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See the celebration of ordination
Tue, Jun 9th 2015 09:00 am
The ordination of a priest is one of the most joyful times of a Catholic community, and this year, Buffalo saw three men join the clergy on June 6. Relive the ordination Mass with our exclusive photo gallery.
Hundreds welcome three new priests to the diocese
Sat, Jun 6th 2015 10:00 pm
Three men entered a special brotherhood Saturday morning, as Bishop Richard J. Malone ordained Father Lukasz Kopala, Father Thomas Michael Mahoney and Father Daniel Ehijiator Ogbeifun into the priesthood during a Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo.
Buffalo people boost the spirit of soon-to-be ordained priest
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 09:00 am
Deacon Daniel Ogbeifun has never doubted his vocation. Now, just before being ordained to the priesthood, he is more excited than ever to begin his life as a priest.
Deacon Mahoney optimistic about new life as priest
Fri, Jun 5th 2015 08:00 am
For Transitional Deacon Thomas Mahoney, the road to priestly ordination has been an unusual one. The Depew native and Niagara University graduate transitioned from a career as an accountant to begin attending classes at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora. Bishop Richard J. Malone will ordain him to the priesthood on June 6 at St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo.
Polish-born deacon to be ordained to priesthood
Thu, Jun 4th 2015 01:00 pm
The road to the priesthood took Transitional Deacon Lukasz Kopala from Poland to the United States four years ago. Deacon Kopala, who spent his pastoral year at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Niagara Falls, will be ordained by Bishop Richard J. Malone at St. Joseph Cathedral in Buffalo on June 6.
Bishop Malone to ordain three priests Saturday
Tue, Jun 2nd 2015 12:00 pm
Three transitional deacons will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, June 6, by Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo. The Mass will take place at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St. in downtown Buffalo, at 10 a.m.
CCC chairwoman uses power of communication to help others
Fri, May 29th 2015 12:00 pm
As a former teacher, Sister M. Johnice Rzadkiewicz, CSSF, knows the power of words.
Diocese welcomes three new deacons
Sun, May 24th 2015 12:00 pm
The Diocese of Buffalo welcomed three new permanent deacons on May 23, when Bishop Richard J. Malone ordained David C. Armstrong, Peter J. Donnelly and John A. Owczarczak at St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo
Engineer finally answers lifelong call to ordained life
Fri, May 22nd 2015 08:00 am
On May 23, John A. Owczarczak will answer a call he first received 50 years ago. His love and work for the Church will become official when he is ordained a permanent deacon.
For Donnelly, road to diaconate was a journey of faith
Fri, May 22nd 2015 08:00 am
When Peter Donnelly turns 48 later this month, his birthday celebration will include one of the most unique gifts he's ever received in his life, and it's a spiritual one.
Retired teacher to be ordained a permanent deacon
Fri, May 22nd 2015 08:00 am
David C. Armstrong's ordination to the Permanent Diaconate will allow him to continue serving God's people after already having done this most of his entire life as a teacher.
Bishop Malone to ordain three deacons on Saturday
Tue, May 19th 2015 11:00 am
Three men, with eight children among them, will be ordained at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo, on Saturday, May 23, at 10 a.m. Through the imposition of hands by Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, and the invocation of the Holy Spirit, these men will become permanent deacons, joining more than 130 other deacons in the diocese.
Monday News Roundup: Bishops against death penalty, the humanity in superheroes and more
Mon, May 18th 2015 10:00 am
Care for the dying, advocates against the death penalty, an encounter with Pope Francis and the superhero in all of us. Here's our weekly roundup of interesting Catholic links from around the web to get you started for the week.
Vietnamese priest overcomes government control to follow calling
Wed, May 13th 2015 04:00 pm
For many priests, ordination and serving God's people can be a long and complicated process. However, for international priests, such as Father Joseph Nguyen, a native of Vietnam, it involved much more of a learning process, including leaving a country where he could not freely practice his faith. This led him on a path to where he now serves as parochial vicar of St. Andrew Parish in Kenmore.
Group of women aspire to start new religious order
Tue, May 12th 2015 08:00 am
A group of dedicated young Catholic women in the diocese aspire to be part of a new religious order they hope will be recognized by the Vatican. Members of the Marian Franciscans have spoken with Bishop Richard J. Malone about the path to becoming a formal community.
Diocese shows appreciation through Retirement Fund for Religious
Fri, May 8th 2015 03:00 pm
More than $850,000 was collected in the Diocese of Buffalo 2014 Appeal for the Retirement Fund for Religious. A report of the funds, which will be given to women and men religious in the Diocese of Buffalo from the total National Campaign, will be issued in the early summer of 2015.
Religious celebrate anniversaries with Jubilee
Fri, May 8th 2015 12:00 pm
The first weekend of May was a special time for many of our men and women religious, as several communities came to St. Joseph Cathedral to celebrate anniversaries during a Jubilee Mass celebrated by Bishop Richard J. Malone Saturday.
Bishop assigns pastors, administrators
Thu, May 7th 2015 08:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone announced the following changes in parish leadership. Father James W. Kirkpatrick has been appointed pastor of St. Jude the Apostle Parish in North Tonawanda; Father Marius Dymek, OSPPE, has been appointed pastor of St. Stanislaus Parish, Buffalo; Father Michael Czyzewski, OSPPE, has been appointed administrator of Corpus Christi, Buffalo; and Father Thaddeus M. Bocianowski has been appointed temporary administrator of St. Padre Pio Parish, Oakfield.
Two inner city parishes to share pastor with suburban parish
Mon, May 4th 2015 01:00 pm
Father Ronald P. Sajdak will be embarking on what he calls an "exciting venture."
