Rite of the Blessing of a Child in the Womb

Event Start Date:
May 1, 2022
Event End Date:
May 1, 2022
Event Venue:
St. Joseph Cathedral

Rite of the Blessing of a Child in the Womb on Sunday, May 1st starting at 10:30 am. We will celebrate and pray for mothers, fathers, families and for children in the womb. Mass will include a special blessing for unborn children and their expectant parents. We will also pray for couples who are hoping for the gift of a child and for couples who have suffered the loss of a child. For more information contact the Office of Pro-Life Activities at 716-847-2205.

Cocktails for Catholic Education

Event Start Date:
April 3, 2022
Event End Date:
April 3, 2022
Event Venue:
WBBZ-TV

Join us at our renewed event to raise funds for students in need of tuition assistance whose families choose to provide them with a Catholic education in Western New York.

This year’s event will be shown on Buffalo’s own WBBZ-TV on Sunday, April 3rd from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. Fr. Joe Rogliano and John Di Sciullo will be hosting the one-hour event. The show will feature interviews, success stories, and programs that make Catholic Education a great value and gift to your children.

“With the current Covid situation in Western New York, we are taking every precaution to keep our sponsors and attendees safe. We hope to bring it back live next year”, said Nancy Gugino, Executive Director of The Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo.

Unable to watch?  Click here to make a donation to help support students in need!

Watch on WBBZ-TV Your Hometown Me TV Station.

Over the Air: Channel 67.1
Verizon FiOS:  Ch. 5
DISH TV: Ch. 5
DirecTV: Ch. 67
Spectrum Ch 5 (HD 1230): Serving Buffalo, Dunkirk, Eldred (PA), Erie County, Lancaster, Niagara Falls Metro, Olean, North Olean, Ulysses (PA), Wellsville, Westfield, Yes 3 Erie County
Spectrum Ch 72 (HD 1230): Serving Fredonia, Jamestown
Spectrum Ch 71 (HD 1230): Serving Alfred, Angelica/Friendship, Avoca, Bolivar, Fillmore, Genesee/Wyoming, Hornell, Orleans/Niagara County, Warsaw, Yes 3 Genesee/Wyoming, Yes 3 Orleans/Niagara

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Consecration to Russia and Ukraine

Event Start Date:
March 25, 2022
Event End Date:
March 25, 2022
Event Venue:
St. Joseph Cathedral
Pope Francis has invited Bishops across the world to join in an act of consecration on Friday, March 25th, the Solemnity of the Annunciation. In our Diocese, Bishop Fisher will be celebrating at the 12:10 PM Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral on Friday to allow for participation in this consecration. Any and all faithful are welcomed to join.
Parishes may also wish to offer Masses, holy hours, or rosaries during this time to pray for Ukraine and the conflict with Russia as we call upon the Lord for peace. Since the Annunciation is a day when fasting is relaxed, it may also be a worthy act to offer a fast for Ukraine on this day, similar to the one suggested on Ash Wednesday.
There will also be a Stations of the Cross at 6:30 pm at the Cathedral. All are welcomed to join as we continue to pray for peace in Ukraine.

Exploring the African American Experience

Event Start Date:
April 5, 2022
Event End Date:
April 5, 2022
Event Venue:
Clarence Presbyterian Church

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 7:00 pm | Clarence Presbyterian Church, 9675 Main St, Clarence (next to Clarence High School). Special Program Open to the Community. Session will be live streamed for home viewing at clarencepresby.org

Main presenter is Robert Poczik with guest presenter Brandi Poczik.

Join us as we explore one of the great untold stories of American history: the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, in search of a better life. From 1915 to 1970, this exodus of almost six million people changed the face of America. This epic and acclaimed masterwork was written by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Isabel Wilkerson.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Mass

Event Start Date:
March 20, 2022
Event End Date:
March 20, 2022
Event Venue:
St. Joseph Cathedral

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral starting 10:30 am.

St. Joseph the Worker Mass

Event Start Date:
March 19, 2022
Event End Date:
March 19, 2022
Event Venue:
St. Joseph Cathedral

Join us for the St. Joseph the Worker Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral starting 10 AM on March 19th.

