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Clergy assignment changes -- September 2019

Clergy Assignments

October 4, 2019

Clergy assignment changes -- September 2019

Father Edward A. Burba, pastor, St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Akron was reappointed pastor, St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Akron for a renewable six-year term, effective Oct. 1.

Father Mark L. Hollis, spiritual director, Saint Mary Seminary, received permission to retire effective July 1, 2020. In addition, Father Hollis was granted permission to be in residence at the rectory of St. Patrick Parish (Bridge Avenue), Cleveland as a senior priest-retired effective July 1, 2020.

Father G. David Bline, pastor, St. Francis de Sales Parish, Akron concludes his appointment as pastor of St. Francis de Sales Parish, Akron and he was appointed spiritual director for Saint Mary Seminary, effective July 1, 2020.

Father John F. Loya, spiritual director, Borromeo Seminary, concludes his appointment as spiritual director of Borromeo Seminary, effective July 1, 2020. Father Loya received permission to retire for health reasons effective July 1, 2020.

Father William G. Bouhall, pastor, St. Thomas More Parish, Brooklyn, concludes his appointment as pastor of St. Thomas More Parish in Brooklyn, and he was appointed spiritual director for Borromeo Seminary, effective July 1, 2020.

Father Russell P. Lowe, pastor, Our Lady of Angels Parish, Cleveland was reappointed pastor, Our Lady of Angels Parish, Cleveland, for a renewable six-year term, effective Nov. 1.

Father Joseph Scalco, CSJ with the permission of the Very Rev. Alejandro Bazan, CSJ, provincial superior of the Congregation of St. Joseph, was appointed administrator of St. Jude Parish, Elyria, effective Oct. 1, with residence at St. Leonard House, Avon.

Father Ryan J. Cubera concludes his appointment as parochial vicar, St. Mary of the Falls Parish, Olmsted Falls, and he was appointed administrator of St. Mary of the Falls Parish, Olmsted Falls, effective Jan. 1, 2020.

Father Scott D. Goodfellow concludes his appointment as parochial vicar, St. Mary Parish, Hudson, and he was appointed administrator of St. Mary Parish, Hudson, effective Sept. 30.

Father Michael Arkins, SSS with the permission of the Very Rev. Anthony Schueller, SSS, provincial superior of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament, was appointed parochial vicar, St. Paschal Baylon Parish, Highland Heights, effective Oct. 1.

Father Matthew M. Cortnik, parochial vicar, Communion of Saints Parish, Cleveland was appointed chaplain of the Knights of Columbus Windermere Council 2726, effective immediately. This appointment is in addition to his assignment as parochial vicar, Communion of Saints Parish, Cleveland.

Father Robert J. Kropac concludes his assignment as pastor, St. Peter Parish, Cleveland, effective Oct. 13. Father Kropac continues his appointment as pastor of St. Wendelin Parish, Cleveland, with residence at St. Wendelin Parish, Cleveland, effective Oct. 13.

Father Robert Marva, OFM CAP, with the permission of the Very Rev. Thomas Betz, OFM Cap, provincial minister of the Capuchin Franciscan Friars, Province of St. Augustine, was appointed administrator, St. Peter Parish, Cleveland, effective Oct. 13. This appointment is in addition to his appointment as pastor of St. Agnes-Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Cleveland, and administrator pro tem of Conversion of St. Paul Shrine, Cleveland. His residence remains unchanged.

The diaconal assignment of Deacon D. John Travis, St. Ladislas Parish, Westlake, concluded and he was granted retirement effective Sept. 13.

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