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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.
India's bishops push government to help find Father Tom
Thu, Mar 31st 2016 03:00 pm
NEW DELHI, INDIA (CNA/EWTN News) - After the circulation of rumors claiming Father Tom Uzhunnalil was tortured and crucified on Good Friday, the Indian bishops have written to the government urging greater effort in locating the priest.
Unique vocation provides opportunities to evangelize
Wed, Mar 30th 2016 02:00 pm
A Western New York woman has chosen to follow an unusual vocation in which she commits herself to a single life by symbolically getting married to God instead of a human husband. It is one of the oldest rituals of the Catholic Church that remains relatively unknown.
St. Bonaventure University honors Father Bayne
Tue, Mar 22nd 2016 09:30 am
ST. BONAVENTURE - St. Bonaventure University will honor Father Joseph Bayne, OFM Conv., and three other outstanding Buffalo community members with the 2016 Gaudete Medal on Thursday, April 28, at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo.
CRS Global Fellow visits, advocates for Syrian refugees
Wed, Mar 16th 2016 09:00 am
Deacon Don Weigel, a Global Fellow with Catholic Relief Services and associate public policy coordinator for Catholic Charities of Buffalo, made a trip in January to Greece and Serbia to help Syrian refugees.
Hospital chaplains deal with healing, forgiveness and moving forward
Fri, Mar 11th 2016 09:00 am
Catholic Health has more than 9,000 dedicated associates, who uphold the mission to reveal the healing love of Jesus to those in need. Recognizing that healing can take on many forms, dedicated hospital chaplains work every day to minister to the spiritual needs of patients and families.
The future of the Church is with more than youth
Wed, Mar 2nd 2016 01:45 pm
So often we hear, the future of the Church is our youth. I disagree. The future of our Catholic Church is most especially in the hands of parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, godparents - really, all of us.
Vocation to priesthood grounded firmly in faith
Wed, Mar 2nd 2016 01:00 pm
Every seminarian has a unique story about their call to priesthood. Every religious sister or member of an order has a particular tale about what inspired her or his vocation.
Oblate vocation brings Illinois native to diocese
Wed, Mar 2nd 2016 01:00 pm
Based in Buffalo's West Side in the parishes of Holy Angels, Holy Cross and Our Lady of Hope, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate dedicate themselves to community service in countries around the world in the example of the order's founder, St. Eugène de Mazenod. In the Diocese of Buffalo, several young men have taken an interest in joining religious life with this order.
Diocesan priests receive new assignments
Thu, Feb 25th 2016 08:00 am
Among Bishop Richard J. Malone's recent appointments are a new pastor at St. Teresa of Avila Parish, Akron, and an administrator for Our Lady of Charity Parish in South Buffalo.
Vocations is a ministry for all
Wed, Feb 24th 2016 11:45 am
In June of last year my priestly ministry underwent a significant shift in focus as I left my work as parochial vicar at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Niagara Falls and began a new role as director of Vocations for our diocese.
Pontifical Mission Societies welcomes new director
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 02:00 pm
The diocesan Pontifical Mission Societies has welcomed its new director. Father Justus Ndyamukama, native of Tanzania, East Africa, will help support the Catholic faith in Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands.
Two priests receive new assignments
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone has appointed two priests to new assignments and has reappointed two others to additional term at their current parishes.
Little Sisters to Supreme Court: Don't make us pick between faith and the poor
Wed, Jan 6th 2016 01:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - Religious sisters should not be forced to choose between caring for the poor and obeying their conscience, the Little Sisters of the Poor told the Supreme Court in a recent legal brief, adding that this is what the government is demanding of them through the HHS mandate.
Oblates to celebrate 200th anniversary of founding
Tue, Jan 5th 2016 09:05 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone will celebrate Mass on Sunday, Jan. 24, at Holy Angels Parish in Buffalo in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Oblates also staff the West Side of Buffalo parishes of Holy Cross and Our Lady of Hope. In addition to the Mass, there will be performances by the cluster choir, consisting of choirs of all three parishes, including an African choir, youth choir and Burmese choir. The Mass which will celebrate contributions of the Oblates, will be followed by a reception at nearby D'Youville College in Buffalo.
Father Biernat receives papal honor in New York City
Mon, Dec 14th 2015 09:00 am
Father Leon Biernat received a papal honor, making him a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre.
Sister Dorothy keeps going and going and going
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 09:00 am
Sister Dorothy Feltz, SSJ, keeps herself busy these days. When she's not at the Lighthouse cleaning the Clarence retreat facility, she's with her faith-sharing group at the Williamstowne Apartments. Then there are those fundraisers for Future in Our Hands, and, of course, the monthly prayer and reflections sessions, and let's not forget those book discussions in Cheektowaga.
Father Quinlivan returns to St. Greg's for Christmas concert
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 09:00 am
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at the noses, and Father Bill Quinlivan singing about the birth of our Lord. The season has arrived.
Religious Retirement Collection helps with housing needs, health care
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 09:00 am
Twenty-Eight years ago the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops had the foresight to anticipate the retirement needs of Congregations of Women and Men Religious who had worked for the Church in the United States since the late 18th century. Most of these congregations, whose focus had been on providing services to the Church and its pastoral, educational and health care needs, were without adequate savings or investments for the care of retired members. It was at this time that dioceses throughout the country were asked to take up an annual collection to assist these religious congregations in providing funding for the anticipated retirement needs of their members.