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Official Diocesan Appointments
The Most Reverend Steven J. Raica, Bishop of Gaylord, has announced the following appointments:
EFFECTIVE JUNE 27, 2018
Reverend Roland Silva– from Pastor of the parishes of Our Lady of the Lake in Prudenville, St. James in Houghton Lake and St. Hubert in Higgins Lake to Pastor of St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish in Rogers City.
Reverend Peter Eke – from Pastor of the parishes of St. Paul in Onaway and St. Monica in Afton to Pastor of the parishes of Our Lady of the Lake in Prudenville, St. James in Houghton Lake and St. Hubert in Higgins Lake. Fr. Eke will also continue to serve in the Diocesan Tribunal as Judicial Vicar.
Reverend T. Patrick Maher – from Pastor of the parishes of St. Joseph in West Branch and Holy Family in Klacking Creek to Pastor of the parishes of St. Paul in Onaway and St. Monica in Afton. Fr. Maher will have additional responsibilities for Priestly Life and Ministry and the Center for Catholic Studies.