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The Roman Catholic Diocese of eight counties of Western New York.
Proclaiming and Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.


Synod 2022-2023

In this journey together, we will learn from one another as we explore what our Church has done well and in which it needs to improve and change. Our Church is not a collection of buildings, but the vibrant people who are called to engage in dialogue to help shape its future.

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.

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Today, the people throughout Western New York are the beneficiaries and powerful legacy of faith and models of service.  We are commissioned through our baptism to continue to deepen our own faith, share and witness that faith to others, and serve one another.  We are called to continue and pass on our heritage of faith and service to future generations.

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  • Deacon ordination brings much needed joy to diocese May 23, 2022
    The word on everyone’s lips was joy. And Buffalo never needed joy more than right now. The Diocese of Buffalo welcomed three new permanent deacons on May 21 during a special Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral. “My brothers and sisters, this is a joyful day; a day when we celebrate an ancient rite of ordination […]
  • Breakfast cooked by the Risen Lord May 23, 2022
    One of the stories that has always interested me is near the end of John’s Gospel. In 20:1-14, after Jesus’ death and first resurrection appearances, Peter and six other disciples are fishing in the Sea of Tiberias. They had worked all night and caught nothing, yet a stranger on the shore tells them to keep […]
  • Buffalo bishop lays flowers, personal prayer at mass shooting memorial May 20, 2022
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (CNS) — Bishop Michael W. Fisher of Buffalo joined mourners outside a Tops grocery store where 10 people were killed and three others were injured in what law enforcement authorities said was a racially motivated crime. Placing flowers and a handwritten note remembering “the souls of our brothers and sisters lost to the […]

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Road to Renewal

Families of Parishes

The Pilot Phase of Families of Parishes begins January 2022.

Latest Update February 09, 2022


For the latest information regarding the Coronavirus pandemic and its effect on the Diocese of Buffalo.

The Bankruptcy Court has established August 14, 2021 at 11:59 (ET) as the deadline to file proofs of claim against the Diocese.