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Diocesan physical education conference teaches new skills
Mon, Oct 24th 2016 09:00 am
HAMBURG — A group of 13 physical education teachers from Diocese of Buffalo schools learned how to pump up their P.E. programs in a special physical education conference, held last month at SS. Peter and Paul School, Hamburg, and sponsored by Catholic Schools Athletic Department. This fast-paced session allowed many physical education favorites from upper- and lower-grade levels to be shared with the diocesan faculty.
St. Mary's ready for fall play
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 02:50 pm
The St. Mary's High School Performing Arts Department will present Billy St. John's Is There a Comic in the House? as this year's fall play. The play will be presented Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. both nights in the St. Mary's Auditorium, 142 Laverack Ave., in Lancaster.
Bonaventure renames journalism school
Mon, Oct 17th 2016 08:00 am
ST. BONAVENTURE — The Russell J. Jandoli School of Journalism and Mass Communication will now be known as the Jandoli School of Communication. The name change has been endorsed by the communication school's faculty and was officially approved by the university's Faculty Senate. The Alumni Advisory Council declared its support for the change at its April meeting.
SMHS announces new head of school, exam dates
Sat, Oct 15th 2016 08:00 am
LANCASTER — The board of trustees of St. Mary's High School recently announced Kevin Kelleher, a 1989 graduate, has been named the first head of school at St. Mary's, completing its transition to a new governance and leadership model. It also announced it will be holding its placement exam and review classes in November.
NU students, faculty attend international chemistry conference
Fri, Oct 14th 2016 02:00 pm
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY — Thirteen Niagara University chemistry and biochemistry majors showcased research findings at the 252nd American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition. Three NU faculty members also presented at the international conference, which took place Aug. 21-25 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Several of the studies have potentially meaningful implications on the treatment of diseases.
Sacred Heart announces distinguished alumnae awards
Wed, Oct 12th 2016 10:00 am
Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic high school for girls in Amherst, proudly announces five award recipients for the 2016 Christus Super Omnia Scholarship & Awards Dinner. The dinner event will take place at 6 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, at The Atrium @ Rich's.
Diocese debuts new curriculum with implementation workshops
Wed, Oct 12th 2016 09:00 am
In order to prepare catechetical leaders to make the best use of this material to teach and instruct Catholics for life, the diocesan Office of Lifelong Faith Formation announced last month that it will be offering some opportunities to learn more about the updated curriculum and ask any questions they may have.
MSM rocks out with battle of the bands
Thu, Oct 6th 2016 03:30 pm
Teenagers throughout Kenmore showed that they were indeed ready to rock when they attended Mountstock. Six bands competed at Mount St. Mary Academy's ninth annual battle of the bands competition on Oct. 1. The winning band, Identical Difference, took home a $200 gift certificate to Guitar Center.
Mary Queen of Angels School welcomes new principal
Mon, Oct 3rd 2016 09:00 am
Kristen Hada has been named principal at Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School in Cheektowaga.
Convocation brings 900 teachers together
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 01:00 pm
Their students may have had the day off, but for the 900 Catholic school teachers in the Diocese of Buffalo, Friday was a day of convocation at Cardinal O'Hara High school. It was a day focused on professional development and served as an opportunity to refocus on the mission of Catholic Schools.
Nardin Academy helps students make a difference in the world
Thu, Sep 29th 2016 10:00 am
Nardin Academy, founded in 1857 by the Daughters of the Heart of Mary, is committed to creating an exceptional learning community that allows Montessori, elementary, and high school students to both experience and make a difference in the world.
Cardinal O'Hara undergoes transitions for new school year
Sun, Sep 25th 2016 08:00 am
TONAWANDA ­- The term "transition year" has a fresh meaning at Cardinal O'Hara High School as the new school year approaches.
Bishop Malone gives homework to adults in 'Consider This'
Sat, Sep 24th 2016 08:05 am
In solidarity with students returning to school, Bishop Richard Malone suggests some homework for adults in "Consider This: Back to School."
The faith service community at St. Joe's
Sat, Sep 24th 2016 08:00 am
KENMORE — In the fall of 2015, St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute launched Faith Service Community, a formalized service learning society. This summer, members of the group traveled out of state to the Romero Center in Camden, N.J., one of St. Joe's annual cultural immersion experiences. The students participated in the Urban Challenge Program, a service-learning experience rooted in the Catholic faith tradition.
Catholic educators to meet for professional development
Fri, Sep 23rd 2016 03:00 pm
About 900 Catholic school educators in the Diocese of Buffalo will gather on Friday, Sept. 30, for an educators' convocation at Cardinal O'Hara High School, 39 O'Hara Road, Tonawanda. The biennial meeting will include teachers and administrators from all diocesan elementary and middle schools, which will be closed that day. Some Catholic high school educators also will be in attendance.
Bishop Timon to hold open house
Thu, Sep 22nd 2016 02:00 pm
Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School invites fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade boys and their parents to its annual Open House Wednesday, Sept. 28, and Thursday, Sept. 29, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Lewiston school, church undergo needed renovations
Thu, Sep 22nd 2016 09:00 am
As students at St. Peter School in Lewiston return to class, they will be able to enjoy the results of large-scale renovations completed on the school and church throughout the month of August.
St. Joe's has new reminder of its roots
Tue, Sep 20th 2016 03:00 pm
A new marble based, bronze statue of founder St. John Baptist de La Salle now stands in front of St Joseph's Collegiate Institute on Kenmore Avenue.
Mary Queen of Angels to hold meat raffle
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 08:00 am
The fourth annual meat raffle sponsored by the Mary Queen of Angels School Sports Boosters will take place on Friday, Sept. 23, at St. Andrew Church, 34 Francis Ave., Sloan. Doors will open at 6 p.m., with the raffle beginning at 7 p.m.
