Prophetic Voices: Virtual Program

Event Start Date:
November 28, 2022
Event End Date:
November 28, 2022
Event Venue:
Zoom

The African American Commission will be hosting a virtual program in honor of Black Catholic History Month – “Prophetic Voices,” Monday, 28th at 7PM Eastern Time – the Zoom link is:https://link.edgepilot.com/s/f51aac91/kLTNHjXeZUev9x7q0aTbxQ?u=https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82313210181, the meeting ID # is : 823 1321 0181, the phone number is: +1 929 205 6099. See the flyer here.

Niagara Orleans Vicariate | 175th Anniversary Mass

Event Start Date:
January 5, 2023
Event End Date:
January 5, 2023
Event Venue:
St. John the Baptist

The Niagara Orleans Vicariate Mass will be on January 5, 2023 at 6:30 pm.

Along with the 175th Anniversary Mass on May 1st, 2022 at St. Joseph Cathedral, Bishop Fisher will celebrate a 175th Anniversary Mass in each of the twelve vicariates in the diocese.

175th Anniversary Mass | Genesee Wyoming Vicariate

Event Start Date:
February 19, 2023
Event End Date:
February 19, 2023
Event Venue:
Ascension Church

Along with the 175th Anniversary Mass on May 1st, 2022 at St. Joseph Cathedral, Bishop Fisher will celebrate a 175th Anniversary Mass in each of the twelve vicariates in the diocese. The Genesee-Wyoming Vicariate 175th Anniversary Mass will be celebrated at Ascension Church, Batavia | 3:00 pm

Next Vicariate Mass:

  • NW Central Vicariate  |  March 2, 2023, St. Mark Church, Buffalo | 7:00 pm

Theology on Tap

Event Start Date:
November 16, 2022
Event End Date:
November 16, 2022
Event Venue:
Hamburg Brewing Company

A fellowship opportunity for young adults in their 20s and 30s. Fr. Mark Noonan will be speaking on the topic of “Talkin’ bout a Revelation: Knowing God & Being Known by Him.”  This event is 21+.

Wednesday, November 16th at Hamburg Brewing Company from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Blue Mass 2022

Event Start Date:
November 6, 2022
Event End Date:
November 6, 2022
Event Venue:
St. Joseph Cathedral

Join us on Sunday, November 6, 2022 at 10:30 am at St. Joseph Cathedral for Blue Mass. A Mass for law enforcement, fire and emergency service personnel who serve in the eight counties of the Diocese of Buffalo. All are encouraged to attend in uniform. Family and friends welcome.

March for Life 2023

Event Start Date:
January 19, 2023
Event End Date:
January 20, 2023
Event Venue:
Washington, D.C.

Join the Diocese of Buffalo and hundreds of thousands of Catholics and others in solidarity for a pilgrimage of public witness, penance, and prayer for all those affected by the 1973 Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, and for the conversion of those who misguidedly perpetuate it. We look forward once again to a unified and powerful stand against the Roe v Wade decision. Register by December 20, 2023 (Hotel Deadline)

Schedule

  • Buses Depart: Thursday, January 19, 2023
  • Mass: Friday, January 20 at 8:00 am
  • Rally: Friday, January 20 at 12:00 pm
  • March for Life: Friday, January 20 at 1:00 pm
  • Youth Rally: More information coming soon. Visit youthrallyandmassforlife.org

Forms:

Blessing & Opening of 6th St. Gianna Pregnancy Center

Event Start Date:
October 13, 2022
Event End Date:
October 13, 2022
Event Venue:
OLV National Shrine & Basilica

On Thursday, October 13, join us at 12:10 for Mass at OLV National Shrine & Basilica where afterward we will proceed across the street to the OLV Charities building for the official blessing and ribbon cutting for the 6th St. Gianna Pregnancy Outreach Center. Thank you to all who have continued to support the work of the Office of Pastoral Ministries, and specifically the St. Gianna Pregnancy Outreach Centers. A social with light refreshments will follow.

Respect Life Mass 2022

Event Start Date:
October 2, 2022
Event End Date:
October 2, 2022
Event Venue:
St. Joseph Cathedral

Respect Life Mass on October 2nd at St. Joseph Cathedral starting at 10:30 am. Following Mass: Blessing of families, babies and expectant mothers.

Life Chain will follow at 2:00-3:00pm down Niagara Falls Blvd and also in front of some parishes.

Living the Mission God Gave Us

Event Start Date:
November 8, 2022
Event End Date:
November 8, 2022
Event Venue:
St. Leo the Great, Amherst

Living the Mission God Gave Us
Tuesday, November 8th at St. Leo the Great Parish Hall

885 Sweet Home Road, 14226 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm.
Presenter: Fr. Frank DeSiano

 All parishes are in transition and the mission of the Church, while remaining the same, needs to reflect the richness and giftedness of each faith community in the family. 

This workshop will present pastors and pastoral leaders with concrete ways to think about their parishes in terms of mission. It will focus on the practical realities of transitioning into a family of parishes and propose a plan to assure that our vision as a parish continues to center on the mission that God gave us. 

