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Clergy appointments 2023


 

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Archbishop Mitchell T. Rozanski has made the following appointments. All appointments are effective Aug. 1, 2023, unless noted.


Rev. Alexander R. Anderson, formerly pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in De Soto, is granted retirement with residence at Regina Cleri.

Rev. Andrew A. Auer, formerly associate pastor of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Ellisville, is released for service to the Diocese of Jefferson City to serve as associate pastor of the St. Thomas More Newman Center Parish at the University of Missouri at Columbia (effective July 1, 2023).

Rev. Mitchell C. Baer, formerly associate pastor of Ste. Genevieve Parish in Ste. Genevieve, is appointed associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Dardenne Prairie.

Rev. Joseph W. Banden, retired, is appointed to provide sacramental assistance to the pastor of St. Ferdinand Parish in Florissant with continued residence at the rectory of the former St. Sabina Parish.

Rev. Charles W. Barthel, formerly pastor of Mary, Mother of the Church Parish in Mattese, is appointed pastor of Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish in St. Charles.

Rev. Stephen F. Bauer, retired, is granted residence at Incarnate Word Parish in Chesterfield.

Very Rev. Philip J. Bene, JV, JCD, formerly pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Clayton, is appointed pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in University City with continued service as Judicial Vicar for the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Rev. James J. Benz, formerly pastor of St. Cletus Parish in St. Charles, is granted retirement with residence at Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish in St. Charles.

Rev. Michael J. Benz, formerly pastor of St. Agnes Parish in Bloomsdale and pastor of St. Lawrence Parish in Lawrenceton, is appointed pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Apple Creek and pastor of St. Maurus Parish in Biehle.

Rev. Peter M. Blake, formerly pastor of St. Luke Parish in Richmond Heights, is appointed pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Union, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Neier, and pastor of St. Clare Parish in St. Clair.

Rev. Gerald J. Blessing, formerly pastor of St. Paul Parish in St. Paul, is appointed pastor of a newly established parish comprised of the former St. David Parish in Arnold and the former Immaculate Conception Parish in Arnold.

Rev. C. Allen Boedeker, newly ordained, is appointed associate pastor of St. Mark Parish in Lemay (effective July 1, 2023).

Rev. Michael P. Boehm, formerly Vicar General of the Archdiocese and pastor of St. Francis Borgia Parish in Washington, is appointed pastor of Good Shepherd Parish in Hillsboro, pastor of Our Lady Parish in Festus, and pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Crystal City.

Rev. Msgr. Vincent R. Bommarito, formerly pastor of St. Joan of Arc Parish in St. Louis, is appointed senior associate pastor of St. Stephen Protomartyr Parish in St. Louis.

Rev. Mark S. Bozada, formerly pastor of St. Mary Parish in Moselle and pastor of St. James Parish in Catawissa is granted retirement at a private residence.

Rev. Gary G. Braun, formerly director of the Catholic Student Center at Washington University, is appointed associate director of the Catholic Student Center at Washington University (effective July 1, 2023).

Rev. Jacob T. Braun, newly ordained, is appointed associate pastor of Holy Infant Parish in Ballwin (effective July 1, 2023).

Rev. Msgr. John J. Brennell, formerly pastor of Seven Holy Founders Parish in Affton, is appointed senior associate pastor of a newly established parish comprised of the former St. David Parish in Arnold and the former Immaculate Conception Parish in Arnold.

Very Rev. John A. Brockland, JCL, JV, VE, formerly pastor of Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish in St. Charles, is appointed Episcopal Vicar for the Western Vicariate of the Archdiocese of St. Louis with residence to be determined and with continued service as Judicial Vicar for the Interdiocesan Tribunal of Second Instance for the Province of St. Louis (effective July 1, 2023).

Very Rev. Kenneth A. Brown, VE, Vicar for Clergy and Director of Priest Personnel, formerly in residence at Seven Holy Founders Parish, is assigned residence at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in University City (effective July 1, 2023).

