Appointments: October 23, 2014

| October 23, 2014 | 2 Comments

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

Effective October 1, 2014

Reverend Peter Chrysologus Tuyen Quang Dinh, CMC, appointed parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Anne-Saint Joseph Hien in Minneapolis.

Deacon Timothy Harrer, appointed to exercise the ministry of a permanent deacon at the Church of Saint Pius X in White Bear Lake. This is a transfer from his current assignment at the Church of Saint Mary of the Lake in Plymouth.

Reverend James Loiacono, OMI, appointed parochial administrator of the Church of Saint Casimir and the Church of Saint Patrick, both in Saint Paul. Father Loiacono succeeds Father Gregory Cholewa, OMI, who resigned as pastor of both parishes in June 2014.

Effective October 6, 2014

Reverend Christopher Shofner, appointed parochial administrator of the Church of Our Lady of the Prairie in Belle Plaine. This is in addition to his current appointment as pastor of the Church of Saint Mary in Le Center and the Church of Saint Henry in Le Sueur.

Effective October 23, 2014

Reverend Dennis Backer, appointed parochial administrator of the Church of Saint Luke in Clearwater. Father Backer is returning to ministry after a medical leave of absence.

Reverend Steven Hoffman, appointed pastor of the Church of Saint Peter in Mendota. This is a transfer from his current appointment as parochial administrator of the Church of Saint Luke in Clearwater.

Arrivals
Reverend Anthony Dummer, OMI, granted faculties of the Archdiocese and assigned as a staff member of Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo.
Reverend Harry Winter, OMI, granted faculties of the Archdiocese and assigned as director of the Oblate Residence in Saint Paul.

Departures
Brother Paul Daly, OMI, has been
assigned outside the Archdiocese by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Brother Daly served as a staff member at Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo.

Reverend Ronald LaFramboise, OMI, has been assigned outside the Archdiocese by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. Father LaFramboise served as a staff member at Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo.

Reverend Hilary Nhuan Tran, CMC, has been assigned outside the Archdiocese by the Congregation of the Mother Coredemptrix. Father Tran served as parochial vicar at the Church of Saint Anne-Saint Joseph Hien in Minneapolis.

Effective November 1, 2014

Reverend Brian Park, appointed temporary parochial administrator of the Church of Saint Charles Borromeo in Saint Anthony. Father Park previously served as parochial vicar at Saint Charles.

Retirements
Reverend Paul La Fontaine, released from his assignment as pastor of the Church of Saint Charles Borromeo for medical reasons and granted the status of a retired priest. Father La Fontaine has served the Archdiocese as a priest since his ordination in 1972.

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  • Michael P Nagell

    I see it is only men who receive appointments. Why.

    • tschraad

      Michael P Nagell – I am curious about your comment. Who else do you want the Archdiocese listed as “receive appointments”?