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Bishop reappoints pastor of St. Louis Parish
Thu, Jan 25th 2018 09:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone has reappointed Msgr. Salvatore Manganello as pastor of St. Louis Parish for a third term of six years.
Catholic Charities' Project HOPE moves back to former location
Wed, Jan 24th 2018 04:00 pm
Catholic Charities announced on that Project HOPE (Helping Older People Excel), a care coordination program for seniors in Erie County who have been diagnosed with a mental health illness, recently relocated from 20 Rich St., Buffalo, to its former location at 128 Wilson St., Buffalo.
St. Gerard alumni to hold 50th anniversary celebration
Wed, Jan 24th 2018 10:40 am
In honor of their 50th anniversary, alumni of St. Gerard School's class of 1968 are planning a special celebration in April, and have been trying to touch base with classmates in the area who would be interested in participating.
Bishop Malone: Why I am a Catholic, and you should be too
Tue, Jan 23rd 2018 02:00 pm
When I mentioned to a friend that I intended to write this month's column on the new evangelization, he accused me of having an obsession - a "holy" obsession, he qualified - with that theme. I told him that if I do indeed have such an obsession, it is because I am convinced that the work of helping people encounter Jesus Christ and His saving message is the primary mission of the Church ... at this time, and at all times. Evangelization is, as Blessed Paul VI declared in his 1976 encyclical "Evangelii Nuntiandi," the "deepest identity" of the Church. The Church, he wrote, "exists in order to evangelize" (#14).
Remembering a generous friend of Catholic Charities and education
Tue, Jan 23rd 2018 09:00 am
More than a thousand people turned out at Kleinhans Music Hall on Monday afternoon to celebrate the life of Robert G. Wilmers, longtime CEO and chairman of M&T Bank Corporation. Bishop Richard J. Malone recalled Wilmers as a 'remarkable gentleman' whose personal generosity benefited Catholic education and Catholic Charities.
Bishop Malone issues guidelines to stay healthy during flu season
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 02:00 pm
Today Bishop Richard J. Malone issued the following timely directives in response to the current influenza outbreak within New York State to all pastors, pastoral administrators, principals and presidents.
St. Andrew students place as finalists in Future City competition
Mon, Jan 22nd 2018 09:00 am
Over two dozen area middle schools looked toward the future and designed cities to fit into the global issues we face today.
March for Life hears praise from President Trump
Fri, Jan 19th 2018 04:30 pm
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - President Donald Trump praised the pro-life movement's support for pregnant women and touted his administration's pro-life policy achievements in his remarks to the March for Life Friday.
Pray against 'powers of darkness,' Cardinal Dolan tells pro-life marchers
Fri, Jan 19th 2018 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON, DC (CNA/EWTN News) - In the fight against abortion, it is crucial to recognize the reality of evil and the importance of prayer, Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York said on the eve of the annual March for Life.
iPads give new opportunities for Cantalician Center students
Fri, Jan 19th 2018 11:00 am
The Cantalician Center in Depew offers a full range of services for individuals with disabilities, from children through adults. Thanks to a $125,000 grant from the Tower Foundation, the center has been able to give nonverbal children a new way to communicate with teachers, family members and friends with the help of the latest technology.
Teens to hear the 'True Story' of Jesus at Youth Convention
Fri, Jan 19th 2018 10:00 am
The diocesan Youth Board wants you to know the "True Story" of Jesus Christ and is inviting everyone to the Youth Convention to hear it.
Catholic Charities helps clients take care of basic needs
Thu, Jan 18th 2018 02:00 pm
In June 2015, Michelle had an accident at work that sent her life spiraling into an unknown abyss of paperwork, pain and poverty. Within months she was homeless, living out of her truck and fearing for her future. The last place she ever thought she would be, turned out to be the last place she had to go - Catholic Charities.
Dunkirk Catholic school opens doors to hurricane victims
Thu, Jan 18th 2018 09:00 am
Northern Chautauqua Catholic School learned the word "amiga" in November, when two sisters who lost their home to Hurricane Maria were welcomed to the Dunkirk school. Amiga is the feminized Spanish word for friend.
Bishop Malone and Meals on Wheels feed North Buffalo
Wed, Jan 17th 2018 10:55 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone is one who practices what he preaches. The man who has spoken about the need to help the neighbors offered his Christian generosity by volunteering with Meals on Wheels just before Christmas.
Pro-Life Mass honors those dedicated to cause
Tue, Jan 16th 2018 10:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone and the diocesan Office of Pro-Life Activities honored those who have stood up in the fight for human life during a special Mass at St. Bernadette Parish in Orchard Park. At the Jan. 13 Mass, Pro-Vita Awards handed out in five categories to people and groups dedicated to the pro-life cause.
