Official appointments - 2019

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 2019.


Published August 16, 2019

Effective Immediately

Rev. Juan José Valdes, administrator of St. Anthony Parish in Indianapolis, incardinated into the Archdiocese of Indianapolis from the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, Mexico, and appointed pastor of St. Anthony Parish.

Very Rev. Joseph M. Feltz, V.F., pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in New Albany and Dean of the New Albany Deanery, reappointed Dean of the New Albany Deanery for a one-year term while remaining pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish.


Published August 2, 2019

(Note: The term “parochial vicar” refers to the office in the past that has been known as “associate pastor.”)
 

Effective Immediately

Rev. Anthony P. Hollowell, administrator of St. Paul Parish in Tell City and St. Mark Parish in Perry County, appointed to a three-year term as Dean of the Tell City Deanery while continuing as administrator of St. Paul Parish and St. Mark Parish.

Rev. Guy Roberts, pastor of St. Joan of Arc Parish in Indianapolis and Dean of the Indianapolis North Deanery, appointed to an additional three-year term of Dean while remaining pastor of St. Joan of Arc Parish.

Rev. Patrick Hyde, O.P., parochial vicar at St. Paul Catholic Center in Bloomington, appointed parish administrator of St. Paul Catholic Center.

Rev. Dennis Woerter, O.P., Oak Park, Ill., to parochial vicar at St. Paul Catholic Center in
Bloomington.

Rev. Reginald Wolford, O.P., Columbia, Mo., to parochial vicar at St. Paul Catholic Center in Bloomington.
 

Effective August 1, 2019

Rev. Francis Joseph Kalapurackal, administrator of St. Thomas More Parish in Mooresville and St. Ann Parish in Indianapolis, incardinated into the Archdiocese of Indianapolis from the Archdiocese of Imphal, India, and appointed pastor of St. Thomas More Parish in Mooresville and St. Ann Parish in Indianapolis.

Rev. Dennis Schafer, O.F.M., parochial vicar of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish
in Indianapolis and St. Patrick Parish in Indianapolis, appointed pastor of
St. Patrick Parish in Indianapolis.
 

Effective August 15, 2019

Rev. Ducanh Pham, O.F.M., St. Louis Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart, to pastor of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Indianapolis.


Published July 5, 2019

Effective August 7, 2019

Mary Clare Schaffner appointed to a three-year term as parish life coordinator of St. Agnes Parish in Nashville.

Very Rev. Daniel J. Staublin, VF, appointed priest moderator of St. Agnes Parish in Nashville while continuing his assignments as pastor of St. Ambrose Parish in Seymour and Dean of the Seymour Deanery.


Published May 31, 2019

Effective July 3, 2019

Pastors Retiring

Rev. Stephen J. Banet, St. Jude Parish, Indianapolis.

Rev. Clement T. Davis, St. Bartholomew Parish, Columbus, and remaining as senior associate pastor and offering sacramental assistance, Holy Trinity Parish, Edinburgh.

Rev. H. Michael Hilderbrand, St. Mary-of-the-Knobs Parish, Floyd County.

Rev. Msgr. Mark A. Svarczkopf, Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, Greenwood.

Rev. George Joseph Nangachiveettil, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Fortville.

From Administrator to Pastor

Rev. James M. Brockmeier, St. Mary (Immaculate Conception) Parish, Rushville.

Rev. Douglas A. Hunter, St. Roch Parish, Indianapolis, and chaplain coordinator for Roncalli High School, also in Indianapolis.

Pastor or Administrator New Appointments

Rev. Stephen D. Donahue, from pastor of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Aurora, to pastor of St. Michael Parish, Cannelton and St. Pius V Parish, Troy.

Rev. Dennis M. Duvelius, from pastor of St. Paul Parish, Tell City and St. Mark Parish, Perry County, to pastor of St. John the Apostle Parish, Bloomington and St. Jude the Apostle Parish, Spencer.

Rev. Todd M. Goodson, from pastor of St. Monica Parish, Indianapolis, to pastor of Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, Greenwood.

Very Rev. Sengole Thomas Gnanaraj, VF, administrator of St. Michael Parish, Cannelton, and St. Pius V Parish, Troy, and Dean of the Tell City Deanery, to administrator of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Richmond.

Rev. Robert J. Hankee, from pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Corydon, to pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Fortville.

Rev. Robert T. Hausladen, from pastor of St. Joseph and St. Ann parishes, both in Indianapolis, to pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Indianapolis, and St. Susanna Parish, Plainfield.

Rev. Francis Joseph Kalapurackal, administrator of St. Thomas More Parish, Mooresville, to administrator of St. Thomas More Parish, Mooresville, and St. Ann Parish, Indianapolis.

Rev. Daniel J. Mahan, from pastor of St. John the Apostle Parish, Bloomington, and St. Jude the Apostle Parish, Spencer, to pastor of St. Barnabas Parish, Indianapolis.

Rev. Douglas W. Marcotte, from pastor of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Augustine parishes, both in Jeffersonville, to pastor of St. Simon the Apostle Parish, Indianapolis.

Rev. William G. Marks, from pastor of St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, Indianapolis, to pastor of St. Mary-of-the-Knobs Parish, Floyd County.

