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Address: 50 Franklin St, Buffalo, NY 14202-4098
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+1 716-854-5855

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Chrism mass

This is a BEAUTIFUL cathedral and last night was the annual Chrism mass, the blessing of the holy oils for the coming year. The choir, the procession and the organ with trumpets... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christopher W
Buffalo, United States
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Buffalo, United States
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a BEAUTIFUL cathedral and last night was the annual Chrism mass, the blessing of the holy oils for the coming year. The choir, the procession and the organ with trumpets make this a very moving experience.

Thank Christopher W
Buffalo, New York
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The architect of this treasured church is amazing. We went to midnight mass on Christmas Eve. It was a traditional time of midnight. It was a very moving ceremony but it was way to cold in the building, that is why it did not get a excellent rating.

Thank sugar725
Beaufort, South Carolina
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91 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

This was a wonderful place to sit and reflect on life away from the rush. It is very beautiful and peaceful. I am glad I had a chance to sit and worship quietly.

1 Thank prissyteacher
Harriman (Orange County) New York
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50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

If you like Cathedrals... like architecture... appreciate beauty and craftsmanship... then don't miss visiting St. Joseph's. (You wouldn't go to Manhattan without visiting St. Patrick's, would you; the same applies to Buffalo's St. Joseph's.)

Thank William B
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108 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

It is a very pretty church, with great architecture. It reminds me of churches in Europe. Very nice, serene place.

Thank Deb M
Grand Cayman
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142 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I'm a Catholic, and this is a sanctuary as far as I'm concerned. I did not chance upon a mass, but the architecture was great and a must-see. Actual visit - AUgust 2015

Thank PitonsFan
Buffalo, New York
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42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

How lucky we are to have a cathedral of this magnitude in our area. Recently visited Italy and this church can compete with the churches we visited there. It is a lovely place to just stop in and say a prayer or attend mass.

Thank nanaxs6
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Very beautiful it was worth going to see this landmark in Buffalo. Great architecture and beautiful inside. There also other churches and buildings in the area on historic church street. Don't miss the City Hall building.

Thank Linda V
Mentor, Ohio
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63 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We were visiting from Cleveland and stopped by for mass, what a beautiful church! Stop by if you're a fan of old churches and architecture! Everyone was very welcoming.

1 Thank kwissy75
Edenton, North Carolina
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105 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

A work of art, beautiful stained glass windows, statues and altars. Enjoyed my visit, the priest and ushers were friendly as well.

Thank TeamJOKE

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