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 October 5, 2018

Effective immediately

Rev. Msgr. Paul D. Koetter, pastor of Holy Spirit Parish in Indianapolis and dean of the Indianapolis East Deanery, reappointed dean of the Indianapolis East Deanery for a three-year term while continuing as pastor of Holy Spirit Parish.

Rev. Robert J. Robeson, pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Beech Grove, appointed dean of the Indianapolis South Deanery for a term ending on July 1, 2020, while continuing as pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Parish.


Published September 14, 2018

Effective immediately

Rev. Msgr. Anthony R. Volz, pastor of St. Barnabas Parish in Indianapolis, appointed administrator pro tem of Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Parish in Indianapolis while continuing as pastor of St. Barnabas Parish.

Rev. John A. Meyer, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Greensburg, appointed priest moderator of Immaculate Conception Parish in Millhousen while continuing as pastor of St. Mary Parish.


Published August 10, 2018

Effective Immediately

Reverend John F. Kamwendo, administrator of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Indianapolis, appointed pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Parish.

Very Reverend Michael T. Keucher, VF, administrator of St. Joseph Parish in Shelbyville, priest moderator and sacramental minister of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Shelby County, and dean of the Batesville Deanery, appointed pastor of St. Joseph Parish and continuing as sacramental minister of St. Vincent de Paul Parish and dean of the Batesville Deanery.


Published July 6, 2018

Effective August 6, 2018

Rev. Mark Weaver, O.F.M. Conv., pastor of St. Joseph University Parish in Terre Haute, to pastor of St. Mary Parish in New Albany.

Rev. Savio Manavalan, O.F.M. Conv., associate pastor of St. Joseph University Parish in Terre Haute, to pastor of St. Joseph University Parish in Terre Haute.


Published June 29, 2018

Effective July 5, 2018

Rev. Dustin M. Boehm, appointed dean of the Connersville Deanery for a three-year term, while continuing as pastor of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish in Connersville and St. Bridget of Ireland Parish in Liberty.

Rev. Michael T. Keucher, appointed dean of the Batesville Deanery for a three‑year term, while continuing as administrator of St. Joseph Parish in Shelbyville and sacramental minister of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Shelby County.


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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