Fr. John Gabalski – Diocese of Buffalo

| Aug 7, 2020 | Catholic Church, Sex

Father John Gabalski

Diocese of Buffalo


Ordained: 1948

Died: 2003

Assignment History:

  • 1949-1965:     St. Mary College (Orchard Lake, MI)
  • 1965:               Resurrection Church (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1966:               St. Florian (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1966-1974:     Diocesan Preparatory Seminary (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1974-1978:     Queen of Peace (Buffalo, NY)
  • 1978-2003:     St. Stanislaus (Buffalo, NY)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father John Gabalski:

Fr. John Gabalski was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Buffalo before moving to Michigan in 1948. He returned to Buffalo in 1965, serving for a short time as assistant pastor at Resurrection Church, Cheektowaga, and St. Florian Parish in Buffalo. In 1966, Msgr. Gabalski joined the Diocesan Preparatory Seminary faculty in Buffalo, and served until 1974, when he was assigned as the pastor of Queen of Peace in Buffalo. He remained there until 1978 when was assigned as pastor of St. Stanislaus, serving there until his death in 2003.

According to media reports, in 2020, Fr. Gabalski was named in a lawsuit against the Diocese of Buffalo, alleging that he sexually abused a minor. The details of the 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].