Official clergy appointments

The following clergy appointments for the Diocese of Peoria were announced in mid-May by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. See related stories here.

SENIOR STATUS

Msgr. James K. Ramer, from pastor, Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Mahomet, to senior status

Father Patrick M. Riordan, from pastor, St. Jo­seph, Ivesdale, and St. Patrick, Tolono, to senior status

OTHER ASSIGNMENTS

Father Joseph Baker, while remaining parochial vicar, St. Mary, Bloomington, to chaplain team, Central Catholic High School, Bloomington

Father Anthony Nigel Bernas, from pastor, St. Mary, Lewistown, and St. Rose, Rushville, to parochial vicar, St. Anne, East Moline, and St. Mary, Moline

Father Gary W. Blake, from pastor, Holy Family, Oglesby, and Sts. Peter and Paul, Leonore, to pastor, Holy Family, Oglesby

Msgr. Michael C. Bliss, from chaplain and direc­tor of pastoral care, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, to pastor, St. Edward, Chillicothe

Father William Bucciferro, SDB, from assistant chaplain at St. John’s Catholic Chapel and Newman Cen­ter, Champaign, to return to his religious community

Father Matthew Deptula, while remaining ad­ministrator, Holy Trinity, Bloomington, and St. Patrick, Bloomington, to administrator, St. Patrick, Wapella

Father Antonio Dittmer, from parochial vicar, St. Joseph, Pekin, to pastor, St. Anne, East Moline, and St. Mary, Moline

Father Joseph Dondanville, while remaining pas­tor, St. Mary, Kickapoo, to pastor, St. Patrick, Elmwood

Father Joseph P. Donton, from pastor, St. Malachy, Rantoul, and St. Elizabeth, Thomasboro, to pastor, Holy Cross, Champaign

Father Daniel Ebker, from pastor, St. Mary, Canton, and St. Michael, St. David, to pastor, St. Mary, Canton, and St. Matthew, Farmington

Father Anthony Kwaku Fevlo, SMA, from admin­istrator, St. Francis of Assisi, Ottawa, and St. Patrick, Ot­tawa, to pastor, St. Patrick, Seneca, St. Theresa, Earlville, and St. Mary, Grand Ridge

Father Thomas Gibson, from parochial vicar, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sacred Heart, and St. Bernard, all in Peoria, to pastor, St. Anthony, Hoopeston, and chaplain team, Schlarman Academy, Danville

Father Fredi Gomez Torres, from pastor, St. Mary, Moline, and St. Anne, East Moline, to pastor, St. Mary, Champaign; St. Joseph, Ivesdale; and St. Patrick, Tolono

Father Raymond Guthrie, from parochial vicar, St. Michael the Archangel, Streator, and St. Patrick, Seneca, to parochial vicar, St. Michael the Archangel, Streator, and Sts. Peter and Paul, Leonore

Msgr. Philip D. Halfacre, from pastor, St. Michael the Archangel, Streator, and St. Patrick, Seneca, to pas­tor, St. Michael the Archangel, Streator, and Sts. Peter and Paul, Leonore

Father Joseph T. Hogan, from pastor, St. Patrick, Urbana, and St. Mary, Champaign, to pastor, Our Lady of the Lake, Mahomet

Father Geoffrey Horton, from parochial vicar, Holy Family, Lincoln; St. Mary, Atlanta; St. Patrick, Elkhart, and St. Thomas Aquinas, Mt. Pulaski, to parochial vicar, Holy Trinity, Bloomington; St. Patrick, Bloomington; and St. Patrick, Wapella, as well as chap­lain team, Central Catholic High School, Bloomington

Father Augustin Kassa, SMA, from parochial vicar, St. Francis of Assisi, Ottawa, and St. Patrick, Ot­tawa, to parochial vicar, St. Patrick, Seneca; St. Theresa, Earlville; and St. Mary, Grand Ridge.

