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Archdiocese Of Chicago New Priest Assignments

Cardinal Cupich approved the following appointments, which are effective July 1, 2017, unless noted otherwise:

Pastors

Rev. David Arcila from pastor of Santa Maria Del Popolo Parish, Mundelein to pastor of St. Stephen Protomartyr Parish, Des Plaines.

Rev. Elvio Baldeon Lope from associate pastor of St. James Parish, W. Fullerton Ave., to pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish, N. Hamlin Ave.

Rev. Francis Bitterman from director of vocations office to pastor of St. Josaphat Parish, N. Southport Ave.

Rev. Thomas Boharic from associate pastor of St. Agnes of Bohemia, S. Central Park Ave., to pastor of St. Simon the Apostle Parish, S. California Ave.

Rev. Roger Corrales-Diaz from pastor of St. Leonard Parish, S. Clarence Ave., to pastor of St. Mary, Star of the Sea Parish, S. Kilbourn Ave.

Rev. Elliott Dees from associate pastor of St. John of the Cross Parish, Western Springs, to pastor of St. Pascal Parish, N. Melvina Ave.

Msgr. Robert Dempsey from pastor of St. Philip the Apostle Parish, Northfield, to pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Lake Forest.

Rev. James Donovan from vicar for priests office to pastor of St. Barnabas Parish, S. Longwood Drive.

Rev. Robert Fedek from pastor of Our Lady of Victory Parish, W. Agatite Ave., to pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, W. Talcott Ave.

Rev. Michael Grisolano from associate pastor of St. Damian Parish, Oak Forest, to pastor of St. Tarcissus Parish, W. Ardmore Ave.

Rev. Ryszard Gron from associate pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Palos Hills, to pastor of St. William Parish, N. Sayre Ave.

Rev. Kevin Hays from associate pastor of Notre Dame De Chicago Parish, W. Harrison St., to pastor of same.

Rev. Stephen Kanonik from moderator of the curia, to pastor of St. Benedict Parish, W. Irving Park Road.

Rev. Pius Kokose from administrator of St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Parish, S. McKinley Ave., to pastor of same.

Rev. Robert Krueger from associate pastor of St. Bede the Venerable Parish, S. Kostner Ave., to pastor of St. Leonard Parish, S. Clarence Ave.

Rev. Robert Lojek from pastor of St. William Parish, N. Sayre Ave., to pastor of St. Francis Borgia Parish, W. Addison St.

Rev. Miguel Martinez from pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, E. 88th St., to pastor of Santa Maria Del Popolo Parish, Mundelein.

Rev. Fred Pesek from pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Wadsworth, to pastor of Queen of the Rosary Parish, Elk Grove Village.

Rev. Richard Prendergast from pastor of St. Josaphat Parish, N. Southport Ave., to pastor of St. Gertrude Parish, W. Granville Ave.

Rev. Noel Beltran Reyes from pastor of St. Stephen Protomartyr Parish, Des Plaines, to pastor of St. Jerome Parish, W. Lunt Ave.

Rev. Xamie Reyes from chaplain at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, to pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, E. 88th St.

Rev. Edgar Rodriguez from administrator of St. Barbara Parish, Brookfield, to pastor of same.

Rev. Michael Scherschel from director of recruitment for St. Joseph College Seminary to pastor of St. Hubert Parish, Hoffman Estates.

Rev. Paul Seaman from pastor of St. Pascal Parish, N. Melvina Ave., to pastor of St. Clement Parish, W. Deming Place.

Rev. Idzi Stacherczak from administrative coordinator of St. Symphorosa Parish, S. Austin Ave., to pastor of same.

Rev. William Tkachuk from associate pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish, La Grange, to pastor of same.

Rev. Michael Wyrzykowski from associate pastor of St. Ferdinand Parish, W. Barry Ave., to pastor of Our Lady of Victory Parish, W. Agatite Ave.

