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Clergy Appointments

As published in the Dec. 19, 2021 issue of Chicago Catholic.

Sabbatical

Rev. Lorenzo Gamboa Cadena from associate pastor of Good Shepherd and Epiphany Parish, Chicago, to sabbatical from Jan. 1, 2022, until June 30, 2022

Administrator

Msgr. Peter Galek from associate pastor to administrator of Infant Jesus of Prague Parish, Flossmoor

Retirement

Rev. Martin Zielinski to retire from active priesthood after 43 years of service to the church

Asian Catholic Initiative

Rev. Phi Nguyen from pastor of Holy Child Jesus Parish, Chicago, to archdiocesan coordinator of the Asian Catholic Initiative

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.