UB Newman Center honors two Sisters
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 08:00 am
The Newman Centers at the University at Buffalo honored Sister Margaret Carney, OSF, and Sister Denise Roche, GNSH, at their annual Mass of the Holy Spirit at St. Joseph University Church on Sunday.
Canisius students learn through service at Navajo Nation
Sun, Sep 18th 2016 08:00 am
A group of 10 Canisius High School students and three teachers spent a week this summer at the Navajo Nation in Arizona on a service immersion trip. The Navajo Nation consists of around 330,000 people.
Bishop Malone: Back to school ... for all of us!
Sun, Sep 18th 2016 08:00 am
For a few weeks now, the "back to school" ads have been signaling the waning of summertime (for which I, a cold weather aficionado, am very grateful this year - apologies to you heat lovers out there!)
Christ the King Seminary sets fall fundraising goal at $355,000
Sat, Sep 17th 2016 08:00 am
EAST AURORA — Christ the King Seminary will conduct its annual fall fundraising campaign throughout the month of September. President-rector Father Joseph Gatto said this year's goal of $355,000 is needed to help keep pace with the seminary's continued growth in enrollment, along with enhancements to campus facilities and classrooms and ongoing faculty additions.
Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School appoints new principal
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 01:00 pm
Bishop Timon-St. Jude High School in Buffalo has appointed Michele Battin to serve as the school's newest principal, effective July 1. The high school made the appointment as part of an ongoing transition in leadership model for the historic school.
St. Mary's High School holds open house
Wed, Sep 14th 2016 01:00 pm
LANCASTER - Potential students and their parents are invited to attend St. Mary's High School annual open house. Families will be able to meet current students, faculty, and coaches while touring the campus and learning more about St. Mary's.
St. Joe's open house set for October
Tue, Sep 13th 2016 01:00 pm
St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute is pleased to announce the dates for its annual open house for prospective students and their families. The event will take place on Sunday, Oct. 2 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 3 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the school, located at 845 Kenmore Ave. in Buffalo.
Niagara University, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center sign memorandum of understanding
Tue, Sep 13th 2016 08:00 am
Last month, Niagara University and Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center affirmed that they will be working together in commitment to promoting revitalization and economic growth in not only the city of Niagara Falls, but also all of Niagara County and Western New York, while encouraging international tourism. On Sept. 9, the men in charge of the organizations signed a memorandum of understanding at NU's Niagara Global Tourism Institute in downtown Niagara Falls, signaling a new era of collaboration.
Catholic School Superintendents huddle up in Buffalo
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 02:00 pm
For the first time in memory, the New York State Council of Catholic School Superintendents has assembled in Buffalo for two days of meetings.
OLBS students get a lesson in Faithful Citizenship
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 11:00 am
They are years away from being eligible to vote, but on their first day of the school year, eighth graders at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School in Depew got a lesson on Faithful Citizenship.
Proud of our schools
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 08:00 am
As we open our schools in this, the 170th year of the existence of the Diocese of Buffalo, we can be proud of the state of our Catholic schools in 2016.
Students go upSTREAM at diocesan elementary schools
Tue, Sep 6th 2016 08:00 am
As Walt Disney once said, "If you can dream it, you can do it." The students and staff at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament School in Depew and St. Amelia School in Tonawanda took that a step further by believing that if you can dream it, you can STREAM it.
Upon This Rock offers critical investment in Catholic schools
Mon, Sep 5th 2016 08:00 am
In his Feb. 13, 2014, address to the Congregation for Catholic Education in Vatican City, Pope Francis stated, "Catholic education is one of the most important challenges for the church, currently committed to new evangelization in a historical and cultural context that is undergoing constant transformation."
Voter registration drive begins with the new school year
Sun, Sep 4th 2016 08:00 am
On the first day of school, each Catholic elementary school student will go home with a blank registration form to encourage all those who are eligible, but are not registered to vote, to do so in time to vote in the fall elections.
WNYCatholic Weekly Podcast September 4
Sun, Sep 4th 2016 08:00 am
It's back to school on this week's podcast with Sister Carol Cimino, diocesan superintendent of schools.
Kenmore students spend summer with Sir Isaac Newton
Sat, Sep 3rd 2016 08:00 am
KENMORE — Last month, summer campers investigated Sir Isaac Newton's physics principles at St. John the Baptist School by participating in the school's weeklong STEM/STREAM camp, which incorporates key concepts of science, technology, engineering and math, as well as expanding the focus to include studies in religion and art.
Hilbert College names director of residence life & judicial affairs
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 09:45 am
After a national search, Jill Cole has been named director of Residence Life and Judicial Affairs at Hilbert College. Cole began her new role in July.
D'Youville security now pedaling across the campus
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 09:00 am
D'Youville College campus security officers are now pedaling across the West Side campus as part of the D'Youville Campus Security Operations' new bike patrol. The unit rolled out July 1.
Canisius offers theology institute for high schoolers
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 09:00 am
Local high school students had the chance to ask difficult questions about their faith and the moral dimensions relevant to the modern-day challenges they encounter, at Canisius College's inaugural Be the Light Youth Theology Institute.
Buff State Newman Center welcomes back former student, now priest
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 09:00 am
The Buffalo State College Newman Center will welcome back an alumnus for a special Mass as it kicks off its 79th year. Father Zachary Miller, a 2008 grad, will celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit, a tradition from medieval times at universities in Paris, Bologna and Salamanca to invoke the Spirit's gifts at the opening of the school year.
Villa junior wins first place at interior design competition
Tue, Aug 30th 2016 03:40 pm
Melanie Bruning, a junior interior design major at Villa Maria College, was awarded first place in the American Society of Interior Designers' 2016 Student Design Competition.