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Recent Appointments

Updated (6/25/2019)

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. 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.

Rev. Thomas M. Mahoney has been appointed Administrator of St. Peter Parish, Lewiston and Youngstown. Effective June 10, 2019.

Rev. Lukasz Kopala has been given the additional responsibility as Temporary Administrator of Holy Name of Mary Parish, Ellicottville. Effective June 10, 2019.

Rev. James D. Ciupek has been appointed Vicar Forane of Southern Erie Vicariate for a term of three years. Effective June 1, 2019.

Rev. Daniel J. Serbicki has been appointed Vicar Forane of Genesee-Wyoming Vicariate for a term of three years. Effective May 6, 2019.

Rev. James W. Hartwell has been appointed Vicar Forane of Allegany Vicariate for a term of three years. Effective May 6, 2019.

Rev. Timothy J. Koester has been appointed Pastor of Most Precious Blood Parish, Angola for a term of six years. Effective June 10, 2019.

Rev. James C. O'Connor has been appointed Priest Moderator, in addition to his role as Sacramental Minister, of St. Andrew Parish, Sloan for a term of three years. Effective May 1, 2019.

Rev. Robert L. Gebhard has been appointed to the staff of Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora. Effective April 29, 2019.

Deacon John J. Wlos has been appointed Temporary Administrator of SS. Peter & Paul Parish, Hamburg. Effective April 25, 2019.

Deacon Michael T. Dulak has been appointed Temporary Administrator of Our Mother of Good Counsel, Blasdell. Effective April 25, 2019.

Rev. Msgr. David G. LiPuma has been appointed Pastor of Our Lady of Victory Parish, Rector of Our Lady of Victory Basilica, and President of Our Lady of Victory Institutions, Lackawanna. Effective June 1, 2019.