Chicagoland

Annual priests assignments released

By Chicago Catholic
June 27, 2016

Archbishop Cupich approved the following appointments, which are effective July 1, unless noted otherwise:

Rev. Juan Carlos Arrieta Correa, from administrator of Providence of God Parish, West 18th Street, to pastor of Holy Innocents Parish, North Armour Street.

Rev. Juan Pablo Avila Ibarra, from associate pastor of Transfiguration Parish, Wauconda, to pastor of same.

Rev. Mark Bartosic, from pastor of St. Frances of Rome Parish, South 59th Court, and pastor of Our Lady of Charity Parish, South 57th Court, to pastor of Assumption B.V.M. Parish and director of Kolbe House, South California Avenue, and chaplain to Cook County Jail.

Rev. Diego Berrio Barrera, from pastor of St. Domitilla Parish, Hillside, to pastor of Mision San Juan Diego Parish, Arlington Heights.

Rev. Robert Casey, from pastor of St. Barbara Parish, Brookfield, to pastor of St. Bede the Venerable Parish, South Kostner Avenue.

Rev. Christopher Ciomek, from instructor at Mundelein Seminary, to pastor of St. Peter Damian Parish, Bartlett.

Rev. Robert Cook, O.F.M. Conv., to pastor of St. Ita Parish, West Catalpa Avenue.

Rev. Claudio Diaz, from pastor of Mision San Juan Diego Parish, Arlington Heights, to pastor of St. Aloysius Parish, West Le Moyne Street.

Rev. John Edmunds, S.T., to pastor of St. James Parish, South Wabash Avenue, effective immediately.

Rev. Orlando Flores Orea, from associate pastor of St. Genevieve Parish, West Altgeld Street, to pastor of St. Paul Parish, Chicago Heights.

Rev. Maciej Galle, from administrator of St. Stephen King of Hungary Parish, West Augusta Boulevard, to pastor of St. Priscilla Parish, West Addison Street.

Rev. Gary Graf, from pastor of St. Gall Parish, South Sawyer Avenue, to pastor of St. Procopius Parish, South Allport Street and pastor of Providence of God Parish, West 18th Street.

Rev. Gregory Houck, O.Carm., to pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Gurnee.

Rev. Julio Jimenez, from administrator of St. Joseph Parish, Round Lake, to pastor of St. Domitilla Parish, Hillside.

Rev. Jack Jura, from associate pastor of St. Michael Parish, Orland Park, to pastor of Infant Jesus of Prague Parish, Flossmoor.

Rev. Michal Lewon, from associate director of St. John Paul II Newman Center, South Morgan Street, to pastor of St. Colette Parish, Rolling Meadows.

Rev. Msgr. Daniel Mayall, from rector of Holy Name Cathedral, North Wabash Avenue, to pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Wilmette.

Rev. Kevin McCray, from associate pastor of Queen of Martyrs Parish, Evergreen Park, to pastor of St. Mary Parish, Evanston.

Rev. Michael McGovern, from pastor of St. Mary Parish, Lake Forest, to pastor of St. Raphael the Archangel Parish, Old Mill Creek.

Rev. Sergio Mena, from associate pastor of St. Jerome Parish, West Lunt Avenue, to pastor of Our Lady of Charity Parish, Cicero.

Rev. Rene Mena Beltran, from pastor of St. Paul Parish, Chicago Heights, to pastor of St. Gall Parish, South Sawyer Avenue.

Rev. Michael Nacius, from pastor of Infant Jesus of Prague Parish, Flossmoor, to pastor of St. Mary Parish, Lake Forest.

Rev. Mariusz Nawalaniec, from administrator of St. Mary, Queen of Apostles Parish, Riverdale, to pastor of St. Albert the Great Parish, Burbank.

Rev. Matthew Nemchausky, from associate pastor of Most Holy Redeemer Parish, Evergreen Park, to pastor of Mater Christi Parish, North Riverside.

Rev. Edward Panek, from administrator of St. Raymond De Penafort Parish, Mount Prospect, to pastor of same.

Rev. David Pavlik, to pastor of Our Lady of Knock Parish, Calumet City, while retaining duties as pastor of St. Victor Parish, Calumet City.

Rev. Mario Pereira, S.F.X., to pastor of St. Isaac Jogues Parish, Niles.

