Fr. John Hajduk – Diocese of Buffalo

Father John Hajduk

Diocese of Buffalo

Ordained: 1976

Removed: 2018

Assigned as follows:

  • 1977                Blessed Trinity (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1978-1982      Most Precious Blood (Angola, NY)
  • 1983-1990      Holy Family (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1991                Awaiting assignment
  • 1992-1994      St. Mary (Cattaraugus, NY) 
  • 1992-1994      St. Isidore (Otto, NY) 
  • 1992-1994      St. Mary (Little Valley, NY)
  • 1995-1996      Absent on leave

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father John Hajduk:

According to media reports, in March 2018, Father John Hajduk’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 As of April 2018, Father Hajduk is living in a skilled nursing facility in Alexandria, Virginia.

One parishioner said she personally complained to the Diocese of Buffalo about Father Hajduk on behalf of other parents who were concerned with his behavior around children. He allegedly cursed and used foul language, and took them to see R-rated movies. She recalled it had been about six months after she spoke with diocesan officials, that Father Hajduk was moved out of the parish.

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