New Priest Assignments Announced – The Leaven Catholic Newspaper

The priests pictured above received new assignments this spring.

Father John A. Riley, Vicar General/Chancellor, announced the following appointments made by Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, effective July 1, unless otherwise noted:

Pastors

Father Gerard Albafrom Parochial Vicar of the Church of the Nativity, Leawood, to Pastor of St. Pius X Parish, Mission, with residence at Queen of the Holy Rosary Parish, Overland Park.

Father Nicholas Ashmorefrom parochial vicar of Good Shepherd Parish, Shawnee, and chaplain of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Overland Park, to pastor of St. Catherine’s Parish, Emporia, and St. Joseph’s Parish, Olpe.

Father Kenneth Clemfrom Parish Vicar of Prince of Peace Parish, Olathe, to Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Ottawa.

Father Daniel Coronadofrom pastor of St. Catherine Parish, Emporia, and St. Joseph Parish, Olpe, to the pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Topeka.

Father Colin Haganey, parochial curate for Curé of Ars Parish, Leawood, to parish priest of St. Francis Xavier Parish, Burlington; St. Patrick’s Parish, Emerald; St. Joseph Parish, Waverly; and St. Teresa Parish, Westphalia.

Father William McEvoy, from priestly sabbatical to pastor of St. Joseph–St. Lawrence Parish, Easton, and Chaplain of Saint Mary’s University, Leavenworth.

Parish administrators

Father Francois Bakyor, of the parish priest of St. Joseph–St. Lawrence Parish, Easton, to the Parish Administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish, Louisburg.

Father Daniel Stoverto the parish administrator of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Burlington, St. Patrick Parish in Emerald, St. Joseph Parish in Waverly and St. Teresa Parish, Westphalia, from May 12 to June 30, and continuing as parish priest of Holy Angels, Garnett, and St. John the Baptist, Greeley.

Parochial vicars

Father Mohan Bathineni, from Parochial Vicar for Church of the Ascension Parish, Overland Park, to Parochial Vicar for Curé of Ars Parish, Leawood. (Note: a parochial vicar will be appointed for the Church of the Ascension in early June.)

Deacon Andrew Gaffneyof completion of seminary training and ordination to the priesthood of Jesus Christ, parochial vicar of Prince of Peace Parish, Olathe, and chaplain of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Overland Park.

Deacon Sudeep Kodigandlafrom the completion of seminary training and ordination to the priesthood of Jesus Christ, to the Parish Vicar of the Church of the Nativity, Leawood.

Father Ray Mayfrom parish administrator of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Topeka, to parochial vicar of Holy Cross Parish, Overland Park, and chaplain of Donnelly College, Kansas City, Kansas.

Father Anthony Mersmanfrom Parish Vicar for Holy Cross Parish, Overland Park, to Parish Vicar for Good Shepherd Parish, Shawnee, and continues as Chaplain of Bishop Miege High School, Roeland Park.

pensions

Father William Fisherfrom the priestly sabbatical to retirement from parish administrative responsibilities, as of May 1.

Father Ken Kellypastor of St. Pius X Parish, Mission, retired from parish administrative responsibilities.

Father Anthony Williamspastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Ottawa, to provide sacramental assistance to the Purest Heart of Mary Parish, Topeka, and to step down from administrative responsibilities of the parish.

Sabbaticals and holidays

Father Bruce Ansemspastor of the parish of the Immaculate Conception, Louisbourg, and assistant judicial vicar, granted a priestly sabbatical leave.

Other

Father Jean Samineni, parish administrator of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Burlington, St. Patrick Parish in Emerald, St. Joseph Parish in Waverly and St. Teresa Parish, Westphalia, upon his return to his home diocese , the Diocese of Cuddapah, India, effective May 12.

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