Appointments: June 9, 2016

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Archbishop Bernard Hebda has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis:

Effective May 13, 2016

Most Reverend Andrew Cozzens and Very Reverend Charles Lachowitzer, both appointed vicar general.

Effective May 26, 2016

Reverend Joseph Gillespie, OP, appointed parochial administrator of the Church of Christ the King in Minneapolis. This is a temporary assignment until July 1, 2016, in addition to his current assignment as pastor of the Church of Saint Albert the Great in Minneapolis.

Effective June 1, 2016

Reverend Joah Ellis, appointed parochial administrator of the Church of Our Lady of Peace in Minneapolis, replacing Reverend Vaughn Treco. This is a transfer from his previous assignment as parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Michael in Saint Michael.

Reverend Paul Jarvis, appointed parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Bridget in Minneapolis. Father Jarvis is returning to ministry after a leave of absence.

Reverend Robert Kelly, OP, granted faculties of the Archdiocese and assigned as chaplain to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale. Father Kelly is a member of the Dominican Friars Province of Saint Albert the Great.

Reverend James Livingston, appointed parochial administrator of the Church of Saint Paul in Ham Lake. This is a transfer from his previous assignment as chaplain for North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.

Reverend Kevin Magner, appointed parochial vicar of the parish cluster of the Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Medina, the Church of Saint Thomas in Corcoran, and the Church of Saint Anne in Hamel. Father Magner is returning to ministry after a leave of absence.

Reverend Thomas McCabe, appointed parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Michael in Saint Michael and the Church of Saint Albert in Albertville. Father McCabe is returning to ministry after a leave of absence.

Reverend Robert Mutui, appointed parochial administrator of the Church of Saint John the Baptist in Dayton, replacing Reverend Peter Richards. Father Mutui previously served as parochial vicar of the Church of Saint John the Baptist.

Reverend Timothy Norris, appointed pastor of the Church of the Sacred Heart in Saint Paul. This is a transfer from this previous appointment as pastor of the Church of Saint Paul in Ham Lake.

Reverend Michael Powell, OMI, granted faculties of the Archdiocese and appointed pastor of the Church of Saint Casimir in Saint Paul and the Church of Saint Patrick in Saint Paul. Father Powell is a member of Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Father Powell replaces Reverend Gregory Gallagher, OMI, who has been transferred outside of the Archdiocese by his religious order.

Effective June 15, 2016

Reverend Robert Altier, appointed parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Raphael in Crystal. This is a transfer from his previous appointment to the parish cluster of the Church of Saint Paul in Zumbrota, the Church of Saint Michael in Pine Island, and the Church of the Holy Trinity in Goodhue.

Reverend Neil Bakker, appointed parochial vicar of the Church of Our Lady of Grace in Edina. Father Bakker was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese on May 28, 2016.

Reverend Michael Daly, appointed parochial vicar of the Church of Saints Joachim and Anne in Shakopee. Father Daly was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese on May 28, 2016.

Reverend John Drees, appointed parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Peter in Forest Lake. This is a transfer from his previous assignment as parochial vicar of the Church of the Holy Name of Jesus in Medina.

Reverend Byron Hagan, appointed parochial vicar of the Church of Divine Mercy in Faribault. This is a transfer from his previous assignment as parochial vicar of the Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids.

Reverend Paul Haverstock, appointed parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Hubert in Chanhassen. Father Haverstock was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese on May 28, 2016.

Reverend Peter Hughes, appointed parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Joseph in West Saint Paul. This is a transfer from his previous assignment as parochial vicar of the Church of Saints Joachim and Anne in Shakopee.

Reverend Kyle Kowalczyk, appointed parochial vicar of the Church of Divine Mercy in Faribault. Father Kowalczyk was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese on May 28, 2016.

Reverend James Michael McClellan, appointed parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Ambrose in Woodbury. Father McClellan was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese on May 28, 2016.

Reverend Matthew Northenscold, appointed parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Peter in North Saint Paul. Father Northenscold was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese on May 28, 2016.

Reverend Mark Pavlak, appointed parochial vicar of the Church of Saint John Neumann in Eagan. Father Pavlak was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese on May 28, 2016.

Reverend Paul Shovelain, appointed parochial vicar of the Church of Saint John the Baptist in New Brighton. This is a transfer from his previous assignment as parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Peter in Forest Lake. Father Shovelain will continue in his appointment as chaplain to Totino-Grace High School.

Reverend Nicholas VanDenBroeke, appointed parochial vicar of the Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids. This is a transfer from his previous assignment as parochial vicar of the Church of Divine Mercy in Faribault and the Church of Saint Michael in Kenyon.

Reverend Joseph Zabinski, appointed parochial vicar of the parish cluster of the Church of Saint Paul in Zumbrota, the Church of Saint Michael in Pine Island, and the Church of the Holy Trinity in Goodhue. Father Zabinski was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese on May 28, 2016.

Effective July 1, 2016

Reverend Leonard Andrie, appointed parochial administrator of the Church of Saint Therese in Deephaven, replacing Reverend Albert Backmann. This is a transfer from his previous assignment as parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Joseph in West Saint Paul.

Reverend Timothy Cloutier, appointed pastor of the Church of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Saint Paul and the Church of the Holy Childhood in Saint Paul. Father Cloutier previously served as parochial administrator of the Church of the Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Reverend Herbert Hayek, OP, appointed pastor of the Church of Christ the King in Minneapolis. This is a transfer from his previous assignment as parochial vicar of the Church of Pax Christi in Eden Prairie.

Reverend Paul Kubista, appointed parochial vicar of the Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids. This is a transfer from his previous appointment as parochial administrator of the parish cluster of the Church of the Nativity in Cleveland and the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Marysburg.

Reverend Warren Sazama, SJ, granted faculties of the Archdiocese and appointed pastor of the Church of Saint Thomas More in Saint Paul. Father Sazama is a member of the Society of Jesus Midwest Province. He replaces Reverend Joseph Weiss, SJ, who has been transferred outside of the Archdiocese by his religious order.

Effective August 1, 2016

Reverend Dennis Thompson, appointed pastor of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Lonsdale. This is a transfer from his previous appointment as parochial administrator of the Church of Saint Margaret Mary in Golden Valley.

Retirements Effective July 1, 2016

Reverend James Wolnik, released from his assignment as pastor of the Church of the Holy Childhood in Saint Paul and granted the status of a retired priest. Father Wolnik has served the Archdiocese as a priest since his ordination in 1979.

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