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Swormville Catholic school excels in Future City comp
Mon, Mar 25th 2019 11:00 am
As area Catholic schools embrace STREAM education, it's helping to transform perceptions about private religious education. One example occurred in January, as St. Mary School of Swormville placed third overall in the annual Future City Competition held at Mount St. Mary Academy in Kenmore.
Villa Maria launches region's first video game design BFA
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 02:00 pm
As high school juniors and seniors grapple with college decisions, they may be surprised to find a promising career path is already in their hands in the games and apps they play for fun and rely on for everyday life.
STREAM-ing at St. Mary's Elementary School in Lancaster
Fri, Mar 22nd 2019 02:00 pm
STREAM integration at St. Mary's Elementary School is in its fourth year. "Through planning, organization, and professional development for our teachers, we now fully integrate STREAM in all classes every day," said Becky Hoag, coordinator for St. Mary's Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics program. In the classrooms, teachers engage students in project-based learning experiences which allow for cross-curricular integration of topics and themes to be learned.
Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity names director of Mission advancement and director of Annual Giving
Thu, Mar 21st 2019 11:00 am
Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity has promoted Eileen Hudson, CFRE, to director of Mission Advancement, and promoted Tom Lucia to Director of Annual Giving. Hudson will provide strategic direction for mission advancement activities across the footprint of OLV organizations including major, planned and corporate foundation fundraising programs that benefit the missions of the Homes of Charity, Baker Victory Services, and OLV National Shrine & Basilica and OLV Elementary. Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity (HOC) promotes Tom Lucia to Director of Annual Giving.
Catholic Center cafeteria trashes unearthly food boxes
Wed, Mar 20th 2019 12:00 pm
The Catholic Center is in the process of throwing out Styrofoam food containers for the last time. In an effort to be more ecologically friendly, the downtown office has decided to replace Styrofoam with compostable paper products in the cafeteria.
Young people are the 'Now of God,' says Pope Francis
Wed, Mar 20th 2019 07:00 am
World Youth Day 2019 opened Jan. 22 in Panama City, Panama. Over 150,000 registered for the event, which ran until Jan. 27. This year's event conflicted with the American school year. As a result, the Diocese of Buffalo did not plan a pilgrimage to the Central American city.
Father Edward R. Czarnecki 1940-2019
Tue, Mar 19th 2019 03:00 pm
Father Edward R. Czarnecki, who served several parishes across Erie County, died March 17, 2019. He was 78 years old.
Corpus Christi asks public to help them Save a Saint
Tue, Mar 19th 2019 12:00 pm
While rummaging through the basement of Corpus Christi Church, Father Michal Czyzewski, OSPPE, pastor, found a rolled up canvas under some trophies. Unrolling it, he discovered a painting of St. Joseph and a mystery from the past.
Sister Marie McTarnaghan, OSF, 1932-2019
Mon, Mar 18th 2019 03:00 pm
Sister Marie McTarnaghan, who taught in Catholic schools for almost 40 years, died March 9, 2019. She was 86.
Christ the King to present a dinner lecture and retreat as part of its April programming
Mon, Mar 18th 2019 11:00 am
Christ the King Seminary will host a dinner lecture and a retreat this April on the seminary's East Aurora campus.
Pushed by the Holy Spirit into the desert
Sun, Mar 17th 2019 10:00 am
As the Hispanic/Latino Commission began planning for the Lenten Retreat that the Office of Cultural Diversity sponsors every year in Spanish, the first Gospel of the Lenten season, Mark 1:12-15 became the theme for the retreat this year.
Hero to Jewish community passes away with peace
Sat, Mar 16th 2019 10:00 am
Some might call him a man of faith. The Jewish community calls him a hero. His family calls him papa. He will be remembered as a man who allowed God's light to shine through him.
'Justice is JUST US:' sister to reflect on today's racism and inequality
Fri, Mar 15th 2019 03:00 pm
A nationally-recognized advocate for racial justice, Sister Anita Price Baird, DHM, will share her insights with friends of the SSJ Sister Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence at the Center's 12th annual event on April 7. SS. Columba-Brigid Church, 75 Hickory St., Buffalo, will host the gathering at 3 p.m. A reception will follow in the parish hall.
