Recent Appointments

Updated (10/29/2018)

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. Bryan Zielenieski has been appointed Pastor of Our Lady of Charity Parish, Buffalo for a term of six years. Effective November 1, 2018.

Rev. Paul Ladda has been appointed Parochial Vicar of St. John Gualbert Parish, Cheektowaga and St. John Kanty Parish, Buffalo for a term of three years. Effective October 9, 2018.

Rev. Bryan Zielenieski has been appointed Vicar Forane for the Vicariate of Southeast Buffalo for a term of three years. Effective September 24, 2018.

Rev. Jozef Dudzik has been reappointed Pastor of St. Brendan on the Lake Parish, Newfane for a second term of six years. Effective September 24, 2018.

Rev. Robert J. Orlowski has been reappointed Pastor of Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish, Blasdell for a second term of six years. Effective September 24, 2018.

Rev. Patrick T. O'Keefe has been reapponted Parochial Vicar of SS. Peter & Paul Parish, Hamburg for a third term of three years. Effective October 1, 2018.

Rev. Dominik Jezierski has been appointed Temporary Administrator of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Bowmansville. Effective September 17, 2018.

Rev. Peter Ekanem has been appointed Administrator of St. Martin de Porres Parish, Buffalo. Effective September 25, 2018.

Rev. Christopher Okoli has been appointed Administrator of St. Lawrence Parish, Buffalo. Effective September 25, 2018.

Rev. Andrew R. Lauricella has been appointed Director of Seminarians for the Diocese of Buffalo. This appointment runs co-terminus with his previous appointment as Diocesan Vocation Director. Effective immediately.

Rev. Michael P. LaMarca has been appointed Temporary Administrator of St. John Paul II Parish, Lake View. Effective September 10, 2018.

Rev. Robert W. Zilliox, Jr. has been appointed Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Swormville for a term of six years. Effective September 13, 2018.

Rev. James Vacco, OFM has been appointed Vicar Forane of the Southern Cattaraugus Vicariate. Effective immediately.

Rev. Peter J. Karalus has been appointed Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of the Diocese of Buffalo. Effective September 10, 2018.