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

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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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The Synod calls us to become a Church that gets up, one that is not turned in on itself, but capable of pressing forward, leaving behind its own prisons and setting out to meet the world, with the courage to open doors. Let’s walk together as a Church with the Holy Spirit. 


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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  • Charming Christmas story takes readers inside the ‘Bethlehem Barn’ December 1, 2022
    BRISTOL, R.I. — If the animals who witnessed Jesus’ birth could have spoken, what would they have said? In her 2022 Moonbeam Award-winning book, “Bethlehem Barn,” Debra Westgate-Silva gives young audiences a lighthearted retelling of the classic Christmas story – from the animals’ point of view.   “The story was inspired by a church service I […]
  • Sister Eleanor Thielman, OSF 1932–2022 December 1, 2022
    Sister Eleanor Thielman, OSF, who ministered in education, pastoral ministry and community service passed away on Nov. 26, 2022 at Autumn View Health Care Facility.  She was 90 years old. Sister Eleanor was born Mary Lucille on Oct. 21, 1932, in the Lovejoy neighborhood of Buffalo to Anthony and Eleanor (Ernst) Thielman. Sister Eleanor was […]
  • Msgr. Francis Braun 1929-2022 November 30, 2022
    Msgr. Francis Braun, longtime pastor of St. Mark Parish, died Nov. 23, 2022, after 68 years of priestly ministry. Born Aug. 12, 1929, to George and Mary (Hennessy) Braun, Msgr. Braun was raised and educated in Buffalo, attending St. James School and Canisius High School. He went on to attend St. Bonaventure University earning a […]

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Synod 2022-2023

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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.