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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.
Help Your Neighbor Find Hope
Tue, May 7th 2019 02:00 pm
My parents and I have recently watched the Catholic Charities' "Help Your Neighbor Find Hope 2019 Appeal Video" and we had many thoughts about it.
Successful 2018 Retirement Fund for Religious campaign
Tue, May 7th 2019 02:00 pm
More than $650,000 was collected in the Diocese of Buffalo during the 2018 Retirement Fund for Religious Appeal. This total includes donations received from throughout the United States through the "Share in the Care" website which is sponsored by the Religious Retirement Fund in the Diocese of Buffalo. Donations to this site can be made online throughout the year.
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.
A goal of post-Lenten fasting
Fri, May 3rd 2019 02:00 pm
During the Easter season, I always find myself going back to the things that I fasted from during Lent. Why do we fast from something and then just quit once Easter comes?
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.
CRS advocate for international food security
Fri, Apr 26th 2019 12:25 pm
In March and April of this year, Catholic Relief Services, in partnership with Catholic Charities, visited the offices in New York state of virtually every member of Congress and both senators.
Sister M. Julie O'Stroske 1929-2019
Thu, Apr 25th 2019 02:00 pm
Sister M. Julie O'Stroske died Feb. 28, 2019, at the Stella Niagara Health Center. She was 89.
Protocol followed after incident at Hamburg Rectory
Wed, Apr 24th 2019 08:00 pm
On the evening of April 11, 2019, a social gathering of seminarians and priests took place at Saints Peter & Paul Parish Rectory in Hamburg.
God's Generous Love, the Paschal Mystery
Wed, Apr 24th 2019 10:00 am
From the moment that God pronounced the words, "Let there be light," a perpetual spring of generosity has inundated the world. God set the energy of his self-donating love and divine revelation in motion.
Apostle of the Apostles: St. Mary of Magdala
Tue, Apr 23rd 2019 03:00 pm
On June 16, 2017, the Vatican raised the liturgical memorial of St. Mary Magdalene to the rank of a liturgical feast and published a new preface for her, characterizing her as "the apostle of the apostles."
Catholic tips to care for creation and the environment
Mon, Apr 22nd 2019 08:00 am
As concern for the environment continues to be a talking point in the world, the celebration of Earth Day in April is one reminder that one of the most prominent Catholic social teachings is care fore creation. Pope Francis made it the topic of his encyclical "Laudato Si," writing, "We have forgotten that we ourselves are dust of the earth; our very bodies are made up of her elements, we breathe her air and we receive life and refreshment from her waters."
Diocese of Buffalo celebrates the Holy Week Triduum
Thu, Apr 18th 2019 09:55 pm
The Diocese of Buffalo is celebrating the Holy Week Triduum of the Roman Catholic Church during this sacred time leading up to Easter Sunday.
Diocese sees renewal at Chrism Mass
Wed, Apr 17th 2019 04:00 pm
At the annual Chrism Mass, clergy renewed their priestly promises, oils were blessed, chrism was consecrated and Bishop Richard J. Malone reaffirmed his commitment to safe environments within the Diocese of Buffalo. The Mass drew diocesan clergy and congregants to St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo Tuesday, April 16.
Never abandoned
Tue, Apr 16th 2019 01:00 pm
We are living through very difficult times. Many are living paycheck to paycheck. As we became more aware of, with the government shutdown and so many families not even being able to eat. Many in our society are homeless, including families
Gianna Banquet stands up for women, unborn
Mon, Apr 15th 2019 05:10 pm
A full house of 400 people packed the Millennium Hotel in Cheektowaga on Feb. 26 to hear from those who work and live behind the front lines of abortion.
Diocese of Buffalo and Movement Restore Trust Announce Reform Initiatives
Sun, Apr 14th 2019 04:00 pm
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and the Movement to Restore Trust (MRT), an independent organization of Catholic laity formed to lead a movement to restore trust and confidence in the Church in the wake of the clergy sex abuse scandal, jointly announce their ongoing partnership through the creation of a Joint Implementation Team (JIT).
