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"Consider this ... Confirmation"
17 hours ago by Daybreak TV Productions

Confirmation

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Bishop Malone to ordain three deacons on Saturday
4 days ago by Office of Communications

 

Three men, with eight children among them, will be ordained at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo, on Saturday, May 23, at 10 a.m. Through the imposition of hands by Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, and the invocation of the Holy Spirit, these men will become permanent deacons, joining more than 130 other deacons in the diocese.

David Charles Armstrong, Peter James Donnelly and John Alois Owczarczak, have spent the past several years studying at Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora, to reach this point. They’ve taken classes, been on retreats, worked in ministry at parishes, health care facilities and diocesan offices, all in preparation to serve the Church. Two of the candidates currently are employed, one is retired, and all have the blessings of their wives to dedicate their time to the Church.

Armstrong, a retired teacher from Corry, PA, is a parishioner at Christ Our Hope Parish in French Creek. He found his field ministry to be particularly enlightening.

“My experiences have given me a more profound understanding and appreciation for others, especially those with addictions and the elderly,” he said. “My ministry assignments have aided in my understanding of what I was taught in class. This was done by the practical application of those teachings, my witnessing the positive effects they had on those to whom I ministered, and the responses from those individuals of when they recognized God working through me.”

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Welcome to the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership in Buffalo
Monday, May 18, 2015 by Daybreak TV Productions

Welcome to the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership in Buffalo

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Diocese to host national catechetical convention
Friday, May 15, 2015 by Office of Communications

“Encounter the joy of the Gospel!” is the theme of the 79th annual National Conference for Catechetical Leadership (NCCL), to be held at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center May 18-21.

About 500 religious education leaders from across the nation will participate in learning sessions and hear from a number of national catechetical leaders.

Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, will talk about the spirituality of Gospel-based leadership. Bishop Malone is a national expert on catechesis and evangelization, and also serves as chair of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth.

“This conference is inspired by Pope Francis and the tone he sets for the Catholic Church,” Bishop Malone said. “Through our New Evangelization, we are grateful to our catechetical leaders who embrace the full vision of what it means to be Catholic as they go forth, spreading the Gospel message.”

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