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Welcome to the Buffalo Chapter of the National Association of Pastoral Musicians website. We are known as the Church Musicians' Guild in the Diocese of Buffalo. The Guild fosters the art of musical liturgy, and its members serve the Catholic Church as musicians, clergy, liturgists, and other leaders of prayer. Welcome to our community of music.

Latest News:

Fr. Ricky Manalo to Present at 2017 CMG Convocation


The 2017 CMG Convocation will be held on November 3 & 4 at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora. The presenter will be Rev. Ricky Manalo, CSP, Ph.D., a Paulist priest and a liturgical composer. He studied composition and piano at the Manhattan School of Music, theology at the Washington Theological Union, and liturgy, culture, and sociology at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU), Berkeley, CA. Fr. Manalo's music is published chiefly by Oregon Catholic Press. Some of his best known hymns include: Beyond the Days; In These Days of Lenten Journey; Spirit and Grace; With One Voice; Worthy Is the Lamb; and the Mass of Spirit and Grace.

Fr. Manalo is also known for pioneering and popularizing Asian Catholic liturgical music in the United States, and his music has been sung during papal Masses of John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis.

A detailed schedule of the convocation and a registration form can be found on our Convocation page.


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Coming Events:


CMG Convocation

November 3&4, 2017

Christ the King Seminary

East Aurora, NY


Many more events are listed on our News & Events page!

Special features!

See A Message from the Diocesan Director of Music on the Resources page.


Check out the latest essay by Chapter Director Bill Fay on our Commentaries page.

Check out our Resources page for links to music samples, church documents, music publishers, liturgy planners and more!

Our Music Programs page will offer samples of various music programs around our diocese that members may use as an aid in planning their own programs. Check out the latest posting from the 2014 Chrism Mass at St. Joseph's Cathedral.

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