Diocesan Purchasing Division

Shelley Pacillo, Purchsing Manager
Phone:  716-847-8707  Fax:  716-847-8702

Established in 1948, the Diocesan Purchasing Divsion (DPD) is charged with consolidating the purchasing efforts for all Catholic institutions of the Diocese of Buffalo in order to obtain the best value on goods and servcies.  DPD allows the diocese to realize the following advantages: 

  • Relieves pastors and administrators of the burden of "shopping".
  • Allows the diocese to be part of a national organization, Catholic Purchasing Services, Inc., that negotiates major contracts for the entire country.
  • Through a consolidated purchasing effort, the diocese has more strength regarding pricing, repairs, returns and more.

In addition to overseeing the purchasing needs of the diocese, DPD also operates the Catholic Union Store.  The Catholic Union Store caters specifically to customers of churchware and religious goods.

The Diocesan Purchasing Division is a partner with Catholic Purchasing Services.  To visit the CPS web site to buy or shop for prices, click on their logo, below:

Business Administration - Best Parish Practices: Purchasing (password-protected)