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St. Joseph Cathedral



50 Franklin St.
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: (716) 854-5855
Fax: (716) 854-5861
Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, Th.D.
14th Bishop of Buffalo

Most Reverend Edward U. Kmiec, D.D.
Bishop Emeritus of Buffalo

Rev. Msgr. David S. Slubecky, JCL, STL
Vicar General, Moderator of the Curia
In Residence

Father Peter J. Drilling

Schedule of Masses

Saturdays: 4:30 p.m. Mass (excluding Holy Saturday)
Sundays: 8:00 a.m.: Mass, 10:30 a.m.: Mass (Choir)
Weekdays (M-F): 7:30 a.m.: Mass, 12:05 p.m.: Mass 

Confessions are heard after weekday Masses on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

St. Joseph Cathedral is handicapped accessible

St. Joseph Cathedral is wheelchair accessible.

Read the Cathedral Bulletin Online

The Centennial Organ

The Hook and Hastings organ was commissioned in 1876 for the World's FairThe Hook and Hastings Organ in St. Joseph's Cathedral has rendered service to the Church and community for over 124 years. It has become part of the foundation and fabric of the Cathedral, sounding forth daily since its installation in 1877. Historians recognize it as one of the finest surviving examples of late 19th century American organs.  Read more


St. Joseph Cathedral Documentary

Daybreak TV Productions of the Diocese of Buffalo has produced a  30 minute documentary entitled "St. Joseph Cathedral."  The purpose of this program is to look at the history of the cathedral and the role it plays in the diocese.  St Joseph Cathedral was the result of the vision of Buffalo's first bishop, Bishop John Timon. It was his intention to build this cathedral "as a grateful monument in honor of our Savior." For more information visit


Are you Interested In Becoming Catholic?
For information regarding Inquiry sessions contact the Diocesan Office of the Catechumenate at 716-847-5546. 

Saint Joseph House of Prayer is now the home of the Saint Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center, located at 76 Church St. (adjacent to the Cathedral). The center is a pastoral outreach of the Office of Pro-Life Activities of the Diocese of Buffalo. We follow Saint Gianna Beretta Molla’s example in respecting, protecting and cherishing all human life as a precious gift from God. We serve mothers, fathers and young families in need during pregnancy and throughout the early years of life. Material, emotional and spiritual support are provided in a welcoming, compassionate atmosphere. The St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center is open Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30pm, closed for lunch from noon-1:00pm. For support or more information, please contact us:

St. Gianna Molla Pregnancy Outreach Center
76 Church St.
Buffalo, NY 14202
(716)842-BABY (2229)

Office of Pro-Life Activities

Visit our website at

Daily (Mon-Fri): Mass in the Lady Chapel at 7:30 a.m. and 12:05 p.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation  Monday, Wednesday, and Friday following 12:05 p.m. Mass.

Please Note: You may park in the lot at no charge. Please make sure to bring in the ticket for validation.
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