Father David M. Kipfer, from pastor, St. Columba, Ottawa, and St. Mary, Grand Ridge, to pastor, St. Co­lumba, St. Francis of Assisi, and St. Patrick parishes, all in Ottawa

Father Corey Krengiel, from parochial vicar, St. Columba, Ottawa, and St. Mary, Grand Ridge, to paro­chial vicar, St. Columba, St. Francis of Assisi, and St. Patrick parishes, all in Ottawa, and chaplain of Mar­quette Academy, Ottawa

Father Robert Lampitt, from pastor, St. Thomas, Philo, and St. Mary, Pesotum, to chaplain, St. John Catholic Newman Center, Champaign

Father Steven P. Loftus, while remaining pastor, Holy Family, Danville, to chaplain team, Schlarman Academy, Danville

Father Kyle Lucas, from parochial vicar, Blessed Sacrament, Morton, to chaplain, Peoria Notre Dame High School

Father Michael Mendl, SDB, from parochial vicar, Holy Cross, Champaign, to return to his religious com­munity

Father Patrick O’Neal, from pastor, St. Anthony, Hoopeston, and chaplain, Schlarman Academy, Danville, to pastor, St. Augustine, St. Augustine, and St. Bernard, Bushnell

Father John Pham, from parochial vicar, St. Pat­rick, Urbana, and St. Mary, Champaign, to parochial vicar, Holy Family, Lincoln; St. Mary, Atlanta; St. Pat­rick, Elkhart; and St. Thomas Aquinas, Mt. Pulaski

Father Joel Phelps, from parochial vicar, Holy Cross, Mendota; Sts. Peter and Paul, Peterstown; and St. Theresa, Earlville, to administrator, St. Malachy, Ran­toul, and St. Elizabeth, Thomasboro

Father Michael Pica, while remaining parochial vicar, St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington, and St. Mary, Downs, to chaplain team, Central Catholic High School, Bloomington

Father Peter Pilon, from pastor, Holy Cross, Men­dota; Sts. Peter and Paul, Peterstown; and St. Theresa, Earlville, to pastor, Holy Cross, Mendota, and Sts. Peter and Paul, Peterstown

Father David Sajdak, SDB, from pastor, Holy Cross, Champaign, to return to his religious community

Father Bowan Schmitt, while remaining pastor, St. Paul, Danville, to chaplain team, Schlarman Academy, Danville

Father Dustin Schultz, from pastor, St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington; St. Mary, Downs; St. Patrick, Wapella, and chaplain of Central Catholic High School, Bloomington, to pastor, St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington, and St. Mary, Downs

Father Deogratias Shimil’lmana, from parochial vicar, St. Mary, Moline, and St. Anne, East Moline, to return to Africa

Father Luke A. Spannagel, from chaplain, St. John’s Catholic Newman Center, Champaign, to pastor, St. Patrick, Urbana

Father Johnathan Steffen, while remaining chap­lain, St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center, Normal, from administrator, St. Mary, El Paso, to pastor, St. Mary, El Paso

Father Paul A. Stiene, IC, from pastor, St. Patrick, Elmwood, and St. Matthew, Farmington, to return to his religious community

Father Adam Stimpson, from administrator, St. Paul, Macomb, to pastor, St. Paul, Macomb; St. Rose, Rushville; and chaplain, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Newman Center, Macomb

Father Sebastian Z. Tumusiime, while remaining Tribunal (Defender of the Bond), from parochial vicar, St. Matthew, Champaign, and St. Boniface, Seymour, to parochial vicar, St. Paul, Macomb, St. Rose, Rushville, and assistant chaplain, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Newman Center, Macomb

Father Dominic J. Vitaliano, from pastor, St. Augustine, St. Augustine; St. Bernard, Bushnell; and chaplain, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Newman Cen­ter, Macomb, to parochial vicar, St. Mary, Champaign; St. Patrick, Tolono; St. Joseph, Ivesdale; and, chaplain, Champaign hospitals

Father Keith A. Walder, from pastor, St. Edward, Chillicothe, to pastor, St. Thomas, Philo, and St. Mary, Pesotum

Father David Whiteside, while remaining pas­tor, St. Patrick, Havana, and Immaculate Conception, Manito, to pastor, St. Mary, Lewistown

Father Jeffery Windy, from parochial vicar, Holy Trinity, Bloomington, and St. Patrick, Bloomington, to parochial vicar, St. Columba, St. Patrick, and St. Francis of Assisi parishes, all in Ottawa

 

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