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Swormville school to stage Christmas production
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 09:00 am
A unique adaptation of the classic holiday tale, "A Christmas Carol," will be presented live on stage at St. Mary School in Swormvillle on Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
Father Quinlivan returns to St. Greg's for Christmas concert
Thu, Dec 10th 2015 09:00 am
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at the noses, and Father Bill Quinlivan singing about the birth of our Lord. The season has arrived.
The miracle that led 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' to convert to Catholicism
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 03:00 pm
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (Church Pop) - Sir Alec Guinness is one of the most recognizable actors of the 20th century. While he appeared in lots of films over the years and won many awards, he is best known as having played Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars.
Diocese releases dates for Christmas programming
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 11:00 am
Daybreak TV Productions, the television component of the Diocese of Buffalo's Office of Communications, has announced special programming that will air on WKBW-TV Channel 7 during the month of December.
WNY Chamber Orchestra presents 'Baroque for the Holidays' at SBU
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 10:45 am
ST. BONAVENTURE - The Western New York Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Glen Cortese, will perform the program "Baroque for the Holidays" at St. Bonaventure's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9. It is the fourth concert in the 2015-2016 Friends of Good Music concert series.
Opera Sacra offers production on Joan of Arc
Wed, Nov 18th 2015 10:00 am
Opera Sacra, the longest continually producing opera company in Western New York, began in 1975, founded by Father Jacob Ledwon at the former St. Joseph New Cathedral in Buffalo. Choosing works that center on religious themes, it has been presenting major productions for 40 seasons in many Western New York churches and schools.
This Catholic nun is competing on the Food Network
Tue, Nov 10th 2015 09:00 am
CHICAGO, ILL. (CNA) - Fans of the Food Network's competitive cooking show "Chopped" can look forward to a special appearance on Monday night's episode - Sister Alicia Torres, a Catholic religious sister from the Franciscans of the Eucharist of Chicago.
Swormville parish presents special event for teens
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 03:00 pm
Teens are invited to A Night of Faith, Hope and Love, led by Carrie Ford and John Wilde, on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at St. Mary Swormville Parish Center, 6919 Transit Road, East Amherst. Students in grades six through 12 are encouraged to attend.
'Our Daily Bread' focuses on the importance of family life
Fri, Oct 9th 2015 01:30 pm
The World Meeting of Families was held in September in Philadelphia. Pope Francis, the fourth pope to visit the United States attended this, the world's largest Catholic gathering of families. Held every three years and sponsored by the Holy See's Pontifical Council for the Family, this year's theme was "Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive."
AA member uses Bible as reminder of God's forgiveness
Wed, Oct 7th 2015 10:00 am
Author KayeLynn Grayce blends the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous with Bible scripture and her own life as an exercise in sobriety in her book, "A Spiritual Awakening - Finding Your Connection."
DC choir hopes Pope Francis will sing along
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 11:00 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNA/EWTN News) - Choir members from around the Washington, D.C. archdiocese chosen to sing for Pope Francis during his visit later this month hope to stir the soul of the pontiff - and maybe even inspire him to sing along.
Out and about Buffalo with Father Seil
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 03:00 pm
Over the last few years, big things have been happening, and continue to happen, in Buffalo. On this encore performance of "Our Daily Bread," host Father Paul D. Seil, pastor of St. Bernadette Parish in Orchard Park, spends time out and about.
A victim of a con, Buffalo priest turns betrayal into ministry
Thu, Aug 6th 2015 09:00 am
When a trusted friend conned Msgr. Dino Lorenzetti out of his life savings, the elderly priest decided to turn his pain into a lesson on caution and forgiveness.
Chaplain injects a little of everything into latest book
Thu, Jul 23rd 2015 08:40 am
Father Richard "Duke" Zajac has authored another volume of his "Life Injections" series. Like the first three, "Life Injections IV" collects sermons that Father Zajac has preached through his 39 years in the priesthood.
Comedian Jim Gaffigan blends faith and humor in new TV show
Mon, Jul 6th 2015 06:00 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNA) - God and comedy clubs are not generally something most families throw together; then again, most families don't create a cable comedy show either.
