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Priests assigned to parishes, other ministries

PASTOR APPOINTMENTS FOR SIX-YEAR TERM

Father Rodney Adams, associate pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn, to St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Omaha.

Father Ross Burkhalter, St. Boniface Parish in Elgin and St. Bonaventure Parish in Raeville, and president of Pope John XXIII Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School in Elgin, to St. Anthony Parish in Columbus.

Father Thomas Fangman, Sacred Heart Parish in Omaha and CEO of Christian Urban Education Service (CUES), to St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn.

Father Norman Hunke, St. Charles Borromeo Parish near Gretna, to St. Thomas More Parish in Omaha, effective Aug. 1.

Father Frank Jindra, Ss. Peter and Paul Parish in Omaha, to additional duties as pastor of St. Mary Parish in Omaha, with residence there.

Father Walter Jong-a-Kiem, associate pastor of Mary Our Queen Parish in Omaha, to St. Joseph Parish in Platte Center, St. Michael Parish in Tarnov and St. Stanislaus Parish in Duncan.

Father Kevin Joyce, associate pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Omaha, to Holy Family Parish in Decatur and St. Patrick Parish in Tekamah.

Father Owen Korte, St. Gerald Parish in Ralston, to Holy Trinity Parish in Hartington and president of Cedar Catholic Junior/Senior High School in Hartington.

Father David Korth, director of the St. Augustine Indian Mission in Winnebago and 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 Sacred Heart Parish in Omaha and CEO of Christian Urban Education Service (CUES), effective Aug. 1.

Father Lydell Lape, St. Anthony Parish in Columbus, to St. Mary Parish in Bellevue.

Father Jeffery Loseke, Holy Trinity Parish in Hartington and president of Cedar Catholic Junior/Senior High School in Hartington, leaving June 30, to St. Charles Borromeo Parish near Gretna, effective Aug. 1.

Father Jeffrey Mollner, chaplain of V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha and in residence at St. Patrick Parish in Gretna, to St. Mary Parish in Wayne and campus ministry at Wayne State College in Wayne.

Father Mark Nolte, from leave to Diocese of Nashville, to St. Gerald Parish in Ralston.

Father Timothy Podraza, St. Joseph Parish in Platte Center, St. Michael Parish in Tarnov and St. Stanislaus Parish in Duncan, to St. Andrew Parish in Bloomfield and St. Rose of Lima Parish in Crofton.

Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter Father John Rickert, to pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Omaha, effective July 15.

Father Leo Rigatuso, St. John Nepomucene Parish and Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, both in Howells, and Holy Trinity Parish in Heun, to St. Matthew the Evangelist Parish in Bellevue.

Father William Sanderson, St. Mary Parish, to St. Stanislaus Parish, both in Omaha – remains pastor of Holy Ghost Parish in Omaha.

Father Stanley Schmit, St. Michael Parish in Albion and St. John the Baptist Parish in Petersburg, to St. John Nepomucene Parish and Ss. Peter and Paul Parish, both in Howells, and Holy Trinity Parish in Heun.

Father Joseph Taphorn, moderator of the curia, vicar for clergy, director of the St. John Paul II Newman Center in Omaha and chaplain of campus ministry for the University of Nebraska Omaha, with residence at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Omaha, to director/pastor of the St. John Paul II Newman Center in Omaha, with residence there, effective Aug. 1. He remains moderator of the curia and will serve an additional three-year term as a judge of the metropolitan tribunal.

Father Mark Tomasiewicz, St. Patrick Parish in Tekamah and Holy Family Parish in Decatur, to St. Michael Parish in Albion and St. John the Baptist Parish in Petersburg.

Father Kevin Vogel, associate pastor of St. Columbkille Parish in Papillion, to St. Boniface Parish in Elgin, St. Bonaventure Parish in Raeville and president of Pope John XXIII Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School in Elgin.

Father James Weeder, associate pastor of St. Patrick Parish in O’Neill and of St. Joseph Parish in Amelia, to St. Boniface Parish in Stuart and St. Joseph Parish in Atkinson.

 

PASTOR REAPPOINTMENTS FOR SIX-YEAR TERM (Effective June 24)

Father Daniel Andrews, Sacred Heart Parish in Norfolk.

Father David Belt, St. Patrick Parish in Fremont.

Father Matthew Gutowksi, St. Joseph Parish in Springfield.

