Clerical and Parish Assignments

Most Reverend Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, announces the following clerical and parish assignments, effective July 2, 2018.

Please note that some of these assignments are “pro tem” and will be further reviewed.

Faculties Suspended

Bishop CIstone has acknowledged a request from Deacon Jerome Green that his petition for ordination to the priesthood on June 1, 2018, be withdrawn at this time, in order to address some unresolved issues dealing with a time before his coming to the Diocese of Saginaw.

Deacon Green has been relieved of his duties as Pastoral Administrator of St. Vincent DePaul Parish, Shepherd; and, his faculties to minister as a deacon have been suspended while this matter is pursued.

A replacement for his proposed priestly assignment will be announced shortly.

Senior Priests

Reverend Robert Byrne, from Pastor, Blessed Trinity Parish, Frankenmuth, to Senior Priest

Retirement and Other Ministries

Reverend Thomas Schmied, O.F.M., Cap, from Pastor, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Saginaw, to Retirement

Ms. Carol Hale, from Pastoral Administrator, St. Mark Parish, AuGres, to Retirement

Sr. Ellen Rinke, I.H.M., from Pastoral Administrator, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, Vassar, to Leadership in her Community

Sr. Patricia Warbritton, CSJ, from Pastoral Administrator, SS. Francis and Clare Parish, Birch Run, to Leadership in her Community

Pastors

Reverend Christopher Coman, from Parochial Administrator to Pastor, Holy Apostles Parish, Ruth

Reverend Patrick Jankowiak, from Pastor, Our Lady of Peace Parish, Bay City, to Pastor, St. Mary University Parish, Mt. Pleasant

Reverend Marcel Portelli, from Parochial Administrator to Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Gladwin, and St. Athanasius Parish, Harrison

Reverend Christian Tabares, from Pastor, Our Lady Consolata Parish, Cass City, to Pastor, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Saginaw

PLEASE NOTE:       The following has been re-appointed to his present assignment for an additional term:

Reverend Loren Kalinowski, Pastor of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Mt. Pleasant (6 years)

PLEASE NOTE:       The following have been re-appointed to their current assignment:

Reverend Dale A. Orlik, Pastor of St. Jude Thaddeus Parish, Essexville, for 1 year

Reverend Thomas E. Sutton, Pastor of St. Gabriel Parish, Auburn, for 1 year

Parochial Administrators

Reverend Edwin Dwyer, from Parochial Vicar, St. Thomas Parish, Saginaw, and Sacramental Minister, SS. Francis and Clare, Birch Run, and Adjutant Judicial Vicar, Diocesan Tribunal, and chaplain to Nouvel Catholic Central High School to Parochial Administrator, Our Lady of Peace Parish, Bay City.  Father Dwyer will continue to serve as Chaplain to Saginaw Valley State University.

Reverend Adam Maher, newly ordained, to Parochial Administrator, Our Lady Consolata Parish, Cass City.

Pastoral Administrator

Ms. Sheila Bugbee, to Pastoral Administrator “pro tem,” St. Agnes Parish, Freeland

Deacon Larry Deford, to Pastoral Administrator “pro tem,” Blessed Trinity Parish, Frankenmuth

Deacon Todd Lovas, to Pastoral Administrator, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Shepherd

Sr. Kathy Onderbeke, IHM, to Pastoral Administrator, SS. Francis and Clare Parish, Birch Run

Ms. Colleen Snyder, to Pastoral Administrator, St. Mark Parish, AuGres

PLEASE NOTE:       The following have been re-appointed to their current assignments:

Reverend Jerzy Dobosz, Parochial Administrator of St. Christopher Parish, Caro, (3 years)

Deacon Gary Patelski, Pastoral Administrator of Holy Trinity Parish, Pinconning, for 1 year

Sacramental Ministers

Reverend Thomas J. McNamara, from Sacramental Minister, Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption, Saginaw, to Sacramental Minister, SS. Francis and Clare Parish, Birch Run

Reverend Richard E. Jozwiak, from Sacramental Minister, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, Vassar, to Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption Parish, Saginaw

(Announced May 14) Reverend Robert H. Byrne, Senior Priest, to Sacramental Minister, St. Agnes Parish, Freeland

(Announced May 14) Reverend Robert S. Gohm, Senior Priest, to Sacramental Minister, St. Agnes Parish, Freeland

Diocesan Offices

Reverend Christian Tabares, Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Saginaw, to Vicar for Hispanics

Graduate Studies

Reverend Alberto Vargas, from Parochial Administrator, St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, Reese, and Vicar for Hispanic Ministry to Graduate Studies in Canon Law, Rome

Health Leave

Reverend Thomas. J. Fleming, Pastor, St. Mary University Parish, Mt. Pleasant to Health Leave, effective June 1, 2018.  Following this leave, Father Fleming will be reassigned within the Diocese.

END OF ASSIGNMENT INFORMATION


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