Diocesan Virtual Youth Con 2022

Event Start Date:
March 5, 2022
Event End Date:
March 5, 2022
Event Venue:
St. Joseph Cathedral

The Virtual Diocesan Youth Conference is returning this year with the theme “Through Him, With Him, In Him.” National speaker and musician Steve Angrisano will serve as keynote speaker for the evening program.

The Conference will begin at 4 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral where organizers will open a time capsule created at the 50th Diocesan Youth Convention held in 2002. So, arrive early to witness this historic moment. Mass with Bishop Michael W. Fisher will follow. All are welcome to join at the cathedral for Mass.

The evening program is from 7-8:30 p.m., Zoom-casted from Immaculate Conception. Youth groups may gather at their parishes to participate as a group or individually from their own homes. One online breakout room will be included.


The conference is held to respond to the needs of high school-aged young people, empower them, help them grow in their faith and encourage their participation in our Church. Jesus commissioned all of us to, “Go and make disciples” (Matthew 28:19). This event is a response to Jesus’ commission.

The theme, “Through Him, With Him, In Him,” was the result of two virtual planning meetings with youth and adults. “As we thought about rebuilding our lives, ministries and our diocese, the young people decided to focus on our source of strength – the Eucharist,” said York. “We referenced the United States Bishop’s document “The Mystery of the Eucharist in the Life of the Church” during our planning meetings.” A pdf of the document can be found here:  https://www.usccb.org/resources/mystery-eucharist-life-church. More information and log-in links may be found at www.icyouthea.org. If you have questions, you may contact Denise York at youth@icchurchea.org or 716-652-6400.

White Mass

Event Start Date:
February 13, 2022
Event End Date:
February 13, 2022
Event Venue:
St. Joseph Cathedral
Bishop Fisher and the Catholic Medical Association invite you to celebrate the Annual White Mass to thank, honor and support in prayer our medical workers. The Mass will begin at 10:30 AM at Saint Joseph Cathedral on Sunday, February 13, 2022.

White Masses (so named for the white coats of physicians) were traditionally celebrated on the Feast of Saint Luke (the patron Saint of physicians) in hospitals, chapels, parish churches, cathedrals, and everywhere that physicians routinely gathered with their chaplains. The White Mass honors all those who work in health care—from nurses and physicians to dietary staff and lab workers.

Since this is also close to the World Day of the Sick (February 11, Our Lady of Lourdes), priests will be available after Mass to offer the Anointing of the Sick.For more information, please call the Cathedral at (716) 854-5855 or email cathedral@buffalodiocese.org.

Rite of Election

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

Catechumens, candidates, sponsors, godparents, family and friends are invited to join Bishop Michael Fisher to participate in the Rite of Election and the Call to Continuing Conversion at Saint Joseph Cathedral on the afternoon of the First Sunday of Lent, March 6, 2022 at 3 PM. Please register below. COVID protocols and the number of guests allowed will be determined at the time of the event and communicated through email to individuals and RCIA Team Members.

St. Ignatius of Loyola – Then and Today: Ignatian Spirituality

Event Start Date:
February 24, 2022
Event End Date:
February 24, 2022
Event Venue:
Blessed Sacrament Church

Church on Fire Series at Blessed Sacrament Church from 7 PM to 8 PM

St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) lived at a time at least as tumultuous as our own, especially in the Church. Well before he founded the Society of Jesus, he developed his classic Spiritual Exercises, based on his own conversion and experiences with prayer. In these Exercises, he distilled methods of prayer and a way of looking at life and the world, which we commonly refer to as Ignatian Spirituality. 

Fr. Thomas Slon will explain what is unique about Ignatian Spirituality and why it might be especially helpful to us in our time, as we face our own Church crises. The evening will offer opportunities to experience these methods of prayer and to engage in conversation.

Fr. Slon is a priest of the Society of Jesus and has served as the rector of the Jesuit Community of Buffalo since July 2016. A native of Buffalo, he studied mathematics at Cornell University, theology at the Weston School of Theology in Cambridge, MA (now the School of Theology and Ministry at Boston College), and architecture at The Catholic University of America.

Before moving to Buffalo in 2016, Fr. Slon served for eight years as the Socius to the Provincial – a position similar to that of chief of staff – in the Province’s central office in New York City.