Priest assignments announced

Father John Riley, chancellor, announces the following appointments made by Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, effective July 1


Pastors and Administrators

Msgr. Gary Applegate, from providing sacramental assistance at St. Patrick Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, to parochial administrator, Holy Name Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, and continuing as judicial vicar and episcopal master of ceremonies.

Father Lawrence Bowers, from parochial administrator of St. Patrick Parish, Osage City, and St. Patrick Parish, Scranton, to pastor.

Father William Bruning, from parochial administrator of Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish, Overland Park, to pastor.

Father Arul Carasala, to parochial administrator of St. Gregory Parish, Marysville, and St. Malachy Parish, Beattie, effective June 1 through July 1, and continuing as pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Seneca.

Father Nathan Haverland, from parochial vicar of Church of the Ascension, Overland Park, to pastor of St. Gregory Parish, Marysville, and St. Malachy Parish, Beattie.

Father Jeremy Heppler, OSB, from prior of St. Benedict’s Abbey and chaplain of Maur Hill-Mount Academy to pastor of St. Benedict Parish, Atchison.

Father Michael Kantanka, from parochial administrator of St. Philip Neri Parish, Osawatomie, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, LaCygne, and Sacred Heart Parish, Mound City, to returning to pastoral ministry in his home diocese of Kumasi, Ghana.

Father Gary Pennings, from sacramental assistance at St. Paul Parish, Olathe, to parochial administrator of Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish, Bucyrus-Wea, and continuing as vicar general, moderator of the curia and director of the permanent diaconate.

Father Matthew Schiffelbein, from pastor of Holy Angels Parish, Garnett, and St. John the Baptist Parish, Greeley, to pastor of Christ the King Parish, Topeka.

Father James Shaughnessy, from pastor of St. Gregory Parish, Marysville, and St. Malachy Parish, Beattie, to participation in a program of human formation and spiritual renewal, effective June 1.

Father Andrew Strobl, from pastor of Holy Name Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, to founding pastor of a new parish to be erected in the Johnson County Pastoral Region, effective Sept. 1, and continuing as director of the office of evangelization until a replacement can be identified.

Father Shawn Tunink, from completing studies in canon law at Catholic University of America to pastor of St. Philip Neri Parish, Osawatomie, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, LaCygne, Sacred Heart Parish, Mound City, and defender of the bond and providing canonical assistance to the office of the tribunal.

Father Adam Wilczak, from parochial vicar of Prince of Peace Parish, Olathe, to pastor of Holy Angels Parish, Garnett, and St. John the Baptist Parish, Greeley.

Father Mitchel Zimmerman, from pastor of Christ the King Parish, Topeka, and codirector of seminarians to chaplain/director of St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center, Lawrence.


Parochial Vicars

Father Karl Good, CMOP, from parochial vicar of Holy Spirit Parish, Overland Park, to parochial vicar of St. Patrick Parish, Kansas City, Kansas.

Father Scott Kallal, AVI, from parochial vicar of St. Patrick Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, to parochial vicar of Holy Spirit Parish, Overland Park.

Father Agustin Martinez, from completion of seminary formation and priestly ordination on May 28 to parochial vicar of Prince of Peace Parish, Olathe.

Father Nathan Miller, from parochial vicar of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Leawood, to part-time parochial vicar of St. Michael the Archangel and part-time parochial vicar of St. Paul Parish, Olathe.

Father John Reynolds, from parochial vicar of Prince of Peace Parish, Olathe, to residency at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Kansas City, Kansas, and sacramental assistance at the Cathedral of St. Peter, Kansas City, Kansas.

Father Reginald Saldanha, from completion of a program of human formation and spiritual renewal, to parochial vicar of Church of the Ascension, Overland Park, with residency at Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish, Overland Park.

Abbot Barnabas Senecal, OSB, from parochial administrator of St. Benedict Parish, Atchison, to parochial vicar.


Other ministries

Father Edward Ahn, AVI, from parochial vicar of Holy Trinity Parish, Lenexa, to spiritual director at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Father Steven Beseau, from chaplain/director of St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center to faculty member of The Athenaeum of Ohio/Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

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

Father Mirco Sosio, AVI, to spiritual director at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Father Scott Wallisch, to codirector of seminarians and continuing as vocation director.

Transitional deacons

Rev. Mr. Daniel Coronado, from ordination to the transitional diaconate on May 21 to diaconal ministry at Good Shepherd Parish, Shawnee, until resumption of seminary formation at Mundelein Seminary, Archdiocese of Chicago, in August.

Rev. Mr. Michael Guastello, from ordination to the transitional diaconate on May 21 to diaconal ministry at Cathedral of St. Peter, Kansas City, Kansas, until resumption of seminary formation at Mundelein Seminary, Archdiocese of Chicago, in August.

2 Responses

  1. Joyce Hoelting Ratcliff at |

    I did not see Saint Joseph Church in Olpe listed. What is their status.

    Reply
    1. Moira Cullings at |

      Hi Joyce, the newest priest assignments will be out first thing tomorrow. Thanks for reaching out!

      Reply

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