About the Diocese
The Diocese of Buffalo is as vast as it is diverse. We have 163 parishes and missions, utilizing 197 worship sites. We have 35 Catholic elementary schools, 15 Catholic high schools and seven Catholic colleges and universities. The diocese is also home to a major seminary, Christ the King Seminary, in East Aurora, and four Catholic Hospitals.
One of the significant ministries of the diocese is Catholic Charities
which meets the needs of almost 135,000 Western New Yorkers each year.
Catholic Charities of Buffalo helps people of all ages, races, faiths
and walks of life everyday. Professional staff members are available to
listen, and begin to assess needs in a responsive and compassionate
manner. Catholic Charities strives to empower individuals, families,
children and couples to live healthy and meaningful lives.
Catholic Health brings
together the strengths and talents of more than 9,000 full and
part-time associates, and 1,600 physicians under one health care ministry
that stretches across all areas of Western New York. One of the
fundamental reasons for the creation of Catholic Health and its member
organizations was to ensure that the healthcare needs of the community
are met in keeping with the mission, vision, and values of our religious
sponsors. Ongoing efforts provide the community with easy access to a
wide range of high quality healthcare services enhanced by our deep
reverence for life.
Through our parishes, Catholic schools, Catholic Charities, Catholic
Health and countless other ministries, the Diocese of Buffalo lives out a
mission of charity and service each and every day in the eight counties
of Western New York.