June 13, 2014

Official Appointments

Effective July 2, 2014

Priest retirements

Rev. James R. Bonke, defender of the bond, Metropolitan Tribunal and part-time associate pastor of Christ the King Parish in Indianapolis, granted permission to retire.

Very Rev. Gerald J. Kirkhoff, pastor of Good Shepherd Parish in Indianapolis, Vicar for Advocacy to Priests and Director of the Mission Office, granted permission to retire as pastor of Good Shepherd Parish.

Rev. Stanley J. Herber, administrator of St. Gabriel Parish in Connersville and St. Bridget of Ireland Parish in Liberty, and priest moderator for St. Anne Parish in New Castle and St. Rose of Lima Parish in Knightstown, granted permission to retire.

Rev. David J. Lawler, associate pastor of St. Christopher Parish in Indianapolis, granted permission to retire.

Rev. D. Michael Welch, pastor of St. Christopher Parish in Indianapolis, granted permission to retire.
 

Ordinandi appointments

Rev. Daniel Bedel, ordained to the priesthood on June 7, 2014, appointed associate pastor of St. Christopher Parish in Indianapolis and chaplain coordinator of Cardinal Ritter Jr./Sr. High School in Indianapolis, including enlisting help of other West Deanery clergy to assist.

Rev. David Marcotte, ordained to the priesthood on June 7, 2014, appointed associate pastor of SS. Francis and Clare of Assisi Parish in Greenwood and Catholic chaplain at the University of Indianapolis.

Rev. Benjamin Syberg, ordained to the priesthood on June 7, 2014, appointed associate pastor of St. Barnabas Parish in Indianapolis.

Rev. Timothy Wyciskalla, ordained to the priesthood on June 7, 2014, appointed associate pastor of St. Malachy Parish in Brownsburg.
 

Other priest appointments

Rev. Dustin Boehm, associate pastor of St. Monica Parish in Indianapolis and chaplain coordinator at Cardinal Ritter Jr./Sr. High School in Indianapolis, including enlisting help of other West Deanery clergy, appointed administrator of St. Gabriel Parish in Connersville and St. Bridget of Ireland Parish in Liberty.

Rev. Martin Rodriguez, returning from graduate studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, appointed associate pastor of St. Monica Parish in Indianapolis.

Rev. Paul M. Shikany, pastor of St. Matthew the Apostle Parish in Indianapolis, chaplain coordinator of Bishop Chatard High School in Indianapolis, including enlisting help of other North Deanery clergy to assist, and part-time vice vicar judicial, Metropolitan Tribunal, appointed pastor of St. Christopher Parish in Indianapolis and continuing as part-time vice vicar judicial, Metropolitan Tribunal.

Rev. J. Nicholas Dant, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Bernadette parishes in Indianapolis and archdiocesan judge, Metropolitan Tribunal, appointed pastor of St. Matthew the Apostle Parish in Indianapolis and continuing as archdiocesan judge, Metropolitan Tribunal.

Rev. John Kamwendo, associate pastor of St. Pius X Parish in Indianapolis, appointed chaplain coordinator of Bishop Chatard High School in Indianapolis, including enlisting help of other North Deanery clergy to assist, and continuing as associate pastor of St. Pius X Parish.

Rev. Noah J. Casey, rector of SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis, spiritual director for the archdiocesan Deacon Formation Program, and chaplain coordinator of Father Thomas Scecina Memorial High School in Indianapolis, including enlisting the help of the other East Deanery clergy to assist, appointed pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Bernadette parishes in Indianapolis, and continuing as spiritual director for the archdiocesan Deacon Formation Program and chaplain coordinator of Father Thomas Scecina Memorial High School, including enlisting the help of the other East Deanery clergy to assist.

Rev. Patrick J. Beidelman, executive director for the Secretariat for Spiritual Life and Worship, appointed pastor-rector of SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis, and continuing as executive director for the secretariat for Spiritual Life and Worship.

Rev. Darvin E. Winters, Jr., pastor of St. Paul the Apostle in Greencastle, Catholic chaplain at DePauw University in Greencastle, the Putnamville Correctional Facility, and the Indiana Air National Guard, granted permission to serve as full-time Catholic chaplain in the U.S. Air Force.

