Pastoral Services

Office of Cultural Diversity
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.


Office of Sacramental and Family Life

Our mission is to reflect caring, concern and compassionate pastoral presence for family in all dimensions be it traditional families, blended families, single parent families, international families, single persons, those adopted, disabled, those hurting and suffering. 


Office of Worship

The diocesan Office of Worship is dedicated to providing support as well as pastoral and spiritual resources for parish worship. In the spirit of renewal of the Second Vatican Council, it encourages the full, conscious and actualizing participation (interior and exterior) of the people of God at sacred worship (CSL1963, 14; GIRM2002, 3). Our prayer and daily efforts serve the revitalization of parish life in the Holy Spirit, the Comforter, as a new Pentecost for believers and seekers in Western New York.