Thursday, August 11 2022

Bishop Zubik announces the following clergy appointments:

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT

The Reverend Philip N. Farrell from the Administrator of Saint Ferdinand, Cranberry, Holy Redeemer, Ellwood City, and Saint Gregory, Zelienople to the Regional Vicar of the Northern Vicariate of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, effective Friday, July 1, 2022. Father Farrell is under house arrest at the All Saints Parish, Butler/Center/Lyndora/Meridian (site of St. Peter’s Church).

PASTORS

The Reverend Timothy X. Deely from the administrator of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bellevue, Sacred Heart, Emsworth, Saint John Neumann, Franklin Park, to the pastor of the new parish Regina Coeli, Bellevue/Emsworth/Franklin Park, for a term of six (6) years from Friday July 1, 2022.

The Reverend John F. Donahue from the administrator of the Good Samaritan, Ambridge, Saint John the Baptist, Baden, Our Lady of Peace, Conway, and of Saints John and Paul, Franklin Park, to the pastor of the new parish of Saint Luke the Evangelist, Ambridge/Baden /Conway /Franklin Park, for a term of six (6) years beginning Friday, July 1, 2022.

The Reverend James A. Wehner from Rector/President of Notre Dame Seminary, New Orleans, Louisiana, to the Pastor of the new Divine Grace Parish, Cranberry/Ellwood City/Zelianople, for a term of six (6) years beginning Friday, July 1, 2022.

ADMINISTRATOR

The Reverend Thomas J. Gramc from Parish Vicar of Saint Michael the Archangel Parish, Mount Lebanon, Scott Township to Administrator of Parishes within the Bloomfield/Garfield/Lawrenceville Consortium, namely Saint Maria Goretti Parish, Bloomfield/Friendship/Garfield and Our Lady of the Angels, Lawrenceville, beginning Friday, July 1, 2022.

SENIOR PRIEST

The Reverend John P. Gallagher from Senior Priest of Saint Ferdinand, Cranberry, Holy Redeemer, Ellwood City, and Saint Gregory, Zelienople to Senior Priest of the new Divine Grace Parish, Cranberry/Ellwood City/Zelienople, effective Friday, July 1, 2022.

PRINCIPAL PARISH VICARIES

The Reverend Patrick C. Barkey from Senior Parochial Vicar at Saint Aidan Parish, Wexford to Senior Parochial Vicar at Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, Clairton/Jefferson Hills/West Mifflin, effective Friday, July 1, 2022.

The Reverend John J. Batykefer from the Senior Parochial Vicar of the Good Samaritan, Ambridge, St. John the Baptist, Baden, Our Lady of Peace, Conway, and Saints John and Paul, Franklin Park, to the Senior Parochial Vicar of the New St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, Ambridge / Baden /Conway/Franklin Park, effective Friday July 1, 2022.

The Reverend Kenneth E. Kezmarsky from Senior Parochial Vicar at Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, Clairton/Jefferson Hills/Pleasant Hills/West Mifflin to Senior Parochial Vicar at Saint Joseph the Worker Parish, Braddock/Churchill/Forest Hills/Swissvale/Wilmerding, effective Friday July 1, 2022.

The Reverend Mark L. Thomas from Senior Parish Vicar of Saint Ferdinand, Cranberry, Holy Redeemer, Ellwood City, and Saint Gregory, Zelienople to Senior Parish Vicar of the new Divine Grace Parish, Cranberry/Ellwood City/Zelienople, effective Friday, July 1, 2022.

RETIREMENT WITH ASSIGNMENT

The Reverend Richard J. Thompson from retiree to retiree with an assignment as Senior Parochial Vicar at All Saints Parish, Butler/Center/Lyndora/Meridian, effective Friday, July 1, 2022.

PARISH VICARIES

The Reverend Jeffrey M. Craig from the Parish Vicar of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bellevue, Sacred Heart, Emsworth, Saint John Neumann, Franklin Park, to the Parish Vicar of the New Parish Regina Coeli, Bellevue/Emsworth/Franklin Park, effective Friday, July 1 2022 .

The Reverend David J. Egan from the Parish Vicar of Saint Ferdinand, Cranberry, Holy Redeemer, Ellwood City, and Saint Gregory, Zelienople to the Parish Vicar of the new Divine Grace Parish, Cranberry/Ellwood City/Zelienople, effective Friday, July 1, 2022.

The Reverend Michael J. Roche from the Parish Vicar of the Good Samaritan, Ambridge, Saint John the Baptist, Baden, Our Lady of Peace, Conway, and Saints John and Paul, Franklin Park, to the Parish Vicar of the New Parish of Saint Luke the Evangelist, Ambridge/Baden/ Conway/Franklin Park, beginning Friday, July 1, 2022.

During the presentation of the Most Reverend Robert Marva, OFM, Cap., Provincial Minister, the Reverend Jonathan Ulrick, OFM, Cap. is renamed Parish Vicar of the parishes of the Bloomfield/Garfield/Lawrenceville cluster, namely Saint Maria Goretti Parish, Bloomfield/Friendship/Garfield and Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Lawrenceville, effective Friday, July 1, 2022.

