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.

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

RSS WNYCatholic

  • St. Amelia will welcome new principal in January December 1, 2021
    TONAWANDA — St. Amelia School is pleased to announce that staff and students will be welcoming a new principal, Kathryn McIntyre, when they return to school on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. McIntyre comes to St. Amelia as an experienced classroom teacher and administrator in Catholic education. She received her bachelor of arts degree in History […]
  • Canisius commits to Vatican-led Initiative, Laudato Si’ December 1, 2021
    Canisius College was one of the first universities in the United States to commit to the Laudato Si’ Action Platform inspired by Pope Francis’ 2015 ecological encyclical, “Laudato Si’: On Care for our Common Home.”  The Laudato Si’ Action Platform is a Vatican-led initiative, in collaboration with several partners, to empower the universal Church to […]
  • Teens share NCYC experience with Bishop Mike November 30, 2021
    Bishop Michael W. Fisher talks to some of the pilgrims who traveled to Indianapolis to attend the National Catholic Youth Conference. The lunchtime meeting took place at St. Joseph Cathedral. (Photo by Patrick J. Buechi) Bishop Michael W. Fisher took some time out of his busy schedule to meet with area youth. Over pizza and […]

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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.