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2017 clergy assignments begin July 1

PASTOR APPOINTMENTS FOR SIX-YEAR TERM

Father David Belt, pastor of St. Patrick Parish and president of Archbishop Bergan Catholic Schools, both in Fremont, to St. Stephen the Martyr Parish in Omaha.

Father Mark Beran, associate pastor of St. Augustine Parish in Winnebago, St. Cornelius Parish in Homer, St. Joseph Parish in Walthill and Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Macy, to pastor of the same, continuing as director of St. Augustine Indian Mission in Winnebago and spiritual director of the Rural Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) program.

Father Gregory Carl, administrator of St. Leonard Parish in Madison, to pastor of the same, with additional Sunday collaboration with the Spanish-speaking community in Sacred Heart Parish in Norfolk.

Father David Fulton, pastor of St. Michael Parish in South Sioux City, to St. Michael Parish in Central City and St. Peter Parish in Fullerton, and administrator of St. Peter Parish in Clarks.

Father Michael Grewe, pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Gretna, to St. Cecilia Cathedral Parish in Omaha, continuing as vicar general.

Father Michael Gutgsell, pastor of St. Cecilia Cathedral Parish in Omaha, to St. Joseph Parish in Springfield, continuing as defender of the bond of the Metropolitan Tribunal.

Father Matthew Gutowski, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Springfield, to St. Patrick Parish in Gretna.

Father Jeremy Hans, associate pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Omaha, to St. Ludger Parish in Creighton and St. Ignatius Parish in Brunswick.

Father Patrick Mac Tran, CMC, to Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Omaha.

Father Walter Nolte, pastor of St. Bernard Parish in Omaha, to St. Patrick Parish and president of Archbishop Bergan Catholic Schools, both in Fremont.

Father John Norman, associate pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn, to St. Peter de Alcántara Parish in Ewing, St. John the Baptist Parish in Deloit Township, and St. Theresa of Avila Parish in Clearwater, effective Aug. 1.

Father S. Anthony Weidner, associate pastor of Assumption-Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Omaha, to St. Michael Parish in South Sioux City and associate pastor for the Spanish-speaking community at Sacred Heart Parish in Emerson.

Father Daniel Wittrock, pastor of St. Augustine Parish in Winnebago, St. Cornelius Parish in Homer, St. Joseph Parish in Walthill and Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Macy, and associate director of St. Augustine Indian Mission in Winnebago, to St. Bernard Parish in Omaha.

 

ASSOCIATE PASTORS

Father Mark Bridgman, associate pastor of St. Pius X Parish in Omaha, to associate pastor of St. Augustine Parish in Winnebago, St. Cornelius Parish in Homer, St. Joseph Parish in Walthill and Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Macy.

Father Gerald Chi Igboanusi, chaplain at Roncalli Catholic High School in Omaha, with residence at Holy Name Parish rectory in Omaha, to associate pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn, effective Sept. 1, continuing as a chaplain in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Father Michael Keating, associate pastor of St. Bonaventure Parish in Columbus, to associate pastor of St. Michael Parish in South Sioux City.

Father Matthew Niggemeyer, associate pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Norfolk, to chaplain at Roncalli Catholic High School in Omaha, and associate pastor (part-time) of Holy Name Parish in Omaha, with residence at the parish, effective Aug. 1.

Father Nicholas Mishek, newly ordained, to St. Robert Bellarmine Parish in Omaha.

Father Scott Schilmoeller, newly ordained, to Sacred Heart Parish in Norfolk.

 

SPECIAL

Father Emmanuel Anani of the Diocese of Aneho, Togo, to studies at Creighton University and residence at St. Pius X Parish rectory in Omaha, effective upon arrival.

Father Matthew Capadano, chaplain and teacher at Scotus Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School, with pastoral duties at St. Isidore Parish, and residence at St. Bonaventure Parish Rectory, all in Columbus, to modified Sunday duties, split between St. Isidore and St. Bonaventure parishes, with continuing duties at Scotus Central Catholic.

Father Jeffrey Lorig, pastor of St. Ludger Parish in Creighton and St. Ignatius Parish in Brunswick, to director of Pastoral Services, Archdiocese of Omaha, with residence at St. Cecilia Cathedral rectory in Omaha.

Father Joseph Taphorn, pastor and director of the St. John Paul II Newman Center in Omaha, and judge of the Metropolitan Tribunal, concludes his service as moderator of the curia.

 

RETIREMENTS

Father Valentine Peter, associate pastor, Immaculate Conception Parish (Dowd Chapel), Boys Town, effective May 1.

Father James Kramper, pastor of St. Peter de Alcántara Parish in Ewing, St. John the Baptist Parish in Deloit Township and St. Theresa of Avila Parish in Clearwater, effective Aug. 1.

Msgr. Nelson Newman, pastor of St. Michael Parish in Central City.

Father James Tiegs, pastor of St. Stephen the Martyr Parish in Omaha.

Father Richard Whiteing, pastor of St. Peter Parish in Fullerton and St. Peter Parish in Clarks.

 

DEACONS (newly-ordained)

Deacon Frederick Abboud to St. Gerald Parish, Ralston.

Deacon Donald Blackbird Jr. to St. Joseph Parish, Walthill.

Deacon Timothy Bloomingdale to St. Wenceslaus Parish, Omaha.

Deacon Kenneth Broz to St. Patrick Parish, Gretna.

Deacon Mark Capoun to St. Wenceslaus Parish, Omaha.

Deacon Paul Doerneman to Divine Mercy Parish, Schuyler.

Deacon Roger Filips to Holy Trinity Parish, Hartington.

Deacon Leon Gentrup to Sacred Heart Parish, Norfolk.

Deacon Omar Gutiérrez to St. Peter Parish, Omaha.

Deacon Daniel Keller to St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Gretna.

Deacon Maurice Kersenbrock to St. Patrick Parish, O’Neill.

Deacon Douglas A. Lenz to St. Frances Cabrini Parish, Omaha.

Deacon David Medeiros Jr. to Mary Our Queen Parish, Oma-ha.

Deacon Ted Menzel to St. Mary Parish, Bellevue.

Deacon James Naughtin to St. Bonaventure Parish, Columbus.

Deacon Loren Park to Christ the King Parish, Omaha.

Deacon Wayne Reed to St. Gerald Parish, Ralston.

Deacon Bradford Schaefer to St. Wenceslaus Parish, Omaha.

Deacon John True to St. Gerald Parish, Ralston.

Deacon Mark White to St. Matthew Parish, Bellevue.

Deacon Jeffrey Zurek to St. Francis Borgia Parish, Blair.

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