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Teachers, students, champions of education honored at 20th annual Catholic Education Dinner - GALA 22:6
Mon, Jan 27th 2020 12:00 pm
Two Southern Tier elementary students were among the many honorees at GALA 22:6, the 20th annual Catholic education dinner on Jan. 23.
Sister Consolacion B. Briones, RSM, 1936-2020
Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 02:00 pm
Sister Consolacion B. Briones, who served as a dentist, nurse and pastoral minister, died Jan. 14, 2020.
Dream it - Believe it - Live it!
Tue, Jan 21st 2020 03:00 pm
This past January we celebrated a diocesan Mass in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It took place on Jan. 19 at St. Martin de Porres Church in Buffalo.
Father John P. Mack is looking for a live liver donor
Fri, Jan 17th 2020 10:40 am
The people of Western New York are known for their generosity and willingness to give to help others. One priest has a need that may be a tall order. Father John Mack needs a liver from a living donor.
Catholic Charities kicks off Appeal 2020
Tue, Jan 14th 2020 04:00 pm
Catholic Charities announced the launch of Appeal 2020 with a goal of $10 million on Jan. 14. Using the theme "Think of Me," Catholic Charities hopes people think of their neighbors when donating.
Pro-Vita Awards recognize dedication, service to life causes
Mon, Jan 13th 2020 02:00 pm
Pro-life supporters from across the diocese gathered on Jan. 11 to celebrate Mass and congratulate recipients of the Pro-Vita Award, which recognizes dedication to the sanctity of life.
QCA's 'NOT the Red Button' art installation to be an interactive mix of irony, sarcasm and fun
Fri, Jan 10th 2020 04:00 pm
Installation artist Abraham Ferraro will visit St. Bonaventure University to construct the installation "NOT the Red Button" in the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts' Front Gallery Jan. 24.
East Side parish celebrate Three Kings Day with house blessing
Mon, Jan 6th 2020 04:00 pm
The 12 days of Christmas ends on the Feast of the Epiphany, also known as Three Kings Day, which marks the day the magi visited the baby Jesus. Father William "Jud" Weiksnar, OFM, and a small team from SS. Columba-Brigid Parish on Buffalo's West Side celebrate the day with a European tradition of visiting and blessing houses of their parishioners.
Moving forward in equal privilege of faith
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 11:25 am
I am grateful to have encountered so many wonderful people in these early days as your apostolic administrator, and as I continue to walk with you during this time of transition.
St Louis Parish carries on German Mass tradition
Mon, Dec 23rd 2019 03:00 pm
On Dec. 1, St. Louis Church, the oldest Catholic parish in Buffalo, became the new home for Buffalo's Weihnachtsmesse. That's German for Christmas Mass.
Sound Board: Keep the faith
Fri, Dec 20th 2019 11:00 am
Sunday, Oct. 27 was the final Mass celebrated by Father Tom Doyle at Our Lady of Peace Parish before he retires.
Sister Mary Vincentia Jachimski, FSSJ
Thu, Dec 19th 2019 04:00 pm
Sister Mary Vincentia Jachimski died peacefully on Dec. 18, 2019, at St. Francis Park in the 96th year of life and the 75th year of religious life.
Sister Marie Altier, OSF, 1924-2019
Wed, Dec 18th 2019 02:00 pm
Sister Marie Altier, OSF, who taught for nearly 40 years in various dioceses, died Dec. 17, 2019, at Stella Niagara Health Center, Stella Niagara. She was 95.
The Neil M. Thomson '57 Memorial Scholarship Awarded at St. John's Kenmore
Wed, Dec 18th 2019 09:00 am
The Neil M. Thomson '57 Memorial Scholarship was recently awarded at St. John the Baptist School in Kenmore.
Hawks receive Peyton Manning/Riddell grant
Tue, Dec 17th 2019 01:00 pm
Sporting their new helmets and shoulder pads, the Cardinal O'Hara High School football team lined up for practice and took their cues from Coach Shaquille Dudley, as assistant Coach Lewis Hawkins helped with the linemen.
At 83, Sister Mary Anne Weldon continues to live out Mercy vocation
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:20 pm
From early on in her life, Sister Mary Anne Weldon, RSM, has wanted to help people.
St. John Church inters unclaimed cremains of 17 people
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 12:00 pm
On a Monday morning, Phil Walter, cemetery caretaker at St. John the Baptist Church in Alden, was reviewing his tasks for the day with Pastoral Administrator Deborah Brown. Phil casually mentioned to Brown. "You know, there's a body in the toolshed."
