Cultural Ministries

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