Diocesan Assignments

Diocesan Assignments

PASTOR
Rev. Raymond P. Roden, from spiritual director of Cathedral Seminary House of Formation Residence, Douglaston, to pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows, Corona, effective June 30, 2015.

PAROCHIAL VICAR
Rev. Thomas Shepanzyk, from parochial vicar of St. Pancras, Glendale, to parochial vicar of Holy Cross, Maspeth, effective Jan. 31, 2015.

Rev. Marcin A. Mioduszewski, from parochial vicar of Holy Cross, Maspeth, to parochial vicar of St. Pancras, Glendale, effective Jan. 31, 2015.

RETIRED
Rev. Msgr. John J. Strynkowski, from rector of St. James Cathedral Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn, to senior priest status, and to private residence, effective Jan. 31, 2015.

Rev. Msgr. Thomas J. Healy, from pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows, Corona, to senior priest status, and pastor emeritus of Our Lady of Sorrows, Corona, effective June 30, 2015.

INCARDINATED
Rev. Thaddeus J. Abraham, parochial vicar of St. Sebastian, Woodside, effective Dec. 18.

Rev. Robert A. Ambalathingal, administrator of St. Pius V, Jamaica, effective Dec. 18.

Rev. Walter G. Lawson, parochial vicar of Our Lady of Sorrows, Corona, effective Dec. 18.

Rev. Saint Martin Estiverne, hospital chaplain, Queens Hospital Center, Jamaica, and SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Flatbush, effective Dec. 18.

RESIDENCE
Rev. Edward A. Cassar, to remain in residence at Our Lady of Grace, Gravesend, while remaining in senior priest status, effective Jan. 31, 2015.

NON-INCARDINATED
Rev. Mark Itua, from residence at St. Matthew, Crown Heights, while attending classes at St. John’s University, Jamaica, to leave the Diocese of Brooklyn, to ministry in Buffalo, N.Y., effective Dec. 28.

Rev. Jean O. Pierre, to residence at Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Jamaica, while attending classes at St. John’s University, Jamaica, effective Dec. 1.

Rev. Bartholomew Okonkwo, from chaplain of Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, to leave the Diocese of Brooklyn, effective Dec. 30. Rev. Jean S. Bruno, to chaplain of Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, and to residence at Our Lady of the Snows, North Floral Park, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Rev. Silvio Ortiz, from parochial vicar of Blessed Sacrament, Cypress Hills, to return to his home diocese in the Dominican Republic, effective Nov. 1, and to parochial vicar of St. Agatha, Sunset Park, effective Jan. 31, 2015.

RELIGIOUS ORDER
Rev. Raynolds Basilious, O.C.D., to temporary ministry at Holy Family, Flushing, effective Dec. 15, and to parochial vicar of Blessed Trinity, Rockaway Point, effective Jan. 31, 2015.

Rev. Sijo M. George, C.M.I., from parochial vicar at St. Agatha, Sunset Park, to parochial vicar of St. Rosalia-Regina Pacis, Bensonhurst, effective Jan. 31, 2015.

Rev. Joseph Larose, S.M.M., to residence at the Immaculate Conception Monastery, Jamaica, while attending classes at St. John’s University, Jamaica, effective Nov. 1.

Rev. Robertus Mirsel, S.V.D., to residence at Our Lady of the Angelus, Rego Park, while ministering with the Society of the Divine Word, effective Dec. 1.

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT
Rev. Peter J. Purpura, from post-ordination studies, to rector of St. James Cathedral Basilica, Downtown Brooklyn, effective Jan. 31, 2015.

Very Rev. Patrick J. Keating, to Chief of Staff for Catholic Charities, while remaining Associate Vicar for Human Services, CEO of Catholic Migration Services, Chaplain of the Catholic Lawyers Guild for Kings County, and in Post-Ordination Studies, effective Jan. 1, 2015.

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