Appointments – September 11, 2014

| September 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

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

Effective September 2, 2014

  • Deacon Lawrence Lawinger, appointed to exercise the ministry of a permanent deacon at the Church of Saint Vincent de Paul in Brooklyn Park. This is a transfer from his current assignment at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Golden Valley.

Effective September 4, 2014

  • Reverend Benjamin Little, appointed canonical administrator of Pope John Paul II Catholic School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This is in addition to his current appointment as parochial vicar at the Church of Saint Olaf in Minneapolis.

Retirements

  • Reverend Stephen O’Gara, released from his assignment at the Church of the Assumption in Saint Paul and granted the status of a retired priest. Father O’Gara has served the Archdiocese as a priest since his ordination in 1971.
  • Reverend Robert Schwartz, released from his assignment at the Church of Our Lady of Grace in Edina and granted the status of a retired priest. Father Schwartz has served the Archdiocese as a priest since his ordination in 1967.
  • Reverend James Zappa, released from his assignment at the Church of Mary, Mother of the Church in Burnsville and granted the status of a retired priest. Father Zappa has served the Archdiocese as a priest since his ordination in 1976.

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