Clerical Appointments

Clerical Appointments 2022

December 2022

Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia, announces the following appointments effective December 12, 2022, unless otherwise noted:

PASTOR

Reverend Charles Zlock, from Pastor, Saint Monica Parish, Berwyn, to Pastor, Saint Raymond of Penafort Parish, Philadelphia

PAROCHIAL ADMINISTRATORS

Reverend Monsignor Thomas J. Dunleavy, to Parochial Administrator, pro tem, Saint Thomas More Parish, Pottstown, effective November 16, 2022

Reverend Paul J. O’Donnell, from School Minister, Archbishop Wood High School, Warminster, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Monica Parish, Berwyn

PAROCHIAL VICAR

Reverend Jeffrey M. Rott, from Parochial Administrator, Saint Raymond of Penafort Parish, Philadelphia, to  Parochial Vicar, Mother of Divine Providence Parish, King of Prussia

RESIDENCE

Reverend Anthony M. Raymundo, School Minister, Monsignor Bonner/Archbishop Prendergast High School, from Saint Andrew Parish, Drexel Hill, to Saint Laurence Parish, Upper Darby, effective November 28, 2022

 

November 2022

Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia, announces the following appointments effective November 14, 2022, unless otherwise noted: 

PAROCHIAL VICARS

Reverend Patrick J. Muka, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Robert Bellarmine Parish, Warrington, effective November 2, 2022.

Reverend John J. Pidgeon, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Limerick.

CHAPLAIN

Reverend Andrew F. Lane, to Chaplain, Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls, Philadelphia, while continuing as Parochial Vicar, Saint Timothy Parish, Philadelphia.

 

October 2022

Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia, announces the following appointments effective November 14, 2022, unless otherwise noted:

PASTORS EMERITI

Reverend J. Thomas Heron, Saint Matthew Parish, Conshohocken.  

Reverend John J. La Rosa, Saint Bartholomew Parish, Philadelphia, effective September 27, 2022

PASTOR

Reverend Joseph Devlin, from Pastor, Our Lady of Peace Parish, Milmont Park, to Pastor, Saint Matthew Parish, Conshohocken

PAROCHIAL ADMINISTRATOR

Reverend Joseph C. McCaffrey, from Faculty, Little Flower High School, Philadelphia, to Parochial Administrator, Our Lady of Peace Parish, Milmont Park

 

September 2022

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

PAROCHIAL VICARS

Reverend Justin A. Freeman, O. de M., to Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Philadelphia, effective August 26, 2022

Reverend Lourdes Sri Dharshanna Jayamanne, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Elizabeth Parish, Upper Uwchlan, effective September 12 2022

 

August 2022

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

SEMINARY

Reverend Augustus C. Puleo, from Pastor, Saint Patrick Parish, Norristown, to full-time Faculty member and Director of the English Language Program and the Spanish Program (ESL), Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, with residence at the Seminary, effective September 1, 2022

PASTORS

Reverend Thomas R. Betz, O.F.M. Cap., to Pastor, Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Philadelphia, effective September 1, 2022

Reverend Paul W. Galetto, O.S.A., to Pastor, Saint Paul Parish, Philadelphia, effective August 1, 2022

PAROCHIAL ADMINISTRATORS

Reverend Manuel J. Flores, from  Parochial Vicar, Saint Stanislaus Parish, Lansdale, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Patrick Parish, Norristown,  effective September 1, 2022

Reverend Joseph Soon-Jin Kim, to Parochial Administrator, Holy Angels Parish, Philadelphia, and Coordinator for the Korean Apostolate, effective July 28, 2022

PAROCHIAL VICARS

Reverend John F. McLoughlin, C.Ss.R., to Parochial Vicar, Saint Peter the Apostle Parish, Philadelphia, effective September 1, 2022

Reverend Jonathan Graham Rice, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Mary Magdalen Parish, Media, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Stanislaus Parish, Lansdale, effective September 1, 2022

SPECIAL MINISTRY

Reverend Markus Rudy Hermawan, C.M., to Chaplain of the Indonesian Apostolate, with residence at Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish, Philadelphia, effective August 3, 2022

