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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.


Photos from The Compass of July 1 Priesthood Ordinations

Ordination Photos


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

July 14, 2017

Fr Rico EclarReverend Rico Eclar has been appointed Administrator of St. John Parish, Gillett, and St. Michael Parish, Suring, and Station at Chute Pond, effective September 1, 2017. Father Rico is from the Archdiocese of Caceres, Philippines.

Fr Antonio De los SantosReverend Antonio de los Santos has been appointed Administrator of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Sobieski, effective September 1, 2017. Father Tony is from the Archdiocese of Caceres, Philippines.

Fr Jeffrey BrionesReverend Jeffrey J. Briones has been appointed Administrator of Holy Cross Parish, Mishicot, and St. Anne Parish, Francis Creek, effective September 1, 2017. Father Jeff is from the Archdiocese of Caceres, Philippines.

 
 

July 1, 2017

Fr Zach WeberReverend Zachary Weber, a newly ordained priest, has been appointed Parochial Vicar of St. John Parish, Antigo, SS. Mary & Hyacinth Parish, Antigo, St. Wenceslaus Parish, Neva, and SS. James & Stanislaus Parish, White Lake, effective July 14, 2017.

Fr Adam BradleyReverend Adam Bradley, a newly ordained priest, has been appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Pius X Parish, Appleton, and Priest Celebrant of SS. Peter and Paul Parish, Hortonville, effective July 14, 2017. In addition, he has been appointed part-time Chaplain of Xavier High School, Appleton, also effective July 14, 2017.

Fr Mark MlezivaReverend Mark Mleziva, a newly ordained priest has been appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Manitowoc, and part-time Chaplain of Roncalli High School, Manitowoc, effective August 1, 2017.

Fr Matthew RapplReverend Matthew Rappl, a newly ordained priest, has been appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Raphael the Archangel Parish, Oshkosh, and Priest Celebrant of St. Mary Parish, Omro, and St. Mary Parish, Winneconne, effective July 14, 2017. He has also been appointed part-time Chaplain of Lourdes Academy High School, Oshkosh, also effective July 14, 2017.

Fr Jon ThorsenReverend Jon Thorsen, a newly ordained priest, has been appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Bernadette Parish, and Sacred Heart Parish, Appleton, effective July 14, 2017. He has also been appointed part-time Chaplain of St. Mary Catholic High School, Neenah, also effective July 14, 2017.

Fr Steven Vanden BoogardReverend Steven Vanden Boogard, O. Praem., has concluded his appointment as Priest Celebrant of St. Francis and St. Mary Parish, Brussels, and St. Peter and St. Hubert, Rosiere/Lincoln, effective June 30, 2017.

Fr Harry HafemanReverend Harry Hafeman has been granted Senior Priest Status as of June 30, 2017.

Deacon Michael MaddenDeacon Michael Madden has transferred his diaconal assignment from St. Bernadette Parish, Appleton, to St. Clare Parish, Wrightstown/Greenleaf/Askeaton, effective September 1, 2017. At the same time, he concludes his diaconal assignment at St. Bernadette Parish as of August 31, 2017.

Deacon Michael SchmidtDeacon Michael Schmidt has transferred his diaconal assignment from Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Green Bay, to St. Benedict Parish, Suamico, and St. Pius Parish, Little Suamico, effective July 1, 2017.

Deacon Raymond AmbrosiusDeacon Ray Ambrosius transfers his diaconate assignment from St. Joseph Parish, Sturgeon Bay, and SS. Peter and Paul Parish, Institute, to St. Edward Parish, Mackville, and St. Nicholas Parish, Freedom, effective July 1, 2017.

Deacon Joseph LehmanDeacon Joe Lehman concludes his diaconal assignment at St. Edward Parish, Mackville, and St. Nicholas Parish, Freedom, and begins an assignment at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Greenville, and Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, Hortonville, effective July 1, 2017.

