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Official Diocesan Appointments
The Most Reverend Steven J. Raica, Bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord, announces the following appointments:
EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2018
Reverend Matthew Wigton, is relieved as Diocesan Chaplain for the Knights of Columbus. He continues service as Rector at St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord and Pastor of the parishes of St. Thomas Aquinas in Elmira and Holy Redeemer in Vanderbilt, as well as diocesan Director of Vocations and Chancellor.
Reverend Benjamin Rexroat, to Assistant Director of Vocations. This appointment is in addition to his assignment as Parochial Vicar at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Traverse City.
Reverend Nicholas Cooper, to Diocesan Chaplain for the Knights of Columbus. This appointment is in addition to his assignment as Parochial Vicar to the parishes of St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord, St. Thomas Aquinas in Elmira and Holy Redeemer in Vanderbilt.