Clerical Appointments 2020

November 2020

Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia, announces the following appointments effective as noted:

PAROCHIAL ADMINISTRATORS

Reverend John D. Hand, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Cyprian Parish, Philadelphia, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Gabriel Parish, Norwood, effective November 12, 2020

Reverend Dominic Ishaq, from part-time Staff member, Office of the Metropolitan Tribunal, and part-time Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Peace Parish, Milmont Park, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Rose of Lima Parish, Eddystone, effective November 21, 2020 

PAROCHIAL VICARS

Reverend Akolla Etuge, O.F.M. Cap., to Parochial Vicar, Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Philadelphia, effective October 1, 2020

Reverend David A. Waters, from leave of absence, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Katharine of Siena Parish, Wayne, effective October 15, 2020

PERMANENT DEACONS

Deacon Ernest W. Angiolillo, from Presentation B.V.M. Parish, Wynnewood, to Saint Matthias Parish, Bala Cynwyd, effective November 30, 2020

Deacon Peter L. Niche, from Saint Maria Goretti Parish, Hatfield, to Saint Martin of Tours Parish, New Hope, effective October 30, 2020

 


September 2020

Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia, announces the following appointments effective as noted:

PAROCHIAL ADMINISTRATOR

Reverend William S. Lange, to Parochial Administrator, pro tem, Saint Gabriel Parish, Norwood, while the Pastor, Reverend Anthony Orth continues to deal with his health issues, effective September 4, 2020

PAROCHIAL VICAR

Reverend Jonathan Graham Rice, from, Parochial Vicar, Saint Patrick Parish, Norristown, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Mary Magdalen Parish, Media, effective August 28, 2020

EDUCATION APOSTOLATE

Reverend Mark J. Cavara, from Faculty, Archbishop Carroll High School, Radnor, to School Minister, Archbishop Carroll High School, Radnor, effective August 19, 2020

PERMANENT DEACON

Deacon Francis X. Phillips, from Saint Pius X Parish, Broomall, to Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish, Glen Mills, effective September 8, 2020

 


August 2020

Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia, announces the following appointments effective August 28, 2020, unless otherwise noted:

RETIREMENT

Reverend Monsignor Andrew J. Golias, Parochial Vicar with senior priest status, Saint Martha Parish, Philadelphia, Monsignor Golias will reside at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary serving as adjunct faculty.

PASTOR EMERITUS – SENIOR PRIEST

Reverend Terence P. Weik, to Pastor Emeritus, Visitation B.V.M. Parish, Norristown, and Parochial Vicar with the status of Senior Priest, Maternity B.V.M. Parish, Philadelphia

PAROCHIAL ADMINISTRATORS

Reverend Robert M. Gross, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Helena Parish, Blue Bell, to Parochial Administrator, Visitation B.V.M. Parish, Norristown

Reverend Mark S. Kunigonis, from Parochial Vicar, Maternity B.V.M. Parish, Philadelphia, to Parochial Administrator, Saint John Cantius Parish, Philadelphia

PAROCHIAL VICARS

Reverend Brian A. Izzo, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Mary Magdalen Parish, Media, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Vincent de Paul Parish, Richboro

Reverend John McCloskey, O.F.M. Cap., to Parochial Vicar, Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Philadelphia, effective July 23, 2020

Reverend Quan H. Tran, from Parochial Vicar, Saints Philip and James Parish, Exton, to Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Morton

RESIDENCE

Reverend Edward E. Brady, Chaplain, Holy Redeemer Health System, from Saint Cecilia Parish, Philadelphia, to Saint Dominic Parish, Philadelphia

 


July 2020

Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia, announces the following appointments effective July 8, 2020, unless otherwise noted:

PASTOR

Reverend Hyacinth Cordell, O.P., to Pastor, Saint Patrick Parish, Philadelphia, effective July 1, 2020

CHAPLAIN

Reverend Harold B. McKale, from Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Doylestown, to Chaplain, Saint John Neumann Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare, Philadelphia, with residence at Resurrection of Our Lord Parish, Philadelphia

EDUCATION APOSTOLATE

Reverend Jason E. Buck, from Faculty, Archbishop Ryan High School, Philadelphia, to School Minister, Archbishop Ryan High School, Philadelphia
Reverend David P. O’Brien, to Chaplain, Lansdale Catholic High, Lansdale, while continuing as Parochial Vicar, Saint Jude Parish, Chalfont
Reverend Joseph S. Zaleski, from School Minister, West Catholic High School, Philadelphia, to School Minister, Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School, Drexel Hill