Rev. James Presta, from instructor at Mundelein Seminary, to pastor of St. Emily Parish, Mount Prospect.

Rev. Gosbert Rwezahura, from associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Wilmette, to pastor of St. Mary, Queen of Apostles Parish, Riverdale.

Very Rev. Gregory Sakowicz, from pastor of St. Mary Parish, Evanston, to rector of Holy Name Cathedral, North Wabash Avenue.

Rev. Mariusz Stefanowski, from associate pastor of Notre Dame De Chicago Parish, West Harrison Street, to pastor of St. Monica Parish, North Nottingham Avenue.

Rev. Paul Stein, from administrator of St. Catherine Laboure Parish, Glenview, to pastor of St. Frances of Rome Parish, South 59th Court.

Rev. Stanley Stuglik, from associate pastor of St. Patricia Parish, Hickory Hills, to pastor of St. Louis De Montfort Parish, Oak Lawn.

Rev. Joseph Tito, from pastor of Holy Innocents Parish, North Armour Street, to pastor of St. Nicholas Parish, Evanston.

Rev. Felipe Vaglienty, from pastor of St. Ann Parish, South Leavitt Street, to pastor of St. Pancratius Parish, South Sacramento Avenue.

Rev. Tirso Villaverde, from pastor of St. Thomas of Canterbury Parish, North Kenmore Avenue, to pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish, West Chase Avenue.

Rev. James Wallace, from associate pastor of Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish, Park Ridge, to pastor of St. Juliana Parish, North Osceola Avenue.

Rev. Luke Winkelmann, from associate pastor of St. John Vianney Parish, Northlake, to pastor of same.

Rev. Jacek Wrona, from rector of Bishop Abramowicz Seminary, North Wabash Avenue, to pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Palos Hills.

Rev. Michael Zoufal, from pastor of St. Albert the Great Parish, Burbank, to pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Round Lake.

Rev. Michael Knotek, from resident of St. Domitilla Parish, Hillside, to administrator of St. Stephen King of Hungary Parish, West Augusta Boulevard, while retaining duties as executive secretary of the Priests’ Placement Board.

Rev. James Merold, from administrator of St. Bede Parish, Ingleside, to administrator of St. Patrick Parish, Wadsworth.

Rev. Aidan O’Boyle, from associate pastor of St. Mary of the Woods, North Moselle Avenue, to administrator of the same, effective immediately.

Rev. Dennis O’Neill, to administrator of St. John Brebeuf Parish, Niles, while retaining duties as pastor of St. Martha Parish, Morton Grove, effective from June 6 until Dec. 6.

Rev. Stipe Renic, O.F.M., to administrator of Santa Lucia–Santa Maria Incoronata Parish, South Wells Street, while retaining duties as associate pastor of St. Jerome Croatian Parish, South Princeton Avenue, effective immediately.

Rev. Edgar Rodriguez, from associate pastor of Christ the King Parish, South Hamilton Avenue, to administrator of St. Barbara Parish, Brookfield.

Rev. Idzi Stacherczak, from pastor of St. Priscilla Parish, West Addison Street, to administrative coordinator of St. Symphorosa Parish, South Austin Avenue.

Rev. Dennis Stafford, from associate pastor of St. Theresa Parish, Palatine, to administrator of St. Catherine of Siena- St. Lucy Parish, Oak Park.

Rev. Geofrey Andama, from associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, West Talcott Avenue, to associate pastor of St. Michael Parish, Orland Park.

Rev. Pawel Barwikowski, to associate pastor of St. Andrew Parish, North Paulina Street.

Rev. James Beath, from associate pastor of St. Edward Parish, West Sunnyside Avenue, to associate pastor of St. Albert the Great Parish, Burbank.

Rev. Thomas Bishop, from associate pastor of St. Anne Parish, Barrington, to associate pastor of St. Theresa Parish, Palatine.

Rev. Matthew Bozovsky, from associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Libertyville, to associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Wilmette.

Rev. Jose Careaga, from associate pastor of Our Lady of Charity Parish, Cicero, to associate pastor of St. Paul Parish, West 22nd Place.

Rev. Dominic Clemente Jr., to associate pastor of St. Edward Parish, West Sunnyside Avenue.

Rev. Miguel Flores, to associate pastor of St. Michael Parish, Orland Park.

