Official Appointments: April 5, 2017

The Archdiocese of Denver has announced new appointments for priests.

Pastors/Administrators

Reverend James Baird, appointed Pastor, St. Martin de Porres Parish, Boulder, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, for a six-year period.

Reverend Matthew Book, appointed Pastor, Light of the World Parish, Littleton, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, for a six-year period.

Reverend Warli de Araujo Castro, appointed Pastor, Holy Cross Parish, Thornton, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, for a six-year period.

Monsignor Jorge de los Santos, appointed Pastor, Our Lady Mother of the Church, Commerce City, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, for a six-year period. This assignment is in addition to his duties as Spiritual Director for the spiritual movements in Hispanic ministry.

Reverend John Hilton, reappointed Pastor, St. Mary Parish, Aspen, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, for a six-year period.

Reverend Gerardo Garcia Jimenez, appointed Administrator, St. Mary, Rifle; Sacred Heart, Silt, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend Piotr Mozdyniewicz, appointed Administrator, Holy Trinity Parish, Westminster, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend Nicholas Thompson, appointed Administrator, St. Rose of Lima Parish, Denver, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, for a six-year period.

Reverend William Jungmann, appointed Pastor, St. Louis Parish in Englewood, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, for a six-year period.

Reverend John Paul Leyba, appointed Pastor, St. Frances Cabrini Parish in Littleton, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, for a six-year period.

Reverend Kenneth Liuzzi, reappointed Pastor, St. Francis de Sales Parish, Denver, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, for a six-year period.

Reverend Humberto Marquez, appointed Pastor, St. John the Baptist Parish, Longmont, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, for a six-year period.

Reverend Sean McGrath, appointed Pastor, Shrine of St. Anne Parish, Arvada, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, for a six-year period.

Very Reverend Michael Pavlakovich, V.F., appointed Pastor, Christ the King Parish, Denver, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, for a six-year period.

Reverend Edward Poehlmann, reappointed Pastor, Presentation of Our Lady, Denver, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017 for a six-year period.

Very Reverend Rocco Porter, V.F., reappointed Pastor, St. John XIII Parish, Fort Collins, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, for a six-year period.

Reverend Jose Maria Quera, appointed Pastor, St. Clare of Assisi, Edwards; St. Patrick, Minturn; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Redcliff; Vail Chapel, effective June 14, 2017, for a six-year period.

Reverend Jerome Rohr, appointed Pastor, St. Patrick Parish, Holyoke; Christ the King, Haxtun, and St. Peter Fleming, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, for a six-year period.

Monsignor Bernard Schmitz, appointed Pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Denver, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, for a six-year period.

Reverend Adam Slominski, SChr., appointed Administrator, St. Joseph (Polish) in Denver, Colorado effective March 31, 2017, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend Joseph Tran, appointed Pastor, St. Joseph, Golden, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, for a six-year period.

Very Reverend Tomasz Wikarski, V.F., appointed Pastor, St. Augustine, Brighton, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, for a six-year period.

Reverend Jeffrey Wilborn, appointed Pastor, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Denver, Colorado, in addition to his duties as Adjunct Spiritual Director, St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, effective August 15, 2017, for a six-year period.

Parochial Vicars

Reverend Gregory Ames, appointed Parochial Vicar, Spirit of Christ, Arvada, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend Albert Berkmans, H.G.N., appointed Parochial Vicar, Notre Dame Parish, Denver, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, ad nutum archiepiscopi

Reverend Mauricio Bermudez, appointed Parochial Vicar, St. Michael the Archangel, Aurora, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, ad nutum archiepiscopi

Reverend Matthew Hartley, appointed Parochial Vicar, St. Thérèse, Aurora, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, ad nutum archiepiscopi

Reverend Crispin Kibambe, appointed Parochial Vicar, St. Clare of Assisi Edwards: St. Patrick, Minturn; Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Redcliff, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, ad nutum archiepiscopi

Reverend Felicien Mbala, appointed Parochial Vicar, St. Mary, Breckenridge and Our Lady of Peace, Silverthorne, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend Emmanuel Osigwe, appointed Parochial Vicar, Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Denver, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend Miljenko Pavkovic, appointed Parochial Vicar, St. Anthony of Padua, Denver, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, ad nutum archiepiscopi

Reverend Mario Ramirez, appointed Parochial Vicar, Ascension Parish, Denver, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend José Saenz, reappointed Parochial Vicar, Immaculate Conception Parish, Lafayette, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend Franklin Sequeira, appointed Parochial Vicar, St. Augustine Parish, Brighton, Colorado, effective June 14, 2017, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Retirement

Reverend Dennis Garrou, granted retirement status, effective June 14, 2017.

Reverend Roger Lascelle, granted retirement status, effective June 14, 2017.

Reverend Robert Reycraft, granted retirement status, effective June 14, 2017.

Reverend Reinhold Weissbeck, granted retirement status, effective June 14, 2017.

Other

Reverend Joseph Doman, released from ministry in the Archdiocese of Denver to engage in a period of discernment with the Servants of Christ Jesus, ad experimentum, effective June 14, 2017.

Reverend Christopher Hellstrom, appointed to spiritual formation and healing prayer ministry and assisting Vita In Ipso ministry, effective August 15, 2017, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend Daniel Leonard, appointed Rector, St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, effective June 1, 2017, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend J. Daniel McElheron, granted faculties in the Archdiocese of Denver, effective March 27, 2017, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend Joseph McLagan, appointed Chaplain, Holy Family High School, effective June 14, 2017, ad nutum archiepiscopi. He will be in residence at Holy Cross Parish in Thornton, Colorado.

Reverend Chad Ripperger, granted faculties in the Archdiocese of Denver, effective March 27, 2017, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

COMING UP: Official Appointments: November 15, 2016

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Reverend Simon Kalonga has been appointed Pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Ft. Collins, effective January 11, 2017 for a period of six years.

In the meantime, we have appointed the dean Very Rev. Rocco Porter, V.F. as Administrator at St. Joseph Parish in Ft. Collins effective immediately until January 11, 2017 (Fr. Porter remains the pastor of St. John XXIII during this period).

Reverend Faustinus Anyamele has been appointed Pastor at Cure d’Ars Parish effective January 11, 2017 for a period of six years.