Office of Cultural Diversity
Catholic Center - Diocese of Buffalo
795 Main Street. Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: 716-847-2217 |Fax: 716-847-2206
For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free persons, and we were all given to drink of one Spirit - 1 Corinthians 12:13
Our Mission:The Office of Cultural Diversity is committed to serve and address the pastoral and spiritual needs of the various cultural communities of the Diocese of Buffalo. Organizing ways for the church of the Diocese of Buffalo as a whole to celebrate its ethnic diversity and recognize that diversity is the strength of the Church. We are focused on bridging the gap between those in the mainstream culture and those who feel marginalized from the church because of ethnic or cultural division.
The Diocese of Buffalo merged the Hispanic Apostolate and the Office of Black Ministry in January 2008 to the Office of Cultural Diversity to address the pastoral and spiritual needs of the various cultures that are represented in the Diocese of Buffalo. The Office of Cultural Diversity will serve the Hispanic, African, African—American and Asian Catholics and also Urban Catholic Youth. Our office will also look at ways to building bridges between all the cultures in our Church.
Recruiting Commision Members: We are currently recruiting people to be members of the various commissions that are being formed. Please read the job description by clicking on the Ministry you would like to serve on and speak to your pastor or Pastoral administrator to ask for the application form and fill it out together with them. Once I get your application form I will call you for an interview.
Office of Cultural Diversity, Tel. 716-847-2217
Office of Cultural Diversity Staff:
The Secretariat of Cultural Diversity in the Church re-launches its newsletter,
One Church Many Cultures; The Good News of Cultural Diversity
As Americans mark the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act, the 50th Anniversary Initiative works to encourage the faithful on how the lessons and legacy of the civil rights era continue to shape us today as Catholics and faithful citizens.
- CARA Report-
Demographic Information about the rich diversity in the U. S.