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Clergy Assignment Changes - May 20, 2019

Clergy Assignments

May 29, 2019

Clergy Assignment Changes - May 20, 2019

Father George A. Vrabel, pastor, St. Julie Billiart Parish, North Ridgeville was reappointed pastor, St. Julie Billiart Parish, North Ridgeville for a renewable six-year term, effective July 1.

Father Andrew M. Morkunas, with the permission of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Washington, was appointed part-time chaplain at Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield Heights and part-time parochial vicar of St. John of the Cross Parish, Euclid, effective July 1. In addition, Father Morkunas was granted permission to live at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Gates Mills, effective July 1.

Father Kenneth F. Wallace, pastor, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Cleveland was appointed senior parochial vicar, Holy Family Parish, Parma, effective June 11.

Father Donald H. Dunson received permission to conclude his authorized leave of absence for sick leave and was appointed part-time parochial vicar, St. Angela Merici Parish, Fairview Park, effective July 1.

Father Terrence M. Grachanin concludes his appointment as parochial vicar, St. Brendan Parish, North Olmsted, and was appointed pastor, St. Noel Parish, Willoughby Hills, effective June 1.

Father John M. Pfeifer concludes his appointment as parochial vicar, St. Albert the Great Parish, North Royalton, and was appointed pastor, St. Vincent de Paul, Cleveland and pastor, St. Patrick Parish (Rocky River Drive), Cleveland, effective June 30.

Father Michael D. Ausperk was transferred from parochial vicar, Holy Family Parish, Stow, to parochial vicar, St. Francis Xavier Parish, Medina, effective June 11.

Father Russell G. Rauscher was appointed senior parochial vicar, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, Lorain, and senior parochial vicar, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Elyria, effective June 11.

Father Peter T. Kovacina was transferred from parochial vicar, St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Parma, to parochial vicar, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Gates Mills, effective June 11.

Father Robert A. Lorkowski was transferred from parochial vicar, St. John Neumann Parish, Strongsville, to parochial vicar, St. Ambrose Parish, Brunswick, effective June 11.

Father Jeremy D. Merzweiler was transferred from parochial vicar, St. Gabriel Parish, Concord Township, to parochial vicar, St. Ambrose Parish, Brunswick, effective June 11.

Father Robert C. Ramser was transferred from parochial vicar, St. Ambrose Parish, Brunswick, to parochial vicar, St. Angela Merici Parish, Fairview Park, effective June 11.

Father Stephen M. Spisak was transferred from parochial vicar, St. Anselm Parish, Chesterland to parochial vicar, St. Mary Parish, Chardon, and parochial vicar, St. Patrick Parish, Thompson, effective June 11.

Father Clyde K. Foster concludes his assignment as parochial vicar, St. John Vianney Parish, Mentor, and is awaiting assignment, effective June 11.

Father Martin J. Dober, who was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Cleveland on May 18 was appointed parochial vicar, St. John Vianney Parish, Mentor, effective June 11.

Father Kevin J. Fox, who was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Cleveland on May 18 was appointed parochial vicar, St. Bernadette Parish, Westlake, effective June 11.

Father Andrew J. Gonzalez, who was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Cleveland on May 18 was appointed parochial vicar, Holy Family Parish, Stow, effective June 11.

Father Michael A. Petkosek, who was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Cleveland on May 18 was appointed parochial vicar, St. Columbkille Parish, Parma, effective June 11.

Father Reverend Daniel M. Samide, who was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Cleveland on May 18 was appointed parochial vicar, St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Parma effective June 11.

Father David A. Stavarz, who was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Cleveland on May 18, was appointed parochial vicar, St. Gabriel Parish, Concord, effective June 11.

Father Joshua F. Trefney, who was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Cleveland on May 18, was appointed parochial vicar, St. Albert the Great Parish, North Royalton, effective 11.

Father John Inwood Jeong was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Daegu on May 18 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

Father Francisco Honorato Garnica, CSJ was ordained a priest for the Congregation of St. Joseph on May 18 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist.

Father Joseph P. Boznar, pastor, St. Vitus Parish, Cleveland, was appointed chaplain for the Department of Ohio Catholic War Veterans and Auxiliary, effective immediately. This appointment is in addition to his assignment as pastor, St. Vitus Parish, Cleveland.

Father Matthew E. Pfeiffer, pastor, St. Paul Parish, Akron, was appointed chaplain of the Serra Club of Akron, effective immediately. This appointment is in addition to his assignment as pastor, St. Paul Parish, Akron.

Father Jayme C. Stayer, SJ, with the permission of the Rev. Glen J. Shun, SJ, Socius of the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus, concludes his appointment as parochial vicar, Gesu Parish, University Heights and was reassigned outside the Diocese of Cleveland, effective June 15.

Father Gregory J. Hyde, SJ, with the permission of the Very Rev. Brian G. Paulson, SJ, provincial of the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus, was appointed parochial vicar, Gesu Parish, University Heights with residence at Schell House, University Heights effective July 10.

Father James T. Bretzke, 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 a professor of theology at John Carroll University with residence at John Carroll Jesuit Residence in University Heights, effective Aug. 20.

Deacon Christopher J. Depenti who was ordained a permanent deacon for the Diocese of Cleveland on May 4, was appointed deacon, St. Augustine Parish, Cleveland, effective May 18.

Deacon Giovanni E. Grazia, who was ordained a permanent deacon for the Diocese of Cleveland on May 4, was appointed deacon, Divine Word Parish, Kirtland, effective May 18.

Deacon Matthew W. Harley, who was ordained a permanent deacon for the Diocese of Cleveland on May 4, was appointed deacon, St. John Bosco Parish, Parma Heights, effective May 18.

Deacon Thomas A. Shetina, who was ordained a permanent deacon for the Diocese of Cleveland on May 4, was appointed deacon, SS. Robert and William Parish, Euclid, effective May 18.

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