Catholic Courier

Posted: June 23, 2009

Last Updated: December 17, 2009

Bishop makes pastoral appointments

Bishop Matthew H. Clark has announced the following pastoral appointments, which are effective June 30:

* Father Peter Abas to parochial vicar, Christ the King, Irondequoit, for six months, concurrent with his duties as chaplain, Sisters of Mercy Motherhouse, Brighton, from sacramental minister, Guardian Angels, Henrietta. He replaces Father Richard Beligotti, who is going on sabbatical.

* Father Gerald Appelby to sacramental minister, Guardian Angels, Henrietta, from sacramental minister, St. Agnes, Avon.

* Father Michael Brown to sacramental minister, St. Francis of Assisi/St. Hyacinth, Auburn, with concurrent duties as sacramental minister, Sacred Heart, Auburn, and St. Ann, Owasco, and as chaplain at the Auburn, Groveland and Livingston correctional facilities.

* Father Timothy Brown to sacramental minister, St. Pius Tenth, Chili, from parochial vicar, St. Mary, Canandaigua.

* Father Brian Carpenter to parochial vicar, Peace of Christ, Rochester. Father Carpenter was ordained June 6.

* Father Felix Dalimpuo to pastor, St. Michael, Newark, from temporary parochial administrator of the parish.

* Father Bernard Dan to sacramental minister, St. Thomas More and Our Lady Queen of Peace, Brighton, from parochial vicar, St. Lawrence, Greece. He replaces Father Michael Upson, who is going on sabbatical.

* Father John DeSocio to pastor, St. Mary Parish Southside, Elmira, from parochial vicar, Blessed Trinity/St. Patrick, Tioga County.

* Deacon Gary DiLallo to pastoral administrator, St. Francis of Assisi/St. Hyacinth, Auburn, from faith-formation coordinator Blessed Trinity/St. Patrick, Tioga County. He replaces Father Eugene Dobosz, pastor, who is returning to his native Poland.

* Father Richard Farrell to pastor, Blessed Sacrament, Elmira, from pastor, St. Mary Southside, Elmira. He replaces Father Walter Wainwright, who is retiring.

* Father Paul Gitau to sacramental minister, St. Agnes, Avon, with concurrent duties as pastor, Immaculate Conception/St. Bridget, Rochester.

* Deacon David LaFortune to pastoral administrator, St. Mary, Bath, from parish deacon, St. Mary of the Lake, Watkins Glen, and St. Benedict, Odessa. He replaces Deacon Raymond Defendorf, who is retiring.

* Father John Loncle to parochial vicar, Church of the Assumption, Fairport, from parochial vicar, The Cathedral Community, Rochester.

* Father Michael Mahler to a second six-year term as pastor, St. Catherine of Siena, Ithaca.

* Father William Michatek to a second six-year term as pastor, Holy Trinity, Webster.

* Father William Moorby to a second six-year term as pastor, Blessed Trinity/St. Patrick, Tioga County.

* Father Richard Murphy to sacramental minister, St. Francis of Assisi/St. Hyacinth, Auburn, with concurrent duties as chaplain at the New York State Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls.

* Father Timothy Niven to a second six-year term at St. Patrick, Victor.

* Father Thomas O’Brien to parochial vicar, St. Lawrence, Greece, from parochial vicar, Our Lady of Lourdes/St. Casimir/St. Charles Borromeo, Elmira.

* William Rabjohn to pastoral administrator, St. Pius Tenth, Chili, from pastoral associate at the parish. He replaces Father Daniel Holland, who is retiring.

* Michael Sauter to pastoral administrator, St. Luke the Evangelist, Livingston County, with concurrent duties as campus minister, SUNY Geneseo, from temporary pastoral administrator of the parish. He replaces Father William Kamau, pastor, who has moved back to the Diocese of Murang'a, Kenya.

* Father Felicjan Sierotowicz to sacramental minister, St. Francis of Assisi/St. Hyacinth, Auburn, with concurrent duties as sacramental minister, Sacred Heart, Auburn, and St. Ann, Owasco, and chaplain at Mercy Health and Rehabilitation Center, Auburn, and Butler Correctional Facility, Red Creek.

* Father Edison Tayag to parochial vicar, The Cathedral Community, Rochester. Father Tayag was ordained in 2008 and is finishing his studies in Rome.

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