Rev. Andrew V. Burkemper, formerly pastor of St. Bridget of Kildare Parish in Pacific, is appointed pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in New Melle.

Rev. Robert W. Burkemper, formerly pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in St. Charles, is appointed pastor of St. Mark Parish in Lemay.

Rev. James J. Byrnes, formerly pastor of Cure of Ars Parish in Shrewsbury, is granted retirement with residence at Regina Cleri.

Rev. Msgr. Kevin G. Callahan, formerly pastor of St. Paul Parish in Fenton, is appointed senior associate pastor of Seven Holy Founders Parish in Affton.

Rev. Arthur J. Cavitt, formerly pastor of St. Nicholas Parish in St. Louis, is appointed part-time senior associate pastor of a newly established parish comprised of the former Most Holy Trinity Parish in St. Louis, the former Sts. Teresa and Bridget Parish in St. Louis, and the former St. Nicholas Parish in St. Louis. He is also appointed part-time senior associate pastor of a newly established parish comprised of the former St. Augustine Parish in St. Louis, the former Our Lady of the Holy Cross Parish in St. Louis, the former St. Elizabeth, Mother of John the Baptist Parish in St. Louis, and the former St. Matthew Parish in St. Louis. He is to continue as part-time director of the St. Charles Lwanga Center in St. Louis with residence at the former parish of St. Elizabeth, Mother of John the Baptist.

Rev. Saji Mathew Cheruparambil, formerly pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Crystal City, is appointed pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Manchester.

Rev. Patrick J. Christopher, formerly pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Apple Creek and pastor of St. Maurus Parish in Biehle, is granted the status of senior priest with residence at Seven Holy Founders Parish in Affton.

Very Rev. Richard V. Coerver, VF, formerly pastor of St. John the Beloved Disciple Parish in Imperial, is appointed senior associate pastor of St. Clement of Rome Parish in Des Peres.

Rev. Msgr. Timothy P. Cronin, with continued service as pastor of St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Brentwood, is also appointed pastor of Little Flower Parish in Richmond Heights.

Rev. Frank A. D’Amico, formerly senior associate pastor at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in St. Charles, is appointed senior associate pastor of Queen of All Saints Parish in Oakville.

Rev. Anthony A. Dattilo, with continued service as pastor of St. Joachim Parish in Old Mines, is also appointed pastor of St. James Parish in Potosi.

Rev. John C. Deken, formerly pastor of Assumption Parish in New Haven and pastor of St. Paul Parish in Berger, is appointed senior associate pastor of Assumption Parish in New Haven and senior associate pastor of St. Francis Borgia Parish in Washington.

Rev. Msgr. Dennis M. Delaney, formerly pastor of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist Parish in St. Louis, is appointed to residence there and as rector of the Pro-Cathedral of St. John the Apostle and Evangelist and with continued service as executive director of Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Rev. Joshua S. Deters, newly ordained, is appointed associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Cottleville (effective July 1, 2023).

Rev. Joseph A. Detwiler, formerly associate pastor of Queen of All Saints Parish in Oakville, is appointed associate pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Wentzville.

Rev. Fredrick A. Devaraj, formerly associate pastor of St. Alban Roe Parish in Wildwood, is appointed full-time chaplain at St. Luke’s Hospital with continued residence at St. Alban Roe Parish (effective July 1, 2023).

Rev. Msgr. Michael E. Dieckmann, formerly senior associate pastor of Holy Infant Parish in Ballwin, is granted retirement with continued residence at Holy Infant Parish (effective July 1, 2023).

Rev. Mark A. Dolan, formerly pastor of Our Lady of the Presentation Parish in Overland, is granted retirement at a private residence (effective June 30, 2023).

Rev. William F. Dotson, formerly pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in St. Charles, is granted a leave of absence at his request.

