2022 Additional Clergy Appointments

2022 Additional Clergy Appointments

The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, announces the following appointments:

Ordinations

Reverend Kevin Upendran Ordination to the Priesthood, May 7, 2022 (Cathedral Basilica, Hamilton)
Mr. Paul Klaassen Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate, June 4, 2022 (Cathedral Basilica)
Mr. Shawn Meaney Ordination to the Permanent Diaconate, June 4, 2022 (Cathedral Basilica)
Mr. John Ha Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate, June 24, 2022 (Cathedral Basilica)
Mr. Paul Niesiobedzki Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate, June 24, 2022 (Cathedral Basilica)
Mr. Jonathan Reitzel Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate, June 24, 2022 (Cathedral Basilica)


Retirements

Rev. Msgr. Ivan Vuksic Retires as Associate Pastor, Holy Trinity Parish, Oakville (March 25, 2022)

Appointments

Reverend Roque Concepcion

Pastor, St. Mark Parish, Kitchener (August 1, 2022)

Reverend Robert Kavelj, OFM

Pastor, Queen of Peace Parish, Norval (June 1, 2022)

Reverend Stefano Lee

Associate Pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Hamilton (June 1, 2022)

Reverend Kevin Upendran

Assisting Priest, St. Ann Parish, Ancaster (June/August 2022)
Covering St. Mark Parish, Kitchener (July 2022)
Continuing studies, St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore (September 2022)

Reverend David Walter

Episcopal Vicar for Priests (June 29, 2022)

Reverend Stephen Murrin

Dean of Brant (June 29, 2022, completing Father Lukasz Kopaniak’s term)

Reverend Larry Parent

Dean of Halton (June 29, 2022, completing Father David Walter’s term)

Reverend Kevin D’Souza

Representative from Brant (June 29, 2022, completing Father Ciallella’s term)

Reverend Ranjan D’Sa, OCD

Spiritual Advisor, Catholic Women’s League (June 29, 2022)





Other

Reverend Stephen Murrin

Incardinated into the Diocese of Hamilton (June 1, 2022)


Permanent Deacons

Reverend Mr. Paul Klaassen St. Ambrose Parish, Cambridge (June 4, 2022)

Reverend Mr. Shawn Meaney

St. Anthony Daniel Parish, Kitchener (June 4, 2022)

Seminarians

Mr. Joel Espinosa

St. Michael Parish, Waterloo (Pastoral Year, June 2022 – August 2023)

Mr. William Meehan

St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Hamilton (Pastoral Year over 4 summers: 2021 – 2024)

Deacon John Ha

St. Anthony Daniel Parish, Kitchener/CPE St. Mary’s Hospital/ St. Joseph’s Hospital (Summer Placement)

Deacon Jonathan Reitzel

Cathedral Basilica of Christ the King, Hamilton (Summer Placement)

Mr. Luis Inacio St. Mary Parish, Hamilton (Summer Placement)
Mr. Peter Nguyen Holy Cross Parish, Georgetown (Summer Placement)
Mr. Rishi Persaud St. Joseph Parish, Guelph (Summer Placement)

We thank Msgr. Ivan Vuksic (July 27, 2022), and Reverend Marko Puljic, O.F.M. (June 1, 2022), 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
Chancellor


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