Clerical and Parish Assignments

Monday, 23 April 2012 15:55

The Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, announced the following clerical and parish assignments, effective July 1, 2012.  In announcing these appointments, Bishop Cistone indicated that, due to the pastoral planning process currently underway, as few changes as possible have been made so that parishes may benefit from their current leaders during the planning process.  A number of priests and pastoral administrators have agreed to remain in their present assignments for an additional year, even though their terms have come to an end or they are eligible for retirement.  Furthermore, any assignments at this time will be temporary, contingent upon the results of the planning process.

Resignations

Reverend William Prospero, SJ, Pastor of St. Mary University Parish, Mt. Pleasant.  Father Prospero is a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and will be reassigned by his Provincial.

Reverend Reginaldo Daza Salcedo, from Priest Administrator of Ss. Casimir-George Parish, Saginaw, and Sacramental Minister to Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Bay City.  Father Salcedo does not possess faculties for the Diocese of Saginaw.

Reverend Jose Parra, from Leave of Absence to Departure from Active Ministry.  He does not possess faculties.

Retirements

Ms. Maria Cepeda, from Pastoral Administrator, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Bay City, and Director of Hispanic Ministry.  Ms. Cepeda will continue to work with and assist the Office for Hispanic Ministry for a brief transition period.


Parochial Administrators

Reverend Jose Maria Cabrera, from Graduate Studies in Rome to Parochial Administrator, Ss. Casimir-George Parish, Saginaw, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Bay City.

Reverend Denis M. Heames, from Graduate Studies in Rome to Parochial Administrator, St. Mary University Parish, Mt. Pleasant.

 

Diocesan Offices

Reverend James W. Bessert, from Chaplain, Saint Francis Home, Shields, and Part-time Ministry, Office for Liturgy, to Director, Office for Liturgy. 

Reverend Jose Maria Cabrera, Parochial Administrator to Ss. Casimir-George Parish, Saginaw, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Bay City, as Vicar for Hispanic Ministry, for a term of 5 years.

Reverend Denis M. Heames, Parochial Administrator, St. Mary University Parish, Mt. Pleasant, as Adjutant Judicial Vicar, for a term of 5 years.

 

Newly Ordained

Reverend Thomas R. Held, to Parochial Vicar, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Mt. Pleasant.  Father Held will also assist part time in ministry to Sacred Heart Academy, Mt. Pleasant.

Reverend Alberto E. Vargas, to Parochial Vicar, Ss. Casimir-George Parish, Saginaw, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Bay City.


Sacramental Ministry

Reverend James W. Bessert, to Sacramental Minister, St. Mary Parish, Alma and Mount Saint Joseph Parish, Saint Louis

Reverend Richard E. Jozwiak, Senior Priest, to Sacramental Minister, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, Vassar.


Chaplaincies

Reverend Thai Hung Nguyen, from Sacramental Minister, Pro Tem, St. Mary Parish, Alma and Mount St. Joseph Parish, St. Louis, to Chaplain, Saint Francis Home, Shields.

Renewal of Terms
The terms of the following priests and pastoral administrators have been extended for the benefit of parish planning:

Priests:
Reverend Richard Bokinskie, Pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Chesaning, St. Michael Parish, Oakley, and St. Cyril Parish, Bannister, renewed for 1 year

Reverend Andrzej Boroch, Pastor of St. Elizabeth Parish, Marlette, and Sacramental Minister, St. Michael Parish, Wilmot, renewed for 1 year

Reverend John F. Cotter, Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Gladwin, renewed for 1 year

Reverend James E. Falsey, Pastor of St. Mark Parish, AuGres and St. Joseph Parish, Alger, renewed for 1 year

Reverend James G. Heller, Pastor of St. Stephen Parish, Saginaw, renewed for 1 year

Reverend Edward J. Konieczka, Pastor of St. Hyacinth Parish, Bay City, renewed for 1 year

Reverend Thomas J. McNamara, Rector of Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption Parish, renewed for 1 year

Reverend Robert J. Meissner, Pastor of St. Vincent DePaul Parish, Bay City, renewed for 1 year

Reverend Joseph K. Miller, Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Nine Mile and Sacramental Minister for St. Michael Parish, Pinconning, renewed for  1 year

Reverend Dale A. Orlik, Pastor of St. Boniface Parish, Bay City and Sacramental Minister for St. Joseph Parish, Bay City, renewed for 1 year

Reverend David L. Parsch, Pastor of  Holy Spirit Parish, Shields, renewed for 1 year

Reverend John S. Sarge, Pastor of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Bridgeport and Sacred Heart Parish, Birch Run, renewed for 1 year

Reverend Thomas E. Sutton, Pastor of St. Anthony/St. Joseph Parish, Auburn, renewed for 1 year

Reverend John Weis, Administrator of Holy Family Parish, Sebewaing, and St. Francis Borgia Parish, Pigeon, renewed for 1 year


Pastoral Administrators

Sister Jean Baumann, OSF, Pastoral Administrator of St. Athanasius Parish, Harrison.  In October, 2011, Sister Jean’s appointment was renewed until June, 2013

Sister Maria Dina Puddu, MC, Parochial Administrator of St. Pancratius Parish, Cass City, renewed for 1 year

Deacon Aloysius Oliver, Pastoral Administrator of St. Mary Parish, Alma, and Mount St. Joseph Parish, Saint Louis, renewed for 1 year.

 
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