Assignment History– Rev. Fabian J. Maryanski

Summary of Case: Fabian J. Maryanski was ordained for the Diocese of Buffalo in 1971. He assisted in Buffalo and Lockport parishes until 1980, when his status was "Awaiting Assignment." In 1981 he was assigned to assist at an Amherst parish until 1984, beginning what became an eleven-year stretch as sole priest at St. Patrick's in Barker.

In 1995 Maryanski was investigated and placed on leave after the diocese was informed of allegations that he had sexually abused a girl at St. Patrick's in the mid-1980s, beginning when she was age 15. Despite his "Absent on Leave" status, he resided and celebrated masses at St. Mary's in Medina. He was reassigned in 2000, as an assistant in Cheektowaga, then in 2004 as pastor of St. Andrew's in Sloan. He retired in 2014, continuing to minister, mostly at a parish in Clarence.

In May 2018 a news outlet reported Maryanski's 1995 investigation and removal. A day later he was once again placed on leave; Bishop Malone said the investigation into the allegations would be re-opened.

: 1971
Retired: 2014


Start Stop Assignments Town/Accusations State Position Notes


Diocese of Buffalo

Bishop was James Aloysius McNulty (1963-1972), followed by Edward Dennis Head (1973-1995).

1973 St. Casimir Buffalo NY


Revs. Edward L. Kazmierczak; Francis T. Cybulski; Fabian J. Maryanski.

St. Casimir's had a school with 285-290 students.

1973 1980 St. Joseph's Lockport NY 2/2

Revs. Salvatore J. Piazza; Fabian J. Maryanski.
1980 1981 Awaiting Assignment        
1981 1984 St. Leo's Amherst NY


Msgr. William J. McDonnell; Revs. Robert E. Waters; Fabian J. Maryanski. 

St. Leo's had a school with 198-174 people.
1984 1995 St. Patrick's


In 1995 the diocese was informed of allegations that Maryanski had sexually abused a girl at St. Patrick's in the mid-1980s, beginning when she was age 15.

NY 1/1


The diocese investigated the claim, which had been made in a letter from the girl's lawyer. Maryanski was placed on leave.


Henry Joseph Mansell succeeded Head as Buffalo bishop (1995-2003).

2000 Absent on Leave/St. Mary's Medina NY   The Directories show Maryanski to have been Absent on Leave during this time. However, per news reports, Maryanski was residing and saying masses at St. Mary's.


Mansell was replaced as Buffalo bishop by Edward Urban Kmiec (2004-2012).

2004 St. Philip the Apostle Cheektowaga NY

2/3, 2/2

2000-2003: Revs. Joseph H. Penkaul; Fabian J. Maryanski; Deacon Walter N. Fudala. In res., Msgr. Anthony J. Jasinski, Pastor Emeritus.

2002-2003: Revs. Joseph H. Penkaul; Fabian J. Maryanski; Deacon Walter N. Fudala.

2003-2004: Revs. Joseph H. Penkaul; Fabian J. Maryanski; Deacons Walter N. Fudala; Raymond G. Corbin. 

St. Philip's had a CCD program with 1,010-794 students.


Richard Joseph Malone succeeded Kmiec as Buffalo bishop (2012- ).

2014 St. Andrew's Sloan NY 1/1

St. Andrew's had a CCD program with 83-120 students.

2014 2018 Retired Buffalo NY

Maryanksi reportedly continued to minister during retirement, mostly at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin in Clarence.

Maryinski was again placed on leave, in May 2018, after a news outlet reported that he had been investigated for abuse allegations in 1995, removed, then reassigned after five years. Bishop Malone said he would reopen the investigation. Maryanski's name was not included on the diocese's list released in March 2018 of those with credible allegations against them of child sexual abuse.

Priests in a Parish: We use the following convention to show a priest's place among the clergy of a parish: 1/2 means that he is the first priest listed in the Official Catholic Directory (usually the pastor) and that there is a total of two priests at the parish. The shorthand 3/4 means that the priest is listed third on a four-priest roster. See our sample page from the Directory.

Source: Official Catholic Directory (Kenedy & Sons, 1972-2017).

Diocee releases list of priests, Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, March 20, 2018
Buffalo priest accused in 1995 of having sex with teen still offering Masses, Buffalo News, May 6, 2018
Accuser relieved that Buffalo Diocese put priest on leave, by Jay Tokasz, The Buffalo News, May 7, 2018
 WGRZ 05.07.18
As Diocese places priest on leave, abuse advocate tells bishop "reveal or resign", by Michael Mroziak, May 7, 2018
Clergy abuse victims call for Bishop Malone's resignation, by Charlie Specht, WKBW, May 7, 2018

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This assignment record was last updated on May 16 , 2018.


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