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Recent Appointments

Updated (11/5/2019)

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. James M. Monaco has been reappointed Pastor of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Buffalo for a term of six years. Effective November 4, 2019.

Msgr. Robert E. Zapfel has been appointed the additional responsibility as Administrator of St. Benedict Parish, Eggertsville for a term of three years. Effective November 1, 2019.

Rev. Walter J. Szczesny has been appointed Pastor of Our Lady of Peace Parish, Clarence for a term of six years. Effective November 1, 2019.

Rev. Innocent O. Diala has been appointed Pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Gowanda and St. Mary Parish, Cattaraugus for a term of six years. Effective November 7, 2019.

Rev. Bernard U. Nowak has been appointed the additional responsibility as Pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, Medina & Middleport for a term of six years. Effective October 22, 2019.

Deacon Edward Birmingham has been appointed Temporary Pastoral Administrator of Mary Immaculate Parish, East Bethany & Pavilion. Effective November 7, 2019.

Rev. Stephen Soares, MSFS has been apponted Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Barker & Lyndonville and Holy Trinity Parish, Medina & Middleport for a term of six years. Effective December 1, 2019.

Rev. Richard Jedrzejewski has been reappointed Canonical Administrator of Our Lady of Black Rock School, Buffalo.

Deacon Gregory Feary has been appointed Temporary Pastoral Administrator of Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, Cheektowaga. Effective October 14, 2019.

Rev. Peter Hai Nguyen was incardinated into the Diocese of Buffalo on August 28, 2019. He has been appointed Pastor of Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Buffalo. Effective October 9, 2019.

Rev. Joseph D. Porpiglia has been appointed Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Buffalo for a term of six years. Effective November 6, 2019.

Rev. Michael G. Uebler has been reappointed Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Tonawanda for a term of six years. Effective September 18 2019.

Rev. James R. Bastian has been reappointed Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Ransomville for a term of six years. Effective September 18, 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 as Administrator of St. Anthony Parish, Lackawanna. Effective August 8, 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.