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Official Appointments

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Official appointments from the Office of the Bishop

Diocesan Curia

Reverend Christopher A. House is appointed Director of the Office for the Diaconate of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, while retaining duties as Chancellor, Director of the Department of Canonical Services and Policy Development, Pastor of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, and Chaplain of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, effective May 1, 2015.

Mr. Steven E. Roach is appointed Director of the Department for Pro-Life Services, Charity and Justice of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, while retaining duties as Executive Director of the Office for Catholic Charities, effective May 1, 2015.

Pastors

Reverend Raphael Paul DeMoreno is appointed Pastor of St. James Parish, Riverton, from Parochial Administrator of the same, while retaining duties as Priest Moderator of Resurrection Parish, Illiopolis, and as Chaplain of St. John's Hospital, Springfield, effective July 1, 2015.

Reverend Charles A. Edwards is appointed Pastor of St. Augustine Parish, Ashland, while retaining duties as Director of Stewardship and Discipleship of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, from Pastor of St. Paul Parish, Highland, of Immaculate Conception Parish, Pierron, and of St. Nicholas Parish, Pocahontas, effective July 1, 2015.

Reverend Michael B. Haag is appointed Pastor of Ss. Mary and Joseph Parish, Carlinville, of Ss. Simon and Jude Parish, Gillespie, and of St. Joseph Parish, Benld, from Pastor of Christ the King Parish, Greenup, of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Casey, of St. Mary Parish, Marshall, and from Prison Ministry, Robinson Correctional Center, effective July 1, 2015.

Reverend Clinton P. Honkomp, O.P., with the consent of his Provincial Superior, is appointed Pastor of St. Aloysius Parish, Springfield, from Parochial Vicar of St. Aloysius Parish, Springfield, and of St. John Vianney Parish, Sherman, with residence at the Dominican Motherhouse, Springfield, effective July 1, 2015.

Reverend Alan M. Hunter is appointed Pastor of St. Jerome Parish, Troy, of St. Elizabeth Parish, Marine, of St. James Parish, St. Jacob, and as Canonical Administrator of St. John Neumann School, Maryville, from Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Taylorville, of St. Rita Parish, Kincaid, and of Holy Trinity Parish, Stonington, effective July 1, 2015.

Reverend Pat G. Jakel is appointed Pastor of St. Paul Parish, Highland, from Pastor of St. Jerome Parish, Troy, of St. Elizabeth Parish, Marine, of St. James Parish, St. Jacob, of St. Gertrude Parish, Grantfork, and as Canonical Administrator of St. John Neumann School, Maryville, effective July 1, 2015.

Reverend Monsignor David S. Lantz is appointed Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Taylorville, of St. Rita Parish, Kincaid, and of Holy Trinity Parish, Stonington, from Pastor of St. John Vianney Parish, Sherman, and of St. Aloysius Parish, Springfield, effective July 1, 2015, and from Director of the Office for the Diaconate, effective May 1, 2015.

Very Reverend Thomas C. Meyer, V.F., is appointed Pastor of St. Alexius Parish, Beardstown, of St. Fidelis Parish, Arenzville, and of St. Luke Parish, Virginia, while retaining duties as Pastor of Our Saviour Parish, Jacksonville, as Dean of the Jacksonville Deanery, and as Chaplain of Illinois College and Jacksonville Correctional Facility, Jacksonville, Illinois, effective July 1, 2015.

Reverend George Philip Nellikunnel, S.A.C., with the consent of his Provincial Superior, is appointed Pastor of St. John Vianney Parish, Sherman, while retaining duties as Chaplain of St. John's Hospital, Springfield, effective July 1, 2015.

Reverend Angel Sierra is appointed Pastor of Forty Martyrs Parish, Tuscola, of St. John the Baptist Parish, Arcola, and of Sacred Heart Parish, Villa Grove, from Pastor of Ss. Mary and Joseph Parish, Carlinville, of Ss. Simon and Jude Parish, Gillespie, of St. Joseph Parish, Benld, and as Chaplain of Blackburn College, Carlinville, effective July 1, 2015.

Reverend Monsignor Kenneth C. Steffen is appointed Pastor of Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, Alton, from Parochial Administrator of the same, effective July 1, 2015.

Parochial Administrators

Reverend Marek Kasperczuk, on loan from the Archdiocese of Chicago, with the permission of his Archbishop, is appointed Parochial Administrator of St. Clare Parish, Altamont, of St. Anne Parish, Edgewood, and of St. Mary Parish, St. Elmo, effective August 1, 2015.