Bishop Malone Celebrates St. Patrick's Day Mass at Cathedral
Fri, Mar 15th 2019 08:00 am
On March 17, 2019, Bishop Richard J. Malone will be the main celebrant, on the second Sunday of Lent, for the annual St. Patrick's Day Mass.
Sister Mary Frances Welch, OSF, 1927-2019
Thu, Mar 14th 2019 03:55 pm
Sister Mary Frances Welch, OSF, formerly known as Sister M. Peter, died Feb. 18, 2019, at the Health Center in Stella Niagara. The longtime teacher was 91 years old.
We are called to be faithful citizens
Thu, Mar 14th 2019 01:00 pm
For five days at the beginning of February, almost 600 Catholics joined together in Washington to pray, learn and advocate for the least among us. This was the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering of 2019, and it was attended by many of us from Catholic Charities, Catholic Relief Services, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, the USCCB, St. Vincent de Paul Society and a host of others.
ChristLife program at SS. Peter & Paul Church in Hamburg
Wed, Mar 13th 2019 03:00 pm
Join SS. Peter & Paul Parish as they bring national brand "ChristLife" to Hamburg for a parish-wide Lenten opportunity to personally encounter Jesus in your life through ChristLife.
Catholic Health shows the brains of health care
Wed, Mar 13th 2019 03:00 pm
A group of eight high school students held and examined a human brain as part of a Catholic Health MASH Camp. These daylong field trips to local hospitals introduce students to careers in the health care field.
Women's Conference put Eucharist and Scripture into focus
Wed, Mar 13th 2019 09:50 am
With a Southern Hey y'all, author, speaker and podcast host Sonja Corbitt took to the stage to speak to other Catholic women about their role as a human monstrance. Corbitt, along with Father David Richards, served as special guests for the annual Catholic Women's Conference hosted by Catholic Women of Buffalo Inc.
Bishop Malone welcomes catechumens during Rite of Election
Tue, Mar 12th 2019 03:00 pm
A large congregation came to St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo on the first Sunday of Lent, March 10, as Bishop Richard J. Malone celebrated Mass for the Rite of Election for Catechumens and Call to Continuing Conversion of Candidates.
Immaculate Conception Parish presents Lent from three women's perspective
Tue, Mar 12th 2019 02:00 pm
You are invited to explore Lent with three dynamic ladies on three Wednesday nights at Immaculate Conception. Eileen Warner, Ann Marie Eckert and Kathleen Heffern will explore the topics of Almsgiving, Fasting and Prayer respectively.
Kanty's Kitchen cooks up annual Lenten pierogi
Mon, Mar 11th 2019 04:15 pm
Team Pierogi, a diversified group of committed pierogi artisans, that gather for fellowship, fun and pierogi.
Catholic Health sponsors free women's health fair
Mon, Mar 11th 2019 11:00 am
Catholic Health is sponsoring a free women's health fair on Wednesday, March 20, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at St. John Maron Church, 2040 Wehrle Drive, Williamsville. The event will include live presentations, health screenings, demonstrations and informational displays.
CKS appoints Brian Bajzek full-time faculty member
Sun, Mar 10th 2019 11:00 am
Christ the King Seminary has announced the appointment of Brian Bajzek as a full-time faculty member. Bajzek is now assistant professor of Systematic Theology and director of Pre-Theology at the seminary.
Christ the King Seminary announces travel opportunities for 2019 and 2020
Sat, Mar 9th 2019 03:00 pm
"The world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page." That proverb, attributed to St. Augustine, the great fifth-century philosopher and theologian, holds much truth. Travel is often an eye-opening, mind-expanding experience that cannot be duplicated. For those who have been blessed with the opportunities to visit foreign lands and cultures, their journeys end up changing them for the better and increasing their understanding of the beauty and diversity of the world and the Church.
