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Sister Stephanie Still to lead USCCB's retirement office
Fri, Aug 26th 2016 02:00 pm
WASHINGTON - Sister tephanie Still, PBVM, has been named director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO).
Father Lauricella reflects on first year as vocations director
Tue, Aug 23rd 2016 02:00 pm
It's been just about a year since Father Andrew Lauricella exchanged his role of a parish priest for an office in the downtown Buffalo Catholic Center. He now serves as the director of vocations for the diocese. He has gone from bringing God to the people, to bringing people to God.
WNYCatholic Weekly Podcast August 21
Sun, Aug 21st 2016 08:00 am
On this week's podcast Cheryl Calire, director of Pro Life Activities for the diocese, talks about the dedication and blessing of the new Mother Theresa Home on the East Side of Buffalo.
Sisters raise money with 'Burgers, Brews and Blues'
Wed, Aug 17th 2016 11:00 am
The first-ever "Burgers, Brews and Blues" event hosted by the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities was a sold-out success, drawing a crowd of 150 people to help raise money for the Williamsville Franciscan community Tuesday evening.
Father Zilliox named to Bowmansville parish
Mon, Aug 8th 2016 02:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone has appointed Father Robert W. Zilliox Jr. pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Bowmansville, for a term of six years. In his new role, which began August 1, he takes over for Father Joseph Klos who retired in May. Father Zilliox will continue to serve as judge and defender of the bond in the Tribunal of the Diocese of Buffalo, a position he has held since 2013.
Bishop Malone: Support the Retired Diocesan Priests' Medical Benefits Fund
Sat, Aug 6th 2016 08:00 am
Throughout the long history of our diocese, we have been served by hundreds and hundreds of dedicated priests. Today, there are 128 retired diocesan priests incurring the cost of living either on their own or the cost of living in one of our diocesan retirement homes.
Msgr. Connelly uses his vocation to help people
Fri, Aug 5th 2016 09:00 am
Msgr. James Connelly's grandmother planted the idea of becoming a priest during his first Communion. A speaker at Bennett High School in Buffalo cultivated it. A priest mentioned how an ordinary student could become a priest if God was calling him. That priest, Father Michael Gallagher, assisted Msgr. Connelly many years later at his first Mass after ordination.
Diocesan priest speaks about retired life and need for funds
Fri, Aug 5th 2016 09:00 am
Msgr. Paul Juenker, a retired diocesan priest who now lives at the O'Hara Residence in Tonawanda, spoke about the services the diocese provides to its retired clergy, which the priests' retirement fund would benefit.
Retired priest speaks of experience, good works of diocese
Wed, Aug 3rd 2016 09:00 am
The Diocese of Buffalo will hold its first-ever collection intended specifically for the benefit of retired diocesan priests on the weekend of Aug. 6 to Aug. 7. One of these priests, Msgr. Dino Lorenzetti, currently lives at the O'Hara Residence behind Cardinal O'Hara High School in Tonawanda.
What do we owe our aging priests?
Tue, Aug 2nd 2016 09:15 am
Many of us are familiar with arranging for the care of an aging parent. As sons and daughters, it's the right thing to do. We should consider it a similar responsibility to provide health care for our aging diocesan priests.
WNYCatholic Weekly Podcast July 31
Sun, Jul 31st 2016 05:00 pm
On this week's show we talk about Burgers, Brews and Blues, a fundraiser for the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities on Tuesday August 14 at their St. Mary of the Angels center, 201 Reist St. in Williamsville.
Faith Perspective: Little Sisters of the Poor uphold Church teaching
Mon, Jul 18th 2016 10:00 am
United States have observed the Fortnight for Freedom in preparation for Independence Day on July 4. The theme set by the U.S. Bishops' Conference for this year's fortnight is "Witnesses to Freedom."
Buffalo pastor gets another six years at parish
Wed, Jul 13th 2016 09:30 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone has reappointed Father Angelo M. Chimera pastor of All Saints Parish, Buffalo, for a second term of six years. His appointment was effective June 29.
Franciscans make commitment to care for creation
Wed, Jul 13th 2016 09:00 am
Father William "Jud" Weiksnar, OFM, of the Holy Name Province in Buffalo, returned home in June from a two-week trip to Italy for a meeting on justice, peace and the integrity of creation. The gathering brought together Franciscans from throughout the world who discussed the importance of caring for creation and the lasting impact of Pope Francis' encyclical on the environment, "Laudato Si."
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.
Missionary reflects on helping in Ghana and Philippines
Fri, Jul 8th 2016 08:00 am
Mother Teresa was quoted as saying that the problem with the world is that we draw the circle of our family too small. This quote may not be true for everyone, but it definitely was true for me.
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.
Franciscans to vacate property on Seymour Street in 'Larkinville'
Wed, Jul 6th 2016 03:00 pm
The Franciscan friars of Holy Name Province are making plans to vacate St. Patrick's Friary on Seymour Street in Larkinville next year.