ASSISTANT MASTERS OF CEREMONIES FOR ARCHBISHOP PÉREZ

Reverend Kyle M. Adamczyk
Reverend Brandon M. Artman
Reverend Matthew D. Brody
Reverend Alessandro P. Giardini
Reverend Robert M. Gross
Reverend Steven W. Kiernan
Reverend Anthony M. Raymundo
Deacon James O’Neill
Deacon Patrick M. Stokely

 


June 2020

Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia, announces the following appointments effective July 8, 2020, unless otherwise noted:

PASTORS EMERITI

Reverend James N. Catagnus, Saint Ambrose Parish, Philadelphia
Father Catagnus is retiring and will reside at Saint Paul Parish, Norristown

Reverend Francis P. Groarke, Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish, Glen Mills
Father Groarke is retiring and will reside at a private residence

Reverend Monsignor Charles H. Hagan, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Doylestown
Monsignor Hagan is retiring and will reside at Regina Coeli Residence for Priests, Warminster

Reverend Gregory J. Hickey, Saint Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Parish, Stowe
Father Hickey is retiring and will reside at Villa Saint Joseph, Darby

Reverend John J. Large, Saint Paul Parish, Philadelphia
Father Large has been reassigned as a Parochial Vicar with the status of Senior Priest

Reverend Alexander Masluk, Saint Martha Parish, Philadelphia
Father Masluk is retiring and will reside at Immaculate Conception Parish, Jenkintown

Reverend Monsignor Henry J. McKee, Sacred Heart Parish, Havertown
Monsignor McKee is retiring and will reside at Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Springfield

Reverend Monsignor John M. Savinski, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Morton
Monsignor Savinski is retiring and will reside at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. In his retirement Monsignor Savinski has accepted an assignment as Archbishop Pérez’s Master of Ceremonies.

Reverend Monsignor Hugh J. Shields, Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish, Philadelphia
Monsignor Shields is retiring and will reside at Saint John the Baptist Parish, Philadelphia

SEMINARY AND DIOCESAN OFFICES

Reverend Patrick J. Brady, from Dean of the School of Diaconal Formation and Dean of the School of Theological Studies, to Vice Rector, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary
Reverend Monsignor Gregory J. Fairbanks, from Faculty, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, to Dean of the School of Diaconal Formation, at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary
Reverend Michael F. Hennelly, from Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Oxford, to Assistant Vicar for Clergy with residence at Saint Bridget Parish, Philadelphia
Reverend Monsignor Michael K. Magee, from Faculty, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, to Dean of the School of Theological Studies, at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary

PASTORS

Reverend Kenneth C. Brabazon, from Parochial Administrator, Saint Isidore Parish, Quakertown, to Pastor, Saint Isidore Parish, Quakertown
Reverend Sean P. English, from Parochial Administrator, Saint Stanislaus Parish, Lansdale, to Pastor, Saint Stanislaus Parish, Lansdale
Reverend Efren V. Esmilla, from Pastor, Our Lady of Hope Parish, Philadelphia, to Pastor, Saint James Parish, Elkins Park
Reverend James E. Goerner, from Pastor, Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Norristown, to Pastor, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Morton
Reverend Lawrence F. Kozak, from Parochial Administrator, Saint Thomas More Parish, Pottstown, to Pastor, Pastor, Saint Thomas More Parish, Pottstown
Reverend John J. Nordeman, from School Minister, Lansdale Catholic High School, to Pastor, Scared Heart Parish, Havertown
Reverend Anthony T. Rossi, from Parochial Administrator, Saint Anselm Parish, Philadelphia, to Pastor, Saint Anselm Parish, Philadelphia
Reverend Michael J. Saban, from Parochial Administrator, Saint Bernadette Parish, Drexel Hill, to Pastor, Saint Bernadette Parish, Drexel Hill
Reverend Stephen E. Shott, OSFS, newly assigned to the Archdiocese as Pastor, Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish, Glen Mills
Reverend Dominic Tran Minh Duc, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish, Philadelphia, to Pastor, Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish, Philadelphia
Reverend Matthew P. Windle, from Parochial Administrator, Saint David Parish, Willow Grove, to Pastor, Saint David Parish, Willow Grove

PAROCHIAL ADMINISTRATORS

Diocesan policy states that a priest being entrusted with pastoral care of a parish for the first time be appointed a parochial administrator for at least one year.

