Bishop Salvatore R. Matano announces 2019-20 pastoral appointments

Catholic Courier    |    05.28.2019
Category: Local News


Bishop Salvatore R. Matano has announced the following pastoral appointments for 2019-20. They become effective June 25, 2019, unless otherwise noted:

Father Anthony J. Amato from parochial vicar, Blessed Trinity and St. Patrick, Owego, to parochial vicar of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Ontario, and of St. Katherine Drexel, Macedon.

Father Sylvester Bioh from part-time parochial vicar, Holy Family, Gates, and chaplain, Unity Hospital, Greece, to full-time parochial vicar, Holy Family, Gates.

Father Robert S. Bourcy reappointed pastor, St. Catherine of Siena, Mendon.

Father Michael R. Brown from pastor, Sacred Heart, Auburn, and St. Ann, Owasco, and chaplain at Auburn, Livingston and Groveland correctional facilities, to parochial vicar of Church of the Holy Family, Auburn; St. Alphonsus, Auburn; and Sacred Heart, Auburn; and St. Ann, Owasco; while continuing as chaplain at Auburn, Livingston and Groveland correctional facilities.

Father Peter C. Clifford reappointed pastor, St. John of Rochester, Fairport.

Father Patrick L. Connor reappointed pastor, Ss. Isidore &Maria Torribia, Addison.

Father Michael J. Costik from parochial administrator, St. Benedict, Canandaigua, to pastor, St. Benedict, Canandaigua.

Deacon David L. LaFortune from pastoral administrator, St. John Vianney, Bath, to concluding service at St. John Vianney, Bath.

Father Edward J. Dillon from parochial vicar, St. Luke the Evangelist, Geneseo, to senior status.

Father Hoan Q. Dinh from pastor, St. Matthew, Livonia, and St. Mary, Honeoye, to parochial vicar, St. Louis, Pittsford.

Father James D. Fennessy reappointed pastor, St. Francis and St. Clare, Waterloo.

Father Michael G. Fowler from parochial administrator, St. Agnes, Avon; St. Paul of the Cross, Honeoye Falls; and St. Rose, Lima;to pastor, St. Agnes, Avon; St. Paul of the Cross, Honeoye Falls; and St. Rose, Lima.

Father Jeffrey R. Galens from the Archdiocese of New York to pastor, Blessed Trinity, Owego, and St. Patrick, Owego, effective Aug. 1, 2019.

Father John G. Gathenya from pastor, Church of the Holy Family, Auburn, to pastor, St. Alphonsus, Auburn; Sacred Heart, Auburn; and St. Ann, Owasco; while continuing as pastor, Church of the Holy Family, Auburn.

Father Lance M. Gonyo from pastor, St. Rita, Webster, to pastor, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Irondequoit.

Father James P. Jaeger from assisting priest, St. John Vianney, Bath,to pastor, St. John Vianney, Bath.

Father Matthew F. Jones from parochial administrator, All Saints, Corning, to pastor, All Saints, Corning.

Father Stephen N. Karani reappointed pastor, Holy Family, Wayland.

Father Robert J. Kennedy from temporary pastoral administrator, St. Louis, Pittsford, to senior status.

Father William F. Laird from pastor, St. Katherine Drexel, Macedon, to pastor, St. Matthew, Livonia, and St. Mary, Honeoye.

Father Michael A. Mayer from parochial vicar, St. Rita, Webster, to parochial vicar, Blessed Sacrament, St. Mary and St. Boniface, Rochester.

Father William F. McGrath from copastor, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Rochester, to pastor, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Rochester.

Father Michael D. Merritt from parochial vicar, St. Francis and St. Clare, Waterloo, and Our Lady of Peace, Geneva, to parochial vicar, St. Francis and St. Clare, Waterloo.

Father Peter B. Mottola from parochial administrator, St. John the Evangelist, Spencerport, to pastor, St. John the Evangelist, Spencerport.

Father Thomas P. Mull reappointed pastor, Our Lady of Peace, Geneva.

Father Timothy L. Niven from pastor, St. Alphonsus, Auburn, to pastor, St. Rita, Webster.

Father Anthony B. Nketiah reappointed parochial vicar, Our Mother of Sorrows, Greece.

Father Symon Peter Ntaiyia from pastor, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Ontario, to pastor, St. Katherine Drexel, Macedon, while continuing as pastor, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Ontario.

Father Ajit Oram, HGN, from Missionary Society of the Heralds of Good News, Mother Theresa Province, to parochial vicar, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Irondequoit.

Father Edward L. Palumbos from temporary pastoral administrator, St. Christopher, North Chili, to senior status.

Deacon Frank A. Pettrone to pastoral administrator, St. Mark, Greece.

Father Leo J. Reinhardt reappointed pastor, Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Community, Penn Yan.

Father Daniel F. Ruiz from parochial administrator, St. Anthony, Groton; All Saints, Lansing; and Holy Cross, Dryden/Freeville; to pastor, St. Anthony, Groton; All Saints, Lansing; and Holy Cross, Dryden/Freeville.

Father Carlos M. Sanchez from parochial vicar, Church of the Assumption and Church of the Resurrection, Fairport, in conjunction with chaplain, Strong Memorial and Highland hospitals, Rochester, to parochial vicar, Our Lady of Peace, Geneva.

Father Kumar Sandhanala, HGN, from Missionary Society of the Heralds of the Good News, Mother Theresa Province, to parochial vicar, Church of the Assumption and Church of the Resurrection, both of Fairport

Father Felicijan Sierotowicz from parochial vicar, Blessed Sacrament, St. Mary and St. Boniface, Rochester, to chaplain, Strong Medical Hospital, Rochester; Highland Hospital, Rochester; and Unity Hospital, Greece.

Father Louis A. Sirianni from pastor, St. Mark, Greece, and judicial vicar of the Diocesan Tribunal to parochial vicar, St. Mark, Greece, while continuing as judicial vicar of the Diocesan Tribunal.

Sister Sheila Stevenson, RSM, reappointed pastoral administrator, St. Marianne Cope, Henrietta.

Father David M. Tedesche from pastor, St. Joseph the Worker, Clyde, to pastor, St. Michael, Newark, and Blessed Trinity Catholic Community, Wolcott, while continuing as pastor of St. Joseph the Worker, Clyde.

Father Jeffrey S. Tunnicliff from pastor, St. Michael, Newark, to parochial vicar, St. Luke the Evangelist, Geneseo.

Father Michael G. Upson from pastor, Blessed Trinity Catholic Community, Wolcott, to interim administrator, St. Christopher, North Chili.

Father Peter D. Van Lieshout from parochial vicar, St. Peter, Clifton Springs, to pastor, St. Peter, Clifton Springs.

Father Matthew J. Walter (scheduled for ordination to the priesthood on June 1, 2019) to parochial vicar, St. Joseph the Worker, Clyde; Blessed Trinity Catholic Community, Wolcott; and St. Michael, Newark.

Father Robert T. Werth from copastor, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Rochester, to parochial vicar, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Rochester.

Father Daniel L. White (scheduled for ordination to the priesthood on June 1, 2019) to parochial vicar, Blessed Trinity, Owego, and St. Patrick, Owego.

Father Mitchell Zygadlo from temporary parochial administrator, Blessed Trinity, Owego, and St. Patrick, Owego, to pastor, St. Louis, Pittsford.

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