Official appointments - 2018

These appointments are from the office of the Most Rev. Charles C. Thompson, Archbishop of Indianapolis. They are ordered from the newest to the oldest of 2018.


Published June 8, 2018

Effective July 5, 2018

Rev. J. Peter Gallagher, pastor of St. Lawrence Parish in Lawrenceburg, to pastor of Our Lady of the Springs Parish in French Lick and Our Lord Jesus Christ the King Parish in Paoli.

Rev. Benjamin D. Syberg, pastor of Our Lady of the Springs Parish in French Lick and Our Lord Jesus Christ the King Parish in Paoli, to pastor of St. Lawrence Parish in Lawrenceburg.


Published May 18, 2018

Effective July 5, 2018

Rev. Adam L. Ahern, chaplain, Our Lady of Providence Junior/Senior High School, Clarksville; Catholic chaplain, Hanover College; and Catholic chaplain, Indiana Army National Guard, to part‑time associate pastor at St. Mary Parish, Greensburg; sacramental minister, St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Milan; and continuing as Catholic chaplain, Indiana Army National Guard.

Rev. J. Daniel Atkins, chaplain coordinator, Our Lady of Providence Junior/Senior High School, Clarksville, while beginning assignment as senior associate pastor at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, New Albany.


Published May 11, 2018

Effective July 5, 2018

Being Ordained on June 2, 2018

Rev. Jeffrey Dufresne, associate pastor, St. Monica Parish, Indianapolis, and chaplain coordinator, Cardinal Ritter Jr./Sr. High School, also in Indianapolis.
 

Retirements

Rev. J. Daniel Atkins, retiring as pastor, Holy Family Parish, New Albany, and beginning as senior associate pastor, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, New Albany.

Rev. Joseph F. Rautenberg, retiring as associate pastor, St. Barnabas Parish, Indianapolis, and continuing as archdiocesan consultant on ethics/bioethics.

Rev. James R. Wilmoth, pastor, St. Roch Parish, Indianapolis, retiring from active ministry.
 

Pastors

Rev. Jeremy M. Gries, pastor, St. Mary (Immaculate Conception) Parish, Rushville, to pastor, Holy Family Parish, New Albany.

Rev. Sean Danda, pastor, St. Michael Parish, Brookville, and St. Peter Parish, Franklin County, to pastor, St. Malachy Parish, Brownsburg.

Rev. Vincent Lampert, pastor, St. Malachy Parish, Brownsburg, to pastor, St. Michael Parish, Brookville, and St. Peter Parish, Franklin County, and continuing as archdiocesan exorcist.
 

Administrators

Rev. James M. Brockmeier, associate pastor, St. Bartholomew Parish, Columbus, to administrator, St. Mary (Immaculate Conception) Parish, Rushville.

Rev. Douglas A. Hunter, associate pastor, St. Malachy Parish, Brownsburg, and chaplain coordinator of Bishop Chatard High School, Indianapolis, to administrator, St. Roch Parish, Indianapolis.

Rev. Wilfred E. Day, administrator, St. John the Baptist Parish, Starlight, reappointed administrator.
 

Associate Pastors

Rev. Kyle G. Rodden, associate pastor, St. Monica Parish, Indianapolis, to associate pastor, St. Bartholomew Parish, Columbus.

Rev. Matthew H. Tucci, associate pastor, St. Christopher Parish, Indianapolis, and chaplain coordinator of Cardinal Ritter Jr./Sr. High School, Indianapolis, to associate pastor, St. Barnabas Parish, Indianapolis, and Catholic chaplain, University of Indianapolis.

Rev. Jude Meril Christopher Sahayam, educated at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology for the Diocese of Palayamkottai, India, beginning to serve a five-year commitment to the Archdiocese of Indianapolis as associate pastor, St. Christopher Parish, Indianapolis.

Rev. Xavier Raj, associate pastor, St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, Indianapolis, to associate pastor, St. Malachy Parish, Brownsburg.

Rev. Joby Abraham Puthussery, Archdiocese of Imphal, India, to associate pastor, St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, Indianapolis.
 

Pastor Second-Term Appointments

Rev. Robert T. Hausladen, reappointed pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Indianapolis, and St. Ann Parish, Indianapolis.

Rev. Kevin Morris, reappointed pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Richmond.

Rev. Eric “Rick” Nagel, reappointed pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Indianapolis, and continuing as Catholic chaplain for Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis.

Rev. Glenn L. O’Connor, reappointed pastor of St. Susanna Parish, Plainfield, and continuing as Catholic chaplain for Indianapolis International Airport.

Rev. Clement T. Davis, reappointed pastor of St. Bartholomew Parish, Columbus, for a one-year term, and continuing as priest moderator, Holy Trinity Parish, Edinburgh.
 

Other appointments

Very Reverend Joseph L. Newton, J.C.L., Vicar Judicial, Metropolitan Tribunal, appointed sacramental minister at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, Indianapolis, while continuing as Vicar Judicial.


Published January 12, 2018

Effective immediately

Very Rev. Sean R. Danda, V.F. appointed administrator pro tem of St. Lawrence Parish in Lawrenceburg while continuing as pastor of St. Michael Parish in Brookville, St. Peter Parish in Franklin County and dean of the Batesville Deanery.

Rev. J. Peter Gallagher granted a temporary leave of absence from pastor of St. Lawrence Parish in Lawrenceburg for reasons of health and well-being.

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