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Official Appointments

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Official appointments from the Office of the Bishop.

Pastor

*Reverend James E. Isaacson, SJC, upon the presentation of his superior general and with the consent of the Archbishop of Chicago, is appointed Pastor of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Springfield, from Parochial Administrator of St. Peter Parish, Volo (Round Lake), Illinois, effective July 1, 2015.

Parochial Vicar

*Reverend Kevin Mann, SJC, upon the presentation of his Superior General and with the consent of the Archbishop of Chicago, is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Springfield, from of St. John Cantius Parish, Chicago, effective July 1, 2015.

*Reverend Scott Thelander, SJC, upon the presentation of his Superior General and with the consent of the Archbishop of Chicago, is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Springfield, from St. John Cantius Parish, Chicago, effective July 1, 2015.

*Reverends Isaacson, Mann and Thelander are priests of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius. Their apostolate  is to  serve in parishes and help Catholics to rediscover a profound sense of the Sacred through solemn liturgies, devotions, sacred art and music, as well as instruction in the heritage of the Church, catechetics and Catholic culture. The priests will be introducing Latin Mass in the Extraordinary Form (also known as the traditional or Tridentine Mass) on Sundays at Sacred Heart Church of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, while continuing to provide English and Spanish Masses in the Ordinary Form at Sacred Heart Church and English Mass in the Ordinary Form at St. Patrick Church, starting in July.

Pastor Emeritus

Reverend Richard L. Chiola is appointed Pastor Emeritus of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, Springfield, from Pastor of the same and from Bishop’s Delegate for Clergy Health and Wellness for the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, effective July 1, 2015.

Priest Moderator

Very Reverend John H. Nolan, V.F., is appointed Priest Moderator of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, Springfield, from Priest Moderator of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Springfield, while retaining duties as Pastor of Little Flower Parish, Springfield, and as Dean of the Springfield Deanery, effective July 1, 2015.

Pastoral Facilitator

Sister Mary Jean Traeger, O.P., with the consent of her Prioress General, is appointed Pastoral Facilitator of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, Springfield, from Pastoral Facilitator of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Springfield, effective July 1, 2015.

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