Go and Do Likewise

Event Start Date:
January 24, 2023
Event End Date:
January 24, 2023
Event Venue:
Zoom

Forming Missionary Disciples A
Lenten Opportunity that is easy and rewarding!

This Lent, why not offer – 30 minute reflections on the message of the Sunday Gospel for your Family of Parishes. Participate via zoom, in person, right after Sunday masses, at the beginning of meetings or around the kitchen table. Groups can consist of: youth, parents, faculty, parishioners, young adults, the homebound, etc. Be as creative as you want in offering this opportunity. Register Here: https://forms.gle/vFPprot2UaKtutrK6

To learn more about this opportunity for your parish, sign up for ONE of the following zoom meetings:

  • Tuesday, January 24 at 11:00 AM
  • Wednesday, January 25 at 3:00 PM.

Questions? Contact Sr. Louise Alff at 716-847-5585

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.

CANCELED: Niagara Orleans Vicariate | 175th Anniversary Mass

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

Mass is canceled.

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