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ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. – July 9, 2013 – The following official appointments and announcements have been made by the Most Reverend William Murphy, Bishop of Rockville Centre.  All are effective June 26, 2013 unless otherwise indicated.


RETIREMENTS  
Rev. Patrick Callan with residence at Corpus Christi, Mineola; and part time duties at Winthrop Hospital
Rev. Hugh Cannon with residence at St. Mary’s, East Islip
Rev. Paul Dolan to private residence  
Msgr. Domenick Graziadio to private residence
Rev. Gregory Heinlein with residence at Our Lady of Lourdes, Massapequa Park
Msgr. Richard Kopinski with residence at St. Hyacinth, Glen Head
Rev. Lawrence Rafferty with residence at St. Matthew, Dix Hills
Msgr. Thomas Spadaro to private residence
Rev. Michael Torpey with residence at St. Pius X Residence, Amityville
Rev. Francis Vattakudiyil with residence at St. Joseph, Kings Park


PASTORS
Rev. Brian Barr from Administrator of Saint Mary of the Isle, Long Beach to Pastor of St. Mary of the Isle, Long Beach
Msgr. Robert Batule from Seminary Professor at St. Joseph Seminary, Dunwoodie to Pastor of Corpus Christi, Mineola  
Rev. Marian Bicz from Pastor of Our Lady of Ostrabrama,  Cutchogue to Pastor of St. Hyacinth, Glen Head
Msgr. Robert Clerkin from Pastor of St. Paul the Apostle, Brookville to Pastor of Ss. Cyril & Methodius, Deer Park    
Rev. Frank Grieco from Associate Pastor at St. Anthony of Padua in East Northport to Pastor of Holy Spirit, New Hyde Park
Rev. Thomas Haggerty from Pastor of St. Raphael, East Meadow to Pastor of Sts. Philip and James, St. James
Rev. Robert Holz  from Associate Pastor of St. Christopher, Baldwin to Pastor of St. Raphael, East Meadow
Rev. Michael Holzmann from Chaplain of St. John the Baptist High School to Pastor of Holy Cross, Nesconset
Rev. John McCartney from Administrator of St. Mary, Roslyn to Pastor of St. Mary, Roslyn
Msgr. James McNamara from Pastor of Holy Cross, Nesconset to Pastor of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Point Lookout; and Associate to the Vicars
Rev. Thomas Moriarty from Administrator of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Inwood to Pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel, Inwood (also Pastor of St. Joseph, Hewlett)
Msgr. James Pereda to Pastor of St. Paul the Apostle, Brookville (and remaining the Judicial Vicar of Tribunal)   
Rev. Valentine Rebello from Associate Pastor of St. Barnabas,  Bellmore to Pastor of St. Pius X, Plainview
Msgr. Gerald Ringenback from Pastor of St. Bernard, Levittown to Pastor of Good Shepherd, Holbrook
Msgr. Ralph Sommer from Pastor of St. Brigid, Westbury to Pastor of St. Bernard, Levittown
Rev. Anthony Stanganelli from Pastor of Ss. Philip and James, St. James to Pastor of St. Brigid, Westbury
Rev. Stanislaw Wadowski from Associate Pastor of St. Kilian, Farmingdale to Pastor of Our Lady of Ostrabrama, Cutchogue
Rev. Benet Uwasomba from Associate Pastor of Good Shepherd, Holbrook to Administrator of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Patchogue


NEWLY ORDAINED
Rev. Jason Grisafi to Associate Pastor of St. Brigid, Westbury
Rev. Brandon O’Brien to Associate Pastor of St. Christopher, Baldwin

