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The following appointments are effective July 1.

Administrators

Rev. Donald Nevins is appointed administrator of Good Shepherd and Epiphany Parish, while retaining duties as pastor of St. Agnes of Bohemia Parish, both in Chicago.

Rev. Dennis O’Neill is appointed administrator of Sts. Martha and Isaac Jogues Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Ron Kondziolka is appointed administrator of St. Joseph Parish, Homewood.

Pastor

Rev. Mike Wyrzykowski is appointed pastor of St. Stephen, Deacon and Martyr Parish, Tinley Park.

Associate pastors

Msgr. Peter Galek is appointed associate pastor of Infant Jesus of Prague Parish, Flossmoor.

Rev. Wayne Svida is appointed associate pastor of St. Christina Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Lorenzo Gamboa is appointed associate pastor of Good Shepherd and Epiphany Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Tom Bernas is appointed associate pastor of St. John of the Cross Parish, Western Springs.

Rev. Misabet Garcia Gil is appointed associate pastor of Good Shepherd and Epiphany Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Robert Marchwiany is appointed associate pastor of Our Lady of the Woods Parish, Orland Park.

Rev. Flavio Gonzalez is appointed associate pastor of Little Flower Parish, Waukegan.

Rev. Dominic Vinh Ha is appointed associate pastor of Our Lady of the Wayside Parish, Arlington Heights.

Rev. Matthew Foley is appointed associate pastor of Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish, Park Ridge.

Rev. Andrew Smith is appointed associate pastor of Sts. Denis and Bede Parish; while retaining duties as director of St. Thomas More Mission, all in Chicago.

Rev. Francisco Luna is appointed associate pastor of Jesus, Shepherd of Souls Parish, Calumet City.

Rev. Elvio Baldeon Lope is appointed associate pastor of St. Mary of the Lake and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Martin Ibarra is appointed associate pastor of Sts. Viator and Wenceslaus Parish, Chicago.

Retirements

Rev. Britto Berchmans to retire after 40 years of service to the church.

Rev. John Boivin to retire after 45 years of service to the church.

Rev. Thomas Cima to retire after 54 years of service to the church.

Rev. Robert Clark to retire after 22 years of service to the church.

Rev. Denis Condon to retire after 43 years of service to the church.

Rev. Vincent Costello to retire after 45 years of service to the church.

Rev. Kevin Feeney to retire after 44 years of service to the church.

Rev. Brian Fischer to retire after 42 years of service to the church.

Rev. Michael Flynn to retire after 44 years of service to the church.

Rev. Kevin Hays to retire after 44 years of service to the church.

Msgr. Richard Hynes to retire after 49 years of service to the church.

Rev. David Krolczyk to retire after 49 years of service to the church.

Rev. Robert Kyfes to retire after 44 years of service to the church.

Msgr. Dan Mayall to retire after 44 years of service to the church.

Rev. Lawrence McNally to retire after 44 years of service to the church.

Rev. Thomas McQuaid to retire after 42 years of service to the church.

Rev. James Mezydlo to retire after 44 years of service to the church.

Rev. Bob Miller to retire after 45 years of service to the church.

Rev. Joseph Mol to retire after 44 years of service to the church.

Rev. Thomas Mulcrone to retire after 44 years of service to the church.

Rev. Patrick O’Neill to retire after 31 years of service to the church.

Rev. Marcel Pasciak to retire after 47 years of service to the church.

Rev. Robert Perez to retire after 35 years of service to the church.

Rev. Bob Roll to retire after 44 years of service to the church.

Rev. Dean Semmer to retire after 42 years of service to the church.

Rev. Richard Simon to retire after 46 years of service to the church.

Rev. John J. Sullivan to retire after 44 years of service to the church.

Rev. Daniel Tomich to retire after 45 years of service to the church.

Rev. Dennis Zalecki to retire after 45 years of service to the church.

Msgr. Richard Zborowski to retire after 43 years of service to the church.

The following appointments are effective July 1.

Vocation directors: Rev. Arthur Bautista is appointed vicariate vocation director for Vicariates I and II while retaining duties as associate pastor of Holy Child Jesus Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Connor Danstrom is appointed vicariate vocation director of Vicariates III and IV while retaining duties as director of the St. Pope John Paul II Newman Center at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Rev. Michael Olsen is appointed vicariate vocation director for Vicariates V and VI while retaining duties as associate pastor St. Damian Parish, Oak Forest.

Associate pastors: Rev. Matthew Foley is appointed associate pastor of Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish, Park Ridge.

Rev. Flavio Gonzalez is appointed associate pastor of Little Flower Parish, Waukegan.

