Fr. William D. Lum

Diocese:  Diocese of Rochester

Summary of Assignments:

  • 1970-1973:  St. Margaret Mary; Rochester, NY
  • 1974-1975:  St. Louis Church; Pittsford, NY
  • 1976-1990:  Newman Community University of Rochester, Inc.; Rochester, NY
  • 1986-1990:  NY Office of Campus Ministry; Rochester, NY
  • 1991:  Holy Cross; Rochester, NY
  • 1992-1996:  Our Lady of Mercy; Rochester, NY
  • 1997-1999:  Absent on Leave; Diocese of Rochester
  • 2000-2001:  Graduate Studies; Diocese of Rochester
    • Listed as attending St. Paul University in Ottawa, Canada
  • 2002:  Special Assignment; Diocese of Rochester
    • Address listed as 1150 Buffalo Rd., Rochester


Placed on leave 1996. Pleaded guilty 8/97 to misdemeanor sexual abuse of 16 yr old boy in 1992 and given conditional discharge instead of prison or probation. Lum allowed to perform administrative duties for Diocese until 4/02 when he was again placed onleave without privileges. Civil suit filed. Dismissed by Appeals court 2/02 as to Diocese & church but not Lum. On behalf of Lum, Diocese settled 5/02 for counseling fees. Life of Prayer & Penance per 6/7/12 announcement from diocese.


Rochester Democrat and Chronicle 01.15.02; Democrat and Chronicle 02.02.02; Democrat and Chronicle 04.22.02; Associated Press 05.02.02; Democrat and Chronicle 05.03.02; Democrat and Chronicle 05.09.02; Post Standard (NY) 05.12.02; Post Standard 05.22.02; Dallas Morning News 06.12.02; Catholic Courier 06.07.12; Rochester Homepage 06.07.12; SNAP Statement 06.07.12; Democrat & Chronicle 08.10.12; WHAM 08.07.13

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.