Deacon Mark HibbsDeacon Mark Hibbs concludes his diaconal assignment at St. Peter Parish, Lincoln, and St. Hubert Parish, Rosiere, and continues his assignment at Holy Name of Mary Parish, Maplewood, while beginning an assignment at Corpus Christi Parish, Sturgeon Bay, effective July 1, 2017.

 


 

June 2, 2017

Fr David Funk, OFM CapReverend David Funk, OFM Cap, concludes his appointment as Priest Celebrant of St. John Parish, Gillett, St. Michael Parish, Suring, and Station at Chute Pond, effective June 30, 2017.

Fr Paul DemuthReverend Paul Demuth has been appointed Priest Moderator and Priest Celebrant of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Kaukauna, effective July 1, 2017.

Fr José CastañedaReverend José Castañeda has been appointed pastor of Pastor of St. Anthony Parish, Tigerton, Holy Family-St. William Parish, Wittenberg, and St. Mary Parish, Marion, effective May 3, 2017.

Fr Thomas ReynebeauReverend Tom Reynebeau has been appointed Temporary Administrator of Holy Cross Parish, Mishicot, and St. Anne Parish, Francis Creek, effective July 1, 2017. This is in addition to his current appointment as Pastor of St. Peter the Fisherman Parish, Two Rivers.

Deacon Steve VandeHeyDeacon Steven Vande Hey has been appointed Pastoral Leader of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Kaukauna, effective July 1, 2017, and concluding on June 30, 2018. He is appointed Deacon of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Kaukauna, effective July 1, 2017. Effective June 30, 2017, he concludes his appointment as Deacon of St. John-Sacred Heart Parish, Sherwood, St. Mary Parish, Hilbert, and St. Mary Parish, Stockbridge.

 


 

April 28, 2017

Vicariate I

Fr Callistus ElueReverend Callistus Elue appointed Administrator of St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, Armstrong Creek, and St. Joan of Arc Parish, Goodman, effective July 1, 2017, while continuing as Administrator of St. Joseph Parish, Crandon.

Fr Dave SchmidtReverend David Schmidt concludes his appointment as Priest Moderator of St. Joseph/Holy Family Parish, Phlox, effective June 30, 2017, while continuing as Pastor of St. John Parish, Antigo, SS. Mary & Hyacinth Parish, Antigo, St. Wenceslaus Parish, Neva, and SS. James & Stanislaus Parish, White Lake/Langlade.

Fr Matthew SettleReverend Matthew Settle concludes his appointment as Priest Moderator of St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, Armstrong Creek, and St. Joan of Arc Parish, Goodman, effective June 30, 2017, while continuing as Pastor of St. Anthony Parish, Niagara, Sacred Heart Parish, Aurora, St. Margaret Parish, Pembine, and Priest Moderator/Priest Celebrant of Immaculate Conception Parish, Florence.

Fr Philip Dinh Van ThiepReverend Philip Dinh-Van-Thiep appointed Temporary Administrator of St. John Parish, Gillett, St. Michael Parish, Suring, and the Station at Chute Pond, effective July 1, 2017, while continuing his appointment as Pastor of St. Mary of the Lake Parish, Lakewood, St. Ambrose Parish, Wabeno, and Stations at Crooked Lake and Silver Cliff.

Fr Dean DombroskiReverend Dean Dombroski concludes his appointment as Priest Moderator of St. John Parish, Gillett, St. Michael Parish, Suring, and Station at Chute Pond, effective June 30, 2017.

Fr Thomas FarrellReverend Thomas Farrell appointed Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Shawano, and Priest Moderator and Priest Celebrant of St. Martin of Tours Parish, Cecil, effective July 1, 2017. He concludes his appointment as Pastor of St. Pius X Parish, Appleton, effective June 30, 2017.

