Priest reassignments, deacon assignments announced

by KRISTINA M. CONNELL
Mon, Nov 28th 2016 01:00 pm
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Father Mark Noonan (left), Father Joseph Rogliano
Father Mark Noonan (left), Father Joseph Rogliano

Among the most recent appointments made by Bishop Richard J. Malone are some priest reassignments and new assignments for seven deacons.  

Father Mark J. Noonan will remain as pastor at St. Mary, Holley, and St. Mark, Kendall, for a second term of six years; he was first assigned to the Orleans County parishes in 2010. Ordained in 2007, Father Noonan earned degrees in political science and philosophy and started law school before starting his pathway to the priesthood. Prior to entering Christ the King Seminary, East Aurora, in 2005, he studied with the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, a religious order of priests. Father Noonan earned his undergraduate degree in sacred theology from the Pontifical Angelicum, Rome, Italy. His previous assignments have been as parochial vicar at Nativity of Our Lord, Orchard Park, and St. Amelia, Tonawanda.  

Father Joseph S. Rogliano, who was ordained in 1985, has been reappointed to a second term of six years as pastor at St. Mark Parish and St. Rose of Lima Parish, both in Buffalo. He was first named pastor at the North Buffalo parishes in 2010.  Father Rogliano has served as parochial vicar at St. Bernadette, Orchard Park; St. Teresa, Buffalo; and St. Gregory the Great, Williamsville. In 1998, he received his first pastorate when he was named pastor at St. Anthony Parish, Lockport. Two years later, he took on the additional responsibilities as pastor at St. Joseph, Lockport. In 2006, he was named pastor at Fourteen Holy Helpers Parish, West Seneca.

Father Joseph J. Sicari was named administrator of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Buffalo, effective November 26.  Msgr. Fred R. Voorhes, the parish's former pastor, retired in November. Ordained in 1982, Msgr. Sicari worked in administration for many years at Catholic Charities serving as associate director and, later, director. His first pastorate was at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Bowmansville. He has also served as parochial vicar at Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Lackawanna; St. Anthony, Batavia; and Christ the King, Snyder. In addition, Msgr. Sicari has served as director of development at Archbishop Walsh High School, Olean; weekend assistant at St. John Parish, Olean; and as a faculty member at Cardinal O'Hara High School, Tonawanda.  

Father William J. Quinlivan, who recently took over duties as pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish and St. Martin of Tours Parish, both in South Buffalo, was given additional responsibilities as canonical administrator at Notre Dame Academy for a term of six years. Notre Dame Academy, a regional Catholic school located in South Buffalo, educates students from pre-K to eighth grade. As canonical administrator, Father Quinlivan is responsible for the Catholicity of the school and for creating an environment where the Catholic school can thrive.  

Msgr. Robert E. Zapfel, pastor of St. Leo the Great Parish, Amherst, has been reappointed as the bishop's representative for health care for the Diocese of Buffalo which includes membership on the Catholic Health Care Council Executive Committee of the New York State Catholic Conference.

Bishop Malone also announced new assignments for seven deacons. Deacon Gary P. Andelora was assigned to a new ministry of charity as campus minister at Canisius College, Buffalo. Following his ordination in 2008, Bishop Edward U. Kmiec assigned him to diaconal ministry at St. Mary of the Lake Parish, Hamburg, and ministry of charity at Women and Children's Hospital, Buffalo. He later was assigned to diaconal ministry at Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Orchard Park, where he continues to serve.  

Deacon Mark J. Hooper, who was ordained in 2000 by Bishop Henry J. Mansell, was assigned to diaconal ministry at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Orchard Park. Deacon Hooper, who most recently served at St. John Paul II Parish, Lake View, will continue his ministry of charity at Operation Good Neighbors Food Pantry, North Evans. His previous assignments were at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Lake View, and at Mercy Hospital, Buffalo. Deacon William J. Hynes Jr., who previously served at St. Benedict Parish, Eggertsville, was assigned to the diocesan Office of Evangelization and Parish Life.  

Deacon Hynes, ordained by Bishop Henry J. Mansell in 1998, has also served at Holy Spirit Parish, Buffalo, and at St. Luke's Mission of Mercy, also in Buffalo.
Rochester native Deacon H. Wilson Johnson, director of public safety at Canisius College, Buffalo, was assigned to diaconal ministry at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Bowmansville. Deacon Johnson, who converted to Catholicism in 1991, was ordained in Rochester in 2005 by Bishop Matthew Clark. In addition to his new role at Sacred Heart, Deacon Johnson will continue his diaconal ministry in Canisius College's campus ministry.    

Deacon Paul C. Kulczyk, who has been a deacon since 2014, was assigned to ministry of charity as chaplain at Wende Correctional Facility, Alden. His first assignments were at Brothers of Mercy, Clarence, and St. Padre Pio Parish, Oakfield. He will continue his diaconal work at St. Padre Pio Parish.    

Deacon Thaddeus V. Pijacki, a 22-year veteran of the diaconate, was assigned to ministry of charity at the Cloisters Assisted Living Facility in Warsaw. He continues his diaconal work at SS. Joachim & Anne, Attica. Deacon Pijacki's previous assignments include serving as director of diaconate formation and serving as a deacon at St. Joseph University Parish, Buffalo. He taught for 39 years at St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, Kenmore, and, for many years was the co-director of the annual food basket, a food drive to benefit the Warming House Food Pantry, Olean, run by students from St. Bonaventure University.  

Retired attorney Deacon Samuel G. Puleo was assigned to diaconal ministry at Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Orchard Park, where he had once served.  Following his ordination in 2009, Deacon Puleo was assigned to diaconal ministry at Nativity of Our Lord and ministry of charity at Elderwood Health Care, Lancaster, where he served until being assigned to St. Mary of Lourdes, Bemus Point, in 2011.    

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