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 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

20 Jan

March for Life

  • 09:00 am
  • Washington D.C.

Join the Buffalo Diocese and hundreds of thousands of Catholics and others in solidarity for a pilgrimage of public witness, penance, and prayer for all those effected by the 1973 Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, and for the conversion of those who misguidedly perpetuate it. We look forward once again to a unified and powerful stand against the Roe v Wade decision!

Diocesan News

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  • An opportunity to give to those who have given a lifetime December 6, 2021
    Many of us recall a special Catholic sister or brother who had a profound influence on our lives. Never counting the cost, these dedicated individuals shared with us faith, love and a belief in all that we could become – choosing to invest in our futures rather than their own. Today, that sister or brother […]
  • Prayer to St. Nicholas December 6, 2021
    In honor of St. Nicholas Day, Mrs. Dorrell’s second-grade class at Notre Dame Academy in South Buffalo, wrote a special prayer. St. Nicholas was thoughtful and loving to the poor. We want to be more like him, especially as we prepare to celebrate Jesus’ birth. Lord, we look to St. Nicholas to be secretly kind […]
  • Bonds that precede us December 6, 2021
    There are five women mentioned and many ask, “Why the women?” Others ask, “What are the names of the other wives of the named men?” Not only are these wives not mentioned in Matthew’s genealogy, but many are not even named in the Bible. An adaptation of Matthew’s genealogy, for our times, with known foremothers, […]

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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 November 23, 2021


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