Seven priests take July 1 assignments

| June 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Seven priests have been given new or additional assignments for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minnea­polis that all begin July 1.

Father Stephen LaCanne was named pastor of St. Leonard of Port Maurice in Minneapolis, where he has been serving as parochial ad­mi­nis­trator since July 2010. Father LaCanne, who was ordained in 1976, has also served at St. Matthew in St. Paul, Incarnation in Min­nea­polis, Pax Christi in Eden Prairie, St. Bartholomew in Wayzata, and as a chaplain at St. Mary’s Hospital and Fairview University Hospital, both in Minneapolis.

Father Thomas McCabe, who has been serving in the archdiocesan mission parish in Venezuela since 2007, will begin serving as pastor of Immaculate Conception in Lonsdale and as canonical administrator of Holy Cross Catholic School in Webster. Since his ordination in 1992, Father McCabe also has served at Holy Spirit in St. Paul, St. Raphael in Crystal and Our Lady of the Prairie in Belle Plaine.

Father Michael Rudolph was named pastor of St. Michael in West St. Paul. He has been serving as pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle in Corcoran since June 2007. After he was ordained in 2005, he served at St. Michael in St. Michael.

Father Nels Gjengdahl will serve as temporary administrator of All Saints in Min­ne­a­polis, along with changing his current assignment as part-time chaplain at St. Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights to full time. Father Gjengdahl, who was ordained in 2007, has been serving at St. John Neumann and also has served at St. Odilia in Shoreview.

Three newly ordained priests will serve as school chaplains, along with their parish assignments.

Father James Lannan was named to Hill Murray School in Maple­wood, while serving St. Joseph in West St. Paul.

Father Anthony O’Neill will serve students at Convent of the Visita­tion School in Mendota Heights, while serving St. John Neumann in Eagan.

Father Patrick Barnes was named to DeLaSalle High School in Min­n­ea­polis, along with serving St. Charles Borromeo in St. Anthony.


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

Effective July 1, 2011:

Rev. Michael Rudolph, pastor, St. Mi­chael, West St. Paul.

Rev. Thomas McCabe, pastor, Immac­u­late Conception, Lonsdale, and canonical administrator of Holy Cross Catholic School, Webster.

Rev. Nels Gjengdahl, chaplain, St. Thomas Academy, Mendota Heights, and temporary administrator, All Saints, Minneapolis.

Rev. James Lannan, chaplain, Hill Mur­ray School, Maplewood, in addition to current assignment as associate priest at St. Joseph, West St. Paul.

Rev. Anthony O’Neill, chaplain, Con­vent of the Visitation School, Mendota Heights, in addition to current assignment as associate priest at St. John Neuman, Eagan.

Rev. Patrick Barnes, chaplain, DeLa­Salle High School, Minneapolis, in addition to current assignment as associate priest at St. Charles Borromeo, St. An­thony.

Formerly parochial administrator, now appointed pastor (effective July 1, 2011):

Rev. Steve LaCanne, pastor, St. Leon­ard of Port Maurice, Minnea­polis.

Category: Appointments