Appointments – May 21, 2015

| May 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

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

Effective June 1, 2015

• Reverend Benny Mekkatt Varghese, CFIC, appointed pastor of the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Maplewood. Father Varghese has been serving as parochial administrator of the same parish since January 2014.

Effective June 10, 2015

• Reverend Leonard Andrie, appointed temporary parochial administrator of the Church of Saint Joseph in West Saint Paul, until the current pastor, Reverend Michael Creagan, returns from military deployment.

Effective July 1, 2015

• Reverend Kevin Finnegan, appointed canonical administrator of Pope John Paul II Catholic School in Minneapolis. This is in addition to his current appointment as pastor of the Church of Our Lady of Grace in Edina.

• Reverend Michael Kaluza, appointed pastor of the Church of Mary, Queen of Peace in Rogers. Father Kaluza has been serving as parochial administrator of the same parish since February 2015.

• Reverend Cole Kracke, appointed pastor of the Church of Saint John the Baptist in Vermillion, the Church of Saint Mathias in Hampton, and the Church of Saint Mary in New Trier. This is a transfer from his current appointment as parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in Hastings.

• Reverend Michael Reding, appointed canonical administrator of Carondelet Catholic School in Minneapolis. This is in addition to his current appointment as pastor of the Church of Saint Thomas the Apostle in Minneapolis. Father Reding is also appointed temporary parochial administrator of the Church of Christ the King in Minneapolis from May 6-31, 2015, until the current pastor, Reverend Dale Korogi, returns from sabbatical.

• Reverend Michael Rudolph, appointed pastor of the Church of Saint Raphael in Crystal. This is a transfer from his current appointment as pastor of the Church of Saint Michael in West Saint Paul and the Church of Saint Matthew in Saint Paul.

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