Diocesan Assignments

Diocesan Assignments: July 22, 2017


Rev. Marcial Thomas, from parochial vicar of Our Lady of Sorrows, Corona, to parochial vicar of St. Joan of Arc, Jackson Heights, effective Sept. 1.


Rev. James H. Sweeney, from released from diocesan assignment for medical reasons, and from residence at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – St. Stanislaus Kostka Bishop and Martyr, Ozone Park, to senior priest status, and to private residence, effective June 30.

Rev. Rocco D. Villani, from senior active priest, to senior priest status, while remaining in residence at St. Brendan, Midwood, effective June 30.


Rev. Adnel T. Burgos, from parochial vicar of St. Teresa of Avila-St. Anthony of Padua, South Ozone Park, to released from diocesan assignment for medical reasons, and to residence at Mary’s Nativity-St Ann, Flushing, effective July 31.


Msgr. Matthew F. Foley, from private residence, to residence at the Bishop Mugavero Residence for Senior Priests, Douglaston, while remaining in senior priest status, effective Aug. 1.


Rev. Aloysius Enemali, from summer ministry at St. Gerard Majella, Hollis, to ministry with The Tribunal of the Diocese of Brooklyn, Douglaston, while remaining in residence at St. Gerard Majella effective Sept. 1.

Rev. Tomasz S. Adamczyk, to parochial vicar of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Williamsburg, effective July 1.

Rev. Michael J. Akposu, from parochial vicar of St. Matthew, Crown Heights, to return to his home diocese in Ghana, effective Oct. 13.


Rev. John R. Sheehan, S.J., from residence at Our Lady of Mercy, Forest Hills, to ministry with his order in Amman, Jordan, effective July 11.


Rev. John J. Costello, from weekend ministry at St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Jamaica, to weekend ministry at American Martyrs, Bayside, while remaining vice-rector of the Cathedral Seminary House of Formation, Douglaston, and director of Brooklyn seminarians, effective Sept. 1.

Rev. Nicholas M. Colalella, to summer ministry at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Williamsburg, while remaining in post-ordination studies, Rome, effective June 30.


Deacon Jean J. Rameau, from deacon of St. Therese of Lisieux, East Flatbush, to released from diocesan assignment, personal leave of absence, effective June 30.

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