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2023 Additional Clergy Appointments

2023 Additional Clergy Appointments

Date posted on May 23, 2023

The Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, OMI, Bishop of Hamilton, announces the following clergy appointments effective, Wednesday, June 28, 2023, at twelve o’clock noon, unless otherwise noted.


Father Livinus Okamgba St. Patrick Parish, Cambridge (effective Sept. 3, 2023 – Dec. 19, 2023)
Father Christopher Tracey St. Brigid Mission, Ayr (effective June 20, 2023)


Associate Pastors

Father Carlos Diaz Holy Cross Parish, Georgetown (effective June 1, 2023)
Father John Ha St. Benedict Parish, Milton (effective June 28, 2023)
Father Paul Niesiobedzki St. Gabriel Parish, Burlington (effective June 1, 2023)
Father Jonathan Reitzel St. Francis Xavier Parish, Stoney Creek (effective June 1, 2023)
Father Rajesh D’Souza, OCD St. Matthew Parish, Oakville (effective August 4, 2023)
Father Benedict T. Insigne, CRSP St. James Parish, Oakville
Father Innocent Nwachukwu St. John the Baptist Parish, Guelph (In Residence)



Deacon-Elect William Meehan St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Hamilton (Pastoral Year over 4 summers: 2021 – 2024)
Deacon-Elect Luis Inacio St. Anthony Daniel Parish, Kitchener (effective May 15, 2023)
Mr. Moices Caballero St. John / Our Lady of Guadalupe, Kitchener (Pastoral Year, Jan.-Dec. 2023)
Mr. Adrian Dieleman Our Lady of All Souls, Hamilton (Summer Placement, May 15, 2023)
Mr. Tim Kulakowsky St. Joseph Parish, Guelph (Summer Placement, May 31, 2023)
Mr. Joseph Mendonca Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate, Guelph (Summer Placement, July 1, 2023)
Mr. Peter Nguyen Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Waterloo (Summer Placement, May 9, 2023)
Mr. Rishi Persaud St. Teresa of Avila Parish, Elmira (Summer Placement, May 15, 2023)
Mr. Brandon Joshua Rego Notre Dame Parish, Hamilton (Summer Placement, May 9, 2023)


Reverend Wojciech Kuzma St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton – Laurier University
Graduate Diploma in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy
Reverend Stefano Lee Incardinated into the Diocese of Hamilton (April 1, 2023)
Reverend Michael McHugh Retires, Chaplain, St. Joseph Villa, Dundas


We thank Father Peter Nwachukwu, OCD (May 15, 2023), who has left the Diocese.

Please pray for God’s blessing 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