Fr. Joe Bayne, OFM Conv. has been serving as pastor of the Basilica of St. Stanislaus, in Chicopee, MA, since August 2, 2018. Prior to his move, he spent three decades serving those in need in the Buffalo area through his work as Executive Director of The Franciscan Center (closed in 2018) as well as serving as Chaplain for the Erie County (NY) Department of Emergency Services.
He is now one of the Honorees inducted on the Erie County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services Wall of Honor.
Read a few of our recent articles about Friar Joe’s years of service in the Buffalo, NY area:
2017 Carl Day Award for Community Service
2017 Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus
The Franciscan Center – Logistics
2016 Gaudete Medal
2015 ~ Meet Fr. Joe Bayne, OFM Conv.
2015 Blue Mass – Buffalo, NY