Clergy Appointments

 

All appointments were effective July 1 unless otherwise noted.

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.

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