"This is the house of the Lord, solidly built, well set upon a strong rock."
St. Joseph Cathedral marked its 150th anniversary in 2005. Completed in 1855 under the direction of Most Rev. John Timon CM, DD, the Cathedral is the heart of the Church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. It is renowned as an historic and architectural treasure that draws faithful visitors from all over the world.
However, as with all houses of worship, the Cathedral is much more than an edifice. It is a story of people and of their faith. It is, as it were, an unfinished structure - a spiritual work in progress which represents the collective treasure of the Roman Catholic community of the Diocese of Buffalo. It plays a vital role in the life of our community: it is a place set apart for prayer and worship - a most visible place that stands as a magnificent symbol of spirituality.
The Cathedral needs your support to meet the needs of people who come here for spiritual nourishment and solace; to present special programs, liturgies, and other opportunities for prayer, learning, and reflection; and to maintain this complex building and keep it open to the community. We depend on the generosity of friends who share this vision and want to be a part of the Cathedral's community.
We invite you to consider the ways you can contribute to this vital work and make a difference in the life of St. Joseph Cathedral.For more information about Cathedral services and programs click the following link: www.buffalocathedral.org.