Fr. Dennis J. Shaw



Diocese:  Diocese of Rochester

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1975-1977:  Blessed Sacrament; Rochester, NY
  • 1978-1987:  St. Francis Assisi; Rochester, NY
  • 1988-2005:  Our Lady of Mount Carmel; Rochester, NY
  • 1994-2002:  St. Michael Church; Rochester, NY
  • 1994-2005:  Holy Redeemer-St. Francis Xavier; Rochester, NY
  • 2006-2010:  Holy Family; Auburn, NY


In 12/10 Shaw was placed on leave without privileges from current position as parochial administrator of Holy Family Church in Auburn after allegations that he abused a child in late 1970s at St. Francis of Assisi in Rochester (now closed). Diocese saysallegations are “credible.” Review Board found allegations credible 2/12. Matter sent to the Vatican. Shaw lives in Auburn but was fired from job at YMCA 2/12. Canonical proceedings are not complete as of 6/12.


Catholic Courier 6.7.12; Rochester Homepage 6.7.12; SNAP Statement 6.7.12; The Citizen 2.9.12; Auburn Citizen 12.12.10; Catholic Courier 12.12.10; WHEC 12.12.10; Auburn Citizen 12.13.10; Democrat and Chronicle 12.13.10; Diocese of Rochester Statement 12.13.10; Auburn Citizen 10.02.11; SNAP Wisconsin Statement 10.13.11; The Citizen 02.10.12; WSYR 02.10.12

Note: Years listed indicate editions of the Official Catholic Directory. Because of the publication schedule of the Directory, a priest listed at a parish in a given year was also likely at that parish for part of the previous year.