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Official Diocesan Appointments
The Most Reverend Steven J. Raica, Bishop of Gaylord, has announced the following appointments:
Effective November 1, 2017
Reverend Polycarp Mblarawa’s assignment in the Diocese of Gaylord will be temporarily extended. He will serve as Sacramental Minister to St. Philip Neri Parish in Empire and St. Rita-St. Joseph in Maple City.
Reverend Zeljko Guberovic is assigned as Administrator for St. Philip Neri Parish in Empire and St. Rita-St. Joseph Parish in Maple City. This is in addition to his assignment as Pastor of Divine Mercy Parish in Manistee and ministry in the Hispanic Apostolate.
Effective October 25, 2017
Reverend Joseph Muszkiewicz from Administrator to Canonical Pastor of St. Ignatius Parish in Rogers City. His assignment as Pastor to All Saints Parish in Alpena and Vicar of the East Region Vicariate continue.
Deacon Scott Landane is assigned Pastoral Administrator of St. Ignatius Parish in Rogers City.
Reverend James Fitzpatrick continues as Sacramental Minister to St. Ignatius Parish in Rogers City.
Effective October 7, 2017
Reverend Peter Wigton from Administrator to Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Charlevoix. He is relieved of responsibility as Sacramental Minister to Holy Cross Parish on Beaver Island.
Effective October 1, 2017
Reverend Robert Nalley, a Senior Priest of the Diocese of Gaylord, concludes service as Judicial Vicar in the Tribunal.
Reverend Peter Eke from Associate Judicial Vicar in the Diocese of Gaylord Tribunal to Judicial Vicar for one year. He continues as Pastor of St. Paul Parish in Onaway and St. Monica Parish in Afton.
Reverend Matthew Furgiuele is reappointed Associate Judicial Vicar for one year. He continues as Administrator of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Lewiston.