Fr. Henry Lex – Diocese of Buffalo

| Aug 9, 2020 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father Henry Lex

Diocese of Buffalo


Ordained: 1951

Retired: 1991

Died: 2011

Assignment History:

  • 1951:                St. Helen Church (Hinsdale, NY)
  • 1952-1953:      St. Hyacinth Church (Lackawanna, NY)
  • 1954:                St. Joseph New Cathedral (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1956-1959:      St. Casimir (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1967-1976:      Sacred Heart in Bennington Center (Wyoming County)
  • 1976-1991:      Our Lady of Czestochowa (Cheektowaga, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Henry Lex:

Fr. Henry Lex was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Buffalo in 1951. He was assigned to the Buffalo Missionary Apostolate parish, at St. Helen in Hinsdale New York. In 1952, he became the assistant pastor at several parishes in the diocese. In 1959, he began serving as chaplain to the Felician Sisters Mother-house and, in 1967, was made pastor of Sacred Heart in Bennington Center. In 1976, he was named pastor of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Cheektowaga, the parish he served when he retired in 1991. He died at the age of 86.

According to media reports, in 2020, he was named in a lawsuit against the Diocese of Buffalo  was accused of sexual abuse of a minor. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.

Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo in New York.  The Diocese of Buffalo filed for bankruptcy protection in February 2020. Our lawyers are now offering free legal consultations to discuss a potential lawsuit and your other options as a survivor of sexual abuse by priests and other employees of the Buffalo Diocese.

Very strict filing deadlines will soon be set by the Bankruptcy Court.  Most victims of abuse will never be able to recover damages if they miss this deadline, so please contact us to discuss your case today. Call us at 888-283-9922 or send an e-mail to [email protected].