After the March for Life - keep walking!
Sat, Mar 9th 2019 10:00 am
In the more than 30 annual Washington, D.C. Marches for Life I have participated in, I always think the current march is the largest ever. But since accurate figures are hard to come by, it usually comes down to taking a good guess.
For Lent - it's time to do our homework
Fri, Mar 8th 2019 01:00 pm
If you asked the average Christian if he or she is a disciple of Jesus, I think the answer would be "of course I am." But how many of us really know what that means? Or what it entails?
Weaving a story at St. Benedict School
Thu, Mar 7th 2019 01:00 pm
Students at St. Benedict School in Eggertsville celebrated Catholic Schools Week in late January in a unique way. Nancy Grant's religion classes created beautiful quilts, weaving a collaboration of art, religion and math. Sixth, seventh and eighth graders each incorporated a different theme for their creations.
Catholic Health offers program on treating heartburn
Wed, Mar 6th 2019 03:00 pm
Frequent acid reflux and heartburn can not only be painful, but can be a sign you have GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Acid suppressing drugs sometimes help, but advancements in medicine have led to the development other treatment options too.
What is Lent?
Wed, Mar 6th 2019 06:00 am
Next to Advent and Christmas, Lent is one of the most celebrated and revered seasons in the year of the Catholic Church. Almost everybody knows the basics about Lent: that it begins on Ash Wednesday, lasts several weeks in which people routinely "give up" something, and concludes on Easter Sunday with a celebration of the Risen Christ.
St. Mary's presents inaugural meat raffle
Tue, Mar 5th 2019 03:00 pm
SWORMVILLE - The St. Mary's faith community announces its first meat raffle, organized by the St. Mary School Home School Association. With an event that is popular throughout the area, the meat raffle will feature a variety of meats from Latina Boulevard Foods, raffled off by Mike "The Meat Man" Demmin's team.
Catholic education supporters celebrate schools with successful GALA 22:6
Mon, Mar 4th 2019 04:00 pm
The mood was festive, hearts were joyful and the spirit of giving remained strong at the annual Gala 22:6 - A Celebration of Catholic Education, held Thursday, February 21st, at the Buffalo Convention Center.
Ash Wednesday set for March 6
Mon, Mar 4th 2019 06:00 am
On Ash Wednesday, March 6, Bishop Richard J. Malone will distribute ashes at St. Joseph Cathedral during the 12:05 p.m. Mass. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, the most holy time of the year for Catholics.
Pilgrimage planned to Massachusetts shrine
Sun, Mar 3rd 2019 10:20 am
The Society of Our Lady of Divine Mercy is sponsoring their seventh bus pilgrimage to the Divine Mercy Shrine for Oct. 4, 5 and 6 for St. Faustina Day.
The Sisters of St. Mary of Namur celebrates 200 years "Grateful for the past... Embracing the future!"
Sat, Mar 2nd 2019 02:00 pm
Many people on hearing the name Sisters of St. Mary of Namur immediately ask "Where is Namur?" In these days when knowing our roots is so important, this international congregation looks back 200 years to its founder,
The desert is our teacher
Fri, Mar 1st 2019 04:00 pm
Each liturgical season has its own sacred landscape traversed by prayer, ritual and tradition. The Church stands at the threshold of a new season with challenging terrain, the desert of Lent.
Come and See at Our Lady of Charity
Fri, Mar 1st 2019 11:00 am
Our Lady of Charity Parish in South Buffalo is hosting a special time for people to "Come and See ..." how the parish is alive and growing.
St. Leo the Great Church presents "Let's Talk About ... Keeping the Faith in Crisis and Suffering"
Thu, Feb 28th 2019 11:00 am
When crisis hits, how do you hold on? What role does faith play when suffering?
Grey Nuns plan a day of spiritual enrichment
Wed, Feb 27th 2019 12:10 pm
Getting excited about God is a good way to spend the Lenten season. As the years go by, our faith can grow dull. We may need a new infusion of grace.