Fr. Valentine Jankowiak

Diocese:  Diocese of Rochester

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1939-1942:  St. Stanislaus; Rochester, NY
  • 1943-1948:  St. Francis de Sales; Geneva, NY
  • 1949-1954:  St. Casimir Parish; Elmira, NY
  • 1955:  St. Francis de Sales; Geneva, NY
  • 1956-1960:  St. Cecilia; Rochester, NY
  • 1961-1974:  St. Margaret Mary Church; Apalachin, NY
  • 1975-1982:  St. Cecilia; Elmira, NY
  • 1983-1985:  Not listed in the 1983-1985 Directories
  • 1986:  Retired
  • 1990-1999:  St. Cecilia; Rochester, NY


Fr. Jankowiak has been accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy in 1962. Jankowiak allegedly told the boy to strip nude before fondling him and forcing oral sex on the child.

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.