Clerical Appointments

Clerical Appointments 2021

August 2021

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

 

PASTOR EMERITUS – RETIREMENT

Reverend Peter M. Burkauskas, Pastor Emeritus, Saint Andrew Parish, Philadelphia, effective August 24, 2021

SPECIAL MINISTRY

Reverend Celestine C. Madubko, to Chaplain to the Igbo Catholic Communities of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and part-time Parochial Vicar, Saint Martin of Tours Parish, Philadelphia, effective September 1, 2021

Reverend William S. Murphy, from Pastor, Saint Martin of Tours Parish, Philadelphia, to Coordinator of Mother of Mercy House in Kensington, with residence at Holy Innocents Parish, Philadelphia, effective September 1, 2021

PAROCHIAL VICAR

Reverend Paul D. Holland, S.J., to Parochial Vicar, Old Saint Joseph’s Parish, Philadelphia,  effective October 1, 2021

RESIDENCE

Reverend Robert Ngageno, Chaplain, Immaculate Mary Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare, from Saint Bernard Parish, Philadelphia, to Saint Jerome Parish, Philadelphia, effective September 1, 2021

RETIREMENT

Deacon Juan F. Ramos, Permanent Deacon, Saint Peter the Apostle Parish, Philadelphia, effective August 12, 2021

Deacon Victor I. Seda, Permanent Deacon, Saint Helena Parish, Philadelphia, effective August 12, 2021

 

June 2021

Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia, announces the following appointments effective June 21, 2021, unless otherwise noted:

 

RETIREMENT

Reverend William S. Kirk, Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Calvary Parish, Philadelphia, effective July 1, 2021 – Father Kirk will continue to reside at Our Lady of Calvary Parish in retirement

Deacon Charles W. Polley, Permanent Deacon, Saints Philip and James Parish, Exton, effective June 28, 2021

PASTORS

Reverend Roberto Gurrola, I’VE, to Pastor, Saint Veronica Parish, Philadelphia, effective August 1, 2021

Reverend Francis T. Hannafey, S.J., from Parochial Administrator, Old Saint Joseph’s Parish, to Pastor, Old Saint Joseph’s Parish, effective June 27, 2021

Reverend Joseph S. Mostardi, O.S.A., to Pastor, Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish, Bryn Mawr, effective July 30, 2021

PAROCHIAL VICAR

Reverend Joseph A. DiMauro, O.S.F.S., from Staff, Father Judge High School, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish, Glen Mills,  effective June 30, 2021

SECONDARY ASSIGNMENTS

Reverend John P. Masson, to Chaplain for The Culture Project, effective June 10, 2021

Reverend Christopher Redcay, to Chaplain for Young Catholic Professionals, effective June 10, 2021

Reverend Rafal Walczyk, O.S.P.P.E., to Delegate for Catholic Charismatic Renewal, effective June 10, 2021

RESIDENCE

Reverend Thomas J. Gardner, Newman Chaplain, West Chester University, from Saint Maximilian Kolbe Parish, West Chester, to Saint Patrick Parish, Malvern, effective June 21, 2021

RETIREMENT – PERMANENT DEACONS

Deacon Peter H. Burghart, health leave of absence

Deacon Felipe Cruz, Saint William Parish, Philadelphia

Deacon Patrick J. Diamond, Saint Cecilia Parish, Philadelphia

Deacon Edward J. Dymek, Saint Ephrem Parish, Bensalem

Deacon John J. Ellis, Our Lady of Peace Parish, Milmont Park

Deacon John M. Golaszewski, Saint Vincent de Paul Parish, Richboro

Deacon Gary W. Guy, Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Secane

Deacon Ronald F. Kelly, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Morton

Deacon James K. Madonna, Saint Patrick Parish, Kennett Square

Deacon Eric T. Makoid, Diocese of Saint Petersburg

Deacon Raymond M. Valdino, Saint John Chrysostom Parish, Wallingford

Deacon Joseph F. Windish, Saint Cyril of Jerusalem Parish, Jamison

NEWLY ORDAINED PERMANENT DEACONS

Deacon Paul S. Ablaza, to Saint Frances Cabrini Parish, Fairless Hills

Deacon Joseph P. Boyle, to Saint Mary Magdalen Parish, Media

Deacon Jesus M. Burgos, to  Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia

