Office for Cultural Diversity


Our Mission


The Office for Cultural Diversity strives to build up the Body of Christ by celebrating its rich diversity, alive and promising, in our Diocese.  In a collaborative spirit, we seek to work with church leaders to bring about the full participation of all cultures in the life and mission of the Church.


“The Church is a beautiful mosaic of cultures, traditions and individuals. To fulfill the gospel of Christ, to live a Christ-like life, Catholics must see Jesus in every culture … in every tradition… in every individual.”

- Bishop Emeritus Matthew H. Clark


Opening Mass with Pope John Paul II at World Youth Day 2002 in Toronto, Canada


Current programs and initiatives include:


  • Asian Ministry
  • Black Ministry 
  • Deaf Ministry
  • Hispanic Ministry
  • Refugee & Migrant Ministry
  • Urban Ministry

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Lynette Saenz

Director of Cultural Diversity

585-328-3228 ext. 1318




Bernard Grizard

Diocesan Director
Parish & Clergy Services

585-328-3228, ext. 1328