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Definitions of Parish Leadership

Working definitions of parish leadership positions, Diocese of Green Bay, May 2013:

Pastor -- A priest who shepherds or leads the parish entrusted to him, exercising pastoral care in the community entrusted to him under the authority of the diocesan bishop. The pastor carries out the duties of teaching, sanctifying and governing, with the cooperation of other priests or deacons and the assistance of lay members of the Christian faithful.

Administrator -- A priest who is bound by the same duties as a pastor. Often, an administrator is either appointed for a shorter period of time (perhaps during a time of transition), or is appointed as administrator until such a time as the bishop may name the administrator as pastor (especially for a more recently ordained priest).

Parochial Vicar -- The official term used in canon law for a priest formerly known as the associate or assistant pastor. The bishop assigns him to assist the pastor in the pastoral ministry of the parish.

Pastoral Leader -- The person appointed by the bishop to participate in the exercise of pastoral care of a parish when there is not a priest available to serve as pastor or administrator. The pastoral leader may be a deacon, religious sister or brother, or a lay woman or man who has a master's degree in theology or pastoral studies, and at least five years of pastoral experience, among other qualifications.

Priest Moderator -- The priest who is endowed with the power and faculties of a pastor to supervise the pastoral care in a parish served by a pastoral leader.

Priest Celebrant -- A priest who is appointed to celebrate the sacraments in a parish led by a pastoral leader.

Pastoral Coordinator -- The person who serves in a role similar to that of a pastoral leader, but under the direction of a priest administrator.

The Chancery office of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay has announced the following appointments, which are grouped by announcement date:

June 29, 2018

Reverend Vicente Llagas has been appointed Administrator of St. Philomena Parish, Birnamwood, and St. Boniface Parish, Aniwa, effective September 1, 2018.

Reverend Edmundo Siguenza has been appointed Administrator of St. Joseph/Holy Family Parish in Phlox, and SS James and Stanislaus Parish, White Lake/Langlade, effective September 1, 2018.

Reverend Felix Abaño, Jr., has been appointed Administrator of St. Anne Parish, Coleman/Lena effective September 1, 2018.

Dcn Donald CoenenDeacon Donald Coenen, deacon at Immaculate Conception Parish, Oneida, has been granted Senior Permanent Deacon Status as of July 1, 2018.

Deacon Clarence NaidlDeacon Clarence Naidl, deacon at St. James Parish, Cooperstown and St. Joseph Parish, Kellnersville, has been granted Senior Permanent Deacon Status as of June 17, 2018.

 
 

June 1, 2018

Vicariate I

Reverend Robert Ni Ni, MF, from the Diocese of Loikaw, Myanmar (Burma), Missionaries of Faith, has been appointed Administrator of St. John Parish, Gillett, St. Michael Parish, Suring, and Station at Chute Pond, effective July 2, 2018.

Fr Michael Lightner bwReverend Michael Lightner, from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, has been appointed Administrator of St. Anthony Parish, Niagara, St. Margaret Parish, Pembine, and Sacred Heart Parish, Aurora, effective July 2, 2018.

Vicariate III

Fr Xavier SantiagoReverend Xavier Arockiasamy Santiago has been appointed Administrator of St. Mary Magdalene Parish, Waupaca, effective July 2, 2018. He concludes his appointment as Administrator of SS. Peter and Paul Parish, Weyauwega, and Sacred Heart Parish, Manawa, effective July 1, 2018.

Fr Louis GolamariReverend Louis Golamari, from the Archdiocese of Hyderabad, India, has been appointed Administrator of St. Jude the Apostle Parish, Oshkosh, effective August 1, 2018.

Vicariate VI

Abbot Gary NevilleAbbot Gary Neville, O. Praem., has been appointed Pastor of Holy Cross Parish, Bay Settlement, effective June 1, 2018.

 
 

April 20, 2018

Vicariate I

Fr Mathew SimonarReverend Mathew Simonar has been appointed Pastor of St. John Parish, Antigo, Ss. Mary & Hyacinth Parish, Antigo, and St. Wenceslaus Parish, Neva, effective July 2, 2018. In addition, he is appointed Temporary Administrator of SS. James-Stanislaus Parish, White Lake/Langlade, also effective July 2, 2018. He concludes appointment as Pastor of St. Jude the Apostle Parish, Oshkosh, effective July 1, 2018.

Fr Nonito BarraReverend Nonito Jesus Barra has been appointed Administrator of St. Francis Solanus Parish, Gresham, St. Michael Parish, Keshena, St. Mary Parish, Leopolis, and St. Anthony Parish, Neopit, effective July 2, 2018. At the same time, he concludes his appointment as Administrator of St. Anne Parish, Coleman/Lena, effective July 1, 2018. In addition, he is appointed Temporary Administrator of St. Anne Parish, Coleman/Lena, effective July 2, 2018 and concluding on August 30, 2018.

