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 Commission 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.

/documents/Cultural Diversity/Cultural Diversity Brochure 2018.pdf

/documents/Cultural Diversity/Cultural Diversity Mission Commissions 2018.pdf

/documents/Cultural Diversity/Comm App 2018.pdf

/documents/Cultural Diversity/Inst Past Oct Nov Dec 2018_2.pdf

/documents/Cultural Diversity/Hisp Past Ins App Final spa eng.pdf


Contact Information

Office of Cultural Diversity, Tel. 716-847-2217

Office of Cultural Diversity Staff








Luz Milagros Ramos

Diocesan Director


Diocesan Secretary: TBA

Deacon Miguel Santos

Deacon Alejandro Manunta

Deacon Ronald Walker

What's New


NBCC Congress XII
July 6-9, 2017
Hyatt Regency Orlando
9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819

A Day of Reflection

The Twelfth National Black Catholic Congress will be held in Orlando, Florida from Thursday, July 6, 2017 to Sunday July 9, 2017. The theme is "The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me: act justly, love goodness, and walk humbly with your God." This date may seem far in the future, but we can utilize the days, weeks and months ahead to properly prepare ourselves for Congress XII through A Day of Reflection.

For more information on the Twelfth National Black Catholic Congress please visit the link provided.


V Encuentro Nacional de Pastoral Hispana/Latina

Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center- Grapevine, TX
20-23 de septiembre del 2018 

Vision and theme of a V Encuentro

During the meeting in Baltimore, "missionary discipleship" emerged as a central theme of a V Encuentro. In addition, they defined the spirituality of encuentro and accompaniment as an illustration of the Bible passage of The Road to Emmaus, which ends with the Disciples joyfully walking toward Jerusalem. Moreover, they emphasized the necessity for a continual pastoral conversation that allows the Church, consistent with its missionary nature, to respond with more fidelity and enthusiasm to the Hispanic/Latino presence in parishes and dioceses. The Church will empower the Hispanic/Latino people to live their vocation more fully as joyful missionaries to the whole Church.
For more information please visit the official website for the V Encuentro. 
 Office of Cultural Diversity Calendar of Events 2017