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Meet the Staff

Fr. James Waite

Fr. James is the Pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish. Fr. Waite grew up in Buffalo at All Saints Parish. He is a graduate of St. Joseph Collegiate Institute and Canisius College. Before he was ordained to the priesthood, he was an Instructor of General Education and Coordinator, and Chair of the Graphic Design and General Education Departments at Platt College in New port Beach, California.

Fr. Joe Dumphrey

Fr. Dumphrey was born in Lockport where he attended St. Patrick's Grade School and DeSales High School.Fr James' family lives in the Town of Lockport. Following high school graduation in 1953, he entered the Novitiate of the Oblates of St. Francis DeSales in Childs, Maryland. He was sent to study at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and received a bachelor's degree in philosophy and a master's degree in mathematics from there.