Deacon Kevin J. McDermott, to Saint Charles Borromeo Parish, Bensalem

Deacon Pascual Mota, to Our Lady of Consolation Parish, Philadelphia

Deacon Timothy L. Murphy, to Saint Thomas More Parish, Pottstown

Deacon Diep T. Nguyen, to Divine Mercy Parish, Philadelphia

Deacon Samuel O. Ujor, to Saint Francis De Sales Parish, Philadelphia

Deacon James J. White, IV,  to Saint Katharine of Siena Parish, Wayne

ASSIGNMENT CHANGES – PERMANENT DEACONS

Deacon Anthony J. Cincotta, from Saint Mary Magdalen Parish, Media, to Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish, Glen Mills

Deacon John K. Hunter, from Saint Hilary of Poitiers Parish, Rydal, to Saint Luke the Evangelist Parish, Glenside

Deacon David J. Matour, from Saint Teresa of Avila Parish, Norristown, to Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Norristown

Deacon Christopher C. Roberts, from personal leave, to Our Mother of Consolation Parish, Philadelphia

Deacon Raymond N. Scipioni, from Saint Charles Borromeo Parish, Bensalem, to Maternity B.V.M. Parish, Philadelphia

PASTORS EMERITI

Reverend Monsignor Kenneth P. McAteer, Saint Ephrem Parish, Bensalem
            Monsignor McAteer is retiring and will reside at Saint Martha Parish, Philadelphia

Reverend Monsignor Robert C. Vogan, Saint Joseph Parish, Aston
            Monsignor Vogan is retiring and will reside at Saint Denis Parish, Havertown

RETIREMENT

Reverend John E. Calabro, Parochial Vicar with the status of Senior Priest, Saint Monica Parish, Philadelphia, and Pastor Emeritus, Annunciation B.V.M. Parish, Philadelphia
            Father Calabro will continue to reside at Saint Monica Parish, Philadelphia

Reverend Anthony J. Cossavella, personal leave
            Father Cossavella will reside at Saint Margaret Parish, Narberth

Reverend James P. Gorman, Parochial Vicar with the status of Senior Priest, Saint John Paul II Parish, Philadelphia
            Father Gorman will continue to reside at Saint John Paul II Parish, Philadelphia

Reverend Dennis J. W. O’Donnell, Director, Holy Redeemer Health System
            Father O’Donnell will reside at a private residence

SEMINARY AND DIOCESAN OFFICES

Reverend Monsignor James D. Beisel, to Director, Pontifical Mission Societies, while continuing as Pastor, Saint Robert Bellarmine Parish, Warrington

Reverend Christopher R. Cooke, from Director of the Spirituality Year Program at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, to Dean of Men in the Theological Seminary at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, effective June 14, 2021

Reverend Stephen P. DeLacy, from Director, Vocation Office for the Diocesan Priesthood, Delegate for Youth and Young Adults, and Liaison to the priests serving in the Educational Apostolate, to Vicar for Faith Formation with Youth and Young Adults

Reverend David M. Friel, from Graduate Studies to Director, Vocation Office for Diocesan Priesthood, with residence at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary

Reverend Frank A. Giuffre, from Faculty, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, to Director of the Spirituality Year Program at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, effective June 14, 2021

Reverend Michael F. Hennelly, from Assistant Vicar for Clergy, to Vicar for Clergy

Reverend Brian M. Kean, from Principal, Pope John Paul II High School, Royersford, to Assistant Vicar for Clergy with residence at Saint Matthias Parish, Bala Cynwyd

Reverend Richard K. McFadden, from Graduate Studies, to Vice Chancellor and part time Parochial Vicar, Saint Philip Neri Parish, Lafayette Hill

