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Welcome to the online home of
the Diocese of Buffalo

I’m new to this Diocese myself, so I’m glad to have you joining me on this journey toward a deeper relationship with our Lord, Jesus Christ, and toward a deeper connection with each other, with our Universal Church family, and with the larger Buffalo community. 

The Diocese of Buffalo is home to nearly 600,000 Catholics over eight counties in Western New York. On this site, you’ll find directory information for local parishes, schools, ministries, and Catholic hospitals, as well as contact information for priests, women and men religious, and so much more. For more than 170 years, the Diocese of Buffalo has been serving the people of God in big and small ways, as the Gospel challenges us to do. I look forward to working with you, listening to you, but, most of all, accompanying you, both as a shepherd and a fellow disciple.

God bless you today and always,
Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger
Apostolic Administrator