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UPDATED | Official Priest Appointments: April 12, 2021

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. New additions are in italics.

Newly Ordained Priests

Assigned to Sts. Peter and Paul, Wheat Ridge through September, and then continued studies in Biblical Theology at Pontifical University – Rev. Peter Srsich

Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Lourdes, Denver; St. Louis, Englewood – Rev. Sean Conroy

Parochial Vicar at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Fort Collins – Rev. John Paul Almeida

Parochial Vicar at St. Stephen the Protomartyr, Glenwood Springs – Rev. Anthony Davis

Parochial Vicar at St. John the Baptist, Longmont – Rev. John Stapleton

Parochial Vicar at St. Michael, Craig; Holy Family, Meeker; St. Ignatius of Antioch, Rangley – Rev. John Croghan

Pastors renewed for an additional 6 years at the same parish:

St. John the Evangelist, Loveland – Rev. Stephen Adams

St. Anthony, Sterling; Sacred Heart, Peetz; St. Catherine, Iliff – Rev. Michael Bodzioch

Ascension, Denver – Rev. Daniel Norick

Mother of God, Denver – Rev. Vincent Phung

Our Lady of Fatima, Lakewood – Rev. Henri Tshibambe

St. William, Fort Lupton; Our Lady of Grace, Wattenburg – Rev. Grzegorz Wojcik

St. Joseph, Akron; St. Mary, Brush; St. John, Stoneham – Rev. Marek Ciesla

St. Jude, Lakewood – Rev. Robert Kinkel (Reappointed for one year)

Newly Appointed Pastors:

Holy Family, Denver – Rev. Patrick Dolan

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Denver – Rev. Samuel Morehead

St. Vincent, Basalt; St. Mary of the Crown, Carbondale – Rev. Salvador Sanchez

Holy Trinity, Westminster – Rev. Carlos Bello

Guardian Angels, Mead – Rev. Ronald Cattany

Most Precious Blood, Denver – Rev. Daniel Ciucci

St. Augustine, Brighton – Rev. Jose Chicas (effective April 12)

All Souls, Englewood – Rev. Rick Nakvasil

St. Joseph, Denver – Most Rev. Jorge Rodriguez

St. Francis de Sales, Denver – Rev. Francesco Basso

St. Louis, Englewood – Rev. Brian Larkin (in addition to Pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes, Denver)

St. Catherine of Siena, Denver – Rev. Luc Vaillant

St. Dominic, Denver – Rev. Luke Barder, O.P.*

Parochial Vicars:

St. Thomas Aquinas, Boulder – Rev. Matthew Magee

Our Lady of Lourdes, Denver; St. Louis, Englewood – Rev. Witold Kaczmarzyk

St. Thomas More, Centennial – Rev. Matt Hartley

Most Precious Blood, Denver – Rev. John Ludanha

St. Clare of Assisi, Edwards; St. Mary, Eagle; St. Patrick, Minturn; Beaver Creek Interfaith Chapel, Beaver Creek; Vail Interfaith Chapel, Vail – Rev. Shannon Thurman

St. Clare of Assisi, Edwards; St. Mary, Eagle; St. Patrick, Minturn; Beaver Creek Interfaith Chapel, Beaver Creek; Vail Interfaith Chapel, Vail – Rev. Jesus Murillo

St. Augustine, Brighton – Rev. Jose Saenz

Queen of Peace, Aurora – Rev. James Thermos

St. Joseph and Holy Family, Fort Collins – Rev. Jean-Marie Mwenze

St. Catherine of Siena, Denver – Rev. Nilson Leal de Sa

St. Mary, Littleton – Rev. Javier O’Connor, D.C.J.M.*

Queen of the Vietnamese Martyrs – Rev. Augustine Ky Truong, C.R.M.*

Notre Dame, Denver – Rev. John-Therese Creus, C.S.J.

Holy Trinity, Westminster – Rev. Frederick Sserruga

St. Joseph, Akron; St. Mary, Brush; St. John, Stoneham – Rev. Maurice Okeke

Parochial Vicar and Hispanic Movement Chaplains:

Holy Trinity, Westminster – Rev. David Gomez-Limon

Ascension, Denver – Rev. Adrian Hernandez

St. Francis de Sales, Denver – Rev. Roberto Rodriguez-Cruz

St. Anthony of Padua, Denver – Rev. Fernando Londono

Special Assignment:

Priest Secretary to the Archbishop – Rev. Thomas Scherer

Sabbatical – Rev. Michael Freihofer (7/1/2021-12/31/2021)

Retirements:

Rev. Martin Lally

Priests Moving to Ministry Outside the Archdiocese of Denver:

Rev. Piotr Mozdyniewicz 

Rev. Patrick Geo

Rev. James A. Spahn, O.P.*

Rev. Stefan Zarnay, D.C.J.M.*

Rev. Martin Xuan Truong, C.R.M.*

Rev. David Gomez-Limon

Rev. Frank Lomica

*Assignment changes determined by their religious congregations and affirmed by the Archbishop of Denver.

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