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Recent Appointments

Updated! (06/25/2014)

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

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.

Rev. Lawrence F. Cobel has been reappointed Pastor of Saint Aloysius Parish, Springville NY, and Saint John the Baptist Parish, West Valley NY, for a second term of six years.  Effective March 18, 2014.

Rev. Joseph A. Fiore has been reappointed Pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Darien Center and Bennington Center NY, for a fourth term of six years.  Effective March 18, 2014.

Deacon Timothy E. Chriswell has been assigned to Diaconal Ministry at Our Lady of Peace Parish, Clarence NY, while continuing his ministry of charity with the Diocesan Committee on Scouting.  Effective March 18, 2014.

Deacon Neal M. Linnan continues his Diaconal Ministry at Blessed John Paul II Parish, Lakeview NY full time. He has been relieved of his responsibilities at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.  Effective March 18, 2014.

Rev. Robert Marino has been appointed Pastor of Saint Philomena Parish, Franklinville NY, for a term of six years.  Effective February 27, 2014.

Rev. Leon J. Biernat has been appointed Pastor of Saint Gregory the Great Parish, Williamsville NY, for a term of six years.  Effective February 3, 2014.

Deacon John H. Hendricks has been assigned to Diaconal Ministry at Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Depew NY. Effective January 9, 2014.

Rev. Joseph C. Gatto has been appointed as a full time faculty member at Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora NY. Effective January 1, 2014. He has also been appointed Rector of Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora NY, for a term of six years.  Effective June 1, 2014.

Rev. Joseph Thien Nguyen has been appointed as Parochial Vicar at Saint Andrew the Apostle Parish, Kenmore NY, for a term of three years.  Effective January 13, 2014.

Deacon John D. Leardon has been appointed as Director of the Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of Buffalo for a term of three years.  Effective January 6, 2014.

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