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Rosary Novena for Life begins
Wed, Apr 12th 2017 01:00 pm
Each year, the Office of Pro-Life Activities for the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo sponsors a Rosary Novena for Life. This year, it begins on Saturday, March 25, with 8 a.m. Mass at St. Rose of Lima Parish, Parkside and Parker avenues, Buffalo, and will continue on one Saturday each month through November.
Adoption Mass to be held at Our Lady of Victory Basilica
Wed, Apr 12th 2017 01:00 pm
The diocesan Office of Pro-Life Activities and Baker Victory Services are sponsoring a Mass for all those who have been touched by adoption -- birthparents, adoptees, adoptive parents, grandparents and other relatives.
President of USCCB responds to explosions at churches
Sun, Apr 9th 2017 04:00 pm
WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has issued the following statement in response to explosions on Palm Sunday at two Coptic Christian churches in Egypt that have killed at least 40 and injured at least 100:
US Bishops call for renewed peace efforts in Syria
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 04:35 pm
WASHINGTON— Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Bishop Oscar Cantú, chair of the USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace, have issued a joint statement calling for renewed peace efforts in Syria.
Holy Week at St. Joseph Cathedral
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 02:00 pm
The following liturgies are scheduled for Holy Week at St. Joseph Cathedral.
Mary Queen of Angels School to close
Wed, Mar 29th 2017 06:30 pm
Teachers were informed on Wednesday afternoon and parents were told this evening that Mary Queen of Angels School in Cheektowaga will be closing at the end of this school year. The difficult decision was made by the school's Board of Trustees, a board of limited jurisdiction, which asked Bishop Richard J. Malone's permission to close the school.
St. Patrick's Day Mass
Fri, Mar 17th 2017 12:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, will be the main celebrant at the 10:30 a.m. Mass Sunday preceding the annual St. Patrick's Day parade.
Olean church honored with the title 'basilica'
Fri, Mar 17th 2017 09:30 am
Pope Francis has bestowed the title of "basilica" on St. Mary of the Angels Church in Olean. This marks only the ninth time in his papacy that the Holy Father has granted this rare honor to a site in the United States.
Annual youth convention set for this weekend
Thu, Mar 2nd 2017 03:00 pm
What is 65 years old, but still young and "positively dangerous?" It's this year's 65th annual Diocesan Youth Convention which takes place March 3-5 at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Buffalo. More than 730 youth and chaperones are scheduled to attend as well as dozens of staff, volunteers, presenters and exhibitors.
Bishop Malone to preside at memorial service for abandoned baby
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 01:00 pm
Joining efforts and resources, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, Amigone Funeral Home and Catholic Cemeteries will provide a memorial service and burial for baby Bernadette, an abandoned deceased baby. Buffalo's Bishop Richard J. Malone will be the presider at the memorial service on Monday, Feb. 27, at 2 p.m. at Amigone Funeral Home, 1132 Delaware Ave., Buffalo.
Bishop Malone to administer ashes at cathedral
Thu, Feb 23rd 2017 11:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone will distribute ashes at the 12:05 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo, on Wednesday, March 1, Ash Wednesday.
6th annual banquet to benefit St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center
Fri, Feb 10th 2017 02:00 pm
The St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center, the pastoral outreach of the Office of Pro-Life Activities of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, has become a significant resource in the Buffalo and surrounding Western New York area. The Center will hold its sixth annual benefit banquet on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave.,
New system in place to report financial fraud in diocese
Fri, Jan 13th 2017 09:00 am
The Diocese of Buffalo has implemented a new system that allows people to anonymously report if they suspect specific instances of fraud or theft in the handling of finances in churches, schools or any diocesan organization. The system is run through an independent company called EthicsPoint, which is used by thousands of organizations, including hundreds of educational institutions.
Bishop Malone announces Mass, March for Life to recognize Supreme Court decision
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 09:00 am
The diocesan observance of the 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion will be held on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 4:30 p.m. at St. Christopher Parish, 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda. Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, will be the celebrant.
Pope accepts resignation of Bishop of Cleveland
Wed, Dec 28th 2016 08:00 am
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Richard G. Lennon from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Cleveland and has named Bishop Daniel E. Thomas of Toledo as the Apostolic Administrator of the diocese until the installation of a new bishop.
Annual collection for elderly religious to be held Dec. 10 and 11
Sun, Dec 4th 2016 07:00 am
Parishes throughout the Diocese of Buffalo will join parishes across the country on the weekend of Dec. 10 and 11 in holding a special collection for the Retirement Fund for the Religious. The collection, which was initiated in 1988 by Catholic bishops of the United States, helps underwrite retirement and health care expenses.
Night of Prayer begins December 8
Sat, Dec 3rd 2016 07:00 am
The 27th Annual Night of Prayer will be observed Thursday, Dec.8, at 9 p.m. to Friday, Dec. 9, at 1 a.m., Feast of the Immaculate Conception with the Feast of St. Juan Diego.
Diocese brings back "The Light is on for You" initiative
Tue, Nov 29th 2016 09:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone has announced that during the Advent season (Nov. 27 - Dec. 24), parishes throughout the eight-county Diocese of Buffalo will have additional hours for confession.
Priest reassignments, deacon assignments announced
Mon, Nov 28th 2016 01:00 pm
Among the most recent appointments made by Bishop Richard J. Malone are some priest reassignments and new assignments for seven deacons.
New victim assistance coordinator to help abuse victims
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 09:00 am
Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, Bishop of Buffalo, has appointed Jacqueline Joy to pick up where Mary Ann Deibel-Braun left off as victim assistance coordinator to offer immediate care to any person who claims to have been the victim of sexual abuse by priests, deacons or other diocesan personnel.