Sisters from former community gather at special Mass
Tue, Jun 28th 2016 09:00 am
The Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Divine Child began in the Diocese of Buffalo in 1927 to help thousands of children of Italian immigrants in need of religious instruction. Some original members of the Franciscan Missionary Sisters of the Divine Child gathered recently at St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Buffalo for Mass to remember their origins and to be recognized by the Italian Federation.
Bishop appoints new liaison for retired priests
Thu, Jun 16th 2016 09:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone has announced the appointment of a new liaison for retired priests.
Jubilarians hear about wonder and gratitude of their vocations
Wed, Jun 8th 2016 09:00 am
It's not uncommon, when we hit a milestone in our lives, to go back and recapture some of the highlights of our ministry. In doing so, I recalled an incident that occurred very early on in my ministry.
New pastors announced by the diocese
Mon, Jun 6th 2016 09:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone has announced the following clergy appointments.
The joy of ordination
Wed, Jun 1st 2016 09:00 am
You've probably read the stories of the three men ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, but did you see how happy they were on that day? Check it out yourself in our exclusive photo gallery of Ordination 2016.
Campaign chairperson knows value of communications
Tue, May 31st 2016 09:15 am
Father Richard "Duke" Zajac knows the importance of communication. During his 40 years in the priesthood, he has used nearly every form of communication to deliver his message.
Diocese welcomes new priests as three men are ordained
Sat, May 28th 2016 12:00 pm
A packed congregation assembled at Buffalo's St. Joseph Cathedral Saturday morning, as the diocese came together to welcome Father Michael Brown, Father Samuel Giangreco and Father Michael LaMarca to the priesthood during an ordination Mass.
Sociology major from UB turns to the priesthood
Thu, May 26th 2016 08:25 am
Deacon Samuel Giangreco will be ordained at St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo on May 28. Deacon Giangreco, a native of Western New York, spoke about the significance of his ordination, the paths in his life that led to choosing the priesthood and what he hopes to do once he is able to fulfill his dream of becoming ordained in the Diocese of Buffalo.
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.
Cloistered in prayer for WNY
Wed, May 25th 2016 08:00 am
Dominicans celebrate 800th anniversary of order.
West Seneca native to be ordained to priesthood
Wed, May 25th 2016 08:00 am
This month, the Diocese of Buffalo will welcome three new priests to its ranks. Transitional Deacon Michael LaMarca is one of the men who will be ordained at St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, May 28.
Father of two to become Father of a different sort
Tue, May 24th 2016 09:00 am
The religious and secular worlds have had a yin yang effect in the life of Michael Brown. After years of government jobs and raising a family, he will return to serving the Church as he sought as a younger man. On May 28 he will be ordained a priest at St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo, along with Samuel Giangreco and Michael LaMarca.
Bishop Grosz to celebrate Dominicans 800th anniversary
Fri, May 20th 2016 08:00 am
In observance of the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans), Bishop Edward M. Grosz will celebrate a special Mass on Tuesday, May 24, 4 p.m., at the Dominican Monastery, 335 Doat St, Buffalo.
Diocese shows appreciation through Retirement Fund for Religious
Thu, May 19th 2016 09:00 am
More than $830,000 was collected in the Diocese of Buffalo during the 2015 Religious Retirement Appeal. This total includes donations received from throughout the United States through the "Share in the Care" website which is sponsored by the Retirement Fund for Religious in the Diocese of Buffalo. Donations to this site can be made online throughout the year.
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.
Pope Francis says he's open to studying the female diaconate
Thu, May 12th 2016 02:00 pm
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - On Thursday Pope Francis said he would be open to the idea of forming a commission to study the historical context of the female diaconate, as well as the possibility of women serving as deacons today.
Father of two among men to be ordained priests
Fri, May 6th 2016 01:00 pm
St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St. in downtown Buffalo, will be the setting for the ordination of three men to the priesthood on Saturday, May 28 at 9:30 a.m.
Bishop Malone to honor women and men religious
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 02:00 pm
Ninety-three women and men religious will be recognized on Saturday, April 23, for their commitment to God as they celebrate their silver, golden and diamond jubilees. Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, will be the main celebrant and homilist at this special 10 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo.
Williamsville parish offers vocations night for women religious
Wed, Apr 20th 2016 01:00 pm
Two women religious from the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George from Illinois will speak about vocations in the Diocese of Buffalo Thursday night. Sister Consolata and Sister Mary David offer their perspective on religious life at 7 p.m. at St. Gregory the Great Church in Williamsville.
'Consider' the heart of a priest
Mon, Apr 18th 2016 03:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone describes a calling to the priesthood and offers suggestions for discernment in "Consider This: A Priest's Heart."
St. Mary's Center offers activities to West Side neighborhood
Mon, Apr 18th 2016 10:00 am
It was a wintry day last March 12, with snow was piled high. The parking lot was icy as moving vans and cars approached the new building on Lafayette Avenue in Buffalo. The building stood impressive but silent as 27 Sisters of St. Mary of Namur approached.
Father Mitka to celebrate anniversary
Tue, Apr 12th 2016 09:00 am
Father John J. Mitka will observe his 50th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood at St. Gabriel Parish in Elma where he has served as senior parochial vicar since 2006.