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O'Hara High School constructs new culinary arts room
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 09:00 am
With the start of the new year, Cardinal O'Hara High School in the Town of Tonawanda is planning to start an updated program for aspiring chefs.
Diocesan school leaders attend World Congress on Catholic Education
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 01:00 pm
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Vatican II education document "Gravissimum Educationis," the Vatican's Congregation for Catholic Education convened a World Congress in Rome.
Parents and students urge legislature adopt scholarship bill
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 02:00 pm
ALBANY - Students and parents who benefitted from needs-based scholarships appeared today before the Legislature's fiscal committees to urge passage of a bill that would provide opportunities to more New Yorkers like them.
Catholic schools encourage everyone to register to vote
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 01:00 pm
The Department of Catholic Schools wants you to vote, and will do what it takes to help you register.
Mount St. Mary Academy plays it cool at high school jazz fest
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 11:00 am
Mount St. Mary Academy teamed up with area schools in the spirit of jazz. Three Catholic high schools and three public high schools played on the same bill at a jazz festival at Banchetti by Rizzo's, Saturday, Jan. 30, beginning at 6 p.m.
Products of Catholic education evident at Gala 22:6
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 01:00 pm
The results of Catholic education were on display. From the handmade robots to the generous donations to the touching video of a grad who tragically passed away, Gala 22:6 showed the power of what a Catholic education can do.
Christ the King Seminary plans pilgrimage to France, Italy
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 09:00 am
Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora will host a unique opportunity to see many sites of historical significance in Europe from June 12-23, 2016. The pilgrimage is courtesy of Nawas International, a company that has arranged Christian pilgrimages to Europe and the Holy Land for the last 66 years.
Canisius grant to establish Be the Light Youth Theology Institute
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 09:00 am
Canisius College in Buffalo is one of a select group of private four-year colleges and universities across the nation to receive a grant from the Lilly Endowment. Canisius will receive $583,000 to establish the Be the Light Youth Theology Institute at the college.
D'Youville College to offer graduate program in anatomy
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 09:00 am
D'Youville College in Buffalo has received approval from the State Education Department to offer a graduate program in anatomy that will include current techniques being used in anatomical research.
Daily themes suggested for Catholic Schools Week
Fri, Jan 29th 2016 09:00 am
The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2016 is "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service." The annual observance, which is a project of the National Catholic Educational Association, starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2016 is Jan. 31-Feb. 6.
Three Canisius students earn Eagle Scout rank
Thu, Jan 21st 2016 01:00 pm
Canisius High School juniors Joe Arno and Warren Arno, and Canisius High School senior Joe McEachon will each be awarded the highest rank of the Boy Scouts of America on Sunday, January 24, in an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony.
Catholic Education Dinner provides help with tuition assistance
Tue, Jan 19th 2016 02:00 pm
The 16th annual Catholic Education dinner - GALA 22:6 - will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. More than 1,200 guests are expected to attend the event, which is The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo's largest annual fundraiser for Catholic education.
Bonaventure president announces retirement
Tue, Jan 19th 2016 10:15 am
ST. BONAVENTURE - After almost 20 years of service to the university, the last 12 as its president, St. Bonaventure University President Sister Margaret Carney, OSF, announced her decision to step down from the position on July 31.
O'Hara students share Christmas spirit
Tue, Dec 15th 2015 09:00 am
TONAWANDA — Students at Cardinal O'Hara High School in Tonawanda take to heart, "What It Means to Be a Franciscan," a phrase generated by the school's Franciscan philosophy.
Catholic students learn computer programming
Tue, Dec 15th 2015 09:00 am
Computers have become so commonplace they have lost their mystique. The kids who eagerly programmed their Texas Instruments back in the '80s have grown up and been replaced with kids who can download any app to fit their fancy. Believe it or not, the world needs more programmers.
Canisius High School showcases music and art for Christmas
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 09:30 am
Being a part of a team at school often brings to mind sports teams, but Canisius High School Fine Arts Department Chair Kevin Durkin points out that the school's music programs could be considered teams as well.
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.
Students go XSTREAM with inventions
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 04:00 pm
The Diocese of Buffalo held its second annual Xtreme Games and Expo, and cats everywhere are grateful.
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.
O'Hara sophomore hoofs it up at national dance competition
Thu, Nov 19th 2015 11:00 am
TONAWANDA - When Jeremiah Martinez was 3 years old, his mother enrolled him in a tap dance class to help his motor skills. Twelve years later, his love of and devotion to dance led him to win fourth place in a recent national solo dance competition in Hollywood, Fla., sponsored by American Dance Awards.
St. Mary's to host Veterans' Day pancake breakfast
Mon, Nov 9th 2015 09:00 am
The National Honor Society of St. Mary's High School will host an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast on Veterans' Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the school, 142 Laverack Ave. in the Village of Lancaster.
St. Joe's 5K honors legendary cross country coach
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 03:00 pm
The St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute Alumni Association is pleased to announce that the 37th Annual St. Joe's Bob Ivory '47 5K Run will take place on Sunday, Nov. 1. The race will begin promptly at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, located at 845 Kenmore Avenue. A USA Track & Field Sanctioned Event, the course is USAT&F certified.
St. Bonaventure launches initiative to maximize use of facilities
Tue, Oct 27th 2015 03:00 pm
St. Bonaventure University has announced a new initiative that welcomes people to experience the St. Bonaventure campus in a new way.
