Diocesan Assignments

Diocesan Assignments – October 24, 2015

PASTOR

Rev. Darrell DaCosta, from pastor of St. Paul the Apostle, Corona, to pastor of Our Lady of Fatima, Jackson Heights, effective Nov. 1.

Rev. Antonius P. Gopaul, from administrator to pastor of St. Vincent Ferrer, East Flatbush, effective Sept. 27.

Rev. Jean M. Delva, from administrator to pastor of Our Lady of Miracles, Canarsie, effective Oct. 3.

Rev. Gabriel Lee, from administrator of Holy Spirit, Borough Park, to pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine, Bayside, effective Jan. 1, 2016.

RETIRED

Rev. Msgr. John E. Mahoney, from pastor of Our Lady of Fatima, Jackson Heights, to senior priest status, while remaining in residence at Our Lady of Fatima, Jackson Heights, effective Oct. 1.

Rev. Msgr. Martin T. Geraghty, from pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine, Bayside, to senior priest status, while remaining in residence at St. Robert Bellarmine, Bayside, effective Dec. 31.

RESIDENCE

Rev. James H. Sweeney, to temporary residence at St. Andrew Avellino, Flushing, while remaining released from diocesan assignment for medical reasons, effective Sept. 1.

Rev. Bryan D. Patterson, to residence at Queen of All Saints, Fort Greene, while remaining in released from diocesan assignment, ministering at SS. Cyril and Methodius Seminary in the Archdiocese of Detroit, Michigan, effective Aug. 24.

NON-INCARDINATED

Rev. Romel P. Peñafiel, to parochial vicar of Blessed Sacrament, Jackson Heights, effective Oct. 1.

Rev. Wojciech A. Waligorski, to parochial vicar of St. Pancras, Glendale, effective Aug. 1.

Rev. Gabriel A. Ahiarakwem, from residence at Divine Mercy, Williamsburg, to residence at Our Lady of Fatima, Jackson Heights, while remaining hospital chaplain of Elmhurst Hospital, Elmhurst, effective Sept. 1.

Rev. Luke M. Sweeney, from vice-rector of the Cathedral Seminary House of Formation, Douglaston, to ministry in Rome, effective Aug. 31.

Rev. Joseph J. Kelly, continuing his appointment as Spiritual Director of the Cathedral Seminary House of Formation, Douglaston, effective Sept. 1.

Rev. Dominic N. Peprah, from summer ministry to parochial vicar of St. Jude, Canarsie, effective Oct. 1.

Rev. Kieran Udeze, from summer ministry, to residence at St. Fortunata, New Lots, while attending CPE program classes at Queens Hospital, Jamaica, effective Oct. 1.

Rev. David Y.K. Ahiahornu, from parochial vicar of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary-St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr, Ozone Park, to parochial vicar of Mary Queen of Heaven, Mill Basin, effective Nov. 1.

Rev. Fredrick Anawonah, from chaplain of St. John’s Episcopal Hospital, Far Rockaway, to return to ministry in his home diocese in Nigeria, effective Nov. 30.

Rev. Jean-Farda Tanisma, from summer ministry at Our Lady of Miracles, Canarsie, to parochial vicar of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary-St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr, Ozone Park, effective Nov. 1.

RELIGIOUS ORDER

Rev. James R. Nunes, M.S., from chaplain of Jamaica Hospital, Jamaica, to ministry outside the Diocese of Brooklyn, effective June 30.

Rev. Marvin A. Navas, C.M., to residence at the Miraculous Medal House, St. John’s University, Jamaica, while assigned as formation director for college seminarians, and as associate vocation director for the Congregation of the Mission, effective Sept. 1.

Rev. Krzysztof Frost, S.A.C., from parochial vicar of St. Aloysius, Ridgewood, to ministry with his order in Buffalo, N.Y., effective Sept. 30.

Rev. Luis Caro, C.Ss.R, from parochial vicar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sunset Park, to return to ministry with his order, effective Oct. 1, 2014.

Rev. Peter Grace, C.P., from rector and residence at the Passionist Monastery, Jamaica, to ministry with his order, effective June 30.

Rev. John M. Hamroque, C.Ss.R, from parochial vicar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sunset Park, to return to ministry with his order, effective June 30.

Rev. John Travers, C.Ss.R, from residence at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sunset Park, to return to ministry with his order, effective June 30.

Rev. Guillermo Campuzano, C.M., to residence at the Murray Residence, St. John’s University, Jamaica, effective Oct. 1.

Rev. Franklin U. Ezeorah, F.J.S., to parochial vicar of Sacred Heart, Cambria Heights, effective Aug. 1.

Rev. Sijo M. George, C.M.I., from parochial vicar of St. Rosalia-Regina Pacis, Bensonhurst, to parochial vicar of St. Brendan, Midwood, effective Nov. 15.

Rev. Grzegorz Markulak, C.M., to parochial vicar of St. Stanislaus Kostka, Greenpoint, effective Oct. 1.

Rev. Roman Kmiec, C.M., from parochial vicar of St. Stanislaus Kostka, Greenpoint, to ministry with the Congregation of the Mission in Connecticut, effective Sept. 30.

Rev. Robert Hetzyg, from ministry with Koinonia John the Baptist, Brooklyn, to return to ministry with his order, effective June 30.

Rev. Peter Hung Le, C.M., from residence and attending classes at St. John’s University, Jamaica, to ministry with his order outside the Diocese of Brooklyn, effective June 1.

CHAPLAIN

Rev. Richard Zuk, from prison chaplain in Pennsylvania, to chaplain of the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, effective Oct. 4.

Rev. Saint Martin Estiverne, from chaplain of Queens Hospital, Jamaica, and SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, to chaplain of Elmhurst Hospital, effective June 30.

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT

Rev. Thomas V. Doyle, to executive director of the Confraternity of the Precious Blood, Brooklyn, while remaining pastor of Good Shepherd, Marine Park, effective May. 1.

Rev. Msgr. Austin P. Bennett, from executive director to executive director emeritus of the Confraternity of the Precious Blood, Brooklyn, while remaining active senior priest, effective May 1.

Rev. Msgr. John J. Strynkowski to adjunct spiritual director of the Cathedral Seminary House of Formation, Douglaston, while remaining in senior priest status, effective Sept. 1.

Rev. John Tino, to director of Radio Maria USA, in the Archdiocese of New York, while remaining released from diocesan assignment and in private residence, effective May 1.

DEACON

Deacon Felipe Almendarez, from deacon of Holy Name of Jesus, Park Slope, to released from diocesan assignment to move to Texas, effective Sept. 1.

Deacon Antonio Bobadilla, from ministry in the Archdiocese of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, to ministry in the Archdiocese of Miami, Florida, while remaining released from diocesan assignment, effective Sept. 5.

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