ASSOCIATE PASTORS
Rev. Francis Agyeman to Associate Pastor of St. Barnabas, Bellmore     
Rev. Moise Aime from Associate Pastor of  Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Lindenhurst to Associate Pastor of Maria Regina, Seaford
Rev. Raymond Akpunonu from Associate Pastor of St. Matthew, Dix Hills to Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Mercy, Hicksville
Rev. Ethel Anarado from Hospital Chaplain of Long Beach Medical Center to Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Lindenhurst
Rev. Allan Arneaud from Associate Pastor of Maria Regina, Seaford to Associate Pastor of St. Catherine of Sienna, Franklin Square
Rev. Paul Butler from Associate Pastor of St. William the Abbot, Seaford to Associate Pastor of St. Margaret of Scotland, Selden
Rev. Anthony Cardone to Associate Pastor of St. Raphael, East Meadow
Rev. Lawrence Chadwick from Associate Pastor of St. Matthew, Dix Hills to Associate Pastor of St. John Nepomucene, Bohemia  
Rev. Christopher Costigan from Associate Pastor of St. Bernard, Levittown to Associate Pastor of St. Mary, Manhasset
Rev. Michael Diochi from Associate Pastor of St, Catherine of Sienna, Franklin Square to Associate Pastor of St. Mary, East Islip
Rev. John Baptist Ephraim from Associate Pastor of St. Rosalie, Hampton Bays to Associate Pastor of St. Kilian, Farmingdale (eff.8/1/13)
Rev. Ryszard Ficek from Associate Pastor of St. Hedwig, Floral Park to Associate Pastor of St. William the Abbot, Seaford
Rev. Kevin Gruber from Associate Pastor of St. John Nepomucene, Bohemia to Associate Pastor of St. Lawrence the Martyr, Sayville
Rev. Richard Kammerer from Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Mercy, Hicksville  to Barnabite Community
Rev. Robert Kline from Associate Pastor of St. John Evangelist, Center Moriches to St. Anthony Padua, East Northport
Rev. Freddy Lozano from Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel to Associate Pastor of St. Hugh of Lincoln, Huntington Station, and Queen of Most Holy Rosary, Freeport and St. Kilian, Farmingdale
Rev. Aloysious Melly from Associate Pastor of Sts. Philip and James, St. James to Associate Pastor of Good Shepherd, Holbrook
Rev. Janusz Mocarski from Associate Pastor of St. Mary, East Islip to Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Assumption, Copiague
Rev. Joseph Nohs from Pastor of Holy Spirit, New Hyde Park to Associate Pastor of St. Bernard, Levittown
Rev. Henry Reid from Associate Pastor of St. Margaret of Scotland to Associate Pastor of Holy Name of Mary, Valley Stream
Rev. Allan Sikorski from Associate Pastor of St. Mary, Manhasset to Associate Pastor of St. Matthew, Dix Hills
Rev. Rene Tapel to Associate Pastor of Sts. Philip and James, St. James
Rev. Thomas Tassone from Associate Pastor of St. Aidan, Williston Park to Associate Pastor of St. Joseph, Kings Park
Rev. Rolando Ticllasuca from Associate Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption, Copiague, to Infant Jesus, Port Jefferson
 Rev. Nestor Watin from Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Loretto, Hempstead to Associate Pastor of St. John the Evangelist, Center Moriches
 
NON-PAROCHIAL MINISTRY
Rev. Joseph Fitzgerald from Chaplain of Holy Trinity High School to Director of Vocations with residence at St. Edward the Confessor, Syosset (effective 10/1/2013)
Rev. James Mannion from Associate Pastor of St. James, Setauket to Adjunct Spiritual Director of Cathedral Seminary Residence of the Immaculate Conception, Douglaston
Rev. Gregory Rannazzisi from Associate Pastor of St Brigid, Westbury to Vice Rector of Seminary of Immaculate Conception, Huntington

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPLAINS
Rev. Robert Ketcham from Associate Pastor of Holy Name of Mary, Valley Stream to Chaplain of St. John the Baptist High School with residence at St. Mary, East Islip
Rev. John McCarthy to Chaplain of Holy Trinity Diocesan High School, Hicksville with residence at Our Lady of Victory, Floral Park (effective 10/1/2013)

HOSPITAL CHAPLAINS
Rev. Raphael Andoh to Hospitality Priest at St. James, Setauket and also Chaplain of Stony Brook Hospital
Rev. Anthony Osuagwu from Hospital Chaplain at South Nassau Hospital to Hospital Chaplain at Long Beach Medical Center, Long Beach
Rev. Benjamin Uzegbunam to Hospital Chaplain at North Shore LIJ Plainview, with residence at St. Ignatius Loyola, Hicksville

DIOCESAN ASSIGNMENTS
Rev. Lachlan Cameron to study in Rome
Rev. Lee Descoteaux to study in Rome

EXPIRATION OF EXTERN PRIEST ASSIGNMENTS
Rev. Vitalis Abiamiri to termination of assignment  
Rev. Patsy Amabile to termination of assignment  
Rev. Ignace Loleke to termination of assignment
Rev. Anthony Madu to termination of assignment
Rev. James Maltese to termination of assignment


DECEASED PRIESTS
Rev. Paul Bie (6/2/2013)    


About The Diocese of Rockville Centre
The Diocese of Rockville Centre (www.drvc.org) was formed in 1957 and covers 1,198 square miles in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.  The diocese serves approximately 1,544,167 baptized Catholics (total population in both counties is approximately 3.4 million).  There are 134 parishes (1 campus parish) in 115 towns.  In 2012, 15,606 baptisms, 15,366 confirmations, 16,374 First Holy Communions and 3,193 marriages took place in the diocese.  

There are 18,496 students in Catholic elementary schools; 12,328 students in Catholic high schools and 3,500 students in higher institutions. There are 53 Catholic elementary schools (49 parish or regional and 4 private), 10 high schools (3 diocesan, 2 parish and 5 private) and one Catholic college (Molloy College, Rockville Centre) in the diocese.  Catholic Health Services (CHS) of Long Island is comprised of six hospitals, three nursing homes, a regional home care and hospice network, and a community-based agency for persons with special needs.  More than 17,500 employees and 4,600 credentialed physicians work within the CHS system.   In 2011, Catholic Charities assisted more than 59,000 individuals who are poor, vulnerable and disadvantaged on Long Island.  (04/13).


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        Director of Communications
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E-mail: rvcinfo@drvc.org

 

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