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Recent Appointments

Updated! (11/05/2014)

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

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.

Rev. Johnson Machado has been appointed Temporary Administrator of Saint John Neumann Parish, Strykersville NY. Effective September 1, 2014.

Rev. Innocent Onwukwe Diala has been appointed Administrator of Mary Immaculate Parish, East Bethany and Pavilion NY, for a term of five years. Effective July 16, 2014.

Rev. John Staak, OMI, has been appointed as a full time faculty member and a member of the Formation Team at Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora NY. Effective June 17, 2014.

Deacon Paul H. Bork has been assigned to diaconal ministry at Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Tonawanda NY, and a Ministry of Charity at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, Buffalo NY, for a term of three years.  Effective June 14, 2014.

Deacon Charles D. Esposito has been assigned to diaconal ministry at Saints Peter and Paul Parish, Williamsville NY, and a Ministry of Charity at the Millard Filmore Suburban Hospital, Williamsville NY, for a term of three years.  Effective June 14, 2014.

Deacon Michael J. Ficorilli has been assigned to diaconal ministry at Saint Andrew Parish, Kenmore NY, and a Ministry of Charity at Catholic Charities for a term of three years.  Effective June 14, 2014.

Deacon Jeffrey D. Forster has been assigned to diaconal ministry at Saint Aloysius Parish, Springville NY, and a Ministry of Charity at Love in the Name of Christ (Love INC), Springville NY, for a term of three years.  Effective June 14, 2014.

Deacon Paul C. Kulczyk has been assigned to diaconal ministry at Saint Padre Pio Parish, Oakfield NY, and a Ministry of Charity at Brothers of Mercy, Clarence NY, for a term of three years.  Effective June 14, 2014.

Deacon Steven R. Schumer has been assigned to diaconal ministry at Saint Bernadette Parish, Orchard Park NY, and a Ministry of Charity at Catholic Charities for a term of three years.  Effective June 14, 2014.

Deacon Daniel J. Tyler has been assigned to diaconal ministry at Sacred Heart Parish, Lakewood NY, and a Ministry of Charity at the Chautauqua County Jail, Mayville NY, for a term of three years.  Effective June 14, 2014.

Deacon James R. Waggoner has been assigned to diaconal ministry at Saint John the Baptist Parish, Kenmore NY, and a Ministry of Charity at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Kenmore NY, for a term of three years.  Effective June 14, 2014.

Rev. John W. Adams has been assigned as Parochial Vicar at Saints Peter and Paul Parish, Hamburg NY, for a term of three years.  Effective July 1, 2014.

Rev. Bryan J. Zielenieski has been assigned as Parochial Vicar at Saint Christopher Parish, Tonawanda NY, for a term of three years.  Effective July 1, 2014.

Rev. Steven A. Jekielek has been assigned as Parochial Vicar at Saint Gregory the Great Parish, Williamsville NY, for a term of three years.  Effective July 1, 2014.

Rev. David I. Richards has been assigned as Parochial Vicar at Queen of Heaven Parish, West Seneca NY, for a term of three years.  Effective July 8, 2014.

Rev. Daniel J. Serbicki has been assigned as Parochial Vicar at Immaculate Conception Parish, Wellsville NY, for a term of three years.  Effective July 7, 2014.

Rev. Thomas J. Roman has been assigned as Parochial Vicar at Saint Stephen Parish, Grand Island NY, for a term of three years.  Effective July 1, 2014.

Rev. Msgr. Richard W. Siepka has been appointed as a full time faculty member at Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora NY, for a term of three years. Effective July 1, 2014.

Rev. Peter J. Drilling has been appointed as Rector of Saint Joseph Cathedral, Buffalo NY. Effective November 29, 2014.

Rev. Karl E. Loeb has been appointed Pastor of Saint Vincent de Paul Parish, Springbrook NY, for a term of six years. Effective May 27, 2014.

Rev. Dennis A. Fronczak has been appointed Pastor of Our Lady of Pompeii Parish, Lancaster NY, for a term of six years. Effective June 9, 2014.

Rev. Mitch Byeck, OMI, has been appointed Pastor of Epiphany of Our Lord Parish, Langford NY.  Effective May 15, 2014.

Rev. Quilin Bouzi, OMI, has been appointed Pastor of Holy Angels Parish, Holy Cross Parish, and Our Lady of Hope Parish, Buffalo NY.  Effective May 15, 2014.

Rev. David Munoz, OMI, has been assigned as Parochial Vicar at Holy Angels Parish, Holy Cross Parish, and Our Lady of Hope Parish, Buffalo NY.  Effective May 15, 2014.

Rev. Humphrey Milimo, OMI, has been assigned as Parochial Vicar at Holy Angels Parish, Holy Cross Parish, and Our Lady of Hope Parish, Buffalo NY.  Effective May 15, 2014.

Rev. Peter Hai Nguyen has been appointed Administrator of Coronation Parish, Buffalo NY, for a term of six years.  Effective May 15, 2014.

Rev. Robert J. Schober has been appointed Chaplain at Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Kenmore NY, with residence at Saint Andrew Parish, Kenmore NY, for a term of six years.  Effective May 6, 2014.

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