Officials

May 7, 2019 – Officials

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

The Reverend Albert Joseph Saleth, with the permission of ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­The Most Reverend Dr. George Antonysamy, Archbishop of Madras-Mylapore in India, is appointed Parochial Administrator of St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish in Schofield, with residence at the parish rectory, effective July 2, 2019.

The Reverend Emmanuel Kofi Asamoah-Bekoe, currently serving in the Diocese of Superior, is appointed Parochial Administrator of St. Mary’s Assumption Parish in Durand, Holy Rosary Parish in Lima, and Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Mondovi, with residence at Holy Rosary Parish rectory in Lima, effective July 2, 2019.

The Reverend Janusz A. Kowalski, Pastor of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Viroqua, is appointed Pastor of St. Lawrence Parish in Wisconsin Rapids and St. Philip the Apostle Parish in Rudolph, effective July 2, 2019.

The Reverend David P. Bruener, Pastor of St. Lawrence Parish in Wisconsin Rapids and St. Philip the Apostle Parish in Rudolph, is appointed Pastor of Holy Family Parish in Prairie du Chien, with residence at the parish rectory, effective July 2, 2019.

The Reverend Robert C. Thorn, Pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Parish and St. Matthew Parish, both in Wausau, is released from his responsibilities as Pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Parish, retaining his appointment as Pastor of St. Matthew Parish, where his residence remains, effective July 2, 2019.

The Reverend Peter J. Kieffer, Associate Pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Parish and St. Matthew Parish, both in Wausau, and Chaplain at Newman Middle School, Wausau, is released from his responsibilities as Associate Pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Parish and his residence remains at St. Matthew rectory, effective July 2, 2019.  He is also appointed Chaplain at Newman High School in Wausau, effective July 2, 2019.

The Very Reverend Samuel A. Martin, Pastor of John the Baptist Parish in Marshfield and Christ the King Parish in Spencer, and Dean of the Marshfield Deanery, is appointed Pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Wausau, with residence at the parish rectory, and is released from his responsibilities as Dean of the Marshfield Deanery, effective July 2, 2019.

The Very Reverend James C. Weighner, Pastor of Holy Family Parish in Prairie du Chien and Deanof the Prairie du Chien Deanery, is appointed Pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in Marshfield and Christ the King Parish in Spencer, with residence at St. John the Baptist Parish rectory in Marshfield, and is released from his responsibilities as Dean of the Prairie du Chein Deanery, effective July 2, 2019.

The Reverend Gregory A. Michaud, Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Polonia and Immaculate Conception Parish in Custer, is appointed Pastor of St. Wenceslaus Parish in Milladore, St. Michael Parish in Junction City and St. Bartholomew Parish in Mill Creek, with residence at St. Wenceslaus Parish rectory in Milladore, effective July 2, 2019.

The Reverend Joseph C. Nakwah, Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Rock Falls and St. Joseph Parish in Elk Mound, is appointed Pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Halder and Sacred Heart Parish in Cassel, with residence at St. Patrick Parish rectory in Halder, effective July 2, 2019.

The Reverend Timothy J. Welles, Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in St. Joseph’s Ridge and St. Peter Parish in Middle Ridge, is appointed Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Elk Mound and St. Joseph Parish in Rock Falls, effective July 2, 2019.

The Reverend John Ofori-Domah, Pastor of St. Wenceslaus Parish in Milladore, St. Michael Parish in Junction City, and St. Bartholomew Parish in Mill Creek, is appointed Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Kendall, St. Patrick Parish in Elroy and St. John the Baptist in Wilton, with residence at St. Joseph Parish rectory in Kendall, effective July 2, 2019.

The Reverend Alan M. Guanella, upon completion of graduate studies in canon law, is appointed Parochial Administrator of Sacred Heart Parish in Polonia and Immaculate Conception Parish in Custer, with residence at Sacred Heart Parish rectory in Polonia, effective July 2, 2019.

The Reverend Jerzy Rebacz, who has been appointed as Judicial Vicar of the Matrimonial Tribunal effective July 2, 2019, is also appointed Parochial Administrator of St. Joseph Parish in St. Joseph’s Ridge and St. Peter Parish in Middle Ridge, with residence at Holy Cross Diocesan Center in La Crosse, effective July 2, 2019.

The Reverend Charles J. Richmond, Associate Pastor of St. Bronislava Parish in Plover and Chaplain at Pacelli Middle School and High School in Stevens Point, is appointed Parochial Administrator of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Viroqua, with residence at the parish rectory, effective July 2, 2019.

The Reverend Jeffrey W. Hennes, Pastor of St. Adalbert Parish in Rosholt and St. Mary Parish in Torun, is appointed Pastor of St. Stephen Parish and St. Joseph Parish, both in Stevens Point, with residence at St. Stephen Parish rectory, effective July 2, 2019.

The Reverend Fernando E. Lara Hernandez, Associate Pastor of St. Joseph Parish and Stephen Parish, both in Stevens Point, is 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 in Sparta, effective July 2, 2019.

The Reverend Juan Pedro Roblez Baltazar, Associate Pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Sparta and St. John the Baptist Parish in Summit Ridge, is released from his responsibilities at the parishes and is assigned to full-time language studies, effective July 2, 2019.

Deacon Brandon A. Guenther, upon his ordination to the priesthood, is appointed as Associate Pastor of St. Bronislava Parish in Plover and Chaplain at Pacelli Middle School and High School in Stevens Point, with residence at the parish rectory, effective July 2, 2019.

Deacon Ethan J. Hokamp, upon his ordination to the priesthood, is appointed as 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 in Chippewa Falls, with residence at St. Charles Borromeo Parish rectory in Chippewa Falls, effective July 2, 2019.

Deacon Thomas J. Tierney, Deacon at Holy Name of Jesus Parish and St. Matthew Parish, both in Wausau is released from his responsibilities at Holy Name of Jesus Parish, effective July 2, 2019.

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