Archdiocese Of New York Priest Assignments


  • Obituary: Father Matthew S. Wieczorek
    Monday, October 9, 2017 - Syracuse, NY
  • Diocese of Syracuse to Join McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center at October 11 Multi-faith Prayer Service
    Monday, October 2, 2017 - Syracuse, NY
  • Notice: September 8 Road Closure
    Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - Syracuse, NY
  • A Message from Bishop Cunningham Regarding Hurricane Harvey Relief
    Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - Syracuse, NY
  • Latest Pastoral Appointment Announced
    Monday, August 21, 2017 - Syracuse, NY
  • Bishop Cunningham Releases Statement Regarding Charlottesville
    Thursday, August 17, 2017 - Syracuse, NY
  • Cathedral to Offer Tours of Restoration during AmeriCU Arts & Crafts Festival July 28 & 29 2017
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - Syracuse, NY
  • Diocese Announces Assignments For Four Priests
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - Syracuse, NY
  • Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham, Bishop of Syracuse, Launches New Twitter Account
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - Syracuse, NY
  • Retirements, Appointments, And Reappointments In The Diocese
    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - Syracuse, NY
  • Additional Pastoral Appointments and Announcements
    Saturday, June 24, 2017 - Syracuse, NY
  • A Letter from Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham Regarding the Catholic Communication Campaign
    Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - Syracuse, NY
  • In Memoriam: Bishop Thomas V. Daily
    Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - Brooklyn, NY
  • Diocese of Syracuse to Ordain its Newest Transitional Deacon May 20
    Monday, May 15, 2017 - Syracuse, NY
  • Obituary: Rev. Robert Stephenson
    Monday, May 8, 2017 - Syracuse, NY
  • Bishop Cunningham Announces Pastoral Changes in the Diocese of Syracuse
    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - Syracuse, NY
  • Easter Mass to Air on Local TV Stations
    Monday, March 27, 2017 - Syracuse, NY
  • Traffic Advisory for Syracuse Parishes, March 26th
    Monday, March 20, 2017 - Syracuse, NY
  • Most Rev. James M. Moynihan, Retired Bishop Of Syracuse, Dies at age 84
    Monday, March 6, 2017 - Syracuse, NY
  • Obituary: Most Rev. James M. Moynihan, Retired Bishop of Syracuse
    Monday, March 6, 2017 - Syracuse, NY
  • U.S. Bishops Chairman on Migration says New Executive Order Still Leaves Many Innocent Lives at Risk
    Monday, March 6, 2017 - Washington, D.C.
  • Life Issues Forum: Dusty Hope
    Monday, February 27, 2017 - Washington, D.C.
  • Message from Bishop Cunningham Regarding St. Patrick's Day Dispensation
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - Syracuse, NY
  • A Statement from Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham, Bishop of Syracuse, in Response to the Ban on Refugees
    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - Syracuse, NY
  • Thousands to Participate in 2017 National Prayer Vigil for Life in Advance of Friday’s March for Life
    Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - Washington, D.C.
  • USCCB Chairmen Welcome Preparatory Document for Next Synod Focusing on Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment
    Friday, January 13, 2017 - Washington, D.C.
  • Catholic Schools of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse Announce 2017 Light the Way Scholarship Dinner
    Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - Syracuse
  • Celebrating National Migration Week –A Message from the President and Vice President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
    Friday, January 6, 2017 - Washington, D.C.
  • Father Paul Angelicchio Returned to Ministry, Allegation Found Not Credible
    Friday, December 23, 2016 - Syracuse
  • Life Issues Forum: Good News Of A Great Joy
    Monday, December 19, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Televised Christmas Mass with Bishop Cunningham
    Monday, December 12, 2016 - Syracuse, NY
  • Pope Names New Auxiliary Bishops of Baltimore, Accepts resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Dennis Madden
    Monday, December 5, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe to be a Day of Prayer and Solidarity with Families of Immigrants
    Monday, December 5, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Obituary: Rev. David Baehr
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - Syracuse
  • Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap. and Bishop Frank J. Caggiano Statement on the Journey to World Youth Day and Upcoming Synod on Young People
    Monday, November 28, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Pope Francis' Advent Schedule Released
    Monday, November 28, 2016 - Rome
  • A Thanksgiving Day Message from the President and Vice President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Pope Names New Auxiliary Bishops of Detroit, Michigan, and Orange, California
    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Bishop Gregory John Mansour of the Maronite Eparchy of Saint Maron of Brooklyn Named Chairman of the Board of Catholic Relief Services; Succeeds Archbishop Paul S. Coakley of Oklahoma City
    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Cardinal Dolan Calls for Renewed Fight Against Doctor-Assisted Suicide
    Monday, November 21, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Tim Mahar Named Director of the Foundation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse
    Monday, November 21, 2016 - Syracuse
  • Bishops Vote on 2017-2020 Strategic Plan, Encountering the Mercy of Christ and Accompanying His People with Joy, at General Assembly
    Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Baltimore, MD
  • Cardinal DiNardo Elected USCCB President of U.S. Bishops, Archbishop Gomez Elected Vice President
    Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Baltimore, MD
  • U.S. Bishops to Launch Nationwide Consultation and Missionary Effort with Latino Catholics
    Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Baltimore, MD
  • Coming Together as Faithful Citizens for the Common Good
    Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Domestic Justice and Human Development Chair Lauds EPA’s Focus on the Good of People and the Environment
    Friday, November 4, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. Bishops to Concelebrate Mass at St. Peter Claver During Fall General Assembly
    Friday, November 4, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Sacred Heart Church to Host The Bible Timeline Seminar with Jeff Cavins
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - Cicero, NY
  • National Bible Week to Be Celebrated: November 13-19
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - Syracuse, NY
  • Middle States Association Appoints Seven New Commissioners
    Thursday, October 27, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA
  • Standing with Our Immigrant Brothers and Sisters
    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • A Message from Bishop Cunningham Regarding the Election
    Monday, October 24, 2016 - Syracuse
  • USCCB President and Vice President Candidate List Released; Elections will take place at Fall General Assembly in Baltimore
    Friday, October 21, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Life Issues Forum: Election Booth Or Church Pew?
    Friday, October 21, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • USCCB President Says the Gospel Serves the Common Good, Not Political Agendas
    Thursday, October 13, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Saying "No" to Violence in the Home
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • LIFE ISSUES FORUM: Moved by Mercy
    Friday, September 23, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • The Church’s Teaching on Contraception: Renewed Witness is Needed
    Thursday, September 22, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Michael Huynh Named Associate Director of Campus Ministry in the Diocese of Syracuse
    Thursday, September 15, 2016 - Syracuse, NY
  • USCCB General Counsel Urges NIH Not To Fund Unethical Human/Animal Chimera Research
    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Bishop Announces Reappointment of Pastors
    Thursday, August 25, 2016 - Syracuse
  • Death of Msgr. John Madden
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - Syracuse
  • Bishop Cunningham leads group to World Youth Day
    Monday, July 18, 2016 - Syracuse
  • Bishop Cunningham To Celebrate Mass to Promote Harmony
    Monday, July 11, 2016 - Syracuse
  • Statement Regarding Supreme Court's Decision to Reject Abortion Clinic Safety Law
    Monday, June 27, 2016 - Washington DC
  • Letter from Bishop Cunningham Regarding the Catholic Communication Campaign
    Thursday, June 9, 2016 - Syracuse, NY
  • Peter’s Pence Collection 2016: Be A Witness Of Charity
    Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Diocese of Syracuse to Ordain Two New Priests on June 4
    Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - Syracuse, NY
  • Obituary: Rev. V. James Lauducci
    Monday, May 23, 2016 - Syracuse, NY
