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Official appointments

On 7 December, 2020, the Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, bishop of Jefferson City, makes the following appointments:

REVEREND AUGUSTINE A. OKOLI, acceptance of resignation as pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Montgomery City and St. Patrick Parish, Jonesburg, continuing as pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Martinsburg and Resurrection Parish, Wellsville, effective 1 January 2021.

REVEREND R. WILLIAM PECKMAN, acceptance of resignation as pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Fayette, continuing as pastor of Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, Boonville, effective 1 January 2021.

REVEREND PAUL M. HARTLEY, from pastor of St. Mary Parish, Glasgow and St. Joseph Parish, Slater, to pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Montgomery City and St. Patrick Parish, Jonesburg, effective 1 January 2021.

REVEREND MARK S. SMITH, JCL, as parochial administrator of St. Joseph Parish, Slater, continuing as parochial administrator of St. Peter Parish, Marshall and the Mission of Holy Family, Sweet Springs, effective 1 January 2021.

REVEREND JOSHUA J. DUNCAN, from parochial vicar of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Columbia, to parochial administrator of St. Mary Parish, Glasgow and St. Joseph Parish, Fayette, continuing as Bishop’s Master of Ceremonies, effective 1 January 2021.

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS

REVEREND PHILIP E. NIEKAMP, acceptance of resignation as vicar forane (dean) of the Columbia Deanery, continuing as pastor of St. Pius X Parish, Moberly, effective 7 December 2020.

DEACON ALAN D. SIMS, acceptance of resignation from director of Catholic Cemeteries, from nursing home ministry, and from prison ministry, continuing in parochial ministry at St. Stanislaus Parish, Wardsville, effective 1 January 2021.