Appointments – June 18, 2015

| June 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

His Excellency, the Most Rev. John C. Nienstedt, has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. (Editor’s note: Appointments were made before Archbishop Nienstedt resigned June 15.)

Effective July 1, 2015

  • Reverend James Adams, appointed pastor of the Church of Saint Michael in West Saint Paul and the Church of Saint Matthew in Saint Paul. This is in addition to his appointment as pastor of the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Saint Paul, starting July 1.
  • Reverend Stephen Adrian, appointed canonical administrator of Community of Saints Regional Catholic School in West Saint Paul. Father Adrian is a retired priest of the Archdiocese.
  • Reverend Albert Backmann, appointed temporary parochial administrator of the Church of Saint Therese in Deephaven. This is a transfer from his current appointment as parochial administrator of the Church of Divine Mercy in Faribault and the Church of Saint Michael in Kenyon.
  • Reverend Andrew Brinkman, appointed parochial vicar of the Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Saint Paul, the Church of Saint Michael in West Saint Paul, and the Church of Saint Matthew in Saint Paul. This is a transfer from his current appointment as parochial vicar of the Church of the Nativity of Our Lord in Saint Paul.
  • Reverend Patrick Kennedy, appointed chaplain to Cretin-Derham Hall High School in Saint Paul. This is in addition to his current appointment as pastor of the Church of Saint Olaf in Minneapolis.
  • Reverend Leo Schneider, appointed pastor of the Church of Saint Leonard of Port Maurice in Minneapolis. This is in addition to his appointment as parochial administrator of the Church of the Holy Name in Minneapolis.

Retirements Effective July 1, 2015

  • Reverend Douglas Dandurand, released from his assignment as pastor of the Church of Saint Therese in Deephaven and granted the status of a retired priest. Father Dandurand has served the Archdiocese as a priest since his arrival in 1992.

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