Official appointments - 2021

These appointments are from the office of the Most Rev. Charles C. Thompson, Archbishop of Indianapolis. They are ordered from the newest to the oldest of 2021.


Published October 1, 2021

Effective Immediately

Rev. Todd Goodson, pastor of Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish in Greenwood, appointed administrator pro tem of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Franklin and priest moderator pro tem of Holy Trinity Parish in Edinburgh, while remaining pastor of Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish.

Rev. Steven Schaftlein, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Franklin and priest moderator of Holy Trinity Parish in Edinburgh, granted a leave of absence.


Published September 17, 2021

Effective Immediately

Rev. Francis Joseph Kalapurackal, pastor of St. Pius X Parish in Indianapolis, appointed priest moderator of St. Andrew the Apostle Parish in Indianapolis, while remaining pastor of St. Pius X Parish.

Rev. Steven Schaftlein, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Franklin, appointed priest moderator of Holy Trinity Parish in Edinburgh, while remaining pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish.


Published August 6, 2021

Effective Immediately

Rev. John F. Kamwendo, pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Indianapolis, appointed administrator pro tem of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, Indianapolis, while remaining pastor of St. Michael the Archangel.

Rev. Matthew Tucci, pastor of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Augustine parishes, both in Jeffersonville, appointed associate director of vocations for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, while remaining pastor of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Augustine.
 

Effective July 7, 2021

Rev. Msgr. Anthony R. Volz, staff member of Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary, Indianapolis, appointed parochial vicar of Christ the King Parish, Indianapolis.
 

Effective July 12, 2021

Rev. Robert J. Hankee, pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Fortville, appointed chaplain coordinator of Father Thomas Scecina Memorial High School, Indianapolis, while remaining pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle.

Rev. Todd Riebe, pastor of Christ the King Parish, Indianapolis, appointed chaplain coordinator of Bishop Chatard High School, Indianapolis, while remaining pastor of Christ the King.

Rev. Robert J. Robeson, pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Beech Grove, and administrator of Good Shepherd Parish, Indianapolis, appointed chaplain coordinator of Roncalli High School, Indianapolis, while remaining pastor of Holy Name of Jesus and administrator of Good Shepherd Shepherd.


Published July 2, 2021

Effective July 1, 2021

Rev. Sengole Thomas Gnanaraj, appointed Dean of the Connersville Deanery for a three­-year term while continuing as pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Richmond.

Rev. Richard M. Ginther, appointed Dean of the Indianapolis East Deanery for a three-year term while continuing as pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Indianapolis.

Rev. Jeremy M. Gries, appointed Dean of the New Albany Deanery for a three-year term while continuing as pastor of Holy Family Parish in New Albany.

Rev. Michael T. Keucher, reappointed Dean of the Batesville Deanery for a three-year term while continuing as pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Shelbyville and sacramental minister for St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Shelby County.

Rev. Douglas W. Marcotte, appointed Dean of the Indianapolis North Deanery for a three-year term while continuing as pastor of St. Simon the Apostle Parish in Indianapolis.
 

Effective July 7, 2021

Rev. Benjamin D. Syberg, appointed Dean of the Terre Haute Deanery for a three-year term while beginning as pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish, Terre Haute, and St. Patrick Parish, Terre Haute, for a six-year term; priest moderator of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Terre Haute, and St. Mary-of-the-Woods Parish, St. Mary-of-the-Woods; and, associate director of vocations of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.


Published May 7, 2021

Effective July 7, 2021

Rev. Adam L. Ahern, administrator of St. Michael Parish, Charlestown, and St. Francis Xavier Parish, Henryville, appointed pastor of the parishes for a six-year term.

Rev. Nicolas A. Ajpacaja Tzoc, administrator of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, Indianapolis, appointed pastor of the parish for a six-year term.

Very Rev. Daniel E. Bedel, VF, archdiocesan associate director of vocations, dean of the Terre Haute Deanery, priest moderator of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Terre Haute, and St. Mary-of-the-Woods Parish, St. Mary-of-the-Woods, and pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish, Terre Haute, and St. Patrick Parish, Terre Haute, appointed to the formation staff of Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary in Indianapolis.

Very Rev. Dustin M. Boehm, VF, dean of the Connersville Deanery and pastor of St. Gabriel Parish, Connersville, and St. Bridget of Ireland Parish, Liberty, reappointed pastor of these parishes for a second six-year term.

Rev. Jerry L. Byrd, pastor of St. Ann Parish, Jennings County, St. Joseph Parish, Jennings County, and St. Mary Parish, North Vernon, reappointed pastor of these parishes for a second six-year term.

