Fr. Robert J. Winterkorn

Diocese:  Diocese of Rochester

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1957-1961:  St. Thomas the Apostle; Rochester, NY
  • 1962-1969:  St. John Evangelist; Rochester, NY
  • 1970-1973:  St. James; Rochester, NY
  • 1974-1975:  Guardian Angels; Rochester, NY
  • 1976-1994:  St. John the Evangelist; Spencerport, NY
  • 1995:  Unassigned


Allegations of abuse beginning about 1983. Assigned St. John the Evangelist Church. Bishop requested resignation after Winterkorn admitted to a long-term sexual relationship with a female parishioner that began when she was a minor. No criminal charges filed. His privileges were removed. After canonical process, he was assigned to life of prayer & penance per 6/7/12 notice from diocese.


Post Standard 09.30.93; Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 04.22.02; Democrat and Chronicle 07.25.05; Catholic Courier 06.07.12; Rochester Homepage 06.07.12; SNAP Statement 06.07.12

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.