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Clergy appointments announced

January 11, 2018

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone through the Office of the Vicar for Clergy announced clergy appointments Dec. 20.

Vicar General:
Father Stephen H. Howell while continuing as pastor of St. Philip Parish, effective Dec. 1, 2017.

Administrator:
Father Kevin Kennedy, St. Monica – St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, effective Jan. 1, 2018-June 30, 2018, continuing as pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish; Father Thomas V. Martin St. Pius Parish, and St. Matthias Parish, effective Jan. 1, 2018-June 20, 2018 with Father Paul Rossi remaining as pastor; Father Andrew Spyrow Our Lady of Loretto Church, Novato, effective Jan. 1, 2018-June 30, 2018.

Parochial Vicar:
Father Wade Bjerke, St. Raphael Parish, San Rafael, effective Jan. 1, 2018; Father Michael Konopik, St. Peter Parish, San Francisco, effective Feb. 1, 2018.

Chaplain:
Father Francis T. Htun San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, full-time (had been half-time), with continued residence at St. Finn Barr Parish, effective Jan. 1, 2018; Father René Iturbe, SM, detention ministry, all counties with the exception of San Quentin State Prison, effective Jan. 1, 2018; Father Paulinus C. Iwuji, SMMM, VA Hospital, Fort Miley, effective Oct. 2, 2017, with residence at St. Monica – St. Thomas the Apostle Parish; Father George N. Nzungu, CPE studies, UCSF Medical Center - Mission Bay, effective Aug. 16, 2017 with residence at St. Monica – St. Thomas the Apostle; Father Zacharias (“Freddie”) Thomas, Alma Via of San Francisco, effective Oct. 2, 2017, with residence at St. Gabriel Parish, effective Dec. 1, 2017.

Reminder of sabbaticals:
Father Brian L. Costello, Institute for Continuing Theological Education, Rome, effective Jan. 1, 2018, returning to Our Lady of Loretto Parish, Novato, July 1, 2018; Father John J. Sakowski Institute for Continuing Theological Education, Rome, effective Jan. 1, 2018, returning to St. Monica – St. Thomas the Apostle, July 1, 2018; Father Angel Quitalig, Institute for Continuing Theological Education, Rome, effective Jan. 1, 2018, returning to the Metropolitan Tribunal, July 1, 2018.

In residence:
Father Edward A. Bohnert Serra Clergy House, San Mateo, effective Dec. 7, 2017; Father Joseph P. Bradley, St. Paul Parish, effective Oct. 1, 2017; Father W. Donald Morgan (priest of the Diocese of San Jose), St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Novato, effective Nov. 7, 2017; Father John J. “Jack” O’Neill, Drake Terrace, 275 Los Ranchitos Road, San Rafael, effective Oct. 19, 2017.

Continuing to recuperate:
Father Paul J. Rossi, pastor, St. Pius Parish, Redwood City.

Retired:
Most Reverend William J. Justice, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus with continued residence at St. Matthew Parish, effective Nov. 16, 2017.

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