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All appointments were effective July 1, unless otherwise noted.

Pastor:

Rev. Thomas Cima’s assignment as pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Chicago, will be extended for one year, until June 30, 2020.

Associate pastors:

Rev. Zygmunt Ostrowski, SChr, is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor at St. Ladislaus Parish, Chicago, until June 30, 2020.

Rev. Thomas McQuaid is appointed as part-time associate pastor of St. Mary, Star of the Sea Parish, Chicago, and part-time associate pastor of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Parish, Lemont.

Rev. Laurent Mhagama is appointed as associate pastor of St. Peter Parish, Skokie.

Rev. Patrick Wangai is appointed as associate pastor of St. Catherine of Siena-St. Lucy Parish, Oak Park, until June 30, 2020.

Rev. Stuart Wilson-Smith, CSP, is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor of Old St. Mary’s Parish, Chicago.

Administrator/pastoral coordinator:

Rev. Michael Flynn is appointed as administrator of St. Gerald Parish in Oak Lawn, effective immediately.

Deacon Christopher Murphy is appointed as pastoral coordinator of St. Ignatius Parish, Chicago, effective March 4, 2019.

Rev. Richard Prendergast is appointed as parochial administrator of St. Ignatius Parish while retaining his duties as pastor of St. Gertrude Parish, Chicago, where he will also remain in residence, effective immediately. 

Priest placement board:

Rev. Michael Wyrzykowski is appointed as part-time member of the Diocesan Priests’ Placement Board, for a term of four years.

Retirement:

Rev. Thomas M. Hoffman to retirement as of June 30, 2020, after 39 years of priestly service to the people of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Previously appeared in the July 14, 2019 edition of the Chicago Catholic.
All appointments were effective July 1 unless otherwise stated.

Pastors:

Rev. Tomasz Ludwicki, SChr, is appointed as pastor of St. Ladislaus Parish, Chicago.

Associate pastors:

Rev. James Kastigar is appointed as associate pastor of St. Agnes of Bohemia Parish, Chicago, effective Sept. 5.

Rev. Deogratias Mbonyumugenzi is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor at St. Procopius Parish, Chicago, and will conclude June 30, 2021.

Rev. Hoower Cajica Remolina is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor at Most Blessed Trinity Parish, Waukegan, and will conclude June 30, 2021.

Administrators:

Rev. John R. Hoffman is appointed as administrator to Church of the Holy Spirit Parish, Schaumburg, until June 30, 2020.

Rev. Michael W. O’Connell is appointed as administrator to St. Bartholomew Parish, Chicago, effective until June 30, 2020.

Rev. Richard J. Prendergast is appointed as parochial administrator to St. Ignatius Parish while retaining duties as pastor of St. Gertrude Parish, Chicago, effective June 11.

Rev. Jose Sequeira is appointed as administrator to Annunciata Parish, Chicago, until June 30, 2020.

Deans:

Rev. Thomas Belanger is reappointed as dean of Deanery VI-B, and will conclude on June 30, 2022.

Rev. Thomas Conde is reappointed as dean of Deanery V-C, and will conclude on June 30, 2022.

Rev. William Corcoran is reappointed as dean of Deanery V-E, and will conclude June 30, 2022.

Rev. David Jones is reappointed as dean of Deanery VI-A, and will conclude June 30, 2022.

Rev. Phi Nguyen is appointed as dean of Deanery II-B, and will conclude on June 30, 2022.

Rev. John Noga is reappointed as dean of Deanery V-B, and will conclude June 30, 2020.

Rev. Charles Watkins is reappointed as dean of Deanery VI-C, and will conclude June 30, 2022.

Rev. Dennis Ziomek is reappointed as dean of Deanery V-D, and will conclude June 30, 2022.

Rev. Ralph Zwirn is appointed as dean of Deanery VI-D, and will conclude on June 30, 2022.

Director:

Rev. Kevin J. Feeney’s assignment as director for the Sheil Catholic Center at Northwestern University in Chicago is extended until June 30, 2020.

Priest placement board:

Rev. John S. Siemianowski is appointed as executive secretary for the Diocesan Priests’ Placement Board, for a term of five years.

Seminary faculty:

Rev. Matthew Alexander is appointed to the formation faculty of St. John Vianney Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, effective June 11.

Rev. Thomas J. Byrne is appointed as director of Chicago seminarians at Mundelein Seminary, for a term of five years.

Rev. Paul Maina Waithaka is appointed to the faculty of Mundelein Seminary as associate dean of formation, for a term of five years.

Retirements (effective June 30):

Rev. August J. Belauskas to retirement after 51 years of priesthood.