The Reverend Daniel R. Waruszewski from Parish Vicar at All Saints Parish, Butler/Center/Lyndora/Meridian to Parish Vicar at Saint Aidan Parish, Wexford, effective Friday 1 July 2022.

PARISH CHAPLAIN

The Reverend Joseph A. Carr from the parish chaplain of the Good Samaritan, Ambridge, Saint John the Baptist, Baden, Our Lady of Peace, Conway, and Saints John and Paul, Franklin Park, to the parish chaplain of the new parish Saint Luke the Evangelist, Ambridge / Baden / Conway /Franklin Park, effective Friday, July 1, 2022.

CHAPLAINS

The Reverend Joel I. Barstadof the Ruthenian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Protection of Mary of Phoenix, is relieved of his assignment as chaplain to the Courage Chapter of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, effective June 1, 2022. He will return to the Holy Protection of Mary Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Phoenix.

The Reverend Adam C. Potterat his request, is appointed chaplain of the Courage Chapter of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, effective June 1, 2022. Potter remains Parish Vicar of Mary, Mother of God Parish, McKeesport/North Versailles/Versailles/White Oak and part-time chaplain at Serra Catholic high school.

The Reverend Jinjo Kim is appointed chaplain of the Korean Catholic community, effective April 25, 2022.

During the presentation of the Very Reverend Michael Darcy, CO, Provost of the Congregation of the Oratory of Saint-Philippe Néri, the Reverend Thomas Skamai, COis appointed Catholic Patient Chaplain at Saint Margaret’s Hospital, Aspinwall, effective 1 July 2022.

PART-TIME HOSPITAL CHAPLAIN/PARISH VICAR

The Reverend Jeremy J. Mohler from Parish Vicar at Saint Joseph the Worker Parish, Braddock/Churchill/Forest Hills/Swissvale/Wilmerding to Hospital Chaplain for Catholic patients at UPMC East and Forbes Regional Hospitals and part-time Parish Vicar at Christ the Divine Shepherd Parish, Monroeville /Penn Hills, beginning Friday, July 1, 2022.

AUTHORIZED LEAVE

At his request, the resignation of Most Reverend John B. Gizler, IIIas Regional Vicar of the Northern Vicariate of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, has been accepted, effective Friday, July 1, 2022. At the same time, Fr. Gizler has been granted permission to begin health leave.

DEACONS

The following deacons have been assigned to the ministry of the sacraments and the ministry of the word in the following parishes:

Deacon Thomas E. Boucek of the Good Samaritan, Ambridge, Saint John the Baptist, Baden, Our Lady of Peace, Conway, and Saints John and Paul, Franklin Park, to the new Parish of Saint Luke the Evangelist, Ambridge/Baden/Conway/Franklin Park, to effective Friday, July 1, 2022. Additionally, he is responsible for assisting in the ministry of Service and Charity in the newly created parish.

Deacon Richard J. Caruso from the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bellevue, Sacred Heart, Emsworth, Saint John Neumann, Franklin Park, to the new Regina Coeli Parish, Bellevue/Emsworth/Franklin Park, effective Friday, July 1, 2022. In addition, he is responsible for assisting in the ministry of Service and Charity in the newly created parish and continuing as spiritual director of the local chapter of EnCourage.

Deacon Anthony J. Giordano from Good Samaritan, Ambridge, Saint John the Baptist, Baden, Our Lady of Peace, Conway, and Saints John and Paul, Franklin Park, to the new Parish of Saint Luke the Evangelist, Ambridge/Baden/Conway/Franklin Park, beginning at Friday, July 1, 2022. Additionally, Deacon Giordano will continue his mission in the Ministry of Service and Charity as Associate Episcopal Master of Ceremonies to the Diocesan Bishop.

Deacon Jeffrey J. Ludwikowski of Saint Ferdinand, Cranberry, Holy Redeemer, Ellwood City, and Saint Gregory, Zelienople to the new Divine Grace Parish, Cranberry/Ellwood City/Zelinople, beginning Friday, July 1, 2022. Additionally, he is assigned to assist in the Ministry Service and Charity in the newly created parish.

Deacon James R. Olson of the Good Samaritan, Ambridge, Saint John the Baptist, Baden, Our Lady of Peace, Conway, and Saints John and Paul, Franklin Park, to the new Saint Luke the Evangelist Parish, Ambridge/Baden/Conway/Franklin Park, to effective Friday, July 1, 2022. Additionally, Deacon Olson will continue his assignment in the Ministry of Service and Charity at Heritage Valley Hospital in Sewickley.

Deacon William R. Palamara, Jr. from the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bellevue, Sacred Heart, Emsworth, Saint John Neumann, Franklin Park, to the new Regina Coeli Parish, Bellevue/Emsworth/Franklin Park, effective Friday, July 1, 2022. In addition, Deacon Palamara will continue his ministry of Service and Charity, tasked with assisting in the diaconate office of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Deacon Donald C. Pepe of Saint Ferdinand, Cranberry, Holy Redeemer, Ellwood City, and Saint Gregory, Zelienople to the new Divine Grace Parish, Cranberry/Ellwood City/Zelinople, beginning Friday, July 1, 2022. Additionally, he is assigned to assist in the Ministry Service and Charity in the newly created parish.

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