 

Administrators

Rev. Robert Heidenreich to administrator of St. Edna Parish, Arlington Heights, while retaining duties as coordinator of priests’ programs and ministerial review, effective July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

Rev. Bolivar Molina-Ramirez to administrator of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, N. Ashland Ave., effective from Aug. 1, 2017 until May 30, 2018.

Rev. Michael Solazzo from pastor of St. Tarcissus Parish, W. Ardmore Ave., to administrator of St. Philip the Apostle Parish, Northfield, effective from July 1, 2017 until June 30, 2018.

 

Associate pastors

Rev. Radley Alcantara to associate pastor of St. Anastasia Parish, Waukegan.

Rev. Tomy Abraham, priest of the Archdiocese of Agra, India, to associate pastor of Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish, Park Ridge.

Rev. Timothy Anastos to associate pastor of Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish, Park Ridge.

Rev. Jo Andre Beltran to associate pastor of St. Celestine Parish, Elmwood Park.

Rev. Jose Careaga from associate pastor of St. Paul Parish, W. 22nd Place, to associate pastor of St. Bede the Venerable Parish, S. Kostner Ave.

Rev. Robert Fraczek, priest of the Archdiocese of Czestochowa, Poland, to associate pastor of St. Francis Borgia Parish, W. Addison St.

Rev. Brendan Guilfoil from associate pastor of St. Mary Parish, Lake Forest, to associate pastor of St. George Parish, Tinley Park.

Rev. Bernardo Lozano Hernandez, priest of the Diocese of Torreon, Mexico, to associate pastor of St. Albert the Great Parish, Burbank.

Rev. Juan Gabriel Jaimes Villamizar, C.Ss.R., to associate pastor of Our Lady of Tepeyac Parish, W. Cermak Road.

Rev. Richard Jakubik from resident of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Wilmette, to associate pastor of Holy Family, Inverness.

Rev. Christopher LeBlanc, priest of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, Florida, to associate pastor of St. Alphonsus Parish, W. Wellington Avenue.

Rev. Gilbert Mashurano from associate pastor of St. James Parish, Arlington Heights, to associate pastor of St. Raymond De Penafort Parish, Mount Prospect.

Rev. Louis Marthe Mboe, priest of the Archdiocese of Girardot, Colombia, from associate pastor of St. Donatus Parish, Blue Island, to associate pastor of St. Michael Parish, South Shore Drive.

Rev. Moises Navarro to associate pastor of Most Blessed Trinity Parish, Waukegan.

Rev. Collins Nyache from associate pastor of St. Ailbe Parish, S. Harper Ave., to associate pastor of Queen of the Rosary Parish, Elk Grove Village.

Rev. Michael Owen from associate pastor of Queen of the Rosary Parish, Elk Grove Village, to associate pastor of Our Lady of Humility Parish, Beach Park and St. Patrick Parish, Wadsworth.

Rev. Trenton Rauck, SJC, to associate pastor of St. John Cantius Parish, N. Carpenter St.

Rev. Mariano Tormon Rondael, Jr., R.C.J., to associate pastor of St. Peter Parish, Niles.

Rev. Marek Smolka from associate pastor of St. Francis Borgia Parish, W. Addison St., to associate pastor of Holy Name Cathedral, N. Wabash Ave.

Rev. David Straub from pastor of Queen of the Rosary Parish, Elk Grove Village, to associate pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Palos Hills.

Rev. Przemyslaw Tomczyk to associate pastor of St. John Brebeuf Parish, Niles.

Rev. Miguel Venegas to associate pastor of St. Agnes of Bohemia Parish, S. Central Park Ave.

Rev. Juan Gabriel Jaimes Villamizar, C.Ss.R., to associate pastor of Our Lady of Tepeyac Parish, W. Cermak Road.

Rev. Patrick Wangai from associate pastor of St. Michael Parish, South Shore Drive, to associate pastor of St. Ailbe Parish, S. Harper Ave.

Rev. Andrew Wawrzyn from associate pastor of St. Alphonsus Parish, W. Wellington Ave., to associate pastor of Our Lady of the Woods Parish, Orland Park.

