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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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  • Cardinal O’Hara sends sweet gifts March 22, 2023
    TONAWANDA — As part of the recent Catholic Schools Week celebration, Cardinal O’Hara High School decided to congratulate Cardinal O’Hara’s feeder schools by sending a personal note from its students along with a lollipop to students at Catholic elementary schools. St. Andrew’s Country Day School and St. Amelia’s School received Valentine Day cards with a […]
  • The plot to kill Jesus began in Galilee March 22, 2023
    The solemn days of Holy Week offer us the opportunity to realize and reflect on the human forces who colluded to kill Jesus. But where and why did the opposition begin? The earliest Christians who heard the Gospels would be aware of Jesus’ struggle with supra-human evil forces as well as the series of controversies […]
  • Bishop Fisher appoints new family pastors March 21, 2023
    Bishop Michael W. Fisher has made the following appointments. Father Robert J. Owczarczak has been named pastor of the parishes in Family #3 – St. Anthony and St. Joseph in  Fredonia, Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Silver Creek/Forestville), St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Holy Trinity, and Blessed Mary Angela Parishes in Dunkirk.   Father Stephen Soares will […]

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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.