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BISHOP HEAD ANNOUNCES NEW ASSIGNMENTS FOR PRIESTS

Bishop Edward D. Head of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo has announced new assignments of priests as follows:

The Rev. Robert E. Priester, who has been associate chaplain at Our Lady of Victory Hospital, Lackawanna, has been named chaplain at St. Mary Manor, a Niagara Falls nursing home, for six years.

The Rev. Robert M. Mock, who has been parochial vicar at Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Orchard Park, has been named parochial vicar at St. Mary's Parish, Holley, St. Mark's Parish, Kendall, and St. Rocco's Parish, Hulberton, for five years.

The Rev. Joseph J. Sicari, currently on the faculty at Archbishop Walsh High School, Olean, will serve as parochial vicar at Christ the King Parish, Snyder, for five years, beginning Aug. 4.

The Rev. Michael J. Parker, parochial vicar at Our Lady of Victory Basilica, has been named parochial vicar of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Orchard Park.

The Rev. Dennis G. Wolf, currently parochial vicar at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Buffalo, will be parochial vicar at Fourteen Holy Helpers Parish, Gardenville, for five years, beginning July 1.

The Rev. Eugene S. Slomba, who has been residing at St. Francis Hospital, Buffalo, where he was chaplain, will reside at St. Francis Xavier Rectory, Buffalo, and continue as chaplain at Millard Fillmore Hospital.

The Rev. Richard A. Massar, currently parochial vicar at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Buffalo, has been named parochial vicar at St. Martin's Parish, Buffalo, for five years, effective June 24.

The Rev. Joseph P. Rappl, who has been parochial vicar at St. Mary's Parish, Holley, will begin service as a chaplain assigned to the Archdiocese of Military Services beginning Thursday.

The Rev. Thomas D. Discavage, who recently was ordained, has been named parochial vicar at Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Lackawanna, for five years.

The Rev. Michael H. Burzynski, who recently was ordained, will serve as parochial vicar at Assumption Parish, Buffalo, for five years.

The Rev. John R. Fitzgerald, also newly ordained, has been named parochial vicar at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Buffalo, for five years.

Bishop Head also confirmed the appointment by his religious superiors of the Rev. John McConnell, a Jesuit, as parochial vicar at St. Michael's Church, Buffalo.

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