Diocesan Assignments

Diocesan Assignments – May 8, 2021

PASTOR

Very Rev. Vincentius T. Do, from pastor of St. Agatha, Sunset Park, and from Dean of Brooklyn 8 Deanery, to pastor of St. Michael, Flushing, while remaining Brooklyn Coordinator of Ministry to Chinese Immigrants, effective June 30.

Rev. Christopher R. Heanue, from administrator of Holy Child Jesus-Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, Richmond Hill, to rector of the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph-Saint Teresa of Avila, Prospect Heights, while remaining Coordinator of Ministry to the Irish Immigrants, effective June 30.

ADMINISTRATOR

Rev. Msgr. Cuong M. Pham, from released from diocesan assignment, ministering outside Brooklyn, in Washington D.C. in the Apostolic Nunciature, to administrator of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Astoria, effective June 18.

Very Rev. Francis Asagba, from parochial vicar of St. Francis of Assisi, Astoria, to administrator of St. Bonaventure–St. Benedict the Moor, Jamaica, while remaining Judicial Vicar of the Diocese of Brooklyn, effective June 30.

Rev. Paul Y. Kim, from parochial vicar of St. Luke, Whitestone, to administrator of St. Raphael, Long Island City, effective June 30.

PAROCHIAL VICAR

Rev. Peter H. Nguyen, from parochial vicar of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Astoria, and from coordinator of ministry to Vietnamese Immigrants, to parochial vicar of St. Francis of Assisi, Astoria, effective June 30.

Rev. James A. Hughes, from parochial vicar of Corpus Christi, Woodside, to parochial vicar of Immaculate Conception, Astoria, effective June 30.

RETIRED

Rev. Msgr. Anthony F. Sherman, from pastor of St. Anastasia, Douglaston, to senior priest status, while remaining in residence at St. Anastasia, Douglaston, effective June 30.

Rev. Jerome T. Jecewiz, from pastor of St. Raphael, Long Island City, to senior priest status, effective Sept. 30.

RELEASED FROM DIOCESAN ASSIGNMENT

Rev. Msgr. Kieran E. Harrington, from rector of the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph-Saint Teresa of Avila, Prospect Heights, and from vicar for communications, and from director of government affairs, and from director of DeSales Media Group, Inc., to released from diocesan assignment, ministering outside the Diocese of Brooklyn, as National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies, and to residence in the Archdiocese of New York, effective, May 15.

Rev. Raynolds Basilious, from parochial vicar of St. Gerard Majella, Hollis and Incarnation, Queens Village, to released from diocesan assignment to ministry in India, effective June 30.

RESIDENCE

Rev. Msgr. John H. Maksymowicz, from residence at Cathedral Preparatory High School and Seminary, Elmhurst, to residence at Our Lady of Mercy, Forest Hills, while remaining in senior priest status, effective June 30.

RELIGIOUS ORDER

Rev. Roy Jacob, C.M.I., from parochial vicar of Our Lady of Grace, Gravesend, to leave the Diocese of Brooklyn, effective June 30.

NON-INCARDINATED

Rev. Israel Perez, to temporary administrator, while remaining parochial vicar of the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph-Saint Teresa of Avila, Prospect Heights, effective May 15.

Rev. Lianjiang Peter Bai, from parochial vicar to administrator of St. Agatha, Sunset Park, effective June 30.

Rev. Ernest Makata, from parochial vicar of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Bayside, from part-time hospital chaplain and from attending classes at St. John’s University, Jamaica, to move to Florida, effective July 31.

Rev. George Sears, from rector of the Cathedral Seminary House of Formation, Douglaston, to return to ministry to the Archdiocese of New York, effective June 30.

Rev. John J. Boyle-Schirmer, to residence and limited ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas, Flatlands, effective April 15.

Rev. Vincent Schifano, to parochial vicar of Good Shepherd, Marine Park, effective June 30.

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT

Rev. Msgr. Sean G. Ogle, from pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Astoria, to Vicar for Clergy and Consecrated Life of the Diocese of Brooklyn, and to residence to the Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph-Saint Teresa of Avila, Prospect Heights, effective June 30.

Rev. Msgr. Ralph J. Maresca, to dean of Queens Deanery #1, while remaining pastor of St. Francis of Assisi, Astoria, effective June 30.

Rev. Msgr. Cuong M. Pham, to coordinator of ministry to Vietnamese Immigrants, while remaining the newly appointed administrator of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Astoria, effective June 30.

Rev. Joseph T. Holcomb, from pastor of St. Andrew Avellino, Flushing, to rector of the Cathedral Seminary House of Formation, Douglaston, effective June 30.

DEACON

Deacon John C. Hardy, from deacon of Resurrection, Gerritsen Beach, to released from diocesan assignment to move to South Carolina, effective June 1.

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