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Official appointments from the Office of the Bishop

Pastor

Reverend Albert F. Allen is appointed Pastor of St. Louis Parish, Nokomis, and Dean of the Litchfield Deanery, while retaining duties as a Member of the Diocesan Finance Council, from Pastor of St. Cecilia Parish, Glen Carbon, from Parochial Administrator of Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, Alton, and from Associate Chaplain of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Seth A. Brown is appointed Pastor of St. Mary Parish, New Berlin, of Visitation of the B.V.M. Parish, Alexander, of Sacred Heart Parish, Franklin, and of St. Sebastian Parish, Waverly, and Theological Consultant to the Diocesan Curia, from Graduate Studies for the Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Gerald L. Bunse is appointed Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Farmersville, of St. Maurice Parish, Morrisonville, and of St. Raymond Parish, Raymond, from Parochial Administrator of the same parishes, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Christopher J. Comerford is appointed Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Quincy, from Pastor of St. Elizabeth Parish, Granite City, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Bernard Thomas Donovan is appointed Pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Quincy, from Parochial Administrator of the same parish, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Zachary Edgar is appointed Pastor of St. Elizabeth Parish, Granite City, while retaining duties as Diocesan Chaplain of Catholic Athletes for Christ, from Parochial Vicar of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Effingham, of Sacred Heart Parish, Effingham, and of Annunciation Parish, Shumway, and from Chaplain of St. Anthony High School, Effingham, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend James A. Flach is appointed Pastor of St. Elizabeth Parish, Robinson, and of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Oblong, while retaining duties as Chaplain of the Robinson Correctional Center, from Parochial Administrator of the same parishes, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Donald Patrick Gibbons is appointed Pastor of St. Cecilia Parish, Glen Carbon, and Associate Chaplain of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, from Pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Jerseyville, and of St. Patrick Parish, Grafton, and from Parochial Administrator of Holy Ghost Parish, Jerseyville, and of St. Mary Parish, Fieldon, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Paul A. Habing is appointed Pastor of St. Elizabeth Parish, Marine, while retaining duties for Area Hispanic Ministry, from in residence at the same parish, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Thomas Hagstrom is appointed Pastor of St. John Paul II Parish, Mt. Olive, from Parochial Vicar of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Jerseyville, of St. Patrick Parish, Grafton, of Holy Ghost Parish, Jerseyville, and of St. Mary Parish, Fieldon, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Alan M. Hunter is appointed Pastor of St. Lawrence Parish, Greenville, and Chaplain of HSHS Holy Family Hospital, Greenville, from Pastor of St. Jerome Parish, Troy, of St. Elizabeth Parish, Marine, and of St. James Parish, St. Jacob, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Steven A. Janoski is appointed Pastor of St. Ambrose Parish, Godfrey, from Pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Springfield, and from Director of Campus Ministry/Chaplain of the University of Illinois at Springfield, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Kevin M. Laughery is appointed Pastor of St. Jerome Parish, Troy, and of St. James Parish, St. Jacob, while retaining duties as Censor Librorum and Judge of the Diocesan Tribunal, from Pastor of St. Mary Parish, New Berlin, of Visitation of the B.V.M. Parish, Alexander, of Sacred Heart Parish, Franklin, and of St. Sebastian Parish, Waverly, and from Judicial Vicar, from Episcopal Delegate for Matrimonial Concerns, and from Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officer, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Aloysius Okey Ndeanaefo is appointed Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Villa Grove, and of St. Michael Parish, Hume, from Parochial Administrator of the same parishes, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Stephen J. Pohlman is appointed Pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Jerseyville, of Holy Ghost Parish, Jerseyville, of St. Patrick Parish, Grafton, and of St. Mary Parish, Fieldon, from Pastor of St. Ambrose Parish, Godfrey, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Michal Rosa is appointed Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Effingham, and Chaplain of St. Anthony High School, Effingham, from Parochial Vicar of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Effingham, of Sacred Heart Parish, Effingham, and of Annunciation Parish, Shumway, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Jason P. Stone is appointed Pastor of Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, Alton, from Parochial Vicar of the same parish, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Scott Thelander, S.J.C., with the consent of his archbishop and superior general, is appointed Pastor of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, Springfield, while retaining residence with the Canons of St. John Cantius at St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Springfield, from Parochial Vicar of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Springfield, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Daniel L. Willenborg is appointed Pastor of Holy Family Parish, Litchfield, and of St. Agnes Parish, Hillsboro, and Liaison for Prison Ministry and Chaplain of Federal Correctional Institution, Greenville, while retaining duties as Chaplain of Graham Correctional Center, Hillsboro, of Taylorville Correctional Center, Taylorville, and of Vandalia Correctional Center, Vandalia, from Pastor of St. Louis Parish, Nokomis, and from Associate Liaison for Prison Ministry, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Daren J. Zehnle is appointed Pastor of St. Augustine Parish, Ashland, and Adjutant Judicial Vicar, while retaining duties as Judge of the Diocesan Tribunal, and as Bishop’s Delegate for Matrimonial Concerns, from Parochial Vicar of St. Agnes Parish, Springfield, and Chief Master of Ceremonies to the Bishop, effective Aug. 1, 2017. He is also appointed Director of the Office for Divine Worship and the Catechumenate, and to post-graduate studies in the summer program for the degree of Master of Arts in Liturgy at the Liturgical Institute of the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, effective May 1, 2017.