RETIREMENT

Deacon James E. Bogdan, Permanent Deacon, Saint Joseph Parish, Downingtown, effective June 20, 2022

PERMANENT DEACON

Deacon Michael P. Murtha, from Saint Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Parish, Stowe, to Saint Joseph Parish, Donwingtown, effective June 23, 2022

 

June 2022

Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia, announces the following appointments effective June 20, 2022, unless otherwise noted:

RETIREMENT

Reverend Vincent R. Morabito, effective June 1, 2022, he will reside in a private residence

PASTOR

Reverend John J. Fisher, OSFS, to Pastor, Our Mother of Consolation Parish, Philadelphia, effectvie July 1, 2022

EDUCATION APOSTOLATE

Reverend John E. Donia, from Principal, Bishop Shanahan High School, Downingtown, to President, Bishop Shanahan High School, Downingtown, effective July 1, 2022

CHAPLAIN

Reverend Jacob John, from Chaplain, Nazareth Hospital, Philadelphia, with residence at Saint Dominic Parish, Philadelphia, to Chaplain, Holy Redeemer Health System, Huntingdon Valley, with residence at Saint Hilary of Poitiers Parish, Rydal, effective July 1, 2022

RESIDENCE

Reverend Joseph C. McCaffrey, Faculty, Little Flower High School, from Saint Laurence Parish, Upper Darby, to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Morton

RETIREMENT – PERMANENT DEACONS

Deacon James Anderson, Jr., Archdiocese of Atlanta

Deacon James A. Basilio, Our Lady of Peace Parish, Milmont Park

Deacon William A, Cella, Presentation B.V.M. Parish and Saint Joseph Parish, Cheltenham

Deacon Anthony J. Cincotta, Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish, Glen Mills

Deacon Francis J. Connors, Saint Denis Parish, Havertown

Deacon George V. Corwell, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Doylestown

Deacon Joseph W. Lonergan, Diocese of Camden

Deacon James T. McAvoy, Saint Elizabeth Parish, Chester Springs

Deacon George E. Morris, Jr., Saint Robert Bellarmine Parish, Warrington

Deacon Joseph T. Rooney, Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, Abington

Deacon Gerald J. Whartenby, Saint Anselm Parish, Philadelphia

 

NEWLY ORDAINED PERMANENT DEACONS

Deacon William J. Barrow, to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Doylestown

Deacon Peter J. Dolan, to Saint. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Limerick

Deacon Alan T. Haley, to Saint Patrick Parish, Kennett Square

Deacon Joseph V. Hosack, Jr., to Saint Rose of Lima Parish, North Wales

Deacon John Scott McDonald, to Saint Andrew Parish, Newtown

Deacon Thomas A. Strohmetz, to Saint Patrick Parish, Malvern

 

ASSIGNMENT CHANGES – PERMANENT DEACONS

Deacon David M. Kubczak, from Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Limerick, to Sacred Heart Parish, Royersford

Deacon Michael P. Murtha, from Saint Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother Parish, Stowe, to Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Coatesville

Deacon Kevin J. Potter, from Saint Luke the Evangelist Parish, Glenside, to Saint Genevieve Parish, Flourtown

 

On behalf of the entire Presbyterate of Philadelphia, a warm welcome and prayerful congratulations are extended to Reverend Tariq Isaac upon his incardination as a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Father Isaac currently serves as part time Parochial Vicar at Saint  William Parish, Philadelphia and Chaplain to the Pakistani Community.


 

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

PASTORS EMERITI

Reverend Monsignor Francis W. Beach, Saint Jude Parish, Chalfont
Monsignor Beach has been reassigned as a Parochial Vicar with the status of Senior Priest

Reverend Charles E. Bonner, Saint Cecilia Parish, Philadelphia
Father Bonner is retiring and will reside at Villa Saint Joseph, Darby

Reverend Thomas J. Brennan, Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Coatesville
Father Brennan is retiring and will reside at a private residence

Reverend Monsignor Paul M. Kennedy, Saint Katherine of Siena Parish, Philadelphia
Monsignor Kennedy has been reassigned as a Parochial Vicar with the status of Senior Priest

Reverend Joseph J. McLaughlin, Saint Vincent de Paul Parish, Richboro
Father McLaughlin is retiring and will reside at a private residence

