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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: Msgr. Victor Ciaramitaro, Reverend William Parham, Reverend James Clark

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L-R: Msgr. Victor Ciaramitaro, Reverend William Parham, Reverend James Clark

  • Monsignor Victor Ciaramitaro is appointed Vicar General.
  • Reverend William Parham, currently Chaplain at Christian Brothers University, is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Ann Parish, Bartlett.
  • Reverend James Clark, has completed his studies for Licentiate in Canon Law and is appointed as Chancellor of the Diocese and Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Germantown, effective July 21, 2018. In addition, Reverend James Clark is appointed Director of Seminarians.
  • L-R: Reverend Carlos Donato, Reverend Carl Gregorich, Reverend Christopher Rusin,

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    L-R: Reverend Carlos Donato, Reverend Carl Gregorich, Reverend Christopher Rusin,

  • Reverend Carlos Donato, currently Parochial Vicar of Church of the Holy Spirit Parish, is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Louis Parish.
  • Reverend Carl Gregorich, newly ordained, is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Cordova.
  • Reverend Christopher Rusin, currently Parochial Administrator of Holy Cross Parish, Paris, is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Ann Highland Parish, Memphis, pending assignment as Chaplain to the US Air Force.
 

Retired:

L-R: Monsignor Thomas Kirk, Reverend Charles Bauer, Reverend Robert Stellini

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L-R: Monsignor Thomas Kirk, Reverend Charles Bauer, Reverend Robert Stellini

  • Monsignor Thomas Kirk, currently Chaplain of St. Benedict at Auburndale High School, Cordova is granted retirement with residence at Idlewild Priest Residence.
  • Reverend Charles Bauer, currently Parochial Vicar at St. Michael Church, Memphis is granted retirement with residence at Villa Vianney.
  • Reverend Robert Stellini, currently Pastor of Holy Angels Parish, Dyersburg, is granted retirement with residence at Villa Vianney.
 

L-R: Reverend Yoelvis Gonzalez, Reverend Dexter Noblefranca, Reverend Patrick Gallagher

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L-R: Reverend Yoelvis Gonzalez, Reverend Dexter Noblefranca, Reverend Patrick Gallagher

Vocations:

  • Reverend Yoelvis Gonzalez is appointed Director of Vocations.
  • Reverend Dexter Noblefranca is appointed Assistant Director of Vocations.
 

Campus Ministry:

  • Reverend Patrick Gallagher is appointed Chaplain for Campus Ministry at the University of Memphis and Rhodes College, while remaining Pastor of St. Therese the Little Flower Parish, Memphis.
 

Additional Assignments:

L-R: Reverend Cosmas Mabu, Reverend Kazimierz Abrahamczyk, Reverend Fidelis Armin

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L-R: Reverend Cosmas Mabu, Reverend Kazimierz Abrahamczyk, Reverend Fidelis Armin

  • 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.
  • Reverend Kazimierz Abrahamczyk, SVD, currently Pastor of St. John Parish, Memphis, has been transferred by his Provincial Superior to an assignment in another diocese.
  • Reverend Fidelis Armin, SVD, currently Parochial Vicar of St. John Parish, Memphis, has been transferred by his Provincial Superior to an assignment in another diocese.
  • Reverend Robert Marshall

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    Reverend Robert Marshall

  • Reverend Robert Marshall is appointed Moderator of the Curia.
 

Deacons:

L-R: Deacon Ernest Albonetti, Deacon Bill Davis, Deacon Jeff Drzycimski

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L-R: Deacon Ernest Albonetti, Deacon Bill Davis, Deacon Jeff Drzycimski

  • Deacon Ernest Albonetti is appointed Director Pro-tempore of Our Lady Queen of Peace Retreat Center, Dancyville.
  • Deacon Bill Davis is appointed Director of the Permanent Diaconate of the Diocese.
  • Deacon Jeff Drzycimski is appointed Assistant Director of the Permanent Diaconate of the Diocese.
  • L-R: Deacon Frank Williams, Deacon Joe Kuzio

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    L-R: Deacon Frank Williams, Deacon Joe Kuzio

  • Deacon Frank Williams, currently Permanent Deacon assigned to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Memphis is transferred and appointed to St. Patrick Church, Memphis.
  • Deacon Joe Kuzio, currently Permanent Deacon assigned to St. Francis of Assisi Parish is transferred and appointed to St. Philip the Apostle Parish.
Aug 10, 2018

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