Official Appointments: April 24, 2019

Denver Catholic Staff

Here’s a list of all the new priest appointments for the Archdiocese of Denver, including pastor and parochial vicar reassignments, retirements and others.

Pastors/Administrators

Reverend Carlos Bello-Ayala, appointed Pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Denver, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, for a six-year period.

Reverend Felix Medina-Algaba, reappointed Pastor, Queen of Peace Parish, Aurora, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, for a six-year period.

Very Reverend James Crisman, V.F., appointed Pastor, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Longmont, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, for a six-year period.

Reverend Hector Chiapa-Villareal, reappointed Pastor, St. Therese Parish, Aurora, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, for a six-year period.

Reverend Declan Creighton, L.C., appointed Pastor, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Northglenn, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, for a six-year period.

Very Reverend Giovanni Capucci, J.C.D., appointed Administrator Pro Tempore, St. Louis Parish, Englewood, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend Peter Dinh, appointed Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Roggen, and Holy Family Parish, Keenesburg, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, for a six-year period.

Reverend Jose de Jesus Garcia, reappointed Pastor, St. James Parish, Denver, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, for a six-year period.

Reverend Timothy Gaines, reappointed Pastor, Our Lady of the Pines Parish, Conifer, and St. Elizabeth Parish, Buffalo Creek, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, for a six-year period.

Reverend James Goggins, reappointed Pastor, St. Mary Parish, Greeley, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, for a six-year period.

Reverend James R. Fox, reappointed Pastor, Christ the King Parish, Evergreen, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, for a six-year period.

Reverend Timothy Hjelstrom, reappointed Pastor, St. Louis Parish, Louisville, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, for a six-year period.

Reverend Joseph LaJoie, appointed Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Denver, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, for a six-year period.

Reverend Martin Lally, reappointed Pastor, Holy Family Parish, Denver, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, for a six-year period.

Reverend Angel Perez-Brown appointed Pastor, St. John the Baptist Parish, Johnstown, and St. Nicholas Parish, Platteville, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, for a six-year period.

Reverend Angel Perez-Lopez, appointed Pastor, St. Cajetan Parish, Denver, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, for a six-year period.

Reverend Gregg Pedersen, reappointed Pastor, Our Lady of the Valley Parish, Windsor, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, for a six-year period.

Reverend Tomasz Strzebonski, appointed Pastor, St. Peter Parish, Greeley, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, for a six-year period.

Parochial Vicars

Reverend Vincent Thuan Van Bui, reappointed Parochial Vicar, All Saints Parish, Denver, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend Mathias Constant Ba Yiha, reappointed Parochial Vicar, Queen of Peace Parish, Aurora, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend Francesco Basso, appointed Parochial Vicar, St. Louis Parish, Englewood, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend Jose Anibal Chicas, reappointed Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Boulder, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend Edison Chinnappan, H.G.N., reappointed Parochial Vicar, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Fort Collins, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend Xavier Espinoza, appointed Parochial Vicar, St. Cajetan Parish, Denver, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend Israel Gonsalves, O.C.D., reappointed Parochial Vicar, St. Frances Cabrini Parish, Littleton, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend David Gomez-Limon, appointed Parochial Vicar, St. Augustine Parish, Brighton, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend Guillermo Ruben Holguin Gorena, reappointed Parochial Vicar, St. Therese Parish, Aurora, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend Fernando Londoño, appointed Parochial Vicar, St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Denver, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend Ivan Monteiro, O.C.D., reappointed Parochial Vicar, St. Thomas More Parish, Centennial, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend Alvaro Panqueva, appointed Parochial Vicar, Ascension Parish, Denver, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend Crispin Kya Bela Merna Kibambe, appointed Parochial Vicar, St. Peter Parish, Greeley, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend Isidore C. Orjikwe, appointed Parochial Vicar, Notre Dame Parish, Denver, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend Miljenko Pavkovic, appointed Parochial Vicar, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Northglenn, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend Roberto Rodriguez-Cruz, appointed Parochial Vicar, St. John the Baptist Parish, Johnstown, and St. Nicholas Parish, Platteville, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend Salvador Sanchez, reappointed Parochial Vicar, St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Edwards, St. Mary Parish, Eagle, and St. Patrick Parish, Minturn, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Other

Reverend William Jungmann, granted retirement status, effective June 18, 2019.

Reverend Monsignor Bernard Schmitz, granted retirement status, effective June 18, 2019.

Reverend Frank Maroney, granted retirement status, effective June 18, 2019.