  • Obituary: Rev. Msgr. James D. Kane
    Friday, May 20, 2016 - Syracuse, NY
  • Franciscans in Action Help People in Need in Rural Appalachia
    Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - Syracuse, NY
  • Diocese of Syracuse to Ordain its Newest Transitional Deacon May 28
    Monday, May 16, 2016 - Syracuse, NY
  • Diocese of Syracuse to Ordain Six Permanent Deacons on May 14
    Friday, May 13, 2016 - Syracuse, NY
  • Countdown to World Youth Day: A Bishop's Letter to Pilgrims
    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • New Catholic Chaplain at Syracuse University Named
    Monday, May 2, 2016 - Syracuse, NY
  • Obituary: Tim Davenport
    Thursday, April 28, 2016 - Syracuse, NY
  • Joint Letter To Congress: 26 Organizations Urge Passage Of Conscience Protection Act Of 2016
    Monday, April 25, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Ordination Class Of 2016: Findings from the USCCB
    Monday, April 25, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Life Issues Forum: Surprised By Coffee
    Friday, April 22, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • USCCB Brings Catechism Of The Catholic Church To New Browser-Based E-Book Format
    Friday, April 15, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Diocese of Syracuse Recognizes National Child Abuse Prevention Month
    Thursday, April 14, 2016 - Syracuse, NY
  • Strengthening the Church at Home
    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Obituary: Father John P. Fenlon
    Monday, April 11, 2016 - Syracuse, NY
  • Bishop Cunningham's Statement on the Release of Amoris Laetitia
    Friday, April 8, 2016 - Syracuse, NY
  • Cardinal Dolan Calls New FDA Abortion Drug Guidelines 'Irresponsible,' Offers Assistance To Pregnant Women
    Thursday, April 7, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Mark Barlow Appointed Director of Catholic Cemeteries
    Monday, April 4, 2016 - Syracuse, NY
  • Pope Francis condemns terrorist attack against Pakistani Christians
    Monday, March 28, 2016 - Vatican City
  • A Letter Regarding the Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land
    Friday, March 25, 2016 - Vatican City
  • Obituary: Msgr. Francis Culkin
    Thursday, March 24, 2016 - Syracuse, NY
  • Brussels attacks: Belgian Bishops Issue Statement
    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - Vatican City
  • Bishop Cunningham to Celebrate Easter Mass at the Cathedral
    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - Syracuse, NY
  • Statement on Political Responsibility By the Catholic Bishops of New York State
    Friday, March 18, 2016 - Albany, NY
  • Mother Teresa to be Canonized September 4
    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - Vatican City
  • Obituary: Msgr. Robert B. Davern
    Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - Syracuse, NY
  • USCCB President Urges Support For Petition To Stop Christian Genocide
    Monday, March 14, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • USCCB Administrative Committee Honors ‘Martyrs Of Charity’
    Friday, March 11, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Life Issues Forum: Reconciliation Brings Easter Joy
    Friday, March 11, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Cardinal Dolan and NYS Bishops to Visit Albany on March 15
    Thursday, March 10, 2016 - Albany, NY
  • Seeking God’s Will—Lenten Ecumenical Reflections
    Monday, March 7, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Bishop Grimes Announces New Principal
    Thursday, March 3, 2016 - Syracuse, NY
  • Life Issues Forum: The True Face Of Assisted Suicide
    Friday, February 26, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Obituary: Rev. Edmund Morelle
    Friday, February 26, 2016 - Syracuse, NY
  • Prayer and Listening: Lenten Reflections on Spiritual Ecumenism
    Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Obituary: Rev. William P. Gleba
    Monday, February 22, 2016 - Syracuse, NY
  • USCCB Blog: Giving Everything to God: Ecumenical Reflections
    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Corpus Christi Church Becomes an Oratory
    Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - Syracuse, NY
  • Great is Our Faithfulness: Why Celebrate Black History Month
    Friday, February 12, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Bishop Cunningham's Lenten Message
    Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - Syracuse, NY
  • Bishop Monforton On How You Can Make A Difference On Ash Wednesday
    Monday, February 8, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • That They May Worship
