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Official Diocesan Appointments
The Most Reverend Steven J. Raica, Bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord, announces the following appointments:
EFFECTIVE JUNE 25, 2018
Reverend Joseph Ortega, who was serving as Administrator for the parishes of St. James in Whittemore, St. Pius X in Hale and St. Stephen in Skidway Lake, has been relieved of all pastoral ministry.
EFFECTIVE JULY 14, 2018
Reverend Elias Chinzara, who had been serving as Sacramental Minister at St. Anthony of Padua in Mancelona and Chaplain for Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools, is assigned as Administrator for the parishes of St. James in Whittemore, St. Pius X in Hale and St. Stephen in Skidway Lake.