Diocesan Assignments

Diocesan Assignments – January 25, 2020

PASTOR

Rev. Raphael Munday Kukana, from administrator to pastor of St. Catherine of Genoa, East Flatbush, while remaining in ministry with Catholic Charities, effective December 22, 2019.

ADMINISTRATOR

Most Rev. Octavio Cisneros, to administrator of St. Benedict Joseph Labre, Richmond Hill, while remaining pastor of Holy Child Jesus, Richmond Hill, and auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn, and Vicar for Hispanic Concerns, effective December 1, 2019.

TEMPORARY ADMINISTRATOR

Rev. Msgr. Joseph R. Grimaldi, to temporary administrator of St. Francis Xavier, Park Slope, and St. Augustine, Park Slope, while remaining pastor of St. Bernard, Mill Basin, and Territorial Episcopal Vicar for Brooklyn, effective Jan. 31.

PAROCHIAL VICAR

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

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

Rev. Richard J. Bretone, from parochial vicar of St. Patrick, Fort Hamilton, to parochial vicar of St. Francis Xavier, Park Slope, while remaining chaplain of Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, effective Jan. 31.

INCARDINATED

Rev. Jorge Ortiz, incardinated, while remaining pastor of St. Brigid, Bushwick, and chaplain of Mission Adjentes, and coordinator of ministry to Mexican Immigrants, effective December 10, 2019.

RELEASED FROM DIOCESAN ASSIGNMENT

Rev. Msgr. Peter I. Vaccari, from rector of St. Joseph Seminary, Yonkers, to president-elect of the Catholic Welfare Association, New York, while remaining released from diocesan assignment, ministering outside Brooklyn, effective Jan. 1.

Rev. Msgr. Cuong M. Pham, to diocesan representative in Washington, D.C. in the Apostolic Nunciature, while remaining released from diocesan assignment, ministering outside Brooklyn, effective September 1, 2019.

RESIDENCE

Rev. Francisco Ares, to residence at St. Rita, New Lots, while remaining chaplain of Wyckoff Heights Hospital, Brooklyn, effective Jan. 31.

Rev. Jean G. Laguerre, to residence at St. Joseph, Astoria, while remaining chaplain of Mount Sinai of Queens Hospital, effective December 1, 2019.

Rev. Robert F. Barclay, from residence at St. Elizabeth, Ozone Park, to private residence, while remaining in senior priest status, effective December 1, 2019.

NON-INCARDINATED

Rev. Cesar E. Peña, from parochial vicar of St. Joseph, Astoria, to parochial vicar of Blessed Sacrament, Jackson Heights, effective Jan. 31.

Rev. Romel P. Peñafiel, from parochial vicar of Blessed Sacrament, Jackson Heights, to parochial vicar of St. Joseph, Astoria, effective Jan. 31.

Rev. Edvard Jeudy, to parochial vicar of St. Michael, Sunset Park, effective Jan. 12.

Rev. Tomasz Adamczyk, from parochial vicar of Our Lady of Mount Carmel – Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Williamsburg, to leave the Diocese of Brooklyn, effective November 30, 2019.

Rev. Chulhee Kim, from parochial vicar, to residence of St. Paul Chong Ha-sang, Flushing, effective Jan. 31.

RELIGIOUS

Very Rev. Paul J. Borowski, C.Ss.R., from residence in Brooklyn, to residence in Washington D.C., while remaining provincial superior, effective August 1, 2019.

Rev. Phuc Hong Cu, C.M., to residence at St. John’s University, while attending classes at St. John’s University, Jamaica, effective December 16, 2019.

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

Rev. Ericson A. De La Peña, O.F.M., Conv., to parochial vicar of St. Adalbert, Elmhurst, effective Feb. 2.

Rev. Jose A. Orellana, I.V.E., to spiritual director of the Cursillo Movement, while remaining administrator of St. Catharine of Alexandria, Borough Park, effective Dec. 1.

Rev. Robertus Mirsel, S.V.D., from residence at Our Lady of the Angelus, Rego Park, and from coordinator of ministry to the Indonesian immigrants, to leave the Diocese of Brooklyn, effective October 17, 2019.

Rev. Petrus Pitol, C.S., to coordinator of ministry to the Indonesian immigrants, while remaining parochial vicar of St. Joseph Patron of the Universal Church, Bushwick, effective Jan. 1.

Rev. Jose J. Parathanal, C.M.I., from parochial vicar of St. Mary Mother of Jesus, Bath Beach, to leave the Diocese of Brooklyn, effective December 31, 2019.

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT

Rev. Msgr. Steven J. Aguggia, from Judicial Vicar, to Chancellor of the Diocese of Brooklyn, while remaining in residence at St. Kevin, Auburndale, effective Jan. 31.

Rev. Robert B. Adamo, to dean of Brooklyn Deanery 9, while remaining pastor of St. Ephrem, Dyker Heights, effective June 30.

Rev. Frank W. Spacek, to dean of Brooklyn Deanery 4, while remaining pastor of St. Saviour, Park Slope, effective Jan 31.

Rev. Francis Asagba, from ministry at the Tribunal, to Judicial Vicar of the Diocese of Brooklyn, while remaining part-time parochial vicar of St. Francis of Assisi, Astoria, effective Jan. 31.

TRANSITIONAL DEACON

Rev. Mr. Nestor Martinez, to transitional deacon of Divine Mercy, Williamsburg, effective November 9, 2019.

Rev. Mr. Dragan Pušić, to transitional deacon of Most Precious Blood, Long Island City, effective November 9, 2019.

DEACON

Deacon Howard H. Fu, from deacon of St. John Vianney, Flushing, to move to Taiwan, effective December 1, 2019.

DEACON NON-INCARDINATED

Deacon Felix Felix, to deacon of St. Elizabeth, Ozone Park, effective December 1, 2019.

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