Rev. Bartholomew Winters from resident of St. Josaphat Parish, N. Southport Ave., to associate pastor of St. Edward Parish, W. Sunnyside Ave.

 

Chancellor

Rev. Mr. Daniel Welter as chancellor while retaining duties as auditor in the Office for Canonical Affairs.

 

Chicago Fire Department

Rev. John McNalis as interim chaplain to the Chicago Fire Department with residence at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, N. Spaulding Ave.

 

Judicial vicar

Very Rev. Jeffrey Grob from chancellor to serve as judicial vicar and vicar for canonical affairs.

 

Office for Canonical Affairs

Rev. Ronald Stake from part-time associate vicar for canonical services and part-time associate pastor of St. Thecla Parish, W. Devon Ave., to full-time associate vicar for canonical affairs, while residing at St. Thecla Parish.

Rev. James Herring, O.Praem., to part-time associate vicar for canonical affairs.

 

Renew My Church

Rev. Jason Malave from pastor of St. Benedict Parish, W. Irving Park Road, to cardinal’s delegate for Renew My Church.

 

Blessed Alojzije Stepinac Croatian Catholic Mission

Rev. Drazan Boras, O.F.M., to director of Blessed Alojzije Stepinac Croatian Catholic Mission, N. Ridge Ave., effective June 23, 2017.

 

Calvert House

Rev. Andrew Liaugminas to director and chaplain of Calvert House at the University of Chicago.

 

St. John Paul II Newman Center

Rev. Piotr Rapcia to assistant director of the St. John Paul II Newman Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  

 

Residents

Rev. Roberto Mercado, Jr. as resident of St. Josaphat Parish, N. Southport Ave.

Rev. Bradley Zamora as weekend resident of St. Josaphat Parish, N. Southport Ave., while retaining duties as director of liturgy at Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein.

 

Sabbatical

Rev. James Beath from associate pastor of St. Albert the Great Parish, Burbank, to sabbatical effective July 1, 2017 through Jan. 1, 2018.

 

Retirement

Rev. Richard Bulwith from associate administrator of Catholic Charities, N. LaSalle St., to retire after 50 years of service to the church.

Rev. John Hoffman from pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish, La Grange, to retire after 42 years of service to the church.

Msgr. Patrick Lagges from director and chaplain of Calvert House, S. University Ave. to retire after 40 years of service to the church.

Rev. William Malloy from pastor of St. Barnabas Parish, S. Longwood Drive, to retire after 44 years of service to the church

Rev. Alfredo Salera from pastor of St. Simon the Apostle Parish, S. California Ave., to retire after 40 years of service to the church.

Msgr. Richard Saudis from associate vicar for canonical services to retire after 62 years of service to the church.

Rev. Thomas Srenn from pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, W. Talcott Ave., to retire after 40 years of service to the church.

Archbishop Cupich approved the following appointments, which are effective July 1, unless noted otherwise:

Rev. Juan Carlos Arrieta Correa, from administrator of Providence of God Parish, West 18th Street, to pastor of Holy Innocents Parish, North Armour Street.

Rev. Juan Pablo Avila Ibarra, from associate pastor of Transfiguration Parish, Wauconda, to pastor of same.

Rev. Mark Bartosic, from pastor of St. Frances of Rome Parish, South 59th Court, and pastor of Our Lady of Charity Parish, South 57th Court, to pastor of Assumption B.V.M. Parish and director of Kolbe House, South California Avenue, and chaplain to Cook County Jail.

Rev. Diego Berrio Barrera, from pastor of St. Domitilla Parish, Hillside, to pastor of Mision San Juan Diego Parish, Arlington Heights.

Rev. Robert Casey, from pastor of St. Barbara Parish, Brookfield, to pastor of St. Bede the Venerable Parish, South Kostner Avenue.

Rev. Christopher Ciomek, from instructor at Mundelein Seminary, to pastor of St. Peter Damian Parish, Bartlett.

