World Meeting of Families

Event Start Date:
June 25, 2022
Event End Date:
June 25, 2022
Event Venue:

Diocesan celebration of the World Meeting of Families, celebrated by the Most Rev. Michael W. Fisher. The universal theme chosen for the upcoming World Meeting of Families in Rome is, “Family Love: A Vocation and a Path to Holiness.” For more information please go to https://www.romefamily2022.com/en/

Stay tuned for more information as we get closer…

Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled

Event Start Date:
May 23, 2022
Event End Date:
May 23, 2022
Event Venue:
St. Martin de Porres RC Catholic Church

Monday 23rd, 2022 | 5:00 pm  
Interfaith Prayer Service at St. Martin de Porres RC Catholic Church at 555 Northampton St., Buffalo, NY

All are invited to join us as our brothers and sisters of many faiths honor the lives of those taken suddenly, and perhaps provide some solace from this devastating incident that we will never forget. May God, in ways we cannot fully comprehend, console and comfort us, inspire our every effort to come together, and bring about the healing that we so desperately need here in our community and across our land. Faith compels us to reject the abject evil of racism and white supremacy, —to say no to terror, and no to the intent to silence black and brown voices.

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Transitional Diaconate

Event Start Date:
May 27, 2022
Event End Date:
May 27, 2022
Event Venue:
OLV Basilica

With Gratitude to Almighty God, the Diocese of Buffalo joyfully announces the Ordination of

  • Jeffrey Donovan

to the Sacred Order of Deacon to be conferred through the Invocation of the Holy Spirit and the imposition of hands by His Excellency, the Most Reverend Michael William Fisher Fifteenth Bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo

Friday, May 27, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.
Our Lady of Victory Basilica
767 Ridge Road Lackawanna, New York 14218

Priests are invited to concelebrate; deacons are invited to vest. (Please bring an alb and diocesan vestments.) Family, friends, religious, and all the faithful are welcome! The Ordination will be live-streamed via https://www.olvbasilica.org/live-streaming 

Priesthood Ordination 2022

Event Start Date:
June 4, 2022
Event End Date:
June 4, 2022
Event Venue:
St. Joseph Cathedral

With Gratitude to Almighty God, the Diocese of Buffalo joyfully announces the Ordination of

  • Joseph Norman Franz
  • Joseph W. Tokasz

to the Sacred Order of Presbyter to be conferred through the Invocation of the Holy Spirit and the imposition of hands by His Excellency, the Most Reverend Michael William Fisher Fifteenth Bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo

Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 10 a.m.
Saint Joseph Cathedral
50 Franklin Street Buffalo, New York 14202

Priests are invited to concelebrate; deacons are invited to vest. (Please bring an alb and diocesan vestments.) Family, friends, religious, and all the faithful are welcome! The Ordination will be live-streamed via http://www.youtube.com/SaintJosephCathedral/ 

Permanent Diaconate Ordination 2022

Event Start Date:
May 21, 2022
Event End Date:
May 21, 2022
Event Venue:
St. Joseph Cathedral

With Gratitude to Almighty God, the Diocese of Buffalo joyfully announces the Ordination of

  • Mark Stephen Bialkowski
  • Timothy Danahy Haley
  • Andrew John Mical

to the Sacred Order of Deacon to be conferred through the Invocation of the Holy Spirit and the imposition of hands by His Excellency, the Most Reverend Michael William Fisher Fifteenth Bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo

Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 10 a.m.
Saint Joseph Cathedral
50 Franklin Street Buffalo, New York 14202

Priests are invited to concelebrate; deacons are invited to vest. (Please bring an alb and diocesan vestments.) Family, friends, religious, and all the faithful are welcome! The Ordination will be live-streamed via http://www.youtube.com/SaintJosephCathedral/ 

Fostering a Spirit of Renewal and Evangelization | Session 2

Event Start Date:
May 17, 2022
Event End Date:
May 17, 2022
Event Venue:
Zoom

Four-part Zoom series about practical ways to foster evangelization and renewal in the Parish/Family. The series will be led by Fr. Frank DeSiano, CSP., President of Paulist Evangelization Ministries. Sessions will be recorded and posted on the Renewal site on a later date. All who register will receive links to the recorded webinar. Click here to register.

Schedule:

  • May 10th from 2 pm – 3:30 pm
  • May 17th from 2 pm – 3:30 pm
  • May 25 from 2 pm – 3:30 pm
  • May 31 from 2 pm – 3:30 pm

Fostering a Spirit of Renewal and Evangelization | Session 1

Event Start Date:
May 10, 2022
Event End Date:
May 10, 2022
Event Venue:
Zoom

Four-part Zoom series about practical ways to foster evangelization and renewal in the Parish/Family. The series will be led by Fr. Frank DeSiano, CSP., President of Paulist Evangelization Ministries. Sessions will be recorded and posted on the Renewal site on a later date. All who register will receive links to the recorded webinar. Click here to register.

Schedule:

  • May 10th from 2 pm – 3:30 pm
  • May 17th from 2 pm – 3:30 pm
  • May 25 from 2 pm – 3:30 pm
  • May 31 from 2 pm – 3:30 pm

Alpha Orientation Workshop Afternoon Session

Event Start Date:
May 5, 2022
Event End Date:
May 5, 2022
Event Venue:
Our Lady of Peace

Interested in learning more about Alpha? Join us on May 5th starting at 6:30 pm at Our Lady of Peace in Clarence.

This will be an orientation for the Alpha Process in parishes and families of parishes throughout the Diocese for those who are searching for God or in need of a faith refresher. Go to alphausa.org/about for more information.

Alpha Orientation Workshop Morning Session

Event Start Date:
May 5, 2022
Event End Date:
May 5, 2022
Event Venue:
Our Lady of Peace

Interested in learning more about Alpha? Join us on May 5th at either Our Lady of the Angels in Cuba in the morning starting 10 AM or in the afternoon starting at 6:30 pm at Our Lady of Peace in Clarence.

This will be an orientation for the Alpha Process in parishes and families of parishes throughout the Diocese for those who are searching for God or in need of a faith refresher. Go to aalphausa.org/about for more information.

175th Anniversary | Ringing of Church Bells

Event Start Date:
April 23, 2022
Event End Date:
April 23, 2022
Event Venue:

175th Anniversary of the Establishment of the Diocese of Buffalo: Ringing of Church Bells
Saturday, April 23, 2022 | 3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

To mark the actual 175th-anniversary date of the establishment of the Diocese of Buffalo, all parishes that have actual or electronic bells are asked to ring them for 15 minutes on Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

 

The ringing of bells from a church tower is certainly a “joyful noise,” reminding all of God’s presence in the world.