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New pastors announced by the diocese
Mon, Jun 6th 2016 09:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone has announced the following clergy appointments.
St. Joseph Cathedral documentary airing Memorial Day
Fri, May 27th 2016 07:00 am
Daybreak TV Productions has re-produced "St. Joseph Cathedral," the 30-minute documentary that chronicles the history of Buffalo's Catholic cathedral and its role in the Diocese of Buffalo. WKBW-TV Channel 7 will air the documentary on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, at 10:30 a.m.
Diocese of Buffalo to sell St. Columban Center
Wed, May 25th 2016 03:05 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, has approved a recommendation that the Diocese of Buffalo sell the St. Columban Center, which is located along the shores of Lake Erie in Derby. The property is listed at $1.9 million.
Recapping the 20 year history of 'Our Daily Bread'
Thu, May 12th 2016 09:15 am
The first episode of "Our Daily Bread" aired in 1996 and featured the St. Vincent de Paul dining room on Main Street in Buffalo. During that time, the show was hosted by two women religious: Sister Bernadette O'Kulicz, FSSJ; and Sister Barbara Cirico, RSM.
Father of two among men to be ordained priests
Fri, May 6th 2016 01:00 pm
St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St. in downtown Buffalo, will be the setting for the ordination of three men to the priesthood on Saturday, May 28 at 9:30 a.m.
Bishop Grosz to bless unborn children and their parents
Fri, Apr 29th 2016 01:00 pm
Bishop Edward M. Grosz, auxiliary bishop of Buffalo, will offer a special blessing for unborn children and their expectant parents at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday at St. Joseph Cathedral
Buffalo Catholic diocese sponsors evangelization workshop
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 03:00 pm
On Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, parish leaders from across the Diocese of Buffalo will gather at Christ the King Seminary, 711 Knox Road, East Aurora, to examine what it means to be deliberate followers of Jesus who are committed to paying it forward.
Bishop Malone to honor women and men religious
Fri, Apr 22nd 2016 02:00 pm
Ninety-three women and men religious will be recognized on Saturday, April 23, for their commitment to God as they celebrate their silver, golden and diamond jubilees. Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, will be the main celebrant and homilist at this special 10 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo.
'Our Daily Bread' celebrates 20 years
Thu, Apr 7th 2016 09:00 am
The first episode of "Our Daily Bread" aired in 1996 and featured the St. Vincent de Paul dining room on Main Street in Buffalo. During that time, the show was hosted by two women religious: Sister Bernadette O'Kulicz, FSSJ; and Sister Barbara Cirico, RSM. These two spirited women religious cooked in kitchens all over our diocese. They visited the Tuscarora Indian Reservation, St. Mary of the Angels Parish in Olean, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Dunkirk, St. Mary's in Cattaraugus and many parishes in between.
Diocesan Office of Pro-Life Activities sponsors Rosary Novena for Life
Fri, Mar 18th 2016 01:00 pm
The 2016 annual Rosary Novena for Life begins on Saturday, March 19, with 8 a.m. Mass at St. Rose of Lima Parish, Parkside and Parker avenues, Buffalo, and will continue on one Saturday each month through November.
Diocese to celebrate Palm Sunday and St. Patrick's Day
Tue, Mar 15th 2016 01:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone will be the main celebrant at the Palm Sunday Mass on Sunday, March 20, preceding the annual St. Patrick's Day parade.
Holy Week at St. Joseph Cathedral
Mon, Mar 14th 2016 10:35 am
The following liturgies are scheduled for Holy Week at St. Joseph Cathedral.
Bishop Malone comments on Immaculata Academy
Fri, Feb 26th 2016 09:50 pm
While we fully understand the reasons behind the decision to close the Academy, we are saddened over the Sisters' decision to end their sponsorship of the Academy and the decision of the Board of Trustees to close the school.
Bishop Malone to distribute ashes on Ash Wednesday
Mon, Feb 8th 2016 09:10 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, will distribute ashes at the 12:05 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo, on Wednesday, February 10, Ash Wednesday.
George Richert named Communications director for Catholic diocese
Fri, Feb 5th 2016 04:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone, bishop of Buffalo, today announced that George Richert, well-known WIVB-TV Channel 4 reporter, has been named director of communications for the Diocese of Buffalo.
Bishop Malone joins local group for March for Life
Wed, Jan 20th 2016 01:00 pm
The 2016 March for Life will take place in Washington, D.C. on Friday, Jan. 22. Catholics and others in solidarity will join in a pilgrimage of public witness, penance and prayer for all those victimized by the1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.
Two priests receive new assignments
Thu, Jan 14th 2016 11:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone has appointed two priests to new assignments and has reappointed two others to additional term at their current parishes.
Bishop Holley to preside at diocesan MLK Mass
Wed, Jan 13th 2016 10:00 am
The Diocese of Buffalo will mark the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with a special Mass on Sunday, Jan. 17, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Martin de Porres Church, 555 Northampton St., Buffalo. The Mass is sponsored by the African American Commission and the Office of Cultural Diversity for the Diocese of Buffalo.
Pope Francis baptizes infants, says faith is their 'greatest inheritance'
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 10:00 am
VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - On Sunday Pope Francis baptized 26 babies in the Sistine Chapel, telling parents to nurture the faith in the lives of their children, because it is the greatest inheritance they can give.
Bishop Malone to mark Roe v. Wade anniversary with Mass
Mon, Jan 11th 2016 10:00 am
A Mass for the observance of the 43rd anniversary of the United States Supreme Court decision of Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion will take place on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 4 p.m. at Divine Mercy Parish, 2437 Niagara St., Niagara Falls. The Mass serves as a symbol of reparation for the millions of unborn children, victims of abortion; reconciliation for all women and men who have been involved in an abortion; and recommitment to end abortion-on-demand in our nation.
