New priest assignments announced

Father John Riley, chancellor, announces the following appointments made by Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, effective July 3:

Retirements

Father Harold Schneider, from pastor of the Cathedral of St. Peter, Kansas City, Kansas, to retirement from parish administrative responsibilities. 

Pastors/parochial administrators

Father Francis Bakyor, from pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Wathena, St. Benedict Parish in Bendena and St. Charles Parish, Troy, to pastor of St. Joseph-St. Lawrence Parish, Easton.

Father J. Nicholas Blaha, from chaplain/director of the Didde Catholic Campus Center, Emporia State University, and pastor of St. Catherine Parish, Emporia, to pastor of Blessed Sacrament, Our Lady & St. Rose and Christ the King parishes, Kansas City, Kansas.  

Father Daniel Coronado, from parochial vicar at Good Shepherd Parish, Shawnee, to pastor of St. Catherine Parish, Emporia, and St. Joseph Parish, Olpe.  

Father Mathew Francis, from parochial administrator of Mother Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Topeka, to pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Onaga, St. Patrick Parish in Corning and St. Bede Parish, Kelly.

Father Michael Guastello, from parochial vicar at Church of the Ascension, Overland Park, to pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Wathena, St. Benedict Parish in Bendena and St. Charles Parish, Troy.

Father Mark Mertes, from pastor of Blessed Sacrament, Our Lady & St. Rose and Christ the King parishes, Kansas City, Kansas, to pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Kansas City, Kansas.  

Father Matthew Nagle, from parochial vicar at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Leawood, and chaplain of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Overland Park, to chaplain/director of the Didde Catholic Campus Center, Emporia State University, and pastor of St. Mary Parish, Hartford.

Father Oswaldo Sandoval, to pastor of Cathedral of St. Peter, Kansas City, Kansas, and continuing as pastor of All Saints Parish, Kansas City, Kansas.

Father Hughes Sundeme, from completion of a Master of Business Administration at Benedictine College, Atchison, to parochial administrator of St. Ann Parish in Effingham, St. Louis Parish in Good Intent and St. Mary Parish, Purcell.  

Parochial vicars/chaplains

Father Gerard Alba, from parochial vicar of Holy Trinity Parish, Lenexa, to parochial vicar of Church of the Nativity, Leawood.

Father Nicholas Ashmore, from completion of seminary formation and ordination to the priesthood on May 25, to parochial vicar of Good Shepherd Parish, Shawnee.

Father Kenneth Clem, from completion of seminary formation and ordination to the priesthood on May 25, to parochial vicar of Prince of Peace Parish, Olathe.

Father Salvador Llamas, MNM, from parochial vicar of All Saints Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, to parochial vicar of Holy Cross Parish, Overland Park, with continued residence with religious community.

Father Colin Haganey, from completion of seminary formation and ordination to the priesthood on May 25, to parochial vicar of Curé of Ars Parish, Leawood.

Father Justin Hamilton, from parochial vicar of Curé of Ars Parish, Leawood, to parochial vicar of St. Joseph Parish, Shawnee, and continuing as chaplain of Bishop Miege High School, Roeland Park.  

Father Joel Haug, AVI, from completion of seminary formation and ordination to the priesthood on May 25, to part-time parochial vicar of the Cathedral of St. Peter, Kansas City, Kansas, and living the charism of the Apostles of the Interior Life.

Father Agustin Martinez, from parochial vicar of St. Patrick Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, and chaplain of Bishop Ward High School, Kansas City, Kansas, to parochial vicar of St. Paul Parish, Olathe.  

Father Ratna Swamy Nannam, MSFS, from sacramental assistance at St. Joseph Parish, Olpe, and St. Mary Parish, Hartford, to parochial vicar of Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish, Topeka.

Father Viet Nguyen, from parochial vicar at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Shawnee, and chaplain of St. James Academy, Lenexa, to parochial vicar of Church of the Ascension, Overland Park.

Father Mark Ostrowski, from diaconal ministry at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Leawood, completion of seminary formation and ordination to the priesthood on May 25, to parochial vicar of Holy Trinity Parish, Lenexa, and chaplain of St. James Academy, Lenexa.

Father Hernán Pinzón Palacio, from ministry in the Diocese of Zipaquirá, Colombia, to parochial vicar of Our Lady of Unity and Blessed Sacrament parishes, Kansas City, Kansas, with residence at Blessed Sacrament.

 Father Shawn Tunink, from parochial vicar of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Leawood, to parochial vicar of St. Patrick Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, and continuing as a judge of the metropolitan marriage tribunal.  

Father Daniel Weger, from completion of seminary formation and ordination to the priesthood on May 25, to parochial vicar of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Leawood, and chaplain of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Overland Park.

Father Phillip Winkelbauer, from senior parochial vicar in residence at Prince of Peace Parish, Olathe, to senior parochial vicar in residence at Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish, Topeka.

Other

Father Beyuo Kuukole, from campus ministry at Bishop Ward High School, Kansas City, Kansas, to chaplain of Providence Medical Center/St. John Hospital (Kansas City, Kansas/Leavenworth) with residence at Christ the King Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, and sacramental assistance to Blessed Sacrament, Our Lady & St. Rose and Christ the King parishes, Kansas City, Kansas, effective immediately.

Father Anthony Ouellette, to chaplain of Bishop Ward High School, Kansas City, Kansas, and continuing as pastor of Holy Name Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, and spiritual moderator of the archdiocesan charismatic renewal.

Father John Reynolds, from sacramental assistance at Cathedral of St. Peter, Kansas City, Kansas, with residence at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, to sacramental assistance and residence at St. Patrick Parish, Kansas City, Kansas.  

Father Gova Showraiah Narisetty, MSFS, from parochial administrator of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Onaga, St. Patrick Parish in Corning and St. Bede Parish, Kelly, to returning to ministry outside of the archdiocese.

Father John Riley, from parochial administrator of St. Patrick Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, to sacramental assistance at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Shawnee, and continuing as chancellor.

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