Assignments: Msgr. Deptula named pastor of parishes in Champaign and Seymour

Msgr. Stanley Deptula, director of the Office of Divine Worship and diocesan vice chancellor since 2004 who also serves as rector of St. Mary’s Cathedral and pastor of Sacred Heart and St. Bernard parishes in Peoria, has been named pastor of St. Matthew Parish in Champaign and St. Boniface Parish, Seymour.

In a series of clergy appointment announced this month by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC, Msgr. Deptula — who is also executive director of the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Foundation — was named to succeed Father Robert Rayson at St. Matthew and St. Boniface parishes.

Father Rayson, who had served the two parishes since 2012 and is vicar forane of the Champaign Vicariate, will become pastor of St. Mary Parish, El Paso, and St. John Parish, Benson.

The appointment of Father Rayson to the El Paso and Benson faith communities means a lessening of duties for their former pastors.

Father Johnathan Steffen, who had guided St. Mary in El Paso for two years, will continue as pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Washington, and St. Monica Parish, East Peoria.

Father Eugene Radosevich, pastor of St. John in Benson also for two years, will continue as pastor of St. Luke Parish, Eureka; St. Joseph Parish, Roanoke; and as director of the Salve Regina Newman Center in Eureka.

Father Alex Millar has been named administrator of St. Mary Cathedral, Sacred Heart, and St. Bernard parishes in Peoria. He has served all three faith communities as parochial vicar since his ordination in 2015.

All appointments and their effective dates are listed below.

Msgr. Stanley Deptula, while remaining rector, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Peoria, pastor, St. Bernard Parish and Sacred Heart Parish, Peoria, director, Office of Divine Worship, and diocesan vice chancellor, to pastor, St. Matthew Parish, Champaign, and St. Boniface Parish, Seymour

Father Robert Rayson, from pastor, St. Matthew Parish, Champaign, and St. Boniface Parish, Seymour, to leave of absence

These appointments were effective on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.

 

Father Eteh Edem Ghislain Walter, SMA, from assignment in his religious community, to parochial vicar, St. Hyacinth Parish, St. Patrick Parish, and Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine, all in LaSalle

This appointment was effective on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018.

 

Msgr. Stanley Deptula, while remaining pastor, St. Matthew Parish, Champaign, and St. Boniface Parish, Seymour, relinquishing duties as rector, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Peoria, pastor, St. Bernard Parish and Sacred Heart Parish, Peoria, director, Office of Divine Worship, and diocesan vice chancellor

Father Alex Millar, from parochial vicar, St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Bernard Parish, and Sacred Heart Parish, all in Peoria, to administrator, St. Mary’s Cathedral, St. Bernard Parish, and Sacred Heart Parish

These appointments were effective on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018.

 

Father Edward Kopec, from chaplain, OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, to chaplain, Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

This appointment is effective on Monday, Oct. 1.

 

Father Eugene Radosevich, while remaining pastor of St. Luke Parish, Eureka, St. Joseph Parish, Roanoke, and chaplain of Salve Regina Newman Center, Eureka, relinquishing duties as pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish, Benson

Father Robert Rayson, from leave of absence to pastor, St. Mary Parish, El Paso, and St. John the Baptist Parish, Benson

Father John Steffen, while remaining pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Washington, and St. Monica Parish, East Peoria, relinquishing duties as pastor of St. Mary Parish, El Paso

Father B. K. Tran, while remaining parochial vicar of St. Patrick Parish, Washington, and St. Monica Parish, East Peoria, relinquishing duties as parochial vicar of St. Mary Parish, El Paso

These appointments will be effective on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018.

 

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