Rev. Anthony J. Brankin to retirement after 44 years of priesthood.

Rev. Phillip F. Cioffi to retirement after 38 years of priesthood.

Rev. Michael J. Gilligan to retirement, while retaining duties as rector of San Rocco Oratory, Chicago Heights.

Rev. Lawrence Hennessey to retirement after 48 years of priesthood.

Rev. Michael V. Kalck to retirement after 45 years of priesthood.

Rev. William E. Killeen to retirement after 44 years of priesthood.

Rev. John G. Lodge to retirement after 46 years of priesthood.

Rev. Patrick J. Rugen to retirement after 43 years of priesthood.

Rev. Thomas R. Rzepiela to retirement after 46 years of priesthood.

Rev. William J. Sheridan to retirement after 47 years of priesthood.

Rev. Daniel S. Siwek to retirement after 46 years of priesthood.

Published in the Chicago Catholic June 9, 2019

All appointments are effective July 1 unless otherwise noted. One-year appointments are effective until June 30, 2020.

Pastors:

Rev. Steven P. Bauer is appointed pastor of St. Alphonsus Parish in Chicago.

Rev. William T. Corcoran is appointed to serve a second term as pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton Parish in Orland Hills.

Rev. James A. Heneghan’s assignment as pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Chicago will be extended for one year.

Rev. John W. McGivern’s assignment as pastor of St. Edmund Parish in Oak Park will be extended for one year. 

Rev. Dennis B. O’Neill’s assignment as pastor of St. Martha Parish in Morton Grove will be extended for one year.

Rev. Theodore L. Ostrowski’s assignment as pastor of St. Denis Parish in Chicago will be extended for one year.

Rev. Krzysztof Paluch is appointed to serve a second term as pastor of St. Christopher Parish in Midlothian.

Rev. Benedykt Pazdan is appointed to serve a second term as pastor of St. Bernadette Parish in Evergreen Park.

Rev. Richard Simon’s assignment as pastor of St. Lambert Parish in Skokie will be extended for one year.

Rev. Sergio Solis’s assignment as pastor of St. Anthony Parish in Cicero will be extended for one year.

Rev. Artur J. Sowa is appointed to serve a second term as pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Orland Park.

Rev. Paul Wachdorf’s assignment as pastor of St. Gregory the Great Parish in Chicago will be extended for one year.

Administrators:

Rev. Carlos Arancibia’s CSV, assignment as administrator of St. Bede the Venerable Parish in Chicago, will be extended one year.

Rev. Mark Augustine is appointed as administrator of the Church of St. Mary in Lake Forest, effective Jan. 1, 2020, until June 30, 2020.

Rev. Juan Carlos Arrieta Correa is appointed as administrator of St. Mark Parish in Chicago, effective Aug. 1 until Feb. 1, 2020.

Rev. James L. Barrett is appointed as administrator of St. Bonaventure Oratory in Chicago, effective immediately.

Rev. James Blazek is appointed as administrator of Our Lady of Humility Parish in Beach Park until December 31, 2019.

Rev. Louis Mboe is appointed as administrator of Our Lady of Knock, St. Andrew and St. Victor Parishes in Calumet City.

Rev. Terrence A. McCarthy is appointed as administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish in Highland Park, effective immediately.

Sabbaticals:

Rev. Kurt D. Boras is granted a one-month extension of his sabbatical until July 31.

Rev. Franciszek Florczyk is granted a sabbatical beginning July 1 and concluding on Dec. 31.

Rev. Robert P. Heinz is granted a sabbatical beginning July 1 and concluding on Dec. 31.

Rev. Martin Ibarra is granted a sabbatical beginning Aug. 1 and concluding on Feb. 1, 2020.

Rev. Jack A. Jura is granted a sabbatical beginning Sept. 1 and concluding on Feb. 29, 2020.

Rev. Wojciech Marat is granted a sabbatical beginning July 1 and concluding on Dec. 31.

Rev. Michael Nacius is granted a sabbatical beginning Jan. 1, 2020, and concluding on June 30, 2020.

Rev. Rodolfo Ramirez is granted a sabbatical beginning July 1 and concluding on Dec. 31.

Rev. Paul Stemn is granted a sabbatical beginning July 1 and concluding on Dec. 31.

Rev. Karol L. Tybor is granted a sabbatical beginning July 1 and concluding on Dec. 31.

Published in the Chicago Catholic April 28, 2019

All appointments are effective July 1. 

Vicariate I

Pastors:

Rev. Xamie Reyes is appointed pastor of St. Dismas Parish, Waukegan.

