Fr. David Wisniewski – Diocese of Ogdensburg

Father David Wisniewski

Diocese of Ogdensburg 


Ordained: 1981

Removed: 2002


Assigned as Follows:

  • Sacred Heart Church (Massena, NY)
  • St. Peter’s Church (Lowville, NY)
  • St. Thomas Church (Greig, NY)
  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church (Redford, NY)
  • St. Bernard Church (Lyon Mountain, NY)
  • St. Mary’s Church (Glenfield, NY)
  • St. Hedwig’s Church (Houseville, NY)
  • Notre Dame Church (Malone, NY)


Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father David Wisniewski:

In July of 2002, Father David Wisniewski and three other priests were removed from their assignments as a result of a zero tolerance policy from Dallas Bishops’ conference. He was working as an associate pastor for about two years at Notre Dame Church in Malone at the time.

The Diocese of Ogdensburg released a statement saying that all four priests had substantiated sexual abuse allegations against them. Furthermore, all four of the priests had also been through some form of therapy in the past for their “problems.” No other information has been released about the number of alleged victims or the time-frame of the alleged abuse.

It is known that Father Wisniewski was assigned to Notre Dame during the mid 1980’s. 

His name appears on the updated list of credibly accused priests by the Ogdensburg diocese as of November 13th, 2018.


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