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All appointments are effective immediately unless otherwise noted.

Cardinal’s administrative secretary: Rev. Robert Fedek is appointed as administrative secretary to the cardinal effective July 1 for a period of five years.

Pastors: Rev. Michael O’Connell is appointed as pastor of St. Bartholomew Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Luis Valerio is appointed as pastor of Jesus, Shepherd of Souls Parish, Calumet City.

Rev. Gerald Walsh is appointed to serve a second term as pastor of Prince of Peace Parish, Lake Villa, effective July 1.

Associate pastors: Rev. Gene Dyer is appointed as associate pastor of St. Cecilia Parish, Mount Prospect, effective April 1.

Rev. Herbert C. Hayek, OP, is granted faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor at St. Katherine Drexel Parish, Chicago, to expire on March 31, 2022. 

Rev. John Fredy Villa Holguin’s faculties for the Archdiocese of Chicago are renewed as he continues to serve as associate pastor at Mary, Mother of Mercy Parish, Chicago, until the faculties expire on Nov. 15, 2022.

Rev. Louis Marthe Mboe is granted faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor at St. Stephen Protomartyr Parish, Des Plaines, for the duration of the assignment.

Rev. Andrzej Papiez, SDB, is granted faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor at St. John Bosco Parish, Chicago, to expire on April 6, 2022.

Rev. Tomasz Puslecki is granted faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor at St. George Parish, Tinley Park, to expire on June 30, 2022.

Faculties: Rev. John P. Cuff, MM, is granted faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as resident at St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Chicago, for the remainder of the assignment.

Rev. Choobe M. Maambo, SJ, is granted faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago for the duration of the assignment as resident at the Clark Street Jesuit Community, Chicago, to expire on Aug. 26, 2024.

Rev. David Mowry is granted faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago for the duration of the assignment to serve as instructor in the Department of Biblical Studies at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, to expire on December 31, 2020.

Rev. Piotr Stangricki, MS, while residing at La Salette Shrine in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, is granted faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to assist as a supply priest at St. Gertrude Parish, Franklin Park, to expire on Dec. 31, 2020.

Rev. Andrzej Zagorski, MS, while residing at La Salette Shrine in Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, is granted faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to assist as a supply priest at St. Gertrude Parish, Franklin Park, to expire on Dec. 31, 2020.  

Retirement: Rev. John Hannigan to retirement as of July 1 after 44 years of priestly service.

Rev. Joseph Altman to retirement as of July 1 after 44 years of priestly service.

Director: Rev. Vaidas Lukoševičus, SJ, confirmed as director of Blessed Jurgis Matulaitis Lithuanian Catholic Mission, Lemont, and is granted the appropriate faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago for the duration of the assignment.

These clergy appointments appeared in the Feb. 9, 2020 issue of Chicago Catholic.
All appointments are effective already unless otherwise noted.

Pastors:

Rev. Nathan Caswell, SJC, is appointed pastor of St. Peter Parish, Volo.

Very Rev. Joshua Caswell, SJC, is appointed pastor of St. John Cantius Parish, Chicago, while retaining duties as superior general of the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius.

Rev. William McFarlane is appointed pastor of St. John Parish, Glenwood.

Associate pastors:

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

Rev. Brandan Gibson, SJC, is appointed associate pastor of St. Peter Parish, Volo, effective March 1.

Rev. Robin Kwan, SJC, is appointed associated pastor of St. Peter Parish, Volo, effective March 1.

Rev. Jose de Jesus Alvarado Pasillas is granted faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor of St. Bartholomew Parish, Chicago, and as associate pastor at St. WenceslauParish, Chicago, as needed, effective through Jan. 31, 2021. 

Rev. Brandan Gibson, SJC, is appointed associate pastor of St. Peter Parish, Volo, effective March 1.

Rev. Alojzy Piotr Pucia, OCist, is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor of Our Lady Mother of the Church/Polish Mission, Willow Springs, effective through Oct. 21, 2021.

Rev. Joel Ricafranca, RCJ, is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor of St. Jerome Parish, Chicago, effective through April 29, 2021.

Rev. Anthony Rice, SJC, is appointed associate pastor of St. John Cantius Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Scott Thelander, SJC, is appointed associate pastor of St. John Cantius Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Tomasz Wilk, OSPPE, is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor of St. Rosalie Parish, Harwood Heights, for the duration of the assignment.

Administrators:

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

Rev. Thomas Boharic is appointed administrator to St. Roman Parish, Chicago, while retaining duties as pastor of St. Simon the Apostle Parish, until June 30.

