Appointments: June 5, 2014

| June 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

His Excellency, the Most Rev. John C. Nienstedt, has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

Effective June 15, 2014

  • Reverend Michael Barsness, appointed “ad nutum episcopi” as parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Vincent de Paul in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota.
  • Reverend Joseph Kuharski, appointed “ad nutum episcopi” as parochial vicar of the Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. This appointment will continue until Father Kuharski returns to the Pontifical North American College this fall for an additional year of academic studies.
  • Reverend Benjamin Little, appointed “ad nutum episcopi” as parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Olaf in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This is a transfer from his current appointment as parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Peter in Forest Lake.
  • Reverend Kevin Manthey, appointed “ad nutum episcopi” as parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Stephen in Anoka, Minnesota.
  • Reverend Marcus Milless, appointed “ad nutum episcopi” as parochial vicar of the Church of All Saints in Lakeville, Minnesota.
  • Reverend Marc Paveglio, appointed “ad nutum episcopi” as parochial vicar of the Church of Our Lady of Grace in Edina, Minnesota.
  • Reverend Paul Shovelain, appointed “ad nutum episcopi” as parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Peter in Forest Lake, Minnesota.

Effective July 1, 2014

  • Reverend Douglas Ebert, appointed pastor of the Church of Saint John Neumann in Eagan, Minnesota. This is a transfer from his current appointment as pastor of the Church of the Guardian Angels in Chaska. Upon this appointment, Reverend David McCauley will cease in his appointment as temporary parochial administrator of the Church of Saint John Neumann.
  • Reverend David Hennen, appointed pastor of the Church of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in Hastings, Minnesota. This is a transfer from his current appointment as pastor of the Church of Saint Francis Xavier in Buffalo.
  • Reverend Kevin Finnegan, appointed pastor of the Church of Our Lady of Grace in Edina, Minnesota. This is a transfer from his current appointment as pastor at the Church of Divine Mercy in Faribault and the Church of Saint Michael in Kenyon.
  • Reverend Andrew Jaspers, appointed “ad nutum episcopi” as parochial vicar of the Church of Saint John the Baptist in New Brighton, Minnesota. This is a transfer from his current appointment at the Church of Saint John Neumann in Eagan.
  • Reverend Mark Juettner, appointed pastor of the Church of Saint George in Long Lake, Minnesota. This is a transfer from his current appointment as pastor of the Church of Saint Charles in Bayport.
  • Reverend Michael Kaluza, appointed pastor of the Church of Divine Mercy in Faribault, and the Church of Saint Michael in Kenyon, Minnesota. This is a transfer from his current appointment as pastor of the Church of Our Lady of the Prairie in Belle Plaine.
  • Reverend Patrick Kennedy, appointed pastor of the Church of Saint Olaf in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This is a transfer from his current appointment as parochial administrator of the Church of Saint Mark in the Diocese of Tucson.
  • Reverend Michael Kueber, appointed pastor of the Church of the Assumption in Richfield, Minnesota. This is a transfer from his current appointment as parochial administrator of the Church of Saint Olaf in Minneapolis. Upon this appointment, the Most Reverend Andrew Cozzens will cease in his appointment as temporary parochial administrator of the Church of the Assumption.
  • Reverend Erik Lundgren, appointed “ad nutum episcopi” as parochial vicar of the Parish of Saints Joachim and Anne of Shakopee, Minnesota. This is a transfer from his current appointment at the Church of Divine Mercy in Faribault and the Church of Saint Michael in Kenyon, Minnesota.
  • Reverend Kevin Magner, appointed pastor of the Church of Maternity of the Blessed Virgin in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This is a transfer from his current appointment as parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Vincent de Paul in Brooklyn Park.
  • Reverend John Malone, appointed pastor of the Church of the Assumption in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This is a transfer from his current appointment as vice president for mission at the University of St. Thomas.
  • Reverend Nicholas VanDenBroeke, appointed “ad nutum episcopi” as parochial vicar of the Church of Divine Mercy in Faribault and the Church of Saint Michael in Kenyon, Minnesota. This is a transfer from his current appointment at the Church of Saint John the Baptist in New Brighton.

Effective July 10, 2014

  • Reverend Spencer Howe, appointed “ad nutum episcopi” as parochial vicar of the Church of Saint John Neumann in Eagan, Minnesota. Father Howe will be returning to the United States after completing academic studies in Rome.

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  • Anne Wendlandt

    Parishioner of Our Lady of The Prairie,Belle Plaine, MN. WE WILL ALL MISS FATHER MICHAEL KALUZA, IT WAS A SHOCK. TO HEAR HE IS LEAVING US. A LOT OF TEARS WERE SHED. DID NOT FIND A REPLACEMENT FOR US AT OLP IN THE SPIRIT.I KNOW IT IS NOT EASY TO FIND A PASTOR THAT WILL BE ABLE TO FILL HIS SHOES. CONGRATULATIONS TO DIVINE MERCY
    RESPECTFULLY Joanne Wendlandt