Sunday, 29 April 2018 12:50

Official Appointments

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Official appointments from the Office of the Bishop

Pastor

Reverend Paul Bonk is appointed Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Pierron, of St. Nicholas Parish, Pocahontas, and of St. Gertrude Parish, Grantfork, from Parochial Vicar of Our Saviour Parish, Jacksonville, of St. Alexius Parish, Beardstown, of St. Fidelis Parish, Arenzville, and of St. Luke Parish, Virginia, and as Chaplain of MacMurray College, Jacksonville, effective June 1, 2018.

Reverend Charles A. Edwards is appointed Pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Effingham, and of Annunciation Parish, Shumway, and as Consultant of the Center of Discipleship and Stewardship at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, from Parochial Administrator of these same parishes, and from Director of the Office for Stewardship and Discipleship of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, effective July 1, 2018.

Reverend Scott A. Snider is appointed Pastor of Mother of Dolors Parish, Vandalia, and of St. Joseph Parish, Ramsey, and as Chaplain of Our Sorrowful Mother’s Ministry, Vandalia, and Vandalia Correctional Center, from Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Pierron, of St. Nicholas Parish, Pocahontas, and of St. Gertrude Parish, Grantfork, while retaining his duties as Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officer of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, effective June 1, 2018.

Parochial Administrator

Reverend Valery Safari Burusu, a priest of the Diocese of Nyundo, Rwanda, is appointed Parochial Administrator of St. Mary Parish, Paris, and of St. Aloysius Parish, North Arm, from Parochial Vicar of St. Peter Parish, Quincy, effective July 1, 2018.

Parochial Vicar

Reverend Michael Friedel is appointed Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, from Graduate Studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy, effective July 1, 2018.

Reverend Robert Johnson, newly ordained, is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Boniface Parish, Edwardsville, and Chaplain of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, effective July 1, 2018.

Reverend Aaron Kuhn, newly ordained, is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Peter Parish, Quincy, effective July 1, 2018.

Reverend Ronnie Maldo Lorilla is appointed Parochial Vicar of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Springfield, from Parochial Vicar of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Effingham, and of Annunciation Parish, Shumway, effective July 1, 2018.

Reverend Braden Maher is appointed Parochial Vicar of Our Saviour Parish, Jacksonville, of St. Alexius Parish, Beardstown, of St. Fidelis Parish, Arenzville, and of St. Luke Parish, Virginia, and as Chaplain of MacMurray College, Jacksonville, effective Aug. 1, 2018, and to Graduate Studies in the summer program of Canon Law at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., effective June 1, 2018.

Reverend Adam Prichard is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Paul Parish, Highland, from Parochial Vicar of St. Jude Parish, Rochester, effective July 1, 2018.

Reverend Trenton Rauck, S.J.C., with the consent of his Archbishop and General Superior, is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Springfield, and granted the faculties of the Diocese, effective April 18, 2018 and continuing for the duration of his residence in this Diocese.

Reverend Mark Tracy, newly ordained, is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Effingham, and of Annunciation Parish, Shumway, effective July 1, 2018.

Curia

Ms. Katie Price is appointed Director of the Center for Discipleship and Stewardship at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, from Stewardship and Discipleship Coordinator for the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, effective July 1, 2018.

Chaplain

Reverend Thaddeus Adukus, a priest of the Diocese of Auchi (Nigeria), with the consent of his bishop, is appointed Chaplain of Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, with residence at Little Flower Parish, Springfield, effective July 1, 2018, for a period of five years, and granted the faculties of the Diocese, continuing for the duration of his residence in this Diocese.

Reverend Monsignor David S. Lantz is appointed Chaplain of the Taylorville Correctional Center, Taylorville, while retaining his duties as Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Taylorville, of St. Rita Parish, Kincaid, and of Holy Trinity Parish, Stonington, effective July 1, 2018.

Reverend Christudasan Kurisadima, S.A.C., with the consent of his provincial, is appointed Associate Chaplain of the Taylorville Correctional Center, Taylorville, while retaining his duties as Parochial Vicar of St. Mary Parish, Taylorville, of St. Rita Parish, Kincaid, and of Holy Trinity Parish, Stonington, effective July 1, 2018.

Senior Priest

Reverend Donald J. Blickhan is appointed to Senior Priest status, with private residence, from Chaplain of the Illinois Veterans Home, Quincy, effective July 1, 2018.

Studies

Reverend Dominic Rankin, newly ordained, is appointed to Graduate Studies for the Licentiate in Sacred Theology of Marriage and Family at the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences, Rome, Italy, with residence at the Pontifical North American College, Vatican City, effective July 1, 2018.

Other Ministries

Reverend Adam Zawadzki, O.P. Miss., newly ordained, with the assent of his prior general, is appointed to full-time ministry with the Dominican Missionaries for the Deaf, Madison, effective July 1, 2018.

Deacon Internship

Reverend Brother Fernando Solomon, O.P. Miss. is appointed to diaconate internship assisting the pastor of Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, Collinsville, from assisting the pastor of St. Boniface Parish, Edwardsville, effective May 1, 2018.

Concluding Appointments

Very Reverend Albert F. Allen, V.F. concludes his appointment as Parochial Administrator of Mother of Dolors Parish, Vandalia, and of St. Joseph Parish, Ramsey, while retaining his duties as Pastor of St. Louis Parish, Nokomis, and as Dean of the Litchfield Deanery, effective June 1, 2018.

Reverend Daniel J. Bergbower concludes his appointment as Chaplain of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Catholic Campus Ministry, while retaining his duties as Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Edwardsville, effective July 1, 2018.

Reverend Vincent Callahan, O.F.M., upon the recommendation of his superior, concludes his faculties of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, effective March 23, 2018.

Reverend Donald Patrick Gibbons concludes his appointment as Associate Chaplain of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Catholic Campus Ministry, while retaining his duties as Pastor of St. Cecilia Parish, Glen Carbon, effective July 1, 2018.

Reverend Ronald Hilt, a priest of the Romanian Catholic Diocese, Eparchy of St. George in Canton, Ohio, concludes his appointment as Parochial Administrator of St. Mary Parish, Paris, and of St. Aloysius Parish, North Arm, effective July 1, 2018.

Reverend Monsignor David J. Hoefler, V.G. concludes his appointment as Acting Dean of the Effingham Deanery, and as Chaplain of Our Sorrowful Mother’s Ministry, Vandalia, while retaining his duties as Vicar General, Moderator of the Curia, Acting Director of the Office for the Diaconate, effective June 1, 2018.

Reverend Daniel L. Willenborg concludes his appointment as Chaplain of Vandalia Correctional Center, Vandalia, effective June 1, 2018, and as Chaplain of the Taylorville Correctional Center, Taylorville, effective July 1, 2018, while retaining his duties as Pastor of Holy Family Parish, Litchfield, of St. Agnes Parish, Hillsboro, and as Chaplain of Graham Correctional Center, Hillsboro, and of Federal Correctional Institution, Greenville.