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Clergy appointments announced

May 25, 2017

On behalf of Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, Father Raymund Reyes, vicar for clergy, announced the following clergy appointments and notices May 16. All appointments are effective July 1, 2017, unless otherwise noted.

 

Dean
Father Charito E. Suan, resuming responsibilities for Deanery 2.

 

Pastors
Father Daniel E. Carter, St. Paul of the Shipwreck Parish, San Francisco, continuing as pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, San Francisco; Father Shouraiah Pudota, St. James Parish, San Francisco with Spanish ministry at St. Paul Parish; Father Daniel Sylverstad, OP, St. Raymond Parish, Menlo Park; Father William H. Thornton, St. Sebastian Parish, Kentfield; Father David A. Ghiorso, St. Charles Parish, San Carlos; Father Michael J. Healy, St. Bartholomew Parish, San Mateo; Father Kenneth M. Weare, St. Rita Parish, Fairfax.

 

Pastors, second terms
Father Paul B. Arnoult, St. Gregory Parish, San Mateo; Father Ulysses L. D’Aquila, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Redwood City; Father Thuan V. Hoang, Church of the Visitacion, San Francisco; Father V. Mark Reburiano, St. Isabella Parish, San Rafael; Father Paul J. Rossi, St. Pius Parish, Redwood City, continuing as administrator of St. Matthias Parish, Redwood City; Father Augusto E. Villote, Our Lady of the Perpetual Help Parish, Daly City; Father Kenneth M. Westray, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, San Francisco.

 

Administrators
Father Eduardo A. Dura, St. Veronica Parish, South San Francisco, effective June 1-July 31 while Father Charles Puthota begins his sabbatical, then returning to St. Augustine Parish, South San Francisco; Father Thomas V. Martin, St. Veronica Parish, South San Francisco, effective Sept. 1-Dec. 31 for the conclusion of Father Puthota’s sabbatical, then returning to St. Pius Parish, Redwood City.

 

Parochial vicars
Father Jorge E. Arias, St. Peter Parish, San Francisco, effective March 1; Father Daniel U. Asue, St. Anne of the Sunset Parish, San Francisco; Father Sebastine T.O. Bula, VC, Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, San Francisco; Father John Y. Chung, Star of the Sea Parish, San Francisco; Father Patrick J. Driscoll, St. Veronica Parish, South San Francisco; Father Bonifacio G. Espeleta, Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Daly City; Father Rufino J.O. Gepiga, St. Bartholomew Parish, San Mateo with the equivalent of one-day per week at San Mateo Medical Center; Father Francis T. Htun, St. Finn Barr Parish, San Francisco, part-time, effective Sept. 15, 2017; Father Andrew C. Ibegbulem, OSA, St. Paul of the Shipwreck Parish, San Francisco; Father Manual D. Igrobay, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Daly City; Father Xishou (Simon) Jin, Holy Name of Jesus Parish, now full-time, San Francisco effective Sept. 15, 2017; Father Roland A. Lajoie, SM, Notre Dame des Victoires Parish, San Francisco; (Rev.) Michael Liliedahl, St. Cecilia Parish, San Francisco following his ordination to the priesthood June 10, 2017; Father Toan X. Nguyen, St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Burlingame; Father Nicasio G. Paloso, St. Pius Parish, Redwood City, effective Sept. 1-Dec. 31, then St. Timothy Parish, San Mateo, effective Jan. 1, 2018; Father Raul Rodriguez, LC, St. Peter Parish, San Francisco; (Rev.) Alvin A. Yu, St. Matthew Parish, San Mateo following his ordination to the priesthood June 10.

 

Vocations (in addition to their parish assignments)
Father Cameron M. Faller, assistant vocation director, effective Aug. 1; Father Andrew W. Ginter, assistant vocation director effective Aug. 1; Father Juan Manuel Lopez, assistant vocation director, effective Aug. 1; Father Thomas V. Martin, assistant vocation director effective Aug. 1; Father Patrick J. Summerhays, vocation director, part-time, effective Aug. 1, continuing as parochial vicar, part-time, at St. Cecilia Church, San Francisco and with canon law studies The Catholic University of America.

 

Archbishop’s masters of ceremonies, all effective Aug. 1
Brother Christopher Coyne, COSJ; Deacon Graham Cumming; Deacon J. Rory Desmond; Deacon Thomas F. Kelly; Deacon Fred Totah

 

Chaplaincy ministry
Father Francis T. Htun, San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, part-time, effective Sept. 15; Father Dominic S. Lee, Chinese ministry, part-time, remaining at St. Matthew Parish, San Mateo, as part-time parochial vicar.

