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Updated (05/26/2017)

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

The Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, Bishop of Buffalo, has made the following appointments:

Rev. Romulo T. Montero has been assigned as Parochial Vicar at Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Tonawanda NY.  Effective May 18, 2017

Rev. John W. Adams has been appointed as the  Associate Director of Priestly Formation and Associate Professor in Pastoral Theology at Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora NY, with residence there.  Effective June 19, 2017.

Rev. Daniel J. Serbicki has been appointed Pastor of Saint Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Corfu NY for a term of six years.  Effective June 19, 2017.

Rev. Charles E. Slisz has been appointed Rector of Saint Joseph Cathedral, Buffalo NY, for a term of six years. Effective July 1, 2017.

Rev. David I. Richards has been appointed Administrator of Our Lady of Pompeii Parish, Lancaster NY. Effective June 1, 2017.

Rev. Michael H. Burzynski has been appointed to the additional responsibility of Administrator of Saint John Kanty Parish, Buffalo NY. Effective May 12, 2017.

Rev. Augustine M. Ayaga has been assigned as a Parochial Vicar of the Campus Ministry Parish as Campus Minister at Villa Maria College, Cheektowaga NY, with residence at Saint Augustine Parish, Clarence Center NY. Effective April 10, 2017.

Deacon William J. Walkowiak has been assigned to a new Ministry of Charity at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo NY.  Effective April 12, 2017.

Deacon Daniel U. Golinski has been assigned to a new Ministry of Charity as Vocations and Training Chairman for the Boy Scouts.  Effective April 12, 2017.

Rev. Mitch Byeck has been officially incardinated into the Diocese of Buffalo. He remains the Pastor of Epiphany Parish, Langford NY, and Vicar Forane for the Tri-County Vicariate. Effective March 27, 2017.

Deacon Brian C. Walkowiak has been assigned to diaconal ministry at Infant of Prague Parish, Cheektowaga NY, with a Minstry of Charity at Wyoming Correctional Facility.  Effective April 1, 2017.

Deacon Joseph A. Pasquella has been assigned to diaconal ministry at Immaculate Conception Parish, Wellsville NY.  Effective April 24, 2017.

Deacon David H. Harvey has been assigned to diaconal ministry at Immaculate Conception Parish,Wellsville NY.  Effective January 19, 2017.

Deacon Thaddeus V. Pijacki has been assigned to diaconal ministry at Saint Benedict Parish, Eggertsville NY, while continuing a Ministry of Charity at the Cloisters Assisted Living Facility in Warsaw NY.  Effective January 21, 2017.

Rev. Edward F. Jost, Jr., has been appointed Pastor of Saint Mary of the Lake Parish, Hamburg NY, for a term of six years.  Effective January 1, 2017.

Rev. Darrell G. Duffy has been appointed to the additional responsibility of Vicar Forane for the Chautauqua Vicariate for a term of three years, while continuing as Pastor of Saint James Parish, Jamestown NY.  Effective December 5, 2016.

Rev. Matt M. Nycz has been appointed Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Kenmore NY, for a term of six years.  Effective December 15, 2016.

Rev. Gary J. Szczepankiewicz has been reappointed Pastor of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, North Tonawanda NY, for a second term of six years until November 25, 2022.  Effective November 25, 2016.

Rev. Msgr. Joseph J. Sicari has been appointed Adminstrator of Saint Anthony of Padua Parish, Buffalo NY.  Effective November 26, 2016.

Rev. William J. Quinlivan has been appointed to the additional responsibility as  Canonical Administrator of Notre Dame Academy, Buffalo NY, while continuing as Pastor of Saint Martin of Tours Parish and Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish, Buffalo NY, for a term of six years.  Effective November 4, 2016.

Deacon William J. Hynes, Jr. has been assigned to the Office of Evangelization and Parish Life.  Effective November 27, 2016.

Deacon Samuel G. Puleo has been assigned to diaconal ministry at Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Orchard Park NY.  Effective October 13, 2016.

Deacon Paul C. Kulczyk has been assigned to a new Ministry of Charity as Chaplain at the Wende Correctional Facility in Alden NY, while continuing his diaconal ministry at Saint Padre Pio Parish in Oakfield NY.  Effective October 13, 2016.

Deacon H. Wilson Johnson has been assigned to diaconal ministry at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Bowmansville NY, with a continuing Ministry of Charity at Canisius College Campus Ministry.  Effective October 15, 2016.

Rev. Joseph S. Rogliano has been reappointed Pastor of Saint Mark Parish, Buffalo NY, and Saint Rose of Lima Parish, Buffalo NY, for a second term of six years until March 19, 2022.  Effective October 11, 2016.

Rev. Mark J. Noonan has been reappointed Pastor of Saint Mary Parish, Holly NY, and Saint Mark Parish, Kendall NY, for a second term of six years until August 27, 2022.  Effective October 24 2016.

Deacon Gary P. Andelora has been assigned to a new Ministry of Charity as Campus Minister at Canisius College, Buffalo NY.  Effective October 17, 2016.

Deacon Mark J. Hooper has been assigned to diaconal ministry at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Orchard Park NY, while continuing his Ministry of Charity at Operation Good Neighbors Food Pantry.  Effective October 30, 2016.

Rev. Msgr. Robert E. Zapfel has been reappointed as the Bishop's Representative for Health Care for the Diocese of Buffalo which includes membershiop on the Catholic Health Care Council Executive Committee of the New York State Catholic Conference.  Effective September 26, 2016.

Rev. John J. Arogyasami has been appointed Temporary Adminstrator of Saint John Parish, Olean NY, until the appointment of a Pastor or Administrator.  Effective October 1, 2016.