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Clergy Assignment Changes – November 9, 2018

Father John D. Betters, pastor, SS. Robert & William Parish, Euclid, concluded his appointment as administrator of St. John of the Cross Parish, Euclid and was appointed pastor, St. John of the Cross Parish, Euclid, effective Nov. 1. This appointment is in addition to his appointment as pastor of SS. Robert & William Parish, Euclid.

Father Clarence Williams C.PP.S. with the permission of the Very Rev. Larry J. Hemmelgarn, C.PP.S., provincial director, Missionaries of the Precious Blood, Cincinnati Province, concluded his appointment as senior parochial vicar, St. Joan of Arc Parish, Chagrin Falls, effective immediately.  Father Williams returned to the Missionaries of the Precious Blood Community in Dayton, Ohio.

Father Milton Kiocha, AJ with the permission of the Very Rev. Augustine Ida, SJ, regional superior of the Apostles of Jesus Institute, concluded his assignment as chaplain, Akron General Medical Center and residence at Visitation of Mary Parish, Akron, effective Nov. 5. Father Kiocha was reassigned outside the Diocese of Cleveland.

Father Bernard P. Kyara, AJ, with the permission of the Very Rev. Augustine Ida, SJ, regional superior of the Apostles of Jesus Institute, was appointed chaplain, Akron General Medical Center with residence at Visitation of Mary Parish, Akron effective Nov. 5.

Father Salvatore M. Ruggeri concluded his appointment as pastor, Holy Angels Parish, Bainbridge, and was granted an authorized leave of absence for personal reasons, effective Nov. 4.

Father Peter S. Bang (Daegu, South Korea), concluded his appointment as parochial vicar, Holy Angels Parish, and was appointed parochial vicar, St. Mary Parish, Painesville, effective Oct. 29.

Father G. Max Cole concluded his appointment as parochial vicar, St. Angela Merici Parish, Fairview Park, and was appointed administrator, Holy Angels Parish, Bainbridge, effective Nov. 4.

Father John J. Mullee concludes his appointment as parochial vicar, St. Rita Parish, Solon and was appointed pastor, St. Michael Parish, Independence, effective Dec. 1.

Father Walter H. Jenne concludes his appointment as administrator of St. Michael Parish, Independence, effective Dec. 1. Father Jenne continues his appointment as pastor, St. Basil the Great Parish, Brecksville.

Father Michael J. Troha, pastor, St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish, Cleveland was appointed pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish, Willoughby, effective Dec. 1.

Father Kevin E. Estabrook concludes his appointment as parochial vicar, Holy Family Parish, Parma and has been appointed pastor, Ignatius of Antioch Parish, Cleveland, effective Dec. 1.

Father Thomas J. Behrend concludes his appointment as administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish, Willoughby, effective Dec. 1. Father Behrend continues his appointment as pastor, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Wickliffe.

Father Zvonko Blasko concludes his appointment as administrator of St. Paul Parish, Cleveland and was appointed pastor, St. Paul Parish, Cleveland, effective Dec. 22.

Father Adam A. Zajac concludes his appointment as parochial vicar, St. Ambrose Parish, Brunswick and was appointed pastor, St. Mark Parish, Cleveland, effective Dec. 1.

Father John E. Manning concludes his appointment as administrator of St. Mark Parish, Cleveland, effective Dec. 1.  Father Manning continues his appointment as delegate for senior priests and faculty member of Saint Mary Seminary.

Father Charles M. Butkowski, pastor, St. Adalbert Parish, Berea was appointed chaplain of the St. Adalbert Knights of Columbus Council 15901 effective immediately. This appointment is in addition to his appointment as pastor, St. Adalbert Parish, Berea.

Father Michael J. Feldtz, parochial vicar, St. Mary Parish, Berea was appointed chaplain of the St. Mary of the Falls Knights of Columbus Council 14416 effective immediately. This appointment is in addition to his appointment as parochial vicar, St. Mary Parish, Berea.

Father Edward J. Janoch concluded his appointment as parochial vicar, St. Mary Parish, Chardon and was appointed parochial vicar, St. Rita Parish, Solon, effective Dec. 1.

The diaconal assignment of Deacon Daniel E. Norris, St. Francis Xavier Parish, Medina, concluded and he was granted retirement status effective Oct. 22.

 

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