Archbishop OKs 18 priest assignments for archdiocese

| May 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

Eighteen priests have been given new assignments in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Father Jules Omba Omalanga was named as part-time chaplain for French-speaking African Catholics and part-time chaplain for North Memorial Hospital in Golden Valley, effective June 1. He has been serving as pastor of St. Philip in Minnea­po­lis. (See page 5A for additional information on St. Philip.)

The additional 17 assignments will begin Friday, July 1.

Father Rodger Bauman was nam­ed pastor of Guardian Angels in Oak­dale. He has served as pastor of St. Mary of the Lake in White Bear Lake since 2002 and previously served at St. Peter in Richfield, Holy Spirit in St. Paul, and St. Edward in Bloomington.

Father Douglas Ebert will serve as pastor at Guardian Angels in Chas­ka. He has been assistant pastor at All Saints in Lakeville since 2009.

Father Joseph Fink will be pastor of Immaculate Conception in Wat­er­town. He has served at St. Joseph in West St. Paul since 2009. He previously served at St. Mark, St. Bernard and St. John, all in St. Paul; St. Raphael in Crystal; St. Mary in Shakopee; St. Thomas the Apostle in Corcoran; St. Pius X in White Bear Lake; Most Holy Redeemer in Mont­gomery; and St. Peter in Mendota.

Father Paul Jarvis was named pastor of St. Joseph in Rosemount. He has been pastor of Guardian Angels in Chaska since 2007 and previously served at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis and Our Lady of Grace in Edina.

Father Paul Kammen will become pastor of St. Joseph and St. Peter (Delano Catholic Community) in Delano. He has served at St. Hubert in Chan­hassen since 2009 and previously at Holy Name of Jesus in Medina.

Father Abraham George Kochu­pu­ra­ckal, CMI, will be pastor of Nativ­ity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Bloom­ington. He has served at Our Lady of the Lake in Mound since 2009 and previously at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Hastings, St. Anne in Le Sueur, Blessed Sacrament in St. Paul; and St. Dominic in North­field.

Father Thomas Krenik was named pastor of Risen Savior in Burnsville. He has been serving at St. Richard in Richfield since 1999 and as canonical administrator of Blessed Trinity Cath­olic School in Richfield since 2004. He previously served at St. Timothy in Blaine, Maternity of the Blessed Vir­gin in St. Paul and the St. Paul Seminary.

Father William Martin will be pastor of St. Richard in Richfield. He has been serving as pastor of Guar­dian Angels in Oakdale since 1998. He previously served at St. Mary in Waverly, Christ the King in Min­nea­polis and St. Margaret Mary in Golden Valley.

Father Kenneth O’Hotto will serve as pastor of St. Mary in Waverly. He has served as pastor of St. Michael in West St. Paul since 2003 and previously served at St. Anne in Le Sueur.

Father Timothy Rudolphi was named pastor of St. Patrick in Edina. He has served as pastor of St. Henry in Monticello since 2000. He previously served at Guardian Angels in Chaska, Risen Savior in Burnsville  and Epiphany in Coon Rapids.

Father Eugene Tiffany will be pastor of Immaculate Conception in Co­lumbia Heights. He has served at St. Mark in St. Paul since 2009. He has served as pastor at Holy Spirit in St. Paul, St. Olaf in Minneapolis, All Saints in Lakeville, Holy Trinity in South St. Paul and St. Henry in Montecello.

Father Rolf Tollefson was named pastor of St. Hubert in Chanhassen. He has been serving as chaplain of the Marriage, Family and Life Office since 2008 and previously served at St. Charles Borromeo in St. Anthony.

Father Stephen Ulrick will be pastor of Holy Name of Jesus in Me­dina. He has served as pastor of Nativ­ity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Bloomington since 2005. He also has served at St. Hubert in Chanhassen, St. Thomas Aquinas in St. Paul Park, as chaplain at United/Children’s Hospitals in St. Paul, St. Joseph in Hopkins and St. Matthew in St. Paul.

Father Anthony Vanderloop was named pastor of St. Henry in Monti­cello. He has served at St. Peter in Richfield since 2006 and as canonical administrator of Blessed Trinity Catholic School in Richfield since 2010. He previously served at St. Francis de Sales and St. Bernard, both in St. Paul.

Father Frank Wampach will serve as pastor at St. Joseph and St. Francis Xavier in Taylors Falls. He has served as pastor at Immaculate Conception in Wat­er­town since 1997. He previously served at St. Mary in Bellechester, St. Paul in Zum­bro­ta, Guradian Angels in Oakdale and St. Vincent de Paul in Brooklyn Park.

Father Timothy Wozniak was named pastor of St. Thomas Becket in Eagan. He has served as pastor of Risen Savior, Burnsville, since 1999. He has served at St. Thomas Aquinas in St. Paul Park, Assumption in Richfield, Basiclia of St. Mary in Minneapolis, St. John the Baptist in New Brighton and St. Edward in Bloomington.

Father Daniel Bodin will begin studies in canon law. He has served as pastor at St. Joseph in Taylors Falls since 2008. He also has served at St. Francis Xavier in Franconia and St. John Neumann in Eagan.

OFFICIAL

Archbishop John C. Nienstedt has made the following appointments in the Archdio­cese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis:

Effective June 1, 2011:

Rev. Jules Omba Omalanga, part-time chaplain for French speaking African Catholics and part time chaplain, North Memorial Hospital, Robbins­dale.

Effective July 1, 2011:

Rev. Rodger R. Bauman, pastor, Guar­dian Angels, Oakdale.

Rev. Douglas A. Ebert, pastor, Guardian Angels, Chaska.

Rev. Joseph P. Fink, pastor, Immaculate Conception, Watertown

Rev. Paul L. Jarvis, pastor, St. Joseph, Rosemount.

Rev. Paul A. Kammen, pastor, St. Joseph and St. Peter (Delano Catholic), Delano.

Rev. Abraham George Kochupu­rackal, CMI, pastor, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Bloomington.

Rev. Thomas W. Krenik, pastor, Risen Savior, Burnsville.

Rev. William F. Martin, pastor, St. Richard, Richfield.

Rev. Kenneth L. O’Hotto, pastor, St. Mary, Waverly.

Rev. Timothy C. Rudolphi, pastor, St. Patrick, Edina.

Rev. Eugene W. Tiffany, pastor, Immac­ulate Conception, Columbia Heights.

Rev. Rolf R. Tollefson, pastor, St. Hubert, Chanhassen.

Rev. Stephen D. Ulrick, pastor, Holy Name of Jesus, Medina.

Rev. Anthony G. VanderLoop, pastor, St. Henry, Monticello.

Rev. Frank J. Wampach, pastor, St Joseph and St. Francis Xavier, Taylors Falls.

Rev. Timothy J. Wozniak, pastor, St. Thomas Becket.

Rev. Daniel J. Bodin, studies in canon law.

Category: Appointments