Bishop Salvatore Matano announces 2021 pastoral appointments

Catholic Courier    |    05.03.2021
Category: Local News


Bishop Salvatore R. Matano has announced the following pastoral appointments, which become effective Tuesday, June 29, 2021, unless otherwise noted:

Father Anthony J. Amato from parochial vicar of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Ontario, and St. Katharine Drexel, Macedon, to parochial administrator of St. Peter, Clifton Springs.

Father Frederick K. Asuming from parochial administrator of St. Theodore, Gates, to awaiting an assignment from his diocesan bishop (the Diocese of Obuasi, Ghana).

Father Michael J. Bausch from pastor of Church of the Transfiguration, Pittsford, to senior status.

Father Sylvester Bioh from parochial vicar of Parish of the Holy Family, Gates, to parochial vicar of St. Luke the Evangelist, Geneseo.

Father Robert S. Bourcy to pastor of Church of the Transfiguration, Pittsford, while continuing as pastor of St. Catherine of Siena, Mendon.

Father Lee P. Chase reappointed pastor of St. Lawrence, Greece, while continuing as dean of the Monroe West Deanery.

Father Peter C. Clifford to temporary parochial administrator of Church of the Assumption, Fairport, and Church of the Resurrection, Fairport, while continuing as pastor of St. John of Rochester, Fairport; temporary role is effective April 16, 2021, to June 29, 2021.

Father Brian C. Cool continuing as director of Campus Ministry at the University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology after completing a concurrent appointment as temporary parochial administrator of Parish of the Holy Family, Gates.

Father John G. Gathenya from pastor of St. Alphonsus, Auburn; Holy Family, Auburn; Sacred Heart, Auburn; and its mission, St. Ann Church, Owasco, to pastor of Holy Family Catholic Community, Wayland.

Father Stephen N. Karani from pastor of Holy Family Catholic Community, Wayland, and dean of the West Deanery, to pastor of St. Alphonsus, Auburn; Holy Family, Auburn; Sacred Heart, Auburn; and its mission, St. Ann Church, Owasco.

Father Steven Lape from pastor of St. Mary’s of the Lake, Watkins Glen, and St. Benedict Chapel, Odessa, to pastor of Parish of the Holy Family, Gates.

(Father) Steven B. Lewis (scheduled for ordination to the priesthood on June 5, 2021) to parochial vicar of St. Patrick and Blessed Trinity, Owego.

Father Christopher E. Linsler reappointed as pastor of St. Mary Our Mother, Horseheads.

(Father) Joseph P. Maurici III (scheduled for ordination to the priesthood on June 5, 2021) to parochial vicar of St. Mary, Auburn; Ss. Mary and Martha, Auburn; and Our Lady of the Snow, Weedsport.

Father William F. McGrath Jr. from pastor of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Rochester, to pastor of Church of the Assumption and Church of the Resurrection, Fairport.

Father Kevin E. McKenna from rector of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Rochester, to pastor of St. Theodore, Gates.

Father Justin D. Miller from parochial vicar of St. Mary, Auburn; Ss. Mary and Martha, Auburn; and Our Lady of the Snow, Weedsport, to parochial administrator of St. John the Evangelist, Spencerport.

Father Peter B. Mottola from pastor of St. John the Evangelist, Spencerport, to pastor of Peace of Christ Parish, Rochester, while continuing in canonical services to the diocesan chancery.

Father Jorge I. Ramírez from parochial vicar of Our Lady of the Lakes, Penn Yan, to parochial administrator of St. Anthony, Groton; Holy Cross, Dryden/Freeville; and All Saints, Lansing.

Father Daniel Ruiz from pastor of St. Anthony, Groton; Holy Cross, Dryden/Freeville; and All Saints, Lansing, to pastor of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Rochester.

Father Robert J. Schrader from pastor of Peace of Christ, Rochester, to senior status.

Father Edison Tayag reappointed as pastor of St. Patrick, Victor, while continuing as dean of the Central Deanery.

Father Martin Xuan Truong, CRM, from assignment by his religious community, the Congregation of the Mother of the Redeemer, to parochial vicar of Parish of the Holy Family, Gates, effective June 27, 2021.

Father Jeffrey S. Tunnicliff from parochial vicar of St. Luke the Evangelist, Geneseo, to parochial administrator of St. Mary’s of the Lake, Watkins Glen, and St. Benedict Chapel, Odessa.

Father Peter D. Van Lieshout from pastor of St. Peter, Clifton Springs, to rector of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Rochester, while continuing as co-director of diocesan Priesthood Vocation Awareness.

Father John M. Toan Duc Vu, CRM, from parochial vicar of Parish of the Holy Family, Gates, to assignment by his religious community, the Congregation of the Mother of the Redeemer, effective June 27, 2021.

Father Daniel L. White from parochial vicar at St. Patrick and Blessed Trinity, Owego, to parochial vicar of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Ontario, and St. Katharine Drexel, Macedon.

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