Rev. Krzysztof Ciaston is appointed pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Gurnee.

Rev. Jo Andre Beltran is appointed pastor of St. James Parish, Highwood.

Rev. Ignatius Anaele is appointed pastor of St. Mary of Vernon Parish, Indian Creek.

Rev. John Dearhammer is appointed pastor of Mision San Juan Diego Parish, Arlington Heights. 

Rev. Augustine Mahonge is appointed pastor of St. Colette Parish, Rolling Meadows.

Rev. Krzysztof Janczak is appointed pastor of St. Thomas of Villanova Parish, Palatine.

Rev. W. Scott Hebden is appointed pastor of St. Raymond De Penafort Parish, Mount Prospect.

Vicariate II

Pastors:

Rev. Kenneth J. Anderson is appointed pastor of St. Joan of Arc Parish, Evanston.

Rev. Dominic Clemente is appointed pastor of St. Edward Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Manuel Dorantes is appointed pastor of St. Mary of the Lake Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Matthew Bozovsky is appointed pastor of Our Lady of Ransom Parish, Niles.

Rev. Isaac Lara is appointed pastor of St. Catherine Laboure Parish, Glenview.

Rev. Christopher Gustafson is appointed pastor of St. Norbert and Our Lady of the Brook Parish, Northbrook.

Rev. Wayne F. Watts is appointed pastor of St. Joseph Parish and St. Francis Xavier Parish, Wilmette.

Administrators:

Rev. Gregory Rom’s assignment as administrator of St. Thecla Parish, Chicago, will be extended one year until June 30, 2020.

Rev. Piotr Samborski is appointed administrator to St. Mary of the Woods Parish, Chicago, until June 30, 2020.

Vicariate III

Pastors:

Rev. Patrick M. Marshall is appointed pastor of St. John Berchmans Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Thomas F. Baldonieri is appointed pastor of Holy Rosary Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Edward Cronin is appointed pastor of St. Helen Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Ricardo Castillo is appointed pastor of Immaculate Conception and Five Holy Martyrs Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Peter B. McQuinn is appointed pastor of Holy Family and Notre Dame de Chicago Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Nestor Saenz is appointed pastor of Our Lady of Fatima and St. Pancratius Parish, Chicago.

Administrators:

Rev. Jason Malave’s assignment as administrator of Assumption B.V.M. Parish, Chicago, will be extended until June 30, 2020.

Vicariate IV

Pastors:

Rev. Francisco Ortega Munoz is appointed pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Melrose Park, and St. Eulalia Parish, Maywood.

Rev. Julio Lam is appointed pastor of St. Simeon Parish, Bellwood, and St. Domitilla Parish, Hillside.

Rev. Bartholomew Juncer is appointed pastor of St. Odilo Parish, Berwyn.

Rev. Marcin Szczypula is appointed pastor of Divine Infant Jesus and Divine Providence Parish, Westchester.

Rev. Denis Condon is appointed pastor of St. Barbara Parish, Brookfield, and St. Louise de Marillac Parish, LaGrange Park.

Administrator:

Rev. Robert W. Schultz is appointed as administrator of St. Maria Goretti Parish while retaining duties as Pastor of St. Beatrice Parish, until June 30, 2020.

Vicariate V

Pastors:

Monsignor Peter Galek is appointed pastor of St. Richard Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Thaddeus Dzieszko is appointed pastor of the parish to be formed July 1 by the unification of St. Camillus Parish, Oak Lawn, and St. Jane De Chantal Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Lawrence Malcolm’s assignment as pastor of St. Gerald Parish, Oak Lawn, will be extended for one year effective until June 30, 2020.

Rev. Thomas S. Cabala is appointed pastor of Our Lady of Loretto Parish, Hometown, and St. Germaine Parish, Oak Lawn.

Rev. Tomy Abraham is appointed pastor of St. Terrence Parish, Alsip.

Vicariate VI

Pastors:

Rev. Mark J. Krylowicz’s assignment as pastor of St. Anthony Parish, Chicago, will be extended for one year until June 30, 2020.

Rev. Armando Morales Martinez is appointed administrator to St. Francis De Sales Parish, Chicago, while retaining duties as pastor of St. George Parish, Chicago, until June 30, 2020.

Rev. Armand Ramirez Ruiz is appointed pastor of the parish to be formed July 1 by the unification of St. Michael Parish on South Shore Drive in Chicago and Immaculate Conception Parish on 88th Street in Chicago.

Rev. Jacek Dada is appointed pastor of St. John Parish, Glenwood.

Monsignor Dennis J. Lyle is appointed pastor of St. Benedict Parish, Blue Island.