Reverend Eric J. Banecker, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Pius X Parish, Broomall, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Francis deSales Parish, Philadelphia
Reverend Jonathan J. Dalin, from School Minister, Archbishop Ryan Hugh School, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Martha Parish, Philadelphia
Reverend Daniel J. Dwyer, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Anastasia Parish, Newtown Square, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Paul Parish, Philadelphia
Reverend Matthew W. Guckin, from Director, Catholic Mission and Identity, Office for Catechetical Formation, and Parochial Administrator, pro tem, Saint Francis de Sales Parish,
Philadelphia, to Parochial Administrator, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Doylestown Reverend Carl F. Janicki, from Director of Campus Ministry, Cabrini University, to Parochial
Administrator, Saint Genevieve Parish, Flourtown
Reverend Steven W. Kiernan, from Parochial Vicar, Mother of Divine Providence Parish, King of Prussia, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Parish, Stowe
Reverend Andrew Labatorio, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Elizabeth Parish, Upper Uwchlan, to Parochial Administrator, Our Lady of Hope Parish, Philadelphia
Reverend Charles J. Ravert, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Stanislaus Parish, Lansdale, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Ambrose Parish, Philadelphia
Reverend Joseph T. Shenosky, from Vice Rector, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, to Parochial Administrator, Scared Heart Parish, Oxford
Reverend Richard J. Smith, from Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Morton, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Norristown

SENIOR PRIEST

Reverend John J. Large, Pastor Emeritus Saint Paul Parish, Philadelphia, to Parochial Vicar with the status of Senior Priest, Saint Anselm Parish, Philadelphia

NEWLY ORDAINED

Reverend Wilmer A. Chirino-Gonzalez, Parochial Vicar, Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish, Philadelphia
Reverend Cesar Javier Izaguirre-Gonzalez, Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Grace Parish, Penndel
Reverend Louis J. Monica, Jr., Parochial Vicar, Saints Peter and Paul Parish, West Chester
Reverend Kevin C. Okafor, Parochial Vicar, Saint Elizabeth Parish, Upper Uwchlan
Reverend August A. Taglianetti, Parochial Vicar, Saint Pius X Parish, Broomall

PAROCHIAL VICARS

Reverend Brandon M. Artman, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Matthew Parish, Philadelphia, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Anastasia Parish, Newtown Square
Reverend Matthew D. Brody, from Parochial Vicar, Saints Peter and Paul Parish, West Chester, to Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Doylestown
Reverend Peter J. DiMaria, from outside the Archdiocese to Parochial Vicar, pro tem, Saint Helena Parish, Blue Bell
Reverend Manuel J. Flores, from Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Grace Parish, Penndel, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Stanislaus Parish, Lansdale
Reverend William S. Lange, from Parochial Administrator, Saint James Parish, Elkins Park, to Parochial Vicar, pro tem, Visitation B.V. M. Parish, Norristown
Reverend Kevin P. McCabe, from personal leave, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Matthew Parish, Philadelphia
Reverend Addisalem T. Mekonnen, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Anselm Parish, Philadelphia, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Martin de Porres Parish, Philadelphia
Reverend Kevin T. Mulligan, from Pastor, Saint Genevieve Parish, Flourtown, to Parochial Vicar, Nativity B.V.M. Parish, Media
Reverend Edward F. Ogden, OSFS, newly assigned to the Archdiocese as Parochial Vicar, Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish, Glen Mills
Reverend Michael G. Speziale, from School Minister, Archbishop Carroll High School, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Philip Neri Parish, Lafayette Hill

NEWLY ORDAINED TRANSITIONAL DEACONS

Reverend Mr. Kenneth L. Cavara, Saint Andrew Parish, Newtown
Reverend Mr. Mark A. Tobin, Saint Katherine of Siena Parish, Philadelphia


May 2020

 

Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia, announces the following assignments as noted:

Reverend Stephen P. DeLacy, Director, Vocation Office for Diocesan Priesthood, is appointed the Archbishop’s Delegate for Youth and Young Adult Ministry, effective immediately, while continuing in his present assignment. In this assignment, Father DeLacy will be tasked with providing pastoral and spiritual direction to the Office for Youth and Young Adults and Anthem ensuring the on-going connection between this vital ministry and the parishes of the Archdiocese.

Ann Menna, Deputy Secretary for Catechetical Formation has been assigned as supervisor to Anthem effective immediately and will report to Bishop Michael Fitzgerald.