Rev. Francisco Luna is appointed associate pastor of Jesus, Shepherd of Souls Parish, Calumet City.

Rev. Robert Marchwiany is appointed associate pastor of Our Lady of the Woods Parish, Orland Park.

Rev. Dominic Vinh Ha is appointed associate pastor of Our Lady of the Wayside Parish, Arlington Heights.

Associate director: Rev. Timothy Anastos is appointed assistant director of the St. John Paul II Newman Center at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Assistant professor: Rev. Andrew Liaugminas is appointed assistant professor at Mundelein Seminary.

Director: Rev. Andrew Wawrzyn is appointed director and chaplain of Calvert House at the University of Chicago.

ADMINISTRATORS:

Vicariate II

Rev. Tom Baldonieri is appointed administrator of St. Nicholas Parish, Evanston.

Rev. John Siemianowski is appointed administrator of St. Juliana Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Richard Lo Bianco is appointed administrator of Holy Cross Parish, Deerfield.

Vicariate IV

Rev. Grzegorz Wojcik is appointed administrator of St. Francis Borgia Parish, Chicago.

Vicariate VI

Rev. Michael Novick is appointed administrator of St. Irenaeus Parish, Park Forest, while retaining duties as pastor of St. Lawrence O’Toole Parish, Matteson.

Rev. Robinson Ortiz is appointed administrator of St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Parish, Posen.

PASTORS:

Vicariate I

Rev. Edward Pelrine is appointed pastor of St. James Parish, Arlington Heights.

Vicariate II

Rev. Pilar Fathers is appointed pastor of Sts. Martha and Isaac Jogues Parish, Niles.

Rev. James Wallace is appointed pastor of St. Paul of the Cross Parish, Park Ridge.

Rev. Jason Torba is appointed pastor of St. John Brebeuf Parish, Niles.

Rev. Nicholas Desmond is appointed pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Parish Chicago.

Rev. Henry Kricek is appointed pastor of Sts. Peter and Lambert Parish, Skokie.

Rev. Manuel Dorantes is appointed pastor of St. Mary of the Lake and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Chicago

Vicariate III

Rev. Jose Maria Garcia Maldonado is appointed pastor of San Jose Luis Sanchez del Rio Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Claudio Diaz is appointed pastor of Holy Rosary and Sts. Mark and Helen Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Matt Eyerman is appointed pastor of Santa Maria Addolorata, Holy Innocents and St. Malachy+Precious Blood Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Thomas Wojciechowski, CR, is appointed pastor of St. John Berchmans and St. Hedwig, Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Jose Carmen Mendez Izquierdo is appointed pastor of Holy Cross and Sts. Mary, Joseph and Michael Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Thadeo Mgimba is appointed pastor of St. Martin De Porres Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Samson Mukundi is appointed pastor of Our Lady of Grace and St. Sylvester Parish, Chicago.

Vicariate IV

Rev. Robert Schultz is appointed pastor of Holy Virgin Martyrs Parish, Schiller Park.

Rev. Robert Lojek is appointed pastor of Sts. Constance and Robert Bellarmine Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Stanislaw Kuca is appointed pastor of Sts. Luke and Bernardine Parish, River Forest.

Rev. Brian Kean is appointed pastor of Holy Guardian Angels Parish, Brookfield.

Rev. Elmer Romero is appointed pastor of St. Cletus Parish, La Grange.

Rev. Neil Fackler is appointed pastor of Mary, Mother of Divine Grace Parish, Westchester.

Rev. Benjamin Arevalos is appointed pastor of Sts. Viator and Wenceslaus Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Michael O’Connell is appointed pastor of Our Lady of Victory and Sts. Bartholomew and Pascal, Chicago.

Rev. Tom May is appointed pastor of Mary, Mater Christi and St. Hugh Parish, Riverside/North Riverside/Lyons.

Rev. Piotr Gnoinski is appointed pastor of St. Ferdinand Parish, Chicago.

Vicariate V

Rev. Andrzej Bartos is appointed pastor of St. Bruno-St. Richard Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Carlos Arancibia is appointed pastor of St. Denis and Bede the Venerable Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Michael Meany is appointed pastor of St. Patricia Parish, Hickory Hills.

Rev. Kwiecien Wojciech is appointed pastor of Sts. Joseph and Blase Parish, Summit.

Rev. Mark Walter is appointed pastor of Our Lady of the Ridge and St. Linus Parish, Oak Lawn.

Vicariate VI

Rev. Gary Graf is appointed pastor of Sts. Agnes, Paul and Kieran Parish, Chicago Heights.

