THE CATHOLIC UNION STORE
At The Catholic Center
Your first source for ecclesiastical supplies and religious goods
Phone: 716-847-8715 / Fax: 716-847-8702
The Catholic Union Store was founded in 1899 to provide church supplies and devotional products to the churches,
schools, and other institutions of the Diocese of Buffalo.
Today, over a century later, the Catholic Union Store remains Western New York's trusted and preferred
source for ecclesiastical needs and religious merchandise.
- Missals, Bibles, catechisms, Catholic books, devotional items, rosaries, Christian jewelry, and religious art
- Liturgical vestments and paraments, clergy apparel, liturgical books and calendars, rituals, and homiletic materials
- Altar bread, sacramental wine, candles, linens, ecclesiastical metalware, and sanctuary appointments
- Greeting cards, giftware, wedding & anniversary gifts, and seasonal merchandise
Located at the Catholic Center in the heart of downtown Buffalo, New York, the Catholic Union Store is a convenient source for clergy and laity alike. Far beyond the churchware and Christian books and gifts we offer at our convenient downtown location, we have access to the products of a wide variety of publishers and manufacturers from around the world. Special orders are welcome and are filled promptly!
DO I GET A DISCOUNT?
All Roman and Eastern Catholic clergymen, religious sisters and brothers, seminarians, Catholic parishes and institutions within the territory of the Diocese of Buffalo, and employees of the Catholic Center, are accorded a discount of 10% on their purchases, excepting purchases of altar breads, sacramental wine, candles, annually published liturgical planners and ordos, and already discounted merchandise. We are happy to extend the same discount to visiting Catholic clergy and religious. Please identify yourself as a clergyman, religious, seminarian, or Catholic Center employee before making your purchase at the sales counter. If you belong to a religious order or are otherwise tax exempt, please produce your tax exempt certificate before your purchase is rung through the register. Purchases billed to established store accounts of houses of worship of any faith or denomination are automatically tax-exempted.
GREETING CARDS & GIFTS
for First Holy Communion are now available
HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
The Catholic Union Store offers a fine selection of framed prints, holy cards, and printed
materials celebrating our new Holy Father, Pope Francis, with more items on the way.
Look for updates here.
Portraits of His Holiness Pope Francis in various sizes, framed and unframed.
*NB: our in-store selection of papal portraits is constantly changing due to the popularity of these products.
Holy Cards of Pope Francis (various images)
Laminated: .60 ea.
Un-laminated: .15 ea.
BOOKS about Pope Francis...
"FRANCIS: MAN OF PRAYER" Mario Escobar. Thomas Nelson.
The shocking vacation of the Chair of Peter by Pope Benedict XVI brought to Rome the Catholic Church's first ever American and first ever Jesuit Pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who took the name of the most beloved Catholic saint of all time. Francis: Man of Prayer is the biography of the simple man who rose to become the Roman Patriarch. Tirelessly fighting poverty and marginalization, Pope Francis is a beacon of hope for the poor and the disenfranchised. $15.99
"POPE FRANCIS" Matthew E. Bunson. Our Sunday Visitor.
The complete biography of the first pope from the new world, Jorge Mario Bergoglio. In this book, Dr. Bunson offers analysis of the events leading up to the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Cardinal Bergoglio as the 266th Pope of Rome. Featured also are texts of speeches and homilies of the Pontiff from the moment of his election up to his installation, as well as an explanation of Francis's coat of arms. Dr. Bunson also explores what lies ahead for Francis as he begins his already celebrated pontificate. $16.95
"FRANCIS: POPE OF A NEW WORLD" Andrea Tornielli. Ignatius Press.
