March 22, 2017
Ogdensburg - After the March 16 meeting of the Priest Personnel Committee, Bishop Terry R. LaValley announced that Father Adrian Gallagher, pastor of St. Ann’s Church in Mooers Forks and St. Joseph’s Church in Mooers and temporary administrator of Church of the Holy Angels in Altona and St. Louis of France Church in Sciota, has been named pastor of Church of the Holy Angels and St. Louis of France.
Father Gallagher will continue to serve as pastor in Mooers and Mooers Forks in addition to his new responsibilities as pastor in Altona and Sciota.
A native of Malone, Father Gallagher was Franciscan for several years but returned to the Diocese of Ogdensburg in 2013 to be closer to his aging parents.
He was named pastor in Mooers and Mooers Forks Jan. 1, 2014.
On Feb. 29, 2016, he was incardinated into the Diocese of Ogdensburg.