Renewal Mass

Event Start Date:
August 28, 2022
Event End Date:
August 28, 2022
Event Venue:
Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels

Join us on August 28 at 3:00 pm at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels for the second Renewal Mass. All representatives are asked to bring their knotted ropes as we will untie one knot at this Mass. 202 S. Union St., Olean, NY 14760

VIRTUAL GATHERING: Alpha

Event Start Date:
June 23, 2022
Event End Date:
June 23, 2022
Event Venue:
Zoom

VIRTUAL GATHERING
HOSTED BY ALPHA CATHOLIC CONTEXT 

Gather with diocesan and key Catholic leaders to explore the challenges and opportunities facingthe Catholic Church today.

Explore values that build a culture of making disciples to help reach the unchurched andunengaged in your unique ministry context.

The values of: Hospitality, Listening, Invitation (Empowerment), Evangelistic Intentionality, andDependence on the Holy Spirit.

Ministry Contexts Include:  Evangelization Ministry, Marriage & Family Ministry, Youth Ministry,Young Adult Ministry, Catechesis & Faith Formation, and Multicultural Ministry.

THURSDAY, JUNE 23RD, 11:30am – 12:45pm EST

Register today.

Open House: Formation

Event Start Date:
June 22, 2022
Event End Date:
June 22, 2022
Event Venue:
St. Rose of Lima

Join Deacon Tim Chriswell and St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry’s Admissions Director, Matt Brown, for an evening offellowship, food, and learning about both lay and diaconate formation opportunities, including:

  • What lay and diaconate formation in the Diocese of Buffalo looks like 
  • Courses for the fall 2022 semester
  • Financial aid and scholarship opportunities
  • A time for getting your questions answered

When: Wednesday, June 22nd, 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: St. Rose of Lima Parish, 217 Winston Road, Buffalo, NY (address also appears as 500 Parker Avenue. Both address will getyou there!)

World Meeting of Families

Event Start Date:
June 22, 2022
Event End Date:
June 26, 2022
Event Venue:

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/

 

National Eucharistic Revival

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

Mass begins at 10:30 am | Procession begins after Mass

Please join us for a special parish gathering at St. Joseph Cathedral on June 19th at 10:30 am to kick off the National Eucharistic Revival. Sponsored by the USCCB. After Mass, there will be a period of adoration and a Corpus Christi procession with the Blessed Sacrament, leading to benediction. Hospitality with light snacks and beverages will be available in the Msgr. Britt Social Room. Other processions are planned throughout the diocese.

Share your experience with the hashtags #EucharisticRevival and #RealPresenceBuffalo

Please contact Ted Musco or Sr. Louise if your parish plans to send a group to the Cathedral. Families, youth and young adults are encouraged to attend. For more info, please go to: www.buffalodiocese.org/eucharistic-revival

Enchanted Evening with the Stars | Cultural Diversity Celebration

Event Start Date:
October 14, 2022
Event End Date:
October 14, 2022
Event Venue:
Classics V

We are inviting you to our “Enchanted Evening with the Stars” on Friday, October 14, 2022 which will take place at Classics V; 2425 Niagara Falls Blvd. Amherst, NY 14228 from 6:30 P.M – 11:00 P.M. Tickets are $50.00. Guests will dance to music from our various cultures. It will truly be an enjoyable evening. 

We are soliciting sponsors. This is our major fundraiser that we have annually. Proceeds from this event will be used to support our Cultural Diversity outreach projects and activities. 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, Black Catholic Heritage celebrations and Family Days.  Learn more.  |  Event Flyer.   |  Sponsor Letter.

Sponsorship Opportunities are: 

Premier Platinum Sponsorship: $500.00 includes 8 Dinner/Dance tickets and logo of your business or organization in the event and on our website. 

Platinum Sponsorship: $350 includes 5 Dinner/Dance tickets and logo of your business or organization in the event and on our website. 

Gold Sponsorship: $275.00 includes 3 Dinner/Dance tickets and logo of your business or organization in the event and on our website. 

Silver Sponsorship: $100.00 includes 1 Dinner/Dance ticket and logo of your business or organization in the event and on our website. 

Bronze Sponsorship: $50.00 you will be noted as an event patron on our event program. 

Sponsors will also be able to bring promotional giveaways that will be available for guests. 

We are also seeking donations of theme baskets or gift cards valued at $25.00 or more. These will be used at the basket raffle at the dinner dance. Please send your sponsorship, basket donation or gift card to the Office of Cultural Diversity by September 23, 2022. 

We appreciate your consideration and hope you will look favorably upon our request to join our effort and support this community event! The earlier we receive your commitment, the sooner we can start to showcase your valuable support. For further information please contact Yoharis Montanez at ymontanez@buffalodiocese.org. Thank you in advance. 

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.

Flyer PDF

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/