Rev. Robert Cook, O.F.M. Conv., to pastor of St. Ita Parish, West Catalpa Avenue.

Rev. Claudio Diaz, from pastor of Mision San Juan Diego Parish, Arlington Heights, to pastor of St. Aloysius Parish, West Le Moyne Street.

Rev. John Edmunds, S.T., to pastor of St. James Parish, South Wabash Avenue, effective immediately.

Rev. Orlando Flores Orea, from associate pastor of St. Genevieve Parish, West Altgeld Street, to pastor of St. Paul Parish, Chicago Heights.

Rev. Maciej Galle, from administrator of St. Stephen King of Hungary Parish, West Augusta Boulevard, to pastor of St. Priscilla Parish, West Addison Street.

Rev. Gary Graf, from pastor of St. Gall Parish, South Sawyer Avenue, to pastor of St. Procopius Parish, South Allport Street and pastor of Providence of God Parish, West 18th Street.

Rev. Gregory Houck, O.Carm., to pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Gurnee.

Rev. Julio Jimenez, from administrator of St. Joseph Parish, Round Lake, to pastor of St. Domitilla Parish, Hillside.

Rev. Jack Jura, from associate pastor of St. Michael Parish, Orland Park, to pastor of Infant Jesus of Prague Parish, Flossmoor.

Rev. Michal Lewon, from associate director of St. John Paul II Newman Center, South Morgan Street, to pastor of St. Colette Parish, Rolling Meadows.

Rev. Msgr. Daniel Mayall, from rector of Holy Name Cathedral, North Wabash Avenue, to pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Wilmette.

Rev. Kevin McCray, from associate pastor of Queen of Martyrs Parish, Evergreen Park, to pastor of St. Mary Parish, Evanston.

Rev. Michael McGovern, from pastor of St. Mary Parish, Lake Forest, to pastor of St. Raphael the Archangel Parish, Old Mill Creek.

Rev. Sergio Mena, from associate pastor of St. Jerome Parish, West Lunt Avenue, to pastor of Our Lady of Charity Parish, Cicero.

Rev. Rene Mena Beltran, from pastor of St. Paul Parish, Chicago Heights, to pastor of St. Gall Parish, South Sawyer Avenue.

Rev. Michael Nacius, from pastor of Infant Jesus of Prague Parish, Flossmoor, to pastor of St. Mary Parish, Lake Forest.

Rev. Mariusz Nawalaniec, from administrator of St. Mary, Queen of Apostles Parish, Riverdale, to pastor of St. Albert the Great Parish, Burbank.

Rev. Matthew Nemchausky, from associate pastor of Most Holy Redeemer Parish, Evergreen Park, to pastor of Mater Christi Parish, North Riverside.

Rev. Edward Panek, from administrator of St. Raymond De Penafort Parish, Mount Prospect, to pastor of same.

Rev. David Pavlik, to pastor of Our Lady of Knock Parish, Calumet City, while retaining duties as pastor of St. Victor Parish, Calumet City.

Rev. Mario Pereira, S.F.X., to pastor of St. Isaac Jogues Parish, Niles.

Rev. James Presta, from instructor at Mundelein Seminary, to pastor of St. Emily Parish, Mount Prospect.

Rev. Gosbert Rwezahura, from associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Wilmette, to pastor of St. Mary, Queen of Apostles Parish, Riverdale.

Very Rev. Gregory Sakowicz, from pastor of St. Mary Parish, Evanston, to rector of Holy Name Cathedral, North Wabash Avenue.

Rev. Mariusz Stefanowski, from associate pastor of Notre Dame De Chicago Parish, West Harrison Street, to pastor of St. Monica Parish, North Nottingham Avenue.

Rev. Paul Stein, from administrator of St. Catherine Laboure Parish, Glenview, to pastor of St. Frances of Rome Parish, South 59th Court.

