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St. Thomas More Guild of Western New York

"The King’s good servant, but God’s first."

About

The St. Thomas More Guild of Western New York is an association of Catholic lawyers officially recognized by the Diocese of Buffalo.  We support lawyers in applying their faith to the challenges of professional and personal life.  The St. Thomas More Guild invites all judges, lawyers, paralegals, law students, and all others associated with the administration of justice in the Diocese to join in its activities.  The Guild has given scholarships to Catholic grammar, high school, college, and law school students.

St. Thomas More (b. 1478, d. 1535), Lord Chancellor of England, was the highest law officer of King Henry VIII.  He gave up his office, and later his life, to remain true to God and his conscience.  During his life, he was known for his sociability, sense of humor, integrity, and faith as well as his sense of obligation to active citizenship and statesmanship.  Today, he is the patron saint of lawyers.

 

Events

 

Annual Luncheon

May 2020 (Date TBD) at 12:00 PM
Buffalo Niagara Convention Center

Each Spring, the Guild sponsors the St. Thomas More Guild Luncheon where an individual is honored for his or her outstanding contribution as a Catholic lawyer. Scholarship recipients will also be honored at the Luncheon. 

Annual Red Mass

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 12:10 PM
St. Joseph Cathedral

Each Fall, the Guild sponsors the Annual Red Mass in honor of St. Thomas More, the patron saint of the legal profession, to ask for divine guidance in the proper administration of justice.

Scholarships

 

Grade School and High School Scholarship

One $1,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to a student attending a Catholic elementary school in the Diocese of Buffalo. One $1,500.00 scholarship will be awarded to a student attending a Catholic high school in the Diocese of Buffalo.

University and Law School Scholarship

One $2,000.00 scholarship will be awarded to a student attending either a Catholic college or an ABA accredited law school. The student should be domiciled in the Diocese of Buffalo and be a practicing Catholic.

Membership

 

Welcome to the St. Thomas More Guild of Western New York

The St. Thomas More Guild is an association of Catholic lawyers officially recognized by the Diocese of Buffalo.  We support lawyers in applying their faith to the challenges of professional and personal life.  The annual membership fee is $25.00.

Officers and Board of Directors

President

 

Donna Hoelscher Suchan 

 

Vice President

Catherine Dines Kettner 

 

Secretary

Katherine M. Liebner 

 

Treasurer

David C. Mineo 

 

Board of Directors

Mary M. Balkin 

Laurie Styka Bloom 

James J. Contino 

Connie Farley 

J. Michael Lennon II 

Msgr. Salvatore Manganello 

Hon. Patricia A. Maxwell 

Royston Mendonza 

Hon. Mary L. Slisz 

Jim Sorrentino

 

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