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Annual priests assignments announced

By Chicago Catholic
July 18, 2017

Cardinal Cupich prays the Eucharistic Prayer with six newly ordained priests at Holy Name Cathedral on May 20. Denise Duriga/Chicago Catholic

Cardinal Cupich approved the following appointments, which are effective July 1, 2017, unless noted otherwise:

Pastors

Rev. David Arcila from pastor of Santa Maria Del Popolo Parish, Mundelein to pastor of St. Stephen Protomartyr Parish, Des Plaines.

Rev. Elvio Baldeon Lope from associate pastor of St. James Parish, W. Fullerton Ave., to pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish, N. Hamlin Ave.

Rev. Francis Bitterman from director of vocations office to pastor of St. Josaphat Parish, N. Southport Ave.

Rev. Thomas Boharic from associate pastor of St. Agnes of Bohemia, S. Central Park Ave., to pastor of St. Simon the Apostle Parish, S. California Ave.

Rev. Roger Corrales-Diaz from pastor of St. Leonard Parish, S. Clarence Ave., to pastor of St. Mary, Star of the Sea Parish, S. Kilbourn Ave.

Rev. Elliott Dees from associate pastor of St. John of the Cross Parish, Western Springs, to pastor of St. Pascal Parish, N. Melvina Ave.

Msgr. Robert Dempsey from pastor of St. Philip the Apostle Parish, Northfield, to pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Lake Forest.

Rev. James Donovan from vicar for priests office to pastor of St. Barnabas Parish, S. Longwood Drive.

Rev. Robert Fedek from pastor of Our Lady of Victory Parish, W. Agatite Ave., to pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, W. Talcott Ave.

Rev. Michael Grisolano from associate pastor of St. Damian Parish, Oak Forest, to pastor of St. Tarcissus Parish, W. Ardmore Ave.

Rev. Ryszard Gron from associate pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Palos Hills, to pastor of St. William Parish, N. Sayre Ave.

Rev. Kevin Hays from associate pastor of Notre Dame De Chicago Parish, W. Harrison St., to pastor of same.

Rev. Stephen Kanonik from moderator of the curia, to pastor of St. Benedict Parish, W. Irving Park Road.

Rev. Pius Kokose from administrator of St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Parish, S. McKinley Ave., to pastor of same.

Rev. Robert Krueger from associate pastor of St. Bede the Venerable Parish, S. Kostner Ave., to pastor of St. Leonard Parish, S. Clarence Ave.

Rev. Robert Lojek from pastor of St. William Parish, N. Sayre Ave., to pastor of St. Francis Borgia Parish, W. Addison St.

Rev. Miguel Martinez from pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, E. 88th St., to pastor of Santa Maria Del Popolo Parish, Mundelein.

Rev. Fred Pesek from pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Wadsworth, to pastor of Queen of the Rosary Parish, Elk Grove Village.

Rev. Richard Prendergast from pastor of St. Josaphat Parish, N. Southport Ave., to pastor of St. Gertrude Parish, W. Granville Ave.

Rev. Noel Beltran Reyes from pastor of St. Stephen Protomartyr Parish, Des Plaines, to pastor of St. Jerome Parish, W. Lunt Ave.

Rev. Xamie Reyes from chaplain at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, to pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, E. 88th St.

Rev. Edgar Rodriguez from administrator of St. Barbara Parish, Brookfield, to pastor of same.

Rev. Michael Scherschel from director of recruitment for St. Joseph College Seminary to pastor of St. Hubert Parish, Hoffman Estates.

Rev. Paul Seaman from pastor of St. Pascal Parish, N. Melvina Ave., to pastor of St. Clement Parish, W. Deming Place.

Rev. Idzi Stacherczak from administrative coordinator of St. Symphorosa Parish, S. Austin Ave., to pastor of same.

Rev. William Tkachuk from associate pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish, La Grange, to pastor of same.

Rev. Michael Wyrzykowski from associate pastor of St. Ferdinand Parish, W. Barry Ave., to pastor of Our Lady of Victory Parish, W. Agatite Ave.

 

Administrators

Rev. Robert Heidenreich to administrator of St. Edna Parish, Arlington Heights, while retaining duties as coordinator of priests’ programs and ministerial review, effective July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

Rev. Bolivar Molina-Ramirez to administrator of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, N. Ashland Ave., effective from Aug. 1, 2017 until May 30, 2018.

Rev. Michael Solazzo from pastor of St. Tarcissus Parish, W. Ardmore Ave., to administrator of St. Philip the Apostle Parish, Northfield, effective from July 1, 2017 until June 30, 2018.

 

Associate pastors

Rev. Radley Alcantara to associate pastor of St. Anastasia Parish, Waukegan.

Rev. Tomy Abraham, priest of the Archdiocese of Agra, India, to associate pastor of Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish, Park Ridge.

Rev. Timothy Anastos to associate pastor of Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish, Park Ridge.

Rev. Jo Andre Beltran to associate pastor of St. Celestine Parish, Elmwood Park.

Rev. Jose Careaga from associate pastor of St. Paul Parish, W. 22nd Place, to associate pastor of St. Bede the Venerable Parish, S. Kostner Ave.

Rev. Robert Fraczek, priest of the Archdiocese of Czestochowa, Poland, to associate pastor of St. Francis Borgia Parish, W. Addison St.

Rev. Brendan Guilfoil from associate pastor of St. Mary Parish, Lake Forest, to associate pastor of St. George Parish, Tinley Park.

