Appointments – October 10, 2019

Archbishop Bernard Hebda has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

View past appointments, by issue date, in The Catholic Spirit.

 

Effective August 9, 2019

Reverend Michael Kearney, appointed to the faculty of the Saint John Vianney Seminary. Father Kearney is a priest of the Diocese
of Joliet.

Effective August 12, 2019

Reverend James Lawler, SJ, assigned to the Jesuit Retreat House in Lake Elmo. Father Lawler is a priest of the Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus.

Effective September 1, 2019

Reverend John Schmidt, CSsR, appointed pastor of the Church of Saint Alphonsus in Brooklyn Center. Father Schmidt is a priest of the Redemptorists of the Denver Province.

Reverend William Peterson, CSsR, appointed to the Saint Alphonsus Priory in Brooklyn Center. Father Peterson is a priest of the Redemptorists of the Denver Province.

Effective September 6, 2019

Reverend Matthew Alexander, appointed to the faculty of the Saint John Vianney Seminary. Father Alexander is a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Effective September 13, 2019

Reverend James Kent, OFM Conv., assigned to the Saint Joseph Cupertino Friary in Prior Lake. Father Kent is a priest of the Conventual Franciscan Friars.

Reverend Marcel Okwara, CSsR, appointed parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Alphonsus in Brooklyn Center. Father Okwara is a priest of the Redemptorists of the Denver Province.

Reverend Quy Duong, CSsR, appointed parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Alphonsus in Brooklyn Center. Father Duong is a priest of the Redemptorists of the Denver Province.

Reverend John Son Tran, CSsR, appointed to the Saint Alphonsus Priory in Brooklyn Center. Father Tran is a priest of the Redemptorists of the Denver Province.

Deacon Huy Vu, CSsR, appointed deacon of the Church of Saint Alphonsus in Brooklyn Center. Deacon Vu is a transitional deacon of the Redemptorists of the Denver Province.

Effective September 17, 2019

Reverend Adam Tokashiki, PES, appointed parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Mark in Saint Paul. This is in addition to his current assignment as chaplain of Chesterton Academy in Hopkins.

Effective September 18, 2019

Reverend Mario Castagnola, PES, appointed sacramental minister for the Church of the Guardian Angels in Chaska. This is in addition to his current assignment as parochial vicar of the Church of Saint Mark in Saint Paul.