Parochial Administrator

Reverend Manuel P. Cuizon, C.R.S., is appointed Parochial Administrator of St. Joseph Parish, Springfield, and part-time Chaplain of Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, from Parochial Vicar of St. Jude Parish, Rochester, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Fredrick Chima Mbiere, a priest of the Diocese of Nnewi, Nigeria, is appointed Parochial Administrator of Resurrection Parish, Illiopolis, while retaining duties as Chaplain of HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, from in residence at Christ the King Parish, Springfield, effective July 1, 2017.

Parochial Vicar

Reverend Pawel Augustyniak, J.C.L., a priest from the Diocese of Radom, Poland, is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Agnes Parish, Springfield, and Judge of the Diocesan Tribunal, effective Aug. 1, 2017.

Reverend Ronnie Lorilla, newly ordained, is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Effingham, and of Annunciation Parish, Shumway, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Adam Prichard is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Jude Parish, Rochester, from Parochial Vicar of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Quincy, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend RafaƂ Pyrchla, newly ordained, is appointed Parochial Vicar of Our Saviour Parish, Jacksonville, of St. Fidelis Parish, Arenzville, of St. Alexius Parish, Beardstown, and of St. Luke Parish, Virginia, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Valery Burusu Safari, a priest of the Diocese of Nyundo, Rwanda, is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Peter Parish, Quincy, from Parochial Vicar of St. Mary Parish, Taylorville, of St. Rita Parish, Kincaid, and of Holy Trinity Parish, Stonington, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Martin Smith is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Jerseyville, of Holy Ghost Parish, Jerseyville, of St. Patrick Parish, Grafton, and of St. Mary Parish, Fieldon, from Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, and from Chaplain of Sacred Heart-Griffin High School, Springfield, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Wayne Stock, newly ordained, is appointed Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, and Chaplain of Sacred Heart-Griffin High School, Springfield, effective July 1, 2017.

Curia

Reverend Brian C. Alford is appointed Vicar for Priests, while retaining duties as Director for the Department for Vocational Services, Director of the Office for Vocations, and Pastor of St. Jude Parish, Rochester, from Priest Secretary to the Bishop and Associate Master of Ceremonies to the Bishop, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Charles A. Edwards is appointed to full-time duties as Director of the Department for Evangelical and Catechetical Services, and Director of the Office for Stewardship and Discipleship, with residence at St. Aloysius Parish, Springfield, from Pastor of St. Augustine Parish, Ashland, effective Aug. 1, 2017.

Reverend Barry J. Harmon is appointed Director of the Office for the Diaconate, while retaining duties as Parochial Administrator of Mother of Dolors Parish, Vandalia, of St. Joseph Parish, Ramsey, and as Chaplain of Our Sorrowful Mother’s Ministry, Vandalia, from Associate Director for Spiritual Formation of the Office for the Diaconate, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Christopher A. House is appointed Judicial Vicar, while retaining duties as Chancellor and Director of the Department of Canonical and Pastoral Services, as Pastor of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, and as Section Prior of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, Diocese of Springfield in Illinois Section, from Director of the Office for the Diaconate, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Scott A. Snider is appointed Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officer, while retaining duties as Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Pierron, of St. Nicholas Parish, Pocahontas, and of St. Gertrude Parish, Grantfork, from Liaison for Prison Ministry and Chaplain of the Federal Correctional Institution, Greenville, effective July 1, 2017.

Dean

Reverend Monsignor Leo J. Enlow is appointed Dean of the Quincy Deanery, while retaining duties as Pastor of St. Peter Parish, Quincy, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Jeffery A. Grant is appointed Dean of the Springfield Deanery, while retaining duties as Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Springfield, effective July 1, 2017.

