Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

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Clergy Assignment Changes – August 27, 2018

Father Thomas J. Pipp, SJ was given faculties of the Diocese of Cleveland, and with the permission of the Very Rev. Brian G. Paulson, SJ, provincial of the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus, was appointed rector of John Carroll University Community with residence at John Carroll Jesuit residence, Schell House, effective immediately.

Father George A. Vrabel, pastor, St. Julie Billiart Parish, North Ridgeville was granted an authorized leave of absence for sick leave, effective Aug. 20.

Father Robert J. Franco, pastor, St. Peter Parish, North Ridgeville, was appointed administrator, St. Julie Billiart Parish in North Ridgeville, effective Aug. 20.  This appointment is in addition to his appointment as pastor, St. Peter Parish.

Father Richard A. Evans, pastor, Holy Family Parish, Parma was reappointed pastor, Holy Family Parish,  for a renewable six-year term, effective Sept. 1.

Father Gary D. Chmura, pastor, St. Adalbert Parish, Cleveland was reappointed pastor, St. Adalbert Parish, for a renewable six-year term, effective Sept. 1. This appointment is in addition to his assignment as pastor, Our Lady of Peace Parish, Cleveland.

Father Joseph G. Workman, pastor, St. James Parish, Lakewood was reappointed pastor, St. James Parish, Lakewood for a renewable six-year term, effective Sept. 1.  This appointment is in addition to his assignment as pastor, St. Clement Parish, Lakewood.

Father Joseph T. Hilinski, pastor, St. Barbara Parish, Cleveland was reappointed pastor, St. Barbara Parish for a renewable six-year term, effective Sept. 1. This appointment is in addition to his assignment as delegate for ecumenical and interfaith affairs for the Diocese of Cleveland.

Father Joseph R. Mamich, pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Strongsville was reappointed pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Strongsville for a renewable six-year term, effective Sept. 1.

Father Christopher J. Zerucha concluded his appointment as parochial vicar, St. Mary Parish, Painesville and was appointed pastor, St. Bernard Parish, Akron and pastor, St. Mary Parish, Akron, effective Oct. 1.

Father Francis J. Basa concludes his appointment as administrator, St. Bernard Parish, Akron and administrator, St. Mary Parish, Akron, effective Oct. 1.

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