Announcement: 2017 Clergy Appointments

Announcement: 2017 Clergy Appointments

The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, announces the following clergy appointments, effective immediately or when indicated.



Father Robert Dunn Retired, Chaplain, Sisters of the Precious Blood (November 30, 2017)
Father David Weise Retired, Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Walkerton (December 31, 2017)
Father Shane Degblor, MCCJ Returning to his Provincial House of the Comboni Fathers
Father Pawel Szymanowski, CR Congregation of the Resurrection Generalate and Studies, Rome (December 1, 2017)

Other Ministries

Father René Beshman, OMI Chaplain, Sisters of the Precious Blood (December 22, 2017)
Father Joseph Okoko Providing Chaplaincy service to Sisters of the Precious Blood while continuing as Associate Priest at St. Margaret Mary Parish, Hamilton

Permanent Deacons

Reverend Mr. Peter Gittens Retired, Associate Director, Diaconate Formation (December 31, 2017)
Reverend Mr. Joseph Di Loreto Associate Director, Diaconate Formation (December 1, 2017)
Reverend Mr. Stephene Zara Moderator of Permanent Deacons (December 1, 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 

Very Reverend Msgr. Murray Kroetsch, VG, PH