The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo is closing parishes and worship spaces as it looks to "rightsize and reshape."
The diocese announced in May it would be shutting down 34 percent of its parishes and 38 percent of its worship spaces.
Diocese of Buffalo is closing parishes; 34 percent of parishes will be merged in plan to 'reshape'Following the announcement last month, the diocese has been meeting with its seven regional vicariates across Western New York to recommend which parishes should merge.
You can find the full list of recommended mergers below:
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This will be updated as new recommendations are made)
Inaugurated Family #20 Holy Spirit, Buffalo merge with St. Margaret St. Mark, Buffalo merge with St. Margaret (school to remain open) St. Rose of Lima, Buffalo merge with St. Magaret All Saints, Buffalo merge with Assumption Family #21 St. Lawrence, Buffalo merge with Blessed Trinity SS. Columba Brigid, Buffalo merge with St. Stanislaus, Buffalo Family #22 St. Anthony of Padua, Buffalo merge with St. Louis St. Michael, Buffalo merge with St. Louis Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Buffalo merge with St. Louis Family #23 Coronation of the BVM, Buffalo merge with Assumption Family #30 St. John Kanty, Buffalo (St. Adalbert) merge with St. Stanislaus St. John Gualbert, Cheektowaga merge with St. Stanislaus Inaugurated Family #31 St. Martin of Tours, Buffalo merge with Our Lady of Charity (school to remain open) St. Thomas Aquinas, Buffalo merge with St. Teresa Family #32 St. Bernard, Buffalo merge with Our Lady of Charity On Watch List: Holy Cross, Buffalo St. Katherine Drexel, Buffalo St. Casimir, Buffalo Family #15 Our Lady of Peace, Clarence merge with Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Williamsville St. Teresa of Avila, Akron Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Williamsville St. Mary, Swormville Family #16 St. Leo the Great, Amherst St. Benedict, Eggertsville merge with St. Leo the Great, Amherst Christ the King, Snyder St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Cheektowaga merge with Christ the King, Snyder Infant of Prague, Cheektowaga merge with SS. Peter and Paul, Williamsville SS. Peter & Paul, Williamsville Family #17 St. Andrew, Kenmore merge with St. Timothy, Tonawanda Blessed Sacrament, Tonawanda merge with St. Paul, Kenmore St. John the Baptist, Kenmore St. Paul, Kenmore St. Timothy, Tonawanda St. Stephen, Grand Island Family #18 St. Amelia, Tonawanda St. Christopher, Tonawanda St. Francis of Assisi, Tonawanda merge with Our Lady of Czestochowa, North Tonawanda St. Andrew Kim RC Mission, Tonawanda merge with St. Leo (Family #16) St. Jude the Apostle, North Tonawanda merge with Our Lady of Czestochowa, North Tonawanda Our Lady of Czestochowa, North Tonawanda Family #19 St. Pius X, Getzville merge with St. Gregory the Great, Williamsville Good Shepherd, Pendleton (St. Augustine site to close) St. Gregory the Great, Williamsville Family #10 St. John the Baptist, Lockport All Saints, Lockport merge with St. John close St. Joseph campus Immaculate Conception, Ransomville move to Family #34 St. Patrick, Barker move to Family #10 St. Brendan on the Lake, Newfane Our Lady of the Rosary worship site, Wilson Family #11 St. Stephen, Middleport merge with Holy Trinity, Medina St. Mark, Kendall merge with St. Marys, Holley St. Mary, Holley Holy Family, Albion Holy Trinity, Medina Family #34 St. Raphael, Niagara Falls merge with St. Peter, Lewiston St. Peter, Lewiston Accept Immaculate Conception, Ransomville, into Family #34 Family #35 Divine Mercy, Niagara Falls merge with St. Mary of the Cataract St. John de LaSalle, Niagara Falls merge with St. Vincent de Paul St. Vincent de Paul, Niagara Falls St. Mary of the Cataract, Niagara Falls Holy Family of Jesus Mary and Joseph, Niagara Falls Our Lady of Mount Carmel site to close Catholic Diocese Communications Director Joe Martone says all vicariates will have their meetings, by the end of the week.
From July 15 to August 23, diocese leadership will review proposals and an official list of recommendations will come out by September 1.


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