A Synodal church in mission | 2021-2024 

At the end of their meeting in December, the members of the Ordinary Council of the Synod of Bishops adopted a document for the work to be engaged by the Catholic Church until the celebration of the Second Session of the XVI Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.

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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. 


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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  • Teachers honored, students recognized at Golden Apple Mass June 19, 2024
    On May 28, a diocesanwide ceremony honored the teachers who hold onto their faith while passing it down to their students. Three teachers received Golden Apple Awards, while students were recognized for their character. Bishop Michael W. Fisher, along with Julie Gajewski, assistant superintendent of Academics, and Christian Riso, assistant superintendent of Government Programs for […]
  • Sister Madonna Sweet, SSJ, 1937-2024 June 19, 2024
    Sister Madonna Sweet, known as a leader, counselor and spiritual guide, passed away June 5, 2024, at the Sisters of St. Joseph Residence in Clarence after several years of declining health. She was 86. A natural leader, Sister Madonna served as vice president of the Sisters of St. Joseph from 1969 to 1977. She then […]
  • Independent auditor concludes that Diocese of Buffalo is in full compliance with its written commitments to child protection June 18, 2024
    An independent auditor has concluded after a comprehensive and transparent audit of the Diocese of Buffalo “that the diocese is compliant with all of the commitments” which memorialize child-protection policies in the diocese. The diocese agreed to these commitments with the New York Office of the Attorney General, as part of the settlement of a […]

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October 25, 2022

Attorney General Lawsuit​

Diocese of Buffalo and NY Attorney General Agree to Settle Lawsuit​

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.