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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. James F. Campbell, Cathedral Rector
Rev. Msgr. David S. Slubecky, JCL, STL, Vicar General, Moderator of the Curia
In Residence 

Holy Week at the Cathedral

Saturday, April 12 – Vigil Mass, Palm Sunday
4:30 p.m. – Vigil Mass for Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 13 – Palm Sunday
8 a.m. – Mass for the Passion

10:30 a m. – Solemn Mass with the blessing of palms; Bishop Richard J. Malone, Th.D.,
celebrant

Tuesday, April 15 – Chrism Mass
7 p.m. – Bishop Malone, celebrant, will bless three urns of oil, the oil of catechumens, used to bless those who are about to be baptized; the oil of chrism that is used in the Sacrament of Baptism, the Sacrament of Confirmation and the Sacrament of Holy Orders; and the oil of the sick which is used in the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.  Priests and deacons from throughout the diocese will take the oil to their parishes for use throughout the year.  All priests are invited to concelebrate.  

Thursday, April 17 – Holy Thursday
7 p.m. – Mass of the Lord’s Supper; Bishop Malone, celebrant

Adoration until 10 p.m. in the Lady Chapel

Friday, April 18 – Good Friday
7:30 a.m. – Office of Readings and Morning Prayer; Bishop Malone, presider

Noon – Solemn celebration of the Lord’s Passion; Bishop Malone, celebrant

3 p.m. – Stations of the Cross

Saturday, April 19 – Holy Saturday
7:30 a.m. – Office of Readings and Morning Prayer; Bishop Malone, presider

8:15 p.m. – Easter Vigil; Bishop Malone, celebrant

Sunday, April 20 – Easter Sunday
8 a.m. – Mass for Easter Day

10:30  a.m. – Solemn Mass for Easter; Bishop Malone, celebrant

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 www.daybreaktv.org

 

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

Daily programs for St. Joseph Cathedral and St. Joseph House of Prayer

Downtown workers and all interested persons are invited to attend the programs offered at St. Joseph Cathedral and in St. Joseph House of Prayer at 76 Church Street. The following programs are open to all and take place between
12:45 p.m. and 1:45 p.m.

The St. Gianna Pregnancy Outreach Center is now located at the St. Joseph House of Prayer. The center offers support to pregnant women and their children. For more information, please call 716-847-2205. The center is a ministry of the Office of Pro-Life Activities of the Diocese of Buffalo.

Events at St. Joseph House of Prayer home of the St. Gianna Pregnancy Outreach Center, 76 Church Street from
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Information: 716-847-2205.

Monday  Small Group Bible Study - 12:45 p.m. in St. Joseph House - Using study material provided through the Little Rock Scripture Series, this small group meets to share the results of praying, reading and reflecting on Scripture. Topic: "Revelation" presented by Sister Eleanor Thielman. New members welcome.

Tuesday  St. Gianna Pregnancy Outreach 9:30am-2:30pm

Wednesday  Appointments with Deacon Michael Dulak and Cheryl Calire - 1:30pm-3:30pm

Thursday  St. Gianna Pregnancy Outreach 9:30am-2:30pm

Friday  Support Group meetings/appointments - TBA - by appointments

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.

St. Joseph Cathedral offers one program of Scripture Study: Little Rock Scripture Series - Each Monday at 12:45 p.m. in St. Joseph House of Prayer. Using study material provided through the Little Rock Scripture Series, this small group meets to share the results of praying, reading and reflecting on Scripture. New members welcome.

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