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.

A special communication from Bishop Michael W. Fisher to the Catholic Faithful of the Diocese of Buffalo.

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.

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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

02 Oct

Unified March

  • 09:00 am
  • St. Mark’s Church, 401 Woodware Avenue, Buffalo, NY

Following Mass, there will be a procession to the clinic at 2500 Main St., Buffalo where there will be a gathering to pray the Rosary together for a peaceful opportunity to pray for the unborn.

15 Oct

Cultural Diversity Celebration

  • 18:30 pm
  • Samuel’s Grande Manor

The Office of Pastoral Ministries of Cultural Diversity in the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo celebrates the cultural diversity of our region. We serve the pastoral and spiritual needs of the Buffalo’s various cultural communities. I’m writing to seek your supportas we organize the first Cultural Diversity Celebration 2021.


(Buffalo, NY) – Bishop Michael W. Fisher has placed the Reverend Robert J. Schober (70), a retired priest of the Diocese of Buffalo, on administrative leave upon being informed that informational documents have been filed with the federal Bankruptcy Court as part of the Diocese’s chapter 11 reorganization proceeding. 

The debate about denying Communion to politicians who support abortion must be handled in a pastoral way, not by public condemnations that seek to “excommunicate” Catholics who are not in line with church teaching, Pope Francis said.

Canisius College placed No. 21 in the top tier of U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 rankings for America’s Best Colleges, Regional Universities – North. Canisius was recognized for student success, first-year student retention rate, average graduation rate, student-faculty ratio, faculty resources and average alumni giving rate. 

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.