Rev. Bernardo Lozano Hernandez, priest of the Diocese of Torreon, Mexico, to associate pastor of St. Albert the Great Parish, Burbank.

Rev. Juan Gabriel Jaimes Villamizar, C.Ss.R., to associate pastor of Our Lady of Tepeyac Parish, W. Cermak Road.

Rev. Richard Jakubik from resident of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Wilmette, to associate pastor of Holy Family, Inverness.

Rev. Christopher LeBlanc, priest of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida, to associate pastor of St. Alphonsus Parish, W. Wellington Avenue.

Rev. Gilbert Mashurano from associate pastor of St. James Parish, Arlington Heights, to associate pastor of St. Raymond De Penafort Parish, Mount Prospect.

Rev. Louis Marthe Mboe, priest of the Archdiocese of Girardot, Colombia, from associate pastor of St. Donatus Parish, Blue Island, to associate pastor of St. Michael Parish, South Shore Drive.

Rev. Moises Navarro to associate pastor of Most Blessed Trinity Parish, Waukegan.

Rev. Collins Nyache from associate pastor of St. Ailbe Parish, S. Harper Ave., to associate pastor of Queen of the Rosary Parish, Elk Grove Village.

Rev. Michael Owen from associate pastor of Queen of the Rosary Parish, Elk Grove Village, to associate pastor of Our Lady of Humility Parish, Beach Park and St. Patrick Parish, Wadsworth.

Rev. Trenton Rauck, SJC, to associate pastor of St. John Cantius Parish, N. Carpenter St.

Rev. Mariano Tormon Rondael, Jr., R.C.J., to associate pastor of St. Peter Parish, Niles.

Rev. Marek Smolka from associate pastor of St. Francis Borgia Parish, W. Addison St., to associate pastor of Holy Name Cathedral, N. Wabash Ave.

Rev. David Straub from pastor of Queen of the Rosary Parish, Elk Grove Village, to associate pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Palos Hills.

Rev. Przemyslaw Tomczyk to associate pastor of St. John Brebeuf Parish, Niles.

Rev. Miguel Venegas to associate pastor of St. Agnes of Bohemia Parish, S. Central Park Ave.

Rev. Juan Gabriel Jaimes Villamizar, C.Ss.R., to associate pastor of Our Lady of Tepeyac Parish, W. Cermak Road.

Rev. Patrick Wangai from associate pastor of St. Michael Parish, South Shore Drive, to associate pastor of St. Ailbe Parish, S. Harper Ave.

Rev. Andrew Wawrzyn from associate pastor of St. Alphonsus Parish, W. Wellington Ave., to associate pastor of Our Lady of the Woods Parish, Orland Park.

Rev. Bartholomew Winters from resident of St. Josaphat Parish, N. Southport Ave., to associate pastor of St. Edward Parish, W. Sunnyside Ave.

 

Chancellor

Rev. Mr. Daniel Welter as chancellor while retaining duties as auditor in the Office for Canonical Affairs.

 

Chicago Fire Department

Rev. John McNalis as interim chaplain to the Chicago Fire Department with residence at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, N. Spaulding Ave.

 

Judicial vicar

Very Rev. Jeffrey Grob from chancellor to serve as judicial vicar and vicar for canonical affairs.

 

Office for Canonical Affairs

Rev. Ronald Stake from part-time associate vicar for canonical services and part-time associate pastor of St. Thecla Parish, W. Devon Ave., to full-time associate vicar for canonical affairs, while residing at St. Thecla Parish.

Rev. James Herring, O.Praem., to part-time associate vicar for canonical affairs.

 

Renew My Church

Rev. Jason Malave from pastor of St. Benedict Parish, W. Irving Park Road, to cardinal’s delegate for Renew My Church.

 

Blessed Alojzije Stepinac Croatian Catholic Mission

Rev. Drazan Boras, O.F.M., to director of Blessed Alojzije Stepinac Croatian Catholic Mission, N. Ridge Ave., effective June 23, 2017.

 

Calvert House

Rev. Andrew Liaugminas to director and chaplain of Calvert House at the University of Chicago.

 

St. John Paul II Newman Center

Rev. Piotr Rapcia to assistant director of the St. John Paul II Newman Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  

 

Residents

Rev. Roberto Mercado, Jr. as resident of St. Josaphat Parish, N. Southport Ave.

Rev. Bradley Zamora as weekend resident of St. Josaphat Parish, N. Southport Ave., while retaining duties as director of liturgy at Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein.

 

Sabbatical

Rev. James Beath from associate pastor of St. Albert the Great Parish, Burbank, to sabbatical effective July 1, 2017 through Jan. 1, 2018.

 

Retirement

Rev. Richard Bulwith from associate administrator of Catholic Charities, N. LaSalle St., to retire after 50 years of service to the church.

Rev. John Hoffman from pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish, La Grange, to retire after 42 years of service to the church.

Msgr. Patrick Lagges from director and chaplain of Calvert House, S. University Ave. to retire after 40 years of service to the church.

Rev. William Malloy from pastor of St. Barnabas Parish, S. Longwood Drive, to retire after 44 years of service to the church

Rev. Alfredo Salera from pastor of St. Simon the Apostle Parish, S. California Ave., to retire after 40 years of service to the church.

Msgr. Richard Saudis from associate vicar for canonical services to retire after 62 years of service to the church.

Rev. Thomas Srenn from pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, W. Talcott Ave., to retire after 40 years of service to the church.

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