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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:

CMG Workshop on Choral Singing to be Presented February 6

A Choral Workshop featuring presenter Adam Luebke will be held on Tuesday, February 6 at 7 PM. at St. John XXII Church in West Seneca. Co-sponsored with the Buffalo Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, the topic of the workshop will be "Singing in Style: Empowering Versatile Musicians."


Diocesan Choral Festival Planned

Plans are underway for a wonderful afternoon of choral music under the direction of Frank Scinta. Please save the date of Sunday, March 11 for the rehearsal and concert at Saint Louis Church. The program will be a combination of individual choir performances with a finale of music for all singers. Mary Weimer and Heather Lovelace are co-chairs of this event.


November 2017




Fr. Ricky Manalo Inspires Guild Members at 2017 Convocation


The 2017 CMG Convocation was held on November 3 & 4 at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora. The featured presenter was Rev. Ricky Manalo, CSP, Ph.D., a Paulist priest and a liturgical composer.

Fr. Manalo spoke on the topics: "Bearing Gifts Among Us: International Ministers and Parish Life Today" and "Come to the Feast: Nourishing the Assembly, Nourishing our Souls". Included in the Convocation were breakout sessions for choir, cantor, piano and guitar. Friday evening featured a beautiful concert by Fr. Ricky with the Our Lady of Hope Youth Choir under the direction of Jennifer Serniuk.

See more pictures of the event on our Convocation page.

Coming Events:


CMG Workshop with Adam Luebke

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

7:00 pm

St. John XXIII Church

1 Arcade Street

West Seneca, NY

(Click here for directions)


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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