Fr Francis ZurbanoReverend Francis Zurbano, MF, concludes his appointment as Parochial Vicar of St. Francis Solanus Parish, Gresham, St. Michael Parish, Keshena, St. Mary Parish, Leopolis, and St. Anthony Parish, Neopit, effective July 1, 2018.

Mrs Christine GallMrs. Christine Gall concludes her appointment as Pastoral Leader of Immaculate Conception Parish, Florence, effective July 1, 2018.

Fr Callistus ElueReverend Callistus Elue concludes his appointment as Administrator of St. Stanislaus Parish, Armstrong Creek, and St. Joan of Arc Parish, Goodman, while continuing his appointment as Administrator of St. Joseph Parish, Crandon, effective July 1, 2018.

Fr Tim BrandtReverend Timothy Brandt has been appointed Pastor of St. Joan of Arc Parish, Goodman, and St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, Armstrong Creek, and Immaculate Conception Parish, Florence, effective July 2, 2018. He concludes his appointment as Pastor of Holy Family Parish, Brillion, effective July 1, 2018.

Fr Robert RankReverend Robert Rank has been appointed Temporary Administrator of St. Philomena Parish, Birnamwood, and St. Boniface Parish, Aniwa, and St. Joseph/Holy Family Parish, Phlox, effective July 2, 2018 and concluding on August 30, 2018.

Fr John HephnerReverend John Hephner concludes his appointment as Priest Celebrant of St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, Armstrong Creek, and St. Joan of Arc Parish, Goodman, effective July 1, 2018.

Fr Charles HoffmannReverend Charles Hoffmann concludes his appointment as Priest Celebrant of St. Joseph/Holy Family Parish, Phlox, effective August 31, 2018.

Vicariate II

Fr Dave SchmidtReverend David Schmidt has been appointed Pastor of the parishes of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Jude, St. Patrick and St. Joseph, Green Bay, effective July 2, 2018. He concludes his appointment as Pastor of the parishes of St. John, Antigo, Ss. Mary & Hyacinth, Antigo, St. Wenceslaus, Neva, and SS. James-Stanislaus, White Lake/Langlade, effective July 1, 2018.

Vicariate III

Fr John BeckerReverend John Becker has been appointed Temporary Administrator of St. Jude the Apostle Parish, Oshkosh, effective July 2, 2018, and concluding on July 30, 2018.

Fr Matthew SettleReverend Matthew Settle has been appointed Pastor of St. Anthony Parish, Tigerton, St. Mary Parish, Marion, and Holy Family - St. William Parish, Wittenberg, effective July 2, 2018. He concludes his appointments as Pastor of St. Anthony Parish, Niagara, St. Margaret Parish, Pembine, Sacred Heart Parish, Aurora, and as Priest Moderator and Celebrant of Immaculate Conception Parish, Florence, effective July 1, 2018.

Fr David McElroy O PraemReverend David McElroy, O. Praem., concludes his appointment as Administrator of St. Anthony Parish, Tigerton, St. Mary Parish, Marion and Holy Family – St. William Parish, Wittenberg, effective July 1, 2018.

Vicariate IV

Fr Dennis RyanReverend Dennis Ryan concludes his appointment as Pastor of St. Bernard Parish, Appleton, effective July 1, 2018. He is granted Senior Priest status as of July 2, 2018.

Fr Amal Raj RocheReverend Amal Raj Roche has been appointed Administrator of St. Bernard Parish, Appleton, effective July 2, 2018. He concludes his appointment as Administrator of St. Mary Magdalene Parish, Waupaca, effective July 1, 2018.

Deacon Steve VandeHeyDeacon Steve Vande Hey has been appointed Permanent Deacon of Holy Cross Parish, Kaukauna, effective July 2, 2018. This is in addition to his current appointment as Permanent Deacon of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Kaukauna. He concludes his appointment as Pastoral Leader of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Kaukauna, effective July 1, 2018.

Fr Don EvertsReverend Donald Everts has been appointed Pastor of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Kaukauna, and Holy Cross Parish, Kaukauna, effective July 2, 2018. He has also been appointed Priest Moderator of St. Denis Parish, Shiocton, and St. Patrick Parish, Stephensville. He concludes his appointment as Pastor of the parishes of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Jude, St. Joseph and St. Patrick, Green Bay, effective July 1, 2018.

