2017 Clergy Appointments

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2017 Clergy Appointments

 The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, announces the following clergy appointments, effective Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

 

Retirement

Father Michael Bennett retires as Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Paris
Father Robert Bulbrook retires as Pastor, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Burford
Father Ralph Diodati retires as Pastor, St. John Brebeuf Parish, Erin
Father Wallace Metcalf retires as Pastor, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Freelton

We thank them for their long, generous and joyful service to the Diocese of Hamilton.

 

Pastors

Father Jeff Bergsma Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Paris
Father Peter Ciallella Pastor, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Burford
Father Mark Gatto Pastor, St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Hamilton (new Parish)
Father Romelito Guillen Pastor, St. Peter Parish, Durham
Father Tim Hingston Pastor, St. Matthew Parish, Oakville
Father Malcolm Katzenberger Pastor, St. Gregory the Great Parish, Cambridge
Father Edward Mahony Pastor, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Freelton
Father Jeff Oehring Pastor, St. Margaret Mary Parish, Hamilton
 Father John Redmond Pastor, St. Pius X Parish, Brantford
 Father Donald Sanvido  Pastor, St. John Brebeuf Parish, Erin, and St. Peter Mission, Oustic    
 Father Adam Voisin  Pastor, Regina Mundi Parish, Hamilton 
 Father Donald Wilhelm   Pastor, Annunciation of Our Lord Parish, Hamilton 
  Father Francis Salasiar, C.S.C.       Pastor, St. Raphael Parish, Burlington (effective July 1, 2017)     
 

Administrators

 Father Stephen Gilbert   Administrator, Holy Family Parish, New Hamburg    
 Father Stephen Murrin  Administrator, St. Mark Parish, Kitchener
 Father Paul Vellimoozhayil, SJ    Administrator, St. John the Evangelist Parish, Dundalk    
 

Associate Pastors

 Father David Avila  Associate Pastor, St. Matthew Parish, Oakville    
 Father Ross Campbell  Associate Pastor, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Waterdown    
 Father Francesco Cucchi  Associate Pastor, St. Francis Xavier Parish, Stoney Creek    
 Father Kevin D’Souza  Associate Pastor, Holy Rosary Parish, Milton    
 Father Paul Hrynczyszyn  Associate Pastor, Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate, Guelph    
Father Francis Hubilla Associate Pastor, St. Peter Parish, Durham
 Father Paul Jamroz  Associate Pastor, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Kitchener  
 Father James McSharry Associate Pastor, St. Mary of the Assumption Parish,
Owen Sound
 Father David Reitzel Associate Pastor, St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Hamilton
(new Parish)   
 Father Luc Augustin Samba Associate Pastor, Annunciation of Our Lord Parish, Hamilton   
 Father Juan Carlos Saenz Associate Pastor, St. John the Baptist Parish, Guelph    
  Father Scott Whitfield Associate Pastor, Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Stoney Creek    
   Father Roshan D’Souza, C.S.C. Associate Pastor, St. Raphael Parish, Burlington (July 1, 2017)
 

Other Ministries

 Father Ian Duffy  Chaplain, St. Thomas More Lawyers’ Guild    
Father Michael King  Episcopal Vicar for Clergy    
 Father Adrian Lee  Judicial Vicar for the Diocese    
 Father Mark Morley Chaplain, Catholic Youth Organization Camp Brebeuf
 Father Jeff Oehring  Chaplain, Hamilton Serra Club    
Father Allen Varlaki Secretary, Presbyteral Council
 

Other Appointments

 Father Frank Wagner, C.S.C.     moved to Montreal by his Religious Community (June 30, 2017)    

 

Please pray for God’s blessings upon these new appointments.

Sincerely in Christ and Mary Immaculate,

 

       +Douglas Crosby,OMI
(Most Rev.) Douglas Crosby, OMI
Bishop of Hamilton 

       Murray J. Kroetsch
Very Reverend Msgr. Murray Kroetsch, VG, PH
Chancellor


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