Red Mass

Event Start Date:
September 15, 2021
Event End Date:
September 15, 2021
Event Venue:
St. Joseph Cathedral

The St. Thomas More Guild of WNY, a Catholic association of legal professionals, cordially invites all to attend the Annual Red Mass in honor of St. Thomas More, the patron saint of the legal profession, to ask for divine guidance in the proper administration of justice.

The Red Mass will be held on
Wednesday, September 15 at 12:10 pm at St. Joseph Cathedral
(Live streamed at www.youtube.com/saintjosephcathedral)

Bishop Michael Fisher, Bishop of Buffalo, will be the principal celebrant and homilist.
The Hon. Emilio Colaiacovo, JSC, will offer judicial remarks.

Red Mass attendees are also invited to bring donations of school supplies for NativityMiguel Middle School of Buffalo. Details can be found at www.stthomasmorewny.org/.

Words with Wine

A virtual discussion of short story classics and Faith, with a side of wine.

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Cultural Diversity Celebration

Event Start Date:
October 15, 2021
Event End Date:
October 15, 2021
Event Venue:
Samuel’s Grande Manor

Cultural Diversity Celebration Dinner Dance

*Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have rescheduled the celebration to:
Friday, October 15, 2021 at Samuel’s Grande Manor at 6:30 p.m.

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 Buffalo’s various cultural communities. I’m writing to seek your support as we organize the first Cultural Diversity Celebration 2021.

The festivities will take place at Samuel’s Grande Manor in Williamsville on October 15; beginning at 6:30 P.M. Guest will eat foods and dance to music from our various cultures.

Community support will allow us to continue programs including: leadership training, educational courses, scholarships, prison ministry, radio programming, revivals, retreats, and ethnic celebrations, such as the African Bazaar, Hispanic Heritage Mass and celebration, Black Catholic Heritage celebrations and Family Days.

Cost is $50 per person.

To order tickets please call (716) 847-2212 or send an email to ymontanez@buffalodiocese.org or fill out the ticket order form attached below and drop it off or mail it out to us at 795 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14203

If you are interested in sponsoring, please click on the sponsor letter below, fill out the form provided and drop off/mail it out to the Diocese at the address above:

A Call From the Community for Peace in our Streets

Event Start Date:
July 21, 2021
Event End Date:
July 21, 2021
Event Venue:
Niagara Square, Buffalo NY

On Wednesday, July 21, at 11:30 a.m. at Niagara Square, Buffalo Diocese Bishop Michael W. Fisher will host a prayerful community gathering in response to the high level of violence recently occurring in the City of Buffalo and Western New York.  With the support of the City of Buffalo, Buffalo Police Department, New York Pastors for Life, and Buffalo Peacemakers, the gathered will pray for peace and an end to the violence that threatens individuals, families, neighborhoods and our entire community.  All are welcome to attend.

If you are unable to attend but wish to pray along from home here is the prayer card.

Come & See: Formation Opportunities

Event Start Date:
August 11, 2021
Event End Date:
August 11, 2021
Event Venue:
Catholic Center, 795 Main St., Buffalo, NY

Want to learn more about the permanent diaconate and lay formation opportunities in the Diocese of Buffalo? We invite you to our Come and See event at the Catholic Center.

Join Deacon Tim Chriswell and representatives from St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry to learn about fall classes starting at the end of August. Both a permanent diaconate candidate and current student willprovide insights into their educational and formation experiences,followed by a time for question and answer

When: Wednesday, August 11th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Where: 795 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203

A meal will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sign up today: https://stbernards.regfox.com/comeandsee 

Rockin’ the Ground

Event Start Date:
August 18, 2021
Event End Date:
August 18, 2021
Event Venue:
St. Stephen RC Church

Rockin’ the Ground Festival at St. Stephen RC Church.
2100 Baseline Rd., Grand Island, NY

Featuring local professional musicians from Sportsman Tavern | Classic Car Show | Raffles

https://www.ststephenswny.com

Your Life, His Plan: Young Adult Conference

Event Start Date:
August 7, 2021
Event End Date:
August 7, 2021
Event Venue:
St. Amelia Church, Tonawanda

St. Amelia Parish invites all young adults (ages 18 through 39)  to a vocation conference who would like to learn more about fully living their Catholic life while single, married, religious, or as a priest. The Keynote speaker will be John Finch from The Vigil Project and Mass with Bishop Mike Fisher.

This conference will take place on August 7th, 2021 from noon until 5:30pm.

The cost is $20 per person to register, or $25 per person will allow admission to the conference and include a Chiavetta’s Chicken Dinner.  To add to the fun, there will be triva and prizes too!

For questions, please reach out to Kathy Waite at youth@stamelia.com or 716-491-8269.

To register go to: https://stamelia.com/young-adult-conference-your-life-his-plan/ and fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

Annual Picnic & 5K Race

Event Start Date:
July 17, 2021
Event End Date:
July 18, 2021
Event Venue:
St. Mary's, Swormville

The fun begins on Saturday, July 17 with an outdoor Mass at 5:30 p.m., followed by a food court, games, I GOT IT booth, with children’s activities available until dark. The Wine & Beer Tent opens at 6:30 p.m. with clams from Stockman’s Tavern and music by Not Quite Right. The 5K Chowder Chase Race & 3K Walk starts at 7 p.m. Walk the 3K, run the 5K, or just come to enjoy the party and band.  Register for the Chowder Chase until July 15th at http://www.stmaryswormville.org.

Picnic day is Sunday, July 18 beginning at 11:30 a.m. which includes drive thru and sit down sale of our famous St. Mary’s Chowder that we cook all night, food court, chicken dinners, a dessert bar, wine and beer tent, Trinkets & Treasures Church Garage Sale, live entertainment all day including music by Gimme Buffet, more games for all ages, and our annual raffle with a $10,000 grand prize.

109th Maher Family Mass

Event Start Date:
July 4, 2021
Event End Date:
July 4, 2021
Event Venue:
St. Leo the Great, Amherst

The Maher family will continue to honor the death of matriarch Mary Alice Maher who passed away in a fire at her home on July 4, 1912. Since 1912, the family has gathered for a mass in her honor. This marks the first year the mass will be held at St. Leo the Great in Amherst; the mass was formally held at Holy Angels Church.

Father’s Day Mass

Event Start Date:
June 19, 2021
Event End Date:
June 19, 2021
Event Venue:
OLV Basilica

Father’s Day Mass at OLV Basilica

Join Bishop Mike on Saturday June 19th for a Father’s Day Mass.
All fathers, grandfathers and father figures are invited to celebrate this special Mass.