Bishop Malone appoints administrators to area parishes

Thu, Oct 10th 2019 02:00 pm

Bishop Richard J. Malone has made the following clergy appointments.

 Father Lukasz Kopala has been appointed administrator of Holy Name of Mary Parish in Ellicottville. He had been serving as parochial vicar of St. John Vianney Parish in Orchard Park since his 2015 ordination. Father Piotr Zaczynski has been reappointed pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Lakewood and Panama, where he has been serving since 2013. Father Eugene Ulrich has been reappointed as pastor of the Church of the Annunciation in Elma, where he has served for 12 years.

Msgr. David LiPuma has accepted the additional responsibility of administrator of St. Anthony Parish in Lackawanna. He currently serves as pastor of Our Lady of Victory National Shrine and Basilica in Lackawanna.
Father Emil Swiatek has been appointed temporary administrator of Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Cheektowaga. Father Bernard Nowak has taken on the additional responsibility of serving as the temporary administrator of Holy Trinity, Medina and Middleport. He remains pastor of Our Lady of the Lake in Barker and Lyndonville. Father Martin Gallagher is serving as the temporary administrator of St. Stephen Parish, Grand Island. He had been serving as parochial vicar of St. Stephen's since his 2016 ordination. Father Cole Webster is now serving as the temporary administrator of St. Aloysius Gonzaga Parish in Cheektowaga. Ordained in 2016, he has been serving as parochial vicar of SS. Peter & Paul in Hamburg since his ordination.

Bishop Malone has granted faculties to Father Kenneth J. Hezel, SJ. He began serving at St. Michael Parish in Buffalo Sept. 1.

Father Francesco Papa, CRSP, who was assigned to Buffalo a few months ago, has been appointed by the Barnabite Fathers as associate director of the Fatima Shrine in Lewiston.

On Aug. 28, Bishop Malone incardinated Father Peter Hai Nguyen, a native of Vietnam, who has served in Buffalo since 2013 at Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish.

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