Fr Anthony IbekweReverend Tony Ibekwe appointed Administrator of St. Joseph/Holy Family Parish, Phlox, effective July 1, 2017, while continuing as Administrator of St. Philomena Parish, Birnamwood, and St. Boniface Parish, Aniwa.

Deacon Gerald H CrossDeacon Gerald Cross concludes his diaconal assignment as Permanent Deacon and Pastoral Leader of St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, Armstrong Creek, and St. Joan of Arc Parish, Goodman, effective June 30, 2017. Deacon Cross is appointed Deacon of St. Leonard Parish, Laona, St. Norbert Parish, Long Lake, and St. Hubert Mission, Newald, effective July 1, 2017.

Vicariate II

Fr Judah Pigon MFReverend Judah Pigon, MF, appointed Administrator of St. Benedict Parish, Suamico, and St. Pius Parish, Little Suamico, effective July 1, 2017. He concludes his appointment as Parochial Vicar of St. John Parish, Antigo, SS. Mary & Hyacinth Parish, Antigo, St. Wenceslaus Parish, Neva, and SS. James & Stanislaus Parish, White Lake/Langlade, effective June 30, 2017.

Sr Marla Clercx ANGSister Marla Clercx, ANG, appointed Pastoral Leader of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Green Bay, effective July 1, 2017. She concludes her appointment as Pastoral Leader of St. John Parish, Gillett, and St. Michael Parish, Suring, and Station at Chute Pond, effective June 30, 2017.

Fr Mike IngoldReverend Michael Ingold appointed Pastor of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Green Bay, and Priest Moderator of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Green Bay, effective July 1, 2017. He concludes his appointment as Pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish, Neenah, effective June 30, 2017.

Fr Benny JacobReverend Benny Jacob, O. Praem., appointed Administrator of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, De Pere, effective July 1, 2017. He concludes his appointment as Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, De Pere, effective June 30, 2017.

Fr Gerald Prusakowski OFMReverend Gerald Prusakowski, OFM, concludes his appointment as Pastor of St. Benedict Parish, Suamico, St. Pius Parish, Little Suamico, and St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Sobieski, effective June 30, 2017.

Fr Joel SemberReverend Joel Sember appointed Temporary Administrator of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Sobieski, effective July 1, 2017, while continuing his appointments as Pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, Oconto, St Anthony Parish, Oconto Falls, and St. Patrick Parish, Stiles.

Fr Everard Scesney OFMReverend Everard Scesney, OFM, concludes his appointment as Parochial Vicar of St. Benedict Parish, Suamico, St. Pius Parish, Little Suamico, and St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Sobieski, effective June 30, 2017.

Msgr Jim FeelyRev. Monsignor James Feely appointed Priest Celebrant of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Green Bay, SS Peter & Paul Parish, Green Bay, and St Mary of the Angels Parish, Green Bay, effective July 15, 2017. He concludes his appointment as Priest Celebrant of SS. Peter and Paul Parish, Hortonville, effective, July 14, 2017.

Vicariate III

Fr John KleinschmidtReverend John Kleinschmidt appointed Administrator of St. Patrick Parish, Lebanon, effective July 1, 2017, while continuing to serve as Administrator of Most Precious Blood Parish, New London.

Fr Andrew KurzReverend Andrew Kurz appointed Administrator of St. Paul Parish, Plainfield, effective May 1, 2017. He concludes his appointment as Parochial Vicar of St. Pius X Parish, Appleton, effective April 30, 2017.

Fr David GreskowiakReverend David Greskowiak concludes his appointment as Administrator of St. Paul Parish, Plainfield, effective April 30, 2017, while continuing as Administrator of St. Joseph Parish, Wautoma.

Fr Jerome PastorsReverend Jerome Pastors appointed Pastor of Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, Oshkosh, and Priest Moderator of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Poy Sippi, and St. Mark Parish, Redgranite, effective July 1, 2017. He concludes his appointment as Pastor of St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Kaukauna, effective June 30, 2017.

