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


On Jan. 22, 1973, the Roe v. Wade decision of the Supreme Court ushered in the era of abortion on demand in the United States. In 2018, Mississippi passed a law protecting unborn children after 15 weeks of gestation. This is when the baby has a heartbeat, eyes that open, ears that hear, and can move and kick.

Bishop Michael W. Fisher made his first visit to the Response to Love Center on Oct. 20. There he saw the incredible work that helps feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and instruct the uneducated. Sister Johnice Rzadkiewicz, CSSF, the foundress of the East Side social service center, took the bishop on a tour of the facility where he blessed each room.

Bishop Michael W. Fisher presided at a special Mass on Sunday, Oct. 17 at St. Joseph Cathedral to formally launch in the Diocese of Buffalo the worldwide Synod convoked by Pope Francis the previous weekend.

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.