Diocesan Assignments

Diocesan Assignments: May 11, 2019

PASTOR

Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Hardiman, from pastor of St. Patrick, Fort Hamilton, to pastor of Queen of Peace, Kew Gardens Hills, effective June 30.

Very Rev. Thomas G. Pettei, to pastor of Resurrection – Ascension, Rego Park, while remaining Territorial Episcopal Vicar for Queens, effective June 30.

Rev. Carlos A. Agudelo, from pastor of St. Paul the Apostle, Corona, to pastor of St. Leo, Corona, effective June 30.

Rev. Hilaire Belizaire, from administrator to pastor of Sacred Heart, Cambria Heights, effective June 30.

Rev. Kevin P. Cavalluzzi, from parochial vicar of St. Saviour, Park Slope, to Pastor of St. John the Evangelist–St. Rocco, Park Slope, while remaining in residence at St. Saviour, Park Slope, effective June 30.

Very Rev. Joseph G. Fonti, from rector – president of Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary, Elmhurst, to pastor of St. Mel, Flushing, while remaining director of the Office for Ministry and Life of Priests, and while remaining associate director of the Sacred Heart Institute, Huntington, effective June 30.

Rev. William M. Hoppe, from pastor of St. Leo, Corona, to pastor of St. Joan of Arc, Jackson Heights, while remaining Defender of the Bond, effective June 30.

Rev. Timothy Lambert, from administrator to pastor of St. Columba, Marine Park, effective May 25.

Rev. Felix Sanchez, from administrator to pastor of St. Pius V, Jamaica, effective June 1.

Rev. Gerard J. Sauer, from pastor of St. Mel, Flushing, to pastor of St. Patrick, Fort Hamilton, while remaining director of pilgrimages, effective June 30.

Very Rev. Sean M. Suckiel, to pastor of Holy Family, Fresh Meadows, while remaining director of vocations, and chaplain of Xaverian H.S., Bay Ridge, effective June 30.

PASTOR (RELIGIOUS ORDER)

Rev. Brendan P. Buckley, O.F.M., Cap., from administrator to pastor of St. Michael – St. Malachy, East New York, effective April 4.

Rev. Raphael Zwolenkiewicz, O.F.M., Conv., from parochial vicar of St. Adalbert, Elmhurst, to pastor of Most Holy Trinity – St. Mary, Williamsburg, effective July 1.

ADMINISTRATOR

Rev. James Rodriguez, from parochial vicar of St. Teresa, Woodside, to administrator of St. Rose of Lima, Rockaway Beach, effective June 30.

Rev. Gabriel J. Toro, from parochial vicar of St. Athanasius, Bensonhurst, to administrator of Blessed Sacrament, Jackson Heights, effective June 30.

ADMINISTRATOR (RELIGIOUS ORDER)

Rev. Carlos Quijano, S.J., from administrator of Blessed Sacrament, Jackson Heights, to administrator of St. Paul the Apostle, Corona, effective June 30.

TEMPORARY ADMINISTRATOR

Very Rev. Thomas G. Pettei, to temporary administrator of St. Joan of Arc, Jackson Heights, while remaining Territorial Episcopal Vicar for Queens, effective April 22.

PAROCHIAL VICAR

Rev. Msgr. Otto L. Garcia, from pastor of St. Joan of Arc, Jackson Heights, to parochial vicar of St. Teresa, Woodside, while remaining diocesan judge on the Tribunal, effective April 22.

Rev. Gregory M.V. McIlhenney, from parochial vicar of St. Patrick, Fort Hamilton, to parochial vicar of St. Anastasia, Douglaston, effective June 30.

Rev. Dariusz P. Strzelecki, from in residence at St. Stanislaus Kostka, Maspeth, to parochial vicar of St. Catharine of Alexandria, Borough Park, effective May 1.

RETIRED

Rev. Msgr. John H. Maksymowicz, from released from diocesan assignment, ministering outside Brooklyn at the Apostolic Nunciature, Washington D.C., to senior priest status, and to residence at the Cathedral Preparatory Seminary, Elmhurst, effective March 1.

Rev. Salvatore J. Amato, from pastor of Resurrection – Ascension, Rego Park, to senior priest status, while remaining in residence at Resurrection – Ascension, effective June 30.

Rev. Casper J. Furnari, from pastor of Holy Family, Fresh Meadows, to senior priest status, while remaining in residence at Holy Family, effective June 30.

Rev. James L. Tighe, from pastor of Queen of Peace, Kew Gardens Hills, to senior priest status, while remaining in residence at Queen of Peace, Kew Gardens Hills, effective June 30.

RESIDENCE

Most Rev. Raymond F. Chappetto, from pastor of St. Kevin, Auburndale, to residence at Holy Family, Fresh Meadows, while remaining, Vicar General, and Vicar for Clergy and Religious and Consecrated Life, effective June 30.

Rev. Msgr. Edward J. Bottino, from residence at Mary’s Nativity–St. Ann, Flushing, to residence at the Bishop Mugavero Residence for Senior Priests, Douglaston, while remaining in senior priest status, effective March 1.

Rev. Richard M. Lewkiewicz, from residence at Our Lady of Angels, Bay Ridge, to residence at the Bishop Mugavero Residence for Senior Priests, Douglaston, while remaining in senior priest status, effective May 1.

NON-INCARDINATED

Rev. Jorge Ortiz, from administrator to pastor of St. Brigid, Bushwick, effective July 13.

Rev. Francis S. Rosario, from parochial vicar of Blessed Virgin Mary Help of Christians, Woodside, and from hospital chaplain, to return to his home diocese, effective May 31.

Rev. Pedro S. Guerrero, from parochial vicar of Our Lady of Refuge, Flatbush, and from parochial vicar of Holy Innocents, Flatbush, to return to his home diocese, effective April 22.

Rev. Felino Reyes, to parochial vicar of Our Lady of Refuge, Flatbush, and to parochial vicar of Holy Innocents, Flatbush, effective April 22.

Rev. Paul Anel, from residence at Divine Mercy, Williamsburg, to parochial vicar of St. Paul and St. Agnes, Cobble Hill, while remaining in ministry with Hearts Home Inc., effective June 30.

Rev. Miguel Angel Cervantes, to vice-rector of the Brooklyn Diocesan Missionary House of Formation, Redemptoris Mater, Douglaston, effective March 7.

RELIGIOUS

Rev. Hugh L. Burns, O.P., to ministry and residence at St. Teresa of Avila–St. Anthony of Padua, South Ozone Park, effective March 1.

Rev. Ferdinand Mbuta, C.P., to residence and ministry at the Immaculate Conception Monastery, Jamaica, effective Sept. 15, 2018.

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT

Very Rev. Richard J. Beuther, to dean of Queens Deanery 3, while remaining pastor of St. Bartholomew, Elmhurst, effective April 22.

Rev. Christopher J. Bethge, to associate director of vocations, while remaining parochial vicar of Incarnation, Queens Village, and while remaining faculty at the Cathedral Preparatory Seminary, Elmhurst, effective June 30.

Rev. James A. Kuroly, from pastor of St. Rose of Lima, Rockaway Beach, to president–rector of Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary, Elmhurst, while remaining spiritual director of the Jornada Movement, chaplain of Youth and Young Adult ministry, and while remaining chairman of the Catholic Youth Ministry Initiative Board, effective June 30.

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