 

St. Patrick’s Seminary & University
Father Michael Carey, OP, associate professor of moral theology, chair of Moral Theology Department; Father Michael Castori, SJ, adjunct instructor of Sacred Scripture; Father Daniel B. Donohoo, vice rector; Father Pius Pietrzyk, OP, assistant professor of pastoral studies, chair of Pastoral Studies Department; Father George E. Schultze, SJ, president/rector. Note that the following priests are continuing at St. Patrick’s: Father Gregory Heidenblut, OSA, director of pastoral year, instructor of dogmatics; Father Loreto B. Rojas, director of field education, instructor of pastoral studies.

 

Serving outside the archdiocese
Father Joseph F. Previtali, doctoral studies in sacred theology (dogmatics) at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas-Angelicum, Rome; Father David A. Schunk, assistant vice rector and formation advisor, Pontifical North American College, Rome, effective Aug. 1. Note that the following priests are continuing their studies outside the archdiocese: Father Mark D. Doherty, doctoral studies in moral theology, studies continuing at University of Fribourg in Switzerland, returning to St. Peter Parish, San Francisco, this summer; Father Armando J. Gutierrez, canon law studies continuing at Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, returning to St. Peter Parish, San Francisco, this summer; Father Patrick J. Summerhays, licentiate studies in canon law continuing at The Catholic University of America online, and in Washington, D.C., this summer.

 

Sabbaticals
Father Brian L. Costello, Institute for Continuing Theological Education (ICTE), Rome, effective Jan. 1, 2018, returning to Our Lady of Loretto Parish, Novato, July 1, 2018; Father Angel N. Quitalig, ICTE, Rome, effective Jan. 1, 2018; Father John J. Sakowski, ICTE, Rome, effective Jan. 1, 2018.

 

In residence
Father Jerome M. Murphy, Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Belmont, effective May 1, 2017, while on medical leave status through June 30, 2017.

 

Ordinations to the permanent diaconate
Deacon Obet Abad (his wife is Jossie), St. Stephen Parish, San Francisco; Deacon Salvatore (Sal) J. Campagna, Jr. (Laura), St. Gregory Parish, San Mateo; Deacon Ricardo R. Cepriano (May), St. Dunstan Parish, Millbrae; Deacon Sergio Gomez (Griselda), St. Paul of the Shipwreck Parish, San Francisco; Deacon George Khoury (Nariman), St. Thomas More Parish, San Francisco; Deacon Ferdinand C. Mariano (Corazon), St. Patrick Parish, San Francisco; Deacon William J. McLoughlin (Christine), St. Paul Parish, San Francisco; Deacon Juan M. Michel (Maria de la luz), St. Charles Borromeo Parish, San Francisco; Deacon Beda Abdon (Abbie) S. Nepomuceno (Josephine), St. Thomas More Parish, San Francisco; Deacon Dino F. Ornido (Katherine), St. Dominic Parish, San Francisco; Deacon David Richard Rolandelli (Mildred), St. Matthias Parish, Redwood City; Deacon Jimmy L. Salcido (Eileen), St. Dominic Parish, San Francisco; Deacon Edward C. Te (Erlinda), Sts. Peter & Paul Parish, San Francisco.

 

Reminder of upcoming ordinations to the priesthood, scheduled June 10
Rev. Mr. Michael D. Liliedahl, St. Cecilia Parish, San Francisco, as noted earlier; Reverend Mr. Alvin A. Yu, St. Matthew Parish, San Mateo, as noted earlier.

 

Thank you for your ongoing prayers for vocations to the priesthood, and for the men currently in studies
Zachary Alspaugh, Santino U. Ambrosini, Francisco Avila, Nicholas S. Case, Kyle J. Faller, Jerald M. Geronimo, Ernesto M. Jandonero, Cameron R. Pollette, James M. Precobb, Ian E. Quito will take his pastoral year at St. Pius Parish, Redwood City, effective Sept. 1; Michael P. Rocha, Benjamin Rosado will take his pastoral year at St. Rafael Parish, San Rafael, effective Sept. 1; Michael X. Sullivan, Gerardo Vasquez.

 

Additional notes
Father Erick E. Arauz has requested and been granted a leave of absence, effective May 1.

 

Departures
Father Paul J. Coleman, returning to the Diocese of Oakland where he will be serving as pastor at St. Monica Parish, Moraga; Father Christopher Fadok, OP, socius and vicar to the provincial, Western Dominican Province.

 

Note
It was announced April 3, that Father Martin Muruli was returning to the Diocese of Eldoret in Kenya this summer. Instead, his bishop has now granted him a two-year extension, and he will remain in residence at St. Pius Parish, serving as a chaplain at Kaiser and Sequoia hospitals in Redwood City, and at St. Mary’s Medical Center, San Francisco.

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