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Official appointments

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments:

CLERGY APPOINTMENTS

PERMANENT DIACONATE

Deacon Jon M. Bequette, to assist the pastor of Holy Spirit Parish, Centralia, effective May 4, 2019.

Deacon Michael W. Berendzen, to assist the pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Taos, and duties as Coordinator of Columbia Catholic Hospital Ministry, effective May 4, 2019 .

Deacon Bradley W. Jones, to assist the parish administrator of St. Martin Parish, St. Martins, and duties as Pastoral Care Associate for Primrose Retirement Facility, effective May 4, 2019 .

Deacon Christopher A. Korte, to assist the pastor of Mary Immaculate Parish, Kirksville, and the Mission of St. Rose of Lima, Novinger, and to continue as Catholic Newman Center Director of Truman State University, Kirksville, effective May 4, 2019 .

Deacon Luke G. Mahsman, to assist the pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Palmyra, and to assist with ministry requests for Holy Family Parish, Hannibal, St. Joseph Parish, Louisiana, and the Mission of Mary Queen of Peace, Clarksville, effective May 4, 2019 .

Deacon J. Jaime Medina, to assist the pastor and senior associate pastor of St. Peter Parish, Marshall, and the Mission of Holy Family, Sweet Springs, and to assist with Hispanic Ministry in the Diocese of Jefferson City, effective May 4, 2019 .

Deacon Nestor A. Montenegro, to assist the pastors of St. Patrick Parish, Sedalia, and to assist with Hispanic Ministry in the Diocese of Jefferson City, effective May 4, 2019 .

Deacon J. Amparo Orozco, to assist the pastor of St. Peter Parish, Marshall, and the Mission of Holy Family, Sweet Springs, and to assist with Hispanic Ministry in the Diocese of Jefferson City, effective May 4, 2019 .

Deacon Louis E. Reyes, to assist the pastor of St. Peter Parish, Marshall and the Mission of Holy Family, Sweet Springs, and to assist with Hispanic Ministry in the Diocese of Jefferson City, effective May 4, 2019 .

Deacon W. Christopher Sago, to assist the pastor of St. Pius X Parish, Moberly, effective May 4, 2019 .

Deacon Robert R. Schowengerdt, to assist the pastor of St. George Parish, Linn, and Our Lady Help of Christians Parish, Frankenstein, and to assist with ministry requests for Most Pure Heart of Mary Parish, Chamois, and Assumption Parish, Morrison, effective May 4, 2019 .

Deacon William K. Seibert Jr., to assist the pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Jefferson City, and to liaison and assist with ministry at Lincoln University, Jefferson City, effective May 4, 2019 .

Deacon John L. Watkins, to assist the pastor of Holy Family Parish, Hannibal, and to assist with ministry requests for St. Joseph Parish, Palmyra, St. Joseph Parish, Louisiana, and the Mission of Mary Queen of Peace, Clarksville, effective May 4, 2019 .

Deacon Troy K. Egbert, to assist with ministry requests for St. Joseph Parish, Palmyra, St. Joseph Parish, Louisiana, and the Mission of Mary Queen of Peace, Clarksville, and to continue assisting the pastor of Holy Family Parish, Hannibal, effective June 1, 2019.

Deacon James Haaf, from assisting the pastor of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Taos, to assist the pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Westphalia, and St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Folk, and to continue as Co-Pastoral Care Coordinator for Westphalia Hills Nursing and Retirement Center, effective June 1, 2019. .

Deacon Stephan J. Kliethermes, from Pastoral Care Coordinator for Primrose Retirement Facility, to Coordinator of Pastoral Care, Jefferson City Nursing Homes and to continue assisting the parish administrator of St. Martin Parish, St. Martins, effective June 1, 2019. .

Deacon Robert Leake, to assist with ministry requests for Holy Family Parish, Hannibal, St. Joseph Parish, Louisiana, and the Mission of Mary Queen of Peace, Clarksville, and to continue assisting the parish administrator of St. Joseph Parish, Palmyra, effective June 1, 2019. .

Deacon Burdette E. Wilson, from assisting the pastor of St. Pius X Parish, Moberly, to assist the pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Salisbury, and St. Mary of the Angels Parish, Wien, and to continue duties with Engaged Encounter Services, effective June 1, 2019. .