David A. Bellittiere is the current spiritual leader of the Friends of
St. Peregrine. He continues the tradition of healing masses offered by the
Friends of St. Peregrine throughout the communities of Western New York. He
is a strong believer in the power of prayer to comfort individuals and
families that are experiencing the difficult challenges of illness.
Father Bellittiere is a native of Amherst, NY and attended Wadhams Hall
Seminary College in Ogdensburg, NY. He entered SS. Cyril and Methodius
Seminary in Orchard Lake, MI where he earned his Master of Divinity Degree.
In 1988, he was ordained a transitional deacon and assigned to Our Lady of
Czestochowa Parish in North Tonawanda. In 1989, he was ordained a priest at
St. Benedict Parish in Eggertsville, where he grew up.
Father Bellittiere served at All Saints Parish in Buffalo as a parochial
vicar until 1995 and then assisted as temporary administrator at St.
Bridget's Church in Newfane. His next assignment was parochial vicar at
Christ the King Parish in Amherst where he served for eight years. In 2002,
he was appointed pastor at Holy Trinity Church in Dunkirk. In 2008, he was
given additional responsibilities at the Newman Center on the campus of SUNY
The Diocese of Buffalo Vocation Office recognized Father Bellittiere as
“Priest of the Month for May 2012,” because his vocational journey is an
inspiration to those who are considering the call to priesthood. Father Bellittiere is currently the pastor
at Fourteen Holy Helpers Church in West Seneca.
Friends of St. Peregrine, Inc.