Cultural Families

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.

Asian Ministry
We, the Asian Catholic Community of the Diocese of Rochester, are a community of communities united by our Catholic faith, Asian culture and traditional values.Read More
Black Ministry
The Black Catholic Community of the Diocese of Rochester strives towards the full participation of Catholics of African descent in the life of the Church and the appreciation of their gifts in worship and evangelization.Read More
Deaf Ministry
We, the Deaf Catholic Community of the Diocese of Rochester, are called by God to celebrate and share our gifts with one another and the entire People of God.Read More
Hispanic Ministry
We, the Hispanic community of the Diocese of Rochester, commit ourselves to proclaim the Good News, to celebrate the Eucharist, and to be protagonists in Church and society.Read More
Refugee Ministry
To enlighten our diocese to the presence and needs of refugees and disseminate information about opportunities available for ministry, outreach, and assistance to refugees.Read More