Additional Clergy Appointments

Additional Clergy Appointments

The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, announces the following clergy appointments, effective June 27, 2018 unless otherwise indicated, in addition to the previously announced clergy appointments



Father Toby Collins, CR Pastor, St. Mary Parish, Kitchener
(September 1, 2018)
Father George Nowak, CR Pastor, St. Agatha Parish, St. Agatha
(September 1, 2018)

Associate Pastors

Father Daniel Lobsinger, CR Associate Pastor, St. Mary Parish, Kitchener
(September 1, 2018)

Other Ministries

Father Jeff Bergsma Dean, Wellington Deanery
(June 27, 2018)
Father Joseph deViveiros, CR Assisting Priest, St. Mary Parish, Kitchener
(September 1, 2018)

Transitional Deacons

Reverend Mr. Gregory Merkley Blessed Sacrament Parish, Kitchener (summer)
Reverend Mr. John Schnurr Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Hamilton (summer)
Reverend Mr. Vivek Trindade Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Stoney Creek (summer)

Permanent Deacons

Reverend Mr. Joseph DiGrado Retired, St. Benedict Parish, Milton
(March 31, 2018)
Reverend Mr. Janos Janossy Retired, Sacred Heart Parish, Walkerton
(March 6, 2018)
Reverend Mr. Rick McLellan Retired, St. Mary Parish, Owen Sound
(February 15, 2018)
Reverend Mr. John Andrade St. John and Our Lady of Guadalupe Parishes, Kitchener
(June 2, 2018)
Reverend Mr. Michael Foulger St. Clement Parish, Cambridge
(May 31, 2018)
Reverend Mr. Leonard Gallant  St. Benedict Parish, Milton
(June 2, 2018)  
Reverend Mr. Juan Herrera St. Michael Parish, Oakville
(March 26, 2018) 
Reverend Mr. Randy Matters Regina Mundi Parish, Hamilton
(June 27, 2018)
 Reverend Mr. Mark Shaw St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Waterdown
(June 2, 2018)  
Reverend Mr. Bert Tami Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate Parish, Guelph
(June 2, 2018) 


Father Fawzi Hanna Chaldean Priest moved to the Diocese of Saskatoon
(April 2018)
Father Lawrence Parent Incardinated into the Diocese of Hamilton
(May 24, 2018)
Father Robert Sims Extern confessor, School Sisters of Notre Dame Convent
(June 4, 2018)


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

Sincerely in Christ and Mary Immaculate,

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

Very Rev. Msgr. Murray Kroetsch, VG, PH