Buffalo Catholic Diocese

96 Year Old Priest To Be Honored For World War II Service
A Buffalo-area priest will be inducted into the Wall of Honor at the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park on November 10th, nearly 75 years after he enlisted in the United States Army during World War II.  96-year old Msgr. Dino J. Lorenzetti served as a Staff Sergeant in N…
Blue Mass to Honor First Responders
The Buffalo Catholic Diocese will celebrate its third annual Blue Mass at 10:30 am this Sunday, October 8th at St. Joseph's Cathedral, 50 Franklin Street, downtown.  The Mass will honor all local police officers, firefighters and EMS workers of all faiths along with their families and frie…
Another Buffalo-Area Catholic School to Close
With its student population having fallen over the past five years from 164 to 103, teachers and parents on Wednesday were told that Mary Queen of Angels School in Cheektowaga will be closing at the end of the school year. With only half of the school's current students registered to …
Pope Francis Names Olean Church A Basilica
A Western New York church has become just the third church in the Buffalo Catholic Diocese to be designated a basilica.  Pope Francis earlier this week granted the honor to St. Mary of the Angels Church in Olean.