New parish assignments announced

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Father John A. Riley, chancellor, announces the following appointments made by Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, effective July 5, 2013:

Pastors

Father Gerardo Arano-Ponce, from pastor of St. Agnes Parish, Roeland Park, to pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Topeka.

Father Barry Clayton, from parochial vicar of Holy Trinity Parish, Lenexa, to pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Sabetha, St. Augustine Parish in Fidelity, and St. James Parish, Wetmore.

Father Mathew Francis, from parochial administrator of St. Joseph-St. Lawrence Parish, Easton, to pastor.

Father Gregory Hammes, from pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Sabetha, St. Augustine Parish in Fidelity,  and St. James Parish, Wetmore, to pastor of Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish, Topeka.

Father Gabriel Landis, OSB, from pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Atchison, and St. Patrick Parish, Atchison County, to pastor of the to-be-consolidated parish of Atchison.

Father Peter O’Sullivan, from pastor of Christ the King Parish, Topeka, to pastor of Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish, Overland Park.

Father Anthony Ouellette, from pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Topeka, to pastor of All Saints Parish, Kansas City, Kan.

Father John Pilcher, from pastor of St. Bernard Parish in Wamego, St. Joseph Parish in Flush, Sacred Heart Parish in Paxico, and Holy Family Parish, Alma, to pastor of Mater Dei Parish, Topeka.

Father William Porter, from pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Leawood, to pastor of St. Agnes Parish, Roeland Park.

Father Brian Schieber, from pastor of Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish, Topeka, to pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Leawood.

Father Michael Scully, OFM Cap., from priestly ministry outside of the archdiocese to pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Lawrence. (Effective Aug. 1.)

Father Andrew Strobl, from parochial vicar of Prince of Peace Parish, Olathe, and chaplain of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Overland Park, to pastor of St. Bernard Parish in Wamego, St. Joseph Parish in Flush, Sacred Heart Parish in Paxico, and Holy Family Parish, Alma.

Father Benjamin Tremmel, OSB, to pastor of St. Mary Parish, Purcell, and continuing as pastor of St. Louis Parish, Good Intent, and St. Ann Parish, Effingham.

Father Mitchel Zimmerman, from vocation director of the archdiocese and assistant chaplain of the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center, to pastor of Christ the King Parish, Topeka.

Parochial administrators

Father Francis Bakyor, from parochial vicar of Holy Trinity Parish, Lenexa, to parochial administrator of St. Joseph Parish in Wathena, St. Benedict Parish in Bendena, and St. Charles Parish, Troy.

Father Lazar Carasala, from parochial vicar of Church of the Ascension, Overland Park, to parochial administrator of St. Joseph Parish in Nortonville, Immaculate Conception Parish in Valley Falls, and Corpus Christi Parish, Mooney Creek.

Father Sylvester D’Souza, from parochial administrator of St. Benedict Parish, Bendena, to parochial administrator of St. Leo Parish, Horton, and continuing as parochial administrator of St. Ann Parish, Hiawatha, until Sept. 5. Effective Sept. 5, from parochial administrator of St. Ann Parish and St. Leo Parish to parochial vicar of Christ the King Parish, Topeka.

Father Gerard Senecal, OSB, from pastor of St. Benedict’s Parish and Sacred Heart Parish in Atchison to parochial administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish, St. Marys, and St. Stanislaus Parish, Rossville.

Parochial vicars

Father Efrén Aguilar Castilla, MNM, to parochial vicar of Our Lady of Unity Parish, Kansas City, Kan., and continuing as parochial vicar of All Saints Parish, Kansas City, Kan.

Father Bruce Ansems, from parochial vicar of Holy Spirit Parish, Overland Park, to parochial vicar of Holy Trinity Parish, Lenexa, and continuing in the office of the tribunal.

Father Lawrence Bowers, from ordination to the priesthood to parochial vicar of Curé of Ars Parish, Leawood, and chaplain of Bishop Miege High School, Roeland Park.

Father Jeffrey Ernst, OFM Cap., from priestly ministry outside of the archdiocese to parochial vicar of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Lawrence. (Effective Aug. 1.)

Father Juan Carlos Franco, MNM, to parochial vicar of Our Lady of Unity Parish, Kansas City, Kan., and continuing as parochial vicar of All Saints Parish, Kansas City, Kan.

Father Nathan Haverland, from ordination to the priesthood to parochial vicar of Church of the Ascension, Overland Park.

Father Daniel Schmitz, from ordination to the priesthood to parochial vicar of Prince of Peace Parish, Olathe, and chaplain of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Overland Park.

Father Quentin Schmitz, from ordination to the priesthood to parochial vicar of St. Joseph Parish, Shawnee, and assistant chaplain of St. James Academy, Lenexa.

Abbot Barnabas Senecal, OSB, from parochial administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish, St. Marys, and St. Stanislaus Parish, Rossville, to parochial vicar of the to-be-consolidated parish of Atchison.

Sabbatical

Father Daniel Gardner, from pastor of All Saints Parish, Kansas City, Kan., to priestly sabbatical.  Effective Sept. 5, from sabbatical to pastor of St. Ann Parish, Hiawatha, and St. Leo Parish, Horton.

Other

Father Ciro Hernando Gonzalez- Lopez, from parochial vicar of Our Lady of Unity Parish, Kansas City, Kan., to return to priestly ministry in the Diocese of Zipaquira, Colombia.

Father John Schmeidler, OFM Cap., from pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Lawrence, to return to priestly ministry outside of the archdiocese. (Effective Aug. 1.)

Father Shawn Tunink, from parochial vicar of Curé of Ars Parish, Leawood, and chaplain of Bishop Miege High School, Roeland Park, to the study of canon law at Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.

Father Scott Wallisch, from parochial vicar of St. Joseph Parish, Shawnee, to vocation director of the archdiocese and continuing as chaplain of St. James Academy, Lenexa, residing at Holy Trinity Parish, Lenexa.

Deacon Michael Hill, from diaconal ministry at St. Paul Parish, Olathe, to the Cathedral of St. Peter, Kansas City, Kan.

Retirements

Father Francis Burger, from parochial administrator of Mater Dei Parish, Topeka, to retirement.

Father Donald Cullen, from pastor of Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish, Overland Park, to retirement.

Father Earl Dekat, from pastor of St. Leo Parish, Horton, and St. Mary Parish, Purcell, to retirement.

Father Roderic Giller, OSB, from pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Wathena, and St. Charles Parish, Troy, to return to community life at St. Benedict’s Abbey, Atchison.

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