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Clergy Assignment Changes – June 26, 2018

Father Clarence Williams, C.PP.S., has been appointed, with the permission of the Very Reverend Larry J. Hemmelgarn, C.PP.S., Provincial Director, Missionaries of the Precious Blood, Cincinnati Province, Senior Parochial Vicar, St Joan of Arc Parish, Chagrin Falls effective 1 July 2018.

Father John T. Lane, SSS, Pastor, St. Paschal Baylon Parish, Highland Heights has been elected as a Presbyteral Convener – Suburban East, to complete the term of office for Rev. Kevin E. Estabrook who has been transferred out of the district effective 1 June 2018. In addition Fr. Lane will serve a three year term on the Presbyteral Council from June 1 2019 to 31 May 2022.

Father Dennis J. Kristancic, Parochial Vicar, Holy Family Parish, Parma has received permission to retire for health reasons effective 20 June 2018.

Father Andras Mezei, Administrator, St. Emeric Parish, Cleveland has been appointed Administrator of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, Cleveland effective 1 July 2018. This appointment is in addition to his assignment as Administrator, St. Emeric Parish, Cleveland.

Father Vincent J. Hawk, Pastor, St. Peter Parish, Loudonville has been appointed Director of Newman Campus Ministry for the Diocese of Cleveland effective 1 July 2018. This appointment is in addition to his assignment as Pastor of St. Peter Parish, Loudonville and Chaplain for Ashland University Newman Center.

Father Barry T. Gearing, Pastor, St. John Neumann Parish, Strongsville has been appointed Chaplain of the St. Francis of Assisi Knights of Columbus Council #10792 of Strongsville, Ohio effective immediately. This appointment is in addition to his assignment as Pastor, St. John Neumann Parish, Strongsville.

Deacon Thaddeus C. Bizon, Jr. concludes his appointment as Deacon, St. Martin of Tours Parish, Maple Heights and has been appointed Deacon, St. Albert the Great Parish, North Royalton effective 1 July 2018.

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