2022 Clergy Appointments

2022 Clergy Appointments

The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, announces the following clergy appointments effective, Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at twelve o’clock noon, unless otherwise noted.

 

Retirements

Father Malcolm Katzenberger

Retires as Pastor, St. Gregory the Great Parish, Cambridge

Father Ken Miskiewicz

Retires as Pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Fergus

Father Luc Payette

Retires as Pastor, Mary Immaculate Parish, Chepstow

Father Robert Sims

Retires as Pastor, St. John the Baptist Parish, Burlington





Pastors

Father Laszlo Amaszka

Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Brantford

Father Roque Concepcion

St. Mark Parish, Kitchener

Father Andrew Czarny

Blessed Sacrament Parish, Burford,
serving St. Anthony Daniel Mission, Scotland

Father Guillermo Diaz

Our Lady of All Souls Parish, Hamilton

Father Mariusz Durbajlo

St. Agatha Parish, St. Agatha,
with responsibility for Carmel of St. Joseph, St. Agatha

Father Paul Edmondstone

Annunciation of Our Lord Parish, Hamilton

Father Romelito Guillen

Holy Family Parish, Hanover,
serving St. Francis Xavier Mission, Carlsruhe, and
St. Anne Mission, Chesley

Father Robert Hetu

St. Joseph Parish, Fergus

Father Grayson Hope

St. Peter Parish, Durham, serving St. Joseph Mission, Markdale, St. John Mission, Glenelg and St. Paul Mission, Dornoch

Msgr. Pierre Philippe Jean-Pierre

St. John the Baptist Parish, Burlington

Father Kahlid Karomi

St. Gregory the Great Parish, Cambridge
continues as Pastor, St. Benham Syrian Community
located at St. Gregory the Great Parish, Cambridge

Msgr. Murray Kroetsch

St. Joseph Parish, Hamilton,
continues as Chancellor and Vicar General of the Diocese of Hamilton
(effective March 31, 2022)

Father Bradley Markus

St. Clement Parish, Cambridge

Father Peter Meyer

St. Boniface Parish, Maryhill,
continues as Pastor, St. Teresa of Avila Parish, Elmira

Father Stephen Murrin

St. Pius X Parish, Brantford

Father Grzegorz Ogorzalek

Canadian Martyrs Parish, Hamilton,
serving as Chaplain of McMaster University, Hamilton

Father Valentine Onwunjiogu

St. John the Baptist Parish, Guelph

Father Lawrence Parent

St. Benedict Parish, Milton

Father James Petrie

Pastor Emeritus, St. Benedict Parish, Milton

Father Francisco Sordo

St. Joseph Parish, Port Elgin,
serving St. Patrick Mission, Southampton, and Ministry to Migrant Workers

Father Leszek Szczygiel

Sacred Heart Parish, Mildmay,
continues as Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Walkerton

Father Vivek Trindade

St. Anthony Daniel Parish, Kitchener

Father Wilson Andrade, CSC

St. Raphael Parish, Burlington (effective August 1, 2022)

Father Emmanuel Azike, OP

Immaculate Conception Parish, Formosa and Mary Immaculate Parish, Chepstow, serving St. Joseph Mission, Cargill and Sacred Heart Mission, Teeswater

Father Lukasz Kopaniak, SAC

Blessed Sacrament Parish, Kitchener,
serving St. Brigid Mission, Ayr







Associate Pastors

Father Pawel Stankiewicz

St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Burlington

Father Christopher Tracey

Blessed Sacrament Parish, Kitchener, serving St. Brigid Mission, Ayr, and Ministry at Freeport Hospital and Women’s Prison Ministry

Father Sunil D’Souza, OCD

St. Aloysius Parish, Kitchener

Father Fidelis Umurkoro, OP

Immaculate Conception Parish, Formosa, and Mary Immaculate Parish, Chepstow, serving St. Joseph Mission, Cargill and Sacred Heart Mission, Teeswater




Other

Father Duy Van Nguyen

Sabbatical Leave

Father Fadi Rizk

Pastor of the Greek-Melkite Community located at
Annunciation of Our Lord Parish, Hamilton



We thank Father Francis Salasiar, CSC (August 1, 2022), Father Allison Mahoney, CSC (January 26, 2022), who will be leaving the Diocese after a number of years of service.

We thank the Congregation of the Resurrection who are leaving St. Agatha Parish, St. Agatha, and St. Joseph Parish, Hamilton, after many long years of service. We thank especially Father Tim Uniac, CR, who has served most recently as Administrator of St. Agatha Parish, and Father Jim Link, CR, who has served St. Joseph Parish, for many years.

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
Chancellor


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