Huge crowd attends NCYC faith fest
Mon, Jan 15th 2018 06:00 am
A group of 45 teenagers from the Diocese of Buffalo swam in a sea of 23,000 new friends of faith at the National Catholic Youth Conference. Held Nov. 15-18 in Indianapolis, with events at Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indy Convention Center, the event is a national conference similar to the local diocesan Youth Convention, with a series of keynote speakers, music, breakout sessions, prayer and fun.
Catholic Charities join WNYRAC in reacting to alleged Trump comments
Sat, Jan 13th 2018 09:00 am
Organizations involved in the Western New York Refugee and Asylee Consortium, which represents five agencies that resettle and provide services to refugees, immigrants and asylees in the Buffalo area, joined together today to respond to recent comments attributed to President Trump. The comments seen as inappropriate were allegedly made during meetings this week on immigration policies with lawmakers.
'Our Daily Bread' to focus on youth ministry for new year
Fri, Jan 12th 2018 12:50 pm
On this episode of "Our Daily Bread," host Father Paul D. Seil is in the kitchen with Jesse and Sarah Saltarelli, a young couple who have devoted their lives to youth ministry. Jesse works at St. Bernadette Parish in Orchard Park, and his wife, Sarah, ministers at Annunciation Parish in Elma.
Community organizing day planned to honor MLK
Fri, Jan 12th 2018 12:00 pm
This month, many will honor slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with prayer vigils, peace marches and service projects. SS. Columba-Brigid Parish is planning something a little closer to King's vision: building a community.
Bishop blesses parish center at St. Paul's in Kenmore
Thu, Jan 11th 2018 09:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone paid a visit to St. Paul Parish in Kenmore for a special occasion, the completion of a new addition to the parish in December. The bishop blessed the new gathering place, a parish center, after that morning's 11 o'clock Mass before a gathering of clergy and members of the parish community.
Catholic Charities announces $11 million goal for 2018 appeal
Wed, Jan 10th 2018 02:00 pm
On Jan. 10, Bishop Richard J. Malone announced an $11 million goal for the 2018 Catholic Charities Appeal, joining representatives of Catholic Charities of Buffalo at their new Cheektowaga office providing services for the Women, Infants and Children program in Western New York. In addition to the 2018 goal, the bishop announced this year's patron saint, St. Clare of Assisi; its theme, "Love Your Neighbor," and the 2018 appeal family, the first such family to have this role.
Diocese plans recognize Martin Luther King with Mass and Day of Organizing
Wed, Jan 10th 2018 01:00 pm
The Diocese of Buffalo will mark the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Richard J. Malone on Sunday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m. at SS. Columba & Brigid Church, 75 Hickory St., Buffalo. Deacon LeRoy T. Gill Jr. of the Archdiocese of Chicago will be the guest homilist.
Buffalo Catholic Diocese to participate in March for Life, observances also planned at home
Tue, Jan 9th 2018 06:00 am
The diocesan observance of the 45th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion will be held on Saturday, Jan. 13, at 5 p.m. at St. Bernadette Parish, 5930 S. Abbott Road, Orchard Park. Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, will be the main celebrant.
New light makes St. Michael's a beacon for faith
Mon, Jan 8th 2018 02:00 pm
St. Michael Parish hopes to be a light in the darkness for Catholics everywhere, especially in downtown Buffalo. The Jesuit-run parish has installed a light in its bell tower as a beacon for those lost in faith and those lost on Washington Street.
Catholic bishops celebrate National Migration Week
Mon, Jan 8th 2018 09:00 am
For more than 30 years, the Catholic Church and United States bishops have recognized National Migration Week. This year, NMW will take place from Jan. 7-13, and its theme, "Many Journeys, One Family," will serve as a reminder that Americans came from many different origins, with every person and family having a unique story.
Bishop Malone calls a "Bills option play" for Confirmands
Wed, Jan 3rd 2018 08:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone has offered to celebrate two Confirmation Masses at Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Orchard Park; one at 1:15 p.m. for those who prefer to stick to the original plan, and another at the 10:30 a.m. Mass for those who wish to get home in time for the big game.
Mount St. Mary students collect over 10,000 food items, 300 gifts for needy
Tue, Jan 2nd 2018 10:00 am
KENMORE — Mount St. Mary Academy celebrated the Advent season by sharing with those in need. Led by the student volunteer organization, Z-Club, students collected over 10,000 food items, which were donated to local shelters.
Taking Flight Dinner to benefit FICE on March 8
Wed, Dec 27th 2017 10:00 am
Growing up, my parents instilled in my three brothers and me that our Catholic faith was not what you do on Sundays, it's who you are. It is the constant celebration of the value of goodness, and this has had a profound influence on the way I think, behave and act.