Rev. Msgr. Peter Galek, from pastor of St. Colette Parish, Rolling Meadows, to associate pastor of St. Zachary Parish, Des Plaines.

Rev. Paul Guzman, from associate pastor of St. Damian Parish, Oak Forest, to associate pastor of Most Holy Redeemer Parish, Evergreen Park.

Rev. Dominic Vinh Ha, to associate pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, North Ashland Avenue.

Rev. Kevin Hays, from director of Casa Jesus, North Wabash Avenue, to associate pastor of Notre Dame de Chicago Parish, West Harrison Street.

Rev. Derek Ho, from associate pastor of St. Celestine Parish, Elmwood Park, to associate pastor of St. James Parish, Arlington Heights.

Rev. Christopher Kituli, from associate pastor of St. Daniel the Prophet Parish, South Natoma Avenue, to associate pastor of Queen of Martyrs Parish, Evergreen Park.

Rev. Matthew Litak, to associate pastor of Christ the King Parish, South Hamilton Avenue.

Rev. Grzegorz Lorens, from associate pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Streamwood, to associate pastor of St. Pascal Parish, North Melvina Avenue.

Rev. Augustine Mahonge, from associate pastor of St. Zachary Parish, Des Plaines, to associate pastor of St. Barnabas Parish, South Longwood Drive.

Rev. Alejandro Marca Mansilla, from associate pastor of St. Agnes of Bohemia Parish, South Central Park Avenue, to associate pastor of St. Odilo Parish, Berwyn.

Rev. Wojciech Oleksy, from associate pastor of St. Josaphat Parish, North Southport Avenue, to associate pastor of St. Albert the Great Parish, Burbank.

Rev. Phillip Owen, from associate pastor of St. Cajetan Parish, West 112th Street, to associate pastor of St. John Vianney Parish, Northlake.

Rev. Manuel Padilla, from associate pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, North Ashland Avenue, to associate pastor of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Des Plaines.

Rev. Nathaniel Payne, from associate pastor of St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish, Mundelein, to associate pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Streamwood.

Rev. Rafal Stecz, from associate pastor of St. Pascal Parish, North Melvina Avenue, to associate pastor of St. Emily Parish, Mount Prospect.

Rev. Marcin Szczypula, from associate pastor of St. Albert the Great Parish, Burbank, to associate pastor of Transfiguration Parish, Wauconda.

Rev. Michael Trail, to associate pastor of St. Damian Parish, Oak Forest.

Rev. Alejandro Marca Mansilla, incardinated on May 27, serving as associate pastor of St. Agnes of Bohemia Parish, South Central Park Avenue, until June 30.

Rev. Pius Kokose, incardinated on March 22, serving as administrator of St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr, Posen.

Rev. Francisco Ortega Muñoz, incardinated on March 22, serving as administrator of Sacred Heart Parish, Melrose Park.

Rev. Thomas Refermat, from pastor of St. John Vianney Parish, Northlake, to Archbishop’s Delegate for Extern and International Priests.

Rev. Ronald Lewinski, from Archbishop’s Delegate for Parish Transformation, to co-director of the Department of Parish Vitality and Mission, effective May 2.

Rev. Peter Wojcik, from director of the Office of Catechesis and Youth Ministry, to codirector of the Department of Parish Vitality and Mission, effective May 2.

Rev. Bradley Zamora, from temporary director of liturgy of Mundelein Seminary to full-time director of the same, while retaining duties as associate pastor of Holy Name Cathedral, effective April 22.

Rev. Roberto Mercado, Jr., from associate pastor of St. George Parish, Tinley Park, to associate director of the Office of the Deaf and associate pastor of Notre Dame de Chicago Parish, West Harrison Street.

Rev. Alejandro Garrido, as resident of St. Anthony Parish, Cicero, effective immediately.

Rev. Msgr. Richard Hynes, from resident of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, West 37th Street, to St. Benedict Parish, West Irving Park Road, effective immediately.

Rev. Stephen Lesniewski, from associate pastor of St. Genevieve Parish, West Altgeld Street, to resident of St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish, West 62nd Street, effective immediately.

Rev. James O’Brien, from resident of St. Monica Parish, North Nottingham Avenue, to St. Eugene Parish, West Foster Avenue, effective immediately.

Rev. Brian Simpson, from administrator of St. Colette Parish, Rolling Meadows, to retire after 44 years of service to the church.

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  • religious life

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