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Diocese News June 7, 2019


Recent Clergy Assignments

OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR

Effective April 30, 2019

Reverend Agustin Torm, Parochial Vicar at Divine Mercy of Our Lord, Mesquite, returned to his home Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina.


Effective May 13, 2019

Very Reverend Jude Siciliano, O.P. elected Prior of St. Albert the Great Dominican Priory in Irving, Texas.

Reverend Ian Bordenave, O.P., previously Prior of St. Albert the Great Dominican Priory in Irving, appointed Novice Master.


Effective June 1, 2019

Reverend Merlito Abiog, a priest of the Prelate of Batanes, Philippines, assigned Parochial Vicar at Divine Mercy of Our Lord, Mesquite.

Reverend Vincent Anyama, Formation Advisor at St. Mary Seminary, Houston, appointed Vice-Rector of St. Mary Seminary.

Very Reverend James Swift, C.M., appointment as Rector at Holy Trinity Seminary extended through June 2022.


Effective June 24, 2019

Reverend Jesus Chavez, newly ordained, assigned Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph Parish, Richardson.


Effective July 1, 2019

Reverend Roshan Fernandes, newly ordained, assigned Parochial Vicar at St. Mark the Evangelist, Plano.

Reverend Tymoteusz Ksiazkiewicz, newly ordained, assigned Parochial Vicar at St. Paul the Apostle, Richardson.

Reverend Cliff Smith, former Pastor, St. Mark the Evangelist, Plano retiring.

Reverend Marco Rangel, former Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Corsicana, assigned Pastor of St. Mark the Evangelist, Plano.

Reverend Juan Carlos Marin, former Parochial Vicar of St. Michael the Archangel, McKinney, assigned as Pastoral Administrator of Immaculate Conception, Corsicana.

Reverend Martin Castaneda, former Parochial Vicar at St. Ann, Coppell, assigned as Pastoral Administrator of St. Mary, Sherman and St. Francis, Whitesboro.

Reverend Paul Bechter, formerly studying in Rome, assigned Parochial Vicar of St. Ann, Coppell.

Reverend Javier Diaz, former Parochial Vicar of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Plano, assigned Parochial Vicar of St. Michael the Archangel, McKinney and Holy Family, Van Alstyne

Reverend Jacob Dankasa, former Parochial Vicar of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Plano, assigned Parochial Vicar of St. Anthony, Wylie.

Reverend Michael Baynham, former Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Richardson, assigned Parochial Vicar of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Plano and continuing as Chaplain at John Paul II High School.

Reverend Sinu Joseph, former Parochial Vicar of St. Anthony, Wylie, assigned Parochial Vicar of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Plano.

Reverend Augustin Fuertes, former Parochial Vicar of Blessed Sacrament, Dallas, assigned Parochial Vicar of St. John Nepomucene, Ennis.

Reverend Antonio Liberman-Ormaza, former Parochial Vicar of St. John Nepomucene, Ennis, assigned Parochial Vicar of St. Augustine, Dallas.

Reverend Benito Tamez, former Parochial Vicar of St. Paul the Apostle, Richardson, assigned as Parochial Vicar of Blessed Sacrament.

Reverend Martin Mwangi, former Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph, Richardson, assigned Parochial Vicar of St. Michael the Archangel, Garland.

Reverend Jack Hopka, former Parochial Vicar of St. Mark the Evangelist, Plano, assigned Tribunal Judge and In Residence at St. Mark, Plano.

Reverend Sadu Joseph Nedumankuzhiyil, former In-Residence at St. Michael the Archangel, continuing as Chaplain at UTSW and In-Residence at St. Joseph, Richardson.