Fr. Gerald Jasinski – Diocese of Buffalo

Father Gerald Jasinski

Diocese of Buffalo

Ordained: 1968

Removed: 2018

Assigned as follows:

  • 1969                St. John the Evangelist (Sinclairville, NY)
  • 1970                The Visitation (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1971                St. Casimir (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1972-1975      Queen of Peace (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1972-1975      St. John Gualbert Church (Cheektowaga, NY)
  • 1976-1977      St. Stanislaus (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1978-1982      St. James (Depew, NY)
  • 1983-1986      St. Mary of the Assumption (Lancaster, NY)
  • 1987                Absent on leave

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Gerald Jasinski:

According to media reports, in June 1986, Father Gerald Jasinski was arrested and criminally charged with felony, sodomy, sexual abuse, and unlawful dealings with a child in Wyoming County. He was accused of having sexual contact with two teen boys, aged 15 and 18 at a cabin in the Town of Sheldon. He was the pastor at St. Mary of the Assumption in Lancaster at the time. Father Jasinski pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of first-degree attempted sexual abuse in August 1986 and sentenced to five years probation. 

In March 2018, Father Jasinski’s name was included in the Diocese of Buffalo’s list of priests who “were removed from ministry, were retired, or left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.”  No information regarding the allegations was disclosed.  

In August 2019, Father Jasinski was accused in a lawsuit filed under the NY Child Victims Act, of sexually abusing an 11-year old altar boy at St. John Gualbert in Cheektowaga from 1972 through 1975. His current whereabouts are unknown.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo and throughout New York. The Diocese of Buffalo filed for federal bankruptcy protection in February 2020. Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Buffalo may be entitled to file a claim against the Diocese in these bankruptcy proceedings, but very strict filing deadlines apply. Most victims of abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo will never be able to take action against the Diocese of Buffalo if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.   

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