Rev. James G. Judge was the founding spiritual leader of the Friends
of St. Peregrine. For fifteen years,
he celebrated healing masses throughout the Western New York area. Through
his inspirational message, he provided hope to those afflicted with cancer
and other life-threatening illness and has touched the hearts of many.
Father Judge, a native of Buffalo, NY attended the Diocesan Preparatory
Seminary and St. John Vianney Seminary in East Aurora, NY where he earned a
Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Divinity Degree. Father Judge also studied
at the University of Notre Dame, and earned a Master of Arts Degree in
His first assignment as a priest was an assistant pastor at Ascension
Parish, North Tonawanda. In 1975, Father Judge taught at Notre Dame High
School in Batavia. During his years there, he was the weekend assistant at
St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Attica and at St. Joseph Parish, Albion. He was chaplain at the Genesee County Jail
and the Albion Correctional Facility.
In 1978, he was named Religious Educator of the Year, and in 1980
received the Diocesan Teacher of the Year award.
Father Judge became senior chaplain at the Collins Center Correctional
Facility in 1983 and was in residence at Immaculate Conception Parish, Eden.
In the early 1990s, he was an adjunct professor at Medaille College. He
received his first pastorate in 1994 when Bishop Edward D. Head named him pastor
of Annunciation Parish in Buffalo and he was later assigned as pastor of Holy
Spirit in North Collins. Father Judge
is currently the pastor of St. Martin of Tours and St. Thomas Aquinas in
After fifteen years of uplifting and comforting healing
masses, Father Judge will devote himself to other ministries. We deeply
regret his departure and we express our profound gratitude and appreciation
for his many years of leadership and spiritual guidance.
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