April 2020

 

Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia, announces the following appointment, effective as noted:

GRADUATE STUDIES

Reverend Christopher C. Moriconi, from Administrative Secretary, Office of the Archbishop, to full-time graduate studies in Sacred Scripture, effective June 30, 2020


February 2020

 

Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. announces the following appointments, effective as noted: 

PAROCHIAL ADMINISTRATORS

Reverend Matthew W. Guckin, to Parochial Administrator, pro tem, Saint Francis de Sales Parish, Philadelphia, while continuing as Director, Catholic Mission and Identity, Office for Catechetical Formation effective February 11, 2020

Reverend Bernard J. Taglianetti, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Bridget Parish, Philadelphia, while continuing as Faculty, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, effective February 24, 2020 

CHAPLAINCIES

Reverend Kyle M. Adamczyk, to Chaplain, Conwell-Egan Catholic High School, Fairless Hills, while continuing as Parochial Vicar, Saint Andrew Parish, Newtown, effective February 17, 2020

Reverend Edward E. Brady, to Chaplain, pro tem, Holy Redeemer Health System, Huntingdon Valley, with residence at Saint Cecilia Parish, Philadelphia, effective February 17, 2020

RETIREMENT

Deacon John J. Suplee, Permanent Deacon, Sacred Heart Parish, Havertown, effective January 31, 2020

PERMANENT DEACON

Deacon Thomas P. Quinn, to Permanent Deacon, Saint Robert Bellarmine Parish, Warrington, effective January 30, 2020


January 2020

 

Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia, announces the following appointments, effective as noted: 

PAROCHIAL ADMINISTRATORS

Reverend Stephen P. DeLacy, to Parochial Administrator, pro tem, Saint Bridget Parish, Philadelphia, while continuing as Director, Vocation Office for Diocesan Priesthood, effective January 3, 2020

Reverend Anthony R. Hangholt, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Philip Neri Parish, Lafayette Hill, to Parochial Administrator, pro tem, Saint Philip Neri Parish, Pennsburg,  effective January 3, 2020

Reverend Lawrence F. Kozak, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Helena Parish, Center Square, and Parochial Administrator, pro tem, Saint Thomas More Parish, Pottstown, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Thomas More Parish, Pottstown, effective December 13, 2019

Reverend Monsignor George L. Strausser, to Parochial Administrator, pro tem, Saint Francis De Sales Parish, Philadelphia, while continuing as Chaplain, University City Hospitals, effective December 10, 2019

PAROCHIAL VICARS 

Reverend Robert T. Feeney, from Pastor, Saint Bridget Parish, Philadelphia, to Parochial Vicar, pro tem, Saint John the Baptist Parish, Philadelphia, effective January 3, 2020

Reverend Francis T. Hannafey, S.J., to Parochial Vicar, Old Saint Joseph’s Parish, Philadelphia, effective January 1, 2020

Reverend Monsignor David C. Quitugua, to Parochial Vicar, Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Darby, effective December 13, 2019

Reverend Daniel M. Tettedji, to part time Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Hope Parish, Philadelphia, effective December 18, 2019

PERMANENT DEACON

Deacon Thomas L Taylor, from Saint Joseph Parish, Collingdale, to Holy Cross Parish, Springfield, effective December 20, 2019

 
 
 
 
 
 
May 22, 2019

Clerical Appointments 2019

October 2019   Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia, announces the following appointment, effective as noted: PAROCHIAL VICAR Reverend Daniel J. Arechabala, from part time Parochial Vicar, Queen of the Universe Parish, Levittown, and part time Parochial Vicar, Saint Mark Parish, Bristol, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Agnes Parish, West Chester, effective […]

February 14, 2018

Clerical Appointments 2018

Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia, announces the following appointments effective June 18, 2018, unless otherwise noted: NEWLY ORDAINED PERMANENT DEACONS Deacon James M. Brown, to Holy Family Parish, Philadelphia Deacon Robert G. Flynn, to Saint Philip Neri Parish, Lafayette Hill Deacon Jonathan P. Hess, to Saint John the Evangelist Parish, […]

June 5, 2017

Clerical Appointments 2017

Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia, announces the following appointments effective as noted: OUTSIDE THE ARCHDIOCESE Reverend James M. Oliver, from Pastor, Saint Philip Neri Parish, Philadelphia, Vice Chancellor, and Assistant Vicar for Clergy, to service at the Congregation for the Clergy for a period of five years at the request […]

May 23, 2016

Clerical Appointments 2016

Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia, announces the following appointments effective June 20, 2016, unless otherwise noted: PASTORS EMERITI Reverend Walter J. Benn, Mother of Divine Grace Parish, PhiladelphiaFather Benn has been reassigned as a Parochial Vicar with the status of Senior Priest Reverend John E. Calabro, Pastor Emeritus, Annunciation B.V.M. […]

June 5, 2015

Clerical Appointments 2015

Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia, announces the following appointments effective June 30, 2014, unless otherwise noted.