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Pope Francis Accepts Retirement of Auxiliary Bishop Edward Grosz of Buffalo, NY

Will Continue in Sacramental Ministry in Retirement

The Vatican announced March 2, 2020, that Pope Francis, has accepted the resignation of Bishop Edward M. Grosz, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo, effective immediately. Bishop Grosz, who turned 75 years old on February 16, has reached the mandatory retirement age for bishops.

Originally from Buffalo’s Black Rock section, Bishop Grosz attended Assumption School, the Diocesan Preparatory Seminary, both in Buffalo, and St. John Vianney Seminary in East Aurora, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and a Master of Divinity degree. Following his ordination as a priest in 1971 by Bishop James A. McNulty, then-Father Grosz attended the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana where he earned a Master’s degree in liturgy.

He has served in many capacities as a priest and bishop, including as Parochial Vicar, Pastor, Episcopal Vicar, Director of the Office of Worship and for 11 years as Chaplain for the Felician Sisters in Buffalo at their motherhouse in Cheektowaga. On November 22, 1989, he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop for the Diocese of Buffalo and ordained to the episcopacy on February 2, 1990.

Bishop Grosz will continue to provide sacramental ministry throughout the Diocese in his retirement.

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