Rev. Mitchell S. Doyen, formerly pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in St. Louis, is appointed pastor of a newly established parish comprised of the former St. Nicholas Parish in St. Louis, the former Sts. Teresa and Bridget Parish in St. Louis, and the former Most Holy Trinity Parish in St. Louis.

Rev. Dennis M. Doyle, JCL, with continued service as pastor of St. Vincent Parish in Dutzow and as pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Augusta, is also appointed pastor of St. Ignatius Parish in Concord Hill.

Rev. Michael J. Esswein, with continued service as pastor of Annunciation Parish in Webster Groves, is also appointed pastor of Our Lady of Providence Parish in Crestwood.

Rev. Peter T. Faimega, formerly pastor of St. Norbert Parish in Florissant, is appointed pastor of a newly established parish comprised of the former St. Norbert Parish in Florissant, the former St. Angela Merici Parish in Florissant, and the former Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Bissell Hills.

Rev. Brian S. Fallon, formerly pastor of Church of the Magdalen (St. Mary Magdalen) Parish in St. Louis, is appointed director of the Catholic Student Center at Washington University with continued service as director of the Office of Vocations (effective July 1, 2023).

Rev. Charles F. Ferrara, formerly pastor of St. David Parish in Arnold, is appointed pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Shrewsbury.

Rev. Rodger P. Fleming, formerly pastor of St. James Parish in Potosi, is appointed pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in De Soto and pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Bonne Terre with responsibility also for St. Anne Mission in French Village.

Rev. Peter J. Fonseca, formerly pastor of St. Theodore Parish in Flint Hill, is assigned to pursue graduate studies at Saint Louis University with residence at the Basilica of St. Louis, King of France in St. Louis and with continued service as Director of Continuing Formation for Priests.

Rev. Bruce A. Forman, formerly pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in St. Louis, is granted the status of senior priest with residence at the former Sts. Peter and Paul rectory.

Rev. James J. Foster, formerly pastor of Holy Family Parish in Port Hudson with responsibility for St. Gerald Mission in Gerald, is appointed senior associate pastor of St. Gertrude Parish in Krakow, senior associate pastor of St. Ann Parish in Clover Bottom, and senior associate pastor of Holy Family Parish in Port Hudson.

Rev. Timothy J. Foy, formerly pastor of St. John the Baptist (Gildehaus) Parish in Villa Ridge, is appointed senior associate pastor of St. Clare of Assisi Parish in Ellisville.

Rev. Anthony J. Gerber, formerly senior associate pastor of Incarnate Word Parish in Chesterfield, is appointed senior associate pastor of Ste. Genevieve Parish in Ste. Genevieve, senior associate pastor of Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Weingarten, and senior associate pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Ozora.

Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Gettinger, formerly pastor of St. Augustine Parish in St. Louis, is granted retirement with residence at Regina Cleri.

Rev. Stephen P. Giljum, formerly pastor of St. Elizabeth, Mother of John the Baptist Parish in St. Louis, is released for service to the Diocese of Fargo in North Dakota.

Rev. Edward J. Godefroid, formerly associate pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in St. Charles, is appointed parochial administrator of Holy Rosary Parish in Warrenton and parochial administrator of St. Mary Parish in Hawk Point.

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Rev. James C. Gray, formerly pastor of St. Jude Parish in Overland, is appointed pastor of St. Ann Parish in Normandy and part-time chaplain for the Catholic Newman Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Rev. Thomas J. Haley, formerly pastor of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Ferguson, is appointed senior associate pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Florissant.

Rev. Msgr. Patrick K. Hambrough, formerly pastor of Queen of All Saints Parish in Oakville, is appointed pastor of Ascension Parish in Chesterfield.

Rev. Msgr. Richard E. Hanneke, formerly pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in University City, is granted retirement at a private residence.

Rev. Patrick T. Hayden, formerly assigned to the Latin American Apostolate in Bolivia, is appointed pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Ferguson.

Rev. Brian E. Hecktor, formerly pastor of St. Mark Parish in Lemay, is appointed pastor of St. Justin Martyr Parish in Sunset Hills.

