Official Appointments, May 8, 2020: Permanent Deacons

Archdiocese of Denver

Below is a list of all of the new permanent deacon assignments for the Archdiocese of Denver.

New assignments

Deacon Louis Arambula, relieved of duties at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Northglenn and appointed deacon at St. Augustine Parish in Brighton, effective July 1, 2020

Deacon Robert Cropp, granted retirement status with faculties, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon Gordon Hudec, granted retirement status with faculties, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon Charles Lamar, granted retirement status with faculties, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon John Pontillo, granted retirement status with faculties, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon William Senger, released from medical leave and appointed deacon at St. Mary Parish in Breckenridge,
effective June 1, 2020

Deacon Patrick Whaley, released from medical leave and appointed deacon at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Denver,
effective July 1, 2020

Reassignments

Deacon Matthew Archer, reappointed deacon at St. Joan of Arc Parish in Arvada, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon David Arling, reappointed deacon at Nativity of Our Lord Parish in Broomfield, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon Ronald Beck, reappointed deacon at Shrine of St. Anne Parish in Arvada, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon Geoff Bennett, reappointed deacon at Holy Trinity Parish in Westminster, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon Michael Bunch, reappointed deacon at St. Jude Parish in Lakewood, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon Christopher Byrne, reappointed deacon at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Boulder, effective July 1, 2020

Deacon Edward Clements, reappointed deacon at St. Joseph Parish in Golden, effective July 1, 2020

Deacon Colin Coleman, reappointed deacon at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Denver, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon Roberto Cuevas, reappointed deacon at St. Mary Magdalene in Denver, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon James Doyle, reappointed deacon at Our Lady of Peace Parish in Silverthorne, and St. Mary Parish in Breckenridge, effective July 1, 2020

Deacon Jerome Durnford, reappointed deacon at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Northglenn, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon Taylor Elder, reappointed deacon at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Northglenn, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon George Fortunato, reappointed deacon at St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish in Rangely, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon Michael Grafner, reappointed deacon at Christ the King Parish in Evergreen, effective July 1, 2020

Deacon Charles Hahn, reappointed deacon at Spirit of Christ Parish in Arvada, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon Kevin Heckman, reappointed deacon at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Denver, effective July 1, 2020

Deacon Tim Kelly, reappointed deacon at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Denver, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon Timothy Kilbarger, reappointed deacon at St. Mary in Littleton, effective July 1, 2020

Deacon Jerome Kraft, reappointed deacon at St. Joseph Parish in Ft. Collins, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon Robert Lanciotti, reappointed deacon at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Ft. Collins, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon Paul Louderman, reappointed deacon at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Northglenn, effective July 1, 2020

Deacon James Mackin, reappointed deacon at Sacred Heart of Mary Parish in Boulder, effective July 1, 2020

Deacon Ernest Martinez, reappointed deacon at Notre Dame Parish in Denver, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon Ronald Michieli, reappointed deacon at St. Anthony Parish in Sterling, effective July 1, 2020

Deacon Gary Miller, reappointed deacon at Guardian Angels Parish in Denver, effective July 1, 2020

Deacon Jim Moat, reappointed deacon at Our Lady of the Snow Parish in Granby and supporting St. Anne Parish in Grand Lake, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon George Morin, reappointed deacon at St. Thomas More Parish in Centennial, effective July 1, 2020

Deacon Darell Nepil, reappointed deacon at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Denver, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon Gregory Perzinski, reappointed deacon at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Aurora, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon David Peverley, reappointed deacon at St. John XXIII Parish in Ft. Collins, effective July 1, 2020

Deacon Chris Pomrening, reappointed deacon at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Aurora, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon Alan Rastrelli, reappointed deacon at St. Thomas More Parish in Centennial, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon John Riviera, reappointed deacon at Our Lady of the Valley in Windsor, and St. Mary Parish in Ault, effective July 1, 2020

