Official clergy appointment list for the Diocese of Peoria

These appointments are all effective on Wednesday, June 11, 2014

TO SENIOR STATUS
Father R. Michael Schaab, from pastor, St. Pius X Parish, Rock Island

Msgr. Dale Wellman, from pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Moline

NEW ASSIGNMENTS
Father Jules Adator, SMA, from administrator, St. Francis of Assisi and St. Patrick parishes, Ottawa, to returning to religious order

Father Michael Adrie, SMA, from parochial vicar, St. Francis of Assisi and St. Patrick parishes, Ottawa, to returning to religious order

Father Anthony Bernas, from parochial vicar, St. Mary and Sacred Heart parishes, Rock Island, to administrator, St. Rose Parish, Rushville, and St. Mary Parish, Lewistown

Father Deus-Dedit Byabato, while remaining chaplain, OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg, from administrator, St. Aloysius Parish, Wataga, to pastor, St. Aloysius Parish, Wataga

Father Anthony Co, while remaining offering sacramental care at Augustana College, from administrator, St. Patrick Parish, Andalusia, and chaplain of Alleman High School, Rock Island, to pastor, St. Patrick Parish, Andalusia

Father Mark DeSutter, from pastor, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Morton, to pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Moline

Father Anthony Ego, from pastor, St. Ambrose Parish, Milan, to pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Marseilles, and St. Patrick Parish, Ransom

Father Anthony Kwaku Fevlo, SMA, from assignment with the Society of African Missions, Nigeria, Africa, to administrator, St. Francis of Assisi and St. Patrick parishes, Ottawa

Father Jeremy Freehill, while remaining parochial vicar, St. Pius X Parish, Rock Island, to chaplain team of Alleman High School, Rock Island
Father William Gardner, from pastor, St. Valentine and St. Mary parishes, Peru, to special assignment

Father Thomas Gibson, from administrator, St. Mary Parish, East Moline, and St. Mary Parish, Moline, to parochial vicar, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Peoria Heights, and Spanish ministry, St. Mary Cathedral, Peoria

Father Daniel Gifford, from parochial vicar, Epiphany Parish, Normal, to assistant chaplain, St. John’s Catholic Newman Center, Champaign

Father Fredi Gomez Torres, from pastor, Holy Cross Parish, Mendota; Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Peterstown; and St. Teresa of Avila Parish, Earlville, and episcopal vicar of Hispanic ministry, to pastor, St. Mary Parish, Moline; St. Mary and St. Anne parishes, East Moline; and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Silvis

Father Neri Greskoviak, OFM, from pastor, St. Mary of Lourdes Parish, Germantown Hills, to St. Mary Parish, Bloomington

Father Thomas Holloway, from pastor, St. Bernard Parish, Bushnell; St. Augustine Parish, St. Augustine; and chaplain, St. Francis of Assisi Newman Center, Macomb, to leave of absence

Father Gregory Jozefiak, from pastor, St. Anne Parish, East Moline, and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Silvis, to pastor, St. Mary of Lourdes Parish, Germantown Hills

Father Augustine Kassa, SMA, from assignment with the Society of African Missions, Ghana, Africa, to parochial vicar, St. Francis of Assisi and St. Patrick parishes, Otttawa

Msgr. Gregory Ketcham, from director, St. John’s Catholic Newman Center, Champaign, to pastor, St. Patrick of Merna Parish, Bloomington, St. Mary Parish, Downs, and sacramental team, St. John Paul II Newman Center, Normal

Father Deo Gratias Kiwanuka, from parochial vicar, Holy Trinity and Historic St. Patrick parishes, Bloomington, released to Veteran’s Administration

Father Charles Klamut, from assistant chaplain, St. John’s Catholic Newman Center, Champaign, to pastor, St. Ambrose Parish, Milan, and coordinator, chaplain team of Alleman High School

Father Robert Lampitt, from parochial vicar, St. Matthew Parish, Champaign, and St. Boniface Parish, Seymour, and chaplain, The High School of Saint Thomas More, Champaign, to administrator, St. Thomas Parish, Philo, and St. Mary Parish, Pesotum

Msgr. Mark Merdian, from president, Peoria Notre Dame High School, to pastor, St. Pius X Parish, Rock Island

Father Gabriel Msoka, AJ, from administrator, St. Joseph Parish, Marseilles, and St. Patrick Parish, Ransom, to return to religious community

Father Paul Ngoku, from parochial vicar, Sacred Heart Parish, Moline, to returning to African diocese

Father Patrick O’Neal, while remaining chaplain of Schlarman Academy, Danville, from administrator, St. Anthony Parish, Hoopeston, to pastor, St. Anthony Parish, Hoopeston

Father Huy Quoc Pham, from studies to parochial vicar, Holy Family Parish, Lincoln; St. Mary Parish, Atlanta; St. Patrick Parish, Elkhart; and St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Mt. Pulaski

Msgr. Brian Rejsek, from pastor, St. Rose Parish, Rushville, and St. Mary Parish, Lewistown, to administrator, St. Valentine and St. Mary parishes, Peru

Father Bowan Schmitt, from pastor, St. Thomas Parish, Philo, and St. Mary Parish, Pesotum, to pastor, Holy Cross Parish, Mendota; St. Teresa of Avila, Earlville; and Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Peterstown

Father Luke Spannagel, from parochial vicar, St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington, and St. Mary Parish, Downs, to chaplain, St. John’s Catholic Newman Center, Champaign

Father Johnathan Steffen, from St. Patrick Parish, Washington, and St. Monica Parish, East Peoria, to parochial vicar, St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington, and St. Mary Parish, Downs, and sacramental team, St. John Paul II Newman Center

Father Simon Taabu, from parochial vicar, Holy Family Parish, Lincoln, to continuing advanced studies at Illinois State University, Normal

Father Sebastian Tumusiime, from studies in Ottawa, Canada, to parochial vicar, Sacred Heart Parish, Moline, and Defender of Second Instance, Office of the Tribunal

Father Julius Turyatoranwa, from parochial vicar, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Morton, to parochial vicar, St. Patrick Parish, Washington, and St. Monica Parish, East Peoria

Father Dominic Vitaliano, from pastoral care at St. Bernard Parish, Bushnell; St. Augustine Parish, St. Augustine; and St. Francis of Assisi Newman Center, Macomb, to administrator of St. Bernard Parish, Bushnell; St. Augustine Parish, St. Augustine; and chaplain of St. Francis of Assisi Newman Center, Macomb.

Msgr. Gerald Ward, from pastor, St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington, and St. Mary Parish, Downs, to pastor, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Morton

Father Daniel Wilder, from parochial vicar, St. Columba Parish, Ottawa, and St. Mary Parish, Grand Ridge, released to Diocese of Orange, Calif.

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