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The Most Reverend Martin D. Holley, D.D. announces transfers, appointments, and retirements effective July 1, 2018

Parochial Administrators:

L-R: Reverend Patrick Hirtz, Reverend Anthony Onyekwe, Reverend Benjamin Bradshaw

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L-R: Reverend Patrick Hirtz, Reverend Anthony Onyekwe, Reverend Benjamin Bradshaw

  • Reverend Patrick Hirtz, currently Pastor of St. Andrew the Apostle Parish Lexington, and St. Regina Mission, Parsons, is appointed Parochial Administrator of Holy Angels Parish, Dyersburg.
  • Reverend Anthony Onyekwe, currently Parochial Administrator of St. Michael Parish, is appointed Parochial Administrator of St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, Lexington, and St. Regina Mission, Parsons.
  • Reverend Benjamin Bradshaw is appointed Parochial Administrator, St. Michael Parish, while remaining Director of Evangelization in the Diocese of Memphis.
  • L-R: Reverend Martin Orjianioke, Reverend Robert Ballman

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    L-R: Reverend Martin Orjianioke, Reverend Robert Ballman

  • Reverend Martin Orjianioke, currently Pastor of St. Alphonsus Parish, Covington, and Ave Maria Mission, Ripley, is appointed Parochial Administrator of Holy Cross Parish, Paris.
  • Reverend Robert Ballman, currently Parochial Vicar of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, is appointed Parochial Administrator of St. Alphonsus Parish, Covington, and Ave Maria Mission, Ripley.
  • L-R: Reverend Damian Krakowski, Reverend David Orsak

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    L-R: Reverend Damian Krakowski, Reverend David Orsak

  • Reverend Damian Krakowski, currently Pastor of St. Jude the Apostle Parish, Martin, is appointed Parochial Administrator, St. John Parish, Memphis. In addition, Reverend Damian Krakowski is appointed Assistant Director of Seminarians.
  • Reverend David Orsak, currently Parochial Vicar of St. Ann Parish, Bartlett, is appointed Parochial Administrator of St. Jude the Apostle Parish, Martin.
 

Parochial Vicars:

L-R: Reverend William Parham, Reverend James Clark, Reverend Carlos Donato

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L-R: Reverend William Parham, Reverend James Clark, Reverend Carlos Donato

  • Reverend William Parham, currently Chaplain at Christian Brothers University, is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Ann Parish, Bartlett.
  • Reverend James Clark, currently completing studies for a Licentiate in Canon Law, is appointed Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Germantown, effective July 21, 2018. In addition, Reverend James Clark is appointed Director of Seminarians.
  • Reverend Carlos Donato, currently Parochial Vicar of Church of the Holy Spirit Parish, is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Louis Parish.
 
L-R: Reverend Robert Stellini, Reverend Kazimierz Abrahamczyk

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L-R: Reverend Robert Stellini, Reverend Kazimierz Abrahamczyk

Retired:

  • Reverend Robert Stellini, currently Pastor of Holy Angels Parish, Dyersburg, is granted retirement with residence at Villa Vianney.

Other Assignments:

  • Reverend Kazimierz Abrahamczyk, SVD, currently Pastor of St. John Parish, Memphis, has been transferred by his Provincial superior to an assignment in another diocese.
 

Additional appointments:

L-R: Reverend Christopher Rusin, Reverend Patrick Gallagher, Reverend Yoelvis Gonzalez

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L-R: Reverend Christopher Rusin, Reverend Patrick Gallagher, Reverend Yoelvis Gonzalez

  • Reverend Christopher Rusin, currently Pastor of Holy Cross Parish, Paris, is released for service to the United States Air Force as a Chaplain.
  • Reverend Patrick Gallagher is appointed Chaplain for Campus Ministry at the University of Memphis and Rhodes College, effective July 1, 2018, while remaining Pastor of St. Therese the Little Flower Parish.
  • Reverend Yoelvis Gonzalez is appointed Director of Vocations.
  • L-R: Reverend Dexter Noblefranca, Deacon Ernest Albonetti, Reverend Cosmas Mabu

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    L-R: Reverend Dexter Noblefranca, Deacon Ernest Albonetti, Reverend Cosmas Mabu

  • Reverend Dexter Noblefranca is appointed Assistant Director of Vocations.
  • Deacon Ernest Albonetti is appointed Director Pro-tempore of Our Lady Queen of Peace Retreat Center.
  • Reverend Cosmas Mabu, currently Parochial Vicar of Church of the Nativity Parish, Bartlett, is appointed Spiritual Director Pro-tempore of Our Lady Queen of Peace Retreat Center, effective July 1, 2018 until January 4, 2019.
Jun 22, 2018

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