Rev. Mark Kalema is appointed pastor of Sts. Ann, James and John Parish, Lansing.

Msgr. Dennis Lyle is appointed pastor of Sts. Benedict and Walter Parish, Blue Island, which includes responsibility of St. Peter Claver Mission.

Rev. Pedro Campos is appointed pastor of Ascension, Sts. John the Baptist, Susanna and Gerard Majella Parish, Harvey.

Rev. Pius Kokose is appointed pastor of Immaculate Conception and St. Michael Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Matthew O’Donnell is appointed pastor of St. Moses the Black Parish (formerly Sts. Dorothy, Columbanus and Clotilde churches), Chicago.

Rev. Robert Kelly, SVD, is appointed pastor of Our Lady of Africa Parish (formerly Corpus Christi, Holy Angels and Sts. Elizabeth, Ambrose and Anselm churches), Chicago.

Rev. Michael Trail is appointed pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Chicago.

ASSOCIATE PASTORS:

Vicariate I

Rev. Rodlin Rodrigue is appointed associate pastor of St. Raymond de Penafort Parish, Mount Prospect.

Rev. Emmanuel Torres-Fuentes is appointed associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Libertyville.

Vicariate II

Rev. John Szymd is appointed associate pastor of Our Lady of Ransom Parish, Niles.

Rev. Don Woznicki is appointed associate pastor of St. Mary of the Lake and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Joe Tito is appointed associate pastor of Holy Name Cathedral Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Lorenzo Gamboa is appointed associate pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Pawel Barwikowski is appointed associate pastor of St. Clement Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Jacek Dada is appointed associate pastor of St. Eugene Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Elliott Dees is appointed associate pastor of St. Juliana Parish, Chicago.

Rev. John Atoyebi is appointed associate pastor of Sts. Peter and Lambert Parish, Skokie.

Rev. Juan Carlos Arrieta is appointed associate pastor of St. Padre Pio Parish, Chicago.

Vicariate III

Rev. Vinicio Jimenez is appointed associate pastor of Santa Maria Addolorata, Holy Innocents and St. Malachy+Precious Blood Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Misabet Garcia Gil is appointed associate pastor of Good Shepherd and Epiphany Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Marco Antonio Franco Luna is appointed associate pastor of San Jose Luis Sanchez del Rio Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Pat Marshall is appointed associate pastor of St. John Berchmans and St. Hedwig Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Ed Cronin is appointed associate pastor of Holy Rosary and Sts. Mark and Helen Parish, Chicago.

Vicariate IV

Rev. Jim Heneghan is appointed associate pastor of Our Lady of Victory and Sts. Bartholomew and Pascal Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Mariusz Stefanowski is appointed associate pastor of Our Lady of Victory and Sts. Bartholomew and Pascal Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Moises Navarro is appointed associate pastor of St. Mother Theodore Guerin Parish, Elmwood Park.

Rev. Dan Costello is appointed associate pastor of St. Cletus Parish, La Grange.

Rev. Matt Nemchausky is appointed associate pastor of Mary, Mater Christi and St. Hugh Parish, Riverside, North Riverside and Lyons.

Rev. Marcin Szczypula is appointed associate pastor of St. Francis Borgia Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Frank Florczyk is appointed associate pastor of Sts. Constance and Robert Bellarmine Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Brandan Guilfoil is appointed associate pastor of Sts. Constance and Robert Bellarmine Parish, Chicago.

Vicariate V

Rev. Bill McFarlane is appointed associate pastor of St. Christina Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Chris Kituli is appointed associate pastor of St. Patricia Parish, Hickory Hills.

Rev. Bill Vollmer is appointed associate pastor of St. Alexander Parish, Palos Heights.

Rev. Stan Stuglik is appointed associate pastor of St. Gerald Parish, Oak Lawn.

Rev. Andrzej Juszczec is appointed associate pastor of Sts. Richard and Bruno Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Robert Stuglik is appointed associate pastor of St. Stephen, Deacon and Martyr Parish, Tinley Park.

Vicariate VI

Rev. Bart Winters is appointed associate pastor of Sts. Ann, James and John Parish, Lansing.

NEWLY ORDAINED

Rev. Ryan Brady is appointed associate pastor of Our Lady of the Ridge and St. Linus Parish, Oak Lawn.

Rev. Nathan Ford, SJC, is appointed associate pastor of St. John Cantius Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Christopher Lanfried is appointed associate pastor of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Andrew Matijevic is appointed associate pastor of Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago.

Rev. Raciel Ortiz Juarez is appointed associate pastor of Santa Maria del Popolo Parish, Mundelein.

