Priests’ assignment changes announced

The new appointments are effective June 30 for diocesan priests and July 1 for priests from St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville.

OFFICIALS

The Most Reverend Donald J. Kettler, Bishop of the Diocese of Saint Cloud, makes the following appointments in the Diocese of Saint Cloud, effective at noon, June 30, 2020:

Reverend Richard Aubol to parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Francis de Sales, Belgrade, the Church of Saint Donatus, Brooten, and the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Elrosa, while continuing as parochial vicar of the Church of Our Lady of the Angels, Sauk Centre, the Church of Saint Paul, Sauk Centre, and the Church of Saint Alexius, West Union.

Reverend Timothy Baltes from pastor of the Church of Saint Francis Xavier, Sartell, to retirement.

Reverend Mitchell Bechtold from pastor of the Church of Saint Joseph, Bertha, while continuing as pastor of the Church of Christ the King, Browerville and the Church of Saint Joseph, Clarissa.

Reverend Thomas Becker from the Church of the Annunciation, Mayhew Lake, to pastor of the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Opole, while continuing as pastor of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rice.

Reverend Jose Chettoor, VC, from parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Augustine, St. Cloud, and Saint Mary’s Cathedral, St. Cloud, to parochial administrator of the Church of the Holy Cross, Harding and the Church of Saint John Nepomuk, Lastrup.

Reverend Matthew Crane to pastor of the Church of Saint Wendelin, Luxemburg, and the Church of the Holy Cross, Pearl Lake, while continuing as pastor of the Church of Saint Mary Help of Christians, St. Augusta, and adjutant judicial vicar of the Tribunal Office.

Reverend Eugene Doyle from pastor of the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Opole, the Church of Saint Stephen, St. Stephen, and the Church of Saint Columbkille, St. Wendel, to retirement.

Reverend Jeffrey Ethen from pastor of the Church of Saint Elizabeth, Elizabeth and the Church of Saint Leonard of Port Mauritius, Pelican Rapids, to Hispanic ministry.

Reverend David Grundman from pastor of the Church of Saint Francis de Sales, Belgrade, the Church of Saint Donatus, Brooten, and the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Elrosa, to pastor of the Church of Saint Edward, Elmdale, the Church of Saint Francis, St. Francis, and the Church of Saint Mary, Upsala.

Reverend Joseph Herzing to pastor of the Church of the Holy Spirit, St. Cloud, and the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, St. Cloud, while continuing as pastor of Christ Church Newman Center, St. Cloud.

Deacon Patrick Hoeft newly ordained to parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Elizabeth, Elizabeth, the Church of Our Lady of Victory, Fergus Falls, and the Church of Saint Leonard of Port Mauritius, Pelican Rapids.

Deacon Brady Keller newly ordained to parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Augustine, St. Cloud, the Church of Saint John Cantius, St. Cloud and Saint Mary’s Cathedral, St. Cloud.

Reverend Thomas Knoblach from pastor of the Church of the Holy Spirit, St. Cloud, the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, St. Cloud, and the Church of Saint John Cantius, St. Cloud, to pastor of the Church of the Annunciation, Mayhew Lake, and Church of the Sacred Heart, Sauk Rapids.

Reverend Aaron Kuhn to pastor of the Church of Saint Joseph, Bertha, while continuing as pastor of the Church of Saint John the Baptist, Bluffton, and the Church of Saint Ann, Wadena.

Reverend Douglas Liebsch to sacramental minister of the Church of the Annunciation, Mayhew Lake, the Church of Saint Francis Xavier, Sartell, the Church of the Sacred Heart, Sauk Rapids, and the Church of Saint Stephen, St. Stephen, while continuing as chaplain at Cathedral High School, St. Cloud, and as associate vocation director.

Reverend David Maciej from pastor of the Church of the Holy Cross, Harding, and the Church of Saint John Nepomuk, Lastrup, to retirement.

Reverend Gregory Mastey from pastor of the Church of Saint Stanislaus Kostka, Bowlus, to pastor of the Church of Saint Columbkille, St. Wendel, while continuing as pastor of the Church of All Saints, Holdingford, and the Church of the Immaculate Conception, St. Anna.

Reverend Gregory Paffel to pastor of the Church of Saint Francis de Sales, Belgrade, the Church of Saint Donatus, Brooten, and the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Elrosa, while continuing as pastor of the Church of Our Lady of the Angels, Sauk Centre, the Church of Saint Paul, Sauk Centre, and the Church of Saint Alexius, West Union.

Reverend Scott Pogatchnik to pastor of the Church of Saint John Cantius, St. Cloud, while continuing as pastor of the Church of Saint Augustine, St. Cloud, as rector of Saint Mary’s Cathedral, St. Cloud, and as vocation director.

Reverend Gregory Sauer from parochial vicar of the Church of Saint John Cantius, St. Cloud, to parochial vicar of Christ Church Newman Center, St. Cloud, while continuing as parochial vicar of the Church of the Holy Spirit, St. Cloud, and the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua, St. Cloud.

Deacon Thomas Skaja newly ordained to parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Michael, St. Cloud, and the Church of Saint Joseph, Waite Park, as well as sacramental minister with Hispanic ministry at the Church of Saint Andrew, Elk River.

Reverend Jeremy Theis from pastor of the Church of Saint Edward, Elmdale, the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, St. Francis, and the Church of Saint Mary, Upsala, to parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Francis de Sales, Belgrade, the Church of Saint Donatus, Brooten, the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Elrosa, the Church of Our Lady of the Angels, Sauk Centre, the Church of Saint Paul, Sauk Centre, and the Church of Saint Alexius, West Union.

Reverend Ronald Weyrens from pastor of the Church of Saint Wendelin, Luxemburg, the Church of the Holy Cross, Pearl Lake, and the Church of Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Rockville, to pastor of the Church of Saint Francis Xavier, Sartell, and the Church of Saint Stephen, St. Stephen.

Reverend Alan Wielinski to pastor of the Church of Saint Elizabeth, Elizabeth, and the Church of Saint Leonard of Port Mauritius, Pelican Rapids, while continuing as pastor of the Church of Our Lady of Victory, Fergus Falls.

Reverend Ralph Zimmerman from pastor of the Church of the Sacred Heart, Sauk Rapids, to retirement.

Given at the Chancery
Jane M. Marrin, Chancellor
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
May 27, 2020

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The Most Reverend Donald J. Kettler, Bishop of the Diocese of Saint Cloud, after presentation by Abbot John Klassen, OSB, Saint John’s Abbey, Collegeville, makes the following appointments in the Diocese of Saint Cloud, effective July 1, 2020:

Reverend Roger Klassen, OSB, to pastor of the Church of Saint Stanislaus Kostka, Bowlus, while continuing as pastor of the Church of the Holy Cross, North Prairie, and the Church of the Holy Trinity, Royalton.

Reverend Matthew Luft, OSB, to pastor of the Church of Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Rockville, while continuing as pastor of the Church of Saint Boniface, Cold Spring, the Church of Saint James, Jacobs Prairie, and the Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Richmond.

Given at the Chancery
Jane M. Marrin, Chancellor
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
May 27, 2020

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Author: The Central Minnesota Catholic

The Central Minnesota Catholic is the magazine for the Diocese of St. Cloud.

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