Who Should Attend: 

  • Pastor 
  • Leadership in parish 
  • Pastoral Council 
  • Heads of Ministries 
  • Pastoral Staff 

Bring as many people as possible from your parish and/or family of parishes so that your group discussion can be fruitful.

 The session will also be available via zoom. When registering indicate if you will be attending in person or on zoom. Link will be sent to those attending virtually prior to the session. 

To attend either in person or by zoom: Register Here.

Questions? Contact Sr. Louise Alff

National Life Chain

Event Start Date:
October 2, 2022
Event End Date:
October 2, 2022
Event Venue:

National Life Chain on Respect Life Sunday.

October 2, 2022 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Be public witness to life in the silent prayerful Life Chain. Stand with thousands of pro-lifers throughout the USA. Rain or Shine. Water, lawn chairs, umbrellas and strollers are welcome! Remember to no park in front of an open business and stand 25-30 feet apart.

Parishes participating as of September 20:

  1. Our Lady of Pompeii will be standing on both sides of Niagara Falls Blvd. (North of 290 -across from Northtown Honda Dealer).
  2. St. John the Baptist, Kenmore, will be standing on Braxmar & Niagara Falls Blvd. (one block north of Brighton) from 2 to 3pm. Signs given out at the site.
  3. Divine Mercy and St. Mary’s Churches, will stand at Niagara Falls Blvd and Military Rd. in Niagara Falls. (In front of Super Market Liquors).
  4. Immaculate Conception, East Aurora Respect Life Committee & Holy Name Society will stand down Niagara Falls Blvd.
  5. Our Lady of Peace, Clarence will stand in front of the church on Main Street in Clarence, reciting the rosary.
  6. St. Amelia, Tonawanda will stand at Niagara Falls Blvd and Glenalby Road.
  7. SS Peter & Paul, Williamsville will stand in front of the church at 5480 Main Street, Williamsville.
  8. Father Justin Knights of Columbus will stand in front of the council at 2735 Union Road Cheektowaga.
  9. Nativity of Our Lord, OP (Southern Erie Vicariate) will stand from 2:30-3:30pm in front of the church at 26 Thorn Avenue, Orchard Park. For those unable to stand, you are invited to pray for LIFE in the Main Church (handicap accessible) before the Blessed Sacrament.
  10. Blessed Sacrament, Tonawanda will stand on Niagara Falls Blvd and Longmeadow.
  11. St. Mary, Swormsville will stand on Niagara Falls Blvd. just north of North French on the east side of the road in front of the Wegmans Plaza.
  12. St. Gabriel Our Lady of Sorrow, Elma will stand on Glenalby Road and Niagara Falls Blvd in front of the First Trinity Lutheran Church.
  13. St. Jude the Apostle, Niagara Falls will stand in front of the church, 800 Niagara Falls Blvd., N. Tonawanda near Erie Avenue to the Wurlitzer building. For more information call the parish at 694-0477.
  14. Mary Immaculate, Pavilion / St. Isidore, Perry & St. Michael, Warsaw will gather from 1:45pm to 3:00pm in front of the Baptist church of Perry (77 N. Main Street, Perry, NY) All ages encouraged to attend.
  15. St. Christopher, Tonawanda will gather at 1:45pm in the Church parking lot to distribute prolife signs and to pray then will stand from 2:00-3:00 pm at Ellicott Creek Park and go north to Irvington place just north of the St. Christopher Grade school.
  16. St. Stephen, Grand Island will gather at 1:45pm right in the outer parking lot of the Niagara Falls Home Depot and will stand on Niagara Falls Blvd in N.F. just west of the intersection of the I-190 & Niagara Falls Blvd.
  17. St. Gregory the Great, Williamsville will stand in front of the Ministry Center, along Maple Road and St. Gregory court. If you would like to participate and are unable or prefer not to stand along the roadside, there will be Eucharistic Adoration in the Church from 2:15pm until 3:00pm We invite you to pray before the Blessed Sacrament for an end to abortion, for the conversion of hearts, and for healing.
  18. St. Mary’s, Canaseraga will meet in the Tri-County Family Medicine parking lot at 1:45pm for more information call the parish at (607) 545-8601.
  19. Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels, Olean will stand from 1:00-2:00pm at Lincoln Park, Olean, will be gathering at 12:45pm for signs, any questions email olean.prolife@outlook.com.
  20. Annunciation, Elma – will stand peacefully in prayer on the church property on Clinton Street and Schwartz and Girdle Roads.
  21. Blessed Mary Angela, Dunkirk – from 2pm – 3:00pm. All are welcome to pray for the Unborn at 275 Lakeshore Drive, Dunkirk or you can stand in front of your Church.  Following the Life Chain we will have a “tailgate” reception at Blessed Mary Angela.  Ask your friends to join you!  For Signs call Pat 716-207-6509.

  22. Ss Joachim & Anne, Attica – will stand at Main & Market Streets, Attica, NY,  for further information contact the parish at (585) 591-1228.

  23. Infant of Prague, Cheektowaga – will stand on Niagara Falls Blvd near Pelham Drive.

  24. St. John’s, Alden will stand from 9:30am to 10:30am on Broadway corner Sandridge and Three Rod Road, Alden, NY. All welcome.