Buffalo Has

The Roman Catholic Diocese of eight counties of Western New York.
Proclaiming and Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Buffalo Has

The Roman Catholic Diocese of eight counties of Western New York.
Proclaiming and Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We live out a mission of discipleship and ministry by proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ, celebrating the sacraments, and engaging in works of mercy and service to others; so that all may come to know the Lord and experience the joy of a personal relationship with Him.

journeying together

A journey of spiritual discernment – that will extend for the next two years and culminate with the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops at the Vatican in 2023.

real presence. real hope. real mission.

Road to Renewal

The Catholic Faithful, priests, deacons, religious, parish administrators and school leaders of the Diocese of Buffalo have embarked on a journey to reinvigorate Catholic faith, more fully optimize parish and diocesan resources, and increase the impact of our varied ministries throughout WNY.


Year of St. Joseph

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Blessed Pope Pius IX’s declaration of St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church, Pope Francis has proclaimed a special “Year of St. Joseph.” We are extending the year-long celebration to April 23rd, 2022 in anticipation of the 175th anniversary of our Diocese. 

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Upcoming Events

15 Oct

Cultural Diversity Celebration

  • 18:30 pm
  • Samuel’s Grande Manor

The Office of Pastoral Ministries of Cultural Diversity in the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo celebrates the cultural diversity of our region. We serve the pastoral and spiritual needs of the Buffalo’s various cultural communities. I’m writing to seek your support as we organize the first Cultural Diversity Celebration 2021.

17 Oct

Synod Mass

  • 15:00 pm
  • St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin Street, Buffalo

Bishop Michael W. Fisher will preside at a special Mass this Sunday, October 17th at St. Joseph Cathedral at 3:00 pm, formally launching in the Diocese of Buffalo the worldwide Synod convoked by Pope Francis last weekend. All are invited to attend.

24 Oct

Anniversary Mass

  • 10:30 am
  • St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin Street, Buffalo

For couples who will observe their 50th, 60th & 70th wedding anniversaries with a special Mass where couples will renew their marriage vows


Since 1985, the international World Youth Day has been held every two to three years in a different country and is intended to draw together youth and young adults, ages 16 to 35, from every continent for a worldwide pilgrimage and festival of faith along with the Holy Father.

Blessed Sacrament Church in Buffalo is pleased to announce that a special interactive workshop, Healing Oils of The Bible, will be held on Sunday, Oct. 17. Michael Pitek will lead this experiential learning session from 1-3 p.m. in St. Joseph’s Hall at Blessed Sacrament Church, 1029 Delaware Ave.

Bishop Michael W. Fisher has appointed Father Todd M. Remick to the additional responsibility as temporary parish administrator of Holy Apostles Parish and St. James Parish in Jamestown, effective Sept. 25.

The Bankruptcy Court has established August 14, 2021 at 11:59 (ET) as the deadline to file proofs of claim against the Diocese.

Live or Pre-Recorded


For a listing of parish livestreams throughout the diocese can be found here. Times are subject to change.

Latest Update September 22, 2021


For the latest information regarding the Coronavirus pandemic and its effect on the Diocese of Buffalo.