Bishop Malone to celebrate Rosary Novena for Life
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 01:00 pm
On Saturday, Nov. 19, Bishop Richard J. Malone will be main celebrant at the final Rosary Novena for Life for 2016. Mass at St. Rose of Lima Parish, Parkside and Parker avenues, Buffalo, will begin at 8 a.m. and will be followed by a peaceful, prayerful procession to a nearby abortion clinic (optional). At the clinic, participants will pray the rosary with the hope that today's society will choose life instead of abortion. The group will return to St. Rose of Lima for closing prayers.
Bishop Malone to mark the completion of the Jubilee Year of Mercy
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 04:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, will officially close the Jubilee Year of Mercy here in the Diocese of Buffalo, on Sunday, Nov. 6, with an evening prayer service at 4 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo. All are welcome.
Diocesan Office of Cultural Diversity to sponsor retreat and bazaar
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 02:00 pm
On October 28-30, the African Commission of the Diocesan of Buffalo will sponsor a retreat and thanksgiving bazaar at Holy Cross Church, 345 7th St., Buffalo. The retreat will be held Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29, from 6-9 p.m. On Sunday, Oct. 30, following a 10 a.m. Mass with Bishop Richard J. Malone, there will be bazaar until 3 p.m. All are invited to attend.
Blue Mass to honor all first responders
Thu, Oct 13th 2016 07:35 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone will be the main celebrant at this special Mass to honor first responders of all faiths who live and work in the Diocese of Buffalo. In 2015, Bishop Malone said the first Blue Mass in the diocese and has decided to make this an annual Mass.
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.
New clergy assignments announced for September
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 09:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone has appointed new pastors for two city parishes and one Chautauqua County parish.
Bishop Malone to celebrate Red Mass for lawyers, justices
Wed, Sep 14th 2016 03:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the annual Red Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 12:05 p.m. Hon. Lawrence J. Vilardo, United States district judge, will give remarks at the close of the Mass on behalf of the judiciary.
36th annual Rosary Crusade scheduled for Sept. 25
Wed, Sep 14th 2016 01:00 pm
On Sunday, Sept. 25, Our Lady of Fatima Shrine, 1023 Swann Road, Lewiston, will be the site of the 36th Annual Rosary Crusade for World Peace. The event, which will take place from 2-3:30 p.m., is sponsored by the Niagara Council of Catholic Women of the Diocese of Buffalo. "Mother of mercy, pray for us" is the theme of this year's crusade.
Bishop Malone to ordain five men on Saturday
Tue, Sep 13th 2016 01:00 pm
On Saturday, Sept. 17, Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, will ordain five men to the holy order of deacon. One gentleman will be a permanent deacon and the other four will continue their studies for the priesthood. This special Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo.
Bishop Malone celebrates Mass to denote Brothers of Mercy merger
Thu, Sep 1st 2016 03:00 pm
A special Mass on Thursday, Sept.1, will mark the merger of two congregations of the Brothers of Mercy. The 4 p.m. Mass at Our Lady of Peace, 10950 Main St., Clarence, will signify the union of the Brother of Mercy of Montabaur, located in Clarence, and the Brothers of Mercy of Mary Help of Christians, located in Trier, Germany. Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, will be the celebrant.
Buffalo names 'institutional expression of mercy' for Buffalo diocese, the Mother Teresa Home
Thu, Aug 18th 2016 09:10 am
Buffalo's Bishop Richard J. Malone will dedicate and bless the Mother Teresa Home on Thursday, Aug. 25, the eve of Mother Teresa's birthday. Located at the former St. Adalbert Church rectory, 208 Stanislaus St., Buffalo, the home will serve as a temporary residence for homeless, pregnant women and young mothers while transitioning back into the world.
USCCB President offers prayers after church attack in France
Wed, Jul 27th 2016 08:00 am
WASHINGTON—Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) expressed prayers and support after the latest terrorist attack on a Catholic parish in Normandy, France, that left a priest dead and another person seriously injured.
Parishes get a piece of 'This Rock'
Fri, Jul 22nd 2016 08:55 am
Nearly six months into the public phase of the Upon This Rock capital campaign, some of the first parishes to get involved are seeing the benefits of the generous support from their parishioners.
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.
New pastors announced by the diocese
Mon, Jun 6th 2016 09:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone has announced the following clergy appointments.
St. Joseph Cathedral documentary airing Memorial Day
Fri, May 27th 2016 07:00 am
Daybreak TV Productions has re-produced "St. Joseph Cathedral," the 30-minute documentary that chronicles the history of Buffalo's Catholic cathedral and its role in the Diocese of Buffalo. WKBW-TV Channel 7 will air the documentary on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m.
Diocese of Buffalo to sell St. Columban Center
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:05 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, has approved a recommendation that the Diocese of Buffalo sell the St. Columban Center, which is located along the shores of Lake Erie in Derby. The property is listed at $1.9 million.
Recapping the 20 year history of 'Our Daily Bread'
Thu, May 12th 2016 09:15 am
The first episode of "Our Daily Bread" aired in 1996 and featured the St. Vincent de Paul dining room on Main Street in Buffalo. During that time, the show was hosted by two women religious: Sister Bernadette O'Kulicz, FSSJ; and Sister Barbara Cirico, RSM.
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 Grosz to bless unborn children and their parents
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 01:00 pm
Bishop Edward M. Grosz, auxiliary bishop of Buffalo, will offer a special blessing for unborn children and their expectant parents at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday at St. Joseph Cathedral