Diocesan Assignments

Diocesan Assignments: June 16, 2018

PASTOR
Most Rev. James Massa, to pastor of Holy Family-St. Thomas Aquinas, Park Slope, while remaining auxiliary bishop and newly appointed regional bishop of Kings County, and vicar for education, effective June 30.

ADMINISTRATOR
Rev. Mark A. Matthias, from parochial vicar of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Bayside, to administrator of Holy Family-St. Thomas Aquinas, Park Slope, effective June 30.

PAROCHIAL VICAR
Rev. Yvon H. Aurelien, from parochial vicar of St. Clare, Rosedale, to parochial vicar of Holy Family, Canarsie, effective June 30.

RETIRED
Rev. Jesus A. Cuadros, from pastor of Holy Family-St. Thomas Aquinas, Park Slope, to senior priest status and to pastor emeritus, while remaining in residence at Holy Family-St. Thomas Aquinas, effective June 30.

RESIDENCE
Rev. Robert P. Morales, from residence at Our Lady of the Cenacle, Richmond Hill, to residence at the Bishop Mugavero Residence for Senior Priests, Douglaston, while remaining in senior priest status, effective May 1.

Rev. Kenneth J. Hand, from private residence, to residence at Bishop Mugavero Residence for Senior Priests, Douglaston, while remaining in senior priest status, eff. May 1.

Rev. John Wtulich, from residence at St. Camillus-St. Virgilius, Rockaway Beach, to Bishop Mugavero Residence for Senior Priests, while remaining in senior priest status, eff. May 1.

NON-INCARDINATED

Rev. Anselmus Mawusi, to coordinator of ministry to the Ghanaian Immigrants, while remaining parochial vicar of St. Catherine of Genoa, East Flatbush, eff. May 1.

Rev. Anthony O. Alimnonu, to parochial vicar of St. Anselm, Bay Ridge, eff. May 1.

RELIGIOUS

Rev. Johnson J. Chanassery, O.C.D., from parochial vicar of St. Leo, Corona, to parochial vicar of St. Joan of Arc, Jackson Heights, effective June 30.

Rev. Hongchul Bahn, O.F.M. Conv., from priestly ministry and outreach to the Korean Community, and from residence at St. Adalbert, Elmhurst, to ministry with his order in Baltimore, Md., effective July 31.

Rev. Walter Jenkins, C.S.C., from president of Holy Cross H.S., Flushing, to ministry with his order, effective June 30, 2016.

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT

Most Rev. Witold Mroziewski, to vicar for migrant and ethnic apostolates, while remaining pastor of Holy Cross, Maspeth, and auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn, eff. June 30.

Most Rev. Paul R. Sanchez, to regional bishop of Queens County, while remaining pastor of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Forest Hills, and auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn, effective June 30.

Most Rev. James Massa, to Vicar for Education, and to regional bishop of Kings County, while remaining auxiliary bishop of Brooklyn, and while remaining the newly appointed pastor of Holy Family-St. Thomas Aquinas, Park Slope, effective June 30.

Rev. Msgr. Anthony M. Hernandez, to moderator of the curia, while remaining pastor of Transfiguration, Williamsburg, and chancellor and vicar for canonical affairs, eff. June 30.

Rev. Jason N. Espinal, to associate vicar for migrant and ethnic apostolates, while remaining parochial vicar of Our Lady of Angels, Bay Ridge, effective June 30.

Rev. Ambiorix de Jesus Osorio, to coordinator of ministry to the Dominican Republic Immigrants, while remaining parochial vicar of St. Andrew Avellino, Flushing, eff. June 30.

Rev. Robert Pierre-Louis, from parochial vicar of Holy Family, Canarsie, to released from diocesan assignment and to ministry in Canada, effective July 20.

DEACON

Deacon William B. Cullen, Jr., released from diocesan assignment for medical reasons, effective June 30.

Deacon John DeBiase, from deacon of St. Margaret, Middle Village, to deacon of Sacred Heart, Bayside, effective June 30.

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