Rev. Gosbert Rwezahura is appointed pastor of Holy Ghost, South Holland, St. Mary Queen of Apostles, Riverdale, and St. Jude, South Holland.

Published in the Chicago Catholic 2/24/19

Pastor: Rev. Juan L. Andrade Limon is appointed as pastor of Our Lady of the Mount Parish, Cicero, effective immediately.   

Rev. Thomas G. Aschenbrener is appointed as pastor of the parish to be formed July 1 by the unification of St. Mary of Perpetual Help Parish and All Saints-St. Anthony Parish, both in Chicago, effective July 1.

Rev. William J. McFarlane is appointed as pastor of the parish to be formed July 1 by the unification of Nativity of Our Lord Parish and St. Gabriel Parish, both in Chicago, effective July 1.

Rev. Francis Li is appointed as pastor of the parish to be formed July 1 by the unification of St. Therese Chinese Catholic Church and St. Barbara Parish, both in Chicago, effective July 1.

Administrator: Rev. Nestor Saenz is appointed administrator of St. Pancratius Parish, Chicago, while retaining duties as pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Chicago, effective Jan. 1 until June 30.  

Rev. Gregory Rom is appointed administrator of St. Thecla Parish in Chicago, effective Jan. 1 until June 30.

Rev. Pius E. Kokose is appointed administrator of St. Benedict Parish, Blue Island, while retaining duties as pastor of St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Parish, Posen, effective Jan. 14.

Rev. Lawrence Lisowski is appointed as administrator of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Chicago, while retaining duties as pastor of Immaculate Conception and St. Joseph Parish, Chicago, effective immediately.

Rev. Thaddeus Dzieszko is appointed as administrator of Five Holy Martyrs Parish, Chicago, effective Jan. 1 until June 30.

Associate pastor: Rev. John Osom, MSP, is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor at St. Kilian Parish and at St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, both in Chicago, effective immediately.

Rev. Roy D. Belocura is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to continue as associate pastor at St. Mary Parish, Des Plaines, effective immediately through Feb. 14, 2020. 

Rev. Peter Fernandes, SFX, is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor at St. Hubert Parish, Hoffman Estates, effective until July 31.

Extension of term: Rev. William P. Grogan’s assignment as the Cardinal’s Vicar for Healthcare will be extended for one year, effective July 1 until June 30, 2020.

Rev. Lawrence R. Dowling’s assignment as pastor of St. Agatha Parish, Chicago, will be extended for one year effective July 1. 

Sabbatical: Rev. Felipe Vaglienty is granted a sabbatical that began Jan. 1 and concluding on June 30. 

Published in the Chicago Catholic 1/13/19

Pastors: Rev. Wayne F. Watts is appointed as pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Wilmette. Effective July 1 appointed as pastor of St. Joseph and St. Francis Xavier parishes in Wilmette. 

Rev. Lawrence Sanders, CSsR, is appointed as pastor of St. Michael Parish in Chicago effective Feb. 10 and is granted the appropriate faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Rev. Jose Carmen Mendez Izquierdo is appointed as pastor of Holy Cross-Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Chicago.

Rev. David B. Krolczyk’s assignment as pastor of St. James Parish, Sauk Village, will be extended for one year, effective July 1 until June 30, 2020.

Rev. Charles W. Watkins’ assignment as pastor of St. Columba and Mother of God parishes, Chicago, will be extended for one year, effective July 1 until June 30, 2020.

Rev. Pedro Campos’ assignment as pastor of St. Kevin Parish, Chicago, will be extended for one year, effective July 1 until June 30, 2020.

Administrator: Rev. Sergio E. Rivas Tamayo, OSB, is appointed parish administrator of St. Genevieve Parish, Chicago, effective Nov. 5. 

Rev. John P. Fahey-Guerra, CSsR, is appointed administrator of St. Michael Parish, Chicago, effective Dec. 3, 2018.

Rev. Patrick Marshall is appointed administrator of St. John Berchmans Parish, Chicago, effective until June 30, 2019.

Rev. Thaddeus Dzieszko is appointed as administrator of Five Holy Martyrs Parish, Chicago, effective until June 30, 2019.

Associate pastor: Rev. Thomas G. Refermat is appointed as associate pastor of St. Benedict Parish, Chicago, effective Dec. 1, 2018.

Rev. Miguel Flores is appointed as associate pastor of Our Lady of the Mount Parish, Cicero.

Rev. Sergio C. Castillo, IVE, is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Chicago, effective Dec. 17, 2018.

Senior priest: Msgr. Daniel Mayall is appointed as senior priest of St. Joseph Parish, Wilmette.

