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

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Today, the people throughout Western New York are the beneficiaries and powerful legacy of faith and models of service.  We are commissioned through our baptism to continue to deepen our own faith, share and witness that faith to others, and serve one another.  We are called to continue and pass on our heritage of faith and service to future generations.

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The Synod calls us to become a Church that gets up, one that is not turned in on itself, but capable of pressing forward, leaving behind its own prisons and setting out to meet the world, with the courage to open doors. Let’s walk together as a Church with the Holy Spirit. 


National Eucharistic Revival

Our world is hurting. We all need healing, yet many of us are separated from the very source of our strength. Jesus Christ invites us to return to the source and summit of our faith—his Real Presence in the Holy Eucharist.

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Diocesan News

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  • Clergy assignments see new pastors of parish families February 3, 2023
    Bishop Michael W. Fisher has made the clergy following appointments. Father Bernard Nowak has been given the additional responsibility as canonical administrator of St. Joseph Regional School in Batavia, effective Feb.1. Father Joseph Rogliano is now pastor of Family of Parishes #21, which includes Blessed Trinity, SS. Columba-Brigid, St. Lawrence, St. Martin de Porres, all […]
  • Busy Catholic Schools Week includes vocation talk and pie February 3, 2023
    LAKE VIEW — Southowns Catholic School had a very busy Catholic Schools Week full of fun activities and themed dress-down days.  The students kicked it all off with Mass followed by their annual Open House on Sunday, Jan. 29.  The school raised over $500 for Operation Good Neighbor by selling tickets for a chance to […]
  • First diocesan spelling bee finds students to stupendous spellers February 3, 2023
    Catholic Schools across the Diocese of Buffalo kicked off Catholic Schools Week with the first diocesan-wide spelling bee.  Each school was invited to conduct its own school spelling bee and send their top three spellers in grades 3-8 to the finals on Monday, Jan. 30, at Mount St. Mary Academy in Kenmore.  Students braved the […]

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October 25, 2022

Attorney General Lawsuit​

Diocese of Buffalo and NY Attorney General Agree to Settle Lawsuit​

Listening in Love and Hope

Synod 2022-2023

Learn from one another as we explore what our Church has done well and in which it needs to improve and change.

Notes on COVID-19 and the Liturgy


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

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court has established April 17, 2023, at 11:59 P.M. (Eastern Time) as the deadline to file adult proofs of claim against the Diocese.