Office of Cultural Diversity

Catholic Center - Diocese of Buffalo
795 Main Street. Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: 716-847-2212 | 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 build 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.

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Contact Information

Pastoral Ministries/Office of Cultural Diversity | 716-847-2212 |

Office of Cultural Diversity Staff








 Diocesan Administrative Assistant: Yoharis Montanez


Diocesan Director: Cheryl Calire


Deacon Miguel Santos

Deacon Alejandro Manunta

Deacon Ronald Walker

What's New:


First Diversity Celebration Dinner Dance 

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have rescheduled the celebration to:

Friday, September 10, 2021, at Samuel's Grande Manor at 6:30 P.M. Cost, is $35.00 per person.

To order tickets please call (716) 847-2212 or send an email to or fill out the ticket order form attached below and drop it off or mail it out to us at 795 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14203

If you are interested in sponsoring, please click on the sponsor letter below, fill out the form provided and drop off/mail it out to the Diocese at the address above.

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