Rev. Timothy J. Henderson, formerly pastor of Holy Martyrs of Japan Parish in Japan, is appointed senior associate pastor of St. Francis Borgia Parish in Washington and senior associate pastor of Assumption Parish in New Haven.

Rev. Donald E. Henke, S.Th.D., formerly pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Shrewsbury, is to continue service on the faculty of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, now full-time, with residence at the seminary.

Rev. Michael L. Henning, formerly pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Bissell Hills, is granted retirement at a private residence (effective July 1, 2023).

Rev. Lawrence A. Herzog, formerly pastor of Little Flower Parish in Richmond Heights, is appointed senior associate pastor of St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Brentwood and senior associate pastor of Little Flower Parish in Richmond Heights.

Rev. David J. Hogan, formerly associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Dardenne Prairie, is appointed parochial administrator of St. Simon the Apostle Parish in Green Park.

Rev. James A. Holbrook, formerly pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Bonne Terre with responsibility also for St. Anne Mission in French Village, is appointed pastor of St. Gertrude Parish in Krakow, pastor of St. Ann Parish in Clover Bottom, and pastor of Holy Family Parish in Port Hudson.

Rev. Christopher F. Holtmann, formerly pastor of St. John Paul II Parish in Affton, is appointed pastor of St. Cletus Parish in St. Charles.

Rev. Ronald J. Hopmeir, formerly pastor of St. Stephen Protomartyr Parish in St. Louis, is appointed senior associate pastor of Queen of All Saints Parish in Oakville.

Rev. Samuel O. Inameti, formerly associate pastor of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish in Mehlville, is appointed associate pastor of a newly established parish comprised of the former St. Norbert Parish in Florissant, the former St. Angela Merici Parish in Florissant, and the former Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Bissell Hills (effective July 1, 2023).

Very Rev. Scott A. Jones, VE, formerly pastor of Sts. Teresa and Bridget Parish in St. Louis, is appointed Episcopal Vicar for the Northern Vicariate of the Archdiocese of St. Louis with residence to be determined (effective July 1, 2023).

Rev. Lijo S. Kallarackal, formerly pastor of St. Martin de Porres Parish in Hazelwood, is appointed pastor of St. Ferdinand Parish in Florissant.

Rev. John A. Keenoy, formerly pastor of St. Mary Parish in Hawk Point, is granted retirement at a private residence.

Rev. William G. Kempf, formerly pastor of St. Justin Martyr Parish in Sunset Hills, is appointed pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Florissant.

Rev. Gregory S. Klump, formerly pastor of Our Lady Parish in Festus, is appointed pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Valley Park.

Rev. Msgr. Jeffrey N. Knight, formerly pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Arnold, is appointed pastor of Seven Holy Founders Parish in Affton.

Rev. Robert D. Knight, formerly pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Luebbering and pastor of St. Stephen Parish in Richwoods, is granted retirement at a private residence.

Rev. Francis F. Koeninger, formerly pastor of Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Weingarten, is granted retirement at a private residence (effective July 1, 2023).

Rev. Philip D. Krill, formerly pastor of St. Andrew Parish in Lemay, is granted retirement at a private residence.

Rev. Eric J. Kunz, formerly pastor of St. Clare Parish in St Clair, is appointed senior associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Union, senior associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Neier, and senior associate pastor of St. Clare Parish in St. Clair.

Rev. Michael L. Lampe, formerly associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Dardenne Prairie, is appointed parochial administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish in Old Monroe.

Rev. Msgr. John J. Leykam, formerly pastor of Annunziata Parish in Ladue, is appointed senior associate pastor of Ste. Genevieve du Bois Parish in Warson Woods and senior associate pastor of Annunziata Parish in Ladue.

Rev. Stephen En Suan Lian, formerly pursuing graduate studies, is appointed associate pastor of Good Shepherd Parish in Hillsboro, associate pastor of Our Lady Parish in Festus, and associate pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Crystal City.

