June 7, 2013

Official Appointments

Effective immediately

Rev. Aaron J. Pfaff, administrator of St. Joseph Parish in Shelbyville, incardinated into the Archdiocese of Indianapolis from the Diocese of Manchester, N.H., and appointed pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Shelbyville.

Effective July 3, 2013

Rev. John Kamwendo, ordained to the priesthood on May 18, 2013, appointed associate pastor of St. Pius X Parish in Indianapolis and assisting with sacramental needs at Bishop Chatard High School in Indianapolis.

Rev. Douglas W. Marcotte, ordained to the priesthood on May 18, 2013, appointed associate pastor of St. Bartholomew Parish in Columbus and offering sacramental ministry to Franklin College in Franklin.

Rev. Martin Rodriguez, ordained to the priesthood on May 18, 2013, returned to Pontifical North American College in Rome to complete graduate studies.

Rev. Larry P. Crawford, pastor of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish in Indianapolis, granted permission to retire from active ministry.

Rev. John L. Fink, pastor of St. Michael Parish in Bradford, St. Bernard Parish in Frenchtown, and administrator of St. Joseph Parish in Crawford County, granted permission to retire from active ministry.

Rev. Geoffrey H. Godecker, chaplain, Center for Faith and Vocation, Butler University in Indianapolis, granted permission to retire from active ministry.

Rev. Paul E. Landwerlen, administrator of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Shelby County, granted permission to retire from active ministry.

Rev. Msgr. Paul F. Richart, pastor of St. Paul Parish in Sellersburg, granted permission to retire from active ministry.

Rev. Guy Mansini, O.S.B., pastor of St. Isidore the Farmer Parish in Perry County, returning to Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad.

Rev. Sengole Thomas, administrator of St. Michael Parish in Cannelton and St. Pius V Parish in Troy, appointed administrator of St. Isidore the Farmer Parish in Perry County and continuing as administrator of St. Michael Parish in Cannelton and St. Pius V Parish in Troy.

Rev. Timothy Sweeney, O.S.B., a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, appointed sacramental minister at St. Isidore the Farmer Parish in Perry County for a period of one year.

Rev. Thomas E. Clegg, pastor of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish and St. Augustine Parish, both in Jeffersonville, appointed pastor of St. Paul Parish in Sellersburg, and St. Joseph Parish in Clark County.

Rev. Anto Peterraj, associate pastor of SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi Parish in Greenwood, appointed administrator of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish and St. Augustine Parish, both in Jeffersonville.

Rev. Robert St. Martin, O.F.M. Conventual, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Clark County, appointed pastor of St. Mary Parish in Lanesville.

Rev. Juan José Valdes, administrator of St. Mary Parish in Lanesville, with ministry to the Hispanic Catholic Community in the New Albany Deanery, appointed associate pastor of Holy Spirit Parish in Indianapolis.

Rev. Christopher Wadelton, associate pastor of Holy Spirit Parish in Indianapolis, appointed administrator of St. Philip Neri Parish and Holy Cross Parish, both in Indianapolis.

Rev. Jeremiah Lynch, S. J., a member of the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus and in residence at the Brebeuf Jesuit Community in Indianapolis, appointed associate pastor of St. Monica Parish in Indianapolis.

Rev. Dustin Boehm, associate pastor of St. Monica Parish in Indianapolis, granted permission to begin a three-month Spanish immersion program in the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Mexico, and continuing as associate pastor of St. Monica Parish in Indianapolis.

Rev. Lawrence Janezic, O.F.M., pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Indianapolis, appointed pastor of St. Patrick Parish and continuing as pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, both in Indianapolis.

Rev. Carlton J. Beever, pastor of St. Philip Neri Parish and administrator of Holy Cross Parish, both in Indianapolis, appointed pastor of St. Mary Parish in Indianapolis.

Rev. Michael E. O’Mara, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Indianapolis, appointed pastor of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish in Indianapolis, and assisting with sacramental ministry at Marian University in Indianapolis.

Rev. Joseph Villa, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Clinton and St. Joseph Parish in Rockville, appointed pastor of St. Michael Parish in Bradford, St. Bernard Parish in Frenchtown, and administrator of St. Joseph Parish in Crawford County.

Very Rev. Michael C. Fritsch, pastor of St. John the Apostle Parish in Bloomington and dean of the Bloomington Deanery, appointed pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Clinton and St. Joseph Parish in Rockville.

Rev. Daniel J. Mahan, executive director of the Marian University Center for Catholic Stewardship in Indianapolis, appointed pastor of St. John the Apostle Parish in Bloomington and St. Jude the Apostle Parish in Spencer.

Rev. C. Ryan McCarthy, administrator pro-tem of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Fortville, appointed pastor of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Indianapolis, with sacramental ministry to include celebration of the extraordinary form of the Mass and chaplain of the St. Joseph of Arimathea Society of the Anglican Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter.

Rev. Aaron J. Pfaff, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Shelbyville, appointed administrator pro-tem and sacramental minister of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Shelby County and continuing as pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Shelbyville.

Rev. George Joseph Nangachiveettil, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Enochsburg, St. Anne Parish in Hamburg, and St. Maurice Parish in Decatur County, appointed pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Fortville.

