Diocesan Assignments

Diocesan Assignments: April 5, 2017

PASTOR

Very Rev. Francis T. Shannon, from pastor of Blessed Sacrament, Cypress Hills, to pastor of St. Mary Star of the Sea and St. Gertrude, Far Rockaway, effective June 30.

Rev. Fulgencio Gutierrez, from pastor of St. Mary Star of the Sea and St. Gertrude, Far Rockaway, to pastor of SS. Peter and Paul, Williamsburg, effective June 30.

TEMPORARY ADMINISTRATOR

Rev. Dwayne D. Davis, to temporary administrator, while remaining parochial vicar of St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands, and while remaining part-time chaplain of Cristo Rey High School, Flatbush, effective Feb. 18.

PAROCHIAL VICAR

Rev. Charles P. Keeney, from chaplain of Long Island University, Brooklyn, and from associate campus minister to the vicar of higher education, and from sabbatical leave, to parochial vicar of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights, effective Jan. 31.

RETIRED

Rev. Vincent M. Daly, from pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, South Ozone Park, to senior priest status, effective June 30.

Rev. Martin R. Kull, from parochial vicar of St. Anselm, Bay Ridge, to senior priest status, while remaining in residence at St. Anselm, effective March 1.

RELEASED FROM DIOCESAN ASSIGNMENT

Rev. James J. Krische, from parochial vicar of St. Ephrem, Dyker Heights, to released from diocesan assignment to minister as chaplain on active military duty in the Army Reserve, effective June 30.

RESIDENCE

Rev. Jean-Pierre M. Ruiz, to residence at St. Francis of Assisi-St. Blaise, Crown Heights, while remaining released from diocesan assignment, effective Jan. 31.

NON-INCARDINATED

Rev. Msgr. Theophilus A. Joseph, from temporary residence at the Bishop Mugavero Residence for Senior Priests, Douglaston, to parochial vicar of St. Ephrem, Dyker Heights, while remaining in senior priest status, effective June 30.

Rev. Kieran Udeze, from parochial vicar of St. Fortunata, East New York, to parochial vicar of St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands, and to hospital chaplain of New York Community, and Mount Sinai-Beth Israel Hospitals, both Brooklyn, effective March 1.

Rev. Charles N. Ugwu, from chaplain of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, and from weekend ministry at New York Methodist Hospital, Park Slope, to ministry in Texas, effective Feb. 28.

Rev. David Daigle, to residence at St. Patrick, Bay Ridge, while remaining in ministry with the Archdiocese of the Military, USA, effective Feb. 16.

Rev. Jose Daniel Avila, to residence and ministry at Our Lady of Refuge, Flatbush, while attending E.S.L. classes, effective Jan. 31.

Rev. George Sears, from rector pro tempore and from vice rector and from dean of students, to rector of the Cathedral Seminary House of Formation, Douglaston, effective Jan. 31.

Rev. Glendino B. Ragsag, to parochial vicar of Our Lady of Hope, Middle Village, effective Jan. 31.

Rev. John B. Ephraim, from parochial vicar of St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands, and hospital chaplain, Brooklyn, to return to his home diocese in Ghana, effective Jan. 12.

Rev. Jose H. Guerra, from parochial vicar of St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights, to return to his home diocese in Colombia, effective March 19.

Rev. David Ahiahornu, from parochial vicar of Mary Queen of Heaven, Mill Basin, to ministry in the Diocese of Paterson, N.J., effective Jan. 31.

Rev. Lamartine Petit-Monsieur, from parochial vicar of St. Francis of Assisi-St. Blaise, Crown Heights, to parochial vicar of Our Lady of Refuge, Flatbush, effective Jan. 31.

Rev. Anthony Nwachukwu, from chaplain of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, and from residence at St. Mary Star of the Sea and St. Gertrude, Far Rockaway, to parochial vicar of St. Fortunata, East New York, effective March 1.

RELIGIOUS ORDER

Rev. Isaie Jean-Louis, C.S.S.P., from ministry at St. Teresa of Avila, Prospect Heights, to chaplain of SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, and weekend ministry at New York Methodist Hospital, Park Slope, while remaining in residence at St. Teresa of Avila, and while remaining in ministry at the Dr. Susan Smith McKinney Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Brooklyn, effective March 1.

Rev. Sijo M. George, C.M.I., from parochial vicar of St. Brendan, Midwood, to parochial vicar of SS. Simon and Jude, Gravesend, effective Jan 31.

Rev. Slawomir Szucki, C.M., to parochial vicar of SS. Cyril and Methodius, Greenpoint, effective on March 15.

Rev. Edwin Lozada, M.C.J.A., from parochial vicar of Our Lady of Fatima, East Elmhurst, to ministry in Rome, effective May 30.

Rev. Ricardo A. Perez, M.C.J.A., to parochial vicar of Our Lady of Fatima, East Elmhurst, effective May 31.

CHAPLAIN

Rev. Francis A. Colamaria, to chaplain of the United States Park Police (USPP), New York Region, while remaining pastor of St. Helen, Howard Beach, effective March 1.

Rev. Killick Pierrilus, to part-time chaplain of Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, Fort Greene, while remaining parochial vicar of St. Teresa of Avila, Prospect Heights, effective Jan 31.

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT

Rev. Charles P. Keeney, to diocesan director for Catholic Relief Services, while remaining parochial vicar of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights, effective Jan. 31.

Rev. John J. Costello, to weekend ministry at St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Jamaica, while remaining vice-rector of the Cathedral Seminary House of Formation, Douglaston, and while remaining director of Brooklyn seminarians, effective Jan. 31.

Rev. Luis F. Laverde, to spiritual director of “La Hermandad de Emaus,” while remaining pastor of St. Rita, East New York, effective March 1.

DEACON

Deacon Saviour Hili, from deacon of St. Francis of Assisi, Astoria, to retired status, effective May 1.

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