Reverend Peter N. Quinn, Divine Mercy Parish, Philadelphia
Father Quinn is retiring and will reside at a private residence

Reverend Joseph J. Quindlen, Epiphany of Our Lord Parish, Plymouth Meeting
Father Quindlen is retiring and will reside at Nativity of Our Lord, Warminster

Reverend Monsignor Charles P. Vance, Saint Philip Neri Parish, Lafayette Hill
Monsignor Vance is retiring and will reside at a private residence

RETIREMENT

Reverend Timothy M. Judge, Chaplain, Holy Redeemer Health System
Father Judge will reside at a private residence

Reverend Vincent R. Morabito, Health Leave
Father Morabito will reside at a private residence

Reverend William J. Teverzczuk, Parochial Vicar, Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish, North Wales
Father Teverzczuk will continue to reside at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Parish

DIOCESAN OFFICE

Reverend Sean P. Bransfield, from Vice Chancellor and Parochial Administrator, Saint Matthias Parish, Bala Cynwyd, to full time Chancellor with residence at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Philadelphia

PASTORS

Reverend Louis P. Bellopede, from Pastor, Saint Mary Parish Schwenksville, to Pastor, Saint Agnes Parish, West Chester

Reverend Anthony J. Costa, from Pastor, Saint Agnes Parish, West Chester, to Pastor, Saint Jude Parish, Chalfont

Reverend James M. Cox, from Pastor, Annunciation B.V.M. Parish, Havertown, to Pastor, Saint Mary Parish, Schwenksville

Reverend Francis P. Foley, from Parochial Administrator, Saint Gabriel Parish, Philadelphia, to Pastor, Saint Gabriel Parish, Philadelphia

Reverend John D. Hand, from Parochial Administrator, Saint Gabriel Parish, Norwood, to Pastor, Saint Gabriel Parish, Norwood

Reverend Robert A. Ianelli, from Parochial Administrator, Saint Katharine Drexel Parish, Chester, to Pastor, Saint Katharine Drexel Parish, Chester

Reverend Juan Francisco Mora Bello, FM, to Pastor, Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Coatesville, with residence at Saint Joseph Parish, Coatesville

Reverend Richard J. Smith, Parochial Administrator, Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Norristown, to Pastor, Saint Francis of Assisi Parish, Norristown

Reverend Michael G. Speziale, from Parochial Administrator, Saint Ephrem Parish, Bensalem, to Pastor, Saint Ephrem Parish, Bensalem

Reverend Christopher M. Walsh, from Pastor, Saint Raymond of Penafort Parish, Philadelphia, to Pastor, Saint Cecilia Parish, Philadelphia

PAROCHIAL ADMINISTRATORS

Reverend Miguel Angel Bravo Alvarez, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Barnabas Parish, Philadelphia, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Barnabas Parish, Philadelphia

Reverend Brian A. Izzo, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Vincent de Paul Parish, Richboro, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Rose of Lima Parish, Eddystone

Reverend Brian M. Kean, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Matthias Parish, Bala Cynwyd,  while continuing as Assistant Vicar for Clergy

Reverend Fernando Londono, from the Archdiocese of Denver, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Michael Parish, Philadelphia,  effective July 1, 2022

Reverend Sean A. Loomis, from part-time Parochial Vicar, Annunciation B.V.M. Parish, Havertown, to Parochial Administrator, Annunciation B.V.M. Parish, Havertown, while continuing as part-time Pastoral Care, Deaf Apostolate

Reverend John P. Masson, from School Minister, Cardinal O’Hara High School, Springfield, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Bernadette Parish, Drexel Hill, while continuing as Chaplain, The Culture Project

Reverend Wellington M. Munoz, from the Archdiocese of Newark, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Charles Borromeo Parish, Philadelphia, effective July 1, 2022

Reverend Thomas D. O’Donald, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Bede the Venerable Parish, Holland, to Parochial Administrator, Epiphany of Our Lord Parish, Plymouth Meeting

Reverend Stephen H. Paolino, from  Parochial Vicar, Saint Christopher Parish, Philadelphia, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Vincent de Paul Parish, Richboro