Rev. William L. Ehalt, pastor of St. Jude the Apostle Parish in Spencer, appointed pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Enochsburg, St. Anne Parish in Hamburg, and St. Maurice Parish in Decatur County.

Rev. Joseph B. Moriarty, director of spiritual formation for Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad and sacramental minister at Our Lady of the Springs Parish in French Lick and Our Lord Jesus Christ the King Parish in Paoli, appointed vice-rector of Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary in Indianapolis and weekend sacramental ministry at SS. Francis and Clare Parish in Greenwood.

Rev. Peter A. Marshall, administrator of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Indianapolis, chaplain of the St. Joseph of Arimathea Society of the Anglican Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, and associate director of spiritual formation for Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad, appointed director of spiritual formation for Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology and weekend sacramental minister at Our Lady of the Springs Parish in French Lick and Our Lord Jesus Christ the King Parish in Paoli.

Sister Christine Ernstes, O.S.F., parish life coordinator at Immaculate Conception Parish in Millhousen and St. Denis Parish in Jennings County, reappointed parish life coordinator at Immaculate Conception Parish in Millhousen, and St. Denis Parish in Jennings County, for a three-year term.

Rev. Shaun P. Whittington, pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in Osgood, St. Mary Magdalen Parish in New Marion, and administrator of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Milan and St. Pius Parish in Ripley County, granted permission to complete graduate studies at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Ill.

Deacon Michael Gardner, Prince of Peace Parish in Madison and Most Sorrowful Mother of God Parish in Vevay, and ministry at Madison State Hospital in Madison, appointed part-time parish life coordinator of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Milan and St. Pius Parish in Ripley County.

Very Rev. John A. Meyer, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Greensburg and dean of the Batesville Deanery, appointed priest moderator for the parishes of Immaculate Conception in Millhousen, St. Denis in Jennings County, St. John the Baptist in Osgood and St. Mary Magdalen in New Marion, and continuing as pastor of St. Mary Parish in Greensburg and dean of the Batesville Deanery.

Rev. Sean Danda, administrator of St. Michael Parish in Brookville and Holy Guardian Angels Parish in Cedar Grove, appointed pastor of St. Michael Parish in Brookville and Holy Guardian Angels Parish in Cedar Grove.

Rev. John J. Hollowell, administrator of Annunciation Parish in Brazil and sacramental minister at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Terre Haute, appointed pastor of Annunciation Parish and continuing as sacramental minister at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Terre Haute.

Rev. John McCaslin, pastor of St. Anthony Parish in Indianapolis, administrator of Holy Trinity Parish in Indianapolis and chaplain for the Indianapolis Fire Department, appointed to a second term as pastor of St. Anthony Parish and continuing as administrator of Holy Trinity Parish and chaplain for the Indianapolis Fire Department.

Rev. Robert Sims, pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Indianapolis, appointed to a second term as pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish.

Very Rev. Wilfred E. Day, pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in Starlight, and dean of the New Albany Deanery, and eligible for retirement, reappointed pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in Starlight, and remaining dean of the New Albany Deanery for a period of one year.

Very Rev. James R. Wilmoth, pastor of St. Roch Parish in Indianapolis, dean of the Indianapolis South Deanery, coordinator of chaplain services for Roncalli High School in Indianapolis and eligible for retirement, reappointed pastor of St. Roch Parish in Indianapolis, remaining dean of the Indianapolis South Deanery and coordinator of chaplain services for Roncalli High School in Indianapolis for a period of one year.

Rev. Stanley J. Herber, pastor of St. Gabriel Parish in Connersville, administrator of St. Bridget of Ireland Parish in Liberty, and priest moderator for St. Anne Parish in New Castle and St. Rose of Lima Parish in Knightstown, who upon reaching the age of 75 by canon law may no longer serve as pastor, appointed administrator of St. Gabriel Parish in Connersville and continuing as administrator of St. Bridget of Ireland Parish in Liberty, and continuing as priest moderator for St. Anne Parish in New Castle and St. Rose of Lima Parish in Knightstown.

Effective Sept. 4, 2013

Rev. Joseph L. Newton, returning from obtaining a licentiate in canon law at The Catholic University of America in Washington, assigned to the Metropolitan Tribunal as adjunct vicar judicial and weekend sacramental minister at St. John the Baptist Parish in Osgood and St. Mary Magdalen Parish in New Marion, effective on Sept. 4, 2013.

Effective Oct. 1, 2013

Sister Joan Miller, O.S.F., a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, Oldenburg, appointed parish life coordinator of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Shelby County.

Very Rev. John A. Meyer, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Greensburg, dean of the Batesville Deanery, and priest moderator for the parishes of Immaculate Conception in Millhousen, St. Denis in Jennings County, St. John the Baptist in Osgood, and St. Mary Magdalen in New Marion, appointed priest moderator of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Shelby County and continuing as pastor of St. Mary Parish in Greensburg, dean of the Batesville Deanery and priest moderator for the parishes of Immaculate Conception in Millhousen, St. Denis in Jennings County, St. John the Baptist in Osgood, and St. Mary Magdalen in New Marion.
 

These appointments are from the office of the Most Rev. Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Indianapolis.

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