In Francis: Pope of a New World, Italian journalist Andrea Tornielli provides us with a much-anticipated glimpse into the life and history of our new Holy Father, Pope Francis, as well as the events surrounding his election as Bishop of Rome and the first days of his pontificate. Tornielli introduces us to this humble Cardinal from Argentina who now serves as the Vicar of Christ - "Padre Jorge," as he is lovingly known by his flock in Buenos Aires. He relates the history of his early years, his vocation to the priesthood and a life poured out in loving service to Christ and His Bride, the Church. He splendidly conveys our Holy Father's personal attributes of prayerfulness, devotion, humility, simplicity, affability, frugality, zeal for souls, ecumenical spirit and pastoral concern for the smallest and most vulnerable of God's children, whether found on city streets or in the poverty of the Villas Miserias. Readers will be touched by this account of the man who is now lovingly known as Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, and inspired by the message of God's mercy he seeks to bring to our present-day world. $19.95
"POPE FRANCIS: POPE FROM THE END OF THE EARTH". Thomas Craughwell. St. Benedict Press. Lavishly illustrated. An encounter with our new Pope in pictures and words. $22.95
LITURGICAL VESTMENTS & CLERGY ATTIRE
A handsome selection of white/festal chasubles and overlay stoles is currently available
at the Catholic Union Store to add dignity to your Paschal celebrations!
The Catholic Union Store is proud to recommend vestments, clerical shirts, and sacramental linens from MDS, a trusted and reliable outfitter of Catholic clergy attire. Please ask to see their catalog. The Catholic Union Store is also a dealer for many other domestic and overseas vendors of liturgical vestments and religious wear including Slabbinck, Beau Veste, Arte Grosse, Hayes & Finch, Theological Threads, Gaspard, Chagall, Houssard of Paris, Harbro, RJ Toomey, Murphy Robes, and others.
The Catholic Union Store is a proud dealer of the products of Artistic Silver, the renowned metalware studios of Luis Molina Acedo in Madrid, Spain. In addition to many exquisite chalices and ciboria, Artistic Silver creates magnificent tabernacles, ambries, altars, lecterns, candlesticks, processional crosses, bishops' appointments, and many other items found in the sacristy or sanctuary. Please enquire about Artistic Silver's products, promotions, and ask to see their beautiful catalogs.
In addition to Artistic Silver, the Catholic Union Store is a dealer for many other ecclesiastical metalware manufacturers and specialists in the liturgical arts, including Alviti Creations, Alviti Euro, Progressive Bronze (Excelsis), Empire Bronze, Adrian Hamers (Lituart), Desmarais & Robitaille, Gabel & Schuster, Sudbury Brass, Artistic Mfg, Cathedral Artmetal, and others.
LITURGICAL CALENDARS & ORGANIZERS
"Parish Mass Intentions 2013" $29.50
"Parish Mass Intentions 2014" $30.00
"The Daily Mass Record 2014" $35.65
"The Liturgical Desk Calendar 2014" $17.35
From the Book Room...
FEATURED TITLES FOR MAY
THE 2013 CATHOLIC DIRECTORY Office of Communications, Diocese of Buffalo. The annual guide to the parishes, institutions, clergy, and religious of the Diocese of Buffalo is now available. $16.00 (Tax exempt accounts, please contact the Office of Communications for your copy).