Reverend Monsignor Gerard C. Mesure, from Pastor, Saint Matthias Parish, Bala Cynwyd, to Faculty, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, while continuing as Chancellor

Reverend Monsignor Daniel J. Sullivan, from Vicar for Clergy, to Vicar for Retired and Infirmed Priests

PASTORS

Reverend Eric J. Banecker, from Parochial Administrator, Saint Francis De Sales Parish, Philadelphia, to Pastor, Saint Francis De Sales Parish, Philadelphia

Reverend Monsignor J. Brian Bransfield, from General Secretary, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and more recently Parochial Vicar, pro tem, Mother of Divine Providence Parish, King of Prussia, to Pastor, Saint Joseph Parish, Aston

Reverend Jonathan J. Dalin, from Parochial Administrator, Saint Martha Parish, Philadelphia, to Pastor, Saint Martha Parish, Philadelphia

Reverend Peter J. DiMaria, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Helena Parish, Blue Bell, to Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Swedesburg

Reverend Daniel J. Dwyer, from Parochial Administrator, Saint Paul Parish, Philadelphia, to Pastor, Saint Paul Parish, Philadelphia

Reverend Robert M. Gross, from Parochial Administrator, Visitation B.V.M. Parish, Norristown, to Pastor, Visitation B.V.M. Parish, Norristown

Reverend Matthew W. Guckin, from Parochial Administrator, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Doylestown, to  Pastor, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Doylestown

Reverend Anthony R. Hangholt, from Parochial Administrator, Saint Philip Neri Parish, Pennsburg, to Pastor, Saint Philip Neri Parish, Pennsburg

Reverend Carl F. Janicki, from Parochial Administrator, Saint Genevieve Parish, Flourtown, to Pastor, Saint Genevieve Parish, Flourtown

Reverend Steven W. Kiernan, from Parochial Administrator, Saint Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Parish, Stowe, to Pastor, Holy Cross Parish, Springfield

Reverend Mark S. Kunigonis, from Parochial Administrator, Saint John Cantius Parish, Philadelphia, to Pastor, Saint John Cantius Parish, Philadelphia

Reverend Michael J. Pawelko, from Parochial Administrator, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Hilltown, to Pastor, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Hilltown

Reverend Charles J. Ravert, from Parochial Administrator, Saint Ambrose Parish, Philadelphia, to Pastor, Saint Ambrose Parish, Philadelphia

Reverend Joseph T. Shenosky, from Parochial Administrator, Sacred Heart Parish, Oxford, to Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Oxford

Reverend Bernard J. Taglianetti, from Parochial Administrator, Saint Bridget Parish, Philadelphia, to Pastor, Saint Bridget Parish, Philadelphia

Reverend Matthew J. Tralies, from Parochial Administrator, Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Springfield, to Pastor, Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Springfield

Reverend Thomas P. Whittingham, from Pastor, Saint Katharine Drexel Parish, Chester, to  Pastor, Saint Laurence Parish, Upper Darby

Reverend Eugene C. Wilson, from Pastor, Holy Cross Parish, Springfield, to Pastor, Saint Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Parish, Stowe

PAROCHIAL ADMINISTRATORS

 Reverend Sean P. Bransfield, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Matthias Parish, Bala Cynwyd, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Matthias Parish, Bala Cynwyd, while continuing as Vice Chancellor

Reverend Francis P. Foley, from Military Chaplain, U.S. Navy, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Gabriel Parish, Philadelphia

Reverend Robert A. Ianelli, from Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Doylestown, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Katharine Drexel Parish, Chester

Reverend Addisalem T. Mekonnen, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Martin de Porres Parish, Philadelphia, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Martin de Porres Parish, Philadelphia

Reverend Michael G. Speziale, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Philip Neri Parish, Lafayette Hill, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Ephrem Parish, Bensalem

SENIOR PRIEST

Reverend Francis J. Mulranen, from Chaplain, Saint Martha Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare, to Parochial Vicar with the status of Senior Priest, Visitation B.V.M. Parish, Norristown

Reverend Thomas A. Nasta, from Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Swedesburg to Parochial Vicar with the status of Senior Priest, Our Lady of Grace Parish, Penndel

EDUCATION APOSTOLATE

Reverend William J. Chiriaco, from Faculty, Bishop Shanahan High School, Downingtown, to School Minister, Bishop Shanahan High School, Downingtown, effective July 1, 2021.

