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Recent Appointments

Updated (8/22/2019)

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. Bernard U. Nowak has been appointed the additional responsibility of Temporary Administrator of Holy Trinity Parish, Medina and Middleport. Effective August 19, 2019.

Rev. Martin F. Gallagher has been appointed Temporary Administrator of St. Stephen Parish, Grand Island. Effective August 15, 2019.

Rev. Cole T. Webster has been appointed Temporary Administrator of St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parish, Cheektowaga. Effective August 15, 2019.

Msgr. David G. LiPuma has been appointed the additional responsibility of Administrator of St. Anthony Parish, Lackawanna. Effective August 8, 2019.

Rev. Emil P. Swiatek has been appointed Temporary Administrator of Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, Cheektowaga. Effective August 7, 2019.

Rev. Daniel J. Fawls has been appointed Pastor of St. Aloysius Parish, Springville and St. John the Baptist Parish, West Valley for a term of six years. Effective. August 1, 2019.

Rev. Piotr Zaczynski has been reappointed Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Lakewood for a term of six years. Effective July 1, 2019.

Rev. Eugene P. Ulrich has been reappointed Pastor of the Church of the Annunciation, Elma for a term of six years. Effective July 1, 2019. 

Rev. Lukasz Kopala has been appointed Administrator of Holy Name of Mary Parish, Ellicottville. Effective July 15, 2019.

Rev. Daniel E. Ogbeifun has been reappointed Parochial Vicar of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Harris Hill for a term of one year. Effective June 10, 2019.

Rev. Adolph M. Kowalczyk has been reappointed Pastor of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Orchard Park for a term of six years. Effective June 3, 2019.

Rev. Johnson Machado has been appointed Pastor of St. John Neumann Parish in Strykersville for a term of six years. Effective June 15, 2019.

Rev. Robert A. Contarin has been appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Mark and St. Rose of Lima Parishes, Buffalo for a term of three years. Effective June 17, 2019.

Rev. Moses O. Ikuelogbon has been appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Gregory the Great Parish, Williamsville for a term of three years. Effective June 17, 2019.

Rev. Aaron F. Kulczyk has been appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Gabriel Parish, Elma for a term of three years. Effective June 17, 2019.

Rev. Robert J. Owczarczak has been appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Bernadette Parish, Orchard Park for a term of three years. Effective June 17, 2019.

Rev. Mario Racho has been appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Lancaster for a term of three years. Effective June 17, 2019.

Rev. Patryk G. Sobczyk has been appointed Parochial Vicar of Holy Family Parish, Albion for a term of three years. Effective June 17, 2019.

Rev. Justin J. Steeg has been appointed Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Lackawanna for a term of three years. Effective June 17, 2019.

Rev. Donald R. Watkins has been appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph Cathedral, Buffalo for a term of three years. Effective June 17, 2019.