Clearing up the confusion: New film sheds light on beauty, truth of marriage
Tue, Jun 23rd 2015 08:00 am
Ahead of the highly anticipated Synod on the Family in October, many dioceses and Catholic media producers are finding new ways to ramp up their resources on marriage and family life.
'Our Daily Bread' highlights ministry of Little Portion Friary
Fri, Jun 12th 2015 01:00 pm
Part of their mission statement reads, "We are God's people, at work in the world, motivated by love and caring for the people of God who need our help." Who are "they," you ask? Little Portion Friary, located on Main Street in Buffalo.
'Our Daily Bread' highlights Liturgical Year
Fri, May 8th 2015 09:00 am
Just as a standard calendar has seasons, 365 days and numerous celebrations, so too does a Liturgical Year calendar. In a Liturgical Year, the special seasons are Advent, Christmas, Lent, the Triduum, Easter and Ordinary Time.
Monday Morning Roundup: Junipero Serra, the Avengers and outdoor faith
Mon, May 4th 2015 09:20 am
Welcome to our new feature, Monday Morning Roundup, where we note a couple of interesting Catholic stories from the weekend to get you tuned up for the week.
Who's on the guest list for a Vatican concert? Rome's homeless community
Fri, May 1st 2015 01:50 pm
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - Next month the Vatican will invite Rome's poor and homeless to a concert intended to raise money for Pope Francis' charities, which last year boasted over one and a half million in charitable giving.
Lakewood parish to offer a 'hole' lotta fun
Mon, Apr 20th 2015 10:00 am
Sacred Heart Parish in Lakewood will host the Donut Man, who teaches children how to fill the holes in their lives. Rob Evans will perform at Southwestern School in Lakewood on Sunday, April 26, at 5 p.m.
Blessed Trinity to host concert
Mon, Mar 23rd 2015 08:00 am
The Camerata di Sant' Antonio will perform at Blessed Trinity Church in Buffalo on Sunday, March 29, as part of the church's Trinity concert series of beautiful music in a beautiful space.
'Our Daily Bread' goes meatless for season of Lent
Thu, Mar 12th 2015 12:00 pm
Feb. 18 marked the beginning of Lent, which can be described as the period spent preparing for Easter. Lasting 40 days, it commemorates Jesus' time in the desert, where He fasted, prayed and was tempted by the devil.
St. Joe's presents 'Damn Yankees' this weekend
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 04:00 pm
The St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute Visual and Performing Arts Department is proud to announce that "Damn Yankees" will be presented the weekend of March 6-8.
Harmonia ready to perform at Carnegie Hall
Wed, Mar 4th 2015 12:00 pm
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Be a member of the Harmonia Chamber Singers, as the local a cappella group has been chosen to perform at the world famous New York City venue on Friday, March 13. But if you don't have enough money for airfare, hotel and concert tickets, you can catch Harmonia perform locally on the first weekend of March.
Biography tells full story on Pope Francis
Thu, Feb 19th 2015 08:00 am
Austen Ivereigh, author and founder of Catholic Voices, has written an in-depth biography of Pope Francis. "The Great Reformer: Francis and the Making of a Radical Pope" offers 391 pages of insights that show what shaped the current pontiff.
'Our Daily Bread' focuses on putting faith into action
Thu, Feb 12th 2015 08:00 am
As Catholics, we are called to serve others, not through faith, but through service by way of our faith.
'Fifty Shades of Grey' abusive, derogatory
Fri, Feb 6th 2015 12:00 pm
Originally published as an eBook, Fifty Shades of Grey has become a phenomenon, selling more than 100 million books worldwide, spawning two sequels and is now the subject of a film adaptation starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson set for release Feb. 13.
Christmas Mass recorded in Buffalo to be broadcast by NBC affiliates
Mon, Dec 22nd 2014 03:00 pm
Viewers throughout the country will tune in to Bishop Richard J. Malone and a full Mercy Center Chapel in Buffalo as he celebrates Christmas Mass which will be broadcast on NBC affiliates on Christmas day, courtesy of Daybreak Television Productions and the Interfaith Broadcasting Commission.
Daybreak TV announces Christmas schedule
Fri, Dec 12th 2014 02:00 pm
Christmas is creeping up fast. Your "to do" list seems to be getting longer instead of shorter. We all know the true meaning of Christmas is not the cookies, the shopping, the wrapping and the meal planning. So in the spirit of holiday list making, I took the liberty of making one.