"MARY IN THE CHURCH: A SELECTION OF TEACHING DOCUMENTS" USCCB Publishing. A unique source of recent Church teaching on the Blessed Virgin Mary. An excellent resource for students, theologians, and all those desiring a more complete understanding of Mary's role in Christianity. $14.95
"THE MIRACLE OF LOURDES: A MESSAGE OF HEALING AND HOPE" John Lochran. St. Anthony Messenger Press. Father Lochran retells the familiar story of St. Bernadette's encounters with the Virgin Mary at Lourdes, France, exploring the history and meaning of the events in light of contemporary theology and spirituality, offering his own reflections on Lourdes, then and now. $12.95
"33 DAYS TO MORNING GLORY: A DO-IT-YOURSELF RETREAT" Michael E. Gaitley, MIC. Marian Press. Father Gaitley's book brings Marian devotion into the modern lives of everyone with enriching freshness. $15.00
"CANDLES IN THE DARK: The Authorized Biography of Father Richard Ho Lung" Joseph Pearce. St. Benedict Press. Familiar to EWTN audiences, the inspirational story of the founder of the Missionaries of the Poor is told by the author, who refers to Father Ho's ministry as "the very stuff of which the New Evangelization is made." $26.95
"CONSOLING THE HEART OF JESUS" Michael E. Gaitley, MIC. Marian Press. Father Gaitley makes Ignatian spirituality accessible to the rest of us and offers a good way for a Christian to respond to the call to embrace the Divine Mercy. $17.95
"THE TIDE IS TURNING TOWARD CATHOLICISM" David J. Hartline. Catholic Report Press. The author tells the largely untold story of a vibrant orthodoxy alive in the Church and how it is creating a wave that is just now peaking. $15.95
"HAPPY CATHOLIC: Glimpses of God in Everyday Life" Julie Davis. Servant Books. As she does in her popular blog, Happy Catholic, Julie Davis taps into quotes not only from Scripture and Pope John Paul II but from popular television shows and the movies, and in doing so she discovers that all around her are glimpses of God. $14.99
"SINNER: The Catholic Guy's Funny, Feeble Attempts to be a Faithful Catholic" Lino Rulli. Servant Books. Three-time Emmy award winning host of Sirius XM Radio's "The Catholic Guy" Lino Rulli has a style and personality not typically found in the world of religious media. In this amusing collection of stories from his own life, The Catholic Guy speaks honestly about his failures, successes, and embarrassing moments on the way to Heaven. $18.99
EASTERN CATHOLIC BOOKS AND DEVOTIONAL ITEMS
ICONS, GIFTS, and BOOKS: The Catholic Union Store features an ever-changing selection of wood-mounted icons and other Byzantine Catholic religious goods and gift items from a variety of suppliers, including St. Isaac of Syria Skete, Monastery Icons, and Printery House. We also feature a changing selection of books dedicated to the Churches of the East.
SACRED LITURGICAL VESSELS: Many of our sacred metalware vendors include vessels for use in the Divine Liturgies of the Eastern Catholic and Orthodox Churches, including Byzantine chalices, discoss, asterisks, lances, spoons, and hand crosses.
INCENSE & CHARCOAL: The Catholic Union Store always carries many varieties of fragrant incense appropriate to the solemn celebration of the Divine Liturgy, Vespers, Moleben, Akathist, and other solemn services. Char-Lite brand self-lighting charcoal is always available in boxes of 100 briquettes. $19.25/box
FOR AN EVEN WIDER SELECTION of icons and religious articles relevant to the Eastern and Oriental Christian traditions, we warmly recommend the bookstore and gift shop of our neighbors at the Hellenic Orthodox Church of the Annunciation at 146 West Utica Street in Buffalo, New York, and likewise the bookstore and gift shop of St. Mary and St. Moses the Black Coptic Orthodox Church at 350 Wheatfield Street in North Tonawanda, New York.
Holy Cards featuring popular prayers to Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the Saints
The Thirty Days Prayer
Holy Water Bottles
Please visit the webpage of the Diocesan Purchasing Division:
FREE DOWNTOWN PARKING
Patrons of the Catholic Union Store may always take advantage of free and convenient parking at the Catholic Center in our Main Street lot, located immediately north of the Catholic Center/Walsh Duffield building complex.
The Catholic Union Store
At the Catholic Center
795 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
Hours of Operation:
9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Monday - Friday
NB: The Catholic Union Store is closed weekends and on most major federal
and Catholic holidays,
typically closing one hour early the day before a major holiday.
Executive Manager: Christina M. Polasik
Associate Manager: James R. Murphy
Accounts Representative: John Jerzewski
Sales Representative: Kathryn Million