Rev. Robert Ryan is appointed associate pastor of St. Joseph-St. Francis Xavier Parish, Wilmette.

Rev. Leonel Sepulveda is appointed associate pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Daniel Villalobos is appointed associate pastor of St. Michael Parish, Orland Park.

Rev. Sebastian Zebrowski is appointed associate pastor of Immaculate Conception and Five Holy Martyrs Parish, Chicago.

As appeared in the July 26, 2020 issue of the Chicago Catholic.

Administrator: Auxiliary Bishop Mark Bartosic is appointed administrator of Resurrection Parish, Chicago, while retaining duties as episcopal vicar of Vicariate II.

Rev. Pawel Barwikowski is appointed administrator of St. Constance Parish, Chicago, until June 30, 2021.

Rev. Miguel Flores is appointed administrator of St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish, Chicago, until Dec. 31.

Rev. Thomas May is appointed administrator of St. Pius X Parish, Chicago, while retaining duties as pastor of St. Mary.

Rev. Carl Morello is appointed administrator of Ascension Parish, Oak Park, while maintaining duties as pastor of St. Giles Parish, Oak Park, until Jan. 31, 2021.

Deacon William H. Warmouth is appointed administrator of St. Stephen Protomartyr Parish, Des Plaines, until Dec. 31.

Pastor: Rev. Jesus Ramirez Cerda, CS, upon presentation by the provincial superior, the appointment is confirmed as pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Melrose Park, and granted the appropriate faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago for the duration of the assignment.

Rev. Thomas Patrick Lynch, OP, upon presentation by the prior provincial, the appointment is confirmed as pastor of St. Pius V Parish, Chicago, and granted the appropriate faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago for the duration of the assignment.

Rev. Aloysius Funtila is appointed moderator in solidum of San Pio Pietrelcina Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Fernando Zuleta is appointed priest in solidum of San Pio Pietrelcina Parish, Chicago.

Faculties granted: Rev. Valentine Obemeata Anaweokhai is granted faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago during assignment as resident at St. Ambrose Parish, Chicago, effective through Jan. 31, 2021.

Rev. Michael Joseph Groark, OFM Cap, is granted faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago for the duration of residence at Province of St. Joseph of the Capuchin Order Vocation Office, in Chicago.

Rev. Abraham Joseph, OFM, is granted faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago for the duration of assignment as resident at St. Peter Parish, Chicago (Loop).

Rev. Vito Martinez, OFM Cap, is granted faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor of St. Clare of Montefalco Parish, Chicago, while also serving as associate pastor at St. Rita of Cascia Parish, Chicago, for the duration of the assignment.

Rev. Eugene Smith, OSM, appointed as prior provincial of the United States of the Order of Friar Servants of Mary, is granted faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago for the duration of residence in the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Rev. Mateusz Eryk Szleger, SChr, is granted faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor of St. Ladislaus Parish, Chicago, effective for the duration of assignment.

Rev. Samir Talati, SJ, is granted faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago for the duration of residence at the Society of Jesus, Gonzaga Community, Chicago.

Rev. Bang Cong Tran, SVD, is granted faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago for assignment as formation director of the Divine Word Theologate in Chicago, until July 1, 2022.

Rev. Simione Volavola, MSC, is granted faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago for the duration of studies at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, effective Aug. 1 until Aug. 1, 2025.

Miscellaneous: Very Rev. Michael Boland is granted release to serve with Catholic Charities USA in Alexandria, Virginia, until June 30, 2023.

Rev. Harold Stanger is appointed a member of the presbyteral council for a term of three years.

Retirement: Rev. Joseph W. Altman to retirement after 44 years of priesthood.

Rev. Thomas M. Hoffman to retirement after 39 years of priesthood.

Rev. John W. Hurley to retirement after 46 years of priesthood.

Rev. John Noga to retirement after 21 years of priesthood.

As appeared in July 12, 2020 issue of the Chicago Catholic.  

Pastors: Rev. Matthew Kowalski is appointed pastor of St. Raphael the Archangel Parish, Old Mill Creek, through June 30, 2026.

Rev. Wojciech Marat is appointed pastor of Our Lady of the Wayside Parish, Arlington Heights, through June 30, 2026.

Rev. Antoni Bury is appointed pastor of St. Marcelline Parish, Schaumburg, through June 30, 2026.

Rev. Jeremy Thomas is appointed pastor of Church of the Holy Spirit Parish, Schaumburg, through June 30, 2026.

