Categories: General Date: May 5, 2017 Title: More Clergy Appointments and Retirements
On the weekend of May 6-7, more clergy appointments and retirements were announced in those parishes affected by the moves. Bishop Hundt expressed his gratitude to each of the priests for their generosity of spirit in accepting new appointments, as well as to the retiring priest for his years of faithful service. Please join with Bishop Hundt in praying that God blesses all of these priests and their parishioners during this time of transition and change.
The following announcements were made in the parishes affected by these moves over the weekend of May 6-7.
Monsignor Edwin Gale ends appointment as Vicar General effective Wednesday June 28, 2017:
For many years Monsignor Gale has served as the Vicar General of this diocese. At his request, I am relieving him of this ministry as of June 28th 2017. I am very grateful to Monsignor Gale for the wise, kind and generous service he has given to this diocese as Vicar General these many years and I invite you to join with me in praying that God will reward him abundantly for his faithful and loving service.
Reverend Gerard Patry appointed Vicar General effective Wednesday June 28, 2017:
In consultation with members of the Presbyteral Council, I am appointing Father Patry the Vicar General of this diocese for a five year term beginning on June 28th 2017. I am grateful to Father Patry for agreeing to accept this appointment and I invite you to join with me in praying for God’s blessings upon him in fulfilling this important role of service.
Pastoral Appointments effective Wednesday June 28, 2017:
- Reverend James Yacob, HGN – appointed Administrator of Our Lady of Labrador Parish, in West St. Modeste.
- Reverend Lourdhu Madanu, M.F. – appointed Administrator of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Lourdes and Our Lady of the Cape Parish in Cape St. George.
I am grateful to Father James and Father Lourdhu for their generosity of spirit in accepting these new appointments. Please join with me in praying that God will bless them and their parishioners especially during this time of transition and change.
Please Note:The appointment of a Pastor/Administrator of Sacred Heart Parish in Conche will be announced at a later date