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Diocesan priests gather for annual convocation
Mon, Jun 10th 2019 09:00 am
Faced with the biggest crisis of confidence in a decade, priests from around the Diocese of Buffalo came together to attend their annual three-day convocation at Christ the King Seminary June 4-6.
Statement about Priest Convocation 2019
Fri, Jun 7th 2019 06:00 pm
Priests from the Diocese of Buffalo gathered from June 4-6 at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora for their annual Convocation. The theme of this year's gathering was "Together: Renew, Recommit, Restore - to give you a future of hope."
Sister Mary Oliver Cabana, SSMN, 1928-2019
Fri, Jun 7th 2019 03:30 pm
Sister Mary Oliver Cabana, an educator and parish minister, died May 20, 2019, at St. Mary Center in Buffalo. She was 90 years old.
Father LaMarca to cheer on Communications Campaign
Fri, Jun 7th 2019 03:00 pm
Interesting fact: Father Michael LaMarca once donned the giant head of Buster Bison and pumped up baseball fans as the Buffalo Bisons' mascot. Now he's doing the same for the diocesan Office of Communications, minus the giant Buffalo head.
Knights of Columbus raise funds for two ultrasound machines
Fri, Jun 7th 2019 10:00 am
The Knights of Columbus came two steps closer to their nationwide goal of placing 1,000 ultrasound machines into pro-life pregnancy centers, hospitals and clinics, when they presented the diocesan Office of Pro-Life Activities with a check to purchase a pair of handheld units.
Deacon Samuel G. Puleo 1943-2019
Wed, Jun 5th 2019 03:00 pm
Deacon Samuel G. Puleo, a retired attorney, died May 9, 2019, of throat cancer. He was living in Port Charlotte, Fla., at the time of his death.
Diocese welcomes eight new priests!
Mon, Jun 3rd 2019 11:00 am
Eight happy men completed one leg of their vocational journey and prepared to start the next as they were ordained to the priesthood during a difficult time for the Diocese of Buffalo and the Catholic Church worldwide.
Don't let your cell phone become an addiction, Pope Francis warns
Fri, May 31st 2019 01:05 pm
Pope Francis met with a group of high school students this weekend, encouraging them to monitor their cell phone use, so as not to create obstacles to a culture of encounter.
Meet the newest priests of the Diocese of Buffalo
Fri, May 31st 2019 12:00 pm
Get to know the newest priests from their home parish to their favorite quote in the bible.
Bishop Malone makes determinations on four priests following independent Diocesan Review Board recommendations
Thu, May 30th 2019 09:00 am
On May 28, 2019, the Independent Diocesan Review Board met and carefully considered the report of Investigator Thomas E. Fowler, Jr., who had been asked to investigate allegations of child sexual abuse against
New location, later date for the Rev. Bednar Golf Tournament
Wed, May 29th 2019 12:00 pm
The 16th annual Rev. Merrick Bednar Memorial Golf Tournament to support Christ the King Seminary is moving from May to June and is also switching to a new venue. The 2019 event will be held on Monday, June 17, at Brookfield Country Club in Clarence.
Poulin named director of the Office of Sacramental and Family Life
Tue, May 28th 2019 04:00 pm
In early April, Father Peter Karalus, announced the appointment of Maureen Poulin as director of the Office of Sacramental and Family Life, a newly-created position and department.
Bishop Malone to ordain eight new priests
Sat, May 25th 2019 09:15 am
On Saturday, June 1, Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, will ordain eight men to the priesthood. This is the largest class to be ordained since 1985. The ordination Mass takes place at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo, at 9:30 a.m.
The ever-recurring confrontation between Christ and Caesar
Fri, May 24th 2019 03:00 pm
I have recently been reading a book entitled "In Solitary Witness: The life and death of Franz Jagerstatter" by Gordon Zahn. Zahn was a professor of sociology at Loyola University, but more importantly,
Msgr. Burkard looks forward to retirement, but not saying goodbye just yet
Fri, May 24th 2019 11:00 am
Fifty years is a nice round number for a priestly career. Msgr. Paul J.E. Burkard, will celebrate his golden anniversary in the priesthood on May 12, and begin easing into retirement.
Omaha artist paints one-of-a-kind Paschal candles
Wed, May 22nd 2019 10:00 am
Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Caravaggio have blessed mankind with stunning works of art. They gave themselves ample space to create. For Michelangelo, it was the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. For Rembrandt and Caravaggio, often it was large canvases.
Diocese names new President-Rector of Christ the King Seminary
Tue, May 21st 2019 04:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone is pleased to announce that Rev. Kevin G. Creagh, CM, has been named the new president-rector of Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, N.Y. Father Creagh will be assuming the position sometime this summer, replacing Father John Staak, OMI, who's been the interim president-rector for the past eight months.
When God visits us, will we know?
Tue, May 21st 2019 11:00 am
Signs of summer are everywhere! Sunshine, patio furniture taken out, the barbecue being fired up, shedding of jackets and winter coats - elements that everyone looks forward to.
Baptism: Faith in Jesus, Faith of Jesus or both?
Mon, May 20th 2019 12:00 pm
The Easter Vigil includes the Liturgy of baptism with the blessing of baptismal water and the renewal of baptismal promises.
Six men to receive holy orders as deacons
Fri, May 17th 2019 04:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone will ordain six men as deacons on Saturday, May 25, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo.
Catholic Charities gears up for Hope Day fundraising
Fri, May 17th 2019 11:00 am
After the success of last year's online focused fundraising campaign, Catholic Charities is bringing back Hope Day on May 17 to attract new donors to contribute to the social service agency's $11 million annual appeal.
