Buffalo Has

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

Families of Parishes have been finalized. Learn more

The Pilot Phase of Families of Parishes will begin in January 2022.

Buffalo Has

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

journeying together

A pastoral letter to the Catholic faithful of the Diocese of Buffalo from Bishop Michael W. Fisher.

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

22 Jan

Local March for Life

  • 15:30 pm
  • St. Gregory the Great

We are very excited to invite you and your parish community to attend the Youth Rally, March and Mass for Life on January 22, 2022 at St. Gregory the Great Parish with Bishop Michael Fisher. Our Respect Life rally will consist of dynamic pro-life speakers interspersed with contemporary Christian music to energize the youth for the march and public witness of the Rosary.

Diocesan News

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  • Pro-life leaders honored at Cathedral Mass January 20, 2022
    Just because Covid put the kibosh on the Buffalo Diocese’s annual trip to the March for Life in the nation’s capital doesn’t mean the diocese will be any less active this year in the defense of the unborn. On Jan. 15, the Office of Pastoral Ministries – Pro-Life held a Pro-Vita Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral, […]
  • Dr. René Hauser named interim dean of St. Bonaventure’s School of Education January 20, 2022
    ST. BONAVENTURE — Dr. René Hauser has been named interim dean of the School of Education at St. Bonaventure University. Hauser replaces Dr. Latoya Pierce, who had been named interim dean in June after the retirement of Dr. Lisa Buenaventura. Pierce left to become the dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and chief diversity officer […]
  • Appeal 2022 launches, Catholic Charities sets $9.5 million goal January 19, 2022
    Catholic Charities of Buffalo announced the goal for Appeal 2022 on Jan. 19. Funds raised for Catholic Charities and the Bishop’s Fund for the Faith will go to provide critical programs and services to more than 125,000 people throughout Western New York.    The $9.5 million goal, $500,000 less than last year’s goal, was chosen […]

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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 December 10, 2021


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