Msgr. Joseph Schieder – Diocese of Buffalo

Msgr. Joseph Schieder 

Diocese of Buffalo 

Joseph Schieder Horowitz Law

Ordained: 1935

Retired: 1984

Died: 1996

Assigned as Follows:

  • 1937 Sacred Heart Church (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1938-1941 Holy Cross (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1942-1943 Northland Avenue (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1944 Immaculate Conception Church (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1945-1946 St. Mary’s Infant Asylum and Maternity Hospital (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1947-1948 Mt. St. Mary (Kenmore, NY)
  • 1949-1950 National Youth Director (Washington, D.C.)
  • 1951-1961 NCWC (Washington, D.C.)
  • 1962-1963 Mary Mount College (Arlington, VA)
  • 1964-1976 St. Andrew (Kenmore, NY)
  • 1978 Diocesan Consulter and Procurator of Diocesan Properties at the                                          Chancery (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1983 Special Assignment 

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Msgr. Joseph E. Schieder: 

A civil suit was filed in Florida against Msgr. Joseph E. Schieder in late 2009, with accusations of abuse in the Miami Diocese. The case was later dismissed and Schieder was transferred to the Buffalo Diocese. On March 20th, 2018, the Diocese of Buffalo included Father Joseph Schieder on its updated list of priests who have been accused of child sexual abuse. The list did not contain any specifics regarding the gender or number of victims. Joseph Schieder’s previous assignments and where the abuse allegedly occurred were also not given as public knowledge. There are also many notable gaps in Schieder’s assignment history. According to the diocese, Monsignor Schieder died in 1996 and was said to have at least five alleged victims. In August of 2019, a recent lawsuit has been filed and named Joseph Schieder the abuser of a boy at St. Andrew’s in Tonawanda from 1968 through 1970. 

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