The Diocese of Buffalo will hold a Renewal Mass at OLV National Shrine & Basilica on Aug. 27 beginning at 4 p.m. Please bring your knotted ropes as we will untie one more knot. Watch Bishop Michael W. Fisher explain the details.
The Diocese of Buffalo’s Department of Education honored six adults for their contributions to the classroom or athletic arenas with the presentation of the Golden Apple and St. Sebastian Awards, at the conclusion of a special Mass held at St. Stephen Church on Grand Island the evening of Tuesday, May 30. “You all come to […]
The new year brought a new life for Joseph Franz as the seminarian became a transitional deacon on Jan. 1 at a special Mass at OLV National Shrine and Basilica in Lackawanna. Deacon Franz is scheduled to be ordained to the priesthood on June 4, along with Deacon Joseph Tokasz. Deacon Franz, 50, is part […]
Bishop Michael W. Fisher speaks on children being the most precious resource of the Catholic Church while at the All Catholic Schools Mass at OLV National Shrine and Basilica in Lackawanna. Teachers, principals and administrators packed OLV National Shrine and Basilica for a special All Catholic Schools Mass with Bishop Michael W. Fisher. The Oct.8 […]
The Curé of Ars Award dinner saw a strong turnout to celebrate the care of souls in the spirit of St. John Vianney. Nearly 450 people packed the Atrium at Rich’s on Sept. 30 to celebrate the work of Father Leon Biernat, Richard Heist and Michael & Maureen Pratt. The annual dinner honors those whose […]
Tom Lajewski, from OLV Charities, portrays Father Nelson Baker on his ordination day, while a video crew from EWTN film “They Might Be Saints.” An episode focusing on Buffalo’s own Father Baker will air in January. EWTN came to Buffalo to learn a little bit more about Father Baker. A crew from the Catholic-themed cable […]
LACKAWANNA — OLV Charities appoints James Walleshauser, Nicholas Fiume and Marcia C. Brogan to its board of directors. OLV Charities is the fundraising and support services mission partner of OLV Organizations, also known as “Father Baker’s.” James Walleshauser serves as president of Nova Healthcare Administrators Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Independent Health. With more than […]
Even though digital media has made the world smaller, allowing people across different states to speak face to face, for many priests in the Diocese of Buffalo, Jan. 14 was the first time they saw their new shepherd, Bishop Michael W. Fisher, in person. Although they have met via Zoom meetings, Covid restrictions have prevented […]