Diocesan Assignments

Diocesan Assignments: Dec. 23 – 30, 2017

PASTOR

Rev. James A. Kuroly from administrator to pastor of St. Rose of Lima, Rockaway Beach, while remaining spiritual director of the Jornada Movement, and chaplain of Youth and Young Adult Ministry, effective Dec. 9.

ADMINISTRATOR

Rev. Thomas F. Brosnan, to administrator of Our Lady of Refuge, Flatbush, while remaining pastor of Holy Innocents, Flatbush, effective Jan. 31, 2018.

ADMINISTRATOR NON-INCARDINATED

Rev. Vedran Kirincic, from parochial vicar to administrator of Most Precious Blood, Long Island City, while remaining coordinator of ministry to the Croatian immigrants, effective Jan. 31, 2018.

ADMINISTRATOR (RELIGIOUS ORDER)

Rev. Brendan P. Buckley, O.F.M. Cap., to administrator of St. Michael-St. Malachy, East New York, effective Dec. 4.

TEMPORARY ADMINISTRATOR

Rev. John Tino, from parochial vicar of St. Elizabeth, Ozone Park, and from parochial vicar to temporary administrator of St. Benedict Joseph Labre, Richmond Hill, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

PAROCHIAL VICAR

Rev. Michael J. McHugh, from residence at St. Stanislaus Kostka, Maspeth, to parochial vicar of St. Brendan, Midwood, effective Dec. 1.

Rev. Joseph F. Wilson, from residence at St. Stanislaus Kostka, Maspeth, to parochial vicar of St. Margaret, Middle Village, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Rev. Mark G. Simmons, from chaplain of St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, to parochial vicar of Good Shepherd, Marine Park, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

PAROCHIAL VICAR (RELIGIOUS ORDER)

Rev. Tiancang Zheng, C.S.J.B., to parochial vicar of St. John Vianney, Flushing, effective Nov. 1.

RETIRED

Rev. Philip J. Pizzo, from pastor of St. Benedict Joseph Labre, Richmond Hill, to senior priest status, while remaining in residence at St. Benedict Joseph Labre, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Rev. William F. Krlis, from pastor of Most Precious Blood, Long Island City, to senior priest status, while remaining in residence at Most Precious Blood, effective Jan. 31, 2018.

SABBATICAL

Rev. Msgr. Kieran E. Harrington, to sabbatical leave, while remaining rector of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, vicar for communications, director of governmental affairs, and director of DeSales Media Group, Inc., effective Jan. 1, 2018.

RESIDENCE

Rev. William A. Smith, from residence at Corpus Christi, Woodside, to residence at the Bishop Mugavero Residence for Senior Priests, Douglaston, while remaining in senior priest status, effective Nov. 1.

NON-INCARDINATED

Rev. Luis G. Medina, to parochial vicar of St. Bartholomew, Elmhurst, effective Oct. 1.

Rev. Francis S. Rosario, from parochial vicar of St. Rosalia-Regina Pacis, Dyker Heights, to parochial vicar of Queen of Angels, Sunnyside, and parochial vicar and residence at St. Bartholomew, Elmhurst, effective Nov. 1.

Rev. Romel P. Peñafiel, to coordinator of ministry to Ecuadorian immigrants, while remaining parochial vicar of Blessed Sacrament, Jackson Heights, effective Dec. 1.

Rev. Benjamin Madu, to residence at St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Jamaica, while attending classes at St. John’s University, Jamaica, effective Oct. 20.

Rev. Alexandre R. Morard, to residence at Divine Mercy, Williamsburg, while remaining in ministry with Heart’s Home USA, effective Sept. 11.

Rev. Paul Anel, to residence at Divine Mercy, Williamsburg, while remaining in ministry with Heart’s Home USA, effective Sept. 11.

Rev. Raynald Nacino, from parochial vicar of Our Lady of the Snows, North Floral Park, to ministry in the Diocese of Charleston, N.C., effective Dec. 22.

Rev. Verghese Pathrose Poonoly, to parochial vicar of St. Patrick, Bay Ridge, effective Oct. 1.

RELIGIOUS ORDER

Rev. Michael Sevigny, O.F.M. Cap., from pastor of St. Michael-St. Malachy, East New York, and from dean of Deanery Brooklyn 6, to return to his order, effective Dec. 4.

Rev. William H. Tarraza, O.F.M. Cap., from parochial vicar of St. Michael-St. Malachy, East New York, to ministry in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, effective Dec. 11.

Rev. Hongchul Bahn, O.F.M., Conv., to residence and to assist in priestly ministry to the Korean Community at the parish of St. Adalbert, Elmhurst, effective Dec. 1.

Rev. Edmundo O. Molina, C.Ss.R., from parochial vicar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sunset Park, to return to his order, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Rev. Charles McDonald, C.Ss.R., from parochial vicar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sunset Park, to return to his order, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Rev. Humberto A. Bravo, S.D.B., from parochial vicar of St. Bartholomew, Elmhurst, to return to his order, effective Dec. 31.

Rev. Lazaro Nuñez, F.M.A.P., from parochial vicar of St. Teresa of Avila, Prospect Heights, to parochial vicar of St. Martin of Tours, Bushwick, effective Jan. 31, 2018.

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT

Rev. Christopher R. Heanue, to coordinator of ministry to Irish immigrants, while remaining administrator of Holy Child Jesus, Richmond Hill, effective Nov. 3.

Rev. Joseph L. Cunningham, to short-term ministry to St. Joan of Arc, Jackson Heights, while remaining in senior priest status, and while remaining in residence at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Forest Hills, effective Oct. 1.

Rev. Ralph Edel, from parochial vicar of St. Margaret, Middle Village, to chaplain of St. Francis Prep, Fresh Meadows, and to residence at Holy Family, Fresh Meadows, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

DEACON IN TRANSITION

Rev. Mr. Jose B. Diaz, to deacon in transition and weekend assignment to St. Leo, Corona, effective Nov. 4.

Rev. Mr. Joseph Dutan, to deacon in transition and weekend assignment to St. Paul the Apostle, Corona, effective Nov. 4.

Rev. Mr. Patrick Dorelus, to deacon in transition, while continuing studies in Rome, effective Sept. 28.

Rev. Mr. Przemyaslaw Bak, to deacon in transition at Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary-St. Stephen, Carroll Gardens, effective Dec. 1.

DEACON

Deacon Felix Mejia, from deacon of St. Rita, East New York, to released from diocesan assignment, to move to the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Fla., effective Nov. 6.

Deacon William McNamara, excardinated to the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon, effective Nov. 25.

Deacon Gustavo Romano, to deacon of St. Joseph Patron of the Universal Church, Bushwick, effective Nov. 1.

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