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Official Priest Appointments, Effective July 1, 2024

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, 2024, unless noted otherwise.

 

Pastors Renewed for an Additional Six Years (or one year) at the Same Parish

Father Faustinus Anyamele, Our Lady of the Mountains, Estes Park

Father Scott Bailey, Risen Christ Parish, Denver

Father Joseph Cao, Curé d’Ars Parish, Denver

Father James E. Fox, Good Shepherd Parish, Denver (one year)

Father Felicien Mbala, St. Andrew Parish, Wray and St. John the Evangelist Parish, Yuma

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Father Michael O’Brien, St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Julesburg and St. Peter Mission Church, Crook

Father Mario Ramirez, Our Lady of Peace Parish, Greeley

Father James Spahn, St. John Paul II Parish, Thornton

Father Jason Wunsch, St. Gianna Beretta Molla Parish, Denver and DIA Interfaith Chapel, Denver

 

Pastors Changing Parishes and New Pastor Assignments for Six Years:

Father Felipe Colombo, St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Aurora

Father Chris Considine, St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Boulder

Father John Croghan, St. Michael Parish, Craig; Holy Family Parish, Meeker; and St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish, Rangely

Father Peter Mussett, Notre Dame Parish, Denver

Father Herman Nsubuga, Parochial Administrator of St. Joseph Parish, Akron; St. Mary Parish, Brush; and St. John the Evangelist Mission Church, Stoneham

Father Stephen Siebert, St. Helena Parish, Fort Morgan; St. Francis of Assisi Mission Church, Weldona; Our Lady of Lourdes Mission Church, Wiggins

Father Eric Vigil, St. Mary Parish, Breckenridge; Our Lady of Peace Mission Church, Silverthorne; and Copper Mountain Interfaith Chapel

 

Parochial Vicars

Father Guillermo Bustillos, Our Lady Mother of the Church, Commerce City

Monsignor Emile Dibongue, St. Cajetan Parish, Denver

Father Cristóbal Reynaldo Gadea Velásquez, St. Andrew Parish, Wray and St. John the Evangelist Parish, Yuma

Father Geronimo Gonzalez, St. Bernadette Parish, Lakewood and St. Mary Magdalene Parish, Denver

Father Juan Adrian Hernandez, Holy Cross Parish, Thornton and Chaplain, Frassati Catholic Academy, Thornton

Father Witold Kaczmarzyk, St. Thomas More Parish, Centennial

Father David Kuzenza, Queen of Peace Parish, Aurora

Father Cyrille Mbemba, St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Aurora

Father Jesus Murillo-Ferro, L.C., St. Theresa Parish, Frederick

Father Jessfyr Alexander Picado Fuentes, Holy Trinity Parish, Westminster and Our Lady of the Visitation Mission Church, Denver

Father Gerardo Puga, St. Mary Parish, Rifle and Sacred Heart Mission Church, Silt

Father Michael Rapp, St. Frances Cabrini Parish, Littleton

Father Reinaldo Rojas, St. Michael Parish, Craig; Holy Family Parish, Meeker; and St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish, Rangely

Father Frederick Sserugga, St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Edwards; St. Patrick Parish, Minturn; St. Mary Mission Church, Eagle; Vail Interfaith Chapel, Vail; and Beaver Creek Interfaith Chapel, Beaver Creek

Father Michael Tran, St. Frances Cabrini Parish, Littleton

Father John Paul Almeida, Part-time Parochial Vicar at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Boulder; St. Rita Mission Church, Nederland; and to the Missio Ad Gentes of the Neocatechumenal Way, Denver

 

Other Assignments/Departures

Father Edward Bentley, L.C., prison ministry. He is assigned residence at All Souls Parish, Englewood.

Father José A. Caballero is assigned residence at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Aurora.

Father Nathan Cromly is assigned residence at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Denver and is serving as President of the St. John Institute, Englewood.

Father John Ezratty, M.C., Formator, St. John Vianney Theological Seminary, Denver

Father Anthony Davis departs St. Stephen the Protomartyr Parish, Glenwood Springs for the Archdiocese of the Military Services as a Navy Chaplain.

Father Juan Madrid departs Holy Cross Parish, Thornton and Frassati Catholic Academy, Thornton for Itinerancy with the Neocatechumenal Way

Father Tomislav Tomic departs Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Boulder and St. Rita Mission Church, Nederland for Itinerancy with the Neocatechumenal Way

Father David Nix is reassigned as Diocesan Hermit

Father Jeevan D’Almeida, O.C.D. departs St. Frances Cabrini Parish, Littleton

Father Israel Gonsalves, O.C.D. departs St. Thomas More Parish, Centennial

Father Rohan Miranda, O.C.D. departs St. Thomas More Parish, Centennial

Father Ivan Monteiro, O.C.D. departs St. Thomas More Parish, Centennial

Father Ronald Sequeira, O.C.D. departs St. Frances Cabrini Parish, Littleton

 

Retirements

Monsignor Edward Buelt

Father Marek Ciesla, S.Chr.

Father Terrence Kissell

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