Movement to Restore Trust, June 23, 2022

The MRT has compiled and submitted a SYNOD report to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. A basic question prompted and guided us: How does this journeying together allow the Church to proclaim the Gospel in accordance with the mission entrusted to Her; and what steps does the Spirit invite us to take in order to grow as a synodal Church? Our Synod Report is based on work that MRT Work Groups completed in 2018-19. We believe that we began a synodal process of listening to each other when our movement was established in the fall of 2018. MRT is continuing to advance the common themes developed by the MRT workgroups…

Families of Parishes Announced;

Pilots families begin in JanuaryWestern New York Catholic, December 2, 2021After a year in the consultative process, the Diocese of Buffalo’s Families of Parishes are now finalized. A total of 36 families will be formed by the current 161 parishes in the diocese....

The Appointment of New Bishop

Statement of John J. Hurley of the Movement to Restore Trust On the Appointment of Bishop Michael W. Fisher as the 15th Bishop of Buffalo December 1, 2020 The Movement to Restore Trust (MRT), a movement of the lay faithful committed to rebuilding the Church of Buffalo...

Diocese Renewal initiative seeking Volunteers

Are You Tech Savvie? September 3, 2020 Our Temporary Administrator for the Diocese, Bishop Ed Scharfenberger is working with Leadership Roundtable and a group of volunteers to hold Zoom conversations with parishioners from all across our Diocese during the weeks of...

Vatican issues new guidelines for parishes:

5 things you need to knowDenver Newsroom, Jul 20, 2020The Congregation for Clergy on Monday published new guidelines for the world’s parishes, which aim to encourage parishes to think of themselves as missionary communities of evangelization.The guidelines do not...

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