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Official Appointments

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Official appointments from the Office of the Bishop.

Pastor

Reverend Daniel J. Bergbower is appointed Pastor of St. Agnes Parish, Springfield, from Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Edwardsville, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Mariadas Chatla is appointed Pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Carrollton, of All Saints Parish, White Hall, and of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Greenfield, from Parochial Administrator of these same parishes, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Robert J. Jallas is appointed Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Edwardsville, from Pastor of St. Agnes Parish, Springfield, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend J. Braden Maher is appointed Pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Charleston, and Chaplain of Eastern Illinois 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, and from Graduate Studies in the summer program of Canon Law at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend George Nellikunnel, S.A.C., is appointed Pastor of Holy Family Parish, Athens, from part-time Chaplain of HSHS St. John’s Hospital, Springfield, while retaining his duties as Pastor of St. John Vianney Parish, Sherman, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Hyland Smith is appointed Pastor of Holy Ghost Parish, Jerseyville, and of St. Mary Parish, Fieldon, from Pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Charleston, and from Chaplain of Eastern Illinois University Newman Center, Charleston, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Martin Smith is appointed Pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Jerseyville, and of St. Patrick Parish, Grafton, from Parochial Administrator of Holy Ghost Parish, Jerseyville, of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Jerseyville, of St. Mary Parish, Fieldon, and of St. Patrick Parish, Grafton, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Wayne Stock is appointed Pastor of St. Alexius Parish, Beardstown, of St. Fidelis Parish, Arenzville, and of St. Luke Parish, Virginia, from Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, and from Chaplain of Sacred Heart-Griffin High School, Springfield, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Alfred Tumwesigye, with the consent of his archbishop, is appointed Pastor of St. Elizabeth Parish, Granite City, from Parochial Vicar of St. Mary Parish, Farmersville, of St. Maurice Parish, Morrisonville, of St. Raymond Parish, Raymond, and of St. Luke Parish, Nokomis, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Daren J. Zehnle is appointed Pastor of St. Peter Parish, Petersburg, while retaining duties as Pastor of St. Augustine Parish, Ashland, as Judge of the Diocesan Tribunal, as Director of the Office for Divine Worship and the Catechumenate, and Post-Graduate Studies at the Liturgical Institute, Mundelein, effective July 1, 2019.

Parochial Vicar

Reverend Dominic J. Rankin is appointed Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, from Graduate Studies at John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences, Rome, Italy, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Chowrappa Anthony Swamy, a priest from the Diocese of Khammam, India, with the assent of his bishop, is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Mary Parish, Taylorville, of St. Rita Parish, Kincaid, and of Holy Trinity Parish, Stonington, with residence at St. Mary Parish, Taylorville, and is granted the faculties of the Diocese, effective July 1, 2019 and continuing for the duration of his residence in this Diocese.

Reverend Divakar Talluri, a priest from the Diocese of Eluru, India, with the assent of his bishop, is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Mary Parish, Farmersville, of St. Maurice Parish, Morrisonville, of St. Raymond Parish, Raymond, and of St. Louis Parish, Nokomis, with residence at St. Louis Parish, Nokomis, and is granted the faculties of the Diocese, effective July 1, 2019 and continuing for the duration of his residence in this Diocese.

Reverend Maurice Yonta, S.A.C., with the consent of his Provincial Superior, is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. John Vianney Parish, Sherman, and of Holy Family Parish, Athens, with residence at St. John Vianney Parish, Sherman, and is granted the faculties of the Diocese, effective July 1, 2019 and continuing for the duration of his residence in this Diocese.

Chaplain

Reverend Monsignor Leo J. Enlow, V.F. is appointed Chaplain of Quincy Notre Dame High School, Quincy, while retaining his duties as Pastor of St. Peter Parish, Quincy, and as Dean of the Quincy Deanery, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Michael Friedel is appointed Chaplain of Sacred Heart-Griffin High School, Springfield, while retaining his duties as Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Springfield, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Rafał Pyrchla is appointed Chaplain of MacMurray College, Jacksonville, and of Routt Catholic High School, Jacksonville, from Parochial Vicar of St. Alexius Parish, Beardstown, of St. Fidelis Parish, Arenzville, and of St. Luke Parish, Virginia, while retaining his duties as Parochial Vicar of Our Saviour Parish, Jacksonville, effective July 1, 2019.

Pastor Emeritus

Reverend Monsignor Thomas P. Holinga is appointed Pastor Emeritus of St. Peter Parish, Petersburg, and of Holy Family Parish, Athens, from Pastor of these same parishes, effective July 1, 2019.

Deacons

Reverend Mr. Michael Berndt is appointed to assist as a deacon the pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Effingham, and is granted the faculties for deacons of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, effective June 15, 2019.

Reverend Mr. David Beagles is appointed to assist as a deacon the pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Effingham, and is granted the faculties for deacons of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, effective May 28, 2019.

Reverend Mr. Peter Chineke is appointed to assist as a deacon the pastor of Little Flower Parish, Springfield, and is granted the faculties for deacons of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, effective June 7, 2019.

Reverend Mr. Piotr Kosk is appointed to assist as a deacon the pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Newton, and is granted the faculties for deacons of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, effective June 8, 2019.

Reverend Mr. Pawel Luczak is appointed to assist as a deacon the pastor of Our Saviour Parish, Jacksonville, and is granted the faculties for deacons of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, effective May 2, 2019.

Reverend Mr. Michael Meinhart is appointed to assist as a deacon the pastor of Holy Family Parish, Granite City, Illinois, and is granted the faculties for deacons of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, effective May 28, 2019.

Reverend Mr. Michael Trummer is appointed to assist as a deacon the pastor of St. Boniface Parish, Edwardsville, and is granted the faculties for deacons of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, effective May 28, 2019.

Reverend Mr. Dominic Vahling is appointed to assist as a deacon the pastor of St. Paul Parish, Highland, and is granted the faculties for deacons of the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, effective May 28, 2019.

Concluding Appointments

Reverend Zachary T. Edgar concludes his appointment as Pastor of St. Elizabeth Parish, Granite City, while retaining his duties as Chaplain of Catholic Athletes for Christ for the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, effective July 1, 2019. He is also granted permission to apply for the position of Chaplain of the Illinois Veterans Home, Quincy, Illinois.

Very Reverend Thomas C. Meyer, V.F. concludes his appointment as Pastor of St. Alexius Parish, Beardstown, of St. Fidelis Parish, Arenzville, and of St. Luke Parish, Virginia, while retaining his duties as Pastor of Our Saviour Parish, Jacksonville, and as Dean of the Jacksonville Deanery, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Stephen J. Pohlman concludes his appointment as Pastor of Holy Ghost Parish, Jerseyville, of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Jerseyville, of St. Mary Parish, Fieldon, and of St. Patrick Parish, Grafton, and is granted leave of absence, effective May 6, 2019.

Reverend Ralph J. Zetzl, O.F.M., upon the recommendation of his religious superior, concludes his appointment as Chaplain of Saint Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingham, effective May 3, 2019.

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