Reverend Piotr Mozdyniewicz, granted permission to take a Sabbatical, effective June 26, 2019, until January 3, 2020. Upon completion of his Sabbatical, he will return to his assignment as Administrator of Holy Trinity Parish, Westminster, Colorado.

Reverend Juan Manuel Bonilla, granted release from pastoral duties in the Archdiocese of Denver to do Mission Work, effective June 18, 2019.

Reverend Brother Surafiel Bdeho, OFM Cap., granted Presbyteral Faculties of the Archdiocese of Denver, and appointed for Mission and Ministry to the Capuchin Province of Mid-America in Denver, Colorado, effective immediately, until his ministry is completed.

Reverend Grzegorz Cioch, appointed Formation Faculty member at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, Denver, effective June 19, 2019. This is in addition to his current assignment as Pastor of Christ the King Parish, Denver, Colorado.

Reverend John Nepil, appointed Academic and Formation Faculty member at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, Denver, effective June 19, 2019, ad nutum archiepiscopi. Reverend Nepil will be in residence at St. Joseph’s Seminary House, Denver, Colorado.

Reverend Mason Fraley, appointed Coordinator for the Continuing Formation for Priests of the Archdiocese of Denver at the St. John Paul II Center, Denver, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, ad nutum archiepiscopi. Reverend Fraley will be in residence at Mother of God Parish, Denver, Colorado.

Reverend Donatian Kaigoma, reappointed Chaplain, Annunciation Heights Camp and Retreat Center, Estes Park, Colorado, effective June 19, 2019, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

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Reverend Franklin Sequeira-Treminio, appointed Administrator Pro Tempore, St. Augustine Parish, Brighton, Colorado, effective immediately until June 13, 2018.

Reverend Andrew Carl Wisdom, O.P., granted Presbyteral faculties of the Archdiocese of Denver, effective immediately, until his time in ministry in Denver is completed.

Reverend John Riley, granted renewal of his Presbyteral faculties of the Archdiocese of Denver, effective immediately, until the end of the academic year 2020.

Reverend Matthew Hartley, appointed Parochial Vicar, St. Joan of Arc Parish, Arvada, Colorado, effective June 13, 2018, ad nutum archiepiscopi.

Reverend Christopher M. Saliga, O.P., granted Presbyteral faculties of the Archdiocese of Denver, and appointed Parochial Vicar at St. Dominic Parish, Denver, Colorado, effective immediately, until his time in ministry here is completed.

Reverend Bonaventure Cai My Loc, CRM, granted Presbyteral faculties of the Archdiocese of Denver, and appointed Pastor of Queen of Vietnamese Martyrs Parish, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, effective June 17, 2018, until his time in ministry here is completed.

Deacon Cesar Cayetano Arras, C.R., granted Diaconal Faculties of the Archdiocese of Denver, and assigned to St. Cajetan Parish, Denver, Colorado, effective immediately, until the day of his priestly ordination.

 

The following are granted Presbyteral Faculties of the Archdiocese of Denver on the day of their ordination to their priesthood on May 19, 2018 and appointed as follows:

Reverend Tomislav Tomic, appointed Parochial Vicar at St. Theresa Parish, Frederick, Colorado, ad nutum archiepiscopi, effective June 13, 2018.

Reverend Shannon Thurman, appointed Parochial Vicar, St. Michael Parish in Craig; St. Ignatius Parish, Rangely; and Holy Family Parish, Meeker, Colorado, ad nutum archiepiscopi, effective June 13, 2018.

Reverend Roberto Rodriguez-Cruz, appointed Parochial Vicar at Ascension Parish, Denver, Colorado, ad nutum archiepiscopi, effective June 13, 2018.

Reverend Darrick Leier, appointed Parochial Vicar at St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Edwards, Colorado, ad nutum archiepiscopi, effective June 13, 2018.

Reverend Angel Perez-Brown, appointed Parochial Vicar at St. John the Baptist, Johnstown, and St. Nicholas, Plateville, Colorado, ad nutum archiepiscopi, effective June 13, 2018.

Other

Reverend Marcus Mallick, granted permission ad experimentum to join The Oratorian Community of St. Philip Neri, Washington, DC, effective March 19, 2018.

Reverend Tomasz Wikarski, granted medical leave, effective March 31, 2018.

OFFICIAL ACTS

The Superior of the Dominican Fathers, Province of St. Albert the Great, has changed the assignment of Rev. Wesley R. Dessonville, O.P., and his faculties for the Archdiocese of Denver are no longer renewed effective April 20, 2018.