Fr. Martin Pavlock – Diocese of Buffalo

| Oct 22, 2019 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Martin Pavlock

Diocese of Buffalo

Ordained: 1966

Removed: 2018

Assigned as follows:

  • 1967                St. John the Evangelist (Sinclairville, NY)
  • 1968-1969      Saints Peter and Paul (Jamestown, NY)
  • 1970                508 Cherry Street (Jamestown, NY)
  • 1971-1973      Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament (Depew, NY)
  • 1974-1976      Saints Peter and Paul (Jamestown, NY)
  • 1977                Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Lancaster, NY)
  • 1978                Mother of Divine Grace
  • 1979-1983      St. Barnabas (Depew, NY)
  • 1984-1985      St. Elizabeth (Cherry Creek, NY)
  • 1986                Awaiting assignment
  • 1987-1992      St. Gregory the Great (Williamsville, NY) Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital (Amherst, NY)
  • 1993-2000      Our Lady Help of Christians (Cheektowaga, NY)
  • 2001-2002      Holy Trinity (Dunkirk, NY)
  • 2003                Absent on leave

Summary of Abuse Allegations against Father Martin Pavlock:

Father Martin Pavlock served in at least 12 Western New York parishes throughout his career. He retired in 2004. According to media reports, in March 2018, his 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 priests only if they have more than one allegation. As of 2016, he was believed to be living in Jamestown, New York.

In April 2020, Father Pavlock was one of 23 priests removed off of the Diocese of Buffalo’s payroll through an agreement it reached with survivors in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo and throughout New York. The Diocese of Buffalo filed for federal bankruptcy protection in February 2020. Anyone sexually abused by a priest or employee of the Diocese of Buffalo may be entitled to file a claim against the Diocese in these bankruptcy proceedings, but very strict filing deadlines apply. Most victims of abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo will never be able to take action against the Diocese of Buffalo if they miss this bankruptcy filing deadline, so it is important that you contact us immediately to discuss your potential case.

Contact us at 888-283-9922 or [email protected] to discuss your legal options today.