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August 17, 2014 Issue

The move to senior status of six priests and the naming of founding pastors for two newly created parishes are among Diocese of Peoria clergy appointments announced by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC.



New assignments for 39 priests are announced, listed here

New assignments for 39 priests to take effect over the next four months were announced this week by Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, CSC.

Among the highlights of the changes, listed in full below, are:

-- The granting of senior status to four diocesan priests, while two religious order priests are returning to their communities.

-- The naming of founding pastors for two new parishes uniting existing faith communities in Spring Valley as well as in Fairbury, Strawn, Chatsworth, and Forrest. Details are found in a story here.

-- The welcoming of three priests from the Eastern U.S. Province of the Salesians of Don Bosco for service in the Champaign area. See story here.

-- The assignments of new chaplains for Alleman High School in Rock Island and Marquette Academy in Ottawa, and

-- The appointment of Msgr. John Prendergast to several diocesan leadership roles including special assistant to the bishop, episcopal vicar for religious, episcopal vicar for retired priests, and vice chancellor.

First assignments for the priests being ordained May 25 will appear in the June 9 issue of The Catholic Post.

Because the retirements have three different effective dates and other appointments reflect initial implementation of the “Growing in Faith Together” pastoral recommendations, the assignments are being phased in stages over the coming months as follows:

PRIESTS TO SENIOR STATUS
These appointments are effective on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, unless otherwise noted:

Father Duane Jack, from pastor, St. Patrick’s Parish, Colona, to senior status

Father Ted Pracz, from pastor, Holy Family Parish, Danville, to senior status

Father James Rickey, from pastor, St. Patrick’s Parish, Dwight, to senior status

Father John Paninski, MS, from pastor, St. Isaac Jogues Parish, Georgetown, to return to LaSalette community in Hartford, Conn.

Msgr. Doug Hennessy, from pastor, Holy Trinity Parish, Bloomington, to senior status (effective Sunday, July 14, 2013)

Father Roger Corpus, OSB, from pastor, St. Mary’s Parish, El Paso, to return to St. Bede Abbey, Peru (effective Wednesday, July 31, 2013)

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NEW ASSIGNMENTS
These appointments are effective on Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Father Jules Adator, while remaining administrator, St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Ottawa, and St. Mary’s Parish, Ottawa (Naplate), to administrator, St. Patrick’s Parish, Ottawa

Father Scott Archer, while remaining pastor of St. John’s Parish, Fairbury, and St. Rose Mission, Strawn, to administrator of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Chatsworth, and St. James Mission, Forrest

Father Steven Bird, from pastor, St. Malachy’s Parish, Rantoul, and St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, Thomasboro, to pastor, St. Patrick’s Parish, Colona, and assisting with Spanish Masses in Kewanee

Father Anthony Co, from assistant chaplain at St. John’s Catholic Newman Center at the University of Illinois, Champaign, to administrator, St. Patrick’s Parish, Andalusia, chaplain of Alleman High School, Rock Island, and sacramental care of Augustana College, Rock Island

Father Joseph Donton, from pastor, St. Patrick’s Parish, Ottawa, to pastor, St. Malachy’s Parish, Rantoul, and St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, Thomasboro

Father S. Stephen Engelbrecht, from pastor, St. Patrick’s Parish, Andalusia, to pastor, St. Anthony’s Parish, Atkinson

Father Fredi Gomez Torres, while remaining pastor, Holy Cross Parish, Mendota, and Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Peterstown, to pastor, St. Teresa of Avila Parish, Earlville

Father Chris Haake, from pastor, St. Teresa of Avila Parish, Earlville, to pastor, St. Patrick’s Parish, Dwight

Father Geoffrey Horton, from parochial vicar, Holy Cross Parish, Mendota, and Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Peterstown, to parochial vicar, St. Mark’s Parish, Peoria, and assistant chaplain, St. Joseph’s Newman Center at Bradley University, Peoria

Father R. Anthony Lee, from pastor, St. Anthony’s Parish, Atkinson, to pastor, Historic St. Patrick’s Parish, Bloomington and pastoral care for the John Paul II Catholic Newman Center at Illinois State University, Normal

Father Steven Loftus, from pastor, St. Mary’s Parish and Sacred Heart Parish, Rock Island, and chaplain, Alleman High School, to pastor, Holy Family Parish, Danville

Father J. M. Logan, from parochial vicar, St. Pius X Parish, Rock Island, to administrator, St. Mary’s and Sacred Heart parishes, Rock Island

Father Paul Ngoku, from parochial vicar, St. Mary’s, Pontiac; St. Joseph’s Mission, Flanagan; and St. John’s Parish, Cullom, to parochial vicar, Sacred Heart Parish, Moline

Father James Pankiewicz, from parochial vicar, St. Joseph’s Parish, Pekin, and Sacre Coeur Parish, Creve Coeur, to assistant chaplain, St. John’s Catholic Newman Center at the University of Illinois, Champaign

