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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.
Sister Mary David Rapnicki, FSSJ
Thu, Jan 16th 2020 10:00 am
Sister Mary David Rapnicki died peacefully on Jan. 9, 2020, at St. Francis Park, Hamburg in the 88th year of life and the 70th year of religious life.
Father Daniel Ogbeifun appointed pastor in Lockport
Wed, Jan 15th 2020 12:40 pm
Father Daniel E. Ogbeifun has been appointed pastor of All Saints Parish in Lockport.
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.
Pope sets special day to honor, study, share the Bible
Thu, Jan 9th 2020 11:00 am
The newly established "Sunday of the Word of God" is an invitation to Catholics across the world to deepen their appreciation, love and faithful witness to God and his word, Pope Francis said.
This New Year, Keep Your Eye on the Prize
Tue, Jan 7th 2020 12:00 pm
Paul writes to the Church of Philippi from jail, "I do not claim that I have already succeeded or have already become perfect.
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.
Rick Cronin announced as 2020 Catholic Charities Appeal Chair
Fri, Jan 3rd 2020 01:00 pm
Dennis C. Walczyk, president and chief executive officer of Catholic Charities of Buffalo, has announced that Rick Cronin will serve as chair of the 2020 annual Catholic Charities Appeal.
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.
In response to allegations brought forth today in a press conference regarding a current member of Diocesan clergy, as well as a deceased member
Thu, Jan 2nd 2020 12:10 pm
In response to allegations brought forth today in a press conference regarding a current member of Diocesan clergy, as well as a deceased member, the Diocese has provided the following statement:
Make of our hearts a creche for Christ's birth
Mon, Dec 30th 2019 05:00 pm
St. Teresa of Calcutta once said, "This Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving others with God's own love and concern."
Sister Frances Miritello, OSF 1943-2019
Mon, Dec 23rd 2019 03:00 pm
Sister Frances Miritello, longtime educator with the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, at Olean General Hospital. She was 76.
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.
Our Lady of Victory carries on Father Baker's ministry with a refreshed identity for its three partnering organizations
Fri, Dec 13th 2019 03:00 pm
Our Lady of Victory Organizations unveiled new brands and a refreshed identity for its three partnering organizations in an effort to clarify, unify and simplify the brands
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.
Father Carlton J. Westfield 1945-2019
Tue, Dec 10th 2019 11:35 am
Father Carlton J. Westfield, who served the people of Chautauqua for over 30 years, died Dec. 8, 2019. He was 74 years old.
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.
Did Jesus have a model? A hero?
Fri, Dec 6th 2019 03:55 pm
Two of the Sunday Gospel readings this December are about John the Baptist from Matthew's Gospel. Who was John and what do we know of John and his interactions with Jesus?
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.
Niagara Catholic High School Purchased
Thu, Nov 21st 2019 03:00 pm
The sale of Niagara Catholic High School, which was on the market, was finalized today.
See you at the pole
Thu, Nov 21st 2019 11:00 am
At my small Catholic high school, I am grateful to have always had strong role models who were in the classes ahead of mine.
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