Fr Tom LongReverend Thomas Long appointed Pastor of St. Raphael the Archangel Parish, Oshkosh, and Priest Moderator and Priest Celebrant of St. Mary Parish, Omro, and St. Mary Parish, Winneconne, effective August 1, 2017. He concludes his appointment as Vicar for Clergy and Pastoral Leaders for the Diocese of Green Bay, and Temporary Administrator of St. Patrick Parish, Lebanon effective June 30, 2017.

Fr Theodore LewandowskiReverend Theodore Lewandowski appointed Priest Celebrant of St. Patrick Parish, Lebanon, effective July 1, 2017.

Vicariate IV

Fr Michael WardenReverend Michael Warden appointed Administrator of St. Mary Parish, Greenville, effective July 1, 2017. He concludes his appointments as Parochial Vicar of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Manitowoc, and Priest Celebrant of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Newton, effective June 30, 2017.

Fr Jim LucasReverend James Lucas concludes his appointment as Priest Moderator of SS. Peter and Paul Parish, Hortonville, effective June 30, 2017, while continuing his appointment as Pastor of St. Thomas More Parish, Appleton.

Fr Dennis BergsbakenReverend Dennis Bergsbaken appointed Pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish, Neenah, effective July 1, 2017. He concludes his appointment as Parochial Vicar of St. Bernadette Parish, Appleton, and Sacred Heart Parish, Appleton, effective June 30, 2017.

Fr Jim JugenheimerReverend James Jugenheimer appointed Pastor of St. Pius X Parish, Appleton, and Priest Moderator and Priest Celebrant of SS. Peter and Paul Parish, Hortonville, effective July 1, 2017. He concludes his appointments as Pastor of Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, Oshkosh, and as Priest Moderator of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Poy Sippi, and St. Mark Parish, Redgranite, effective June 30, 2017.

Vicariate V

Fr Dave PleierReverend David Pleier appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Manitowoc, effective August 1, 2017, while continuing as Priest Moderator and Priest Celebrant of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Newton. He concludes his appointment as Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Manitowoc, effective July 31, 2017.

Fr David BeaudryReverend David Beaudry appointed Chaplain and Instructor to Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, Manitowoc, effective August 1, 2017. In addition, he is appointed Priest Celebrant of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Manitowoc, while remaining Priest Celebrant of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Newton. He concludes his appointment as Parochial Vicar of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Manitowoc, effective July 31, 2017.

Fr Doug LeCaptainReverend Douglas LeCaptain appointed Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Manitowoc, effective August 1, 2017. He concludes his appointments as Pastor of St. Raphael the Archangel Parish, Oshkosh, and Priest Moderator and Priest Celebrant of St. Mary Parish, Omro, and St. Mary Parish, Winneconne, effective July 31, 2017.

Vicariate VI

Bishop Robert F MorneauMost Rev. Robert Morneau concludes his appointment as Pastor of Resurrection Parish, Green Bay, effective December 31, 2017. He is appointed Priest Celebrant of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Green Bay, effective January 1, 2018.

Fr Tim Shillcox OPraemReverend Timothy Shillcox, O. Praem., concludes his appointment as Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, De Pere, effective June 30, 2017. He is appointed Pastor of Resurrection Parish, Green Bay, effective January 1, 2018.

Fr Michael Weber OPraemReverend Michael Weber, O. Praem., concludes his appointment as Pastor of Holy Cross Parish, Bay Settlement, effective June 30, 2017.

Fr Dane Radecki OPraemReverend Dane Radecki, O. Praem., appointed Pastor of Holy Cross Parish, Bay Settlement, effective July 1, 2017. He concludes his appointment as Temporary Administrator of St. Mary Parish, Greenville, effective June 30, 2017.

Vicariate VII

Fr Carl SchmittReverend Carl Schmitt concludes his appointment as Priest Moderator of St. Francis and St. Mary Parish, Brussels, and St. Peter and St. Hubert Parish, Rosiere/Lincoln, effective June 30, 2017, while remaining Pastor of Corpus Christi Parish, Sturgeon Bay, and St. Mary Parish, Maplewood.

