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Official Diocesan Appointments

03/23/2015

The Most Reverend Steven J. Raica, Bishop of Gaylord, announces the following pastoral appointments:


EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2015

Reverend Anthony Citro is relieved from duties as Administrator of St Joseph Parish, Mapleton.

Reverend James Hayden is appointed Administrator of St Joseph Parish, Mapleton, with continuing residence at Immaculate Conception Parish, Traverse City.
 

EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2015

Reverend John McCracken retires to Senior Priest Status from service as Pastor of the Manistee Catholic Community. He also concludes service as Vicar for Clergy.

Reverend Rick Schaeffer is appointed Administrator of the Manistee Catholic Community in Manistee. He has been serving as Administrator of the Alpena Catholic Community in Alpena.

Reverend Joseph Muszkiewicz is appointed Pastor of the Alpena Catholic Community in Alpena. He has been serving as Pastor of the parishes of Our Lady of the Lake in Prudenville, St. Michael in Roscommon, St. Helen in St. Helen, St. Hubert in Higgins Lake and St. James in Houghton Lake.

Reverend Rolando Silva is appointed Pastor of the parishes of Our Lady of the Lake in Prudenville, St. Michael in Roscommon, St. Helen in St. Helen, St. Hubert in Higgins Lake and St. James in Houghton Lake. He has been serving as Pastor of St. Augustine in Hillman and Jesus the Good Shepherd in Atlanta and as Sacramental Minister to St. Rose of Lima in Herron.

Reverend Michael Conner is appointed Pastor of St. Augustine in Hillman and Jesus the Good Shepherd in Atlanta and as Sacramental Minister to St. Rose of Lima in Herron. He has been serving as Pastor of St. Mary in Hannah.

Reverend James Bearss will begin a sabbatical and effective January 1, 2016, will be assigned as Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Mapleton. He has been serving as Rector of St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord and Pastor of the parishes of St. Thomas Aquinas in Elmira, Holy Redeemer in Vanderbilt and St. Mary in Grayling.

Reverend Donald Geyman is appointed Rector of St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord and Pastor of the parishes of St. Thomas Aquinas in Elmira, Holy Redeemer in Vanderbilt and St. Mary in Grayling and to serve as Vicar for Clergy. He is relieved from service as Director of Vocations and Sacramental Minister to the Boyne Valley Catholic Community which includes the parishes of St. Matthew in Boyne City, St. Augustine in Boyne Falls and St. John Nepomucene in Praga.

Reverend Frank Partridge is assigned Sacramental Minister to the Boyne Valley Catholic Community which includes the parishes of St. Matthew in Boyne City, St. Augustine in Boyne Falls, and St. John Nepomucene in Praga. He has been in residence at the Augustine Center in Conway.

Reverend Gerald Okoli is appointed Administrator of St. Mary Parish in Hannah. He has been serving as Parochial Vicar of the Alpena Catholic Community in Alpena.

Reverend Matthew Wigton is appointed Director of Vocations while continuing as pastor of St Mary of the Assumption in Charlevoix.

Reverend Duane Wachowiak is released from ministry in the Diocese of Gaylord in order to serve as a member of the faculty of Sacred Heart Seminary in Hales Corners, Wisconsin, for period of up to five years. He has been serving in the Diocese of Saginaw as Parochial Administrator of St. John XXIII Parish in Hemlock, Michigan.

 

 

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