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D'Youville College purchases former Holy Angels Church in Buffalo

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Posted at 1:47 PM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 13:47:31-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The former Holy Angels Church on Buffalo's West Side will soon see a rebirth thanks to its longtime neighbor.

D'Youville College has purchased the historic church, rectory and convent building for $1.2 million dollars. The move will add 1.6 acres to the Porter Avenue campus.

The church, which had been run by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate since the 1850s, held its last mass this past July.

"We are thrilled we are able to officially make the former Holy Angels a part of our campus,"said D'Youville President Dr. Lorrie Clemo in a news release announcing the sale. "D'Youville's association with Holy Angels goes back as far as our founding in 1908 and we have enjoyed a strong relationship with the former school and parish for more than 100 years."

The college says it is exploring the best possible uses of the church and two other buildings.