New pastoral assignments announced

Archbishop Gregory Aymond has announced new assignments for priests in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. The announcements include 10 new pastors; the retirement of five priests; the assignment of 15 parochial vicars and the appointment of five priests to special ministries. Five transitional deacons, who will be ordained May 18, will serve in parishes for several months beginning in June as they prepare for ordination to the priesthood next year.

In order to provide pastoral care for the people of God in the Archdiocese of New Orleans, Archbishop Aymond has made the following appointments:

Pastors—————————-

In accordance with Canon 522 and the USCCB norms, all appointments for pastors are for a six-year term, which may be renewed.

Reverend Travis Clark as Pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Pearl River, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Robert Cooper as Pastor of Divine Mercy Parish, Kenner, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend David Dufour as Pastor of St. Jerome Parish, Kenner, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Raymond Igbogidi as Pastor of St. Christopher Parish, Metairie, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Eugene Jacques as Pastor of Holy Name of Mary Parish, New Orleans, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Matthew Johnston as Pastor of St. Benilde Parish, Metairie, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Garrett O’Brien as Pastor of St. Patrick Parish, New Orleans and continuing as Defender of the Bond for Matrimonial Causes and Promoter of Justice for Penal Causes, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Tuan Pham as Pastor of St. John of the Cross Parish, Lacombe, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Sidney Speaks as Pastor of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Marrero, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Christopher Zavackis as Pastor of St. Cletus Parish, Gretna, effective July 1, 2019.

 

Parochial Vicars—————————-

Reverend Douglas Busch as Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Mandeville, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Patrick Carr as Parochial Vicar at St. Peter Parish, Covington, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Daniel Darmanin as Parochial Vicar at St. Angela Merici Parish, Metairie, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Angel Diaz as Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Chalmette, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend David Ducote as Parochial Vicar at St. Joan of Arc, LaPlace, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend David Frank as Parochial Vicar at St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, Slidell, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Andrew Gutierrez as Parochial Vicar at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Metairie, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Stephen Leake as Parochial Vicar at Immaculate Conception Parish, Marrero, and assisting in Hispanic ministry at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Parish, Westwego, and Christ the King Parish, Terrytown, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Lawrence Murori as Parochial Vicar at St. Pius X Parish, New Orleans, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Francis Offia as Parochial Vicar at St. Matthew the Apostle Parish, River Ridge, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Daniel Okafor as Parochial Vicar at Blessed Trinity Parish, New Orleans, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Lee Poche as Parochial Vicar at St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Metairie, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Pedro Prada as Parochial Vicar at St. Anselm Parish, Madisonville, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Andrew Rudmann as Parochial Vicar at St. Clement of Rome Parish, Metairie, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Damian Zablocki as Parochial Vicar at Most Holy Trinity Parish, Covington, effective July 1, 2019.

 

Special Ministry—————————-

Reverend José Caceres as minister to the Northshore Hispanic Community, in residence at St. Jane de Chantal, Abita Springs, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Colm Cahill as Director of Vocations, in residence at Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, New Orleans, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Lance Campo as Director of Center of Jesus the Lord and Chaplain at Children’s Hospital, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Salvador Galvez as minister to the LaPlace Hispanic Community and Hispanic Apostolate, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Kurt Young as Faculty/Formation Staff at Notre Dame Seminary, effective July 1, 2019.


Archdiocese of New Orleans Metropolitan Tribunal
The following priests have completed or will complete their Licentiate in Canon Law by August 2019, and will assist the Tribunal part-time as Defenders of the Bond:

Reverend Timothy Hedrick J.C.L.

Reverend Jonathan Hemelt

Reverend Matthew Johnston

 

Retirement—————————-

Reverend Frank Candalisa, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Stanley Klores, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Gilmer Martin, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Quentin Moody, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Michael Roberson, effective July 1, 2019.

We are very grateful to the Reverends Candalisa, Klores, Martin, Moody and Roberson, and for their many years of faithful service as priests and very dedicated pastors.

 

Transitional Deacons—————————-
(to be ordained May 18, 2019)

Reverend Mr. Sylvester Adoga as Deacon Intern, St. Rita Parish, Harahan, effective June 3, 2019-October 2019.

Reverend Mr. Luis Duarte as Deacon Intern, St. Clement of Rome Parish, Metairie, effective June 3, 2019-December 2019.

Reverend Mr. Dennis Obienu as Deacon Intern, St. Luke Parish, Slidell, effective June 3, 2019-October 2019.

Reverend Mr. Luis Valencia as Deacon Intern, The Visitation of Our Lady Parish, Marrero, effective June 3, 2019-October 2019.

Reverend Mr. John Yike as Deacon Intern, St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Destrehan, effective June 3, 2019-October 2019.

 

Special Request—————————-

Reverend Ian Bozant has requested a year of discernment with the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter.  We wish him God’s blessings in his discernment.

 

 

 

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