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Official Appointments

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Official appointments from the Office of the Bishop

Administration

Reverend Charles A. Edwards is appointed Director of the Department Of Evangelical and Catechetical Services, while retaining duties as Pastor of St. Augustine Parish, Ashland, and as Director of the Office for Stewardship and Discipleship, effective July 1, 2016.

Reverend Scott A. Snider is appointed Liaison for Prison Ministry, while retaining duties as Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Pierron, of St. Nicholas Parish, Pocahontas, and of St. Gertrude Parish, Grantfork, and as Chaplain of the Federal Correctional Center, Greenville, from Associate Liaison for Prison Ministry, effective July 1, 2016.

Reverend Daniel L. Willenborg is appointed Associate Liaison for Prison Ministry, while retaining duties as Pastor of St. Louis Parish, Nokomis, and as Chaplain of Taylorville Correctional Center, Taylorville, of Graham Correctional Center, Hillsboro, and of Vandalia Correctional Center, Vandalia, from Liaison for Prison Ministry, effective July 1, 2016.

Mrs. Christine M. Malmevik is appointed Director of the Office for Catechesis of the Department for Evangelical and Catechetical Services, from Associate Director for Catechesis, effective July 1, 2016.

Pastors

Reverend Brian C. Alford is appointed Pastor of St. Jude Parish, Rochester, Director of the Department for Vocational Services, and Associate Master of Ceremonies to the Bishop, while retaining duties as Director of the Office for Vocations, and as Priest Secretary to the Bishop, from Master of Ceremonies to the Bishop and from residence at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, effective July 1, 2016.

Reverend Steven M. Arisman is appointed Pastor of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Parish, Mt. Zion, and of St. Isidore Parish, Bethany, and Chaplain of St. Teresa High School, Decatur, and Associate Master of Ceremonies to the Bishop, while retaining duties as Chaplain of the Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting, from Parochial Vicar of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Charleston, of Immaculate Conception Parish, Mattoon, and from Associate Chaplain of Eastern University Newman Center, Charleston, effective July 1, 2016.

Reverend Allen M. Kemme is appointed Pastor of Little Flower Parish, Springfield, from Pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Newton, and of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Ste. Marie, effective July 1, 2016.

Reverend Aloysius Okey Ndeanaefo is appointed Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Villa Grove, and of St. Michael Parish, Hume, from Pastor of St. Elizabeth Parish, Robinson, and of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Oblong, effective July 1, 2016.

Very Reverend John H. Nolan, V.F. is appointed Pastor of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Chatham, while retaining duties as Dean of the Springfield Deanery and as Bishop’s Delegate for Legal Professionals, from Pastor of Little Flower Parish, Springfield, effective July 1, 2016.

Reverend R. Dean Probst is appointed Pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Newton, and of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Ste. Marie, while retaining duties as Judge of the Diocesan Tribunal, from Pastor of St. Jude Parish, Rochester, effective July 1, 2016.

Reverend Hyland Smith is appointed Pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Charleston, and Chaplain of Eastern University Newman Center, Charleston, 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 from Chaplain of MacMurray College, Jacksonville, effective July 1, 2016.

Reverend John M. Titus is appointed Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Mattoon, from Pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Charleston, from Parochial Administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish, Mattoon, and from Chaplain of Eastern University Newman Center, Charleston, effective July 1, 2016.

Reverend Donald L. Wolford is appointed Pastor of Holy Angels Parish, Wood River, from Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Shelbyville, of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Assumption, and of St. Francis De Sales Parish, Moweaqua, effective July 1, 2016.

Parochial Administrators

Reverend Mariadas Chatla, a priest of the Diocese of Guntur, India, with the assent of his bishop, is appointed Parochial Administrator of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Carrollton, of All Saints Parish, White Hall, and of St. Michael Parish, Greenfield, with residence at St. John the Evangelist Parish, Carrollton, from Parochial Vicar of St. Mary Parish, Taylorville, of St. Rita Parish, Kincaid, and of Holy Trinity Parish, Stonington, effective July 1, 2016.

