Father Sebastian ‘Sibby’ Pierro joined St. Amelia Parish as its fifth pastor on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017! Fr. Sibby brings with him a strong commitment to Catholic elementary education as well as 35 years of experience in parish ministry.
Fr. Sibby was ordained by Bishop Edward D. Head in 1982. Father Pierro served as parochial vicar at various suburban Erie County parishes and received his first pastorate in 1994 when he was named pastor at Holy Trinity Parish, Dunkirk. He went on to serve at St. Peter’s Parish, Lewiston, for many years before moving to Hamburg to serve as parochial vicar at SS. Peter and Paul. In 2012 Fr. Sibby was assigned senior parochial vicar at St. Gregory the Great.
Since 2012 he has served as senior parochial vicar at nearby St. Gregory’s Church in Amherst, and is very happy to be joining a parish which he considers just as vibrant and active as St. Greg’s.
“I’ve heard some great things about St. Amelia”, he says, “Beginning with the energy and commitment of the laity, and all the wonderful folks involved with ministries. And of course, everyone knows about St. Amelia School being one of the strongest area schools, both academically and spiritually. I’m looking forward to making my own contribution there too,” Sibby says.
St. Amelia School has been serving the Town of Tonawanda and surrounding communities for more than 60 years. The school and church communities are both excited in welcoming Fr. Pierro as he joins our community.