Rev. Wojciech Marat is appointed administrator to Our Lady of the Wayside Parish, Arlington Heights, until June 30.

Rev. Honoratus Mwageni is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to continue to serve as administrator of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Chicago, concluding on June 30.

Dean:

Rev. Timothy Fairman is appointed dean of Deanery 1-D, through June 30, 2022, while retaining duties as pastor of St. Theresa Parish, Palatine.

Priest placement board:

Rev. Michael Foley is appointed a part-time member of the archdiocesan Priest Placement Board for a term of four years.

Sabbatical:

Rev. Manuel David Arcila is granted a sabbatical beginning July 1 and concluding Dec. 31, and will return as pastor at St. Stephen Protomartyr Parish, Des Plaines.

Rev. Walter Yepes is granted a sabbatical beginning Jan. 1 and concluding June 30.

Rev. James Blazek is granted a sabbatical beginning Jan. 1 and concluding June 30.

Retirement:

Rev. Richard Creagh to retirement as of April 15 after 43 years of priesthood.

Rev. Thomas Kasputis to retirement as of June 30 after 44 years of priesthood.

Rev. Michael J. Solazzo to retirement as of June 30 after 44 years of priesthood.

Rev. Ronald P. Stake to retirement after 34 years of priestly service to the people of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, while retaining duties as part-time associate vicar for canonical affairs.

These clergy appointments appeared in the Chicago Catholic Oct. 13, 2019.

Associate pastors:

Rev. Timothy Combs, OP, is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor of St. Pius V Parish, Chicago, for the duration of the assignment.

Rev. Piotr Janas, SChr, is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor of Holy Trinity Polish Mission, Chicago, for the duration of the assignment.

Rev. Brian Johnson, CSsR, is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor of St. Michael Parish, Chicago, effective Sept. 1.

Rev. Steven Khulmann, OP, is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor of St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, River Forest, for the duration of the assignment.

Rev. Silvanus Kidaha is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor of St. Andrew Parish, Chicago, for the duration of the assignment.

Rev. Charles Plovanich is appointed associate pastor of St. Michael Parish, Orland Park, effective Oct. 1.

Rev. Piotr Samborski is appointed associate pastor of Transfiguration Parish, Wauconda.

Rev. Javier Alexander Garcia Vasquez is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor at St. Odilo Parish, Berwyn, through April 30, 2021.

Administrators:

Rev. Daniel Fallon is appointed administrator to St. Mary of the Woods Parish, Chicago, while retaining duties as pastor of St. Cornelius Parish.

Rev. Christopher Kituli is appointed administrator to St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Chicago, effective Sept. 1.

Rev. Ronald Kondziolka is appointed administrator to Infant Jesus of Prague Parish, Flossmoor, while retaining duties as chaplain for St. James Hospital, Olympia Fields, effective until Feb. 29, 2020.

Rev. Joseph Anthony Pillai is appointed administrator to St. Clement Parish, Chicago, effective until June 30, 2020.

Rev. Jeremy Thomas is appointed administrator to St. Stephen King of Hungary Parish, Chicago, while retaining duties as vicar for priests, effective Aug. 1.

Rev. Bartholomew Winters is appointed administrator to Our Lady of the Wayside Parish, Arlington Heights, effective Oct. 1.

Retirements:

Rev. Andrzej Beltowski to retirement as of Aug. 1, after 29 years of priestly service to the people of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Rev. J. Cletus Kiley to retirement as of Aug. 1, after 45 years of priestly service to the people of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Rev. Thomas Lamping to retirement as of Aug. 1, after 35 years of priestly service to the people of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Residents:

Rev. Staneley Alex Augustine, OFM Cap, is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago as resident at St. Clare Friary, Chicago, for the duration of studies at Chicago Theological Union.

Rev. Michael P. Knotek is appointed as resident of Holy Family and Notre Dame De Chicago Parish, Chicago, while retaining duties as vicar for priests, effective Aug. 1.

Rev. Rajesh Palliyil is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to assist as a resident at Incarnation Parish, Crestwood, through June 30, 2022.

Rector: Rev. Monsignor Richard Hynes to serve as rector of the National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Chicago, effective Nov. 17, for a term of three years.

Faculties:

Rev. Bernard Deoron Jado, SJ, is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago for the duration of the assignment to Arrupe House, Chicago.

Rev. Brother Abraham S. Joseph, OFM, is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago for the duration of the assignment at St. Clare de Montefalco Parish, Chicago

Rev. Matthew C. Spotts, SJ, is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago for the duration of the assignment to Canisius House, Wilmette.

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.