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Recent Appointments

Updated! (4/7/2015)

The most recent appointments appear at the top of the list.

Rev. James W. Kirkpatrick has been appointed Pastor of Saint Jude the Apostle Parish, North Tonawanda NY, for a term of six years. Effective April 12, 2015.

Rev. Michael Czyzewski, OSPPE, has been appointed Administrator of Corpus Christi Parish, Buffalo NY. Effective April 19, 2015.

Rev. Marius Dymek, OSPPE, has been appointed Pastor of Saint Stanislaus Parish, Buffalo NY. Effective April 12, 2015.

Rev. Thaddeus M. Bocianowski has been appointed Temporary Adminstrator of Saint Padre Pio Parish, Oakfield NY. Effective April 12, 2015, 2015.

Deacon David R. Velasquez has been appointed as Temporary Pastoral Administrator of Saint Anthony Parish, Lackawanna NY.  Effective March 7, 2015.

Deacon Richard F. Mackiewicz has been appointed as Temporary Pastoral Administrator of Saint John Kanty Parish, Buffalo NY.  Effective March 7, 2015.

Rev. David J. Borowiak has been reappointed Pastor of Saint Philip the Apostle Parish, Cheektowaga NY, for a second term of six years until November 30, 2020.  Effective March 11, 2015.

Rev. Walter J. Szczesny has been appointed Pastor of All Saints Parish, Lockport NY, for a term of six years. Effective March 16, 2015.

Rev. Jozef Dudzik has been appointed to the additional responsibility of Canonical Administrator of DeSales Catholic School, Lockport NY, for a term of three years.  Effective March 2, 2015.

Rev. Richard M. Poblocki has been reappointed Pastor of Saint Josaphat Parish, Cheektowaga NY, for a second term of six years to December 31, 2020.  Effective March 5, 2015.

Rev. Dennis F. Fronckowiak has been reappointed Pastor of Saint Timothy Parish, Tonawanda NY, for a second term of six years to August 31, 2020.  Effective March 5, 2015.

Rev. Daniel J. Fawls has been reappointed Pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, Medina NY, for a second term of six years until September 9, 2020.  Effective March 5, 2015.

Rev. Jay W. McGinnis has been appointed Administrator of Saint Pius X Parish, Getzville NY. Effective February 12, 2015.

Rev. Joseph E. Vatter has been appointed Pastor of Saint Paul Parish, Kenmore NY, for a term of six years. Effective February 12, 2015.

Rev Johnson Machado has been appointed Administrator of Saint John Neumann Parish, Strykersville NY, for a term of five years.  Effective January 5, 2015.

Deacon David E. Clabeaux has been appointed as Pastoral Administrator of Saint Andrew Parish, Sloan NY.  Effective January 2, 2015.

Rev. Robert A. Wozniak has been assigned full time to the Formation Faculty at Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora NY, for a term of three years.  Effective January 1, 2015.

Rev. James W. Fliss has been reappointed Pastor of Saint Anthony Parish, Farnham NY, for a fourth term of six years.  Effective December 31, 2014.

Rev. Marcin Porada has been assigned as Parochial Vicar at Saint John Gualbert Parish, Cheektowaga NY, for a term of three years.  Effective November 8, 2014.

Deacon Daniel U. Golinski has been assigned to diaconal ministry at Saint John Gualbert Parish, Cheektowaga NY.  Effective November 15, 2014.

Deacon Terry P. Harter has been assigned to diaconal ministry at Saint Andrew Parish, Kenmore NY.  Effective November 8, 2014.

Rev. John E. Kelly has been appointed Pastor of Saint Joseph Parish, Holland NY, for a term of six years. Effective November 5, 2014.

Rev. James B. Cunningham has been appointed to the additional responsibility of Vicar Forane for the Southeast Buffalo Vicariate for a term of three years.  Effective October 20, 2014.

Rev. George Devanapalle has been appointed Administrator of Saints Joachim and Anne Parish, Attica NY, for a term of five years. Effective January 1, 2015.

Rev. Ivan R. Trujillo has been reappointed Pastor of Resurrection Parish, Batavia NY, for a second term of six years.  Effective September 30, 2014.

Rev. James A. Waite has been reappointed Pastor of Saint John the Baptist Parish, Lockport NY, for a second term of six years.  Effective September 30, 2014.

Rev. Joseph P. Janaczek has been reappointed Pastor of Our Lady of Loreto Parish, Falconer NY, and Saint Patrick Parish, Randolf NY, for a second term of six years.  Effective September 30, 2014.

Rev. Duane R. Klizek has been reappointed Pastor of Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph Parish, Niagara Falls NY, for a second term of six years.  Effective September 30, 2014.

Deacon Joseph A. Pasquella has been assigned to diaconal ministry at Our Lady of the Angels, Cuba NY, Saint Patrick Parish, Fillmore NY, Saint Patrick Parish, Belfast NY, and Saint Mark Oratory, Rushford NY, and a Ministry of Charity at Cuba Memorial Hospital and Absolute Care of Houghton.  Effective December 1, 2014.

Rev. Mitch Byeck, OMI, has been appointed to the additional responsibility of Vicar Forane for the Tri-County Vicariate for a term of three years.  Effective September 22, 2014.

Rev. James W. Kirkpatrick has been appointed to the additional responsibility of Vicar Forane for the Genesee-Wyoming Vicariate for a term of three years.  Effective September 22, 2014.

Rev. Ross Syracuse, OFM Conv., has been appointed to the additional responsibility of Police Chaplain for the Buffalo Police Department.  Effective October 3, 2014.

Deacon Jeffrey Forster has been appointed as the Canonical Administrator of Saint Aloysius School in Springville NY.  Effective August 21, 2014.

Rev. Matthew J. Zirnheld has been appointed Pastor of Saint Andrew Parish, Kenmore NY, for a term of six years. Effective September 1, 2014.

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