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Bishop Scharfenberger announces Cessation of Public Masses during Coronovirus Threat
Sun, Mar 15th 2020 09:15 pm
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger announces that there will be no regularly scheduled public Masses in the Diocese of Buffalo until further notice due to an abundance of caution and growing concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Bishop Scharfenberger dispenses Catholics from Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation due to Coronavirus threat
Fri, Mar 13th 2020 11:10 am
BISHOP SCHARFENBERGER DISPENSES CATHOLICS OF DIOCESE OF BUFFALO FROM SUNDAY AND HOLY DAY MASS OBLIGATION DUE TO CORONAVIRUS THREAT
St. Joseph University Parish offers human trafficking information session
Fri, Mar 6th 2020 10:00 am
It goes on under our noses, in the back rooms of Mexican restaurants, in the basements of tenements, in the farms of the Southern Tier.
Sister Rosina Amicon, OSF, 1930-2020
Wed, Mar 4th 2020 03:00 pm
Sister Rosina Amicon, who served as a teacher and home health care aide, died March 2, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. She was 90.
Pope Francis Accepts Retirement of Auxiliary Bishop Edward Grosz
Mon, Mar 2nd 2020 08:00 am
The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has accepted the resignation of Bishop Edward M. Grosz, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, effective today.
Youth Convention kicks off with message of 'Christ is alive'
Sat, Feb 29th 2020 01:00 pm
With that the 68th annual diocesan Youth Convention kicked off, seeing hundreds of teenagers gather at the Buffalo Grand Hotel for a weekend of faith, fun and friendship.
Christ will be alive at annual youth convention
Mon, Feb 24th 2020 02:00 pm
Christ is alive, and the Diocese of Buffalo wants everyone to know it.
Sister Eileen Barrett, OSF
Fri, Feb 21st 2020 11:00 am
Sister Eileen Barrett, whose teaching career spanned nearly six decades, died Feb.15, 2020, at Sisters of St. Francis Amherst. She was 89.
Father Bill Quinlivan celebrates his brother priests on a new CD
Fri, Feb 14th 2020 12:00 pm
At a time when the priesthood and the Catholic Church is under fire for abuse, Father Bill Quinlivan recorded a CD honoring his fellow priests.
Father Dennis G. Riter
Wed, Feb 12th 2020 02:00 pm
Father Dennis G. Riter, who has ministered to the Hispanic community of the Buffalo Diocese since his ordination, died Feb. 8, 2020, at Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness.
Christ the King Seminary to Cease Operations in Current Form
Tue, Feb 4th 2020 11:00 am
Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Buffalo, announces that the Board of Trustees of Christ the King Seminary has approved a motion to cease operations of the institution at the end of the current academic year.
I believe in Miracles
Mon, Feb 3rd 2020 12:00 pm
St. Therese. The saint I always associated with my mother.
Sound Board: Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 03:35 pm
Has there ever been a time in your life when you've felt God's love for you truly and intimately?
Zoomobile bring turtle power to St. Peter's
Fri, Jan 31st 2020 02:00 pm
Turtles, sharks and elephants came to St. Peter School, not in a thundering stampede but as passengers in the Buffalo Zoo's Zoomobile.
We came, we saw, we marched
Wed, Jan 29th 2020 03:10 pm
The 47th annual March for Life took place in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 24.
LeRoy community braves weather to support life
Tue, Jan 28th 2020 10:25 am
A couple hundred residents of LeRoy braved the elements to show their support of unborn human life on Saturday, Jan. 25.
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