Diocesan Assignments

Diocesan Assignments – December 21, 2019

PASTOR

Rev. Christopher J. Turczany, from administrator to pastor of St. Mary, Long Island City, effective Dec. 8.

Reverend Michael L. Gelfant, from pastor of St. Finbar, Bath Beach, to pastor of Blessed Trinity, Rockaway Point, while remaining Deputy Chief Chaplain for the MTA, Diocesan Liaison for the Knights of Columbus and Associate State Chaplain for the Knights of Columbus, effective Jan. 31, 2020.

Rev. Nixon Jean-Francois, from administrator to pastor of SS. Joachim and Anne, Queens Village, effective Nov. 23.

ADMINISTRATOR

Rev. Peter Penton, from parochial vicar of St. Luke, Whitestone, to administrator of St. Finbar, Bath Beach, effective Jan. 31, 2020.

PASTOR (RELIGIOUS ORDER)

Rev. Raphael Zwolenkiewicz, O.F.M., Conv., from administrator to pastor of Most Holy Trinity – St. Mary, Williamsburg, effective Dec. 1.

Rev. Vincent Nguyen, C.S.J.B., to pastor of St. John Vianney, Flushing, effective Dec. 20.

PAROCHIAL VICAR

Rev. Peter J. Rayder, from pastor of Blessed Trinity, Rockaway Point, to parochial vicar of American Martyrs, Bayside, effective Jan. 31, 2020.

Rev. Joseph M. Zwosta, to parochial vicar of St. Luke, Whitestone, while remaining in post ordination studies, and the newly appointed associate vicar for ecumenical and inter-religious affairs, effective Nov. 1.

Rev. Thomas F. Brosnan, from parochial vicar of St. Augustine, Park Slope, to parochial vicar of St. Sebastian, Woodside, effective Dec. 1.

Rev. Raynolds Basilious, from parochial vicar of Blessed Trinity, Rockaway Point, to parochial vicar of Incarnation, Queens Village, effective January 31, 2020.

RETIRED

Rev. William J. Rueger, from pastor of St. Francis Xavier, Park Slope, and from Administrator of St. Augustine, Park Slope, and from dean of Brooklyn Deanery 4, to senior priest status, effective Jan. 31, 2020.

Rev. Msgr. Kevin B. Noone, from pastor of Our Lady of Angels, Bay Ridge, to senior priest status, and to residence at St. Mel, Flushing, effective June 30, 2020.

Rev. Peter A. Mahoney, to senior active priest status, and to ministry with Catholic Charities, while remaining in residence at St. Paul and St. Agnes, Cobble Hill, effective Nov. 1.

RELEASED FROM DIOCESAN ASSIGNMENT

Rev. Frederick Cintron, from parochial vicar of St. Anselm, Bay Ridge, and from ministry at the Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn, to released from diocesan assignment, ministering outside Brooklyn, in the Archdiocese of New York as prison chaplain at Rikers Island in the Bronx, effective Nov. 18.

RESIDENCE

Rev. Philip J. Pizzo, from residence at St. Benedict Joseph Labre, Richmond Hill, to residence at the Bishop Mugavero Residence for Senior Priests, Douglaston, while remaining in senior priest status, effective Oct. 1.

Rev. Anthony F. Rosado, to residence at Transfiguration – St. Stanislaus Kostka, Maspeth, effective Oct. 4.

Rev. Charles J. Matonti, from residence at St. Columba, Marine Park, to private residence, while remaining in senior priest status, effective Nov. 1.

Rev. Angelo Pezzullo, from residence at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr, Ozone Park, to private residence, effective Oct. 1.

Rev. Christopher J. Bethge, from parochial vicar of Incarnation, Queens Village, to residence at Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary, Elmhurst, while remaining associate director for vocations and part-time faculty member of Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary, Elmhurst, effective January 31, 2020.

NON-INCARDINATED

Rev. Carlos J. Borgos, to parochial vicar of Holy Child Jesus, Richmond Hill and to parochial vicar of St. Benedict Joseph Labre, Richmond Hill, effective Nov. 1.

Rev. Nathaniel E. Ajuluchukwu, to residence at St. Gerard Majella, Hollis, while attending classes at St. John’s University, Jamaica, effective Oct. 25.

Rev. Jude C. Zimoha, to doctoral studies at St John’s University, Jamaica, while remaining parochial vicar of St. Elizabeth, Ozone Park, effective Nov. 1.

Rev. Gyou Deok Park, from president of the Korean Newspaper “Peace Times Weekly” to leave the Diocese of Brooklyn, effective Sept. 1.

Rev. Je Hyong Gabriel Cho, to president of the Korean Newspaper “Peace Times Weekly”, effective Sept.1.

Rev. Sangbin Lee, to part-time chaplain of the Newman Center at Queensborough Community College, Bayside, while remaining parochial vicar of Sacred Heart, Bayside, effective Nov. 1.

Rev. Louismary Ocha, from summer ministry at St. Joan of Arc, Jackson Heights, to parochial vicar of St. Clare, Rosedale, effective Oct. 5.

Rev. Ngozi Osuji, from residence at St. Augustine, Park Slope, to residence at Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary and St. Stephen, Carroll Gardens, while remaining prison chaplain at the Metropolitan Detention Center, Brooklyn, effective Dec. 1.

Rev. Jose M. B. Legaspi, from parochial vicar of St. Francis de Sales, Belle Harbor, to leave the Diocese of Brooklyn, effective Dec. 31.

RELIGIOUS

Most Rev. Alfonso Cabezas, C.M., to coordinator of ministry to the Colombian Immigrants, while remaining in retirement, effective Nov. 1.

Rev. Petrus Pitol, C.S., to parochial vicar of St. Joseph Patron of the Universal Church, Bushwick, effective Sept. 17.

Rev. John Muthengi, C.P., to residence at the Passionist Residence in the Immaculate Conception Monastery, Jamaica, while ministering as the new director of Passionists International, and representative of the Passionists at the United Nations, effective Sept. 15.

Rev. Michele Vricella, O.F.M., Cap., to parochial vicar of Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Annunciation, Williamsburg, effective Dec. 3.

Rev. Patrick Nwachukwu, S.D.V., to parochial vicar of Our Lady of Solace, Coney Island, while remaining part-time chaplain of SS. Joachim and Anne Nursing Home Coney Island, effective Dec. 1.

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT

Very Rev. Michael J. Lynch, to vicar for ecumenical and inter-religious affairs, while remaining pastor of Our Lady of the Cenacle, Richmond Hill, effective Oct. 1.

Rev. Salvatore J. Amato, to part-time chaplain of Ozanam Hall Nursing Home, Bayside, while remaining in senior priest status, effective Nov. 1.

Rev. Edward P. Doran, to part-time chaplain for the Newman Centers at Queensborough Community College, Bayside, and Queens College, Flushing, effective Nov. 1.

Very Rev. Joseph M. Zwosta, to associate vicar for ecumenical and inter-religious affairs, while remaining in post ordination studies, and the newly appointed parochial vicar of St. Luke, Whitestone, effective Oct. 1.

DEACON

Deacon Vincent A. Lino, to part-time ministry at Our Lady of the Skies Chapel, Jamaica, while remaining deacon of St. Anastasia, Douglaston, effective Nov. 1.

Deacon Dante Colandrea, to move to the Diocese of Rockville Centre, while remaining in retired status, effective Sept. 1.

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