    Monday, February 8, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Pope Francis, Patriarch Kirill and the God of Surprises
    Friday, February 5, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • NYS Catholic Charities Agencies to Convene in Albany
    Thursday, February 4, 2016 - Albany, NY
  • Catholic Schools Celebrate Catholic Schools Week, Hold Diocesan-Wide Day of Service
    Monday, February 1, 2016 - Syracuse, NY
  • Year of Mercy Update from the Vatican
    Friday, January 29, 2016 - Rome
  • Obituary: Rev. William P. Regan
    Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - Syracuse
  • Susan Kitchen Appointed Principal of St. James School
    Monday, January 25, 2016 - Binghamton
  • Cardinal Dolan’s Roe V. Wade Anniversary Statement: Spread ‘A Vision Of Life And Love,
    Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • USCCB President Archbishop Kurtz on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    Friday, January 15, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • You Are Not Forgotten: Statement of the Coordination of Bishops' Conferences in Support of the Church in the Holy Land
    Friday, January 15, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • A New Year's Resolution for Life
    Monday, January 11, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • Archbishop Wenski Comments On President Obama’s Measures On The Regulation Of Firearms
    Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - Washington, D.C.
  • LIFE ISSUES FORUM: "No Right to Choose"
    Friday, December 18, 2015 - Washington, D.C.
  • Bishop Cunningham to Celebrate Mass on Christmas Eve at Cathedral
    Friday, December 18, 2015 - Syracuse, NY
  • Christmas Mass with Bishop Cunningham to Air on Television throughout the Diocese of Syracuse
    Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - Syracuse, NY
  • LIFE ISSUES FORUM: #StandWithCathy
    Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - Washington, DC
  • Obituary: +Fr. Linus (Bernard) DeSantis, OFM Conv.
    Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - Syracuse, NY
  • Bishop Cunningham to Open Holy Door and Kick Off Jubilee Year of Mercy on December 13
    Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - Syracuse, NY
  • Obituary: Rev. Paul J. Slavetskas
    Monday, November 30, 2015 - Syracuse, NY
  • Obituary: Rev. John H. Comeskey
    Saturday, November 28, 2015 - Syracuse, NY
  • Syracuse Diocese and Rome Catholic School Announce potential partnership with Rome City School District
    Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - Syracuse, NY
  • Syracuse Diocesan Schools Earn Middle States Accreditation
    Monday, November 16, 2015 - Syracuse
  • Bishop Cunningham’s Response to Petition on
    Friday, November 6, 2015 - Syracuse, NY
  • Bishop Cunningham and District Attorneys Announce Memorandum of Understanding
    Thursday, October 29, 2015 - Syracuse, NY
  • Cardinal O’Malley: California Legalization Of Assisted Suicide “A Great Tragedy For Human Life”
    Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - Washington
  • Obituary: Rev. William Esposito
    Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - Syracuse
  • Bishop Cunningham: "No Child is responsible for his/her abuse"
    Sunday, September 13, 2015 - Syracuse
  • Syracuse Catholic Schools Announce Decentralization Model for Diocesan High Schools
    Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - Syracuse, NY
  • Diocese of Syracuse Announces Lottery for Tickets to NYC Papal Mass
    Friday, September 4, 2015 - Syracuse, NY
  • USCCB Labor Day Statement 2015
    Monday, August 24, 2015 - Washington
  • Obituary: Fr. Wilfred Evans
    Monday, August 24, 2015 - Syracuse, NY
  • Cardinal O'Malley Urges Support For Senate Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood
    Monday, August 3, 2015 - Washington, D.C.
  • A Statement from Most Reverend Bishop Robert Cunningham: Planned Parenthood Videos Show “Ugly Reality” of Abortion
    Friday, July 31, 2015 - Syracuse, NY
  • USCCB Domestic Justice Chairman, President Of Catholic Charities USA Urge Fair And Just Minimum Wage
    Thursday, July 30, 2015 - Washington, D.C.
  • President Of USCCB Releases Statement Following Same-Sex Marriage Decision
    Friday, June 26, 2015 - Washington, D.C.
  • Bishop Cunningham: 'Pray for the Sanctity of Marriage'
    Friday, June 26, 2015 - Syracuse, NY
  • Archbishop Kurtz Expresses ‘Grief And Deep Sadness’ Over Charleston Church Shooting
    Friday, June 19, 2015 - Washington
  • Statement from Bishop Robert J. Cunningham Following the Release of Pope Francis' Laudato Si'
    Friday, June 19, 2015 - Syracuse, NY

