When I taught in the Oakland area, my friends and I often drove down the coast to Carmel by the Sea. There we enjoyed the 17-mile drive along the ocean, the Pebble Beach Golf Course, Mission Carmel, the shops, and the art galleries galore. Some of the galleries had a second floor. One that I […]
Photos from the Chrism Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo. Priests across the Diocese join Bishop Michael W. Fisher as he blessed the Oil of Catechumens, the Oil of the Sick, and consecrate the Sacred Chrism for the upcoming year. Photos by David Chriswell.
Villa Maria College announced that it will hold a face-to-face commencement ceremony in celebration of the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020. The ceremony, which will be held outside in front the Main Building, will take place on Saturday, May 22, beginning at 10 a.m. “We look forward to honoring the graduates from the past two years,” […]
Pre-K 3 students act out the first Station of the Cross. All the students from Christ the King School in Snyder took part in the Stations for a special Lenten video. With the pandemic limiting school gatherings, Christ the King School in Snyder had to improvise its Stations of the Cross prayer service for 2021. […]
NIAGARA UNIVERSITY — In a year that has seen unprecedented racial and political divide, threats to our nation’s democracy, questionable election conspiracies, and barriers to voting rights, Niagara University’s Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M. Institute for Civic Engagement, in partnership with Leadership Niagara, is asking the community to choose not to hate for 24 hours. On Thursday, […]
BATAVIA — Notre Dame High School will celebrate its 70th anniversary on May 6 with a full day of special events. The celebration will start with a re-enactment of the ground breaking followed by an anniversary Mass at the school with alumni from each decade speaking at Mass. The Mission Club will hold a May crowning […]
Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week as Catholics across the world commemorate and remember the last week of Jesus’ life. All liturgies at St. Joseph Cathedral will be live-streamed on their Youtube Channel during Holy Week.
NEW YORK (CNS) — Viewers will get an early Easter treat when “Resurrection” (MGM), the latest project from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, becomes available on the streaming service Discovery+ March 27. Though its tone is sometimes overheated, this is a handsomely done dramatization of the most essential period in human history. The […]
Teacher and Civil Rights activist, Sister Patricia Donovan, RSM, died March 26, 2021. Sister Patricia was formerly known as Sister Mary de LaSalle. Patricia Ann Donovan was born to Francis J. and Ruth (nee Kreiner) Donovan on Nov. 25, 1931. She and her brothers, Thomas and Arthur, were born and raised in Buffalo. They were […]
It’s in our nature to help others. But sometimes the big helps, like feeding the hungry, giving water to the thirsty, clothing the naked, and sheltering the homeless, can seem unattainable. We all know how to donate canned goods, round up our change at the grocery store, or send funds to different organizations. But do […]