Fr. Bill Sings

Fr. Bill Quinlivan loves music, but first and foremost he is a priest. Ordained to serve God’s people, he enjoys writing and singing music and finds himself sharing thoughts/reflections and witnessing what the grace of the Lord God shows him. Yes, Father Bill sings… but he does funerals, weddings, hears confessions, blesses pets, gives talks… He even wrote this intro!


Fr. Bill Quinlivan

Welcome to my website! I am a Catholic priest in Buffalo, New York who happens to write songs, prayers and books. I’ve recorded 10 CDs worth of music, like to produce homemade music videos and I can make my mother’s recipe for chocolate fudge. (Oh—did I tell you I also used to be a professional comedy writer?)  On this site I have entered the art of the blog. And much of the photography here is mine. My website is simply a way to share some of my creative endeavors.

The Lord is my “boss” for almost 25 years.  Whatever gifts/talents I have come from Him, therefore ALL the glory goes to Him. I simply try to let Him use me while I often find that His ways amuse me. Hope you each have a chance to experience that in your life, to see that we’re all Made to Praise Him… and our calling is Finding My/Our Song.


Fr. Bill Quinlivan


I Call You Brothers

Released November 2019

Jump for Joy!

Released December 2017


Released August 2014 

Mercy Songs / Mercy Prayers

Released February 2012

Lives of Praise

Released June 2009

Priest of Mine

Released September 2008

Blanket of Stars

Released October 2007

Paintbrush in the Green

Released June 2006

Upcoming Events

If you or your church would like to contact Fr. Bill for some ministry (concerts, holy hours, healing masses, etc.) please visit the contact page.

October 3rd-5th, 2020

Divine Mercy Summit

Join Fr. Bill Quinlivan as he performs a concert and gives a talk. This event brings together thousands of people around the globe who have been unable to visit each other, attend Mass, prayer meetings or cenacles, even some who have been prevented from being present at the bedside of their dying family members.


Released October 2014

Made to Praise Him: Finding My Song

Made to Praise Him: Finding My Song invites you into the adventures of a Catholic priest discovering his calling, and the mysterious ways God uses our main interests/passions within a vocation to further His kingdom while enriching our lives. Sprinkled with Irish wit and stories of inspiration, Made to Praise Him is Fr. Bill’s life story/priestly vocation/music ministry story.

Now available as an audiobook!


Released November 2016

Coming Home to Christmas Through Advent

Coming Home to Christmas Through Advent is a series of essays to help people reflect, pray and sing their way through the most joyous seasons, however, for many, difficult days. There are chapters with Advent reflections, a section of original Advent and Christmas prayers and a number of chapters in the Christmas spirit. Fr. Bill is a songwriter as well as a pastor, and music is an important part of his ministry to God’s people. This collection of stories and songs should help people of all faiths, and hopefully even those with little or no particular religion to ponder the meaning and joy of Christmas.


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Christmas Events 2022

Christmas Events 2022

Friday December 2, 6:30 to 7:30 PM Buffalo Holiday Market I’m singing at the Buffalo Holiday Market 223 South Park Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14204 Friday December 9, from 6-8 pm Shop South Buffalo I will be selling books and Christmas CDs at Shop South Buffalo. At The...

Advent Virtual Daily Retreat

Advent Virtual Daily Retreat

Advent Virtual Daily Retreat is an online daily reflection with song and prayer. Advent calls us to slow down, wait and pray. The pandemic challenges us to find peace! Please join me on Facebook or YouTube for some daily prayer, song and stories to connect us...


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