2018 Clergy Appointments

2018 Clergy Appointments

The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, announces the following clergy appointments, effective Wednesday, June 27, 2018.



Monsignor Earl Talbot retires as Pastor, St. Basil Parish, Brantford
Father Jiri Macenauer retires as Pastor, Sts. Cyril and Methodius Parish, Hamilton

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



Father Laszlo Amaszka Pastor, St. John the Baptist Parish, Guelph
Father Jeff Bergsma Pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Guelph
Father Paul Hrynczyszyn Pastor, St. Basil Parish, Brantford
Father Jung Heon (Francisco) Kwak Pastor, St. Paul Chung Parish, Kitchener
Father Andrew Quarshie Pastor, St. Eugene and St. John the Baptist
Parishes, Hamilton
Father David Reitzel Pastor, Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Stoney Creek
Father Les Szczygiel Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Walkerton
Father Jerzy Tomon Pastor, St. Michael Parish, Oakville
Father Rafal Tomon Pastor, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Waterloo
Father Piotr Machnacki, SAC Pastor, St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Hamilton
Father Brian Quigley, MCCJ Pastor, St. Anne and St. Joseph Parishes, Kitchener
Father Janusz Roginski, SAC Pastor, St. Gabriel Parish, Burlington


Father Piotr Jurzyk Administrator, St. Lawrence Parish and care of the English-speaking community of St. Mary Parish, Hamilton
(In residence, St. Stephen of Hungary Parish, Hamilton)
Father Joseph Okoko Administrator, Sacred Heart Parish, Paris
Father Juan Carlos Saenz Administrator, All Souls Parish, Hamilton
Father Mark Sullivan Administrator, St. Joseph, Patron of Canada Parish, Acton

Associate Pastors

Father Ross Campbell Associate Pastor, St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Hamilton
Father Grayson Hope Associate Pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Guelph
Msgr. Philippe Jean Pierre Associate Pastor, St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Burlington
Father Tim Theriault Associate Pastor, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Waterdown
Father Chris Tracey Associate Pastor, Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate Parish, Guelph
Father Venil D’Souza, OCD Associate Pastor, St. Aloysius Parish, Kitchener
Father Artur Geringer, SAC Associate Pastor, Holy Rosary Parish, Milton

Other Ministries

Father Robert Hetu In residence, St. Margaret Mary Parish, Hamilton
On loan to Diocese of St. Catharines
(November 2018 – June 2020)
Father Jason Kuntz Studies in Rome
Father James McSharry Sabbatical Céilí Community, Ireland
(August 20 – December 15, 2018)
Father David Wilhelm Chaplain, Precious Blood Monastery, Hamilton
Father Godwin Pinto, OCD Assisting Priest, St. Patrick Parish, Burlington
(In residence at St. Dominic Parish, Oakville)




The Scalabrinian Fathers are concluding their ministry at All Souls Parish, Hamilton, where they have served for almost 100 years. We are grateful for their ministry over this period.

Fathers Junghyuk Choi, Joe LeClair, Jose Moreira, Raymond Peter, Luc Samba, Roshan D’Souza, OCD, John Massari, c.s., Heiner Paucar, OMI, and Jose Plascencia, c.s., will be leaving the Diocese of Hamilton.  We thank them for their ministry and wish them God’s blessings in their future ministry.


Please pray for God's blessings upon these ministries.

Sincerely in Christ and Mary Immaculate,

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

Very Rev. Msgr. Murray Kroetsch, VG, PH