Rev. John J. Hollowell, pastor of Annunciation Parish in Brazil and sacramental minister at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Terre Haute, appointed pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Greencastle, Catholic chaplain at DePauw University in Greencastle and the Putnamville Correctional Facility, while continuing as pastor of Annunciation Parish in Brazil.

Rev. Michael C. Fritsch, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Clinton and St. Joseph Parish in Rockville, appointed pastor of Mary, Queen of Peace Parish in Danville.

Rev. Varghese Maliakkal, a priest of the Archdiocese of Imphal, India, and administrator of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Indianapolis, appointed administrator of Sacred Heart Parish in Clinton, St. Joseph Parish in Rockville, and Catholic chaplain at the Federal Correctional Institute in Terre Haute.

Rev. Michael Hoyt, associate pastor of St. Malachy Parish in Brownsburg, appointed administrator of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Indianapolis.

Rev. Thomas Merrill, O.F.M. Conventual, a member of the Province of Our Lady of Consolation at Mount St. Francis, Indiana, appointed pastor of St. Mary Parish in New Albany.

Rev. Henry F. Tully, administrator of St. Mary Parish in New Albany, appointed pastor of St. Michael Parish in Charlestown and St. Francis Xavier Parish in Henryville.

Rev. Steven Schaftlein, pastor of St. Michael Parish in Charlestown and St. Francis Xavier Parish in Henryville, appointed pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Franklin and Holy Trinity Parish in Edinburgh.

Rev. Joseph B. Moriarty, vice-rector of Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary in Indianapolis and associate director of spiritual formation at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in St. Meinrad, appointed to weekend sacramental assistance at Holy Trinity Parish in Edinburgh and continuing as vice-rector of Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary and associate director of spiritual formation at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.

Rev. John Beitans, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Franklin and Holy Trinity Parish in Edinburgh, to residence at Good Shepherd rectory in Indianapolis and providing sacramental assistance at Good Shepherd Parish.

Rev. William M. Williams, pastor of Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish in Beech Grove, appointed pastor of Good Shepherd Parish in Indianapolis and continuing as pastor of Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish.

Rev. Kenneth E. Taylor, pastor of Church of the Holy Angels Parish in Indianapolis, appointed pastor of St. Rita Parish in Indianapolis and continuing as pastor of Church of the Holy Angels Parish.

Rev. Eusebius C. Mbidoaka, a priest of the Diocese of Orlu, Nigeria, and administrator of St. Rita Parish in Indianapolis, completing seven years of ministry in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and remaining in residence at Saint Rita rectory until Aug. 31, 2014.

Rev. Christopher Wadelton, administrator of St. Philip Neri and Church of the Holy Cross parishes in Indianapolis, appointed pastor of St. Philip Neri and Church of the Holy Cross parishes.

Reverend William G. Marks, pastor of St. Simon the Apostle Parish in Indianapolis, reappointed to a second six-year term.

Rev. Jeremy Gries, pastor of St. Mary (Immaculate Conception) Parish in Rushville and dean of the Connersville Deanery, appointed priest moderator of St. Anne Parish in New Castle and St. Rose of Lima Parish in Knightstown and continuing as pastor of St. Mary (Immaculate Conception) Parish in Rushville and dean of the Connersville Deanery.

Rev. Robert Robeson, rector of Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary in Indianapolis and sacramental assistance at St. Anthony and Holy Trinity parishes in Indianapolis, continuing as rector of Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary and assisting with sacramental ministry at Marian University in Indianapolis.
 

Permanent deacons

Deacon David Henn, Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish and Kindred Hospital Indianapolis South, both in Greenwood, assigned to serve at St. Jude Parish in Indianapolis and the archdiocesan Office of Worship to provide assistance with episcopal liturgies.
 

Effective July 31, 2014

Deacon Robert Decker, parish life coordinator at St. Peter Parish in Franklin County, retiring as parish life coordinator and assigned to All Saints Parish in Dearborn County with ministry of charity to the homebound and ill.
 

(These appointments are from the office of the Most Rev. Joseph W. Tobin, C.Ss.R., Archbishop of Indianapolis.)

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