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WASHINGTON- August 24, 2016 - A joint declaration issued today by U.S. Catholic bishops and Iranian religious leaders calls for developing a culture of encounter, tolerance, dialogue, and peace that respects the religious traditions of others. The leaders regard the development and use of weapons of mass destruction and acts of terrorism as “immoral.”

The following official appointments and announcements have been made by His Excellency, the Most Reverend William F. Murphy, Bishop of Rockville Centre. All are effective June 29, 2016 unless otherwise indicated. 

RETIRED
Rev. Monsignor John I. Cervini to private residence
Rev. Francis X. Eisele to private residence
Rev. Peter J. Garry to private residence
Rev. Charles E. Papa to private residence

PASTOR
Rev. John J. Barrett, from Pastor at Church of Saint John the Baptist, Wading River to
Pastor, Church of Saint Patrick in Southold

Rev. Malcolm J. Burns, from Pastor at Church of the Resurrection, Farmingville to
Pastor, Church of Corpus Christi in Mineola

Rev. Msgr. Francis J. Caldwell, from Pastor at Church of Saint Martha, Uniondale to
Pastor, Church of Cure of Ars in Merrick

Rev. Christopher Costigan from Associate Pastor at Church of Saint Mary, Manhasset to
Pastor, Church of Saint Martha, Uniondale

Rev. Steven J. Hannafin, from Associate Pastor, Church of Notre Dame, New Hyde Park to
Pastor, Church of Saint Francis de Sales in Patchogue

Rev. Monsignor Christopher J. Heller, from Pastor at Church of Saint Joseph, Babylon to
Pastor, Church of Saint Louis de Montfort in Sound Beach

Rev. Charles N. Mangano, from Pastor at Church of Cure of Ars, Merrick to
Pastor, Church of Saint Joseph in Babylon

Rev. Thomas Moriarty, Pastor of Saint Joseph Parish, Hewlett and Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Inwood, and Administrator of Saint Joachim Parish, Cedarhurst

Rev. Gonzalo Oajaca-Lopez, from Associate Pastor at Church of Saint Hugh of Lincoln, Huntington Station to Pastor, Church of the Resurrection in Farmingville

Rev. Irinel Racos, from Chancellor, Diocese of Rockville Center to Pastor, Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Melville

Rev. David Regan, from Associate Pastor at Church of the Sacred Heart, North Merrick to
Pastor, Church of Saint Gertrude in Bayville

Rev. Msgr. Francis J. Schneider, from Pastor at Church of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Melville to Pastor, Church of Saint John the Baptist in Wading River

Rev. John R. Sureau, from Associate Pastor at Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Lindenhurst to Pastor, Church of Saint John the Evangelist in Center Moriches

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Rev. Collins A. Adutwum from Associate Pastor of Church of Saint Rosalie, Hampton Bays to Associate Pastor of Church of Saint Rose of Lima, Massapequa.

Rev. Stephen Brigandi, from Pastor of Church of Saint Gertrude, Bayville to Associate Pastor of Church of Saint James, Seaford.

Rev. Gerald Cestare, from Associate Pastor of Saints Cyril & Methodius, Deer Park to Associate Pastor of Church of Saint James, Setauket.

Rev. William Scott Daniels, O.P., from Associate Pastor of Church of Saint Dominic, Oyster Bay to Associate Pastor of Church of Saint Patrick, Huntington.

Rev. John Ekwoanya, from Hospital Chaplain at Northwell Health Southside Hospital, Bayshore to Associate Pastor of Church of Saint Dominic, Oyster Bay

Rev. Andres A. Fernandez Lopez-Pelaez, from Hospital Chaplain at Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre to Associate Pastor of Church of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Hicksville.

Rev. Kevin W. Gruber, from Associate Pastor of Church of Saint Lawrence the Martyr, Sayville to Associate Pastor of Church of Saint Barnabas the Apostle, Bellmore.

Rev. Alloysius Melly, from Associate Pastor of Church of Saint Mark, Shoreham to Associate Pastor of Church of Notre Dame, New Hyde Park.

Rev. Daniel Opoku-Mensah, from Associate Pastor of Church of Saint James, Setauket to Associate Pastor of Church of Holy Family, Hicksville.

Rev. Kevin Thompson, from Associate Pastor of Church of Saint Rosalie, Hampton Bays to Associate Pastor of Church of Sacred Heart, North Merrick.

Rev. Thomas P. Tuite, from Associate Pastor of Church of Saint Patrick, Huntington to Associate Pastor of Church of Saint Mark, Shoreham.

Rev. Frank Zero, from Associate Pastor of Church of Holy Family, Hicksville to Associate Pastor of Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Lindenhurst.

ADMINISTRATOR


NEWLY ORDAINED

Rev. Jiha Lim, Associate Pastor to
Rev. Steve Maddaloni, Associate Pastor to
Rev. Daniel Rivera, Associate Pastor to


NON-PAROCHIAL MINISTRY


HOSPITAL CHAPLAIN

DIOCESAN ASSIGNMENTS

Rev. Gregory Rannazzisi from Vice Rector at Immaculate Conception Seminary, Huntington to graduate studies in Rome.

Rev. Lee Descoteaux


EXPIRATION OF EXTERN PRIEST ASSIGNMENTS


ASSOCIATE PASTOR REAPPOINTMENTS

Year of Mercy

People evacuate Zaventem airport after explosions near Brussels March 22. (CNS photo/Laurent Dubrule, EPA)

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