Bishop Joseph Cistone Announces Clerical and Parish Assignments- July 1, 2016

Monday, 11 April 2016 05:48

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SAGINAW — The Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, announced the following clerical and parish assignments, effective July 1, 2016:

Senior Priest

Reverend Robert S. Gohm, from Pastor, Corpus Christi Parish, Bay City, to Senior Priest.

Pastoral Administrators – Completion of Assignment

Sister Virginia Scally, SNDdeN, from Pastoral Administrator, St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Bay City. Sister Ginny will return to her religious community in Massachusetts and prepare for a new assignment.

Deacon Michael Smith, from Pastoral Administrator, St. Vincent De Paul Parish, Shepherd.

Pastor

Reverend Thomas J. Fleming, from Pastor of Prince of Peace Parish, Linwood, to Pastor of St. Mary University Parish, Mt. Pleasant. Father Fleming will remain as Regional Vicar for Vicariate 4.

Parochial Administrators

Reverend Nicholas F. Coffaro, from Parochial Vicar, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Midland, to Parochial Administrator of Prince of Peace Parish, Linwood.

Reverend Christopher M. Coman, from Parochial Vicar, Prince of Peace Parish, Linwood, to Parochial Administrator of Holy Apostles Parish, Ruth.

Reverend Robert Kelm, from Parochial Vicar, Our Lady Consolata Parish, Cass City, to Parochial Administrator of Corpus Christi Parish, Bay City.

Reverend Peter Nwokoye, from Parochial Administrator, Holy Apostles Parish, Ruth, to Parochial Administrator of Our Lady of Hope Parish, Clare.

Pastoral Administrators

Dr. Jerome Green, to Pastoral Administrator of St. Vincent De Paul Parish, Shepherd.

Mrs. Jane Grzegorczyk, to Pastoral Administrator of St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Bay City.

 

Parochial Vicar

Reverend Edwin C. Dwyer, from Graduate Studies, Catholic University of America, to Parochial Vicar, St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Saginaw, Part Time.


Diocesan Administrative Offices

Reverend Edwin C. Dwyer, to Adjutant Judicial Vicar, Diocesan Tribunal, Part Time.

The following have been re-appointed to their current assignments:

Pastors

Reverend Richard M. Filary, Pastor of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, Bay City, for 6 years.

Reverend Daniel Fox, O.F.M. Cap., Pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish, Sanford, for 3 years.

Reverend Dale A. Orlik, Pastor of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish, Essexville, for 1 year.

Reverend Thomas Schmied, O.F.M. Cap., Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Saginaw, for 3 years.

Reverend William W. Spencer, Pastor of Holy Name of Mary Parish, Harbor Beach, for 1 year.

Reverend Thomas Sutton, Pastor of St. Gabriel Parish, Auburn, for 1 year.

Reverend Francis W. Voris, O.F.M. Cap., Pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Saginaw, for 3 years.

Parochial Administrators

Reverend Craig Carolan, Parochial Administrator of Annunciation of the Lord Parish, Port Austin, for 3 years.

Reverend Nathan Harburg, Parochial Administrator of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Alma, for 3 years.

Reverend Christian Tabares, Parochial Administrator of Our Lady Consolata Parish, Cass City, for 3 years.

Reverend Alberto Vargas, Parochial Administrator of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, Reese, for 3 years.

Reverend Rick Varner, Parochial Administrator of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Beal City, for 3 years.

Pastoral Administrators

Sister Christine A. Gretka, CSJ, Pastoral Administrator of St. John Paul II Parish, Carrollton, for 3 years.

Ms. Carol Hale, Pastoral Administrator of St. Mark Parish, AuGres, for 3 years.

Sister Maria Inviolata Honma, SMDG, Pastoral Administrator of Ave Maria Parish, Lexington, for 3 years.

Deacon Roger Pasionek, Pastoral Administrator of Holy Family Parish, Saginaw, for 3 years.

Sister Janet Pewoski, CSJ, Pastoral Administrator of St. John Vianney Parish, Saginaw, for 3 years.

Sister Ellen C. Rinke, IHM, Pastoral Administrator of St. Frances X. Cabrini Parish, Vassar, for 3 years.

Sister Patricia Warbritton, CSJ, Pastoral Administrator of Ss. Francis and Clare Parish, Birch Run, for 3 years.

Service Outside the Diocese

Reverend Prentice Tipton, from Pastor of Our Lady of Hope Parish, Clare, to Associate Pastor, Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Plymouth (Archdiocese of Detroit), for an experimental period.

Reverend Thomas Held, from Sacramental Minister, St. Mary University Parish, Mt. Pleasant. Father Held has requested to be released from the Diocese of Saginaw to pursue joining the Companions of Christ the Lamb in Paradise, Michigan (Diocese of Marquette).

The Diocese of Saginaw remains grateful to all our Senior Priests who, though not assigned as Sacramental Ministers, offer much needed sacramental ministry to our parishes.

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