Eleven priests get parish assignments

| May 26, 2011 | 1 Comment

St. Anne-St. Joseph Hien in Min­nea­­polis welcomed Father Hilary Nhuan Tran as associate priest on May 4 and will welcome Father Ignatius Nguyen Kinh as pastor, beginning June 5. Both priests are members of the Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix of Vietnam.

The following assignments are all effective July 1.

St. Mark and St. Mary in Shakopee and St. Mary of the Purification of Marystown will welcome associate priests Conventual Franciscan Fa­ther Thomas Mer­rill and Jesuit Fa­ther Thomas Boedy. Father Merrill’s assignment includes ministry to the Spanish-speaking community. He previously has served as pastor at Assumption in Richfield and at Our Lady of Guadalupe in St. Paul. Father Boedy has been in residence at St. Mark.

Father Richard Banker, who has been serving at parishes in the Diocese of Duluth, will return to the archdiocese to serve as pastor of St. Rita in Cottage Grove. After his ordination in 1988, he served at St. Edward, in Bloomington, St. Mi­chael in Prior Lake, St. Patrick in Oak Grove and St. Peter in Mendota.

Father William Deziel, who has  been serving as pastor of St. Rita in Cottage Grove since 2005, was named pastor of St. Peter in North St. Paul. He also has served at Pax Christi in Eden Prairie.

Father Gerald Dvorak was ap­poin­ted pastor of St. Peter in Richfield. He has been serving at St. Joseph in Hopkins. Since his ordination in 1979, he has served at the Cathedral of St. Paul; Holy Cross and Ss. Cyril and Methodius, both in Minnea­polis, and St. Michael, West St. Paul.

Father Daniel Griffith will serve as interim pastor of St. Edward in Bloomington. As pastor of St. Peter in North St. Paul, he oversaw the merger of Holy Redeemer with St. Peter. He also served at All Saints in Lakeville.

Father Kevin Magner will become pastor of St. Jude of the Lake in Mahtomedi. He has been serving at Immaculate Conception in Lonsdale and as canonical administrator of Holy Cross Catholic School in Webster. Father Magner previously served at St. Anne in Hamel, St. John the Evangelist in Hopkins, St. Charles Borromeo in St. Anthony and Our Lady of Grace in Edina.

Father Ralph Talbot was appointed pastor of St. Mary of the Lake in White Bear Lake. Most recently, he served at Sacred Heart in Rush City and has served at St. Jude in Mah­to­medi and the Cathedral of St. Paul.
Father Michael Tegeder, who has served at St. Edward in Bloomington since 1998, was named pastor of St. Frances Cabrini and Gichitwaa Kateri and to the Office of Indian Ministry, all in Minneapolis. Since his ordination in 1978, Father Tegeder has served on the faculty of the St. Paul Seminary, at the Cathe­dral of St. Paul, St. Andrew in Elysian, St. Stephen in Minneapolis, St. John the Baptist in New Brighton and at Our Lady of the Lake in Mound.


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

Effective May 4, 2011:

Rev. Hilary M. Nhuan Tran, CMC, associate priest, Church of St. Anne-St. Joseph Hien, Minneapolis.

Effective June 5, 2011:

Rev. Ignatius Nguyen Kinh, CMC, pastor, Church of St. Anne/St. Joseph Hien, Minneapolis.

Effective July 1, 2011:

Rev. Richard A. Banker, pastor, St. Rita, Cottage Grove.

Rev. Thomas Boedy, SJ, associate priest, St. Mark and St. Mary, Sha­ko­pee; St. Mary of the Purifica­tion, Marystown.

Rev. William T. Deziel, pastor, St. Peter, North Saint Paul

Rev. Gerald L. Dvorak, pastor, St. Peter, Richfield.

Rev. Daniel Griffith, interim pastor, St. Edward, Bloomington.

Rev. Kevin P. Magner, pastor, St. Jude of the Lake, Mahtomedi.

Rev. Thomas Merrill, OFM Conv., associate priest, St. Mark and St. Mary, Shako­pee; St. Mary of the Purifi­c­a­tion, Marystown.

Rev. Ralph W. Talbot, pastor, St. Mary of the Lake, White Bear Lake

Rev. Michael Tegeder, pastor, St. Frances Cabrini, Minneapolis and Gichitwaa Kateri and Office of Indian Ministry, Minneapolis.

Category: Appointments