St. Benedict School names new principal
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 09:00 am
A veteran educator with a wealth of school administration experience has been named principal of St. Benedict School in Eggertsville.
Cultural Awareness Week at Hilbert set for Oct. 19-23
Fri, Oct 16th 2015 04:00 pm
HAMBURG - An assortment of educational, engaging, and entertaining events that enlighten diverse cultures and traditions from around the world, including a presentation by Jerry McGill, author of Dear Marcus, are planned during Hilbert College's Cultural Awareness Week celebration being held from October 19-23.
New teachers to be involved in STREAM program
Tue, Oct 13th 2015 09:00 am
St. Gregory the Great School in Williamsville is welcoming a pair of recent college graduates to its elementary school faculty. Madeline Otero and Tiffany LoGiudice begin their careers in Catholic education working with children in the diocese.
St. Joe's athletic fundraiser set for Oct. 16
Thu, Oct 8th 2015 03:25 pm
St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute is pleased to announce that its annual St. Joe's Sports' Night will take place Friday, Oct. 16, at St. Joe's. Sponsored by the SJCI Parents' Guild, Sports Night is the school's only athletic-specific fundraiser. From maintaining the All-Weather Athletic Field Complex to helping with transportation costs for athletic events and supplying new equipment for student-athletes, the St. Joe's Sports' Night provides vital funds for the school's storied athletics program.
CKS to celebrate Curé of Ars Awards Dinner
Thu, Oct 1st 2015 10:05 am
EAST AURORA — ­Christ the King Seminary will host its annual Curé of Ars Awards dinner on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Adam's Mark Hotel and Event Center. This year's event will honor Msgr. Thomas F. Maloney and the permanent diaconate community of the Diocese of Buffalo.
Father Maher goes to Washington (to see the pope)
Fri, Sep 25th 2015 08:00 am
Father James Maher said seeing Pope Francis in Washington, D.C., in September is something he will remember for the rest of his life.
Bonaventure alumna to serve as gift bearer at papal Mass
Wed, Sep 23rd 2015 12:00 pm
ST. BONAVENTURE - As the chair of 270Catholic, a prominent organization for young Catholics just outside the D.C. Beltway, Jasmine Jaysingh was thrilled just to be asked to be among the throng to greet Pope Francis at Andrews Air Force Base when he arrived in the United States yesterday.
St. Bonaventure students headed to D.C. for Pope Francis visit
Tue, Sep 22nd 2015 12:00 pm
ST. BONAVENTURE - Nine St. Bonaventure University students, in association with Franciscan Action Network, will be traveling to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Sept. 22, to watch Pope Francis' address to Congress on a big screen at the National Mall.
Mary Queen of Angels sports boosters host meat raffle
Thu, Sep 17th 2015 02:00 pm
The Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School Sports Boosters will host their third annual meat raffle on Friday, Sept. 25, at St. Andrew's Church, 34 Francis Ave., Sloan. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with the raffle beginning at 7 p.m.
Back to School: Catholic schools are still excellent after all these years
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 10:50 am
A glance through the Catholic school directory recently brought a startling revelation: Catholic schools have been in the Diocese of Buffalo since before there was a Diocese of Buffalo. Two schools, St. Aloysius Regional School in Springville, and SS. Peter & Paul School in Williamsville, have been in operation since 1836, and that's 11 years before the Diocese of Buffalo was established.
O'Hara focuses on growth, new year
Fri, Sep 11th 2015 10:00 am
TONAWANDA — Cardinal O'Hara High School is bragging about its 2015 graduation class, which garnered nearly $7 million in scholarships and acceptance to colleges and universities across the country and its growth in the new year.
Annunciation to host 'Mommy and Me' open house
Thu, Sep 10th 2015 10:10 am
The Annunciation Strong Start Early Learning Academy's new "Mommy and Me" program will host an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7580 Clinton St., Elma. The program takes place in Annunciation's former school building.
Bishop Malone talks the value of education in 'Consider This'
Wed, Sep 9th 2015 10:10 am
Bishop Malone talks about returning to school, faith formation and Catechetical Sunday in a new episode of "Consider This."
Bishop Malone marks beginning of school year with Catholic Academy visit
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 12:00 pm
Thousands of students were welcomed back into school buildings - both public and private - this week. As students, faces filled with joy, smiles and nerves, walked off the bus onto the grounds of the Catholic Academy of West Buffalo Tuesday morning, they were greeted by three of the top diocesan officials - Bishop Richard J. Malone, Diocesan Secretary for Catholic Education Carol Kostyniak, and Diocesan Superintendent of Catholic Schools Sister Carol Cimino, SSJ.
Lasallian mission is alive at St. Joe's
Tue, Sep 8th 2015 08:00 am
If you've ever spent one day at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, you have begun to experience the legacy of St. John Baptist de La Salle - the patron saint of all teachers and a true educational innovator who transformed Western education more than 300 years ago.
Nardin Academy promotes smarts, arts and good hearts
Fri, Sep 4th 2015 10:00 am
Nardin Academy in Buffalo, an independent Catholic school, has a long history of developing boys and girls within an academic, spiritually-based focus. The academy encompasses a Montessori school, an elementary school and a high school.
Back to School: Catholic schools prepare students for success
Thu, Sep 3rd 2015 08:00 am
Our Catholic schools are strong and advancing purposefully into the future. Catholic schools are essential to the diocesan commitment to evangelization. Throughout the history of the diocese, our Catholic schools have been shining beacons of catechesis, social justice and daily living of the Gospel.