Reverend Jeffrey M. Rott, from Parochial Vicar, Epiphany of Our Lord Parish, Plymouth Meeting, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Raymond of Penafort Parish, Philadelphia

Reverend George J. Szparagowski, from Dean of Formation, College Division, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Philip Neri Parish, Lafayette Hill

Reverend Quan M. Trinh, to Parochial Administrator, Divine Mercy Parish, Philadelphia, while continuing as Chaplain, Vietnamese Apostolate in Delaware County

Reverend Joseph S. Zaleski, from School Minister, Monsignor Bonner/Archbishop Prendergast High School, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Katherine of Siena Parish, Philadelphia

SENIOR PRIESTS

Reverend Monsignor Francis W. Beach, Pastor Emeritus, Saint Jude Parish, Chalfont, to Parochial Vicar with the status of Senior Priest, Saint Katharine of Siena Parish, Wayne

Reverend Monsignor Paul M. Kennedy, Pastor Emeritus, Saint Katherine of Siena Parish, Philadelphia, to part-time Parochial Vicar with the status of Senior Priest, Saint David Parish, Willow Grove, and part-time Chaplain, Saint Joseph Villa, Flourtown

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

EDUCATION APOSTOLATE

Reverend Kyle M. Adamczyk, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Andrew Parish, Newtown, and Chaplain, Conwell-Egan High School, to School Minister, Conwell-Egan High School, Fairless Hills, while remaining in residence at Saint Andrew Parish, Newtown

Reverend Alessandro P. Giardini, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Eleanor Parish, Collegeville, and  part-time Chaplain, Pope John Paul II High School, to School Minister, Pope John Paul II High School, Royersford, with residence at Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Limerick

Reverend Louis Monica, Jr., from Parochial Vicar, Saints Peter and Paul Parish, West Chester, to School Minister, Archbishop Ryan High School, Philadelphia, with residence at Our Lady of Calvary Parish, Philadelphia

Reverend Anthony M. Raymundo, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Robert Bellarmine Parish, Warrington, to School Minister, Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School, Drexel Hill, with residence at Saint Andrew Parish, Drexel Hill

Reverend August A. Taglianetti, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Pius X Parish, Broomall, to School Minister, Cardinal O’Hara High School, Springfield, while remaining in residence at Saint Pius X Parish, Broomall

NEWLY ORDAINED

Reverend Andrew J. Auletta, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Joseph Parish, Downingtown

Reverend Sang Woo Chi, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Christopher Parish, Philadelphia

Reverend Henry F. Graebe, III, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Eleanor Parish, Collegeville

Reverend Andrew F. Lane, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Timothy Parish, Philadelphia

Reverend Ryan Nguyen, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Bede the Venerable Parish, Holland

Reverend Roneld Saint Louis, to Parochial Vicar, Holy Innocents Parish, Philadelphia

PAROCHIAL VICARS

Reverend David M. Buffum, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Katherine of Siena Parish, Philadelphia, to Parochial Vicar, Saints Peter and Paul Parish, West Chester

Reverend Dominic Ishaq, from Parochial Administrator, Saint Rose of Lima Parish, Eddystone, to Parochial Vicar, Maternity B.V.M. Parish, Philadelphia

Reverend Celestine C. Madubuko, from part-time Parochial Vicar, Saint Martin of Tours Parish, Philadelphia, to part- time Parochial Vicar, Saint Gabriel Parish, Norwood, while continuing as Chaplain to the Igbo Community

Reverend Kevin C. Okafor, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Elizabeth  Parish, Upper Uwchlan, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Katherine of Siena Parish, Philadelphia

Reverend Michael J. Saban, from Pastor, Saint Bernadette Parish, Drexel Hill, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Anthony of Padua Parish, Ambler

Reverend Pachomius (Micah) Walker, O.P., to Parochial Vicar, Saint Patrick Parish, Philadelphia

SPECIAL MINISTRY

Reverend Stephen D. Thorne has been reappointed as Chairperson of the Archbishop’s Commission on Racial Healing

REGIONAL DEANS

Archbishop Pérez is pleased to announce that the following priests have been appointed Regional Deans, effective the First Sunday of Advent, November 27, 2022

