Fr. Michael Volino



Diocese:  Diocese of Rochester

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1993-1997:  St. Theodore; Gates, NY
  • 1998-2002:  St. Lawrence; Greece, NY
  • 2003-2005:  St. John the Evangelist; Greece, NY
  • 2006-2008:  Absent on Leave


Charged with possession of child porn on computer. Pleaded guilty 5/05. In 12/05 he was sentenced to 15 months in prison. Scheduled to be released in early 2007. He will remain on administrative leave pending a decision by the diocesan review board and, if necessary, by Rome. Volino fought against having to register as a (low level) sex offender but court ruled 2/07 that he had to.This level is not published on list. Canonical proceedings are not complete as of 6/12.


Democrat and Chronicle 2.16.07 (add’l article); Democrat & Chronicle 5.23.07 (add’l article); Catholic Courier 6.7.12 (add’l article); Rochester Homepage 6.7.12 (add’l article); SNAP Statement 6.7.12 (add’l article)Affidavit in Support of Federal Warrant; Democrat and Chronicle 3.14.05 (2nd); Rochester Democrat & Chronicle 03.10.05; WSTM 03.10.05; Democrat and Chronicle 03.14.05; Diocese of Rochester Statement 03.14.05; Democrat and Chronicle 03.15.05; Addition Statement by Archdiocese of Rochester 03.18.05; WSTM 03.19.05; Democrat and Chronicle 04.12.05; Democrat and Chronicle 05.25.05; WHEC 10.13.05; Democrat and Chronicle 12.14.05; Catholic Courier 12.24.05; Democrat and Chronicle 01.23.07

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.