May 20, 2022

Official Appointments

Effective May 2, 2022

Rev. Cyprian Eranimus Fernandez, Diocese of Quinlon, India, appointed to sacramental ministry at Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, Greenwood.
 

Effective July 6, 2022

Rev. Adam Ahern, pastor of St. Michael Parish, Charlestown, and St. Francis Xavier Parish, Henryville, appointed pastor of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Jeffersonville, and St. Augustine Parish, Jeffersonville, for a period of six years.

Father John Bamman, O.F.M. Conv., appointed pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Clarksville, for a period of six years.

Rev. Michael Clawson, being ordained to the priesthood on June 4, 2022, appointed parochial vicar of St. Malachy Parish, Brownsburg, and chaplain coordinator to Cardinal Ritter Jr./Sr. High School, Indianapolis.

Rev. Wilfred E. Day, administrator of St. John the Baptist Parish, Starlight, granted retirement from active priestly ministry and appointed to sacramental ministry at St. John the Baptist Parish, Starlight, and St. Mary Parish, Navilleton.

Rev. Aaron M. Jenkins, pastor of St. Michael Parish, Greenfield, appointed pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Fortville, while remaining pastor of St. Michael Parish, Greenfield, for a period of six years.

Rev. Vincent Gillmore, parochial vicar of St. Monica Parish, Indianapolis, and chaplain coordinator to Cardinal Ritter Jr./Sr. High School, Indianapolis, appointed administrator of St. Lawrence Parish, Indianapolis, for a period of one year.

Very Rev. Richard M. Ginther, VF, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Indianapolis, reappointed pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Indianapolis, until the age of 75.

Rev. Todd Goodson, pastor of Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, Greenwood, and Rev. Timothy DeCrane, parochial vicar of Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, Greenwood, appointed in solidum to Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, Greenwood, and St. Rose of Lima Parish, Franklin, with Rev. Goodson as priest moderator/pastor, for a period of six years.

Rev. Todd Goodson, pastor of Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, Greenwood, appointed priest moderator of Holy Trinity Parish, Edinburgh.

Rev. John M. Hall, pastor of St. Anne Parish, New Castle, and St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, Cambridge City, reappointed pastor of St. Anne Parish, New Castle, and St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, Cambridge City, for a period of six years.

Rev. Robert J. Hankee, pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Fortville, appointed pastor of Christ the King Parish, Indianapolis, and chaplain coordinator to Bishop Chatard High School, Indianapolis.

Rev. Binu Matthew, administrator of St. John the Baptist Parish, Osgood, appointed administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish, Millhousen, while remaining administrator of St. John the Baptist Parish, Osgood.

Very Rev. Joseph B. Moriarty, rector of Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary, Indianapolis, reappointed rector of Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary for a period of six years.

Rev. Jean Bosco Ntawagushira, C.M.M., appointed administrator of Holy Angels Parish, Indianapolis, and St. Rita Parish, Indianapolis.

Rev. Matthew Perronie, being ordained to the priesthood on June 4, 2022, appointed parochial vicar of St. Monica Parish, Indianapolis.

Rev. Aaron J. Pfaff, pastor of St. Michael Parish, Bradford, and St. Bernard Parish, Frenchtown, reappointed pastor of St. Michael Parish, Bradford, and St. Bernard Parish, Frenchtown, for a period of six years, while remaining administrator of St. Joseph Parish, Crawford County.

Rev. Todd Riebe, pastor of Christ the King Parish, Indianapolis, and chaplain coordinator to Bishop Chatard High School, Indianapolis, granted retirement from active priestly ministry.

Rev. Robert J. Robeson, pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Beech Grove, and administrator of Good Shepherd Parish, Indianapolis, and chaplain coordinator to Roncalli High School, Indianapolis, reappointed pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Beech Grove, for a period of six years, while remaining administrator of Good Shepherd Parish, Indianapolis, and chaplain coordinator to Roncalli High School.

Rev. Kyle Rodden, pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Corydon, appointed pastor of St. Mary Parish, Lanesville, while remaining pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Corydon, for a period of six years.

Rev. Thomas Schliessmann, pastor of St. Lawrence Parish, Indianapolis, and chaplain to the Archdiocesan troops in the Boy Scouts of America, appointed pastor of St. Joan of Arc Parish, Indianapolis, for a period of six years, while remaining chaplain to the Boy Scouts of America.

Rev. Jeyaseelan Sengolraj, parochial vicar of St. Louis Parish, Batesville, and sacramental minister to St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Morris, and Immaculate Conception Parish, Millhousen, appointed administrator of St. Michael Parish, Charlestown, and St. Francis Xavier Parish, Henryville.

Father Robert Showers, O.F.M. Conv., appointed pastor of St. Benedict Parish, Terre Haute, and St. Joseph University Parish, Terre Haute, for a period of six years.

Rev. Daniel J. Staublin, pastor of St. Ambrose Parish, Seymour, reappointed pastor of St. Ambrose Parish, Seymour, for a period of six years.

Rev. Edward Suresh, Diocese of Palayamkottai, India, appointed parochial vicar of Annunciation Parish, Brazil, and St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Greencastle.

Rev. Matthew Tucci, pastor of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Jeffersonville, and St. Augustine Parish, Jeffersonville, granted a leave of absence.

Father Joseph West, O.F.M. Conv., pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Clarksville, appointed pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish, Starlight, and St. Mary Parish, Navilleton, for a period of six years.

Rev. Kolbe Wolniakowski, O.S.B., being ordained to the priesthood in June 2022, appointed parochial vicar of St. Paul Parish, Tell City.

Ms. Barbara Black, parish life coordinator of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Terre Haute, reappointed as parish life coordinator of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Terre Haute, for a period of three years.

Deacon Kerry Blandford, parish life coordinator of St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, Indianapolis, reappointed as parish life coordinator of St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, Indianapolis, for a period of three years.

Sister Shirley Gerth, O.S.F., parish life coordinator of St. Maurice Parish, Napoleon, reappointed as parish life coordinator of St. Maurice Parish, Napoleon, for a period of three years.

Sister Joan Miller, O.S.F., parish life coordinator of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Shelby County, reappointed as parish life coordinator of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Shelby County, for a period of three years.
 

(These appointments are from the office of the Most Rev. Charles C. Thompson, Archbishop of Indianapolis.)

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