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Official Diocesan Appointments


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

Effective January 2, 2017

Reverend Santiago Hoyumpa will be relieved from pastoral responsibilities at St. Francis Parish in Lewiston. Fr. San will serve as full-time pastor at St. Mary Parish and Shrine in Mio.






Reverend Matthew Furgiuele will become Administrator at  St. Francis Parish in Lewiston. He will also continue serving in the diocesan Tribunal. Fr. Matthew had been in residence and providing part-time assistance to St. Mary Parish in Charlevoix.





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