Rev. David A. Bellittiere


Rev. 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 at Fredonia.

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.


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