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Recent Appointments

Updated! (03/27/2014)

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

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.

Rev. Dennis A. Fronczak has been reappointed Pastor of Saint Joseph Parish, Holland NY, for a third term of six years.  Effective January 10, 2014.

Rev. James M. Fee, OMI, has been appointed to the additional responsibility of Pastor of Holy Cross Parish, Buffalo NY, while continuing as Pastor of Holy Angels Parish, Buffalo NY.  Effective January 15, 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.

Deacon Timothy J. Maloney has been assigned to Diaconal Ministry at Blessed John XXIII Parish, West Seneca NY, while continuing his ministry at Wende Correctional Facility.  Effective November 1, 2013.

Rev. Mr. John W. Adams has been assigned to Diaconal Ministry at Resurrection Parish, Cheektowaga NY, while completing his studies at Christ the King Seminary.  Effective October 25, 2013.

Rev. Mr. Bryan J. Zielenieski has been assigned to Diaconal Ministry at Saints Peter & Paul Parish, Hamburg NY, while completing his studies at Christ the King Seminary.  Effective October 25, 2013.

Deacon Frank S. Kedzielawa has been assigned to Diaconal Ministry at Saint Stephen Parish, Grand Island NY, and the Refugee Resettlement Department at Catholic Charities.  Effective October 25, 2013.

Rev. Dennis J. Mancuso has been reappointed Pastor of Saint Patrick Parish, Belfast NY, Saint Patrick Parish, Fillmore NY, for a second term of six years, and appointed Pastor of Our Lady of the Angels, Cuba NY and Saint Mark Oratory, Rushford NY for a term of six years.  Effective October 24, 2013.

Rev. Robert M. Yetter has been reappointed Pastor of Saint Mary Parish, Swormville NY, for a fourth term of six years.  Effective October 24, 2013.

Rev. Adolph M. Kowalczyk has been reappointed Pastor of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Orchard Park NY, for a second term of six years.  Effective October 23, 2013.

Rev. Eugene P. Ulrich has been reappointed Pastor of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Elma NY, for a second term of six years.  Effective October 23, 2013.

Rev. James M. Monaco has been reappointed Pastor of Saint Katharine Drexel Parish, Buffalo NY, for a second term of six years.  Effective October 23, 2013.

Rev. Dawid Krzeszowski has been appointed as Parochial Vicar at Saint John the Baptist Parish, Kenmore NY, for a term of three years.  Effective October 1, 2013.

Rev. James R. Bastian has been appointed Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Ransomville NY, for a term of six years.  Effective October 1, 2013.

Deacon David R. Velasquez has been assigned to Diaconal Ministry at Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Tonawanda NY.  Effective October 15, 2013.

Rev. James C. Croglio has been appointed to the additional responsibility of Vicar for Priests for a term of six years.  Effective September 1, 2013.

Rev. Michael G. Uebler has been appointed to the additional responsibility of Coordinator of the Priests' Personnel Board for a term of five years.  Effective August 1, 2013.

Rev. Young Su Kim has been appointed Administrator of the Saint Andrew Kim Korean Catholic Community, Tonawanda NY.  Effective September 23, 2013.

Rev. Jan Trela has been appointed Administrator of Christ Our Hope Parish, Clymer NY, for a term of four years.  Effective September 9, 2013.

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