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Official appointments

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

Retirements

REVEREND PATRICK DOWLING, from hospital and prison ministry, to retirement with residence at Holts Summit, effective July 1, 2020.

REVEREND GERALD J. KAIMANN, from pastor of St. Bonaventure Parish in Marceline and Immaculate Conception Parish in Brookfield, to retirement with residence at St. Joseph Rectory in Palmyra, effective July 1, 2020.

REVEREND MICHAEL F. QUINN, from pastor of Holy Family Parish in Hannibal to retirement with private residence at Monroe City, effective July 1, 2020.

Chancery appointments

REVEREND STEPHEN W. JONES, from president of Helias Catholic High School and administrator of St. Martin Parish in St. Martins, to full-time diocesan director of stewardship and part-time chaplain at Helias Catholic High School, effective July 1, 2020.

SISTER KATHLEEN WEGMAN, SSND, as Bishop’s delegate for religious, effective July 1, 2020.

MRS. BERNADETTE ADAMS, as vice chancellor, effective July 1, 2020.

DEACON RAY L. PURVIS, as director of deacon life and ministry, and to continue to serve at Immaculate Conception in Jefferson City, effective July 1, 2020.

DEACON JOHN A. SCHWARTZE, as director of deacon formation, and to continue to serve at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Jefferson City, effective July 1, 2020.

Pastors

REVEREND CHRISTOPHER M. AUBUCHON, return from temporary medical leave and from full-time diocesan director of vocations, part-time chaplain at Helias Catholic High School and part-time parochial vicar at St. Thomas More Newman Center Parish in Columbia, to pastor of Visitation Parish in Vienna, Holy Guardian Angels Parish in Brinktown, and St. Aloysius Parish in Argyle and to continue as diocesan director of seminarians, effective July 1, 2020.

REVEREND SIMEON A. ETONU, from administrator of St. Mary Parish in Shelbina and St. Patrick Parish in Clarence, to pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Edina, St. Aloysius Parish in Baring, St. John Parish in Memphis, and as chaplain of the Kirksville Newman Center, and to further studies in Canon Law with the online program at the School of Canon Law at Catholic University of America, effective July 1, 2020.

REVEREND MATTHEW J. FLATLEY, from pastor of Visitation Parish in Vienna, Holy Guardian Angels Parish in Brinktown and St. Aloysius Parish in Argyle, to pastor of Holy Family Parish in Hannibal and St. Joseph Parish in Palmyra and to continue as diocesan moderator of spiritual formation, effective July 1, 2020.

REVEREND COLIN P. FRANKLIN, from pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Edina, St. Aloysius Parish in Baring, and St. John Parish in Memphis, and as administrator of St. Mary Parish in Milan and the Mission of St. Mary in Unionville, and as chaplain of the Kirksville Newman Center, to pastor of St. George Parish in Linn and Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Frankenstein, to diocesan moderator of Catholic rural life and to further studies in Canon Law with the online program at the School of Canon Law at Catholic University of America, effective July 1, 2020.

REVEREND DANIEL J. MERZ, SLD, from pastor of St. George Parish in Linn and Our Lady Help of Christians Parish in Frankenstein, to pastor of St. Thomas More Newman Center Parish in Columbia and vicar for permanent deacons, continuing as chair of diocesan liturgical commission, effective July 1, 2020.

REVEREND BENJAMIN E. NWOSU, to pastor of St. Mary Parish in Shelbina and St. Patrick Parish in Clarence, and to continue as pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Macon and the Mission of the Sacred Heart Parish in Bevier, effective July 1, 2020.

Administrators

REVEREND JASON T. DOKE, STL, to administrator of St. Martin Parish in St. Martins, and to continue as diocesan moderator of the curia, effective July 1, 2020.

REVEREND KELECHI M. UZUEGBU, from administrator of St. Joseph Parish in Palmyra, to administrator of St. Bonaventure Parish in Marceline with sacramental duties at Immaculate Conception Parish in Brookfield, effective July 1, 2020.

Parochial vicars

REVEREND PAUL J. CLARK, from part-time parochial vicar of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Columbia and diocesan moderator of pro-life ministry, to parochial vicar of St. Thomas More Newman Center Parish in Columbia and diocesan vocation director, and to continue as part-time chaplain at Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School and diocesan moderator of youth and young adults ministry, effective July 1, 2020.

REVEREND JOSHUA J. DUNCAN, from diocesan assistant vocation director, part-time parochial vicar of Immaculate Conception Parish in Jefferson City and part-time chaplain at Helias Catholic High School, to parochial vicar of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Columbia, and to continue duties as the Bishop’s master of ceremonies, effective July 1, 2020.

REVEREND BENEDICT F. CHAGULA, to parochial vicar of Immaculate Conception Parish in Jefferson City, effective July 1, 2020.

Permanent diaconate

DEACON MARK J. DOBELMANN, to occasionally assist the pastor of St. Clement Parish in St. Clement, and to continue assisting the pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Vandalia and the Mission of St. John Parish in Laddonia, and continue assisting in prison ministry in that area of the Diocese, March 31, 2020. 

DEACON PHILIP M. GARCIA, from assisting the pastor of St. Peter Parish in Jefferson City to medical leave, March 31, 2020.

Other appointments

REVEREND FRANCIS W. DOYLE, to diocesan moderator of marriage and family life, and to continue as pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Columbia, effective July 1, 2020.

REVEREND ANTHONY J. VIVIANO, from diocesan moderator of marriage and family life, to diocesan moderator of pro-life ministry, and to continue as pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Westphalia and St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Folk, effective July 1, 2020.

REVEREND JAMES FINDER, currently a retired priest in residence at the Cathedral rectory, to senior priest in residence at Annunciation in California and continuing hospital ministry in Cole County, effective July 1, 2020.

Other official announcements

REVEREND BASIL ERUO, from residence at St. Martin Parish in St. Martins, to an assignment by his Bishop outside the Diocese, effective May 18, 2020. 

REVEREND MICHAIL P. FORD, OP, from parochial vicar of St. Thomas More Newman Center Parish in Columbia, to an assignment by his Prior Provincial outside the Diocese, effective July 1, 2020. 

REVEREND RICHARD F. LITZAU, OP, from pastor of St. Thomas More Newman Center Parish in Columbia, to an assignment by his Prior Provincial outside the Diocese, effective July 1, 2020. 

Given at the Chancery this first day of May 2020



Most Rev. W. Shawn McKnight
Bishop of Jefferson City