Religious staff

We are blessed to have five priests serving our priory and academy.  Our priests also serve our mission parishes in Buffalo and Binghamton, NY, and Pittston, PA.

• Prior of Blessed Virgin Mary Church
•  Principal of Mater Dei Academy
•  Religion Department Head
•  Altar & Rosary Society Chaplain
• Holy Name Society Chaplain

Fr. Richard Boyle

Fr. Boyle was born into a military family, now residing in New Jersey. Upon graduating from St. Joseph’s Academy in Richmond, MI he entered St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary. After his ordination in June of 2009, he was appointed to Denver, CO. For six years he taught at the academy there and traveled to numerous chapels around the nation. He served his first role as Principal at Immaculate Heart of Mary Academy in Oak Grove, MN in 2015. Two years later his Alma Mater claimed their alumnus as Prior and Principal. In 2017 Warners, NY welcomed Fr. Boyle.

Assistant Pastor, Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Warners, NY

Fr. Ronald Gagnon

Fr. Gagnon is originally from Vermont. He was ordained in June 2001 at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Winona, MN. He has had previous assignments in Nicholville, NY, and Ridgefield, CT and was also formerly stationed here. He returned to BVM in 2019.


• Assistant Priest
• Pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Buffalo, NY
• Dean of Academics
 •  Chaplain of the Girls’ School
 •  High School Girls’ Religion
 •  11th & 12th Boys' Religion

Fr. Joseph Haynos

Fr. Haynos grew up in Post Falls, Idaho where he attended the SSPX school, Immaculate Conception Academy. He graduated in 2007 and entered St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary that fall. Upon his ordinations in June of 2014, he spent his first three years of priesthood in St. Mary’s, KS where he taught in the academy and college, serviced the mission in Wichita, KS and took charge of the high school boys’ dorm for one year. In 2017 he was transferred to Walton, KY where he served as Principal of Assumption Academy and cared for St. Benedict’s Chapel in Louisville, KY. Fr. Haynos moved to Syracuse in 2020 where he works at the school while traveling on the weekends to Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Buffalo, NY.

• Assistant Priest
•  Chaplain of the Boys’ School
•  Prefect of the Boys' Dormitory
•  9th & 10th Boys’ Religion

Fr. Phillip DeLallo

Fr. DeLallo returned to New York in 2021. Born in Lake Tahoe, California and raised in St. Mary’s KS, Fr. DeLallo finished his high school years as a boarding boy at Mater Dei Academy (BVM). After graduating in 2012 he entered St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary and was ordained in June of 2021. His first assignment brought him back to Warners where he resides as an assistant priest as well as Prefect of the Boys' Dormitory.

• Assistant Priest
• Pastor of St. Athanasius, Binghamton, NY and Child Jesus Catholic Church, Pittston, PA
•  Chaplain of the Eucharistic Crusaders
•  7th and 8th Religion

Fr. Gregory Pfeiffer

Fr. Pfeiffer was born and raised in Kentucky, attended High School at Assumption Academy (SSPX) in Walton, Kentucky after which he received his priestly formation at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Dillwyn Virginia and was ordained June 16th 2023.