St. Joseph Cathedral is one of the most spiritual churches in Buffalo. The church was established by Buffalo's first bishop, John Timon, in 1847. The church is renowned as a historical and architectural treasure that draws faithful visitors worldwide. Their prayer and worship are the most visible places that are magnificent symbols of spirituality. The church is home to over 25 special events each year, including the Red Mass, the annual Respect for Life Mass, and the Chrism Mass. The church is an indispensable treasure that symbolizes its glorious history and provides hope for future generations. The church presents special programs, liturgies, and other opportunities for prayer, learning, and reflection. St. Joseph Cathedral invites you to explore and prayerfully offer Jesus's work at this point in your spiritual journey.