Events

Recent Appointments

Updated (12/06/2016)

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

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 Thaddeus V. Pijacki has been assigned to a new Ministry of Charity at the Cloisters Assisted Living Facility in Warsaw NY, while continuing his diaconal ministry at Saints Joachim and Anne Parish in Attica 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.

Rev. Mr. Robert I. Agbo has assigned to diaconal ministry at Immaculate Conception Parish, East Aurora NY, with continuing studies at Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora NY.  Effective September 17, 2016.

Rev. Mr. Martin F. Gallagher has assigned to diaconal ministry at Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Orchard Park NY, with continuing studies at Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora NY.  Effective September 17, 2016.

Deacon John E. Steiner, Jr., has assigned to diaconal ministry at Saint Christopher Parish, Tonawanda NY, with a work of charity at DeGraff Memorial Hospital, North Tonawanda NY.  Effective September 17, 2016.

Rev. Mr. Luke P. Uebler, II, has assigned to diaconal ministry at Saint Joseph Cathedral, Buffalo NY, with continuing studies at Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora NY.  Effective September 17, 2016.

Rev. Mr. Cole T. Webster has assigned to diaconal ministry at Saint John the Baptist Parish, Alden NY, with continuing studies at Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora NY.  Effective September 17, 2016.

Rev. Sean E. DiMaria has been appointed to the additional responsibility of Pastor of Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Parish, Belmont NY, and Saint Mary Parish, Bolivar NY, for a term of six years.  Effective September 1, 2016. This is in addition to his ongoing role as Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Wellsville NY, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Andover NY, and Saints Brendan and Jude Parish, Alfred NY.

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

Rev. Joseph T. Nguyen has been appointed full time chaplain at Mercy Hospital, Buffalo NY, with residence at Saint Andrew Parish, Kenmore NY, for a term of six years.  Effective September 12, 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.