopher Belleman, FSC, as principal, effective immediately.
NYS bishops urge public to tell lawmakers: 'Don't come home without the Education Tax Credit'
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 08:00 am
In the final days of this legislative session in Albany, Governor Andrew Cuomo and key legislators are leading the fight to enact the Education Tax Credit. The governor's plan, called the Parental Choice in Education Act, will help keep Catholic schools affordable.
NY bishops to lobby state leaders on education bill
Mon, Jun 1st 2015 08:00 am
At the invitation of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Bishop Richard J. Malone and several other New York State Bishops and representatives from all eight dioceses will meet with members of the New York State Senate and Assembly today, June 1, at the Executive Mansion in Albany
Educators ask Assemblyman to pass education act
Thu, May 21st 2015 10:00 am
A dozen educators, parents and students marched around the office of New York State Assemblymember Sean Ryan on May 20 chanting those slogans and carrying signs to let him know that as voters, they wanted him to pass the Parental Choice in Education Act.
St. Joe's announces Collegiate Summer
Fri, May 15th 2015 09:00 am
St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute has scheduled this year's Collegiate Summer! for June 29 through July 24. The a four-week program is designed exclusively for students entering eighth grade. The program takes place at St. Joe's (845 Kenmore Avenue) and aims to help young men get ready for high school - and have some fun too.
Cuomo, Catholic leaders promote parental choice in revised proposal
Tue, May 12th 2015 04:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and Bishop Richard J. Malone joined together today to introduce the Parental Choice in Education Act, a revised version of the Education Tax Credit bill. Educators and students alike gathered together at Eggertsville Youth and Community Center to hear of the common goal of religion and government.
Robert Bennett appointed to Catholic School Advisory Council
Tue, May 5th 2015 04:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone has named former New York State Regent Chancellor Robert M. Bennett to the Diocese of Buffalo's Catholic School Advisory Council, the panel which advises the bishop on matters related to Catholic education.
St. Joe's student receives national scholarship
Tue, May 5th 2015 02:25 pm
St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute is proud to announce that senior Andrew Siaw-Asamoah was named a 2014-15 National Merit Achievement Scholarship winner. He will receive one of 7,600 National Merit Scholarships, worth approximately $33 million.
St. Joseph University School alumnus returns to share success story
Wed, Apr 29th 2015 08:00 am
How does a high school dropout grow up to become president and chief executive officer of two international banks, run multi-million dollar enterprises, manage over a thousand employees and socialize with a queen? "Luck," says author Patrick Blewett.
St. Mary's community cleans, furnishes home for immigrants
Fri, Apr 24th 2015 12:35 pm
More than 50 members of the St. Mary's High School community, including members of the student senate, faculty, staff and parents, spent a recent Saturday morning on the West Side of Buffalo cleaning and furnishing a home for a refugee family.
Villa Maria College names new director of athletics
Sun, Apr 19th 2015 02:00 pm
Villa Maria College has appointed Don Silveri as director of athletics for the college's recently announced sports program. Silveri will bring 38 years of experience as an administrator and coach to re-build the program, while also serving as head coach of the men's basketball team, where his own coaching career began nearly 40 years ago.
Holocaust survivor speaks to Mount St. Mary Academy students
Sat, Apr 11th 2015 08:00 am
Renee Resler Joffe, a volunteer for the Holocaust Resource Center's Speakers Bureau, spoke to Mount St. Mary Academy students on March 30, detailing her experiences in Occupied France. Joffe lived with her mother, father and younger sister in Paris during the outbreak of the war and first years of occupation, before escaping to Southern France.
St. Francis High School to build athletic complex
Thu, Apr 2nd 2015 08:00 am
ATHOL SPRINGS — The Franciscan Friars of Our Lady of the Angels Province, the board of trustees of St. Francis High School, has given final approval for the school to move forward with a multi-million dollar outdoor athletic complex redevelopment project. The province has also shown its support and dedication to the school by making a substantial donation.
Statement from Cardinal Dolan on behalf of the NYSCC
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 06:00 pm
My brother bishops and I are sorely disappointed in all of our political leaders in Albany, who again assured us of their strong personal support, but again could not deliver for the children of our state. Yet we have no alternative but to turn to them again and implore them to please pass this legislation once and for all before the close of the legislative session.
Mount St. Mary Academy helps students believe in themselves
Fri, Mar 27th 2015 12:00 pm
There's something to smile about at Mount St. Mary Academy. The Kenmore school has launched a project designed to boost the self-confidence of the students and lift the spirits of the community. The MSM Friends of Rachel Club started a Pocket Paper Project asking every student to think of an affirmation, then "Write It, Read It, Believe It."
Francis Center helps children with reading, math skills
Tue, Mar 24th 2015 11:00 am
The Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity at Stella Niagara are providing an after-school tutoring program for young children in Niagara Falls.