Rev. Robert Wozniak Named Vice Rector
by S Lankes
Father Wozniak assumes additional responsibilities
Tue, Jul 26th 2016 11:00 am
the King Seminary has announced the Rev. Robert A. Wozniak has been appointed
vice rector at the seminary, following the departure of Rev. Gregory Faulhaber who
is now pastor of Queen of Heaven parish in West Seneca.
Wozniak joined Christ the King Seminary in January 2015 and was named director
of formation last September. As director of formation, he assists seminarians
in developing and strengthening their vocational and spiritual lives.
new role, Father Wozniak will continue in his responsibilities as director of
seminarian formation, working with the formation team and faculty in preparing
men for ordained priestly ministry. As
vice rector he will work collaboratively with the diaconal and lay ministry
formation programs, as they prepare men and women for ecclesial ministry.
Wozniak's profound love and appreciation for the priesthood as well as his
burning desire to help others as they seek to serve the Church, as they forge
an even stronger relationship with God through their ministry, will serve us
well in his new, expanded role," said Rev. Joseph Gatto, president-rector at
Christ the King. "We are delighted to have Father Wozniak in a role that will help
others discover Christ the King Seminary to be a place where their faith comes
alive and the Lord's calling becomes clear."
Father Wozniak, a Buffalo native, served as parochial
vicar at St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo prior to joining the seminary.
Father Wozniak is a seminary alumnus and has been a member of the Jesus Caritas
Fraternity of Priests since 1989. Additionally, he has extensive pastoral
experience in Western New York, dating back to 1988. He served as pastor at
three parishes in the Diocese of Buffalo - St James Major in Westfield, the former
St. Edmunds in Tonawanda, and St. Brendan on the Lake in Newfane.