Clerical Appointments 2017

Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia, announces the following appointments effective June 19, 2017, unless otherwise noted:

 

PASTORS EMERITI

Reverend William B. Dooner, Our Lady of Grace Parish, Penndel
Father Dooner is retiring and will reside at Saint Philip Neri Parish, Lafayette Hill

Reverend Hugh J. Dougherty, Saint Thomas More Parish, Pottstown
Father Dougherty is retiring and his residence is to be determined

Reverend Richard J. Maisano, Saint Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Parish, Avondale
Father Maisano is retiring and will reside at a private residence

Reverend James J. McKeaney, Saint John Neumann Parish, Bryn Mawr
Father McKeaney is retiring and will reside at Saint Matthew Parish, Conshohocken

Reverend James C. Sherlock, Saint Colman Parish, Ardmore
Father Sherlock is retiring and his residence is to be determined

 

RETIREMENT

Reverend Bernard C. Farley, Chaplain, Saint John Neumann Nursing Home, Philadelphia
Father Farley will reside at a private residence

Reverend James A. Grant, Parochial Vicar with the status of Senior Priest, Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Springfield, and Pastor Emeritus, Saint Joseph Parish, Warrington
Father Grant will reside at Villa Saint Joseph, Darby

Reverend Edward J. Jablonski, Chaplain, Saint Martha Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare
Father Jablonski will reside at a private residence

Reverend Ignatius Marneni, Parochial Vicar with the status of Senior Priest, Saint George Parish,
Glenolden
Father Marneni will continue to reside at Saint George Parish, Glenolden

 

DIOCESAN AND SEMINARY OFFICES

Reverend Patrick J. Brady, to Dean of the School of Theological Studies, while continuing as Dean of the School of Diaconal Formation, at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, effective July 1, 2017

Reverend Dennis J. Carbonaro, from Pastor, Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Strafford, to Director of Spiritual Formation in the College Seminary, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, effective July 1, 2017

Reverend Joseph M. Corley, to Rector, pro-tem, Villa Saint Joseph, Darby, while remaining as  Pastor, Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Darby, and Pastoral Dean, Deanery #1

Reverend Richard Owens, O.F.M. Cap., to Director, Office for Black Catholics, Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, effective July 1, 2017

Reverend Joseph T. Shenosky, to Vice Rector for the Theological Seminary while continuing as  Vice Rector for the College Seminary, as such he will serve as the sole Vice Rector of Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, while continuing as Director of Pastoral and Apostolic Formation, effective July 1, 2017

Reverend Herbert J. Sperger, from Director of Spiritual Formation in the College Seminary, to Director of Spiritual Formation in the Theological Seminary, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, effective July 1, 2017

 

PASTORS

Reverend Edward E. Brady, from Pastor, Saint Anne Parish, Philadelphia, to Pastor, Saint Thomas More Parish, Pottstown

Reverend Gerald P. Carey, from Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Morton, to Pastor, Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Strafford

Reverend James R. DeGrassa, from Parochial Administrator, pro tem, Saint Cornelius Parish, Chadds Ford, to Pastoral Care of Resurrection of Our Lord Parish and Our Lady of Ransom Parish, Philadelphia

Reverend Monsignor David E. Diamond, from Pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish, Jenkintown, to Pastor,  Saint Cornelius Parish, Chadds Ford

Reverend Joseph A. Genito, O.S.A., from ministry at Saint Rita of Cascia Parish, Philadelphia, to Pastor, Saint Thomas of Villanova Parish, Rosemont, effective December 3, 2017

Reverend Tadeusz Gorka, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Helena Parish, Blue Bell, to Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Royersford

Reverend Joseph E. Howarth, from Pastor, Resurrection of Our Lord Parish, Philadelphia, to Pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish, Jenkintown

Reverend Mark S. Kunigonis, from Parochial Vicar, Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, Abington, to Pastor, Saint Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Parish, Avondale
Reverend Monsignor Michael J. Matz, from  Pastor, Saint Genevieve Parish, Flourtown, to   Pastor, Saint John Neumann Parish, Bryn Mawr

Reverend Mardean E. Miller, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Cecilia Parish, Philadelphia, to Pastor, Saint Anne Parish, Philadelphia

Reverend Walter F. Modrys, S.J., to Pastor, Old Saint Joseph’s Parish, Philadelphia, effective June 1, 2017

Reverend Kevin T. Mulligan, from Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Calvary Parish, Philadelphia, to  Pastor, Saint Genevieve Parish, Flourtown

Reverend Thomas A. Nasta, from Pastor, Our Lady of Ransom Parish, Philadelphia, to Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Swedesburg

Reverend Liam T. O’Doherty, O.S.A., from Parochial Administrator,  Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish, Bryn Mawr, to Pastor, Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish, Bryn Mawr, effective May 5, 2017

Reverend Timothy F. O’Sullivan, from Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Swedesburg, to Pastor, Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Morrisville

Reverend Monsignor Joseph G. Prior, from Pastor, Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Morrisville, to Pastor, Our Lady of Grace Parish, Penndel

Reverend Roland D. Slobogin, from Pastor, Saint Matthew Parish, Philadelphia, to Pastor, Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Secane

Reverend John F. Wackerman, from Parochial Administrator, Queen of the Universe Parish, Levittown, to  Pastor, Queen of the Universe Parish, Levittown

Reverend Patrick J. Welsh, from Director of Liturgy and Vice Rector for the Theological Seminary at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, to Pastor, Saint Matthew Parish, Philadelphia

 

PAROCHIAL ADMINISTRATORS

Reverend John J. Ames, from Dean of the School of Theological Studies at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Colman Parish, Ardmore, and Newman Chaplain, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges

Reverend James R. Casey, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Monica Parish, Philadelphia, to Parochial Administrator, Epiphany of Our Lord Parish,  Philadelphia,  effective May 8, 2017

Reverend Armand D. Garcia, from Parochial Vicar, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Philadelphia, to Parochial Administrator, pro tem, Saint Martin of Tours Parish, Philadelphia

EDUCATION APOSTOLATE

Reverend James E. Dalton, O.S.F.S., from Principal, Father Judge High School, Philadelphia, to School Minister, Saints John Neumann and Maria Goretti High School, Philadelphia

Reverend Brian M. Kean, from School Minister, Pope John Paul II High School, Royersford, to Principal, Pope John Paul II High School, Royersford

Reverend Edward C. Kelly, from Faculty, Monsignor Bonner/Archbishop Prendergast High School, Drexel Hill, to Faculty, Cardinal O’Hara High School, Springfield

Reverend Joseph S. Zaleski, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Katherine of Siena Parish, Philadelphia, to  Faculty, Monsignor Bonner/Archbishop Prendergast High School, Drexel Hill

 

SPECIAL MINISTRY

Reverend John F. Meyers, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Anthony of Padua Parish, Ambler, Rector, pro tem, Saint Joseph’s-in-the-Hills Retreat House, Malvern

Reverend Quan M. Trinh, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Alphonsus Parish, Maple Glen, to Chaplain to the Vietnamese Apostolate in Delaware County, with residence at Saint Laurence Parish, Upper Darby

NEWLY ORDAINED

Reverend Matthew D. Brody, to Parochial Vicar, Saints Peter and Paul Parish, West Chester

Reverend Brian T. Connolly, to Parochial Vicar, Visitation B.V.M. Parish, Norristown

 

PAROCHIAL VICARS

Reverend Marc F. Capizzi, from leave of absence, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Andrew Parish, Newtown

Reverend Jorge L. Cleto, O.S.A., to Parochial Vicar, Annunciation B.V.M. Parish and Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Parish, Philadelphia, effective July 15, 2017

Reverend Daniel J. Dwyer, from Parochial Vicar, Maternity B.V.M. Parish, Philadelphia, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Anastasia Parish, Newtown Square

Reverend Brian A. Izzo, from Parochial Vicar, pro tem, Saint Anastasia Parish, Newtown Square, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Cecilia Parish, Philadelphia

Reverend A. Gerard Jordan, O. Praem., to Parochial Vicar, Saint Cyprian Parish, Philadelphia, with residence at Daylesford Abbey

Reverend Louis J. Kolenkiewicz, from leave of absence, to Parochial Vicar, Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, with service to the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters who reside at the Convent of Divine Love

Reverend Lawrence F. Kozak, from leave of absence, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Helena Parish, Blue Bell

Reverend John Paul Kuzma, O.F.M. Cap., to Parochial Vicar, Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Philadelphia, and Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic Church, effective June 26, 2017

Reverend William S. Lange, from leave of absence, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Katherine of Siena Parish, Philadelphia

Reverend Stephen H. Paolino, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Aloysius Parish, Pottstown, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Anthony of Padua Parish, Ambler

Reverend Michael J. Saban, from Parochial Vicar, Visitation B.V.M. Parish, Norristown, to Parochial Vicar, Maternity B.V.M. Parish, Philadelphia

Reverend Richard J. Smith, from leave of absence, to Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Morton

Reverend Dominic Tran Minh Duc, from Chaplain to the Vietnamese Apostolate in Delaware County, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish, Philadelphia

 

CHAPLAINS

Reverend Anthony J. Cossavella, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Andrew Parish, Drexel Hill, to Chaplain, Saint John Neumann Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare, Philadelphia, with residence at Saint Albert the Great Parish, Huntingdon Valley

Reverend Francis J. Mulranen, from  Pastor, Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Secane, to Chaplain, Saint Martha Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare, Downingtown, with residence at Saint Joseph Parish, Downingtown

 

PERMANENT DEACON

Deacon R. Lyle Benner, to Delegate for Charismatic Prayer Groups of the Archdiocese, while continuing as Permanent Deacon, Saint Agnes Parish, Sellersville, effective May 1, 2017

 

RETIREMENT – PERMANENT DEACONS

Deacon A. Kenneth Belanger, Permanent Deacon, Saint Helena Parish, Blue Bell

Deacon Jose M. Betancourt, Permanent Deacon, Saint Peter the Apostle Parish, Philadelphia

Deacon James F. Hartmann, Permanent Deacon, Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Morrisville

Deacon Walter C. Lance, Permanent Deacon, Saint John Chrysostom Parish, Wallingford

Deacon John F. Schlegel, Permanent Deacon, Saint Denis Parish, Havertown

 

OTHER

Reverend Ronald W. Check, from School Minister, Roman Catholic High School, Philadelphia, to  sabbatical

Reverend Peter J. DiMaria, from Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Royersford, to release for service as Associate Director of Spiritual Formation at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, Indiana

Reverend Philip A. Florio, S.J., from Pastor, Old Saint Joseph’s Parish, Philadelphia, to a new assignment with his Order, effective June 1, 2017

Reverend Jaehwa John Lee, from Newman Chaplain, Bryn Mawr, Haverford, and Swarthmore Colleges, to sabbatical

Reverend Monsignor Joseph T. Marino, from Rector, Saint Joseph’s-in-the-Hills Retreat House, Malvern, to health leave of absence, effective June 1, 2017

Reverend Joseph L. Narog, O.S.A., from  Pastor, Saint Thomas of Villanova Parish, Rosemont, to a new assignment with his Order, effective December 3, 2017.

Reverend Monsignor Gregory J. Parlante, from Pastor, Saint Cornelius Parish, Chadds Ford, to  personal leave of absence