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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.
Bonaventure, Hilbert conclude merger discussions
Mon, Mar 23rd 2015 11:00 am
St. Bonaventure University and Hilbert College announced the conclusion of their integration efforts and agreed to continue to collaborate on key strategic initiatives in keeping with their 20-year partnership.
Diocese partners with Museum of Science for STREAM
Sat, Mar 21st 2015 08:00 am
To continue the forward motion of this exciting diocesan initiative, more than 160 teachers from the 10 pilot STREAM (science, technology, religion, engineering, arts and math) schools in the Diocese of Buffalo took part in a professional development program Friday afternoon.
St. Joe's principal returns to Niagara Wheatfield schools
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 02:25 pm
St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute principal Jeffery Hazel has been named Director of Instructional Technology and Learning for the Niagara Wheatfield Public School District. The district's Board of Education approved the hiring at its regular meeting on Mar. 16.
St. Bonaventure's Buffalo Center to host graduate school information session March 21
Wed, Mar 18th 2015 12:00 pm
A graduate school information session will be held from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, March 21, at St. Bonaventure University's Buffalo Center, located at Hilbert College, 5200 South Park Ave.
Trocaire College to host annual Nutrition and Wellness Fair
Tue, Mar 17th 2015 02:00 pm
As a celebration of National Nutrition Month, Trocaire College will once again host a Nutrition and Wellness Fair to be held on Wednesday, March 25 from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm on the college's Main Campus, 360 Choate Avenue in South Buffalo.
Msgr. O'Neill recognized for contributions to Catholic education
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 08:00 am
Msgr. Kevin T. O'Neill, canonical administrator at Mary Queen of Angels Regional School in Cheektowaga, reflected upon his work supporting Catholic schools after he received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the annual Catholic education dinner for his ministry and service in January.
St. Joe's presents 'Damn Yankees' this weekend
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 04:00 pm
The St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute Visual and Performing Arts Department is proud to announce that "Damn Yankees" will be presented the weekend of March 6-8.
STREAM continues to foster innovative lessons
Mon, Mar 2nd 2015 02:00 pm
EAST AURORA — In celebration of Black History Month in February, Immaculate Conception School welcomed dancers and a drummer from the African-American Cultural Center to teach students about African dance.
Trocaire to host citizens preparedness training course
Fri, Feb 20th 2015 10:45 am
Trocaire College will host a Citizens Preparedness Training course for New York state residents to attend. The course will take place on Wed., March 11 from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. in the Margaret Wendt Center at the main campus located at 360 Choate Avenue in South Buffalo.
St. Bonaventure professor gives TEDxBuffalo talk on Internet addiction
Fri, Feb 13th 2015 10:20 am
ST. BONAVENTURE — Dr. Kimberly Young has been looking deeply into Internet addiction since the days of AOL chatrooms. She was the first to identify Internet addiction and its impact on our children, families and culture.
Internationally-known organic chemist comes to Canisius
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 02:10 pm
BUFFALO, NY - The Canisius College departments of chemistry and biochemistry will welcome internationally-renowned organic chemist Phil S. Baran, PhD, to campus on Friday, March 13 at 1:00 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center, located at the corner of Main Street and Eastwood Place. Presented under the auspices of the Paul G. Gassman Memorial Seminar at Canisius College, Baran's lecture is entitled "Studies in Natural Product Synthesis." The event is free and open to the public.
Villa Maria College launches athletics program
Sun, Feb 8th 2015 08:00 am
Villa Maria College is getting back into the college sports game by relaunching their athletics program. Beginning in fall 2015, students will be able to compete in intercollegiate men's and women's soccer and basketball.
Program to help obtain high school equivalency diploma
Sat, Feb 7th 2015 08:00 am
Our Lady of Charity Parish in Buffalo will host a program for young people 16-21 who would like to obtain their high school equivalency diploma. The program will be held at Maguire Hall at 51 Alamo Place and is free of charge.
St. Bonaventure to welcome Thomas Marra as 2015 Leader in Residence
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 10:00 am
ST. BONAVENTURE — St. Bonaventure will welcome alumnus Thomas M. Marra, president and chief executive officer of Symetra Financial Corporation and a former university trustee, as the 2015 guest of the Building Extraordinary Leaders series.
St. Bona receives grant to recruit STEM students
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 01:00 pm
ST. BONAVENTURE — The National Science Foundation has awarded St. Bonaventure University almost $600,000 to help recruit talented students interested in science, technology, engineering and math for fall 2015.
Catholic Charities receives two grants totaling $200,000 for creation of Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 12:00 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo's Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program recently received two grants totaling $200,000 to develop a Hospitality and Tourism Training Institute (HTTI), in partnership with Niagara University's (NU) College of Hospitality and Tourism Management Program.
