Official clergy appointments 2012

Msgr. Charles J. Beebe, PA, from pastor, St. Joseph’s, Roanoke, and St. John’s, Benson, and episcopal vicar of the permanent diaconate, to pastor, St. Joseph’s, Roanoke, and St. John’s, Benson

This appointment is effective on Friday, June 1, 2012

SENIOR STATUS

Msgr. Albert Hallin, PA, from pastor, St. Boniface, Seymour, and St. Joseph’s, Ivesdale, to senior status and pastor emeritus, St. Boniface, Seymour

Father Gerald J. Verdun, from pastor, St. Mary’s, Delavan, and St. Joseph’s, Hopedale, to senior status

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NEWLY ORDAINED

Father Daniel Gifford to parochial vicar, Epiphany, Normal

Father Timothy Hepner to parochial vicar, Immaculate Conception, Monmouth; St. Theresa’s, Alexis; and St. Patrick’s, Raritan; chaplain, OSF Holy Family Medical Center, Monmouth; and chaplain, Monmouth College Newman Center

Father Joel Phelps to parochial vicar, St. Patrick’s, Urbana, and St. Mary’s, Champaign

Father Johnathan Steffen to parochial vicar, St. Patrick’s, Washington, and St. Monica’s, East Peoria

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NEW ASSIGNMENTS

Father Michael Andrejek, from pastor, Holy Family, Oglesby, to pastor, St. Joseph’s, Pekin

Father Anthony Bernas, from administrator, Immaculate Conception, Monmouth, and chaplain of the Monmouth College Newman Club, to administrator, St. Mary’s, Kewanee, and St. Francis of Assisi, Kewanee

Father Gary Blake, from parochial vicar, Holy Cross, Mendota, and Sts. Peter and Paul, Peterstown, to administrator, Holy Family, Oglesby
Father John Cyr, from administrator, St. Patrick’s, Tolono, to pastor, St. Patrick’s, Tolono, and St. Joseph’s, Ivesdale

Father Ronald E. Dodd, from administrator, St. Paul’s, Odell, and Sacred Heart, Campus, to pastor, St. Paul’s, Odell, and Sacred Heart, Campus

Father Michael J. Driscoll, from chaplain, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, released to Societas Matris Dolorosissimae, Tulsa, Okla.

Father Daniel Ebker, from pastor, St. Mary’s, Canton, and administrator of St. Mary’s, Lewistown and St. Michael’s, St. David, to pastor, St. Mary’s Canton and St. Michael’s, St. David

Father Patrick W. Fixsen, from administrator, St. Patrick’s, Arlington, and Holy Trinity, Cherry, to pastor, St. Patrick’s, Arlington, Holy Trinity, Cherry, and St. Thomas More, Dalzell

Msgr. Jason A. Gray, from pastor, St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria, judicial vicar, episcopal vicar for consecrated life, and vice chancellor to released to serve at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Vatican City

Father Raymond Guthrie, while remaining on faculty at Marquette Academy, Ottawa, from parochial vicar, St. Columba’s, Ottawa, to parochial vicar, St. Patrick’s, Seneca

Msgr. Philip D. Halfacre, while remaining pastor of St. Michael the Archangel, Streator, to pastor, St. Patrick’s, Seneca

Father Geoffrey Horton, from pastor, St. Anthony’s, Hoopeston, and chaplain, Schlarman Academy, Danville, to parochial vicar, Holy Cross, Mendota, and Sts. Peter and Paul, Peterstown

Father William Keebler, from administrator, St. Rose, Rushville, to parochial vicar, St. Mary’s, Pontiac, St. Joseph’s, Flanagan, and St. John’s, Cullom

Father Edward W. Kopec, from pastor, St. Ann’s, Toluca, and Sacred Heart, Rutland, to chaplain, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria

Msgr. James E. Kruse, from pastor, St. Monica’s, East Peoria, vicar general, and adjutant judicial vicar, to vicar general, judicial vicar, and episcopal vicar for consecrated life, with residence at St. Monica’s, East Peoria

Father Robert Lampitt, while remaining parochial vicar, St. Matthew’s, Champaign, and chaplain, The High School of Saint Thomas More, Champaign, to parochial vicar, St. Boniface, Seymour

Msgr. Thomas E. Mack, from pastor, St. Mary’s, Pontiac, St. Joseph’s, Flanagan, and St. John’s, Cullom, to pastor, Immaculate Conception, Monmouth, St. Theresa, Alexis, St. Patrick’s, Raritan, and chaplain, Monmouth College Newman Center

Father Mark O. Miller, from parochial vicar, Sts. Peter and Paul, Nauvoo, Sacred Heart, Dallas City, Sacred Heart, Warsaw, St. Mary’s, Hamilton, Immaculate Conception, Carthage, and St. Patrick’s, Raritan, to administrator, Sacred Heart, Annawan, and St. Patrick’s, Sheffield

