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Clergy Assignments

Bishop appoints new administrators, welcomes religious order


Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, apostolic administrator of the diocese, has made the following appointments:

Robert Grinewich has been appointed temporary administrator of SS. Peter & Paul Parish in Williamsville, beginning July 1, and continuing until the arrival of a new pastor.

Father Edward J. Sheedy will serve as the priest moderator to supervise pastoral care at the parish.

Cole T. Webster has been made the administrator of St. Peter Parish in Lewiston and Youngstown, effective July 27. He had been the temporary administrator.

Deacon Gregory Feary is the temporary parish administrator at St. John Vianney Parish in Orchard Park, effective July 28. He will hold this position until a parish administrator is appointed.

Father Gregory Faulhaber, pastor of Queen of Heaven, West Seneca, has taken on the additional responsibility as priest moderator of St. John Vianney to supervise pastoral care. This became effective July 28.

Father Robert Wozniak has been appointed administrator of St. Pius X Parish in Getzville for a six-year term, effective Aug. 9. He will take over for Father Jay McGinnis, who retired that same day.

Father David Richards, currently administrator of Our Lady of Pompeii Parish in Lancaster, has taken on the additional responsibility as temporary parish administrator of Sacred Heart Parish, Bowmansville, effective Aug. 10.

Father Peter Napierkowski has been appointed administrator of Assumption Parish in Buffalo and canonical administrator of Our Lady of Black Rock School in Buffalo, effective Sept. 1. He has been the administrator of St. John the Baptist Parish, Boston, and its oratory of St. Mary, East Eden.

Father Samuel T. Giangreco has been appointed chaplain at Kenmore Mercy Hospital for a term of six years, effective Sept. 1.

Father Peter J. Santandreu has been assigned the additional duties as minister to the Spanish Apostolate at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Dunkirk for a term of three years, effective July 1.

Faculties have been granted to Father Robert Reiser, SJ, who will be resident at the Canisius College Jesuit Community while on sabbatical from July 1 to Jan. 1, 2021.

The bishop has approved the establishment of a religious house for the Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish in North Tonawanda. The sisters will provide religious education, ministry of care, and spiritual enrichment ministries.Holy Angels Parish has merged into Holy Cross Parish.

The Holy Angels church, rectory, chapel and former convent will no longer be used by the Oblates. The Oblates remaining in the diocese will reside at Holy Cross and Our Lady of Hope Parishes.

The provincial superior of the Franciscans has notified the Diocese that Brother Steven N. Kuehn, OFM, who is in post novitiate formation, will have an internship at St. Bonaventure University Until next May.