Vicariate V

Fr Patrick Nelson SDSReverend Patrick Nelson, SDS, concludes his assignment as Pastor of St. Gregory Parish, Saint Nazianz, and Holy Trinity Parish, School Hill, effective July 1, 2018. He also concludes his appointment as Priest Moderator of Holy Rosary Parish, New Holstein, SS Peter and Paul Parish, Kiel, and St. Ann Parish, Saint Anna, effective July 1, 2018.

Fr Anthony IbekweReverend Anthony Ibekwe has been appointed Administrator of St. Gregory Parish, St. Nazianz, and Holy Trinity Parish, School Hill, effective July 2, 2018. He has also been appointed Priest Moderator of SS. Peter and Paul Parish, Kiel, St. Ann Parish, Saint Anna, and Holy Rosary Parish, New Holstein. He concludes his appointment as Administrator of St. Joseph/Holy Family Parish, Phlox, St. Philomena Parish, Birnamwood, and St. Boniface Parish, Aniwa, effective July 1, 2018.

Fr Maurice MmegbuadimmaReverend Maurice Mmegbuadimma concludes his appointment as Parochial Vicar of St. Peter the Fisherman Parish, Two Rivers. He also concludes his appointment as Priest Celebrant of St. James Parish, Cooperstown, and St. Joseph Parish, Kellnersville, effective July 1, 2018.

Vicariate VI

Fr Kevin OriReverend Kevin Ori concludes his appointment as Administrator of All Saints Parish, Denmark, St. Mary Parish, Glenmore/Stark, and Holy Trinity Mission, New Denmark, effective July 1, 2018.

Deacon James TrzinskiDeacon James Trzinski has been appointed Pastoral Coordinator of All Saints Parish, Denmark, and Holy Trinity Mission, New Denmark, and St. Mary Parish, Glenmore/Stark, effective July 2, 2018.

Fr Paul DemuthReverend Paul Demuth has been appointed Priest Moderator and Priest Celebrant of All Saints Parish, Denmark, St. Mary Parish, Glenmore/Stark, and Holy Trinity Mission, New Denmark, effective July 2, 2018. He concludes his appointment as Priest Moderator and Priest Celebrant of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Kaukauna, effective July 1, 2018.

Fr Thomas ReynebeauReverend Thomas Reynebeau concludes his appointment as Priest Moderator and Priest Celebrant of St. Joseph Parish, Kellnersville, and St. James Parish, Cooperstown, effective July 1, 2018, while continuing his appointment as Pastor of St. Peter the Fisherman Parish, Two Rivers.

Fr Dennis RyanReverend Dennis Ryan has been appointed Priest Moderator and Priest Celebrant of St. Joseph Parish, Kellnersville, and St. James Parish, Cooperstown, effective July 2, 2018.

Fr Binu VargheseReverend Binu Varghese, O. Praem., concludes his appointment as Parochial Vicar of St. Mary Parish, De Pere, and St. Francis Xavier Parish, De Pere, effective July 1, 2018.

Fr Michael ThielReverend Michael Thiel has been appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Francis Xavier Parish, De Pere, and St. Mary Parish, De Pere, effective July 2, 2018. He is also appointed Priest Celebrant of the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay effective February 1, 2018. He concludes his appointment as Parochial Vicar of the parishes of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Jude, St. Patrick and St. Joseph, Green Bay, effective July 1, 2018.

Vicariate VII

Fr Alvan AmadiReverend Alvan Amadi has been appointed Administrator of St. Mary Parish, Algoma, effective July 2, 2018. He is also appointed Priest Celebrant of Holy Rosary Parish, Kewaunee. He concludes his appointment as Director of Worship and Liturgical Formation at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary, St. Francis, effective July 1, 2018. He also concludes his appointment as Priest Celebrant of Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, Kiel.

Fr Peter StrykerReverend Peter Stryker, CPM, concludes his assignment as Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Algoma, and Priest Celebrant of Holy Rosary Parish, Kewaunee, effective July 1, 2018.

Fr Jewel AytonaReverend Jewel Aytona, CPM, concludes his appointment as Chaplain of the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, effective June 18, 2018.

Fr Thomas ReaganReverend Thomas Reagan, CPM, has been appointed Chaplain of the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help, effective June 18, 2018

 
 

January 31, 2018

Deacon Mark LeGreveDeacon Mark LeGreve concludes his appointment at St. Peter the Fisherman Parish, Two Rivers, and transfers to St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Manitowoc, effective January 31, 2018.

Tom TomaszewskiDeacon Tom Tomaszewski concludes his appointment at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Manitowoc, and transfers to St. Peter the Fisherman Parish, Two Rivers, effective January 31, 2018.