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Clergy assignment changes – March 2022

Clergy Assignments

March 16, 2022

 Clergy assignment changes – March 2022

Father Michael G. Woost was appointed interim director of worship for the Diocese of Cleveland, effective March 1. This appointment is in addition to his duties as a member of the faculty of Saint Mary Seminary. His residence remains unchanged.

Father Damian J. Ference was appointed secretary for parish life and special ministries, effective March 15. This appointment is in addition to his duties as vicar for evangelization and Borromeo Seminary faculty member. His residence remains unchanged.

Father Eric S. Garris concludes his assignment as parochial vicar, St. Gabriel Parish, Concord Township, effective June 14 and he was appointed assistant coordinator of vocations for diocesan priesthood and recruiter for Borromeo and St. Mary seminaries, effective June 14. He was given permission to reside in the rectory of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, effective June 14.

Father John D. Betters was appointed as the bishop’s liaison to the Keeping the Faith Initiative, effective immediately. This appointment is in addition to his duties as pastor, SS. Robert and William Parish, Euclid, and pastor, St. John of the Cross Parish, Euclid. His residence remains unchanged.

Father Joseph R. Brankatelli concludes his assignment as military chaplain, effective June 13 and he was appointed parochial vicar, St. Clare Parish, Lyndhurst, effective June 14.

Father Joseph P. Robinson, parochial vicar, St. Peter Parish, North Ridgeville, was granted an authorized leave of absence for personal reasons, effective March 2.

Father Michael B. Smith, pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish, Akron, received permission to retire, effective June 7.

Father Robert J. Glepko, pastor, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Lorain, was granted early retirement due to health reasons, effective April 17.

The diaconal assignment of Deacon William A. Brys, St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Mentor, has been concluded and he was granted retirement status, effective July 15.

Father Bonaventure Tuan Nguyen, CRM, with permission from the Very Rev. Paul M. Tai Van Tran, CRM, provincial minister, Congregation of the Mother of the Redeemer, was appointed administrator, St. Boniface Parish, Cleveland, effective March 14.

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