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

23 Oct

Mass for the Loss of a Child

  • 11:30 am
  • St. Mary of the Cataract

For those interested, confessions will be offered at 11:30am and after Mass. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the Mass

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


After a long time in the planning stages, the diocese’s first Cultural Diversity Celebration finally took place. The Oct. 15 dinner dance held at Samuel’s Grande Manor in Clarence introduced members of the African, African American and Hispanic Latino commissions, which address the social, economic and spiritual concerns of those communities.

The Biden Administration has published a new rule rescinding the “Protect Life Rule” governing the Title X family planning program. That rule had the commendable effect of ensuring compliance with federal law by stipulating that Title X projects may not share office space or financing with abortion facilities and are not required to refer for abortion.

St. Mary’s hosted its annual Dig Pink Game against Rochester Mercy on Tuesday, Oct. 12. Throughout the past couple of weeks, players collected donations and received the signatures of those fighting cancer, cancer survivors, or those who have passed away from this insidious disease on their special pink jerseys.

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.