Very Rev. Michael J. Lydon, VE, formerly pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Troy, is appointed Episcopal Vicar for the Southern Vicariate of the Archdiocese of St. Louis with residence to be determined (effective July 1, 2023).

Rev. Jeffrey A. Maassen, J.D., formerly pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Valley Park, is appointed pastor of St. Francis Borgia Parish in Washington and pastor of Assumption Parish in New Haven.

Rev. Mark R. Madden, with continued service as associate pastor of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish in St. Louis, is also appointed associate pastor of St. Raphael the Archangel Parish in St. Louis.

Rev. Clark B. Maes, formerly senior associate pastor of St. Simon Parish in Green Park, is appointed senior associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Cottleville.

Very Rev. Christopher M. Martin, VE, formerly Vicar for pastoral Planning, is appointed Vicar for Parish Mission and Vitality and is assigned residence at St. Joseph Parish in Clayton (effective July 1, 2023).

Rev. John W. Mayo, formerly pastor of St. Raphael the Archangel Parish in St. Louis, is appointed Spiritual Director at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary with residence at the seminary and with continued service to the Catholic Renewal Center.

Rev. Msgr. William W. McCumber, formerly senior associate pastor of Assumption Parish in O’Fallon, is appointed senior associate pastor of St. Mary Magdalen Parish in Brentwood and senior associate pastor of Little Flower Parish in Richmond Heights.

Rev. Gerald A. Meier, retired and formerly in residence at Holy Spirit Parish in Maryland Heights, is granted residence at Regina Cleri (effective July 1, 2023).

Rev. James R. Michler, formerly senior associate pastor of St. Cecilia Parish in St. Louis, is granted retirement with residence at St. Cecilia Parish in St. Louis.

Rev. Msgr. Gregory R. Mikesch, formerly senior associate pastor of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, is granted retirement with residence at St. Joseph Parish in Imperial.

Rev. Thomas C. Miller, formerly pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in New Melle, is appointed pastor of St. Anthony Parish in High Ridge and pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in House Springs.

Rev. Msgr. Matthew M. Mitas, formerly pastor of St. Angela Merici Parish in Florissant, is appointed senior associate pastor of a newly established parish comprised of the former St. Norbert Parish in Florissant, the former Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Bissell Hills, and the former St. Angela Merici Parish in Florissant.

Rev. Bradley E. Modde, formerly pastor of St. Simon the Apostle Parish in Green Park, is appointed pastor of a newly established parish comprised of the former St. Joan of Arc Parish in St. Louis, the former Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in St. Louis, and the former Church of the Magdalen (St. Mary Magdalen) Parish in St. Louis.

Very Rev. Thomas M. Molini, VF, formerly pastor of Ascension Parish in Chesterfield, is appointed pastor of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish in St. Louis and pastor of St. Raphael the Archangel Parish in St. Louis.

Rev. Donald C. Morris, with continued service as associate pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Washington, is also appointed associate pastor of St. John the Baptist (Gildehaus) Parish and chaplain of St. Francis Borgia High School in Washington.

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Rev. Msgr. Daniel E. Mosley, formerly pastor of Ste. Genevieve du Bois Parish in Warson Woods, is granted retirement at a private residence.

Rev. Sebastian M. Mundackal, formerly pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in St. Louis, is appointed pastor of St. Monica Parish in Creve Coeur.

Rev. Michael G. Murphy, formerly pastor of St. Ferdinand Parish in Florissant, is appointed pastor of Queen of All Saints Parish in Oakville.

Rev. Edward G. Nemeth, with continued service as pastor of Ste. Genevieve Parish in Ste. Genevieve, is also appointed pastor of Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Weingarten and pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Ozora.

Rev. John C. Nickolai, formerly pastor of St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Parish in Florissant, is appointed pastor of St. Paul Parish in Fenton.