Opera Sacra marks 40th season tonight
Fri, Nov 21st 2014 03:00 pm
Opera Sacra, the longest continually producing opera company in Western New York, was founded by Father Jacob Ledwon in 1975 at the former St. Joseph's New Cathedral in Buffalo. Choosing works that center on religious themes, its repertoire spans more than 1,000 years of music, including the classics of Grand Opera, medieval liturgical dramas, children's fables and contemporary masterworks. This fall, in celebration of the beginning of its 40th season, Opera Sacra is planning another exceptional program, a fully-staged production of Francis Poulenc's "Dialogues of the Carmelites."
Father Bill Quinlivan tells his side of story in new book
Tue, Nov 18th 2014 02:00 pm
Buffalo's singing priest, Father William Quinlivan, has added another title to his resumé - book author. With the help of a self-publishing firm, he has released "Made to Praise Him: Finding My Song."
'Our Daily Bread' focuses on course at seminary
Fri, Nov 7th 2014 03:00 pm
A course, titled "Central City Practicum" and offered at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, will be this month's episode's focus.
'Our Daily Bread' cookin' up changes
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 01:00 pm
I have been a producer at Daybreak TV Productions for more than 20 years. Within this time, I have had the privilege of working with great people, and together we have produced award-winning programs. During my tenure, there have been changes in technology, technique and promotion.
Felician sister expresses faith through stained glass art
Fri, Sep 19th 2014 04:00 pm
For one Felician sister, art is a way of expressing feelings, emotions and faith. Sister M. Ann Therese Kelly, CSSF, operates and sells stained glass artwork at her own studio, Illumination Stained Glass Studio, at Villa Maria Convent in Buffalo. Sister Ann Therese, also an art instructor, created stained glass windows found in six local buildings and schools, including Niagara University.
'Our Daily Bread' finds the WAY to success
Fri, Sep 12th 2014 04:00 pm
Recently, "Our Daily Bread" host Father Paul D. Seil was joined in the kitchen by Sharon Cavanaugh, director of the Work Appreciation for Youth program of Baker Victory Services. Also in the kitchen was James Stone, a WAY graduate. The day's menu included Italian stuffed peppers, basil pesto pasta and macchiato tiramisu parfaits.
Hamburg resident uses snow days to write book of prayers
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 02:00 pm
Five cold snowy days in winter allowed an 83-year-old woman an opportunity to reflect on her life and write it down. Mary Carol Herwood, Ph.D., used those days, snowbound in her Hamburg home, to write her second book, "Psalms of an 83-year-old Woman."
Calling All (listening) Catholics ... WLOF celebrates 15 years
Fri, Aug 15th 2014 02:00 pm
With all the changes in the media landscape over the past decade, it may seem odd to think back to a time when Western New York didn't have its own dedicated Catholic radio station, but this month WLOF 101.7 FM celebrates 15 extraordinary years, and The Station of the Cross is continuing to grow.
East African Sudanese cooking on 'Our Daily Bread'
Fri, Jul 11th 2014 11:00 am
This month Our Daily Bread goes international, airing an episode originally scheduled for June. Host Father Paul D. Seil is joined in the kitchen by Father Ronald Sajdak, pastor at St. Martin de Porres and St. Lawrence parishes in Buffalo. Father Sajdak is also the director of ROTA: Reaching Out 2 Africa Ministry. Also in the kitchen, is an associate of ROTA, Grace Sokiri. Father Sajdak and Sokiri will be making an East African Sudanese recipe kisra and nyagua.
East African Sudanese cooking on 'Our Daily Bread'
Fri, Jun 13th 2014 02:00 pm
This month "Our Daily Bread" goes international. Host Father Paul D. Seil is joined in the kitchen by Father Ronald Sajdak, pastor at St. Martin de Porres and St. Lawrence parishes in Buffalo. Father Sajdak is also the director of ROTA: Reaching Out 2 Africa ministry. Also in the kitchen, is an associate of ROTA, Grace Sokiri. Father Sajdak and Sokiri will be making an East African Sudanese recipe kisra and nyagua.