Father Gabriel A. Msoka, AJ, from parochial vicar, St. Mary’s, Lewistown, and St. Michael’s, St. David, to administrator, St. Mary’s, Lewistown, and St. Rose, Rushville

Father Stanislaus Mutajwaha, from parochial vicar, St. Patrick’s, Seneca, to parochial vicar, St. Mary’s, Kewanee, and St. Francis of Assisi, Kewanee

Father Paul Ngoku, from parochial vicar, St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria, to parochial vicar, St. Mary’s, Pontiac, St. Joseph’s, Flanagan, and St. John’s, Cullom

Msgr. Timothy Nolan, from pastor, St. Joseph’s, Pekin, to pastor, St. Mary’s, Delavan, and St. Joseph’s, Hopedale, and episcopal vicar for the permanent diaconate. (The effective date for the episcopal vicar assignment is June 1, 2012.)

Father Patrick O’Neal, from faculty, Peoria Notre Dame High School, to administrator, St. Anthony’s, Hoopeston, and chaplain, Schlarman Academy, Danville

Father James G. Pallardy, from pastor, St. Mary’s, Kewanee, and St. Francis of Assisi, Kewanee, to pastor, St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria

Father Luke Poczworowski, OFM Conv., while remaining pastor, St. Mary’s, Wenona, St. John’s, Lostant, and St. Patrick’s, Minonk, to pastor, St. Ann’s, Toluca, and Sacred Heart, Rutland

Msgr. John J. Prendergast, while remaining pastor, St. Patrick’s, Washington, to pastor, St. Monica’s, East Peoria

Father David Sabel, from parochial vicar, St. Mary’s, Pontiac, St. Joseph’s, Flanagan, and St. John’s, Cullom, to administrator, St. Mary’s, Pontiac, St. Joseph’s, Flanagan, and St. John’s, Cullom

Father Hans Slonder, OFM Conv., newly ordained for the Conventual Franciscans, to parochial vicar, St. Mary’s, Wenona, St. John’s, Lostant, St. Patrick’s, Minonk, St. Ann’s, Toluca, and Sacred Heart, Rutland

Father Dennis E. Spohrer, from pastor, St. Theresa, Alexis, and chaplain, OSF Holy Family Medical Center, Monmouth, to parochial vicar, St. Patrick’s, Urbana, and St. Mary’s, Champaign

Father Thomas Szydlik, while remaining parochial vicar of Sts. Peter and Paul, Nauvoo; Sacred Heart, Dallas City; Immaculate Conception, Carthage; St. Mary’s, West Point; Sacred Heart, Warsaw; and St. Mary’s, Hamilton, relinquishing duties as parochial vicar of St. Patrick’s, Raritan

Father Anthony J. Trosley, while remaining pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul, Nauvoo, Sacred Heart, Dallas City, Immaculate Conception, Carthage, St. Mary’s, West Point, Sacred Heart, Warsaw, and St. Mary’s, Hamilton, relinquishing duties as pastor of St. Patrick’s, Raritan

Father Sebastian Tumusiime, from administrator, Sacred Heart, Annawan, St. Patrick’s, Sheffield, and working in the diocesan tribunal, to released for canonical studies while remaining in diocesan tribunal

All above appointments are effective on Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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Father Attilio Morelli, from pastor, Sacre Coeur, Creve Coeur, and Hispanic ministry at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Peoria, to returning to the Neocatechumenal Way, Newark, N.J.

Father Paolo Tanzini, from Neocatechumenal Way, Newark, N.J., to administrator, Sacre Coeur, Creve Coeur, and Hispanic ministry at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Peoria

These appointments are effective on Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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Father Paul Carlson, from parochial vicar, St. Jude’s, Peoria, and chaplain, Peoria Notre Dame High School, to parochial vicar, St. Hyacinth’s, St. Patrick’s, and Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine, all in LaSalle

Father Antonio Dittmer, from assignment with Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, Winona, Minn., to pastor, St. Hyacinth’s, LaSalle, St. Patrick’s, LaSalle, and rector, Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine, LaSalle

Msgr. Mark Merdian, while remaining episcopal vicar for healthcare and episcopal vicar for young clergy, from pastor, St. Matthew’s, Champaign, to president, Peoria Notre Dame High School, with residence at St. Philomena’s, Peoria

Father Robert Rayson, from pastor, St. Hyacinth’s, LaSalle, St. Patrick’s, LaSalle, and St. Thomas More, Dalzell, and rector, Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine, LaSalle, to pastor, St. Matthew’s, Champaign, and St. Boniface, Seymour

Father Adam Stimpson, from parochial vicar, St. Hyacinth’s, St. Patrick’s, and Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine, all in LaSalle, to parochial vicar, St. Jude’s, Peoria, and chaplain, Peoria Notre Dame High School

These appointments are effective on Wednesday, June 27, 2012

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Editor’s note: First assignments for the four priests to be ordained on Saturday, May 26, will be listed online following their ordination.

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