Fr. Herbert Skurski – Diocese of Buffalo

Father Herbert Skurski

Diocese of Buffalo (Franciscan Friars) 

Ordained: 1944

Died: 1996

Assigned as Follows:

  • St. Michael Church (Bridgeport, CT)
  • St. Casimir Church (Baltimore, MD)
  • Corpus Christi Church (Chambersburg, PA)
  • St. Stanislaus Kostka Church (Baltimore, MD)
  • Queen of the Most Holy Rosary (Buffalo, NY)
  • St. Theresa Church (Rochester, NY)
  • Holy Trinity Church (Montreal, Canada)
  • St. Stanislaus B.M. Church (Chicopee, MA)
  • St. Hedwig Church (New Bedford, MA)
  • St. Stephen Church (Shamokin, PA)
  • St. March Church (Nova Scotia, Canada)
  • St. Joseph Friary and Church (Peabody, MA)
  • St. Mary’s Nativity Church (West Leyden, NY)
  • St. Mary Church (Constableville, NY)
  • St. Louis Church (Portland, ME)
  • St. Joseph Church (Mount Carmel, PA)
  • St. Hyacinth Friary (Granby, MA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Herbert Skurski: 

A letter was sent to Bishop Terry R. LaValley by a woman who reported that Father Herbert Skurski had sexually abused her as a child when he was assigned to the Ogdensburg Diocese. After investigating the claim, the Diocese decided to provide financial assistance for counseling and in December of 2018, offered her $100,000 from the IRCP. No further information has been given. 

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