Rev. Stanley Stuglik, from associate pastor of St. Patricia Parish, Hickory Hills, to pastor of St. Louis De Montfort Parish, Oak Lawn.

Rev. Joseph Tito, from pastor of Holy Innocents Parish, North Armour Street, to pastor of St. Nicholas Parish, Evanston.

Rev. Felipe Vaglienty, from pastor of St. Ann Parish, South Leavitt Street, to pastor of St. Pancratius Parish, South Sacramento Avenue.

Rev. Tirso Villaverde, from pastor of St. Thomas of Canterbury Parish, North Kenmore Avenue, to pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish, West Chase Avenue.

Rev. James Wallace, from associate pastor of Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish, Park Ridge, to pastor of St. Juliana Parish, North Osceola Avenue.

Rev. Luke Winkelmann, from associate pastor of St. John Vianney Parish, Northlake, to pastor of same.

Rev. Jacek Wrona, from rector of Bishop Abramowicz Seminary, North Wabash Avenue, to pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Palos Hills.

Rev. Michael Zoufal, from pastor of St. Albert the Great Parish, Burbank, to pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Round Lake.

Rev. Michael Knotek, from resident of St. Domitilla Parish, Hillside, to administrator of St. Stephen King of Hungary Parish, West Augusta Boulevard, while retaining duties as executive secretary of the Priests’ Placement Board.

Rev. James Merold, from administrator of St. Bede Parish, Ingleside, to administrator of St. Patrick Parish, Wadsworth.

Rev. Aidan O’Boyle, from associate pastor of St. Mary of the Woods, North Moselle Avenue, to administrator of the same, effective immediately.

Rev. Dennis O’Neill, to administrator of St. John Brebeuf Parish, Niles, while retaining duties as pastor of St. Martha Parish, Morton Grove, effective from June 6 until Dec. 6.

Rev. Stipe Renic, O.F.M., to administrator of Santa Lucia–Santa Maria Incoronata Parish, South Wells Street, while retaining duties as associate pastor of St. Jerome Croatian Parish, South Princeton Avenue, effective immediately.

Rev. Edgar Rodriguez, from associate pastor of Christ the King Parish, South Hamilton Avenue, to administrator of St. Barbara Parish, Brookfield.

Rev. Idzi Stacherczak, from pastor of St. Priscilla Parish, West Addison Street, to administrative coordinator of St. Symphorosa Parish, South Austin Avenue.

Rev. Dennis Stafford, from associate pastor of St. Theresa Parish, Palatine, to administrator of St. Catherine of Siena- St. Lucy Parish, Oak Park.

Rev. Geofrey Andama, from associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, West Talcott Avenue, to associate pastor of St. Michael Parish, Orland Park.

Rev. Pawel Barwikowski, to associate pastor of St. Andrew Parish, North Paulina Street.

Rev. James Beath, from associate pastor of St. Edward Parish, West Sunnyside Avenue, to associate pastor of St. Albert the Great Parish, Burbank.

Rev. Thomas Bishop, from associate pastor of St. Anne Parish, Barrington, to associate pastor of St. Theresa Parish, Palatine.

Rev. Matthew Bozovsky, from associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Libertyville, to associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Wilmette.

Rev. Jose Careaga, from associate pastor of Our Lady of Charity Parish, Cicero, to associate pastor of St. Paul Parish, West 22nd Place.

Rev. Dominic Clemente Jr., to associate pastor of St. Edward Parish, West Sunnyside Avenue.

Rev. Miguel Flores, to associate pastor of St. Michael Parish, Orland Park.

Rev. Msgr. Peter Galek, from pastor of St. Colette Parish, Rolling Meadows, to associate pastor of St. Zachary Parish, Des Plaines.

Rev. Paul Guzman, from associate pastor of St. Damian Parish, Oak Forest, to associate pastor of Most Holy Redeemer Parish, Evergreen Park.

Rev. Dominic Vinh Ha, to associate pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, North Ashland Avenue.