Sister Therese Marie Lucassen, OSF 1927-2019
Thu, Dec 12th 2019 01:00 pm
Sister Therese Marie Lucassen, educator and principal in Franciscan schools for close to 50 years, died Dec. 10, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse, Allegany. She was 92.
Buffalo Jesuits maintain presence in South Pacific
Wed, Dec 11th 2019 12:00 pm
The Jesuit community is well-known in Buffalo as the administrators of Canisius College, Canisius High School and St. Michael Parish.
Bishop Scharfenberger introduced to the diocese of Buffalo
Mon, Dec 9th 2019 11:45 am
On the morning of Dec. 4, Pope Francis named Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger as apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo.
Special ministry turns 'hard time' into spiritual time
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 10:00 am
The inmates at local prisons live behind locked gates, but some groups of prison volunteers are opening doors to forgiveness and a life with Jesus Christ
Buffalonians join order to serve Holy Land
Tue, Dec 3rd 2019 03:55 pm
You may have seen them at St. Joseph Cathedral with their white capes adorned with red Jerusalem crosses.
Sister Mary Jeanne Kennedy 1934-2019
Mon, Dec 2nd 2019 02:00 pm
Sister Mary Jeanne Kennedy, a longtime educator in the Diocese of Buffalo, died Nov. 16, 2019, in Fredonia Place of Williamsville Health Care Center. She was 85.
Notre Dame Academy spreads kindness with video
Wed, Nov 27th 2019 01:40 pm
There is something going around at South Buffalo's Notre Dame Academy - and the students are spreading it. Kindness is contagious and the student council wants everyone to catch it.
Come and give thanks
Tue, Nov 26th 2019 04:00 pm
Although President George Washington proclaimed the first national day of Thanksgiving in 1789, it didn't become a regular holiday in the United States until 1863.
They came, they saw, they served
Mon, Nov 25th 2019 03:00 pm
St. Luke's Mission of Mercy had a lot to be thankful for this past weekend as young volunteers helped to fill bags with Thanksgiving Day goodies for the clients the Buffalo mission serves.
Respect Life! Challenge the culture of Death!
Wed, Nov 20th 2019 11:00 am
St. Pope John Paul II, in his powerful encyclical letter "Evangelium Vitae" ("The Gospel of Life"), challengingly said "How can we fail to consider the violence against life done to millions of human beings
Message from Bishop Malone following "ad limina" visit to Rome
Mon, Nov 18th 2019 01:00 pm
"I've just returned from the New York State bishops "ad limina" visit to Rome, and thought I'd offer a few highlights of a very busy but wonderful week.
Sister Mary Ellen Keady, OSF 1926-2019
Mon, Nov 18th 2019 12:20 pm
Sister Mary Ellen Keady, OSF, who taught at St. John's School in Olean, died Nov. 16, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse, in Allegany.
Pope Francis: God has a universal desire for salvation
Fri, Nov 15th 2019 12:00 pm
God wills the salvation of all persons, Pope Francis said in his general audience Oct. 16, reflecting on the Acts of the Apostles.
Black Catholic History Month: The Father Baker Connection
Thu, Nov 14th 2019 11:00 am
On July 24, 1990, the National Black Catholic Clergy Caucus of the United States established November as Black Catholic History Month.
Msgr. William Gallagher 1940-2019
Wed, Nov 13th 2019 10:00 am
Msgr. William Gallagher, a Desert Storm veteran who served throughout the Diocese of Buffalo, died Nov. 11, 2019.
Local teens help fan Holy Fire in Ohio
Mon, Nov 11th 2019 04:00 pm
Three parishes boarded a bus at 4 a.m. on Oct. 13, then sped west to a youth rally in Bowling Green, Ohio. Billed as a middle school event like no other...
To hear both the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor
Fri, Nov 8th 2019 01:40 pm
By now everyone has heard of Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenage environmental activist on climate change whose campaigning has gained international recognition.
'Now is not the time to turn away'
Thu, Nov 7th 2019 02:00 pm
Amidst the storms of allegations shaking up the Catholic priesthood, two local men have taken the first steps of formation at Christ the King Seminary.
Adoption is the right option for families who cannot concieve
Wed, Oct 30th 2019 03:10 pm
We are the Henninger family: Tom, Annette and Adam.
Welcome to join a loving, caring and accessible community
Wed, Oct 30th 2019 02:00 pm
As a parent or a person with a disability, we welcome you to join a loving, caring accessible community to grow in your faith monthly.
Pope urges Catholics to share Christ's love with all
Wed, Oct 30th 2019 02:00 pm
Jesus Christ desires that all people know him and his love, and every Catholic has the mission of sharing this love with the world, Pope Francis said at Mass for World Mission Day.