St. Joseph Cathedral
St. Joseph Cathedral
St. Joseph Cathedral was established by Buffalo’s first bishop, John Timon, in 1847 and dedicated in 1855. Today, it is the spiritual center for the Catholic community of the Diocese of Buffalo in Western New York. Because of its downtown location, St. Joseph is playing an important role in the current revival of our city.
In addition to hosting all sacraments of Holy Orders in our diocese, the Cathedral is home to over 25 special events each year, including the Red Mass, the annual Respect for Life Mass, and the Chrism Mass. It is an indispensable treasure that symbolizes our glorious history and provides hope for future generations.
Parish Contact Update
We’re hoping that all parishioner families and friends of the Cathedral will update their contact information with us! In the near future, we’re going to be offering occasional parish updates via email and other means, so we need to be sure we have the right information. Please click here to update your family’s information today!
The Sacrament of Holy Orders
Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate
Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 10 AM
Ordination to the Priesthood
Saturday, June 4, 2022 at 10 AM
All are welcome to these celebrations, no ticket/reservation required!
Each will also be live-streamed on our YouTube channel.
Daily Mass Schedule
Daily Mass will be celebrated in the Cathedral at 12:10 PM.
Doors will open just prior to the Mass, around 11:45 AM. Please use the entrance near the former police headquarters.
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The Centennial Organ
The Hook and Hastings Organ in St. Joseph’s Cathedral has rendered service to the Church and community for over 124 years. It has become part of the foundation and fabric of the Cathedral, sounding forth daily since its installation in 1877. Historians recognize it as one of the finest surviving examples of late 19th century American organs. Read more
The Cathedral Community is served by
Most Reverend Michael W. Fisher
Fifteenth Bishop of Buffalo
Rev. Seán Paul Fleming
Deacon Steven R. Schumer
Director of Music
Phone: (716) 854-5855
Fax: (716) 854-5861
Monday-Wednesday; Friday 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Thursday 11 am to 4 pm
Other times by appointment.