Catholic Charities brings grandparents's care into Buffalo schools
Thu, May 16th 2019 11:20 am
Kids need grandparents. Retirees need something to do with their days. And to be honest, teachers could use a little help in the classroom. Catholic Charities addresses all these needs with their Foster Grandparent program.
Knights of Columbus teams with Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, Catholic Health and Mount St. Mary's Hospital to bring Ultrasounds to Area Clinics
Wed, May 15th 2019 04:00 pm
As part of a national initiative to place 1,000 ultrasound machines in pro-life pregnancy centers, hospitals and clinics throughout the country, the Knights of Columbus along with the Diocese of Buffalo, are donating funds to purchase additional hand-held sonogram machines to benefit Mount St. Mary's Hospital and Catholic Health.
Sister Mary Thaddeus Pogorzala, CSSF, educator
Tue, May 14th 2019 04:00 pm
Sister Mary Thaddeus, 89, a Felician Sister for 66 years, died in the Blessed Mary Angela Care Center, Buffalo, on May 7, 2019.
Parishioners Meet at Our Mother of Good Counsel
Tue, May 14th 2019 10:00 am
On Monday, May 13, parishioners of Our Mother of Good Counsel in Blasdell hosted a private meeting to discuss recent events which involved their pastor, Rev. Robert J. Orlowski, and raised concerns about actions which might be construed as sexual harassment.
Easter brings a 'new world,' Pope Francis says in Urbi et Orbi
Mon, May 13th 2019 01:00 pm
Christ's resurrection ushers in a new world - one of peace, love and fraternity, Pope Francis said on Easter Sunday, as he prayed for the many people who are suffering throughout the world.
Sister Victoria Masterpaul, OSF 1936-2019
Fri, May 10th 2019 01:00 pm
Sister Victoria Masterpaul, who served the Diocese of Buffalo in various ministries, died April 15, 2019 at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse, Allegany. She was 83.
First-graders purchase Pasta-A-Plenty for those in need
Fri, May 10th 2019 12:00 pm
First-graders at St. John the Baptist School recently participated in a service project to help them understand the Lenten goal of giving alms. Organized by their teachers Jill Parrino and Melissa Richey, the students were asked to do chores and other odd jobs around their homes to earn some extra money.
St. Gianna Center opens new Cheektowaga location
Thu, May 9th 2019 03:00 pm
The Office of Pro-Life Activities welcomed a new addition to its family of services to mothers and families in need with the opening of St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center's newest location on April 2.
Come celebrate Pentecost with the Sisters of St. Mary at a multi-cultural festival and 200th anniversary
Mon, May 6th 2019 03:00 pm
How do you celebrate 200 years of God's fidelity, of faith, of following the Gospel, of outreach to the poor, of seeking change through gentleness, of mission, and of devotion to discovering the mystery of the Incarnation?
Sister Edmunette Paczesny will address Hilbert College Class of 2019
Mon, May 6th 2019 02:00 pm
Sister Edmunette Paczesny, FSSJ, Ph.D. will be the commencement speaker at Hilbert College's 58th annual commencement ceremony planned for 1 p.m. on May 11 at the Watermark Wesleyan Church at 4999 McKinley Parkway.
Sister Patricia Ann Perry, OSF 1937-2019
Sun, May 5th 2019 04:00 pm
Sister Pat Perry, who founded Sr. Pat's Home in Olean, died April 11, 2019, at St. Elizabeth Motherhouse, Allegany. She was 82.
Mount Mercy Academy holds Career Day
Fri, May 3rd 2019 02:00 pm
Mount Mercy Academy's guidance department and Alumnae Association recently sponsored a career day for the students.
Father Joseph M. Gariolo, CRSP 1924-2019
Thu, May 2nd 2019 02:10 pm
Former Canisius professor Father Joseph M. Gariolo, died April 7, 2019, at the age of 95. He had served as a Barnabite for 69 years.
Buffalo parishes to host Year of Healing Mass and Holy Hours
Wed, May 1st 2019 11:00 am
As part of the diocesan-wide Year of Prayer and Healing initiative, the parishes of the Southeast Vicariate of Buffalo will host a number of Holy Hours beginning the month of May, highlighted with a Vicariate Mass of Reparation and Healing at St. Stanislaus Church on May 30, the Ascension of the Lord.
Religion teachers gather for professional development day
Tue, Apr 30th 2019 04:00 pm
Faculty professional development days are routine for most elementary and high schools, and provide the opportunity to refocus on aspects of a school's mission, gather in departmental cohorts, and develop or sharpen skills necessary for managing students.
Statement from Bishop Malone regarding tragedy at Poway synagogue
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 03:00 pm
On behalf of the Diocese of Buffalo, we condemn, in the strongest terms, the evil and cowardly act that took place at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue on Saturday. No one should be in fear in a house of worship, including our Jewish brothers and sisters. We were not given from God a spirit of fear, but one of love and courage.
St. Teresa's in South Buffalo has extra colorful Easter season
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 02:35 pm
Eggs weren't the only things St. Teresa's parishioners had to color this Easter. The Buffalo parish has produced coloring books, with drawings of the 122-year-old church and its artwork, as a gift to its parishioners.
Father Ronald A. Bagienski 1943-2019
Mon, Apr 29th 2019 02:00 pm
Father Ronald A. Bagienski, who served as pastor of Holy Apostles, SS. Peter & Paul Parish in Buffalo for 20 years, suffered a fatal heart attack April 9, 2019, while on a cruise in Lima, Peru.
Sister Barbara Connolly, GNSH 1939-2019
Sat, Apr 27th 2019 04:00 pm
Sister Barbara Connolly, GNSH, educator and social worker, died April 1, 2019, in White Plains. She was 79 years old and in the 62nd year of her religious life.