Msgr James DillenburgReverend Monsignor James Dillenburg appointed Temporary Administrator of St. Francis & St. Mary Parish, Brussels, and St. Peter and St. Hubert Parish, Rosiere/Lincoln, effective June 1, 2017 and concludes on June 30, 2017. He concludes his appointment as Temporary Administrator of St. Mary Parish, Maplewood, effective April 28, 2017.

Fr Edward LooneyReverend Edward Looney appointed Administrator of St. Francis & St. Mary Parish, Brussels, and St. Peter and St. Hubert Parish, Rosiere/Lincoln, effective July 1, 2017. He concludes his appointment as Parochial Vicar of St. Raphael the Archangel Parish, Oshkosh, and Priest Celebrant of St. Mary Parish, Omro and St. Mary Parish, Winneconne, effective June 30, 2017.

Fr Ron ColomboReverend Ron Colombo concludes his appointment as Temporary Administrator of Corpus Christi Parish, effective April 28, 2017.

 

 


 

March 17, 2017

Deacon Tom HartmanDeacon Tom Hartman concludes his diaconate and Pastoral Leader assignments at St. Joseph-Holy Family Parish, Phlox, and enters Senior Permanent Deacon status effective June 30, 2017.

Deacon Paul GrimmDeacon Paul Grimm concluded his diaconate assignment at St. John the Baptist Parish, Seymour, and transfered to St. Joseph Parish, Wautoma, effective March 1, 2017.

Deacon Paul ZenefskiDeacon Paul Zenefski concludes his Pastoral Leader assignment at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish, Brussels, and SS. Peter and Hubert Parish, Rosiere/Lincoln, effective June 1, 2017.

Deacon Mike DabeckDeacon Michael Dabeck concluded his diaconate assignment at St. Matthew Parish, Green Bay, and transferred to Nativity of our Lord Parish, Green Bay, effective February 15, 2017.

Deacon Timothy ReillyDeacon Timothy Reilly concluded his diaconate assignment at Resurrection Parish, Green Bay, effective February 7, 2017.

 

 


 

January 20, 2017

Fr Luke FerrisVery Reverend Luke Ferris has been appointed Vicar for Clergy and Pastoral Leaders effective July 1, 2017. He concludes his assignments as as Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Shawano, Chair of the Priest Personnel Board, Regional Vicar of Vicariate 1-North, Priest Celebrant and Priest Moderator of St. Martin Parish, Cecil, effective June 30, 2017.

Fr Tom LongVery Reverend Tom Long concludes his assignment as Vicar for Clergy and Pastoral Leaders effective June 30, 2017. At the same time, he concludes his assignment as Temporary Administrator of St. Patrick Parish, Lebanon.

Fr Jack HarperReverend Jack Harper has been granted senior priest status effective July 1, 2017. He concludes his assignment as Pastor of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Green Bay, effective June 30, 2017.

Fr Paul DemuthReverend Paul Demuth has been granted senior priest status effective July 1, 2017. He concludes his assignment as Pastor, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Green Bay, effective June 30, 2017.

Fr John BeckerReverend John Becker has been granted senior priest status effective July 1, 2017. He concludes his assignment as Pastor, Holy Cross Parish, Mishicot, and St. Anne Parish, Francis Creek, and Administrator of Holy Rosary Parish, Kewaunee, effective June 30, 2017.

Fr Peter MitchellReverend Peter Mitchell, Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Greenville, has requested and received permission for a leave of absence. He has resigned as Pastor effective December 15, 2016.

Fr Dane Radecki OPraemReverend Dane Radecki, O. Praem, has been appointed Temporary Administrator of St. Mary Parish, Greenville, effective January 2, 2017, and concluding on June 30, 2017.