Reverend Augustine Koomson, on loan from the Archdiocese of Cape Coast, Ghana, with the permission of his Archbishop, is appointed Parochial Administrator of St. Alexius Parish, Beardstown, of St. Fidelis Parish, Arenzville, of St. Augustine Parish, Ashland, and of St. Luke Parish, Virginia, from Parochial Vicar of St. Cecilia Parish, Glen Carbon, of St. Mary Parish, Edwardsville, and from Associate Chaplain of Southern Illinois University-Catholic Campus Ministry, Edwardsville, effective May 4, 2015 until June 30, 2015. Thereafter, he is appointed Parochial Administrator of Christ the King Parish, Greenup, of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Casey, of St. Mary Parish, Marshall, and to Prison Ministry at Robinson Correctional Center, effective July 1, 2015.

Reverend Scott A. Snider is appointed Parochial Administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish, Pierron, of St. Nicholas Parish, Pocahontas, of St. Gertrude Parish, Grantfork, and as Chaplain of the Federal Correctional Center, Greenville, from Parochial Vicar of St. Paul Parish, Highland, of Immaculate Conception Parish, Pierron, and of St. Nicholas Parish, Pocahontas, effective July 1, 2015.

Parochial Vicars

Reverend Samuel Bagyo, newly ordained, 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, effective July 1, 2015.

Reverend Adam Prichard, newly ordained, is appointed Parochial Vicar of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Quincy, effective July 1, 2015.

Reverend Hyland Smith is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Alexius Parish, Beardstown, of St. Fidelis Parish, Arenzville, and of St. Luke Parish, Virginia, while retaining duties as Parochial Vicar of Our Saviour Parish, Jacksonville, and as Chaplain of MacMurray College, Jacksonville, effective July 1, 2015.

Reverend Martin Smith, 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, 2015.

Reverend Jason Stone, newly ordained, is appointed Parochial Vicar of Holy Family Parish, Granite City, and of St. Mary and St.Mark Parish, Madison, effective July 1, 2015.

Chaplain

Reverend Carlos M. Bohorquez is appointed to full-time duties as Chaplain at Scott Air Force Base, from Parochial Administrator of St. Alexius Parish, Beardstown, of St. Fidelis Parish, Arenzville, of St. Augustine Parish, Ashland, and of St. Luke Parish, Virginia, effective May 4, 2015.

Reverend Manuel P. Cuizon, C.R.S., with the consent of his Provincial Superior, is appointed Chaplain of St. John's Hospital, Springfield, and of St. Joseph's Home, Springfield, from Parochial Vicar of Holy Family Parish, Granite City, and of St. Mary and St. Mark Parish, Madison, effective July 1, 2015.

Senior Priest

Reverend R. Joseph Simburger is appointed to Senior Priest in Residence at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Decatur, from Parochial Administrator of St. Clare Parish, Altamont, of St. Anne Parish, Edgewood, and of St. Mary Parish, St. Elmo, Illinois, effective July 1, 2015.

In Residence

Reverend Paul A. Habing, Area Hispanic Ministry, will be in residence at St. Elizabeth Parish, Marine, from in residence at St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Springfield, effective July 1, 2015.

Reverend Monsignor John R. Ossola will be in residence at St. Aloysius Parish, Springfield, from in residence at Little Flower Parish, Springfield, while retaining his title as Pastor Emeritus of Little Flower Parish, Springfield, effective July 1, 2015.

Assignments Concluded

Reverend Delix Michel, on loan from the Diocese of Les Gonaives (Haiti), concludes his appointment as Parochial Administrator of Forty Martyrs Parish, Tuscola, of St. John the Baptist Parish, Arcola, and of Sacred Heart Parish, Villa Grove, effective July 1, 2015.

Reverend Joseph G. Ring concludes his appointment as Director of the Department for Pro-Life Services, Charity and Justice of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, while retaining his duties as Pastor of Christ the King Parish, Springfield, effective May 1, 2015.

Deacon James G. Bollman concludes his diaconal duties at St. John Vianney Parish, Sherman, while retaining his diaconal duties at St. Aloysius Parish, Springfield, effective July 1, 2015.

Deacon David G. Sorrell concludes his diaconal duties at St. Aloysius Parish, Springfield, while retaining his diaconal duties at St. John Vianney Parish, Sherman, and as Associate Director for Pastoral Formation for the Office for the Diaconate, effective July 1, 2015.

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