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.

renewing the church in western new york

Road to Renewal

Join us as we are embark on a journey to reinvigorate the Catholic faith.

Video Series

Journeys & Insights

Sharing weekly update by Bishop Michael Fisher to the Faithful of the Diocese


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

07 Aug

Your Life, His Plan: Young Adult Con

  • 12:00 pm
  • St. Amelia, Tonawanda

St. Amelia Parish invites all young adults (ages 18 through 39) to a vocation conference who would like to learn more about fully living their Catholic life while single, married, religious, or as a priest. The Keynote speaker will be John Finch from The Vigil Project and Mass with Bishop Mike Fisher.

11 Aug

Come & See: Formation Opportunities

  • 18:30 pm
  • Catholic Center, Downtown Buffalo

Want to learn more about the permanent diaconate and lay formation opportunities in the Diocese of Buffalo? Come learn about fall classes starting at the end of August.



The New Buffalo Institute at Canisius College will develop a 20-bed community garden in a vacant lot 1635 Jefferson Ave., with recent support from three local granting organizations. Plans call for a community-engaged effort to cultivate a fresh vegetable garden and create a healthy gathering space for neighbors of the college.

Every month or so, a couple of ladies from St. Martha Parish treat Msgr. Dino Lorenzetti to breakfast. Along with his jokes, they get to absorb some of the rich history that comes from being a century old. (Part 1)

A trusted friend stole Msgr. Lorenzetti’s life savings. Rather than wallow in self-pity, he wrote about it in his first book, “The Agony of Betrayal,” revealing how this con artist played on the priest’s sympathies and made him hand over money for supposed medical expenses. Msgr. Lorenzetti wanted to share his story in an effort to help others who have faced betrayal in some form. (Part 2)

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


For a listing of parish livestreams throughout the diocese can be found here. Times are subject to change.


For the latest information regarding the Coronavirus pandemic and it’s effect on the Diocese of Buffalo.