Bishop Joseph Cistone Announces Clerical and Parish Assignments

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SAGINAW- The Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, announced the following clerical and parish assignments, effective July 1, 2015:

Senior Priests

Reverend Joseph K. Miller, from Pastor, St. Mary Parish, Pinconning, to Senior Priest.

Pastors

Reverend John F. Cotter, from Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Gladwin, and St. Athanasius Parish, Harrison, to Pastor, St. Michael Parish, Maple Grove, and Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, St. Charles.

Reverend Dennis J. Kucharczyk, from Pastor, St. Christopher Parish, Caro to Pastor, Saint John XXIII Parish, Hemlock.

Reverend Dale A. Orlik will remain as Pastor, St. Jude Thaddeus Parish, Essexville.

Reverend William W. Spencer will remain as Pastor, Holy Name of Mary Parish, Harbor Beach.

Reverend Thomas E. Sutton will remain as Pastor, St. Gabriel Parish, Auburn.

Parochial Administrators

Reverend Jerzy Dobosz, from Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, Bay City to Parochial Administrator, St. Christopher Parish, Caro.

Reverend J. Marcel Portelli, from Parochial Vicar, St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Saginaw, to Parochial Administrator, Sacred Heart Parish, Gladwin, and St. Athanasius Parish, Harrison.

Parochial Vicars

Reverend Christopher M. Coman, from Parochial Administrator pro-tem, St. Michael Parish, Maple Grove, and Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, St. Charles, to Parochial Vicar, Prince of Peace Parish, Linwood.

Reverend Thomas R. Held, from Parochial Vicar, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Mt. Pleasant, to Parochial Vicar, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Midland.

Reverend Robert Kelm, from Parochial Vicar, Prince of Peace Parish, Linwood, to Parochial Vicar, Our Lady Consolata Parish, Cass City.

Reverend Alberto E. Vargas, from Parochial Vicar, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Midland, to Parochial Vicar, St. Thomas Parish, Saginaw.

Pastoral Administrators

Deacon Gary Patelski, from Pastoral Administrator, St. Michael Parish, Pinconning, to Pastoral Administrator, Holy Trinity Parish, Pinconning.

Sacramental Ministry

Reverend James R. Carlson, from Sacramental Minister, St. Michael Parish, Maple Grove, and Mary of the Immaculate Conception, St. Charles, to Sacramental Minister, Holy Trinity Parish, Pinconning.

Other Ministries

Reverend Duane A. Wachowiak, from Parochial Administrator, St. John XXIII Parish, Hemlock. (Father Wachowiak is a priest of the Diocese of Gaylord and is returning to that Diocese. He will assume an assignment in seminary formation.)

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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