Office of Pastoral Resources and Planning

1-800-388-7177 (toll-free)

Michael Sauter
Diocesan Director
Department of Pastoral Services
585-328-3228, ext. 1337
[email protected]



Our Pastoral Resources and Planning group serves as a resource for parishes, schools, and other diocesan entities.

The office focuses on five key areas when working with parishes and deaneries:

  1. Participation in Sacraments
  2. Ministerial responsibilities, including responsibilities beyond the parish
  3. Shifts in available ordained and lay personnel
  4. Fiscal responsibilities
  5. Impending infrastructure needs

For more information, go to

For our Interactive Map, click here.

For our Spiritual Gifts Assessment, click here.

For Resources and Reports about the diocese, click here.