2019 Additional Clergy Appointments

2019 Additional Clergy Appointments

The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, announces the following clergy appointments, effective June 26, 2019 unless otherwise indicated.


Father Francesco Cucchi

Pastor, St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Hamilton

Father Piotr Machnacki, SAC  

Pastor, St. Anthony Parish, Oakville


Father Lajos Angyal

Pastoral Administrator, St. Stephen of Hungary Parish, Hamilton (June 1, 2019)

Msgr. Murray Kroetsch

Administrator, Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Cambridge and Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Kitchener (June 10, 2019)

Associate Pastors

Father Patras Samuel

Associate Pastor, Assumption Parish, Stoney Creek (May 1, 2019)

Father Claude Perera, OMI

Associate Pastor, St. Francis Xavier Parish, Stoney Creek (Sept. 30, 2019)

Other Ministries

Father Lawrence Parent

Bishop’s Delegate, Catholic Foundation of Waterloo Region (April 15, 2019)

Father Jaimes Ponce

Marriage Tribunal (July 2, 2019)

Father David Reitzel

Bishop’s Delegate, Catholic Youth Organization

Father David Wynen

Dean, Hamilton Deanery

Father Daniel Lobsinger, CR

Chaplain, Youth Teams of Our Lady (June 2019)

Transitional Deacons

Reverend Mr. Paul Edmondstone

Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Hamilton (summer)

Reverend Mr. Robin Mendonҫa

Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate, Guelph (summer)

Reverend Mr. Francisco Sordo

St. Joseph Parish, Guelph (summer)

Reverend Mr. Pawel Stankiewicz

St. Pius X Parish, Brantford (summer)

Reverend Mr. Hayden Starczala

St. Clement Parish, Cambridge (summer)

Permanent Deacons

Reverend Mr. Victor Kubrak

Retired, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Waterdown (June 23, 2019)

Reverend Mr. Terry Murphy  

Retired, St. Dominic Parish, Oakville (June 3, 2019)

Reverend Mr. John Moss

 Coordinator, Diocesan Liturgy Office (September 1, 2019)


Mr. Carlos Diaz

St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Hamilton (Pastoral Internship)

Mr. Damian Frederick

St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Owen Sound (Pastoral Internship)

Mr. Daniel Naim

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Stoney Creek (Pastoral Internship)

Mr. Kevin Upendran

St. Ann Parish, Ancaster (Pastoral Internship)

Mr. John Ha

Vocation Centre, Kitchener (Summer Placement)

Mr. William Meehan

 Holy Cross Parish, Georgetown (Summer Placement)

Mr. Mauricio Munoz

 Blessed Sacrament Parish, Kitchener (Summer Placement)


Father Czeslaw Kolasa, SAC

Leaving the Diocese (June 13, 2019)

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