2021 Additional Clergy Appointments

2021 Additional Clergy Appointments

The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, announces the following clergy appointments, effective June 30, 2021 unless otherwise indicated.



Father Michael King

Retires for health reasons.

Father David Lewis

Retires for health reasons.


Father Michael Anderson

Pastor, St. Mary Parish, Mount Forest

Father David Avila

Previously appointed Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Mount Forest, will remain Pastor at St. Mary Parish, Hamilton

Father Paul Edmondstone

Pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish, Formosa

Father Peter Tuyen Nguyen

Pastor, St. Ann Parish, Ancaster

Father John Schnurr

Pastor, St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Burlington


Reverend Mr. Joseph Di Loreto

Administrative Officer and Auditor, Hamilton Marriage Tribunal

Reverend Mr. Robin Mendonca

Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Hamilton (Pastoral Assistant)

Reverend Mr. Rob Thomas

Associate Director of Formation, Permanent Diaconate


Mr. Luis Inacio Cordeiro

St. Francis Xavier Parish, Stoney Creek (Pastoral Internship)

Mr. Carlos Diaz

Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate, Guelph (Pastoral Internship)

Mr. William Meehan

St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Hamilton (Pastoral Internship over 4 summers)

Mr. Paul Niesiobedzki

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

Mr. Adrian Dieleman

Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Brantford (Summer Placement)

Mr. Daniel Naim

St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Burlington (Summer Placement)

Mr. Peter Hoan Nguyen

St. Ambrose Parish, Cambridge (Summer Placement)

Mr. Kevin Upendran

Holy Cross Parish, Georgetown (Summer Placement)

We thank Father Jacek Kryn, SAC, and Father Claude Perera, OMI, who will be leaving the Diocese after a number of years of service.

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