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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 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.


November 2017




Coming Events:


CMG Annual Guild Dinner

Friday, January 19, 2018

6:00 pm

Bobby J's Italian American Grille

204 Como Park Blvd.

Ckeektowaga, NY

(Call Michael Houser at 602-3489 to reserve.)


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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