Reverend James A. Flach is appointed Parochial Administrator of St. Elizabeth Parish, Robinson, of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Oblong, and Chaplain of Robinson Correctional Center, Robinson, from Pastor of Holy Angels Parish, Wood River, effective July 1, 2016.

Reverend Ronald H. Hilt, a priest of the Romanian Catholic Diocese, Eparchy of St. George in Canton, Ohio, with the assent of his bishop, is appointed Parochial Administrator of St. Mary Parish, Paris, and of St. Aloysius Parish, North Arm, from Parochial Vicar of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Effingham, of Sacred Heart Parish, Effingham, and of Annunciation Parish, Shumway, effective Oct. 1, 2016.

Reverend Marianna Sathuluri is appointed Parochial Administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish, Shelbyville, of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Assumption, and of St. Francis De Sales Parish, Moweaqua, from Parochial Vicar of Ss. Mary and Joseph Parish, Carlinville, of Ss. Simon and Jude Parish, Gillespie, and of St. Joseph Parish, Benld, effective July 1, 2016.

Parochial Vicars

Reverend Paul Bonk, 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, and as Chaplain of MacMurray College, Jacksonville, effective July 1, 2016.

Reverend Manuel P. Cuizon, C.R.S., with the consent of his religious superior, is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Jude Parish, Rochester, while retaining duties as Chaplain of St. Joseph’s Home, Springfield, from Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Chatham, effective July 1, 2016.

Reverend Joseph Braden Maher, newly ordained, is appointed Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, and Associate Master of Ceremonies to the Bishop, effective July 1, 2016.

Reverend Daren J. Zehnle is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Agnes Parish, Springfield, Associate Director of the Office for Divine Worship and the Catechumenate, Chief Master of Ceremonies to the Bishop, and Diocesan Judge for the Diocesan Tribunal, from Graduate Studies in Canon Law at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy, effective July 1, 2016.

Graduate Studies

Reverend Seth A. Brown is appointed to Graduate Studies for the Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, from Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, effective July 1, 2016.

Chaplain

Reverend James E. Isaacson, S.J.C., with the consent of his Superior General, and with the consent of the Archbishop of Chicago, is appointed Chaplain of the Courage Apostolate for the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, and part-time Chaplain for St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, while retaining duties as Pastor of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Springfield, effective July 1, 2016.

Reverend Kevin Mann, S.J.C., with the consent of his Superior General, and with the consent of the Archbishop of Chicago, is appointed part-time Chaplain for St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, while retaining duties as Parochial Vicar of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Springfield, effective July 1, 2016.

Senior Priest

Reverend R. Joseph Simburger is appointed to Senior Priest with Private Residence, from Senior Priest in Residence at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Decatur, effective Oct. 1, 2016.

Pastor Emeritus

Reverend Henry C. Schmidt is appointed Pastor Emeritus of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Carrollton, with residence at St. Michael Parish, Greenfield, from Parochial Administrator of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Carrollton, of All Saints Parish, White Hall, and of St. Michael Parish, Greenfield, effective July 1, 2016.

Reverend David Zimmerman is appointed Pastor Emeritus of St. Mary Parish, Paris, with residence at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Decatur, from Parochial Administrator of St. Mary Parish, Paris, of St. Aloysius Parish, North Arm, effective Oct. 1, 2016, and of St. Michael Parish, Hume, effective July 1, 2016.

Assignments Concluded

Very Reverend Joseph M. Molloy, V.F. concludes his appointment as Parochial Administrator of Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Parish, Mt. Zion, and of St. Isidore Parish, Bethany, while retaining duties as Pastor of Holy Family Parish, Decatur, and as Dean of the Decatur Deanery, effective July 1, 2016.

Reverend Angel Sierra concludes his appointment as Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Villa Grove, while retaining duties as Pastor of Forty Martyrs Parish, Tuscola, and of St. John the Baptist Parish, Arcola, effective July 1, 2016.

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