Diocesan Assignments

Diocesan Assignments: May 9, 2015

PASTOR
Rev. Alonzo Q. Cox, from administrator to pastor of St. Martin de Porres, Bedford-Stuyvesant, while remaining coordinator of ministry to the African-American immigrants, effective May 3.

Rev. Robert Ambalathingal, from administrator to pastor of St. Pius V, Jamaica, while remaining coordinator of ministry to the Indian-Latin immigrants, effective May 9.

Rev. Lawrence D. Ryan, from parochial vicar of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Bayside, to pastor of Holy Name of Jesus, Park Slope, effective May 1.

Rev. Marc E. Swartvagher, from faculty at Cathedral Seminary House of Formation, Douglaston, to pastor of Our Lady of Grace, Howard Beach, effective June 30.

Rev. William A. With, from administrator to pastor of Resurrection, Gerritsen Beach, effective May 3.

Rev. Kevin P. Abels, from administrator to pastor of St. Sebastian, Woodside, while remaining vocations representative for Queens, effective June 13.

Rev. Robert B. Adamo, from pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary, Kensington, to pastor of St. Ephrem, Dyker Heights, effective June 30.

RELEASED FROM DIOCESAN ASSIGNMENT
Rev. James K. Cunningham, from sabbatical, to released from diocesan assignment for health reasons, effective March 31.

EXCARDINATED
Rev. Peter A. DeSanctis, incardinated in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, effective March 18.

RESIDENCE
Rev. Msgr. Kieran Harrington, to residence at St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights, while remaining rector of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, Vicar for Communications, Director of Government Affairs and Director of DeSales Media Group, Inc., effective Sept. 1, 2014.

NON-INCARDINATED
Rev. Jose H. Guerra, to parochial vicar of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral, Prospect Heights, effective April 1.

Rev. Hernan D. Loaiza, to parochial vicar of Blessed Sacrament, Cypress Hills, effective April 1.

RELIGIOUS ORDER
Rev. Patrick D. Boyle, O.F.M., to Dean of Brooklyn 4 Deanery, while remaining pastor of Our Lady of Peace, Park Slope, effective June 30.

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT
Rev. James W. King, to full-time faculty and ministry at the Cathedral Seminary House of Formation, Douglaston, and to residence at Cathedral Seminary House of Formation, Douglaston, effective June 30.

Rev. James Rodriguez, from director of Diocesan Vocations Office, to full-time faculty member of the Cathedral Prep and Seminary, Elmhurst, while remaining in residence at the Cathedral Prep and Seminary, while remaining in Post Ordination Studies, effective June 30.

Rev. Sean M. Suckiel, from parochial vicar of Blessed Trinity, Rockaway Point, and from regional director of vocations for Queens South, to director of the Vocation Office, and to residence at the Saint Pope John Paul II House of Discernment, Cypress Hills, effective June 30.

Rev. Dwayne D. Davis, to chaplain of Cristo Rey H.S., Flatbush, while remaining parochial vicar of St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands, effective June 30.

DEACON
Deacon James Lacy, from deacon of St. Matthew, Crown Heights, to move to the Diocese of Trenton, N.J., while remaining in retired status, effective April 13. Deacon Louis A. Gonzalez, from deacon of St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands, to released from diocesan assignment for health reasons, effective June 30.

CORRECTION
A Diocesan Assignment posting in The Tablet (April 18) incorrectly listed the name of Rev. Edgar Diaz, I.V.E., as being assigned to temporary ministry at St. Mary Mother of Jesus, New Lots, eff. Feb. 22. The proper assignment should be to temporary ministry at Mary, Mother of the Church, effective Feb. 22.

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