Journey in Faith and Grace

                                                                       Journey in Faith & Grace
The Journey in Faith and Grace, the parish revitalization and reorganization program, was launched by Bishop Edward U. Kmiec in June 2005.  As a result, new faith communities were born and parishes continue to work actively to engage current and new parishioners.

At the direction of the bishop, the Strategic Planning Commission developed a blueprint for parish life.  Click here to read Our Journey in Faith and Grace - A Strategic Plan for the Future

Merger Status Update - a complete, update to date list of parish mergers (UPDATED: Aug. 10, 2015; reflecting decision to link St. Bernard Parish/Buffalo and Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish/Cheektowaga)

Parish Property Sales - a complete list of property sales, including buyer, uses and sale closing dates (UPDATED:  Feb. 4, 2016)

Journey in Faith and Grace

Strategic Planning Commission named (June 23, 2005) 

Diocese announces first steps to be taken on Journey (Jan. 19, 2006)

Diocese announces school closings as part of Journey (Jan. 19, 2007)

Bishop Kmiec's letter announcing the Journey Strategic Plan for Our Future (May 26, 2007)

Bishop Kmiec's pastoral letter more than three  years into the Journey (Sept. 1, 2007)

Merger Announcements - detailed information about parish reconfiguration announcements made throughout the Journey.

May 24, 2005 - Parish merger before official start of the Journey:  Immaculate Conception and Holy Cross parishes in Buffalo

 Oct. 11, 2006 - First parish merger approved:  St. Martin Parish in Langford, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish in New Oregon and St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Collins Center

Mar. 11, 2007 - First 10 parishes from various parts of the diocese
     Parish Statistics (Mar. 11, 2007)

Apr. 29, 2007 - Parishes in the Allegany Vicariate
     Parish Statistics (Apr. 29, 2007)

July 1, 2007 - Parishes in the Central and East Buffalo, Riverside/Black Rock, and Southern Cattaraugus vicariates 
     Parish Statistics (July 1, 2007)

Oct. 14, 2007 - Parishes in the Eastern and Western Niagara, Genesee, Western Erie (Lackawanna-Woodlawn cluster), Orleans and Tri-County vicariates 
     Parish Statistics (Oct. 14, 2007)

Dec. 2, 2007 - Parishes in the Northwest Buffalo, Northern and Southern Chautauqua 
     Parish Statistics (Dec. 2, 2007)

Feb. 9, 2008 - Vicariates of Western Erie and Wyoming 
     Parish Statistics (Feb. 9, 2008)

May 31, 2008 Parishes in the Vicariates of Southeast Buffalo (South Buffalo and Kaisertown-Sloan Clusters), Northern Erie, Eastern Erie
     Parish Statistics (May 31, 2008)

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