Christmas at the Cathedral
Fri, Dec 11th 2015 09:00 am
St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo, has scheduled a number of celebrations during the Advent and Christmas seasons.
Bishop Malone to mark opening of Year of Mercy
Wed, Dec 9th 2015 02:00 pm
On Sunday, Dec. 13, Bishop Richard J. Malone will open the "Door of Mercy" at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin St., Buffalo, signifying the beginning of the Jubilee Year of Mercy for the Catholic Church. The doors symbolize the welcoming of all to the Church. The ritual will take place at the 10:30 a.m. Mass. All are welcome.
Annual collection benefits 33,000 sisters, brothers and religious order priests
Mon, Dec 7th 2015 03:45 pm
The annual Retirement Fund for Religious collections will be held this weekend, December 12 and 13, in the Diocese of Buffalo. Now in its 28th year, the appeal is coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) and offers support for senior Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order priests whose communities lack sufficient retirement funding. Some 33,000 women and men religious past age 70 benefit.
Diocese releases dates for Christmas programming
Wed, Dec 2nd 2015 11:00 am
Daybreak TV Productions, the television component of the Diocese of Buffalo's Office of Communications, has announced special programming that will air on WKBW-TV Channel 7 during the month of December.
Catholic Charities holds convocation at CKS
Fri, Nov 6th 2015 12:45 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone will lead a group representing more than 95 parishes from across the Diocese of Buffalo in a prayer service and reflection at the start of the social justice convocation at Christ the King Seminary on Saturday.
US bishops to vote on porn statement
Fri, Oct 30th 2015 01:00 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. bishops will vote on a proposed formal statement, "Create in Me a Clean Heart: A Pastoral Response to Pornography," at the annual Fall General Assembly, November 16-19, in Baltimore. The statement's development has been directed by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth (LMFLY), in collaboration with other USCCB Committees and offices, as well as additional experts.
Bishop Malone to preside at Catholic Cemeteries of Buffalo committal service for unclaimed cremated remains
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 11:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone will mark the Feast of All Souls by presiding at a committal service for unclaimed cremated remains at Holy Cross Cemetery in Lackawanna.
St. Benedict School names new principal
Tue, Oct 20th 2015 09:00 am
A veteran educator with a wealth of school administration experience has been named principal of St. Benedict School in Eggertsville.
Prayer service to be held at Baby Jesse's gravesite
Sat, Oct 17th 2015 08:00 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone will preside over a prayer service on Tuesday, Oct. 20, the observance of the National Remembrance Day for the Unborn. The prayer service will be held at 4 p.m. at St. Mary Cemetery, 10880 Bennett Road (Route 60), Dunkirk, at Baby Jesse's grave.
Diocese of Buffalo sponsors Revival 2015
Thu, Oct 8th 2015 12:00 pm
The African-American Commission of the Diocese of Buffalo will present "Revival 2015 - Cast the First Stone" on October 13, 14, and 15 at SS. Columba & Brigid Church, 75 Hickory St., Buffalo. The three-night program will include worship, music and guest speakers. The programs begin with 30 minutes of praise and worship at 6 p.m. each night.
Bishops Malone to preside at Blessing of Animals
Mon, Sep 28th 2015 03:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone will bless animals on the front lawn of his residence, 77 Oakland Place in Buffalo, at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, the day before the Feast of St. Francis.
Diocese announces new clergy appointments
Fri, Sep 18th 2015 08:00 am
Among the recent clergy assignments announced by Bishop Richard J. Malone are six priests who were given additional terms as pastor at the parishes they have been serving.
Everything you need to know about annulments
Mon, Sep 14th 2015 06:00 am
A confusing process to many, we've answered many of the common questions regarding annulments.
Bishop Malone on pope's statement of abortion and forgiveness
Tue, Sep 1st 2015 12:00 pm
After consulting with the Canonists of the Chancery, I have confirmed that the faculties granted to all priests of the Buffalo Diocese include the faculty of remitting the excommunication attached to the procurement of abortion. This has been the case in our diocese since the 1980s during Bishop Edward Head's tenure. By extending this faculty to every priest throughout the world, Pope Francis is reminding us of the limitless power of God's mercy and compassion.
STREAM training for more than 125 Catholic school teachers
Thu, Aug 20th 2015 12:50 pm
In its second year of the STREAM Education Initiative (S - science T- technology - R - religion - E - engineering A - arts - S science) more than 150 Catholic elementary school teachers will be trained in dynamic 21st century education courses which emphasize inquiry, creativity, design and complex thinking.
New religious order priests assigned to diocese
Wed, Aug 12th 2015 09:20 am
Bishop Richard J. Malone announced the following appointments regarding religious order priests.
St. Bernard, Our Lady of Czestochowa parishes to link
Fri, Aug 7th 2015 03:00 pm
Bishop Richard J. Malone has informed members of two parishes in Kaisertown that their faith communities will be linking, effective Oct. 1.
Buffalo Diocese to support religious assistance to Poland through second collection
Fri, Jul 31st 2015 01:00 pm
A special collection to support the Catholic League for Religious Assistance to Poland will be conducted in parishes throughout the Diocese of Buffalo during the month of August.
Chancery bulletin announcements for July 20
Mon, Jul 20th 2015 03:15 pm
Chancery bulletin announcements for the week of July 20, 2015.
Father Stachowiak reappointed to Resurrection in new assignments
Thu, Jul 16th 2015 08:00 am
The Diocese of Buffalo announced a new round of clergy assignments, including two reappointments.