Rev. Paul J. Niemann, formerly pastor of St. Pius V Parish in St. Louis, is appointed senior associate pastor of Annunciation Parish in Webster Groves and senior associate pastor of Our Lady of Providence Parish in Crestwood.

Very Rev. Aaron P. Nord, JCD, Adjutant Judicial Vicar for the Metropolitan Tribunal and formerly pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in St. Louis, is appointed pastor of St. Stephen Protomartyr Parish in St. Louis with continued service part-time to the Metropolitan Tribunal.

Rev. Alexander M. Nord, formerly associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Cottleville, is appointed parochial administrator of St. Bridget of Kildare Parish in Pacific, parochial administrator of St. Mary Parish in Moselle, and parochial administrator of St. James Parish in Catawissa with responsibility for St. Patrick of Armagh Mission in Catawissa.

Rev. Vincent R. Nyman, DMin, formerly pastor of Our Lady of the Holy Cross Parish in St. Louis, is appointed part-time senior associate pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in De Soto and part-time senior associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Bonne Terre, assisting the pastor also in his responsibility for St. Anne Mission in French Village. He is also appointed part-time senior associate pastor of St. Joachim Parish in Old Mines and part-time senior associate pastor of St. James Parish in Potosi.

Rev. Eric F. Olsen, formerly pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Ferguson, is appointed pastor of the newly established St. Juan Diego Parish, a personal parish for Hispanic Catholics, at the Church of St. Barnabas in O’Fallon.

Rev. Gerson A. Parra Meza, formerly associate pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Wentzville, is appointed associate pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Florissant.

Rev. Thomas M. Pastorius, formerly pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Manchester, is appointed pastor of St. James the Greater Parish in St. Louis and pastor of Epiphany of Our Lord Parish in St. Louis.

Rev. Clark A. Philipp, formerly associate pastor of St. Clement of Rome Parish in Des Peres, is appointed parochial administrator of St. Alban Roe Parish in Wildwood.

Rev. Dennis R. Port, formerly pastor of St. Matthias Parish in Lemay, is granted retirement at a private residence.

Very Rev. Joseph S. Post, VF, formerly pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Union, is appointed pastor of St. Paul Parish in St. Paul and pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Josephville.

Rev. Henry K. Purcell, formerly pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Zell, is appointed pastor of St. Theodore Parish in Flint Hill.

Rev. Ryan T. Quarnstrom, newly ordained, is appointed associate pastor of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish in Mehlville (effective July 1, 2023).

Rev. Richard J. Quirk, PhD, formerly pastor of St. James the Greater Parish in St. Louis, is granted retirement at a private residence.

Rev. Richard J. Rath, formerly pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Old Monroe, is appointed full-time chaplain for SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital-St. Charles and SSM DePaul Hospital-St. Louis and part-time senior associate pastor of Holy Spirit Parish in Maryland Heights.

Rev. Robert J. Reiker, formerly pastor of St. Bernadette Parish in Lemay, is granted retirement at a private residence.

Rev. John H. Reiker, formerly pastor of St. Anthony Parish in High Ridge, is appointed senior associate pastor of St. Anthony Parish in High Ridge and senior associate pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in House Springs.

Rev. Michael R. Rennier, formerly pastor of Epiphany of Our Lord Parish in St. Louis, is appointed vice-rector of the Oratory of Sts. Gregory and Augustine at the Church of St. Luke the Evangelist in Richmond Heights.

Rev. Anthony N. Ritter, formerly associate pastor of St. Francis Borgia Parish in Washington, is appointed associate director of the Archdiocesan Vocation Office with residence at St. Gabriel Parish in St. Louis.

Rev. Eugene G. Robertson, formerly pastor of St. Richard Parish in Creve Coeur, is appointed senior associate pastor of St. Monica Parish in Creve Coeur.

Rev. Stephen P. Robeson, formerly pastor of St. Ignatius Parish in Concord Hill, is appointed pastor of Mary, Mother of the Church Parish in South County.

