Two priests retire, others receive faculties, new assignments

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

Father Gregory Welch retired from full-time ministry June 30. He had served as pastor of St. Patrick in Edina since 2004. He was ordained in 1967 and served on staff at the Catholic Youth Center in St. Paul.

He began his parish min­­istry at St. Richard in Richfield. He also served Our Lady of the Lake in Mound, St. Mary of the Lake in Plymouth, St. Stephen in Minneapolis, All Saints in Lakeville, St. Thomas More in St. Paul and St. Austin in Min­neapolis.

Father Jerome Hackenmueller retired from full-time ministry July 31. He was pastor of St. Patrick in St. Paul. After his ordination in 1969, he served at St. Joseph in West St. Paul, St. Wenceslaus in New Prague, Blessed Sacrament in St. Paul and Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Paul. He also served in the Venezuelan mission and at the Catholic Youth Center.

Three priests were granted the right to minister in the Arch­diocese of St. Paul Minneapolis. They are: Father Robert Showers, OFM Conv., effective July 31, during his residency at the Franciscan Retreat Center; Father Stephan Kappler from the Diocese of Oakland, Calif., effective Sept. 1 and continuing while he completes a pre-doctoral internship at the Hamm Memorial Psychiatric Clinic; Father Allen Kuss from the Diocese of Bismarck, N.D., effective Sept. 1. Father Kuss also has been appointed interim director of pastoral formation at the St. Paul Seminary.

Other Sept. 1 appointments are:

Father Ivan Tou, CSP, was named pastor of St. Lawrence and director of the Newman Center in Minneapolis.

Father Carlos Alberto Farfan Beloglio, PES, was named assistant priest at St. Mark of St. Paul and spiritual director at St. John Vianney Seminary.

Father Scott Carl was named assistant priest at Sts. Peter and Paul of Medina, St. Thomas of Corcoran and St. Anne of Hamel. This weekend assignment is in addition to his primary position as a faculty member at the St. Paul Seminary. He was ordained in 2000 and served in parish ministry at Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Maple­wood and Lumen Christi in St. Paul.

Official

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

Effective Sept.1, 2011

Rev. Ivan Tou, CSP, pastor of the Church of Saint Lawrence and Director of the Newman Center.

Rev. Carlos Alberto Farfan Beloglio, PES, associate priest of the Church of Saint Mark of Saint Paul and Spiritual Director at Saint John Vianney Seminary.

Rev. Scott Carl, associate priest of the Church of Saints Peter and Paul of Medina, the Church of Saint Thomas of Corcoran, and the Church of Saint Anne of Hamel. These appointments are a weekend assign­ment and in addition to his primary as­­sign­ment at the Saint Paul Seminary.

Rev. Stephan Kappler, Diocese of Oak­land, Calif., granted the faculties of the Arch­diocese during the period that he is completing his pre-doctoral internship at the Hamm Memorial Psychiatric Clinic.

Rev. Allen Kuss, Diocese of Bismarck, N.D., granted the faculties of the Arch­diocese and appointed interim Director of Pastoral Formation at the Saint Paul Seminary.

Effective July 31, 2011

Rev. Jerome Hackenmueller, retired as pastor of the Church of Saint Patrick of Saint Paul

Rev. Robert Showers, OFM Conv, granted the faculties of the Archdiocese for the duration of his residence at the Franciscan Retreat Center.

Effective June 30, 2011

Rev. Gregory Welch, retired as pastor of the Church of Saint Patrick of Edina.

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