Dean: Rev. Thomas May is appointed as dean of Deanery IV-A, while concurrently serving as pastor of St. Mary Parish, Riverside, effective Oct. 5, 2018 and concluding on June 30, 2021.

Rev. Jose Maria Maldonado-Garcia is appointed as dean of Deanery IV-C, while concurrently serving as pastor of Good Shepherd Parish, effective Oct. 5, 2018 and concluding on June 30, 2021.

Rev. Kevin McCray is appointed as dean of Deanery II-A, while concurrently serving as pastor of St. Mary Parish, Evanston, effective Oct. 23, 2018 and concluding on June 30, 2021.

Retirement: Rev. Leoncio Santiago to retirement on Dec. 31, 2018, after 45 years of priesthood.

Rev. Lawrence Gorski to retirement on Dec. 31, 2018, after 43 years of priesthood.

Rev. Thomas W. Falkenthal to retirement on Jan. 1 after 43 years of priesthood.

Published in the Chicago Catholic 10/28/18

Administrator: Rev. Homero Sanchez, OSA, is appointed administrator of St. Rita of Cascia Parish in Chicago. The appointment will terminate upon the appointment of a new pastor.

Associate pastors: Rev. Patrick Wangai is appointed as associate pastor of St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Chicago.

Rev. Thomas Jackson, OP, is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor at St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Chicago. 

Rev. Thomas E. Brennan, SDB, is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor at St. John Bosco Parish in Chicago.

Rev. Raymond Bryce, OP, is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor at St. Pius V Parish in Chicago.

Rev. Anonio Musa, OFM, is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor at St. Jerome Croatian Parish in Chicago.

Rev. Mariusz Lis, SChr, is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor at Holy Trinity Polish Mission in Chicago.

Rev. Luis Fredy Santos Parra, CSV, is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor at St. Agnes of Bohemia Parish in Chicago.

Rev. Nagothu Vinod Kumar is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor at Our Lady of the Wayside Parish, Arlington Heights. This appointment will expire on Oct. 3, 2023.

Rev. Thomas Philip is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor at Sts. Faith, Hope and Charity Parish in Winnetka, effective until Oct. 22, 2023.

Published in the Chicago Catholic 10/16/18

Pastor: Rev. Paul D. Whittington, OP, is appointed as pastor of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Chicago.

Episcopal vicars: Bishop Alberto Rojas is appointed as episcopal vicar of Vicariate I effective Sept. 18.

Bishop Mark A. Bartosic is appointed as episcopal vicar of Vicariate II effective Sept. 18.

Bishop Robert G. Casey is appointed as episcopal vicar of Vicariate III effective Sept. 18.

Associate pastors: Rev. James Beath is appointed as associate pastor of Divine Savior Parish, Norridge, until Feb. 28, 2019. 

Rev. Stephen Niskanen, CMF, is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Patrick M. LaPacz, O Praem, is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor at St. Bede the Venerable Parish, Chicago, effective Oct. 1.

Administrators: Rev. Matthew Foley is appointed administrator of Misión San Juan Diego, Arlington Heights, while retaining duties as pastor of St. James Parish in Arlington Heights. 

Rev. Joseph P. Tito is appointed administrator of St. Ignatius Parish, Chicago, while retaining duties as pastor of St. Nicholas Parish, Evanston.

Rev. Jason A. Malave is appointed administrator of Assumption B.V.M. Parish, Chicago, while retaining duties as the cardinal’s delegate for Renew My Church.

Bishop Robert G. Casey is appointed as administrator of San Jose Luis Sanchez del Rio Parish, Chicago.

Msgr. James Kaczorowski is appointed administrator of Resurrection Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Daniel R. Fallon is appointed administrator of St. Thecla Parish, Chicago, while retaining duties as pastor of St. Cornelius Parish.

Dean: Rev. John Celichowski, OFM Cap, is appointed as dean of Deanery V-A, while retaining duties concurrently as pastor of St. Clare of Montefalco Parish.

Priests’ placement board: Rev. Stephen F. Kanonik is appointed to serve as a part-time member of the Archdiocesan Priests’ Placement Board, effective Sept. 1 for a term of four years.

Rev. Michael G. McGovern is appointed to serve as a part-time member of the Archdiocesan Priests’ Placement Board, effective Sept. 1 for a term of four years.

Rev. Zdzislaw Torba is appointed to serve as a part-time member of the Archdiocesan Priests’ Placement Board, effective Sept. 1 for a term of four years.

Retirement: Rev. John E. Mulvihill to retirement on Sept. 30 after 54 years of priesthood.