Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

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Clergy Assignment Changes – Sept. 15, 2016

roman collar 248Father David J. Halaiko, pastor, Nativity of the Lord Jesus, Akron, was granted permission to be in residence at the rectory of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Akron as a senior priest-retired effective Jan. 1, 2017.

Father William A. Thaden, pastor, Sacred Heart Chapel, Lorain, was appointed an at-large member of Presbyteral Council and will serve a three-year term effective June 1.

Father Gregory F. Schaut, parochial vicar, St. Mary of the Falls Parish, Olmsted Falls, was appointed chaplain to the Olmsted Township Fire Department effective immediately. This appointment is in addition to his appointment as parochial vicar of St. Mary of the Falls Parish, Olmsted Falls.

Father John G. Vrana, parochial vicar, St. Michael Parish, Independence, was granted permission to retire effective Aug. 30.  In addition Father Vrana was granted permission to be in residence at St. Michael Parish, Independence, as a senior priest-retired effective Aug. 30.

Father Edward J. Smith, pastor, St. Teresa of Avila Parish, Sheffield, was reappointed pastor, St. Teresa of Avila Parish, Sheffield, for a renewable six-year term, effective Sept. 1. In addition, Father Smith concludes his appointment as administrator, St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Lorain, and was appointed pastor, St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Lorain, effective Sept. 1.

Father Thomas J. Pajk, senior parochial vicar, St. Joseph Parish, Avon Lake, was granted early retirement due to health reasons effective Oct. 1.

Father Joseph G. Workman, pastor, St. Clement Parish, Lakewood, was reappointed pastor, St. Clement Parish, Lakewood, for a renewable six-year term, effective Jan. 1.

Father John D. Betters, pastor, SS. Robert & William Parish, Euclid, was reappointed pastor, SS. Robert & William Parish, Euclid, for a renewable six-year term, effective Jan. 3.

Father John P. McNulty, pastor, Communion of Saints Parish, Cleveland Heights, was reappointed pastor, Communion of Saints Parish, Cleveland Heights, for a renewable six-year term, effective Jan. 17.

Father Joseph J. Fortuna, pastor, Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Euclid, was reappointed pastor, Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Euclid, for a renewable six-year term, effective Feb. 21.

Father James R. Stenger, pastor, Mary Queen of the Apostles Parish, Brook Park, was reappointed pastor, Mary Queen of the Apostles Parish, Brook Park, for a renewable six-year term, effective May 23.

Father Douglas H. Koesel, pastor, Blessed Trinity Parish, Cleveland, was reappointed pastor, Blessed Trinity Parish, Cleveland, for a renewable six-year term, effective June 6.

Father Dave R. Ireland, pastor, Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, South Euclid, was reappointed pastor, Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, South Euclid, for a renewable six-year term, effective June 20.

Father Barry T. Gearing, Pastor, St. Adalbert Parish, Berea, was reappointed pastor, St. Adalbert Parish, Berea, for a renewable six-year term, effective Aug. 24.

Father Joseph S. Mecir, pastor, Our Lady of Grace Parish, Hinckley, was reappointed pastor, Our Lady of Grace Parish, Hinckley, for a renewable six-year term, effective Aug. 31.

Father Rodney A. Kreidler, pastor, St. Edward Parish, Ashland, was reappointed pastor, St. Edward Parish, Ashland, for a renewable six-year term, effective Sept. 1.

Father Lawrence Jurcak, pastor, St. John Bosco Parish, Parma Heights, was reappointed pastor, St. John Bosco Parish, Parma Heights, for a renewable six-year term, effective Sept. 15.

Father Albert Veigas, pastor, St. Agnes Parish, Elyria, was reappointed pastor, St. Agnes Parish, Elyria, for a renewable six-year term, effective Sept. 15.

Father Daniel R. Fickes concludes his appointment as pastor, St. Therese Parish in Garfield Heights, and he was appointed parochial vicar of St. Joseph Parish in Avon Lake effective Oct. 1.

Father Daniel F. Schlegel, pastor, Holy Angels Parish, Chagrin Falls, was reappointed pastor, Holy Angels Parish, Chagrin Falls, for a renewable six-year term, effective Oct. 19.

Father John C. Retar, pastor, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, Lorain, was reappointed pastor, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, Lorain, for a renewable six-year term, effective Nov. 22.

Father Philip G. Racco, pastor, St. Bernadette Parish, Westlake was re-appointed pastor, St. Bernadette Parish, Westlake for a renewable six-year term, effective Dec. 8.

Father Paul J. Rosing, pastor, Holy Family Parish, Stow, was reappointed pastor, Holy Family Parish, Stow, for a renewable six-year term, effective Dec. 20.

Deacon Daniel J. Hancock concluded his appointment as deacon, Joseph Parish, Amherst, and was appointed deacon, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Avon, effective Sept. 15.

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