Archdiocese Local Religious life

New priest, deacon assignments announced

by The Leaven

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

Priests

Father Joseph DeGuzman, FSSP, from priestly ministry outside the archdiocese to chaplain of the Latin Mass Community of St. Philippine Duchesne, Mission Woods.

Father John Fongemie, FSSP, from chaplain of the Latin Mass Community of St. Philippine Duchesne, Mission Woods, to priestly ministry outside the archdiocese.

Father Justin Hamilton, from parochial vicar for St. Joseph Parish, Shawnee, and chaplain of Bishop Miege High School, Roe-land Park, to pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, St. Marys, and St. Stanislaus Parish, Rossville, effective July 15.

Father Joel Haug, AVI, from parochial vicar for Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, to parochial vicar for St. Joseph Parish, Shawnee, and chaplain of Bishop Ward High School, Kansas City, Kansas.

Father Agustin Martinez, granted a leave of absence to engage in a holistic program of renewal, effective June 15.

Father Raymond May, from pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, St. Marys, and St. Stanislaus Parish, Rossville, to parochial administrator of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Topeka, effective July 15.

Father Anthony Mersmann, from completing seminary formation and priestly ordination, to parochial vicar for Holy Cross Parish, Overland Park, and chaplain of Bishop Miege High School,  Roeland Park.

Newly ordained permanent deacons

Deacon Chris Allen, from ordination, to diaconal ministry at Corpus Christi Parish, Lawrence, and to service in the archdiocesan office of pro-life.

Deacon David Auten, from ordination, to diaconal ministry at St. Matthew Parish, Topeka.

Deacon Ken Billinger, from ordination, to diaconal ministry at Church of the Ascension Parish, Overland Park, and to prison ministry.

Deacon William Graveman, from ordination, to diaconal ministry at Holy Family Parish, Eudora.

Deacon Tom Greer, from ordination, to diaconal ministry at Good Shepherd Parish, Shawnee, and to service at Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas.

Deacon Mario Gutierrez Juarez, from ordination, to diaconal ministry at All Saints Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, and to service in the archdiocesan office of Hispanic ministry.

Deacon Vince Hallouer, from ordination, to diaconal ministry at Divine Mercy Parish, Gardner, and to prison ministry.

Deacon Patrick Hood, from ordination, to diaconal ministry at Immaculate Conception-St. Joseph Parish, Leavenworth, and to service in the archdiocesan office of marriage and family life.

Deacon Jason Imlay, from ordination, to diaconal ministry at Divine Mercy Parish, Gardner, and to service at F.I.R.E. ministries, a Catholic outreach for men in the archdiocese.

Deacon Kris Kuckelman, from ordination, to diaconal ministry at Church of the Ascension Parish, Overland Park, and to prison ministry.

Deacon John Langer, from ordination, to diaconal ministry at Christ the King Parish, Topeka, and to service in the archdiocesan office of adult evangelization.

Deacon Jody Madden, from ordination, to diaconal ministry at St. Bernard Parish, Wamego, continuing in his position at St. Bernard as faith formation director, and to service in the archdiocesan rural youth outreach ministry.

Deacon Mark Mies, from ordination, to diaconal ministry at St. Joseph Parish, Shawnee, and to prison ministry.

Deacon Jim Mullin, from ordination, to diaconal ministry at Church of the Nativity Parish, Leawood.

Deacon Bob Ortiz, from ordination, to diaconal ministry at Mater Dei Parish, Topeka, and to ministry at Stormont Vail Hospital, Topeka.

Deacon Justin Reuter, from ordination, to diaconal ministry at Prince of Peace Parish, Olathe, and to service in the archdiocesan “My House” initiative.

Deacon Bill Scholl, from ordination, to diaconal ministry at Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish, Overland Park, and continuing in his position as consultant for the archdiocesan office of social justice.

Deacon Daniel Vehige, from ordination, to diaconal ministry at Sacred Heart Parish, Emporia, and to prison ministry.

Deacon John Williams, from ordination, to diaconal ministry at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Leawood, and continuing in his position at St. Michael as director of Christian formation and evangelization.

Deacon Michael Wilson, from ordination, to diaconal ministry at Cathedral of St. Peter the Apostle Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, and to prison ministry.

Permanent deacons

Deacon Porfidio “Ray” Delgado, from diaconal ministry at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Topeka, to retired status.

Deacon Keith Geary, from active ministry at Our Lady of Unity Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, to leave of absence for discernment of further diaconal ministry, effective immediately.  

Deacon Steve Lemons, from diaconal ministry at Good Shepherd Parish, Shawnee, to diaconal ministry at Holy Trinity Parish, Lenexa, and continuing his service in the archdiocesan office of the permanent diaconate.

Deacon Mike Schreck, from diaconal ministry at Church of the Nativity, Leawood, to diaconal ministry at Holy Spirit Parish, Overland Park, and continuing his service in the archdiocesan office of the permanent diaconate.

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