St. Joseph Cathedral
St. Joseph Cathedral
St. Joseph Cathedral was established by Buffalo’s first bishop, John Timon, in 1847 and dedicated in 1855. Today, it is the spiritual center for the Catholic community of the Diocese of Buffalo in Western New York. Because of its downtown location, St. Joseph is playing an important role in the current revival of our city.
In addition to hosting all sacraments of Holy Orders in our diocese, the Cathedral is home to over 25 special events each year, including the Red Mass, the annual Respect for Life Mass, and the Chrism Mass. It is an indispensable treasure that symbolizes our glorious history and provides hope for future generations.
Parish Contact Update
We’re hoping that all parishioner families and friends of the Cathedral will update their contact information with us! In the near future, we’re going to be offering occasional parish updates via email and other means, so we need to be sure we have the right information. Please click here to update your family’s information today!
Sunday of the Word of God - January 21, 2024
The Word of God proclaimed in the celebration of God’s mysteries does not only address present conditions but looks back to past events and forward to what is yet to come. Thus God’s word shows us what we should hope for with such a longing that in this changing world our hearts will be set on the place where our true joys lie.
Spend some time in prayer with the Word of God:
+ Read the Bible together as a family.
+ Try Lectio Divina (“Divine Reading”) individually or as a group.
+ Join the Cathedral’s 9:30 AM Ponder & Pray group: February 4, March 3, April 7, May 12, June 2
Support the Mission of the Cathedral Today!
You can support the mission of the Cathedral via credit card or EFT. Simply open your phone’s camera and scan the QR code or text the word CATHEDRAL to (716) 281-5682 or simply click here. You can make a one-time or a sustaining gift. We appreciate any gift you are able to share! Thank you for your support !
Daily Mass Schedule
Daily Mass will be celebrated in the Cathedral at 12:10 PM.
Doors will open just prior to the Mass, around 11:45 AM. Please use the entrance near the former police headquarters or the main entrance on Franklin Street.
We’re glad you’re here!
The Centennial Organ
The 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
The Cathedral Community is served by
Most Reverend Michael W. Fisher
Fifteenth Bishop of Buffalo
Rev. Seán Paul Fleming
Conventual Franciscan Friars
Director of Music
Phone: (716) 854-5855
Fax: (716) 854-5861
Monday-Thursday 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Other times by appointment.