Chaplain

Reverend Steven M. Arisman is appointed Associate Chaplain of Millikin University, Decatur, while retaining duties as Pastor of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Parish, Mt. Zion, and of St. Isidore Parish, Bethany, and as Chaplain at St. Teresa High School, Decatur, from Associate Master of Ceremonies to the Bishop, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Kevin Mann, S.J.C., with the consent of his archbishop and superior general, is appointed Director of Campus Ministry/Chaplain of the University of Illinois at Springfield, and part-time Chaplain at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, while retaining duties as Parochial Vicar of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Springfield, and as part-time Chaplain at HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend James E. Isaacson, S.J.C., with the consent of his archbishop and superior general, is appointed part-time Chaplain at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, while retaining duties as Pastor of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Springfield, and as part-time Chaplain at HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, effective July 1, 2017.

Pastor Emeritus

Reverend Larry L. Anschutz is appointed Pastor Emeritus of St. John Paul II Parish, Mt. Olive, from Pastor of the same parish, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Monsignor Michael R. Kuse, V.F. is appointed Pastor Emeritus of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Quincy, from Pastor of the same parish, from Dean of the Quincy Deanery, and from Canonical Administrator of St. Dominic School, Quincy, effective July 1, 2017.

Very Reverend James L. Neuman, V.F. is appointed Pastor Emeritus of Holy Family Parish, Litchfield, and of St. Agnes Parish, Hillsboro, from Pastor of the same parishes and from Dean of the Litchfield Deanery, effective July 1, 2017.

Concluding Appointments

Reverend Samuel Bagyo Jr. concludes his appointment as Parochial Vicar of Our Saviour Parish, Jacksonville, of St. Fidelis Parish, Arenzville, of St. Alexius Parish, Beardstown, and of St. Luke Parish, Virginia, effective July 1, 2017.

Very Reverend Christopher J. Brey, V.F. concludes his appointment as Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Effingham, while retaining duties as Dean of the Effingham Deanery, Pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Effingham, and of Annunciation Parish, Shumway, and Chairman of Diocesan Committee for Hispanic Ministry, with residence at Annunciation Rectory, Shumway, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Raphael Paul DeMoreno concludes his appointment as Priest Moderator/Supply Priest of Resurrection Parish, Illiopolis, while remaining Pastor of St. James Parish, Riverton, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Clinton Honkomp, O.P., with the assent of his religious superior, concludes his appointment as Priest Moderator of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, Springfield, while retaining duties as Pastor of St. Aloysius Parish, Springfield, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Paul Kala concludes his appointment as Parochial Administrator of St. Lawrence Parish, Greenville, to work with the Missionary Society of St. Theresa of the Little Flower, on loan to the Diocese of Wa (Ghana), ad experimentum for a period of three years, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Joseph Braden Maher concludes his appointment as Associate Master of Ceremonies to the Bishop, while retaining duties as Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, effective July 1, 2017.

Very Reverend John H. Nolan, V.F. concludes his appointment as Dean of the Springfield Deanery, while retaining duties as Pastor of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Chatham, and as Bishop’s Delegate for Legal Professionals, effective July 1, 2017.

Pastoral Facilitator

Sister Mary Jean Traeger, O.P. concludes her appointment as Pastoral Facilitator of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, Springfield, effective July 1, 2017.

Sister Phyllis Schenk, O.P. concludes her appointment as Pastoral Facilitator of Resurrection Parish, Illiopolis, effective July 1, 2017.

Residence

Reverend Thomas Coughlin, OP Miss., with the consent of the Archbishop of Hartford, changes residence to the Archdiocese of Hartford, while retaining duties as Prior General of the Dominican Missionaries for the Deaf, from residence at the Dominican Missionaries for the Deaf House of Studies, Madison, effective July 1, 2017.

Studies

Reverend Michael Friedel, newly ordained, is appointed to Graduate Studies for the Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) in Biblical Studies from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy, with residence at the Pontifical North American College, Rome, Italy, effective July 1, 2017.

Deacon Internship

Reverend Brother Fernando Solomon, OP Miss. is appointed to Deacon Internship at St. Boniface Parish, Edwardsville, and Local Prior of the Dominican House of Studies, Madison, from Deacon Internship at Our Saviour Parish, Jacksonville, of St. Fidelis Parish, Arenzville, of St. Alexius Parish, Beardstown, and of St. Luke Parish, Virginia, effective July 1, 2017.

Reverend Brother Adam Zawadzki, OP Miss. is appointed to Deacon Internship at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Springfield, from Deacon Internship at Our Saviour Parish, Jacksonville, of St. Fidelis Parish, Arenzville, of St. Alexius Parish, Beardstown, and of St. Luke Parish, Virginia, and from Local Prior of the Dominican House of Studies, Madison, effective July 1, 2017.

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