Reverend Thomas P. Whittingham                             Deanery 1
Reverend Monsignor Michael J. Matz                        Deanery 2
Reverend Joseph T. Shenosky                                      Deanery 3
Reverend Stephen F. Leva                                            Deanery 4
Reverend Monsignor Charles L. Sangermano         Deanery 5
Reverend Monsignor Kevin C. Lawrence                  Deanery 6
Reverend Monsignor Joseph P. Duncan                     Deanery 7
Reverend Joseph J. Kelley                                             Deanery 8
Reverend Monsignor Federico A. Britto                    Deanery 9
Reverend Monsignor John C. Marine                         Deanery 10
Reverend Monsignor Joseph G. Prior                         Deanery 11
Reverend Thomas M.  Higgins                                     Deanery 12
Reverend Francesco M. D’Amico                                 Dean for Hispanic Ministry

 

April 2022

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

SEMINARY AND DIOCESAN OFFICES

Reverend Sean P. Bransfield, from Vice Chancellor, to Chancellor, effective June 20, 2022

Reverend Jason E. Buck, from School Minister, Archbishop Ryan High School, to Dean of Men for the College Seminary at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, with residence at the Seminary, effective July 1, 2022

Reverend Michael J. Kelly, from service outside the Archdiocese, to Director of Spiritual Formation for the Spiritual Year and Pre-Theology, Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, with residence at the Seminary, effective July 1, 2022

Reverend Monsignor Gerard C. Mesure, from Chancellor, to Director of Pastoral and Apostolic Formation and Dean of Men for Pre-Theology at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, effective July 1, 2022

RETIREMENT

Deacon E. Peter Zurbach, Permanent Deacon, Saint Mary Magdalen Parish, Media, effective March 14, 2022

March 2022

 

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

RETIREMENT

Reverend Leonard A. Lewandowski,  Pastor Emeritus, Saint Titus Parish, Norristown, effective April 1, 2022
            Father Lewandowski will reside at Villa Saint Joseph, Darby

PERMANENT DEACON

Deacon Claude B. Granese, to Saint Helena Parish, Center Square, while continuing in his current assignment at Saint Titus Parish, Norristown, effective March 21, 2022

February 2022

 

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

RETIREMENT

Reverend John J. La Rosa, Pastor, Saint Bartholomew Parish, Philadelphia, effective March 12, 2022
            Father La Rosa will reside at a private residence in retirement

PAROCHIAL ADMINISTRATOR

Reverend Michael S. Olivere, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Bartholomew Parish, Philadelphia, while continuing as Pastor, Saint Timothy Parish, Philadelphia, effective March 12, 2022

Reverend Monsignor Joseph J. Nicolo, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Titus Parish, Norristown, while continuing as Pastor, Saint Helena Parish, Blue Bell, effective March 21, 2022

PAROCHIAL VICAR

Reverend José Molina, IVE, to  Parochial Vicar, Saint Veronica Parish, Philadelphia, effective March 1, 2022

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Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez, Archbishop of Philadelphia, announces the following appointments effective February 14, 2022;

PASTOR

Reverend John R. Weber, from Pastor, Saint Richard Parish, Philadelphia, to Pastor, Queen of the Universe Parish, Levittown

PAROCHIAL ADMINISTRATOR

Reverend Matthew D. Brody, from Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Doylestown, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Richard Parish, Philadelphia

 

January 2022

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

PASTOR

Reverend Matthew H. Phelan, O.de M., to Pastor, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Philadelphia, effective January 7, 2022

PAROCHIAL VICARS

Reverend Daniel Bowen, O. de M., to Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Philadelphia, effective January 7, 2022

Reverend Alexander Pancoast, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Joseph Parish, Downingtown, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Andrew Parish, Newtown, effective January 17, 2022

Reverend Quan H. Tran, from personal leave, to Parochial Vicar, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Philadelphia, effective January 17, 2022

RETIREMENT

Deacon James J. Fowkes, Permanent Deacon, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Doylestown, effective February 10, 2022

Deacon Alfred J. Mauriello, Permanent Deacon, Saint Maximilian Kolbe Parish, West Chester, effective December 31, 2021

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