Rev. J. Nicholas Dant, pastor of St. Matthew the Apostle Parish, Indianapolis, granted retirement from active priestly duties and appointed to sacramental ministry at St. Rita Parish, Indianapolis, and Holy Angels Parish, Indianapolis.

Rev. Wilfred E. Day, administrator of St. John the Baptist Parish, Starlight, reappointed to a one-year term as administrator of the parish.

Rev. Timothy D. DeCrane, parochial vicar of St. Monica Parish, Indianapolis, and Chaplain Coordinator of Cardinal Ritter Jr./Sr. High School in Indianapolis, appointed parochial vicar of Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, Greenwood.

Rev. James M. Farrell, pastor of St. Pius X Parish, Indianapolis, granted retirement from active priestly duties and appointed to sacramental ministry at St. Rita Parish, Indianapolis, and Holy Angels Parish, Indianapolis.

Rev. Robert J. Gilday, adjunct vicar judicial in the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and pastor of St. Theresa of the Infant Jesus (Little Flower), Indianapolis, reappointed pastor of the parish until August 6, 2024, (age of 75) while remaining adjunct vicar judicial.

Rev. Vincent M. Gillmore, parochial vicar of Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, Greenwood, appointed parochial vicar of St. Monica Parish, Indianapolis, and Chaplain Coordinator of Cardinal Ritter Jr./Sr. High School in Indianapolis.

Rev. Aaron M. Jenkins, pastor of St. Michael Parish, Greenfield, reappointed pastor of the parish for a second six-year term.

Rev. Francis Joseph Kalapurackal, pastor of St. Thomas More Parish, Mooresville, and St. Ann Parish, Indianapolis, appointed pastor of St. Pius X Parish, Indianapolis, for a six-year term.

Rev. Daniel J. Mahan, pastor of St. Barnabas Parish, Indianapolis, and Rev. Jonathan P. Meyer, pastor of All Saints Parish, Dearborn County, appointed pastors in solidum, with Rev. Meyer as moderator of All Saints Parish, Dearborn County, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Aurora, St. Lawrence Parish, Lawrenceburg, and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Parish, Bright, for a six-year term.

Rev. Binu Mathew, parochial vicar of Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Beech Grove, appointed administrator of St. John the Baptist Parish, Osgood, for a six-year term.

Very Rev. Joseph L. Newton, vicar judicial in the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, appointed pastor of St. Joan of Arc Parish, Indianapolis, for a six-year term and reappointed as vicar judicial of the Metropolitan Tribunal for a five-year term.

Very Rev. Guy R. Roberts, VF, pastor of St. Joan of Arc Parish, Indianapolis, appointed pastor of St. Barnabas Parish, Indianapolis, for a six-year term.

Rev. Jude Meril Sahayam, parochial vicar of St. Christopher Parish, Indianapolis, appointed administrator of St. Thomas More Parish, Mooresville, and St. Ann Parish, Indianapolis, for a six-year term.

Rev. Msgr. William F. Stumpf, VG, vicar general and moderator of the curia for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, appointed pastor of St. Matthew the Apostle Parish, Indianapolis, for a six-year term while remaining vicar general.

Rev. Randall R. Summers, pastor of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Parish, Bright, appointed pastor of Our Lady of the Springs Parish, French Lick, and Our Lord Jesus Christ the King Parish, Paoli, for a six-year term.

Rev. Benjamin D. Syberg, pastor of St. Lawrence Parish, Lawrenceburg, and St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Aurora, appointed pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish, Terre Haute, and St. Patrick Parish, Terre Haute, for a six-year term; priest moderator of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Terre Haute, and St. Mary-of-the-Woods Parish, St. Mary-of-the-Woods; and, associate director of vocations of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
 


Published February 19, 2021

Effective Immediately

Rev. Michael Hilderbrand, retired priest of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, appointed Liaison to Retired Clergy within the Vicarate for Clergy, Religious, and Parish Life Coordinators.
 

Effective March 3

Rev. Santhosh Yohannan, associate pastor of St. Louis Parish in Batesville, sacramental minister at Immaculate Conception Parish in Millhousen, and offering sacramental assistance at St. Maurice Parish in Napoleon and St. John the Baptist Parish in Osgood, appointed administrator at American Martyrs Parish in Scottsburg and St. Patrick Parish in Salem.

Rev. Jeyaseelan Sengolraj, parochial vicar at SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi Parish in Greenwood and St. Martin of Tours Parish in Martinsville, appointed parochial vicar at St. Louis Parish in Batesville and sacramental minister to St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Morris and Immaculate Conception Parish in Millhousen.
 

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