For immediate release: May 8, 2015

            The Archdiocese of New York today announced the last decisions reached by Cardinal Timothy Dolan for the final 16 proposed parish mergers that have been under consideration and deliberation by the parish clusters and the archdiocesan planning board over the last year-and-a-half.  These 16 proposals arose during the Making All Things New pastoral planning process, and in November the cardinal requested additional input and honest response of the clusters and the advisory committee before making any decisions about these parishes. After the clusters and advisory committee completed their work, the Priest Council of the archdiocese reviewed their responses and offered their own counsel to the cardinal for his consideration.

            As a result of this long process of consultation and review, the cardinal has decided that 31 parishes will merge, resulting in 14 new parishes (some mergers involve more than one parish).  In 11 of these 14 newly formed parishes, two church buildings will be used, with one church designated as the parish church and the other site used for Masses and sacraments.  There will be six churches where Masses and sacraments will no longer be celebrated on a regular basis. 

            There were two other proposals, one each on Staten Island and in Harlem, where, following this period of consultation and review, the cardinal has decided there will be no merger.

            Today’s announcement brings to a conclusion this phase of the Making All Things New pastoral planning process.  Cardinal Dolan said, “From the beginning, this process has been about helping the archdiocese to better accomplish the work of evangelization and outreach, preach the Gospel, perform works of charity, and educate people in the faith, all of which is at the heart of the Church’s mission.  For too long we have been in the business of maintaining buildings and structures that were established in the 19th and early 20th centuries to meet the needs of the people of that time, but which are not necessary to meet the needs of the Church and its people as it exists today.”    
            Because of Making All Things New, the archdiocese has also identified several potential areas for increased pastoral ministry and growth, including:

  • The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal undertaking ministry in the Newburgh area to work with the underprivileged, and immigrants, in that area;
  • The Claretian Fathers expanding their ministry in White Plains;
  • Franciscan Friars, headquartered on Todt Hill on Staten Island, possibly taking on new ministry;
  • A new church facility for Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini on Roosevelt Island that will allow all of their services to be centralized in one expanded location;
  • Identifying areas for housing to serve people with autism and other disabilities;
  • The need for an expanded church for Saint Mary Parish in Washingtonville;
  • Careful evaluation of the need to move Saint Michael Parish to the Hudson Yards in Manhattan;
  • An expanded apostolate and new facilities to minister to and with the Latino community in the archdiocese.

            The pastoral planning process began in 2010, and involved surveying the parishioners of every parish of the archdiocese; meeting with priests, deacons, and religious throughout the archdiocese; consulting with the archdiocesan pastoral council; and reviewing the observations offered by Cardinal Dolan from his own extensive parish visits since his 2009 appointment as archbishop.  The formal phase of Making All Things New was launched in September 2013, with every parish doing a self-examination, before joining with other nearby parishes to form a parish “cluster” to develop proposals for the future of the Catholic church in that area.  These proposals were then reviewed by the 40 person advisory committee comprised of clergy, religious men and women, and the faithful from across the archdiocese, and, finally, by the priest council and other close advisors and key staff.

            Implementation of the decisions, both those announced today and those announced six months ago on November 2, 2014, are scheduled for August 1, 2015.  Transition teams have been working throughout the archdiocese to assist the parishes with the practical steps that must be taken for the implementation, as well as with the process of coming together with another parish to form a new parish family; particular attention is being given to those parish mergers in which one of the church buildings will not be used on a regular basis for Mass and sacraments.

            The merger of Saint Luke parish with Saint Jerome parish in the Bronx, announced in November, has been reconsidered.  As Cardinal Dolan said at that time, if there were substantial new information or a change of circumstances that had not been foreseen, then a decision could be looked at again.  In the case of Saint Luke, it will now become the parish home for approximately 700-800 Ghanaian Catholics who were looking to join an established parish.  With this influx of new parishioners, Saint Luke will be able to remain a vibrant, stable parish.

            Also promulgated today was the decree concerning the merger of Saint Charles Borromeo parish and All Saints parish in Harlem. This decision was made back in November, but the cardinal held the decision in abeyance while the other proposal for Harlem was considered by the cluster and the archdiocesan planning board.  Now that this process is concluded, the decree is being issued.

            Finally, the archdiocese announced in November that the religious order, the Salesians of Don Bosco,  had agreed to undertake pastoral ministry in all of Port Chester, and that they would develop a proposal for configuring and merging the four parishes that currently serve that community.  They have developed such a proposal that will be presented to Cardinal Dolan, who will review the plan and discuss it with the priest council for their advice and guidance at the end of May. Because this remains a proposal, and no decision has yet been made, no details can be announced today.


Parish List 1 - Masses and Sacraments celebrated at both churches

Parish List 2 - Masses and Sacraments to be celebrated at the designated parish church; the other church may be used on special occasions. 

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