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Official appointments

The Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight makes the following appointments on May 10, 2019:

Reverend Daniel I.J. Lueckenotte, from pastor of St. Anthony Parish in Camdenton, to pastor of Holy Cross Parish in Cuba, St. Francis Caracciolo Parish in Bourbon and St. Michael Parish in Steelville, effective June 18.

Reverend Daniel L. Vacca, upon presentation by the Most Reverend Carl A. Kemme, Bishop of Wichita, to pastor of St. Anthony Parish in Camdenton and the Mission of Our Lady of Snows in Climax Springs, effective June 18.

Reverend Robert H. Fields, from administrator of St. Michael Parish in Kahoka and Shrine of St. Patrick Parish in St. Patrick, to pastor of St. Michael Parish in Kahoka and Shrine of St. Patrick Parish in St. Patrick, and to continue as administrator of St. Joseph Parish in Canton, the Mission of Notre Dame in LaGrange and Queen of Peace Parish in Ewing, effective July 1.

Reverend P. Gregory Oligschlaeger, to pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Palmyra and to continue as pastor of Holy Rosary Parish in Monroe City, St. Stephen Parish in Indian Creek, St. Mary Parish in Shelbina and St. Patrick Parish in Clarence, effective August 1.

Reverend Alexius Ekka, to administrator of St. Bernadette Parish in Hermitage, and to continue as pastor of St. Ann Parish in Warsaw and the Mission of SS. Peter & Paul in Cole Camp, effective July 1.

Reverend Roberto M. Ike, to administrator of St. Andrew Parish in Holts Summit, and to continue duties at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, effective July 1.

Reverend Henry Ussher, from administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish in St. James, St. Anthony Parish in Rosati, St. Francis Caracciolo Parish in Bourbon and St. Michael Parish in Steelville, to administrator of St. Clement Parish in St. Clement, Sacred Heart Parish in Vandalia and the Mission of St. John in Laddonia, effective July 1.

Reverend Kelechi M. Uzuegbu, from associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Palmyra to administrator of St. Joseph Parish in Palmyra, effective August 1.

Reverend Paul M. Clark, from associate pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Rolla and Holy Cross Parish in Cuba, to part-time associate pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Columbia, and as part-time chaplain at Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School, with continuing ministry as moderator of Youth and Young Adult Ministry and moderator of Pro-Life Ministry, effective June 18.

Reverend Kelechi M. Uzuegbu, from associate pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes in Columbia to associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Palmyra, effective June 18.

Reverend Michail P. Ford, OP, upon presentation by his Provincial, Very Reverend James V. Marchionda, OP, to associate pastor of St. Thomas More Newman Center in Columbia, effective July 1.

Deacon Mark J. Dobelmann, from assisting the administrator of St. Joseph Parish in Louisiana and the Mission of Mary Queen of Peace in  Clarksville, to assisting the administrator of Sacred Heart Parish in Vandalia and the Mission of St. John in Laddonia, and to duties in prison ministry assisting Father Louis E. Dorn, effective immediately.

Reverend Monsignor Robert A. Kurwicki, VG, to Vicar for Clergy and to continue as Vicar General and pastor of St. Michael Parish in Russellville, effective immediately.

Reverend Louis M. Nelen, relieved from duties as Director of Seminarians, and to continue as pastor of the Cathedral of St. Joseph Parish in Jefferson City, effective July 1.

Very Reverend Michael F. Quinn, VP, as dean of the Hannibal Deanery, effective July 1.

Reverend Nathaniel Galgo Gentizon, studying at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome and upon presentation by the Most Reverend Jose Romeo Alzo, Archbishop of Jaro, Philippines, to residence at Our Lady of Lourdes rectory in Columbia while attending the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia, effective July 1.

Reverend Rolando Gibert Montes de Oca Valero, studying at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome and upon presentation by the Most Reverend Wilfredo Pino Estévez, Archbishop of Camagüey, Cuba, to residence at Our Lady of Lourdes rectory in Columbia while attending the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia, effective July 1.

Reverend Reginald R. Wolford, OP, from associate pastor of St. Thomas More Newman Center Parish in Columbia, to an assignment by his Provincial outside the diocese, effective July 1.

Reverend Basil Eruo, from administrator of St. Joseph Parish in Palmyra, to an assignment by his Bishop outside the diocese, effective August 1.