Serra Club to hold events, shows support for seminarians
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 04:00 pm
In honor of the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, the Serra Club of Buffalo is sponsoring two events at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora to show support for the future religious leaders and priests of the diocese. A family Mass and brunch for seminarians will take place on Sunday, April 26, at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Eucharistic Holy Hour in the main chapel at 2 p.m.
Congrega Mass honors Blessed Mother
Wed, Apr 22nd 2015 02:00 pm
The next biannual Mass and breakfast of the Congrega Society of Buffalo will take place at St. Lawrence Parish in Buffalo on Sunday, April 25, at 9 a.m.
Cardinal Francis George of Chicago dies at 78
Sat, Apr 18th 2015 07:00 am
Chicago, Ill. (CNA/EWTN News) - Cardinal Francis George, the Emeritus Archbishop of Chicago, passed away Friday morning after a long batter with cancer.
Grey Nun brings ministry of service back to diocese
Fri, Apr 17th 2015 03:00 pm
The Department of Lifelong Faith Formation serves to support devout Catholics in maintaining their faith through all stages of their lives. Sister Barbara Schiavoni, GNSH, joined the department as associate director of adult faith formation in February, returning home after coming full circle in her ministry to serve her community.
American Sisters accept Vatican reforms on doctrine, theology
Thu, Apr 16th 2015 12:00 pm
Vatican City (CNA/EWTN News) - In a joint report marking the conclusion of a multi-year mandate for reform, members of the LCWR have agreed to corrections called for by the Vatican, and said they will continue on the path of dialogue.
US sees increase in priestly ordination numbers this year
Sat, Apr 11th 2015 02:00 pm
Washington D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) - The numbers are in: almost 600 Catholic men will be ordained priests for the U.S. in 2015, an increase of more than 100 from last year.
Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph sell former Motherhouse
Fri, Apr 10th 2015 08:00 am
The former Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse on South Park Ave., in Hamburg, will have new life as market rate apartments and town homes, follow the closing on the sale of the property on April 8.
Preparing for the Resurrection
Sat, Apr 4th 2015 08:00 am
The Resurrection of Jesus reminds us of the basic belief of our faith as St. Paul expressed perfectly in his first letter to the Corinthians 15:14 "... and if Christ has not been raised, then empty too is our preaching; empty too your faith."
Renewal of priestly vows and blessing of oils at Chrism Mass
Wed, Apr 1st 2015 10:00 am
Faithful from across the Diocese of Buffalo filled St. Joseph Cathedral to capacity on Tuesday evening for the Chrism Mass, a highlight of Holy Week, as Bishop Richard J. Malone blessed three urns of oil: oil of the catechumens, oil of the chrism and oil of the sick.
Pauline Fathers to assume ministry at St. Stanislaus Parish
Mon, Mar 30th 2015 10:40 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone is happy to welcome the Pauline Fathers (the Order of St. Paul the Hermit) in the leadership of St. Stanislaus Parish, 123 Townsend St., Buffalo, effective Apr. 12, Divine Mercy Sunday.
Father Szczesny, Father Dudzik receive new assignments
Fri, Mar 20th 2015 01:00 pm
Father Walter J. Szczesny and Father Jozef Dudzik have received new assignments from Bishop Richard J. Malone.
Sister Barbara Whelan takes on second ministry
Sat, Mar 14th 2015 08:00 am
In 2012 after 47 years of teaching, Sister Barbara Whelan, OSF, could have simply retired. She remained committed to service and began a second ministry as a medical assistant.
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.
Bishop Malone announces clergy appointments
Sun, Mar 8th 2015 08:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone has announced two clergy appointments. Father James W. Fliss received a fourth term of six years as pastor of St. Anthony Parish, Farnham, and Father Johnson Machado was named administrator of St. John Neumann Parish, Strykersville.
Father Quinlivan to receive top Irish award for ministry
Tue, Mar 3rd 2015 02:00 pm
Father Bill Quinlivan, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Tonawanda, has been named Irishman of the Year by the Knights of Equity, a national Irish Catholic organization.
The 'Francis Effect' on vocations
Sat, Feb 21st 2015 08:00 am
Every year the Diocesan Vocation Office produces and distributes a vocation poster to every parish in the diocese. This year the poster was done in two sizes and it focuses on Pope Francis as he ordains a young man to the priesthood at St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Both of the posters contain a quote from Pope Francis on vocations. Have you seen these posters in your church or school?
Prayers to support vocations always needed
Sun, Feb 15th 2015 08:00 am
I had served as a parish priest for nine years when then Bishop Henry J. Mansell asked me to return to Christ the King Seminary as part of the formation team. In those nine beautiful years in parish ministry, I encountered some dedicated lay people who wanted to know what they could do to promote vocations.
Pastor of Pius X Parish to retire
Sat, Feb 14th 2015 08:00 am
Father James O'Connor has been a source of peace, strength and love to parishioners for 44 years. His smile conveys a joy of lifelong service to God and others.
Bishop Malone to distribute ashes on Ash Wednesday
Tue, Feb 10th 2015 02:10 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, will distribute ashes at the 12:05 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo, on Wednesday, February 18, Ash Wednesday.
Diocese comes together to celebrate Bishop Grosz
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 12:15 pm
Hundreds of people braved the cold, snowy weather, and the impending Super Bowl set to begin a few hours later, to attend a Mass of Thanksgiving for Auxiliary Bishop Edward M. Grosz's 25th anniversary of Episcopal ordination Sunday afternoon at St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo.
Bishop makes clergy appointments
Mon, Feb 2nd 2015 08:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone has announced the following clergy assignments: