Clergy Appointments

 

All appointments are effective immediately unless otherwise noted.

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.

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