Deacon Ronald Roderick, reappointed deacon at St. Paul Parish in Idaho Springs, effective July 1, 2020

Deacon Frederick Torrez, reappointed deacon at St. Mary Parish in Greeley, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon Donald Tracy, reappointed deacon at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Denver, effective July 1, 2020

Deacon Patrick Travis, reappointed deacon at St. John the Evangelist Parish in Loveland, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon Timothy Unger, reappointed deacon at Risen Christ Parish in Denver, effective July 1, 2020

Deacon Don Weiss, reappointed deacon at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Ft. Collins, effective June 1, 2020

Deacon Mark Wolbach, reappointed deacon at Light of the World Parish in Littleton, effective  July 1, 2020

COMING UP: Official Priest Appointments: May 4, 2020

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Here’s a list of all the new priest assignments for the Archdiocese of Denver, including pastor and parochial vicar reassignments, parish administrators and chaplains. These appointments are effective July 1, 2020, unless noted otherwise.

Pastors renewed for an additional six years at the same parish:

St. Pius X, Aurora- Rev. Jorge Aguera

St. Stephen, Glenwood Springs- Very Rev. Bert Chilson

St. Thomas More, Centennial- Rev. Msgr. Tom Fryar

St. Paul, Idaho Springs; St. Mary of the Assumption, Central City; Our Lady of Lourdes, Georgetown-
Rev. Tadeusz Kopczynski

Our Lady of Lourdes, Denver- Rev. Brian Larkin

All Saints, Denver- Rev. Msgr. Peter Quang

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Ft. Collins- Rev. Joseph Toledo

Our Lady of Grace, Denver- Rev. Felix Zermeno-Martin

Guardian Angels, Denver- Rev. Dan Zimmerschied

Newly Appointed Pastors:

Immaculate Conception, Lafayette- Rev. Shaun Galvin

St. Bernadette, Lakewood- Rev. Joseph McLagan

St. Francis de Sales, Denver- Rev. James Thermos

St. Mark, Westminster- Rev. James Baird

St. Martin de Porres, Boulder; Sacred Heart of Mary, Boulder- Rev. Jonathan Dellinger

Holy Rosary, Denver- Rev. Frank Garcia

Parish Administrators:

Guardian Angels, Mead- Rev. Michael Freihofer (1 year)

St. Rose of Lima, Denver- Rev. Martín Frias (6 years)

Chaplains:

Holy Family High School- Rev. Joseph Grady

Bishop Machebeuf High School- Rev. Julio Amezcua

Augustine Institute- Rev. James Claver (effective August 1)

Fellowship of Catholic University Students-
Rev. Doug Grandon (effective April 1)

Parochial Vicars:

Our Lady of Loreto, Foxfield- Rev. José Anibal Chicas

St. Augustine, Brighton- Rev. Matthew Hartley

St. John XXIII, Ft. Collins- Rev. Mason Fraley

St. Mary, Breckenridge; Our Lady of Peace, Silverthorne- Rev. Boguslaw Rebacz

Queen of Peace, Aurora- Rev. Mateusz Ratajczak

St. Cajetan, Denver- Rev. Israel Perez

St. Elizabeth Anne Seton, Ft. Collins-
Rev. Michael Philen

Immaculate Heart of Mary, Northglenn-
Rev. Andrew Kemberling

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Boulder- Rev. Tomislav Tomic

Light of the World, Littleton- Rev. Isidore Orjikwe

Holy Trinity, Westminster- Rev. David Gomez Limon

Holy Name, Steamboat; St. Martin of Tours, Oak Creek- Rev. Miguel Soubrier

Our Lady of Fatima, Lakewood-
Rev. Edison Chinnappan

St. Martin de Porres, Boulder; Sacred Heart of Mary, Boulder- Rev. Emmanuel Osigwe

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Denver- Rev. Michael Rapp

St. Therese, Aurora- Rev. Xavier Espinoza

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