Officials

May 6, 2017 – Officials

The Most Reverend William Patrick Callahan, D.D., Bishop of La Crosse, makes the following announcements:

The Reverend Alan M. Guanella, Associate Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Altoona and St. Raymond of Penafort Parish in Southern Eau Claire County, and Chaplain at Regis Middle School and Regis High School in Eau Claire is released from his responsibilities in order to be assigned to full-time Graduate Studies in Canon Law at the Catholic University of America, effective June 1, 2017.

The Reverend Billy J. Dodge, Associate Pastor of Blessed Sacrament and Roncalli Newman Parish, in La Crosse, is released from his responsibilities and is appointed Director of Vocational Recruitment and Director of Continuing Education and Formation, with residence at Holy Cross Diocesan Center, effective June 29, 2017.

The Reverend James F. Trempe, Pastor of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Southeastern Portage County, is appointed Pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Knowlton and St. John the Baptist Parish in Peplin, with residence at St. Francis Xavier Parish rectory in Knowlton, effective June 29, 2017.

The Reverend Matthew N. Marshall, Associate Rector of St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral and Associate Pastor of St. James the Less Parish, Chaplain to the Hmong Community in the La Crosse area, Chaplain at Aquinas Middle School and High School and Assistant to the Director of the Office for Vocations, is released from his responsibilities at St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral and St. James the Less Parishes and is appointed Associate Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish and Roncalli Newman Parish, both in La Crosse, with residence at Blessed Sacrament Parish rectory, effective June 29, 2017.  He retains his other assignments.

The Reverend Daniel L. Thelen, Associate Pastor of St. Matthew Parish and Holy Name Parish in Wausau, and Chaplain at Newman Middle School in Wausau, is released from his responsibilities and is appointed Associate Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Altoona and St. Raymond of Peñafort Parish in Southern Eau Claire County and Chaplain at Regis Middle School and High School in Eau Claire, with residence at St. Mary Parish rectory, effective June 29, 2017.

The Reverend Mark A. Miller, Associate Pastor of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Parish and Chaplain at Assumption Middle School and High School, in Wisconsin Rapids, is released from his responsibilities and is appointed Associate Pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Chippewa Falls and St. Peter Parish in Tilden, and Chaplain at McDonell Middle School and High School, with residence at St. Charles Borromeo Parish rectory in Chippewa Falls, effective June 29, 2017.

The Reverend Charles J. Richmond, Associate Pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Chippewa Falls and St. Peter Parish in Tilden, and Chaplain at McDonell Middle and High School in Chippewa Falls, is released from his responsibilities and is appointed Associate Pastor of St. Bronislava Parish in Plover and Chaplain at Pacelli Middle School and High School in Stevens Point, with residence at St. Bronislava Parish rectory, effective June 29, 2017.

The Reverend Monsignor Mark R. Pierce, Pastor of Notre Dame Parish in Chippewa Falls and vicar forane of the Chippewa Falls Deanery, is appointed Pastor of Church of the Resurrection Parish and St. Michael Parish in Wausau, with residence at St. Michael Parish rectory, effective June 29, 2017.  He is released from his responsibilities as vicar forane of the Chippewa Falls Deanery effective June 29, 2017.

The Reverend Jesse D. Burish, Pastor of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Auburndale, St. Michael Parish in Hewitt and St. Kilian Parish in Blenker is appointed Pastor of Notre Dame Parish in Chippewa Falls, with residence at the parish rectory, effective June 29, 2017.

The Reverend Antony Arokiyam, Pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Mauston, is appointed Pastor of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Auburndale, St. Michael Parish in Hewitt and St. Kilian Parish in Blenker, with residence at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish rectory, effective June 29, 2017.

The Reverend John A. Potaczek, Pastor of St. Paul Parish in Bloomer and St. John the Baptist Parish in Cooks Valley, is appointed Pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Mauston, with residence at the parish rectory, effective June 29, 2017.

The Reverend Victor C. Feltes, Pastor of St. Wenceslaus Parish in Eastman and Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Wauzeka, is appointed Pastor of St. Paul Parish in Bloomer and St. John the Baptist Parish in Cooks Valley, with residence at St. Paul Parish rectory, effective June 29, 2017.

The Reverend Anandan Rajendran, with the permission of the Most Reverend Antony Devotta, is appointed Pastor of St. Wenceslaus Parish in Eastman and Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Wauzeka, with residence at St. Wenceslaus Parish rectory, effective June 29, 2017.

The Reverend Monsignor Charles D. Stoetzel, Rector of St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral and Pastor of St. James the Less Parish in La Crosse, and vicar forane of the La Crosse Deanery is released from his responsibilities as Pastor of St. James the Less Parish effective June 29, 2017.   He retains his other assignments.

The Reverend James F. Altman, Pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Parish in Wisconsin Rapids, vicar forane of the Wisconsin Rapids Deanery and Chaplain to the Boy and Girl Scouts, is appointed Pastor of St. James the Less Parish in La Crosse, with residence at the parish rectory, effective June 29, 2017.  He is released from his responsibilities as vicar forane of the Wisconsin Rapids Deanery. He remains Chaplain to the Boy and Girl Scouts.

The Reverend Robert A. Schaller, Pastor of Church of the Resurrection Parish and St. Michael Parish in Wausau, is appointed Pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Parish in Wisconsin Rapids, with residence at the parish rectory, effective June 29, 2017.

Deacon Juan Pedro Roblez Baltazar, upon his ordination to the priesthood, will be appointed Associate Pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Sparta and St. John the Baptist Parish in Summit Ridge, with residence at St. Patrick Parish rectory, effective June 29, 2017.

Deacon Aaron J. Becker, upon his ordination to the priesthood, will be appointed Associate Pastor of Our Lady Queen of Heaven Parish and Chaplain at Assumption Middle School and High School in Wisconsin Rapids, with residence at the parish rectory, effective June 29, 2017.

Deacon Peter J. Kieffer, upon his ordination to the priesthood, will be appointed Associate Pastor of St. Matthew Parish and Holy Name Parish, and as Chaplain at Newman Middle School in Wausau, with residence at St. Matthew Parish rectory, effective June 29, 2017.

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