Priests named to Vocations Office, new clergy institute

| December 16, 2010 | 0 Comments
Father Przybilla

Father Przybilla

Father Troy Przybilla was named director of the archdiocesan Voca­tions Office and Father Peter Wil­liams was named director of the Institute for Ongoing Clergy For­­­ma­tion, both ef­fective Jan. 15.

They are among the four priests and one deacon who are receiving new assignments from Arch­bishop John Nienstedt.

Father Przybilla, who was or­dained in 2005, has been serving as  pastor of Immaculate Conception in Lonsdale and parochial administrator at Imma­cu­late Con­ception of Marysburg in Ma­dison Lake and Nativity of Mary in Cleveland. He previously served at St. Peter in Forest Lake.

Father Williams, who was serving as vocations director, will direct the new ongoing clergy formation institute. He will also continue as pastor at Ma­ternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in St. Paul. After he was ordained in 2004, Father Williams served two years at St. Vincent de Paul in Brooklyn Park.

Beginning Dec. 18, Father Steven Hoffman will serve as parochial administrator of St. Luke in Clearwater, and Father Jacob Yali will serve as chaplain of Fairview University Hospital in Minneapolis.

Father Hoffman, who was or­dain­ed Dec. 8, 2007, has been serving as pastor of Gichitwaa Kateri in Min­nea­polis since June. Previously, he served as parochial vicar at St. John Neumann in Eagan.

Father Yali, who was ordained in 1977, has been serving as pastor of St. Luke in Clearwater since 2003. He previously served as a hospital chaplain.

Deacon Gregg Sroder was named deacon of St. Odilia in Shoreview, beginning Jan. 1. After his ordination in 2001, he served at Sacred Heart in St. Paul and Guardian Angels in Chaska.


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

Effective December 18, 2010:

Rev. Steven Hoffman; parochial ad­ministrator, Church of St. Luke, Clear­water.

Rev. Jacob Yali; chaplain, Fair­view University Hospital, Min­nea­polis.

Effective Jan. 1, 2011:

Deacon Gregg Sroder; deacon, St. Odilia of Shoreview.

Effective Jan. 15, 2010:

Rev. Troy Przybilla; Director of the Vo­cations Office — Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Rev. Peter Williams; Director of the Institute for Ongoing Clergy For­mation, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis; continuing as pas­­tor of Maternity of Mary, St. Paul.

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