Rev. Jonathan R. Ruzicka, with continued service as associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Imperial and continued service as part-time chaplain for St. Pius X High School, is also appointed associate pastor of St. John the Beloved Disciple Parish in Imperial.

Rev. Robert J. Samson, formerly pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Josephville, is granted retirement at a private residence.

Rev. Charles K. Samson, STD, formerly providing sacramental ministry at the Chapel of St. Mary of Victories in St. Louis with residence at the Basilica of St. Louis, King of France, is assigned residence at Holy Redeemer Parish in Webster Groves with continued service full-time on the faculty of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.

Rev. James W. Schaefer, formerly pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Ozora, is granted retirement with residence at Sacred Heart Parish in Ozora.

Rev. Eugene W. Schaeffer III, formerly associate pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish in Webster Groves, is appointed associate pastor of Ascension Parish in Chesterfield.

Very Rev. Carl J. Scheble, VG, formerly pastor of St. Gertrude Parish in Krakow and pastor of St. Ann Parish in Clover Bottom, is granted a sabbatical from June 15, 2023, through September 8, 2023, after which he is appointed Vicar General of the Archdiocese of St. Louis and moderator of the Curia with residence at the former St. Joan of Arc Parish in St Louis.

Rev. Scott L. Scheiderer, formerly associate pastor of St. Paul Parish in Fenton, is appointed parochial administrator of a newly established parish comprised of the former St. Elizabeth, Mother of John the Baptist Parish in St. Louis, the former Our Lady of the Holy Cross Parish in St. Louis, the former St. Augustine Parish in St. Louis, and the former St. Matthew Parish in St Louis.

Rev. Richard J. Schilli, formerly pastor of Our Lady of Providence Parish in Crestwood, is appointed senior associate pastor of St. Mark Parish in Lemay.

Rev. Dennis C. Schmidt, formerly pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in House Springs, is granted retirement with residence at Regina Cleri.

Rev. Christopher J. Schroeder, formerly associate pastor of St. Justin Martyr Parish in Sunset Hills, is appointed senior associate pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in St. Charles and senior associate pastor of St. Peter Parish in St. Charles.

Rev. Msgr. John A. Schuler, formerly pastor of St. Cronan Parish in St. Louis, is granted the status of senior priest with residence at the former St. Cronan rectory.

Rev. Stephen R. Schumacher, formerly associate pastor of Ascension Parish in Chesterfield, is appointed associate pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in St. Charles.

Rev. John M. Seper, formerly pastor of St. Peter Parish in St. Charles, is appointed senior associate pastor of St. Alban Roe Parish in Wildwood.

Rev. Msgr. John B. Shamleffer, JCL, formerly pastor of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish in St. Louis, is appointed pastor of Ste. Genevieve du Bois Parish in Warson Woods and pastor of Annunziata Parish in Ladue with continued service as a Collegiate Judge on the Tribunal of Second Instance for the Province of St. Louis.

Rev. Daniel G. Shaughnessy, with continued service as pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Imperial, is also appointed pastor of St. John the Beloved Disciple Parish in Imperial.

Rev. Christopher D. Smith, PharmD, formerly associate pastor of Holy Infant Parish in Ballwin, is appointed associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Dardenne Prairie.

Rev. Nicholas W. Smith, with continued service as director of the Archdiocesan Office of Worship, is appointed pastor of the newly established personal and territorial parish of the Basilica of St. Louis, King of France, in St. Louis.

Rev. George A. Staley, formerly associate pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Oakville, is appointed part-time associate pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in St. Charles, part-time associate pastor of St. Peter Parish in St. Charles, and part-time priest-chaplain for the Newman Center at Lindenwood University in St. Charles.

Rev. Msgr. Dennis R. Stehly, formerly in residence at St. Raphael the Archangel Parish in St. Louis, is appointed senior associate pastor of Assumption Parish in O’Fallon with continued service as Vicar General of the Archdiocese of St. Louis and Moderator of the Curia until September 8, 2023.