Father Gerald Leise, Sacred Heart Parish in Emerson and St. John the Baptist Parish in Pender.

Father Michael Malloy, St. Patrick Parish in Battle Creek and St. Francis de Sales Parish in Schoolcraft.

 

ASSOCIATE PASTORS

Father Ben Boyd, in residence at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Omaha, to Christ the King Parish in Omaha.

Father Jason Catania of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, in residence at Holy Trinity Parish in Hartington, to Christ the King Parish in Omaha (half-time) with residence there.

Father Augustine Gama, resident at St. Philip Neri-Blessed Sacrament Parish, to Mary Our Queen Parish, both in Omaha.

Father Marcus Knecht, to St. Patrick Parish in O’Neill and St. Joseph Parish in Amelia.

Father Tobias Letak, to St. James Parish in Omaha.

Father Rafael Majano, to Assumption-Guadalupe Parish in Omaha.

Father Patrick Nields, to St. Columbkille Parish in Papillion.

Father John Norman, Christ the King Parish in Omaha, to St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn.

Father Andrew Roza, director of vocations and associate chaplain of University of Nebraska Omaha campus ministry with residence at St. Margaret Mary Parish in Omaha, to St. John Paul II Newman Center with residence there, effective Aug. 1, and remains director of vocations.

Father Eliot Schwer, to St. Patrick Parish in Fremont.

Father Joseph Sund, to St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Omaha.

Father Andrew Syring, St. Wenceslaus Parish in Omaha, to St. Mary Parish in West Point, St. Aloysius Parish in Aloys, St. Boniface Parish in Monterey and St. Anthony Parish in St. Charles Township.

Father Michael Voithofer, St. James Parish in Omaha, to St. Gerald Parish in Ralston.

Father Ronald Wasikowski, pastor of St. Matthew the Evangelist Parish in Bellevue, to St. Wenceslaus Parish in Omaha.

SPECIAL

Father Mark Beran, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Wayne, and campus ministry at Wayne State College, to director of the St. Augustine Indian Mission in Winnebago, and 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. He also is appointed spiritual director of the Rural TEC program.

Father James de Anda, from graduate studies in canon law, to defender of the bond of the metropolitan tribunal (half-time) and associate pastor of Holy Name Parish in Omaha (half-time), effective Sept. 1.

Father Patrick Harrison, associate pastor of St. Gerald Parish in Ralston, to chaplain of V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School in Omaha, with residence at St. Patrick Parish in Gretna.

Father Scott Hastings, judicial vicar and resident at Assumption-Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, to additional duties as vicar for clergy, with residence at St. Bernadette Parish in Bellevue, effective Aug. 1.

Father Ryan Lewis, pastor of St. Thomas More Parish in Omaha, to chaplain of Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School in Bellevue, with residence at Holy Ghost Parish in Omaha, effective Aug. 1.

 

RETIREMENTS

Father Michael Fitzpatrick, pastor of St. Stanislaus Parish in Omaha and defender of the bond of the metropolitan tribunal. He remains delegate for retired priests.

Msgr. James Gilg, pastor of St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Omaha – will be in residence at Boys Town in Omaha.

Father Dennis Hanneman, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Bellevue.

Father Frank Lordemann, associate pastor of St. Mary Parish in West Point, St. Aloysius Parish in Aloys, St. Boniface Parish in Monterey, and St. Anthony Parish in St. Charles Township – will be in residence at Boys Town in Omaha.

Father Gary Ostrander, pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn – will remain in residence there.

Father Michael Schmitz, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Crofton and St. Andrew Parish in Bloomfield.

Father Luke Steffes, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Atkinson and St. Boniface Parish in Stuart.

 

RELEASED FROM PARISH PASTORAL DUTIES IN THE ARCHDIOCESE

Jesuit Father Hubert Boschert, completes his service as associate pastor of Christ the King Parish in Omaha. He will reside at the Jesuit community at Creighton University in Omaha.

Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter Father John Brancich, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Omaha, being reassigned outside the archdiocese by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, effective July 15.

Jesuit Father John Montag, associate pastor of Assumption-Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish and St. Joseph Parish, both in Omaha, reassigned outside the archdiocese by the Society of Jesus, effective May 31.

 

DEACONS

Deacon James Keating, St. Margaret Mary Parish, to St. John Paul II Newman Center, both in Omaha, effective Aug. 1.

Deacon Timothy Howard, St. Leonard Parish in Madison, to St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Humphrey.

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