Reverend John E. Donia, from School Minister, Bishop Shanahan High School, Downingtown, to Principal, Bishop Shanahan High School, Downingtown, effective July 1, 2021

Reverend Alessandro P. Giardini, to part time Chaplain, Pope John Paul II High School, Royersford, while as Parochial Vicar, Saint Eleanor Parish, Collegeville

Reverend David P. O’Brien, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Jude Parish, Chalfont, and Chaplain, Lansdale Catholic High School, to School Minister, Lansdale Catholic High School, with residence at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Doylestown

NEWLY ORDAINED

Reverend Kenneth L. Cavara, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Monica Parish, Philadelphia

Reverend Mark A. Tobin, to Parochial Vicar, Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish, North Wales

PAROCHIAL VICARS

Reverend Sergio Castillo, I.V.E., to Parochial Vicar, Saint Veronica Parish, Philadelphia, effective April 22. 2021

Reverend Brian T. Connolly, from Parochial Vicar, Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Warminster, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Helena Parish, Blue Bell

Reverend Angelo J. Hernandez, from Parochial Vicar, Holy Innocents Parish, Philadelphia, to Parochial Vicar, Saint John Bosco Parish, Hatboro

Reverend Cesar Izaguirre-Gonzalez, from Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Grace Parish, Penndel, to Parochial Vicar, Queen of the Universe Parish, Levittown

Reverend Patrick J. Muka from Parochial Vicar, Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish, North Wales, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Patrick Parish, Norristown

Reverend Paschal U. Onunwa, from Parochial Vicar, pro tem, Saint Bernadette Parish, Drexel Hill, to part-time Parochial Vicar, Saint Bernadette Parish, Drexel Hill, and part-time Parochial Vicar, Saint Mary Magdalen Parish, Media

Reverend Ephrem Reese, O.P., to Parochial Vicar, Saint Patrick Parish, Philadelphia, effective June 1, 2021

Reverend Jeffrey M. Rott, from Parochial Administrator, Saint Laurence Parish, Upper Darby, to Parochial Vicar, Epiphany of Our Lord Parish, Plymouth Meeting

Reverend Quan H. Tran, from Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Morton, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Jude Parish, Chalfont

OTHER

Reverend Stephen D. Thorne, from Pastor, Saint Martin de Porres Parish, Philadelphia, to Independent Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership in Urban Settings, for a period of one     year, with residence at Nativity B.V.M. Parish, Media

Reverend Samuel A. Verruni, from  Parochial Vicar, Saint Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Philadelphia, to Chaplain, Saint Martha Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare, Downingtown, with residence at Saint Joseph Parish, Downingtown

 

January 2021

 

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

PAROCHIAL ADMINISTRATOR

Reverend Francis T. Hannafey, S.J., from Parochial Vicar, Old Saint Joseph’s Parish, Philadelphia, to Parochial Administrator, Old Saint Joseph’s Parish, Philadelphia, effective January 11, 2021

PAROCHIAL VICARS

Reverend Paschal U. Onunwa, from Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Doylestown, to Parochial Vicar, pro tem, Saint Bernadette Parish, Drexel Hill, effective February 1, 2021

Reverend Matthew F. Roche, S.J., to Parochial Vicar with the status of Senior Priest, Old Saint Joseph’s Parish, Philadelphia, effective January 11, 2021

Reverend Richard E. Rudy, from personal leave of absence to Parochial Vicar, Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Morrisville, effective January 19, 2021

Reverend Michael Jung Kyu Yoo, to Parochial Vicar, Holy Angels Parish, Philadelphia, with residence and pastoral responsibility of Holy Mary Korean Catholic Church in Newtown Square, effective January 14, 2021

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