Rev. Peter A. Marshall, from director of spiritual formation, Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, St. Meinrad, to pastor, St. Jude Parish, Indianapolis, and director of continuing education for priests.

Rev. John P. McCaslin, from pastor of St. Simon the Apostle Parish, Indianapolis, to pastor, St. Monica Parish, Indianapolis.

Rev. Benjamin D. Syberg, pastor of St. Lawrence Parish, Lawrenceburg, to pastor of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Aurora, and continuing as pastor, St. Lawrence Parish, Lawrenceburg.

Rev. Christopher Wadelton, from pastor of St. Philip Neri Parish, Indianapolis, to pastor, St. Bartholomew Parish, Columbus, and sacramental minister, Holy Trinity Parish, Edinburgh.

New Administrators

Rev. Jeffrey L. Dufresne, from associate pastor of St. Monica Parish, Indianapolis, and chaplain coordinator, Cardinal Ritter Junior/Senior High School, also in Indianapolis, to administrator, St. Philip Neri Parish, Indianapolis.

Rev. Anthony P. Hollowell, from associate pastor of Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, Greenwood, to administrator, St. Paul Parish, Tell City, and St. Mark Parish, Perry County.

Rev. G. Kyle Rodden, from associate pastor of St. Bartholomew Parish, Columbus, and sacramental ministry at Holy Trinity Parish, Edinburgh, to administrator of
St. Joseph Parish, Corydon.

Rev. Matthew H. Tucci, from associate pastor of St. Barnabas Parish and Catholic chaplain, University of Indianapolis, both in Indianapolis, to administrator of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Augustine parishes, Jeffersonville.

Rev. Timothy M. Wyciskalla, from completing a licentiate in canon law in Rome to administrator, St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, Indianapolis, and part‑time Metropolitan Tribunal Defender of the Bond.

Associate Pastors

Rev. Timothy DeCrane, being ordained to the priesthood on June 1, 2019, to associate pastor, St. Monica Parish, Indianapolis, and chaplain coordinator, Cardinal Ritter Junior/Senior High School, also in Indianapolis.

Rev. Vincent Gillmore, being ordained to the priesthood on June 1, 2019, to associate pastor, Our Lady of the Greenwood Parish, Greenwood.

Rev. Santhosh Yohannan, associate pastor of St. Simon the Apostle Parish, Indianapolis, to associate pastor, St. Louis Parish, Batesville, and sacramental ministry, St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Milan.

Other Assignments

Rev. Stanley L. Pondo, JCD, pastor of St. Louis Parish, Batesville, to continuing as pastor of St. Louis Parish, Batesville, and sacramental minister, St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Milan.

Rev. Msgr. Anthony L. Volz, from pastor of St. Barnabas Parish, Indianapolis, to staff member of Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary, Indianapolis.

Rev. Wilfred E. Day, administrator of St. John the Baptist Parish, Starlight appointed to an additional one-year term.

Rev. Thomas E. Clegg, pastor of St. John Paul II Parish, Sellersburg, appointed to a second six-year term.

Rev. William L. Ehalt, pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Decatur County, appointed to a second six-year term.

Rev. C. Ryan McCarthy, pastor of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish, Indianapolis, appointed to a second six-year term.

Very Rev. Michael E. O’Mara, VF, pastor of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, Indianapolis, appointed to a second six‑year term and continuing as Dean of the West Deanery.

Sister Gail Trippett, C.S.J., from temporary parish life coordinator,
Holy Angels and St. Rita parishes, both in Indianapolis, to a three-year term as parish life coordinator.

Very Rev. Joseph Moriarty, rector of Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary, Indianapolis, to providing sacramental minister for Holy Angels and St. Rita parishes, both in Indianapolis, and continuing as rector of Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary.

Rev. Andrew W. Syberg, formation staff, Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary, Indianapolis, to sacramental minister for Holy Angels and St. Rita parishes, both in Indianapolis, and coordinating the assistance of other priests on staff at Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary when needed.


Published April 5, 2019

Effective immediately

Reverend Msgr. William F. Stumpf, Ph.D., vicar general and moderator of the curia for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, appointed administrator pro tem of St. Susanna Parish in Plainfield while remaining vicar general and moderator of the curia.


Published March 29, 2019

Effective immediately

Very Rev. Dustin M. Boehm, V.F., pastor of St. Gabriel Parish in Connersville and St. Bridget of Ireland Parish in Liberty, and dean of the Connersville Deanery, appointed administrator pro tem of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Richmond while remaining pastor of St. Gabriel Parish, St. Bridget of Ireland Parish, and dean of the Connersville Deanery.


Published February 1, 2019

Effective Immediately

Rev. Joseph M. Feltz, pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in New Albany, appointed dean of the New Albany Deanery while remaining pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish.


Published January 18, 2019

Effective January 9, 2019

Sister Gail Trippett, C.S.J., pastoral associate at Holy Angels Parish, appointed parish life coordinator pro tem of Holy Angels and St. Rita parishes, both in Indianapolis.

Very Rev. Patrick J. Beidelman, rector of SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis and executive director of the archdiocesan Secretariat for Worship and Evangelization, appointed priest moderator pro tem of Holy Angels and St. Rita parishes, both in Indianapolis, while continuing as rector of SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral and executive director of the archdiocesan Secretariat for Worship and Evangelization.

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