Catholic Health receives top grades in safety report
Tue, Dec 26th 2017 06:00 am
As the area leader in health care quality and patient safety, Catholic Health has once again earned the region's highest overall grades in the Leapfrog Group's biannual Hospital Safety Grade Report. Catholic Health also received two of only seven "A" grades that were presented to hospitals throughout New York state. A national leader in health care quality reporting, the Leapfrog Group grades hospitals from "A" to "F" on how well they protect patients from medical errors, infections and injuries.
Our Lady of Pompeii Parish offers grief workshop
Sat, Dec 23rd 2017 06:00 am
For many, holidays are a time for joy and sharing with family. But for some, the colored lights and burning candles cast a shadow of depression. Many are saddened by the loss of family members or fear of dealing with the first Christmas since the death of a loved one.
Father Quinlivan shares 'Joy' of new music
Fri, Dec 22nd 2017 06:00 am
Father Bill Quinlivan, prolific writer, musician and minister, has done it again with a new CD out in time for Christmas. Titled "Jump for Joy," this is Father Quinlivan's eighth CD. Having published "Made to Praise Him" in 2014 and recently been named pastor of two parishes in Buffalo, you might wonder how he does all this.
The ways we connect with the meaning of Christmas
Thu, Dec 21st 2017 08:00 am
Between Advent and all of the preparations for Christmas, December becomes one of the busiest months of the year, especially for a parish staff. Some believe that all of the happenings and "to-dos" distract us from the true meaning of the season. But I think that the true meaning of Christmas is made even more real by the very experiences we sometimes take for granted or that might even seem like distractions. For example: given the choice between watching a Christmas movie with all my cousins or taking time alone in prayer, I am hands down going to choose movie time. Even though prayer is an important part of spiritual preparation, time with family is a blessing and a reminder of how close to God we can be. The festivities we look forward to, the food we eat, and the family we see are experiences that help us fully realize an inward, spiritual celebration that builds with anticipation during Advent and that we celebrate on Christmas.
Christmas week at St. Joseph Cathedral
Wed, Dec 20th 2017 03:55 pm
St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo, has scheduled a number of celebrations during the Advent and Christmas seasons.
Christmas evangelization is spread through whispers
Wed, Dec 20th 2017 09:00 am
"Shhh. The baby is sleeping." Every parent of a newborn has whispered these words. Christmas is our whispering season. Christmas quiets the world. It is time to do what God did for us. It is time to share the Son of God with the world, quietly. God knows, a whisper is sometimes the best way to get a message across.
The mysteries and surprises behind Christmas carols
Tue, Dec 19th 2017 10:00 am
Ah, December. Turn up the radio and hear those ring-ting-tingling Christmas Carols. By definition, a carol is a song of joy or mirth often pertaining to religious joy. Although mostly associated with Christmas, they originated with pagan festivities surrounding the winter solstice. Those same festivities brought us the Christmas tree and kissing under the mistletoe.
Annual GALA 22:6 education dinner to be held Feb. 1
Mon, Dec 18th 2017 04:15 pm
The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo will hold its 18th annual Catholic Education dinner, GALA 22:6, on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. The 2018 Bishop's Medal honorees will include the chair couples for the Upon This Rock capital campaign, the Montante family and Uniland Development Company.
Villa student, faculty art featured in FOX's 'Bob's Burgers'
Fri, Dec 15th 2017 11:00 am
Villa Maria College Animation student Bridget McCleary '17 and Animation faculty members Lee Terwilliger '14 and Valery Amborski '14 each had their work selected and featured in a fan-drawn episode of Bob's Burgers, which airs on FOX.
At-home family engagement a crucial part of curriculum
Fri, Dec 15th 2017 09:00 am
In September, parishes in the Diocese of Buffalo began using the new faith formation curriculum, "Forming Disciples," designed to be introduced over the next few years. Of its four key components, the first is a focus on engaging parents in their faith, and in faith in the home. This family attention is intended to build up the Church within households to support a child's growth in the faith. Although the actual process is different in every parish, and it should be tailored to the unique needs of each one, the diocesan Department of Lifelong Faith Formation has implemented a plan to ensure they share a common goal.
Annual free Christmas community dinner serves up love of neighbor
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 02:00 pm
Not everyone has the luxury of enjoying a hearty dinner surrounded with family on Christmas day. Many people locally have no family in town, or no family at all. Others are unable to afford a meal, especially for a family. Local meal providers such as Meals on Wheels and the Warming House are not open that day.
St. Joe's honored alumni include Marvel Studios writer
Thu, Dec 14th 2017 12:00 pm
For good or ill, many people go through high school and begin to form the adult they will become. Four St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute alumni who made their marks on the world were honored by the private school with inductions into the SJCI Fine Arts Wall of Honor during a ceremony at Buffalo State College Dec. 13.