On May 15, 2004, our former Pastor, Bishop Cunningham, appointed me as the Administrator of St. Louis Parish. Almost a year later I was appointed by Bishop Edward Kmiec on May 9, 2005 as the Pastor of St. Louis. In 2011, I was re-appointed as the Pastor of St. Louis for a second term of 6 years. This term is about to expire.
In the Diocese of Buffalo appointments as Pastor are a term of six years with renewable terms possible. The present diocesan policy, adopted on the recommendation of the Council of Priests, calls for a ministerial review to take place toward the end of a priest’s term of appointment.
If you would like to participate in my ministerial review, there are ministerial review forms at the entrances to the church. Please take one with you to complete at your convenience. The review forms are to be completed by August 25, 2017 and returned to the Coordinator—Priests’ Personnel Board, 795 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203.
I have enjoyed being a part of St. Louis Parish and would be pleased to continue serving as your Pastor for many more years. Thank you for all your help and support during these past 13 years. May God bless each of you for your gift of faith and your participation in the life of St. Louis Parish.