33 priests receive new assignments

Father Ryan Bredemeyer, from studies in Rome, to assistant pastor, St. Jude’s Parish, Peoria, and chaplain, Notre Dame High School, Peoria

Father Brian Brownsey, from rector, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Peoria, and director of vocations for the Diocese of Peoria, while remaining director of vocations, to director, St. Joseph Newman Center, Peoria

Father Richard Brunskill, from pastor, St. Mary’s Parish, Westville, to pastor, St. Patrick’s Parish, Havana, and Immaculate Conception Mission, Manito

Father John Cyr, from assistant pastor, Holy Trinity Parish, Bloomington, to assistant pastor, St. Patrick Church of Merna Parish, Bloomington, and St. Mary’s Parish, Downs

Father Patrick DeMeulemeester, from pastor, St. Philomena’s Parish, Monticello, and St. Michael’s Parish, Bement, to pastor, St. Patrick’s Parish, Hennepin, and Sacred Heart Parish, Granville

Father Stanley Deptula, from director of Divine Worship and director of St. Joseph Newman Center, Peoria, while remaining director of Divine Worship, to executive director of the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Cause (was effective March 12)

Father William Gardner, while remaining pastor, St. Valentine’s Parish, Peru, to pastor, St. Mary’s Parish, Peru

Father Fredi Gomez-Torres, from assistant, Holy Cross Parish, Mendota, and Sts. Peter and Paul’s Parish, Peterstown, to administrator, Holy Cross Parish, Mendota, and Sts. Peter and Paul’s Parish, Peterstown

Father Kevin Gorman, OSB, from pastor, Holy Trinity Parish, Cherry, and St. Patrick’s Parish, Arlington, returning to St. Bede Abbey, Peru

Father Jason Gray, from administrator, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Peoria, and adjutant vicar, Tribunal, while remaining administrator, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Peoria, to judicial vicar, Tribunal (was effective April 4)

Father Brian Herlocker, from assistant, St. Mark’s Parish, Peoria, to administrator, Immaculate Conception Parish, Monmouth, and chaplain, Newman Center, Monmouth

Father James King, from assistant pastor, St. Mary’s Parish, East Moline, and Hispanic ministry at St. Mary’s Parish and St. Anne’s Parish, East Moline, and Our Lady of Guadalupe, Silvis, to leave of absence for health reasons

Father Charles Klamut, from pastor, St. Mark’s Parish, Peoria, and chaplain, Notre Dame High School, Peoria, while remaining pastor, St. Mark’s Parish, Peoria, to teacher, Notre Dame High School, Peoria

Father Ed Kopec, from pastor, Sts. Peter and Paul’s Parish, Spring Valley, and St. Gertrude’s Mission, Seatonville, to pastor, St. Ann’s Parish, Toluca, and Sacred Heart Mission, Rutland

Father James Kretz, from pastor, St. Ann’s Parish, Toluca, and Sacred Heart Mission, Rutland, to chaplain, OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington

Father James Kruse, from pastor, Holy Cross Parish, Mendota, and Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Peterstown, and assistant director of vocations, to canon law studies

Father Duane Leclercq, from pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Granville, and St. Patrick’s Parish, Hennepin, to senior status

Father Jerry Logan, from pastor, St. Peter’s Parish, Peoria, to pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Annawan, St. Mary’s Mission, Hooppole, and St. Patrick’s Parish, Sheffield

Father Bruce Lopez, from pastor, St. Patrick’s Parish, Havana, and Immaculate Conception Mission, Manito, to pastor, St. Philomena’s Parish, Monticello, and St. Michael’s Parish, Bement

Father Paul Meismer, from pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish, Spring Valley, to pastor, St. Patrick’s Parish, Arlington, and Holy Trinity Parish, Cherry

Father Mark Miller, from assistant pastor, St. Patrick’s Parish, Washington, and St. Luke’s Parish, Eureka, to assistant pastor, St. Matthew’s Parish, Champaign

Father Michael Monclova, from pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish, Monmouth, St. Theresa’s Parish, Alexis, and St. Andrew’s Mission, Oquawka, to pastor, Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Spring Valley, St. Gertrude’s Mission, Seatonville, and local Hispanic needs

Father Lawrence Morrissey, from pastor, St. Joseph’s Parish, Brimfield, and St. James Mission, Williamsfield, to leave of absence for health reasons

Father Eugene Radosevich, from pastor, St. Mary’s Parish, Downs, to pastor, St. Luke’s Parish, Eureka; director, Newman Center, Eureka College; and assistant director, Office of Evangelization

Msgr. James Ramer, from pastor, St. Anne’s Parish and St. Mary’s Parish, East Moline, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Silvis, to pastor, St. Thomas Parish, Philo, Immaculate Conception Mission, Bongard, and St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s parishes, Pesotum

Father Don Roszkowski, from assistant, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Peoria, to pastor, St. Mary’s Parish, Metamora, and St. Elizabeth’s Mission, Washburn

Father Timothy Sauppe, from pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Annawan, St. Patrick’s Parish, Sheffield, and St. Mary’s Mission, Hooppole, to pastor, St. Mary’s Parish, Westville

Father Thomas Shea, from assistant pastor, St. Patrick Church of Merna Parish, Bloomington, to senior status

Msgr. Paul Showalter, while remaining pastor, St. Bernard’s Parish, Peoria, and vicar general, to rector, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Peoria, and pastor, St. Peter’s Parish, Peoria, with residence at St. Bernard’s

Msgr. Richard Soseman, from pastor, St. Mary of the Woods Parish, Princeville, and judicial vicar, Tribunal, to Congregation for the Clergy, Rome (Vatican appointment was effective April 4: he remains pastor in Princeville until June 11)

Father Robert Spilman, from pastor, St. Anthony’s Parish, Spring Valley, and St. Mary’s Parish, Peru, while remaining pastor, St. Anthony’s Parish, Spring Valley, to pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish, Spring Valley

Father John Verrier, from pastor, St. Mary’s Parish, Metamora, and St. Elizabeth’s Mission, Washburn, to pastor, St. Joseph’s Parish, Brimfield, and St. James Mission, Williamsfield

Father Keith Walder, from pastor, St. Thomas Parish, Philo, Immaculate Conception Mission, Bongard, and St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s parishes, Pesotum, to pastor, St. Anne’s Parish and St. Mary’s Parish, East Moline, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Silvis

Father Gerald Ward, while remaining pastor, St. Patrick Church of Merna Parish, Bloomington, to pastor, St. Mary’s Parish, Downs

These appointments are effective on Wednesday, June 11, unless otherwise noted.

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