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Official Diocesan Appointments
The Most Reverend Steven J. Raica, Bishop of Gaylord, announces the following pastoral appointments:
Effective June 1, 2017
Deacon James Krupka – from diaconal ministry at Immaculate Conception Parish in Traverse City to diaconal ministry at St Francis of Assisi Parish in Traverse City.
Deacon Tom Bousamra – relieved from diaconal ministry at St Francis of Assisi Parish in Traverse City to serve in jail ministry in the Northwest Region Vicariate with oversight by the Vicar Forane, Reverend Anthony Citro.
Effective July 1, 2017
Reverend R. Dale Magoon – relieved from pastoral administration of St. Anthony Parish in Mancelona. Fr. Magoon will be in residence at St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord.
Effective August 1, 2017
Reverend Rolando Silva – relieved as Pastor from St. Michael in Roscommon. St. Michael Parish will be detached from the cluster which included Our Lady of the Lake in Prudenville, St. James in Houghton Lake and St. Hubert in Higgins Lake. Fr. Silva will continue as Pastor of Our Lady of the Lake, St. James and St. Hubert Parishes.
Reverend Richard Schaeffer – from Administrator of Divine Mercy Parish in Manistee to Administrator of St. Michael Parish in Roscommon.
Reverend Scott Lawler – from Parochial Vicar of Divine Mercy Parish in Manistee to Parochial Vicar of All Saints Parish in Alpena
Reverend Zeljko Guberovic – from Team Ministry Moderator at St. Philip Neri Parish in Empire and St. Rita-St. Joseph Parish in Maple City to Pastor of Divine Mercy Parish in Manistee. Fr. Guberovic will continue serving in Hispanic Ministry.
Reverend Pablo Martinez – from Team Ministry at St. Philip Neri Parish in Empire and St. Rita-St. Joseph Parish in Maple City to Parochial Vicar of Divine Mercy Parish in Manistee. Fr. Martinez will continue serving in Hispanic Ministry.