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Clergy Assignment Changes – October 15, 2018

Father James E. Singler, pastor, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Cuyahoga Falls was re-appointed pastor, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Cuyahoga Falls, for a renewable six-year term, effective Sept. 1.

Father James R. Semonin, chaplain, Parma Community Hospital, received permission to retire, effective Jan. 27, 2019.  In addition, Father Semonin was granted permission to be in residence at the rectory of Queen of Heaven Parish, Uniontown as a senior priest-retired, effective Jan. 27, 2019.

Father Franz C. Dool was granted a year extension to his leave of absence for personal reasons, effective Aug. 1.

Father Peter Colletti, pastor, St. Eugene Parish, Cuyahoga Falls, was appointed chaplain of the Knights of Columbus Victor J. Paul Assembly Council 1768 of Cuyahoga Falls, effective immediately. This appointment is in addition to his assignment as pastor, St. Eugene Parish, Cuyahoga Falls.

Father Kevin C. Shemuga, pastor, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Macedonia, was appointed chaplain of the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish and SS. Cosmas and Damian Parish Knights of Columbus Council 11831, effective immediately. This appointment is in addition to his assignment as pastor, Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Macedonia.

Msgr. Richard C. Antall, pastor, Holy Name Parish, Cleveland, was reappointed pastor, Holy Name Parish, Cleveland for a renewable six year-term, effective Sept. 1.

Father Eric S. Orzech, pastor, St. Casimir Parish, Cleveland, was reappointed pastor, St. Casimir Parish, Cleveland, for a renewable six-year term, effective Sept. 1.

Father Eric S. Orzech, pastor, St. Stanislaus Parish, Cleveland, was reappointed pastor, St. Stanislaus Parish, Cleveland for a renewable six year term, effective Sept. 1.

Father Richard S. Rausch, O. de M., with the permission of Father Michael Rock, O. de M., vicar provincial of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy, concludes his assignment as pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Cleveland, effective Oct. 1. Father Rasch will remain in residence at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Cleveland for the month of October to assist the new pastor in the transition.

Father Joseph Eddy, O. de M., with the permission of Father Michael Rock, O. de M., vicar provincial of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy, was appointed pastor, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Cleveland, effective Oct. 1.

Father James Chia, O. de M., with the permission of Father Michael Rock, O. de M., vicar provincial of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy, was appointed parochial vicar, St. Rocco Parish, Cleveland, effective Oct. 1.

Father Eugene Costa, o. de M., with the permission of Father Michael Rock, O. de M., vicar provincial of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy, was granted permission to live at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Cleveland serving as chaplain to the Mercedarian Sisters effective Oct. 1.

Father Daniel Bowen, O. de M., with the permission of Father Michael Rock, O. de M., vicar provincial of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy, was granted permission to live at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Cleveland, while serving as vocation director for the vicariate, effective Oct. 1.

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