Father Timothy Sauppe, while remaining pastor of St. Mary’s Parish, Westville, to pastor, St. Isaac Jogues Parish, Georgetown

Father Dustin Schultz, from parochial vicar, St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Streator, and chaplain, Marquette Academy, Ottawa, to parochial vicar, St. Matthew’s Parish, Champaign, and St. Boniface Parish, Seymour

Father B. K. Tran, from pastor, Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Chatsworth, and St. James Mission, Forrest, to sabbatical for service in Florida parishes

Father Peter Zorjan, from administrator, Historic St. Patrick’s Parish, Bloomington, and chaplain, John Paul II Catholic Newman Center, to parochial vicar, St. Mary’s Parish, Pontiac; St. Joseph’s Mission, Flanagan; and St. John’s Parish, Cullom

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These appointments are effective on Monday, July 1, 2013

Salesian Priest to be announced, from duties within the Eastern U.S. Province of the Salesians of Don Bosco, to pastor, Holy Cross Parish, Champaign

Salesian Priest to be announced, from duties within the Eastern U.S. Province of the Salesians of Don Bosco, to parochial vicar, Holy Cross Parish, Champaign; assisting with Spanish Masses in Rantoul

Salesian Priest to be announced, from duties within the Eastern U.S. Province of the Salesians of Don Bosco, to assistant chaplain, St. John’s Catholic Newman Center at the University of Illinois, Champaign

Father Scott Archer, from pastor of St. John’s Parish, Fairbury, and St. Rose Mission, Strawn and administrator of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, Chatsworth, and St. James Mission, Forrest, to founding pastor of the new St. Andrew’s Parish at Fairbury, Strawn, Chatsworth and Forrest

Msgr. John Prendergast, from pastor, St. Patrick’s Parish, Washington, and St. Monica’s Parish, East Peoria, to special assistant to the bishop; episcopal vicar for religious; episcopal vicar for retired priests; and vice chancellor

Father Robert Spilman, from pastor, St. Anthony’s Parish, Immaculate Conception Parish, and Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, all in Spring Valley, to founding pastor of the new Parish of the Nativity of Our Lord, Spring Valley

Father Stephen Willard, from pastor, Holy Cross Parish, Champaign, to pastor, St. Patrick’s Parish, Washington, and St. Monica’s Parish, East Peoria

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These appointments are effective on Sunday, July 14, 2013

Father Anthony Bernas, from administrator, St. Francis of Assisi and St. Mary’s parishes, Kewanee, to administrator, St. Maria Goretti Parish, Coal Valley, and Mary, Our Lady of Peace Parish, Orion

Father Deo Gratias Kiwanuka, from administrator, Mary, Our Lady of Peace Parish, Orion, and St. Maria Goretti Parish, Coal Valley, to parochial vicar, Holy Trinity Parish and Historic St. Patrick’s Parish, Bloomington, and pastoral care, John Paul II Catholic Newman Center at Illinois State University, Normal

Father R. Anthony Lee, while remaining pastor of Historic St. Patrick’s Parish, Bloomington, and pastoral care for John Paul II Catholic Newman Center at Illinois State University, Normal, to pastor, Holy Trinity Parish, Bloomington

Father Julius Turyatoranwa, from parochial vicar, Holy Trinity Parish, Bloomington, to pastoral assistance at Holy Family Parish, Lincoln

Father Jeff Windy, from leave of absence to parochial vicar, Holy Trinity Parish, Bloomington, and Historic St. Patrick’s Parish, Bloomington

Father Johndameseni Zilimu, from parochial vicar, St. Matthew’s Parish, Champaign, and St. Boniface Parish, Seymour, to administrator, St. Mary’s Parish, Kewanee

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These appointments are effective on Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Father Ron Dodd, from pastor, St. Paul’s Parish, Odell, and Sacred Heart Parish, Campus, to pastor, St. Mary’s Parish, Metamora, and St. Elizabeth’s Mission, Washburn

Father Chris Haake, while remaining pastor of St. Patrick’s Parish, Dwight, to pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Campus

Father William Keebler, while remaining parochial vicar, St. Mary’s Parish, Pontiac; St. Joseph’s Mission, Flanagan; and St. John’s Parish, Cullom, to parochial vicar, St. Paul’s Parish, Odell

Father Donald Roszkowski, from pastor, St. Mary’s Parish, Metamora, and St. Elizabeth’s Mission, Washburn, to pastor, St. Mary’s Parish, El Paso

Father David Sabel, from administrator of St. Mary’s Parish, Pontiac; St. Joseph’s Mission, Flanagan; and St. John’s Parish, Cullom, to pastor of those faith communities as well as St. Paul’s Parish, Odell

Father Peter Zorjan, while remaining parochial vicar at St. Mary’s Parish, Pontiac; St. Joseph’s Mission, Flanagan; and St. John’s Parish, Cullom, to parochial vicar, St. Paul’s Parish, Odell

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This appointment is effective on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013

Father Julius Turyatoranwa, from pastoral assistance, Holy Family Parish, Lincoln, to parochial vicar, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Morton

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