Christ the King School hosts hoops invitational
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 04:00 pm
For an hour, the gym floor at Christ the King School was awash with a sea of yellow and red jerseys as Christ the King battled St. Gregory the Great for the sixth-grade girls basketball championship
10 things you should know about Holy Week
Fri, Apr 12th 2019 09:55 am
We've compiled a list of 10 things you should know about Holy Week, what happens during Holy Week, what are the names of the days of Holy Week, and a few more nuggets of knowledge even the most faithful Catholics may have missed.
Diocese Requests That Media and Others Respect Privacy of Victim-Survivors
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 08:00 pm
Fair and objective reporting is essential to accurate coverage of controversial issues such as the crisis involving past child abuse in our diocese. Impartiality aids accuracy. Recent media attacks by a television reporter alleging that the diocese has not "come clean about the true scope" of the sexual abuse that occurred in this diocese are simply not accurate.
Statement Regarding Child Sexual Abuse from Bishop Richard J. Malone
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 07:00 pm
The subject of child sexual abuse is one that rightfully has been the focus of intense media attention in recent years. It is a problem that, unfortunately, extends far beyond the Diocese of Buffalo and far beyond the Church. Yet despite the intense media coverage, many of the important facts regarding the scourge of child sexual abuse and the response of the Church and our diocese are either unmentioned or misstated in the news. I write today to correct some of those errors.
St. Francis Park announces free community events for seniors
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 12:00 pm
St. Francis Park, Catholic Health's new senior living community in Hamburg, is hosting a series of special events in May. These events are free and open to the public as well as residents of St. Francis Park.
Father Quinlivan uses Stations of the Cross to address suffering Church
Thu, Apr 11th 2019 11:00 am
St. Thomas Aquinas Parish put a modern spin on an old tradition.
Diocese announces new Executive Director of Financial Administration
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 02:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone is pleased to announce that the position of Executive Director of Financial Administration at the Diocese of Buffalo will be filled by Charles Mendolera
O'Hara goes across the Pacific to partner with Chinese school
Wed, Apr 10th 2019 10:00 am
Cardinal O'Hara High School will soon be saying, "Ni hao," to a lot more international students. The Tonawanda school has signed a deal with the Kent School of China that will bring up to 20 students a year from China to Western New York to learn in the Catholic tradition while preparing for college in America.
New Pastor to Head Our Lady of Victory
Tue, Apr 9th 2019 12:30 pm
Rev. Msgr. David LiPuma will be the new Pastor of Our Lady of Victory Basilica and President of Our Lady of Victory (OLV) Institutions beginning June 1, 2019.
Catholic Charities awarded funds for immigration program
Mon, Apr 8th 2019 02:00 pm
Catholic Charities of Buffalo was recently named a recipient of two grant awards totaling nearly $2.9 million, over five years, to support the services it provides through its Immigration and Refugee Assistance Program, especially addressing barriers to employment and self-sufficiency.
SBU's Franciscan Institute cancels conference on Franciscan reform and church abuse crisis
Mon, Apr 8th 2019 08:00 am
The Franciscan Institute at St. Bonaventure University has canceled an academic conference on Franciscan reform and the sexual abuse crisis within the Catholic Church.
Volunteerism speaks to heart of Catholic Charities mission
Fri, Apr 5th 2019 03:00 pm
As Catholic Charities prepares for another Appeal Week, in which the social service organization attempts to raise the bulk of its $11 million fundraising goal, their work throughout the Diocese of Buffalo would not be possible without another kind of donation: time.
Mass to be held for those touched by adoption
Fri, Apr 5th 2019 10:15 am
The diocesan Office of Pro-Life Activities and Baker Victory Services are sponsoring a Mass for all those who have been touched by adoption -- birthparents, adoptees, adoptive parents, grandparents and other relatives.