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Archbishop Naumann makes new parish appointments

by The Leaven

Father John A. Riley, chancellor, announces the following appointments made by Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, effective July 1, unless otherwise noted:

Retirements

Father John Melnick, SSA, from vice president of spirituality and mission, Donnelly College, Kansas City, Kansas, to retirement, effective June 1.

Father Michael Stubbs, from pastor of Holy Cross Parish, Overland Park, to retirement.

Pastors and parochial administrators

Father Anthony Chendumalli, from parochial administrator to pastor of Annunciation Parish, Frankfort; St. Monica- St. Elizabeth Parish, Blue Rapids; and St. Columbkille Parish, Blaine.

Father William Fisher, from pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Ottawa, to pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, and Holy Family Parish, Kansas City, Kansas.

Father Gregory Hammes, from pastor of Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish, Topeka, to pastor of Prince of Peace Parish, Olathe, and continuing as associate director of the permanent diaconate. 

Father Nathan Haverland, from pastor of St. Gregory the Great Parish, Marysville, and St. Malachy Parish, Beattie, to pastor of Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish, Topeka. 

Father Peter Jaramillo, SSA, from pastor of Holy Family Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, and St. John the Baptist Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, to pastor of All Saints Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, and continuing as pastor of St. Mary-St. Anthony Parish, Kansas City, Kansas.

Father Agustin Martinez, from parochial vicar of St. Paul Parish, Olathe, to parochial administrator of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Topeka. 

Father Anthony Saiki, from completing canon law studies to pastor of the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, and ecclesiastical judge for the metropolitan tribunal.

Father John Samineni, from parochial vicar for Holy Trinity Parish, Lenexa, to parochial administrator of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Burlington; St. Patrick Parish, Emerald; St. Joseph Parish, Waverly; and St. Teresa Parish, Westphalia. 

Father Oswaldo Sandoval, from pastor of the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, and All Saints Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, to pastor of Holy Cross Parish, Overland Park.

Father Quentin Schmitz, from pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Burlington; St. Patrick Parish, Emerald; St. Joseph Parish, Waverly; and St. Teresa Parish, Westphalia, to pastor of St. Gregory the Great Parish, Marysville, and St. Malachy Parish, Beattie.

Father Glenn Snow, O.Carm., from priestly ministry outside the archdiocese to pastor of Immaculate Conception-St. Joseph Parish, Leavenworth. 

Father Gerald Volz, from pastor of Prince of Peace Parish, Olathe, to pastor of Corpus Christi Parish, Lawrence.

Father Anthony Williams, from director of mission integration and chaplain manager, St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri, and St. Mary’s Medical Center, Blue Springs, Missouri, to parochial administrator of Sacred Heart Parish, Ottawa. 

Sabbaticals

Father Gerardo Arano-Ponce, from pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Topeka, to priestly sabbatical.

Father David McEvoy, O.Carm., from pastor of Immaculate Conception-St. Joseph Parish, Leavenworth, to sabbatical granted by Carmelite community. 

Father Michael Mulvany, from pastor of Corpus Christi Parish, Lawrence, to priestly sabbatical.

Parochial vicars and chaplains

Father Joel Haug, AVI, from parochial vicar for the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, to parochial vicar for St. Paul Parish, Olathe.

Father Vince Huber, AVI, to parochial vicar for Holy Spirit Parish, Overland Park. 

Father Rómulo Real Linares, from priestly ministry outside the archdiocese, to parochial vicar for Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Topeka, effective immediately. 

Father Salvador Llamas Diaz, MNM, from parochial vicar for Holy Cross Parish, Overland Park, to parochial vicar for St. Mary-St. Anthony Parish, Kansas City, Kansas.

Father Travis Mecum, from completing seminary studies and priestly ordination, to parochial vicar for Holy Trinity Parish, Lenexa.

Father Anthony Mersmann, from completing seminary studies and priestly ordination, to parochial vicar for Holy Cross Parish, Overland Park, and chaplain of Bishop Ward High School, Kansas City, Kansas.

Father Dominic Pham, ICM, from priestly ministry outside the archdiocese, to chaplain of University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, Kansas, and sacramental assistance to the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, effective immediately. 

Other

Father Edward Ahn, AVI, from formation faculty at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, St. Louis, to part-time campus ministry at Donnelly College, Kansas City, Kansas, and sacramental assistance to St. Agnes Parish, Roeland Park.     

Father Bruce Ansems, from sacramental assistance to St. Agnes Parish, Roeland Park, to sacramental assistance to St. Patrick Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, effective immediately, and continuing as adjutant judicial vicar and principal master of ceremonies.

Father Alessandro Borraccia, from parochial vicar for Holy Spirit Parish, Overland Park, to priestly ministry in the Diocese of Rome, Italy, and withdrawal from the Apostles of the Interior Life. 

Father Karl Good, to clinical pastoral education program at the University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, Kansas, and residency at the Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle Parish, Kansas City, Kansas.

Father Anthony Ouellette, from chaplain of Bishop Ward High School, Kansas City, Kansas, to continuing as pastor of Holy Name Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, regional chaplain of St. Paul’s Outreach, and spiritual moderator of Catholic Charismatic Renewal.

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    • Hi Ginny,
      I googled it and here’s what I found:

      A parochial administrator is always a priest. The administrator is required to fulfill the same spiritual and pastoral duties as a pastor — but he is not allowed to do anything or make any decisions that would “harm parochial goods” or impede the rights of a permanent pastor, once he’s appointed.

      Mike Fischer

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