Rev. Richard L. Stoltz, formerly pastor of St. Alban Roe Parish in Wildwood, is granted retirement with residence at St. Ambrose Parish in St. Louis (effective July 1, 2023).

Rev. Conor M. Sullivan, PsyD, formerly pursuing graduate studies, is appointed to the faculty of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary and Director of Mental Health Services for Priests with residence at Immacolata Parish in Richmond Heights (effective July 1, 2023).

Rev. Paul E. Telken, formerly pastor of St. Anthony Parish in Sullivan, is granted retirement at a private residence.

Rev. James D. Theby, formerly pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Washington, is appointed pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in St. Charles and pastor of St. Peter Parish in St. Charles.

Rev. Msgr. Michael E. Turek, VF, with continued service as pastor of Christ the King Parish in University City, is also appointed pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Clayton.

Rev. Msgr. Mark C. Ullrich, VF, formerly pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Florissant, is appointed senior associate pastor of St. Francis Assisi of Parish in Oakville.

Rev. Edward J. Voltz, formerly associate director of the Office of Vocations, chaplain at Duchesne High School, and chaplain for the Newman Center at Lindenwood University with residence at St. Peter Parish in St. Charles, is appointed parochial administrator of Sacred Heart Parish in Troy.

Rev. Thomas A. Vordtriede, formerly pastor of Holy Rosary Parish in Warrenton, is appointed pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in St. Charles.

Rev. Noah A. Waldman, formerly pastor of St. Martin of Tours Parish in Lemay, is appointed pastor of St. Anthony Parish in Sullivan and pastor of Holy Martyrs of Japan Parish in Japan with responsibility also for St. Gerald Mission in Gerald.

Rev. Joseph A. Weber, formerly pastor of St. John Bosco Parish in Maryland Heights, is appointed senior associate pastor of St. Monica Parish in Creve Coeur.

Rev. Ryan M. Weber, formerly parochial administrator of Good Shepherd Parish in Hillsboro, is appointed pastor of St. Agnes Parish in Bloomsdale and pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Zell.

Rev. Richard L. Wehrmeyer, CM, is appointed pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in St. Louis and pastor of St. Pius V Parish in St. Louis (effective July 1, 2023).

Rev. Jacob R. Wessel, newly ordained, is appointed associate pastor of Ste. Genevieve Parish in Ste. Genevieve, associate pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Ozora, and associate pastor of Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Weingarten (effective July 1, 2023).

Rev. Dane J. Westhoff, formerly associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Cottleville, is released to the Archdiocese for the Military Services for service as a U.S. Army chaplain (effective July 1, 2023).

Rev. Mark G. Whitman, formerly part-time senior associate pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in St. Charles and part-time senior associate pastor of St. Cletus Parish in St. Charles, is appointed senior associate pastor of St. Paul Parish in Fenton.

Rev. Nicklaus E. Winker, formerly pastor of St. Ann Parish in Normandy and part-time priest-chaplain for the Newman Center of the University of Missouri – St. Louis, is appointed pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Washington and pastor of St. John the Baptist (Gildehaus) Parish in Villa Ridge.

Rev. Thomas J. Wissler, formerly pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Neier, is appointed senior associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Dardenne Prairie.

Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Witt, PhD, formerly pastor of All Saints Parish in University City, is appointed to continued service on the faculty of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary with domicile at a private residence.

Rev. Thomas W. Wyrsch, formerly pastor of St. Monica Parish in Creve Coeur, is appointed senior associate pastor of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Parish in Mehlville.

Diaconate appointments

Deacon Mike Burch, currently assisting the pastor at Immaculate Conception Parish in Park Hills, is granted retirement status with faculties (effective August 1, 2023).

Deacon Phil King, the parish life coordinator at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in St. Charles, is granted retirement status with faculties.

Deacon James Murphey, currently assisting the pastor at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in St. Louis, is granted retirement status with faculties.

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