Rev. Dan Folwaczny is appointed pastor of Queen of the Rosary and St. Julian Eymard Parish, Elk Grove Village, through June 30, 2026.

Rev. Xamie Reyes is appointed pastor of Sts. Dismas and Anastasia Parish, Waukegan, through June 30, 2026.

Rev. Phi Nguyen is appointed pastor of Sts. Timothy, Henry & Margaret Mary Parish, Chicago, through June 30, 2026.

Rev. Przemyslaw Wojcik is appointed pastor of St. Clement Parish, Chicago, through June 30, 2026.

Rev. Derek Ho is appointed pastor of Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish, Park Ridge, through June 30, 2026.

Rev. Michael Grisolano is appointed pastor of St. Elizabeth of the Trinity Parish, Chicago, through June 30, 2026.

Rev. Richard Jukubik is appointed pastor of St. Mary of the Woods Parish, Chicago, through June 30, 2026.

Msgr. James Kaczorowski is appointed pastor of Queen of Angels and St. Matthias Parish, effective June 1.

Rev. Matthew Heinrich is appointed pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish (Talcott Avenue), Chicago, through June 30, 2026.

Rev. James Hurlbert is appointed pastor of Nativity of Our Lord and St. Gabriel Parish, Chicago, through June 30, 2026.

Rev. Thomas Boharic is appointed pastor of Our Lady of Tepeyac, Assumption and St. Roman Parish, Chicago, through June 30, 2026.

Rev. Miguel Venegas is appointed pastor of Immaculate Conception and Five Holy Martyrs Parish, Chicago, through June 30, 2026.

Rev. Richard Alejunas, SDB, is granted faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as pastor of St. James Parish, Chicago, through June 30, 2026.

Rev. Sergio Rivas Tamayo, OSBA, is granted faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as pastor of Sts. Genevieve and Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Parish, Chicago, through June 30, 2026.

Rev. Waldemar Stawiarski is appointed pastor of Sts. Cyril and Methodius Parish, Lemont, with responsibilities for the care of souls at the Mission of St. James of the Sag, Lemont, through June 30, 2026.

Rev. Brian Ardagh is appointed pastor of Sts. Alphonsus and Patrick Parish, Lemont, through June 30, 2026.

Rev. Rafal Stecz is appointed pastor of St. Daniel the Prophet Parish, Chicago, through June 30, 2026.

Rev. Andrzej Bartos is appointed pastor of St. Bruno Parish, Chicago, through June 30, 2026.

Rev. Robert Pajor is appointed pastor of St. Gerald Parish, Oak Lawn, through June 30, 2026.

Rev. Paul Seaman is appointed pastor of St. George Parish, Tinley Park, through June 30, 2026.

Rev. Robert Regan is appointed pastor of Sts. Rene Goupil and Symphorosa Parish, through June 30, 2026.

Rev. Tirso Villaverde is appointed pastor of St. Julie Billiart Parish, Tinley Park, through June 30, 2026.

Rev. Thomas Belanger is appointed pastor of Our Lady of Peace, Our Lady Gate of Heaven, St. Bride and St. Philip Neri Parish, Chicago, through June 30, 2026.

Rev. David Simonetti is appointed pastor of Mother of God and Sts. Columba and Florian Parish, Chicago, through June 30, 2026.

Rev. Walter Yepes is appointed pastor of Annunciata and Sts. Kevin, George and Francis de Sales Parish, Chicago, through June 30, 2026.

Associate pastors: Newly ordained Rev. Larry Basbas is appointed associate pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Glenview, for five years through June 30, 2025.

Newly ordained Rev. Arthur Jedh Camua Bautista is appointed associate pastor of Sts. Timothy, Henry and Margaret Mary Parish, Chicago, for five years through June 30, 2025.

Newly ordained Rev. Pat Gorman is appointed associate pastor of St. Alphonsus Parish, Chicago, for five years through June 30, 2025.

Newly ordained Rev. Vinicio Jimenez Medina is appointed associate pastor of Immaculate Conception and Five Holy Martyrs Parish, Chicago, for five years through June 30, 2025.

Newly ordained Rev. Henry Lyon is appointed associate pastor of St. Emily Parish, Chicago, for five years through June 30, 2025.

Newly ordained Rev. Martin Maruanda-Cortes is appointed associate pastor of Our Lady of Tepeyac Parish, Chicago, for five years through June 30, 2025.

Newly ordained Rev. Ismael Garcia Sainz is appointed associate pastor of St. Norbert and Our Lady of the Brook Parish in Northbrook, for five years through June 30, 2025.