Diocesan Assignments

Diocesan Assignments: March, 2015

PASTOR
Rev. Kenneth J. Grande, from administrator to pastor of St. John the Evangelist-St. Rocco, Park Slope, effective April 26.

Rev. Jean Y. Pierre, from administrator to pastor of St. Jerome, Flatbush, effective Feb. 7.

Rev. Vincentius T. Do, from administrator to pastor of St. Agatha, Sunset Park, effective Feb. 5.

Rev. Joseph M. Hoffman, from administrator to pastor of St. Barbara, Bushwick, effective Feb. 11.

Rev. Richard W. Conlon, from administrator to pastor of St. Teresa of Avila-St. Anthony of Padua, South Ozone Park, effective Feb. 4.

PASTOR (RELIGIOUS ORDER)
Rev. Jose A. Orellana, I.V.E., to pastor of Mary, Mother of the Church, East New York, effective June 1.

PASTOR EMERITUS
Rev. Msgr. Peter V. Kain, to pastor emeritus of St. Ephrem, Dyker Heights, with senior priest status effective June 30.

TEMPORARY ADMINISTRATOR
Rev. Msgr. Alfred P. LoPinto, to temporary administrator of St. Charles Borromeo, Brooklyn Heights, while remaining chief executive officer and executive vice president of Catholic Charities, and vicar for human services, effective Feb. 23.

TEMPORARY ADMINISTRATOR (RELIGIOUS ORDER)
Rev. Miguel Zavala, I.V.E., to temporary administrator, while remaining parochial vicar of Mary, Mother of the Church, East New York, effective Feb. 22.

RETIRED
Rev. Msgr. James F. Spengler, from pastor of St. Rose of Lima, Rockaway Beach, to senior priest status, while remaining in residence at St. Rose of Lima, effective Jan. 31.

Rev. Anthony M. Rucando, from pastor of Our Lady of Grace, Howard Beach, to senior priest status, and to residence at St. Anastasia, Douglaston, effective June 30.

RELEASED FROM DIOCESAN ASSIGNMENT
Rev. Bryan D. Patterson from released from diocesan assignment for medical reasons, to released from diocesan assignment while ministering outside Brooklyn, on faculty of SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary, Orchard Lake, Mich., effective Jan. 1.

RESIDENCE
Rev. John F. Cullinane, from residence at Holy Name, Park Slope, to residence at the Bishop Mugavero Residence for Senior Priests, Douglaston, while remaining in senior priest status, effective Feb. 4.

NON-INCARDINATED
Rev. Anthony T. Nzegwu, from parochial vicar to administrator of St. Clement Pope, South Ozone Park, effective Jan 31.

Rev. Reinaldo Saldarriaga, from parochial vicar of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary-St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr, Ozone Park, and diocesan judge, to ministry outside the Diocese of Brooklyn, effective Jan. 31.

RELIGIOUS ORDER
Rev. Joseph F. Jones, C.Ss.R., from rector/superior of the Redemptorists, to ministry with his order in Canadaigua, N.Y., effective Jan. 12.

Rev. Michael J. Callaghan, C.M., from resident and assistant professor at St. John’s University, Jamaica, to return to ministry with order, effective Jan 1.

Rev. Kevin Moley, C.Ss.R., to residence at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Bay Ridge, effective Jan. 12.

Rev. Javier Correa, I.V.E., from pastor of Mary, Mother of the Church, East New York, to ministry with his order in the Archdiocese of New York, effective Feb. 22.

Rev. Luis A. Diaz, C.S., from temporary administrator, to residence at St. Joseph Patron of the Universal Church, Bushwick, effective Nov. 20, 2014.

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT
Rev. Sergiy Emanuel, to diocesan coordinator of ministry to Russian and Ukrainian Immigrants, while remaining parochial vicar of St. Mark, Sheepshead Bay, St. Margaret Mary, Manhattan Beach, and Guardian Angel, Brighton Beach, effective Jan. 31.

Rev. Vedran Kirincic, to diocesan coordinator of ministry to Croatian Immigrants, while remaining parochial vicar of Most Precious Blood, Long Island City, effective Jan. 31.

Rev. Robertus Mirsel, S.V.D., to diocesan coordinator of ministry to Indonesian Immigrants, while remaining ministering with the Society of the Divine Word, effective Jan. 31.

Rev. Jorge Ortiz, to diocesan coordinator of ministry to Mexican Immigrants, while remaining administrator of St. Brigid, Bushwick, and chaplain of the Mission Adjentes, effective Jan. 31.

Rev. Cosmas Nzeabalu, to diocesan coordinator of ministry to Nigerian Immigrants, while remaining parochial vicar of St. Mary Magdalene, Springfield Gardens, effective Jan. 31.

Rev. Radu Titonea, to diocesan coordinator of ministry to Romanian Immigrants, while remaining chaplain of North Shore L.I. Jewish Hospital, Forest Hills, effective Jan. 31.

Rev. Grzegorz Stasiak, to diocesan coordinator of ministry to Polish Immigrants, while remaining parochial vicar of St. Catharine of Alexandria, Borough Park, effective Jan. 31.

Rev. Saint Charles Borno, to diocesan coordinator of ministry to Haitian Immigrants, while remaining pastor of St. Teresa of Avila, Prospect Heights, effective Jan. 31.

DEACON
Deacon Giacomo Panessa, from deacon of Most Precious Blood, Long Island City, to retired deacon, effective Dec. 31, 2014.

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  1. “Rev. Jorge Ortiz, …chaplain of the Mission Adjentes, effective Jan. 31.”

    It should read chaplain of the Missio Ad Gentes. Please correct