Assignments include Fr. Burns to senior status, Fr. Laible to military archdiocese

EDITOR’S NOTE: Twenty-five priests are receiving new assignments in a series of appointments announced this month by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC. Following is the full list, while a background story with additional details is found here.

Father John Burns, from pastor, St. John the Apostle Parish, Woodhull; St. John the Evangelist Parish, Galva; and St. John Vianney Parish, Cambridge, to senior status.

Father James Yeboah, SMA, from assignment with his community, to parochial vicar, Saint John Paul II Parish, Kewanee; St. John the Apostle Parish, Woodhull; St. John the Evangelist Parish, Galva, and St. John Vianney Parish, Cambridge.

Father Johndameseni Zilimu, while remaining pastor, Saint John Paul II Par­ish, Kewanee, and chaplain, OSF HealthCare Saint Luke Medical Center, Kewanee, to pastor, St. John the Apostle Parish, Woodhull; St. John the Evangelist Parish, Galva; and St. John Vianney Parish, Cambridge.

The above assignments were effective on March 1, 2021.

Father Joseph Baker, from administrator, St. Ambrose Parish, Milan, and St. Patrick Parish, Andalusia, to pastor, St. Ambrose Parish, Milan, and St. Patrick Parish, Andalusia.

Father Eric Bolek, from parochial vicar, St. Pius X Parish, Rock Island, to parochial vicar, St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish, Sacred Heart Parish, and St. Bernard Parish, all in Peoria.

Father Lee Brokaw, from administrator, Corpus Christi Parish, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, and St. Patrick Par­ish, all in Galesburg, and Sacred Heart Parish, Abingdon, to pastor, Corpus Christi Parish, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, and St. Patrick Par­ish, all in Galesburg, and Sacred Heart Parish, Abingdon.

Father Joseph Dondanville, from pastor, St. Mary Parish, Kickapoo, and St. Pat­rick Parish, Elmwood, to pastor, Holy Family Parish, Lincoln; St. Mary Parish, Atlanta; St. Patrick Parish, Elkhart; St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Mt. Pulaski; and chaplain, Lincoln Correctional Center and Logan Correctional Center, both in Lincoln.

Father Patrick Fixsen, from pastor, St. Patrick Parish, Arlington; Holy Trinity Parish, Cherry; and St. Thomas More Parish, Dalzell, to parochial vicar, St. Patrick Parish, Washington, and St. Monica Parish, East Peoria.

Father Jeremy Freehill, from administrator, St. Ann Parish, Peoria, to pastor, St. Ann Parish, Peoria.

Father Timothy Hepner, from administrator, St. Louis Parish, Princeton, to pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish, Monmouth; St. Patrick Parish, Raritan; and chaplain, St. Augustine Newman Club at Monmouth College, Monmouth.

Father Geoffrey Horton, while remaining chaplain of Central Catholic High School, Bloomington, and St. John Paul II Catholic Newman Center, Normal, from administrator, St. Patrick Parish, Wapella, to pastor, St. Patrick Parish, Wapella.

Father Corey Krengiel, while remaining chaplain at Peoria Notre Dame High School, to administrator, St. Mary of the Woods Parish, Princeville.

Msgr. James Kruse, from pastor, St. Mary of the Woods Parish, Princeville, to pastor, St. Louis Parish, Princeton.

Father Jeffrey Laible, from pastor, Holy Family Parish, Lincoln; St. Mary Par­ish, Atlanta; St. Patrick Parish, Elkhart; St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Mt. Pulaski; and chaplain, Logan Correctional Center and Lincoln Correctional Center, both in Lincoln, released for five years to serve as Vicar General in the Archdiocese for the Military, USA.

Msgr. Thomas Mack, from pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish, Monmouth, and St. Patrick Parish, Raritan, to pastor emeritus, assisting with sacraments at both parishes.

Father Ryan Mattingly, from parochial vicar, St. Michael the Archangel Par­ish, Streator, Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Leonore, and chaplain, Marquette Academy, Ottawa, to administrator, St. Luke Parish, Eureka, St. Joseph Parish, Roanoke, and chaplain/director, Salve Regina Newman Center, Eureka.

Father Daniel McShane, from parochial vicar, Immaculate Conception Parish, Monmouth; St. Patrick Parish, Raritan; and chaplain, St. Augustine Newman Club at Monmouth College and OSF Holy Family Medical Center, Monmouth, to parochial vicar, St. Jude Parish, Peoria.

Father Andru O’Brien, from parochial vicar, St. Jude Parish, Peoria, to parochial vicar, St. Matthew Parish, Champaign; St. Boniface Parish, Seymour; and chaplain, The High School of Saint Thomas More, Champaign.

Father Thomas Otto, from administrator, St. Hyacinth Parish, St. Patrick Parish, and Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine, all in LaSalle, to pastor, St. Hyacinth Parish and St. Patrick Parish, LaSalle, and rector, Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine, LaSalle.

Father Peter Okala, AJ, from assignment within his community to parochial vicar, Epiphany Parish, Normal.

Father James Pallardy, from parochial vicar, Corpus Christi Parish, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, and St. Patrick Parish, all in Galesburg, and Sacred Heart Par­ish, Abingdon, to leave of absence.

Father James Pankiewicz, from parochial vicar, St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish, Sacred Heart Parish, and St. Bernard Parish, all in Peoria, to administrator, St. Mary Parish, Kickapoo, and St. Patrick Parish, Elmwood.

Father Michael Pica, from parochial vicar, St. Matthew Parish, Champaign; St. Boniface Parish, Seymour; and chaplain, The High School of Saint Thomas More, Champaign, to parochial vicar, St. Hyacinth Parish, St. Patrick Parish, and Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine, all in LaSalle.

Father Eugene Radosevich, from pastor, St. Luke Parish, Eureka, St. Joseph Parish, Roanoke, and chaplain/director, Salve Regina Newman Center, Eureka, to as­sistant chaplain, OSF Healthcare Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

Father B. K. Thaddeus Tran, from parochial vicar, St. Patrick Parish, Washing­ton, and St. Monica Parish, East Peoria, to pastor, St. Patrick Parish, Arlington; Holy Trinity Parish, Cherry; and St. Thomas More Parish, Dalzell.

These assignments are effective at noon on Wednesday, June 9, 2021.

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