Official clergy appointment list for Diocese of Peoria: May 2015

SENIOR STATUS

Father Ronald E. Dodd, from pastor, St. Mary, Metamora, and St. Elizabeth, Washburn, to senior status
This appointment was effective on Sunday, March 1, 2015

Msgr. John J. Prendergast, from vice chancellor, vicar for senior priests, vicar for Religious, and special assistant to the bishop to senior status.
This appointment will be effective on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Msgr. William A. Watson, from pastor, St. Thomas the Apostle, Peoria Heights, to senior status
This appointment will be effective on Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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NEW ASSIGNMENTS

Msgr. Brian K. Brownsey, from pastor, St. Mark, Peoria; director, diocesan office of vocations; and chaplain/director, St. Joseph Chapel and Newman Foundation at Bradley University, to pastor, St. Mark, Peoria, and chaplain/director, St. Joseph Chapel and Newman Foundation at Bradley University

Father Patrick T. Henehan, while remaining pastor, St. Jude, Peoria, to diocesan vocation director of formation

Father Timothy Hepner, from parochial vicar, Immaculate Conception, Monmouth; St. Patrick, Raritan; chaplain of the St. Augustine Newman Club, Monmouth College; and chaplain at OSF Holy Family Medical Center, Monmouth, to diocesan vocation director of recruitment

These appointments will be effective on May 31, 2015

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Father Luis Aponte-Merced, OFM, from parochial vicar, Sacred Heart, Peoria, to return to his religious community

Father Steven Bird, from pastor, St. Patrick, Colona, to pastor, St. Mary, Princeville

Father John Cyr, from parochial vicar, St. Matthew, Champaign, and St. Boniface, Seymour, to pastor, St. John the Baptist, Bradford, and St. Dominic, Wyoming

Msgr. Stanley L. Deptula, while remaining rector of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Peoria, St. Bernard, Peoria, director of the Office of Divine Worship, director of the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Foundation, and vice chancellor, to pastor, Sacred Heart, Peoria

Father Vien Van Do, from pastor, St. John the Baptist, Bradford, and St. Dominic, Wyoming, to parochial vicar, St. Mary of Lourdes, Germantown Hills, St. Mary, Metamora, and St. Elizabeth, Washburn, with pastoral care of Vietnamese Catholics in the Peoria and Bloomington regions

Father Thomas Gibson, while remaining parochial vicar at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Peoria, and St. Bernard, Peoria, to parochial vicar, Sacred Heart, Peoria

Father Fredi Gomez Torres, from pastor, St. Mary, Moline; St. Anne, East Moline; St. Mary, East Moline; and Our Lady of Guadalupe, Silvis, to pastor, St. Mary, Moline; St. Anne, East Moline; and St. Mary, East Moline

Father Donald R. Henderson, from pastor, St. Mary, Princeville, to parochial vicar, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Peoria, Sacred Heart, Peoria, and St. Bernard, Peoria

Father Chase Hilgenbrinck, from parochial vicar, St. Mary, Moline; St. Anne, East Moline; St. Mary, East Moline; Our Lady of Guadalupe, Silvis, and chaplain team, Alleman High School, Rock Island, to parochial vicar, St. Mary, Moline; St. Anne, East Moline; St. Mary, East Moline, and chaplain team, Alleman High School, Rock Island

Father Gregory J. Jozefiak, from pastor, St. Mary of Lourdes, Germantown Hills, and adminstrator, St. Mary, Metamora and St. Elizabeth, Washburn, to pastor, St. Mary of Lourdes, Germantown Hills; St. Mary, Metamora; and St. Elizabeth, Washburn

Msgr. James E. Kruse, from vicar general and Tribunal (Judge), to vicar general and Tribunal (Defender of the Bond, Second Instance)

Father Robert Lampitt, from administrator, St. Thomas, Philo, and St. Mary, Pesotum, to pastor, St. Thomas Philo, and St. Mary, Pesotum

Father Martin Mwongyera, from Tribunal (Judicial Vicar) and parochial vicar, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Peoria, and St. Bernard, Peoria, to Tribunal (Judicial Vicar)

Msgr. Rick J. Oberch, while remaining chaplain of The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, East Peoria, from Tribunal (Defender of the Bond, First Instance and Promoter of Justice) to Mass coverage at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, Peoria

Father Thomas Otto, from parochial vicar, Holy Cross, Mendota; St. Theresa, Earlville; and Sts. Peter and Paul, Peterstown, to parochial vicar, Immaculate Conception, Monmouth; St. Patrick, Raritan; chaplain of the St. Augustine Newman Club, Monmouth College; and chaplain at OSF Holy Family Medical Center, Monmouth.

Father Joel Phelps, from parochial vicar, St. Mary, Champaign, and St. Patrick, Urbana, to parochial vicar, Holy Cross, Mendota; St. Theresa, Earlville; and Sts. Peter and Paul, Peterstown

Father Jeffery A. Small, from parochial vicar, Holy Family, Oglesby, and Sts. Peter and Paul, Leonore, to assistant chaplain, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria

Father Paul Stark, SJ, from assignment within community to sabbatical in residence and pastoral help, St. Thomas the Apostle, Peoria Heights
Father Adam Stimpson, from chaplain, Peoria Notre Dame High School, and parochial vicar, St. Jude, Peoria, to chaplain, Peoria Notre Dame High School, with residence at St. Philomena, Peoria

Father Sebastian Tumusiime, while remaining parochial vicar, Sacred Heart, Moline, from Tribunal (Defender of the Bond, Second Instance) to Tribunal (Defender of the Bond, First Instance and Promoter of Justice)

Father Peter Zorjan, from parochial vicar, St. Mary, Pontiac; St. Paul, Odell; St. Joseph, Flanagan; and St. John, Cullom, to pastor, St. Patrick, Colona, and Our Lady of Guadalupe, Silvis

Father Lawrence Zurek, OFM, from pastor, Sacred Heart, Peoria, to return to his religious community

These appointments will be effective on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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Msgr. Jason A. Gray, from assignment with the Congregation for Causes of Saints, Rome, Italy, to pastor, St. Thomas the Apostle, Peoria Heights, Tribunal (Judge), and episcopal vicar for Religious

This appointment will be effective on Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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Msgr. Steven P. Rohlfs, PA, from rector, Mount St. Mary Seminary, Emmitsburg, Maryland, to in residence with pastoral duties at St. Joseph, Pekin

This appointment will be effective on Monday, July 27, 2015

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