Clergy Appointments


All appointments are effective immediately unless otherwise noted.

Delegate: Rev. Michael P. Knotek is appointed as delegate for extern and international priests ad interim while retaining duties as executive secretary for the Archdiocesan Priests Placement Board and administrator of St. Stephen King of Hungary Parish, Chicago.

Rev. Diego Berrio Barrera is appointed as coordinator of the Office for Extern and International Priests ad interim while retaining duties as pastor of Mision San Juan Diego, Arlington Heights, and with the Metropolitan Tribunal.

Pastor: Rev. Thomas McDermott, OP, currently assigned as pastor of St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, River Forest, is extended for two years until June 30, 2020.

Associate pastors: Rev. Bartholomew Winters is appointed as associate pastor of St. Alphonsus Parish, Chicago.   

Rev. Gerard Jordan, O Praem, is granted the faculties of the Archdiocese of Chicago to serve as associate pastor of St. Kilian Parish and St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, both in Chicago, through June 30, 2020. 

Administrator: Rev. Bronislaw Chmiel is appointed administrator to Five Holy Martyrs Parish, Chicago, until Sept. 30.

Chaplain with residence: Rev. Lukas O. Ouda is appointed as resident of St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Parish, Chicago, while fulfilling full-time duties as chaplain at the University of Chicago Medical Center until June 30, 2019.

Extension: Rev. Stephen Lesniewski’s assignment in the Diocese of Orange, California, is extended for one year until June 30, 2019.