SBU's Family Business Club excels creatively in global case competition
Wed, Feb 4th 2015 11:30 am
St. Bonaventure's Family Business Club was recognized for its innovative and unique case solutions and delivery at the globally renowned Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC). The event was held from Jan. 8 to 11 at the University of Vermont.
Catholic Academy holds open house
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 03:00 pm
Catholic Academy of West Buffalo, 1069 Delaware Ave., has scheduled an open house for Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 5, from 6:30 - 8 p.m.. The school invites prospective families interested in enrolling children for the 2015-2016 academic year to tour the school and meet faculty, administrators and parents.
A GALA celebration of Catholic Schools
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 01:00 pm
Educators, administrators and no less than four bishops gathered to celebrate Catholic education on Jan. 29. Now called GALA 22:6, the 15th annual dinner to support Catholic education was held at the Buffalo/Niagara Convention Center.
St. Bonaventure alumn to speak on sustainability
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 01:00 pm
St. Bonaventure University will host Tom Boney, vice president and general manager of Automotive Value Stream, Novelis North America, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Dresser Auditorium of the John J. Murphy Professional Building.
15th annual Catholic Education Dinner planned for tonight
Thu, Jan 29th 2015 12:00 pm
The 15th annual Catholic Education dinner will be held tonight, Jan. 29, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The 2015 dinner will mark Bishop Richard Malone's third year celebrating Catholic schools in the Diocese of Buffalo. Nearly 1,200 guests are expected to attend.
Bishops celebrate Catholic Schools Week
Thu, Jan 29th 2015 09:00 am
Catholic Schools Week is celebrated in the Diocese of Buffalo and nationally January 25 - January 31. Several Catholic bishops from throughout the United States recorded their thoughts on Catholic education.
St. Mary's volleyball star earns Gatorade award
Thu, Jan 29th 2015 08:00 am
St. Mary's High School senior Leah Meyer received the Gatorade Volleyball Player of the Year Award for New York State. The 6'3" middle also announced her plans to attend Duke University at the Jan. 9 presentation.
Catholic leaders react to Education Tax Credit
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 05:00 pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo included the Education Investment Tax Credit in his 2015 budget proposal Wednesday, pleasing many Catholic leaders who have been advocating for the bill for years. The New York Senate passed the tax credit bill, which allows taxpayers to claim credits for donations to public schools or private scholarships for students attending parochial schools.
Education dinner gets new name - GALA 22:6
Wed, Jan 21st 2015 09:00 am
The 15th annual Catholic Education dinner will take place on Thursday, Jan. 29, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The 2015 dinner will mark Bishop Richard J. Malone's third year celebrating Catholic schools in the Diocese of Buffalo. More than 1,200 guests are expected to attend.
Area Catholic school students participate in Future City Competition
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 05:30 pm
Eleven of the eighteen schools participating in the annual Future City Competition for middle school students are Catholic schools in Western New York. The competition will be held on Saturday, Jan. 24, at Mount St. Mary High School, 3756 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Father Peter Karalus named to Catholic School Advisory Council
Fri, Jan 16th 2015 04:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone has appointed the pastor of St. John Paul II Parish, Lake View, to the Catholic School Advisory Council, the panel which advises the bishop on Catholic elementary school issues. His parish is also home to Southtowns Catholic School. Father Peter J. Karalus joined the panel in December 2014.
Education leaders call for support for state tax credit
Thu, Jan 15th 2015 03:00 pm
Administrators in the Department of Catholic Schools are asking supporters to contact New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to support the Education Tax Credit proposal in his 2015 executive budget. The tax credit would help encourage donations to private scholarship funds, which officials believe would generation an additional $150 in awards for students and families.
Education administrative assistant receives state award
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 01:00 pm
One of Buffalo's own received recognition for her years of dedicated service to Catholic education. Nancy DiBerardino, administrative assistant for the diocesan Catholic School's Department, received the Lighting the Fire for Education Award from the Catholic School Administrators Association of New York State in November.
Catholic schools engage students in 'Hour of Code'
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 10:00 am
The diocesan schools selected to pilot the STREAM initiative participated in an international program designed to encourage more children to become interested in the quickly growing field of computer science and also help prepare for careers.
Students take their tech knowledge to the X STREAM in expo
Wed, Dec 10th 2014 04:00 pm
On Dec. 7, Catholic school students used science, engineering and technology to move blocks, hold erasers and launch bottles into the sky. The students took part in an X STREAM Games and Expo sponsored by the diocesan Department of Catholic Education, held at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute in Kenmore.
Gallery of Catholic parishes and schools hit by snow storm
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 03:00 pm
WNY Catholic Photographer Patrick McPartland ventured out to visit diocesan parishes and schools hit by the storm in an exclusive Facebook photo gallery.
Williamsville principal honored with national awards
Thu, Nov 13th 2014 02:45 pm
The principal of St. Gregory the Great School has received two national awards for her work with the Williamsville school.