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Recent Appointments

Updated (8/16/2016)

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

Rev. William J. Quinlivan has been appointed Pastor of Saint Martin of Tours Parish and Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish, Buffalo NY, for a term of six years.  Effective November 4, 2016.

Rev. Jan Trela has been appointed Pastor of Blessed Mary Angela Parish, Dunkirk NY, for a term of six years.  Effective August 16, 2016.

Rev. Mark Itua has been appointed Temporary Adminstrator of Christ Our Hope Parish, French Creek (Clymer) NY, until the appointment of a Pastor or Administrator.  Effective August 16, 2016.

Rev. Romeo Hontiveros has been appointed Administrator of Saint Dominic Parish, Westfield NY. Effective August 16, 2016.

Rev. Lathislaus Benjamin Mariasoosai has been appointed Administrator of Saint Joseph Parish, Holland NY. Effective September 15, 2016.

Rev. Robert J. McTeigue, SJ, has been assigned to the Faculty at Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora NY, with residence at the Canisius Jesuit Community, Buffalo NY.  Effective August 22, 2016.

Rev. Robert W. Zilliox, Jr., has been appointed Pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Bowmansville NY, for a term of six years, while continuing his ministry as Judge on the Diocesan Tribunal.  Effective August 1, 2016.

Sister Lori High, SSMN, has been appointed as Pastoral Administrator of Saint George Parish, West Falls NY, for a term of one year.  Rev. Msgr James E. Wall has been appointed as Sacramental Minister, and Rev. Robert W. Wardenski as the canonical supervisor.   Effective August 1, 2016.

Rev. Angelo M. Chimera has been reappointed Pastor of All Saints Parish, Buffalo NY, for a second term of six years until July 1, 2022.  Effective June 29, 2016.

Rev. Charles E. Slisz has been appointed as the Bishop's Liaison for Retired Priests.  Effective June 1, 2016.

Rev. Mr. Venatius I. Agbasiere has been assigned to diaconal ministry at Saint Pius X Parish, Getzville NY.  Effective June 1, 2016.

Rev. Michael K. Brown has been assigned as Parochial Vicar at Saint Gabriel Parish, Elma NY, for a term of three years.  Effective June 21, 2016.

Rev. Samuel T. Giangreco, Jr., has been assigned as Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Victory Basilica Parish, Lackawanna NY, for a term of three years.  Effective June 21, 2016.

Rev. Michael P. LaMarca has been assigned as Parochial Vicar at Saint John Paul II Parish, Lake View NY, for a term of three years.  Effective June 21, 2016.

Rev. Joseph Walter has been appointed Pastor of Saint Joseph Parish, Fredonia NY, and Saint Anthony Parish, Fredonia NY, for a term of six years.  Effective July 31, 2016.

Rev. Suresh Yamarthy has been assigned as Parochial Vicar at Saint Christopher Parish, Tonawanda NY, for a term of three years.  Effective June 1, 2016.

Rev. Robert Pecoraro, SJ, has been assigned to the Spiritual Formation Team at Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora NY, for a term of one year.  Effective June 1, 2016.

Rev. Frederick G. Betti, SJ, has been assigned as Parochial Vicar at Saint Michael Parish, Buffalo NY. Effective July 31, 2016.

Rev. Walter Grabowski has been reappointed Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Eden NY, and Holy Spirit Parish, North Collins NY, for a second term of six years until April 23, 2022.  Effective April 22, 2016.

Rev. Jan Trela has been incardinated into the Diocese of Buffalo and appointed Pastor of Christ Our Hope Parish, French Creek (Clymer) NY, for a term of six years.  Effective April 7, 2016.

Rev. Raymond G. Corbin has been reappointed Pastor of Infant of Prague Parish, Cheektowaga NY, for a second term of six years until October 30, 2021.  Effective February 11, 2016.

Rev. George Belgarde, SJ, has been assigned as Parochial Vicar at Saint Michael Parish, Buffalo NY.  Effective February 5, 2016.

Rev. Mariusz Dymek, OSPPE, has been appointed to the additional responsibility of Vicar Forane for the Southeast Buffalo Vicariate for a term of three years.  Effective January 26, 2016.

Rev. Bryan J. Zielenieski has been appointed Administrator of Our Lady of Charity Parish, Buffalo NY, for a term of six years.  Effective February 1, 2016.

Rev. Msgr. Peter J. Popadick has been reappointed Pastor of Saint Aloysius Gonzaga Parish, Cheektowaga NY, for a fourth term of six years until November 19, 2021.  Effective January 25, 2016.

Rev. David D. Baker has been appointed Pastor of Saint Teresa of Avila Parish, Akron NY, for a term of six years.  Effective January 13, 2016.

Rev. Sean Paul Fleming has been assigned as Parochial Vicar at Saint Amelia Parish, Tonawanda NY, for a term of three years.  Effective February 1, 2016.

Rev. Victor Ibhawa has been assigned as Parochial Vicar at Saint Vincent de Paul Parish, Niagara Falls NY, for a term of three years.  Effective January 11, 2016.

Rev. Daniel F. Fiebelkorn has been reappointed Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Silver Creek NY, for a second term of six years until October 8, 2021.  Effective December 16, 2015.

Rev. Darrell G. Duffy has been reappointed Pastor of Saint James Parish, Jamestown NY, for a second term of six years until November 30, 2021.  Effective December 16, 2015.

Rev. Daniel P. Walsh has been appointed Pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, Dunkirk NY, for a term of six years.  Effective November 17, 2015.

Rev. Jay W. McGinnis has been appointed Pastor of Saint Pius X Parish, Getzville NY, for a term of six years.  Effective November 2, 2015.

Rev. Gregory M. Faulhaber has been appointed Pastor of Queen of Heaven Parish, West Seneca NY, for a term of six years.  Effective December 1, 2015.

Rev. John E. Stanton has been appointed Administrator of Saint John XXIII Parish, West Seneca NY, for a term of three years. Effective December 7, 2015.