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Buffalo’s bishop visits Notre Dame Academy

Bishop Michael Fisher has some fun on the Notre Dame Academy playground during his recent visit. The bishop stopped by the South Buffalo elementary school to meet the young students. Photo courtesy of Notre Dame Academy Buffalo’s 15th shepherd, Bishop Michael Fisher, spent some time visiting both campuses of Notre Dame Academy. He got to…

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BlueCross BlueShield of WNY and Catholic Charities’ WIC May 13 Diaper Days event moved to Kenmore

Catholic Charities of Buffalo’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) federal nutrition program and BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York will offer a Diaper Days event on May 13 at Catholic Charities’ Kenmore office, 3370 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. The May 13 Diaper Days event was originally scheduled to take place at Catholic Charities’ WIC at Sisters…

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Scholarships available for MSM summer camps

Mount St. Mary Academy announces that a limited number of scholarships are available to its summer camps for middle school girls thanks to a grant from the Rotary Club of Kenmore. Residents of zip codes 14150, 14217 and 14223 who demonstrate financial need are encouraged to apply for a $100 scholarship, which would cover the…

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Two pastors take on additional parishes

Bishop Michael Fisher has made the following appointments. Father James Kirkpatrick, pastor of St. Jude the Apostle Parish in North Tonawanda, has been given the additional responsibility of temporary administrator of St. Christopher Parish in Tonawanda.  Father Sean DiMaria, pastor of St. John Paul II in Lake View, has been given the additional responsibility of…

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Appeal 2021 HOPE Day is Friday, May 14

Catholic Charities of Buffalo announced HOPE Day, the annual 24-hour match challenge day of giving to benefit Appeal 2021 is set for Friday, May 14 across Western New York. The first $40,000 raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar, with gifts from donors who wish to remain anonymous, in the ongoing effort to reach the annual Appeal’s…

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Father Romeo Hontiveros 1953-2021

Father Romeo Hontiveros, a Filipino priest who had served as administrator of St. Dominic Parish in Westfield, died April 30, 2021. Born Jan. 17, 1953, in Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte, Philippines, the son of Jose and Regina (Obenita) Hontiveros was educated in his homeland. He attended St. Francis Xavier Regional Seminary in Catalunan Grande, Davan…

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Lay workers honored with St. Joseph Award

Bruce and Cathy Zgoda pose with Bishop Michael Fisher after receiving the Lay Award of St. Joseph from the bishop at Mass on May 2. The Zgodas waere among 52 people recognized with a lay award of St. Joseph for her dedicated service to the Catholic Church. Photo by Patrick J. Buechi Sunday Mass turned…

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The verdict is in, but the jury is still out

Although a court jury’s recent verdict convicting former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of murder and manslaughter in the death George Floyd has been declared, the jury is still out on how we will comprehensively educate and work to rid our society, nation and world of racism and prejudice against various ethnicities and minorities.    …

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Upon This Rock continues to aid parishes and education

The diocesan Upon This Rock campaign kicked off five years ago. Its mission to raise $100 million for parishes, retired priests and Catholic education continues to this day. Officially begun in February 2016, the unprecedented capital campaign had the goal of serving three pillars: Those We Serve – parishes; Those Who Serve – investing in…

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