Our Mission

We are an intentional Catholic Faith Community formed in the Jesuit tradition and guided by Ignatian spirituality. We welcome and we embrace all of God’s people. With prayer, worship and a discerning spirit, we journey to discover what God is calling us to be. We aspire to live by the Ignatian principle of the “MAGIS,” always striving to be “more.” 

Christ the King Chapel

The historic Christ the King Chapel, located on the Canisius University Campus, is our worship center and our spiritual home. All people of all faith backgrounds are welcome to join us for worship, prayer and community. The Chapel is generally open from morning to night. All are welcome to visit, rest, pray and discern their relationship with God in our Chapel. Groups are welcome to gather in the Chapel for many types of community events by contacting our staff.

Our Staff 

Fr. Frederick G. Betti, S.J.  Chaplain 
Office: 716-888-2875 /   cell  716-572-8377

Deacon Gary Andelora, Sacramental Minister/ Faith Formation
Office: 716-888-2425

Mr. Spencer Liechty, Director of Campus Ministry
Office: 716- 888-2847

Masses, Liturgies and Sacrament Celebrations

canisius chapel students outside

Faith Community Liturgies continue throughout the year and are not limited to the Academic schedule of the University. Adjustments will be announced.   

Summer 24 Updated Schedule

Effective 6/2-9/2 

Sunday Masses

9:00 AM The River Mass
Location: River Fest Park, 240 Ohio St. Buffalo 14204
Tewksbury Lodge Pavilion
Bring your own lawn chairs please. Free parking across the street.

7:00PM Mass
Location: Christ the King Chapel
(please note that there is no 9:30 AM Mass in the Chapel during this time)

Confessions: Monday and Friday, 11:00am-12:00pm

Annointing of the sick: After 12:05 pm on Fridays

Communion Calls:  Contact Fr. Betti
Mass Intentions: for weekday and Sunday Masses may be arranged by contacting Fr. Betti

Memorial Masses: Contact Fr. Betti 

canisius chapel wedding

Weddings in the Chapel: The Sacrament of Marriage in the Roman Catholic Rite only may be celebrated in the Chapel. For requirements, schedules and other details please contact Deacon Gary Andelora @ 716-888-2425,

Baptisms: Please contact Fr. Betti to arrange for the celebration of this Sacrament of Initiation.

Joining Our Faith Community: All are welcome to join us for our Masses, prayer and liturgies. If you wish to register to join our community and receive regular notifications please contact Fr. Betti or pick up a registration form in the Chapel on our community info table. 

Getting Involved in the Community:  We welcome the participation of our community in celebrating our worship services. We welcome lectors, trained ministers of the Eucharist, Hospitality Ministers, social event helpers, musicians, vocalists, Chapel care cleaners etc. For more information speak to Fr. Betti after our Masses or contact him in the office. 

Stewardship: We are grateful for and depend on the generosity of our community. Free Will collections are taken at our Sunday Masses.  Envelopes are also provided at the doors of the Chapel.  If you wish to have your weekly donations recorded please indicate this on our envelopes. 
Seasonal, One time or planned giving may be discussed with Fr. Betti.

Calendar of Events








August 25: Welcome back to campus Mass
Christ the King Chapel