Rev. Kevin Hays, from director of Casa Jesus, North Wabash Avenue, to associate pastor of Notre Dame de Chicago Parish, West Harrison Street.

Rev. Derek Ho, from associate pastor of St. Celestine Parish, Elmwood Park, to associate pastor of St. James Parish, Arlington Heights.

Rev. Christopher Kituli, from associate pastor of St. Daniel the Prophet Parish, South Natoma Avenue, to associate pastor of Queen of Martyrs Parish, Evergreen Park.

Rev. Matthew Litak, to associate pastor of Christ the King Parish, South Hamilton Avenue.

Rev. Grzegorz Lorens, from associate pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Streamwood, to associate pastor of St. Pascal Parish, North Melvina Avenue.

Rev. Augustine Mahonge, from associate pastor of St. Zachary Parish, Des Plaines, to associate pastor of St. Barnabas Parish, South Longwood Drive.

Rev. Alejandro Marca Mansilla, from associate pastor of St. Agnes of Bohemia Parish, South Central Park Avenue, to associate pastor of St. Odilo Parish, Berwyn.

Rev. Wojciech Oleksy, from associate pastor of St. Josaphat Parish, North Southport Avenue, to associate pastor of St. Albert the Great Parish, Burbank.

Rev. Phillip Owen, from associate pastor of St. Cajetan Parish, West 112th Street, to associate pastor of St. John Vianney Parish, Northlake.

Rev. Manuel Padilla, from associate pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, North Ashland Avenue, to associate pastor of the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Des Plaines.

Rev. Nathaniel Payne, from associate pastor of St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish, Mundelein, to associate pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Streamwood.

Rev. Rafal Stecz, from associate pastor of St. Pascal Parish, North Melvina Avenue, to associate pastor of St. Emily Parish, Mount Prospect.

Rev. Marcin Szczypula, from associate pastor of St. Albert the Great Parish, Burbank, to associate pastor of Transfiguration Parish, Wauconda.

Rev. Michael Trail, to associate pastor of St. Damian Parish, Oak Forest.

Rev. Alejandro Marca Mansilla, incardinated on May 27, serving as associate pastor of St. Agnes of Bohemia Parish, South Central Park Avenue, until June 30.

Rev. Pius Kokose, incardinated on March 22, serving as administrator of St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr, Posen.

Rev. Francisco Ortega Muñoz, incardinated on March 22, serving as administrator of Sacred Heart Parish, Melrose Park.

Rev. Thomas Refermat, from pastor of St. John Vianney Parish, Northlake, to Archbishop’s Delegate for Extern and International Priests.

Rev. Ronald Lewinski, from Archbishop’s Delegate for Parish Transformation, to co-director of the Department of Parish Vitality and Mission, effective May 2.

Rev. Peter Wojcik, from director of the Office of Catechesis and Youth Ministry, to codirector of the Department of Parish Vitality and Mission, effective May 2.

Rev. Bradley Zamora, from temporary director of liturgy of Mundelein Seminary to full-time director of the same, while retaining duties as associate pastor of Holy Name Cathedral, effective April 22.

Rev. Roberto Mercado, Jr., from associate pastor of St. George Parish, Tinley Park, to associate director of the Office of the Deaf and associate pastor of Notre Dame de Chicago Parish, West Harrison Street.

Rev. Alejandro Garrido, as resident of St. Anthony Parish, Cicero, effective immediately.

Rev. Msgr. Richard Hynes, from resident of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, West 37th Street, to St. Benedict Parish, West Irving Park Road, effective immediately.

Rev. Stephen Lesniewski, from associate pastor of St. Genevieve Parish, West Altgeld Street, to resident of St. Nicholas of Tolentine Parish, West 62nd Street, effective immediately.

Rev. James O’Brien, from resident of St. Monica Parish, North Nottingham Avenue, to St. Eugene Parish, West Foster Avenue, effective immediately.

Rev. Brian Simpson, from administrator of St. Colette Parish, Rolling Meadows, to retire after 44 years of service to the church.

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