Fr. Paul Fr. Worczak

Diocese:  Diocese of Ogdensburg

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1968: Ordained
  • 1969-1970:  St. Mary; Potsdam, NY
  • 1971-1973:  Holy Family; Watertown, NY
  • 1974:  St. Patrick; Chateaugay, NY
  • 1975-1981:  St. Thomas More; Canton, NY
  • 1982-1989:  St. Joseph; Massena, NY
  • 1990:  St. Lawrence the Martyr
  • 1991-2004:  St. Andrew’s; Norwood, NY
  • 2003:  Removed from public ministry
  • 2005-2018:  Whereabouts unknown


In 4/02 a man told the diocese that Worczak molested him when he was age 11 in 1971, at Holy Family in Watertown. The priest allegedly touched the boy inappropriately and later kissed him. Worczak’s accuser also said there were other victims. Bishop Barbarito kept Worczak in active ministry until 3/03. Parishioners said they were not informed as to why he was removed. The diocese offered to pay for counseling (past or future) but refused to admit to liability, saying the statute of limitations had passed.


Watertown Daily Times (NY) 07.02.03; Sun Sentinel 07.03.03; Watertown Daily Times 01.06.04; Watertown Daily Times 02.24.10; North Country Now 03.14.18; Watertown Daily Times 03.14.18; Watertown Daily Times 05.23.18 ;