Here’s a list of all the new priest assignments for the Archdiocese of Denver, including pastor and parochial vicar reassignments, parish administrators, chaplains and retirements. These appointments are effective July 1, 2023, unless noted otherwise.
Pastors Renewed for an Additional Six Years (or one year) at the Same Parish
Fr. Matthew Book, Light of the World in Littleton
Fr. Daniel Cardo, S.C.V., Holy Name in Englewood
Fr. Warli de Araujo Castro, Holy Cross in Thornton
Msgr. Jorge de los Santos, Our Lady Mother of the Church in Commerce City
Fr. James E. Fox, Good Shepherd in Denver (one year)
Fr. Simon Kalonga, St. Joseph & Holy Family in Fort Collins
Fr. Terrence Kissell, St. Michael the Archangel in Aurora (one year)
Fr. John Paul Leyba, St. Frances of Cabrini in Littleton
Fr. Humberto Marquez, St. John the Baptist in Longmont
Fr. Sean McGrath, Shrine of St. Anne in Arvada
Fr. Herman Joseph Nsubuga Jjuuko, St. Anthony of Padua in Julesburg
Fr. Jerome Rohr, St. Patrick in Holyoke, Christ the King in Haxtun and St. Peter the Apostle in Fleming
Fr. Joseph Tran, St. Joseph in Golden
Pastors Changing Parishes and New Pastor Assignments for Six Years:
Fr. Israel Perez-Lopez, Presentation of Our Lady in Denver
Fr. Joseph McLagan, St. Mary Magdalene in Denver, in addition to being Pastor at St. Bernadette in Lakewood
Fr. Julio César Amezcua Martín, St. Augustine in Brighton (effective May 5, 2023)
Fr. Matthew Magee, St. Stephen, Protomartyr in Glenwood Springs
Fr. Francis Thérèse Krautter, C.S.J., St. Ignatius of Loyola in Denver
Fr. Joseph Grady, St. Mary in Aspen and Snowmass Chapel in Snowmass Village
Fr. Philip Binh Tran, C.R.M., Queen of Vietnamese Martyrs in Wheat Ridge (effective July 8, 2023)
Fr. Juan Adrian Hernandez Dominguez, St. Cajetan Parish in Denver
Fr. Arokiaraj Adaikaladoss, H.G.N., St. Joseph in Fort Collins
Fr. Isidore Orjikwe, Our Lady of the Valley in Windsor
Fr. John Mrozek, Our Lady of Fatima in Lakewood
Fr. Ireneusz Kuźmicki, St. Clare of Assisi in Edwards
Fr. Nailon Joshua Nyoni, St. Augustine in Brighton (effective April 20, 2023)
Fr. Juan Sebastian Splawinski, Ascension in Denver
Fr. Tomasz Surma, Holy Name in Steamboat
Fr. Peter Srsich, St. Thomas Aquinas in Boulder
Fr. Reinaldo Rojas, St. Mary in Rifle
Fr. John Ezratty, M.C., St. Bernadette in Lakewood and St. Mary Magdalene in Denver
Fr. Guillermo Bustillos, St. John the Baptist in Longmont
Fr. John Thérèse Creus, C.S.J., St. Ignatius of Loyola in Denver
Fr. Martin Latiff, M.C., Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Denver
Fr. Kevin Kasel, Our Lady of Loreto in Foxfield
Fr. Anthony Duc Huan Phan, Light of the World in Littleton
Fr. Patricio Xavier Chuquimarca Picuji, St. John the Baptist in Johnstown
Fr. John Stapleton, Chaplain at Holy Family High School in Broomfield. He will reside at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Denver.
Fr. Christian J. Mast, Chaplain at Bishop Machebeuf High School in Denver. He will reside at the Companions of Christ House in Denver.
Fr. James Claver, S.C.J., is reassigned as Chaplain at the Augustine Institute in Greenwood Village
Fr. Douglas Grandon is reassigned as National Chaplain for FOCUS
Fr. Braden Wagner is reassigned as Formator, St. John Vianney Seminary
Fr. Miguel Soubrier, Jail Ministry, effective April 1, 2023. He is in residence at Light of the World Parish in Littleton.
Fr. Dirk Dunfee, S.J., departs St. Ignatius of Loyola in Denver.
Fr. Patrick Quinn, S.J., departs St. Ignatius of Loyola in Denver.
Fr. Darrick Leier departs St. Mary in Aspen for the Diocese of Fargo, North Dakota.
Fr. Szymon Czuwara departs St. Francis of Assisi in Longmont for the Archdiocese of Lublin, Poland.
Fr. Bonaventure Cai My Loc, C.R.M., departs Queen of Vietnamese Martyrs in Wheat Ridge to be assigned as Pastor at another Congregation of the Mother of the Redeemer parish.
Fr. Edward Poehlmann
Fr. Elbert Chilson
Fr. Joseph Hartmann