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Official Diocesan Appointments

06/08/2015

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

Effective June 1, 2015

Deacon Robert Pahlkotter is assigned to diaconal ministry at St. Mary-St. Charles in Cheboygan, Sacred Heart in Riggsville, St. Clement in Pellston and St. Mary in Burt Lake. 

Effective June 8, 2015

Reverend James Doherty retires to Senior Priest Status from service as Administrator of Holy Cross, Beaver Island.

Effective June 25, 2015

Reverend Robbie Deka is released for service in the Military Ordinariate. He has been serving as Administrator of St. Mary in Grayling.

Effective June 27, 2015

Reverend Tyler Bischoff, upon ordination to the priesthood, will be assigned Parochial Vicar of St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord, St. Thomas Aquinas in Elmira and Holy Redeemer in Vanderbilt.

Reverend Mr. Al Pillarelli, upon ordination to the diaconate, will be assigned to diaconal ministry at Sacred Heart in Oscoda and Holy Family in East Tawas.

Reverend Mr. Benjamin Rexroat, upon ordination to the diaconate, will be assigned to diaconal ministry at St. Francis Xavier in Petoskey.

Reverend Mr. Scott Lawler, upon ordination to the diaconate, will be assigned to diaconal ministry at Our Lady of the Lake in Prudenville.

Effective July 1, 2015

Reverend Bryan Medlin is appointed Parochial Vicar for St. Ann in Cadillac, St. Edward in Harrietta, St. Stephen in Lake City and St. Theresa in Manton.  He has been serving as Parochial Vicar at St. Francis Xavier in Petoskey.

Reverend Matthew Cowan, upon completion of studies in Rome, Italy, is assigned Parochial Vicar of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Petoskey.

Reverend Gerard Hunko  is appointed  Administrator of St. Mary in Grayling. He has been serving as Pastor of St. Pius X in Hale, St. James in Whittemore and St. Stephen of Hungary in Skidway Lake.

Reverend Joseph Ortega is appointed  Administrator of St. Pius X in Hale, St. James in Whittemore and St. Stephen of Hungary in Skidway Lake.  He has been serving as Parochial Vicar of St. Mary-St. Charles in Cheboygan, Sacred Heart in Riggsville,  St. Clement in Pellston and St. Mary in Burt Lake.

Reverend James Gardiner retires to Senior Priest Status from service as Pastor of St. Luke in Bellaire and St. Joseph in East Jordan. He is also relieved from service as Vicar Forane for the Central Region Vicariate.

Reverend Chester Collins is appointed  Administrator of St. Luke in Bellaire and St. Joseph in East Jordan.  He has been serving as Parochial Vicar of Catholic Community of Manistee.

Reverend Peter Wigton is appointed Parochial Vicar for the Manistee Catholic Community. He has been serving as Parochial Vicar at St Mary Cathedral in Gaylord, St. Thomas Aquinas in Elmira and Holy Redeemer in Vanderbilt.

Reverend James Von Tobel, S.J., will be leaving the Diocese of Gaylord for an assignment as Interim Pastor of the Church of the Gesu in University Heights, Ohio. He has been serving as Parochial Vicar of the parishes of St. Ann in Cadillac, St. Edward in Harrietta, St. Stephen in Lake City and St. Theresa in Manton, with the permission of the Very Reverend Brian G. Paulson, S.J., Provin cial of the Chicago-Detroit Province of the Midwest Jesuits

 

 

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