Fr. John D. Lewandowski – Diocese of Buffalo

Father John D. Lewandowski

Diocese of Buffalo

Ordained: 1954

Died: 1982

Assigned as follows:

  • 1955-1960      Unknown
  • 1961                St. Joseph (Bliss, NY)
  • 1962-1963      Saints Peter and Paul (Bliss, NY)
  • 1964-1965      Assumption (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1966                Notre Dame Du Lac Retreat House (Bemus Point, NY)
  • 1967                Our Mother of Good Counsel (Blasdell, NY)
  • 1968-1970      Absent on leave
  • 1971-1972      Absent on sick leave
  • 1973-1982      Unknown

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father John D. Lewandowski:

According to media reports, in March 2018, Father John D. Lewandowski’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, however, the list includes deceased priests only if they have more than one allegation. He died in 1982.

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