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Archdiocese announces new priest assignments

Two priests of the archdiocese retire this year as two more are ordained and begin their parish service; 17 more take on new or expanded assignments, while one priest from Tanzania returns to his homeland and another begins service in the Omaha archdiocese. Also, a new vocations director is named.

These are some of the changes taking place this year as the archdiocese announces the new priest assignments, which become effective July 1 unless noted otherwise. They are listed below.


RETIREMENTS

Father Lloyd Gnirk, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Valley. (Ordained 1978.)

 

 

 

 

Father Paul Ortmeier, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Lyons and Holy Cross Parish in Bancroft. (Ordained 1972.)

 

PASTORS & ADMINISTRATORS

Father Matthew Capadano, from associate pastor of St. Mary Parish in Wayne, St. Mary Parish in Laurel and St. Anne Mission in Dixon, with chaplain duties at the Wayne State Newman Center, to pastor of St. Mary Parish in Wayne, and administrator of St. Mary Parish in Laurel and St. Anne Parish in Dixon, with continued chaplaincy duties.

 

 

Father Gerald Connealy, from pastor of St. Mary Parish in Laurel, St. Anne Parish in Dixon and St. Mary Parish in Wayne, to servant minister and senior associate pastor of St. Mary Parish in Laurel, St. Anne Parish in Dixon and St. Mary Parish in Wayne.

 

 

 

Father Michael Eckley, from temporary administrator of St. Wenceslaus Parish in Omaha, to pastor of the same, effective May 1.

 

 

 

Father Timothy Forgét, from pastor of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish in Randolph, St. Mary of the Seven Dolors Parish in Osmond and St. Joseph Parish in Pierce, to pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Valley.

 

 

 

 

Father Jeremy Hans, pastor of St. Ludger Parish in Creighton, St. Ignatius Mission in Brunswick and St. Paul Parish in Plainview, takes on additional duties as administrator of St. Wenceslaus Parish in Verdigre, St. William Mission in Niobrara, and St. Andrew Parish in Bloomfield.

 

 

Father Frank Jindra, from senior associate pastor of Assumption-Guadalupe Parish, Ss. Peter and Paul Parish and St. Mary Parish, all in Omaha, to pastor of St. Joan of Arc Parish and St. Thomas More Parish, both in Omaha.

 

 

 

Father Kevin Joyce, pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Tekamah and Holy Family Parish in Decatur, takes on additional duties as administrator of St. Joseph Parish in Lyons and Holy Cross Parish in Bancroft.

 

 

 

Father Kevin Vogel, from associate pastor of St. Boniface Parish in Elgin, St. Bonaventure Parish in Raeville, St. John the Baptist Parish in Petersburg, St. Peter de Alcántara Parish in Ewing, St. Theresa Parish in Clearwater and St. John the Baptist Parish in Deloit Township, to administrator of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish in Randolph, St. Mary of the Seven Dolors Parish in Osmond and St. Joseph Parish in Pierce.

 

Father Matthew Walsh, SJ, from associate pastor of St. John Parish in Omaha, to pastor of the same.

ASSOCIATE PASTORS

Father John Andrews, from chaplain at Franciscan Healthcare in West Point, to senior associate pastor of St. Mary Magdalene Parish, with additional duties at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, both in Omaha. 

 

 

 

Father Benjamin Boyd, from associate pastor of St. Stephen the Martyr Parish, to associate pastor of St. James Parish, both in Omaha.

 

 

 

 

Father James Buckley, from senior associate pastor of St. Cecilia Parish, to senior associate pastor of Christ the King Parish, both in Omaha, effective Aug. 1.

 

 

 

 

Father James de Anda, from resident at St. Bernard Parish in Omaha and judge of the Metropolitan Tribunal, to residence and additional duties as associate pastor of St. Mary Parish in Bellevue, effective Aug. 1.

 

 

 

Father Brett Jamrog, newly ordained, to associate pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Norfolk, St. Peter Parish in Stanton, St. Leonard of Port Maurice Parish in Madison and St. Patrick Parish in Battle Creek.

 

 

 

Father David Mhagama, Archdiocese of Songea, Tanzania, begins service in the archdiocese as associate pastor of St. Ludger Parish in Creighton, St. Ignatius Mission in Brunswick, St. Paul Parish in Plainview, St. Wenceslaus Parish in Verdigre, St. William Mission in Niobrara and St. Andrew Parish in Bloomfield. This assignment will be effective upon his arrival in the Archdiocese of Omaha.

 

 

Father Nicholas Mishek, from associate pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Fremont, St. Rose of Lima Parish in Hooper and St. Lawrence Mission in Scribner, to associate pastor of Assumption-Guadalupe Parish, Ss. Peter and Paul Parish and St. Mary Parish, all in Omaha.

 

 

 

Father Andrew Roza, from director of vocations and associate pastor of St. John Paul II Parish (Newman Center), to associate pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, both in Omaha.

 

 

 


Father Joseph Sund, from associate pastor of St. Patrick Parish in O’Neill, St. Joseph Parish in Amelia, Sacred Heart Parish in Boyd County, St. Boniface Parish in Stuart and St. Joseph Parish in Atkinson, to associate pastor, St. Boniface Parish in Elgin, St. Bonaventure Parish in Raeville, St. John the Baptist Parish in Petersburg, St. Peter de Alcántara Parish in Ewing, St. Theresa Parish in Clearwater and St. John the Baptist in Deloit Township.

 


Father Minh Tran, newly ordained, to associate pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Fremont, St. Rose of Lima Parish in Hooper and St. Lawrence Mission in Scribner.

 

 

 


Father Zachary Tucker, from associate pastor of St. James Parish, to associate pastor of St. Stephen the Martyr Parish, both in Omaha.

 

 

 

 

LEAVING SERVICE IN THE ARCHDIOCESE

Father Burnell Bisbee, SJ, concludes his service in the Archdiocese of Omaha as resident at St. Mary Parish in Omaha.

 

 

 


Father Augustine Gama, Archdiocese of Songea, Tanzania, concludes his service in the Archdiocese of Omaha as associate pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Omaha.

 

 

 

 

Father Kizito Okhuoya, Diocese of Minna, Nigeria, concludes his service in the Archdiocese of Omaha as pastor of St. Wenceslaus Parish in Verdigre, St. William Mission in Niobrara and St. Andrew Parish in Bloomfield. He begins service in the Archdiocese for the Military Services and the United States Air Force.

 

 

 

Father Lorn Snow, SJ, concludes his service in the Archdiocese of Omaha as pastor of St. John Parish in Omaha.

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENT

Father Scott Schilmoeller, from associate pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Norfolk, St. Peter Parish in Stanton, St. Leonard of Port Maurice Parish in Madison and St. Patrick Parish in Battle Creek, to Director of Vocations and resident at St. John Paul II Parish (Newman Center) in Omaha.

 

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Father Jeffrey Lorig, from pastor of St. Joan of Arc Parish and St. Thomas More Parish, both in Omaha, to voluntary medical leave of absence.