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Clergy appointments announced
April 12th, 2016

Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone announced the following clergy assignments effective July 1, 2016, except as noted.


Pastors:
Father Roger G. Gustafson, St. Brendan Church; Father Stephen H. Howell, St. Philip Church; Father Anthony P. LaTorre , St. Stephen Church; Father Henryk Noga, SVD, St. Kevin Church; Msgr. C. Michael Padazinski St. Patrick Church, Larkspur, effective 9/1/16 while continuing as judicial vicar of the Metropolitan Tribunal and chancellor of the archdiocese; Father Luello N. Palacpac, Church of the Good Shepherd; Father Lawrence Vadakkan, Immaculate Heart of Mary Church.


Pastors, appointed to second six-year terms:
Father William E. Brown, St. Hilary Church; Father Rolando S. De la Rosa, Mater Dolorosa Church; Father Domingo Orimaco, Our Lady of Mercy Church; Father John J. Sakowski , St. Thomas the Apostle Church, as well as St. Monica Church; Father Arnold E. Zamora, Holy Name of Jesus Church.


Pastors, continued:
Father Rene R. Ramoso, St. Augustine Church; Father Eugene D. Tungol, Church of the Epiphany.


Administrators:
Father Ulysses L. D’Aquila, St. Matthias Church, continuing as pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Redwood City; Father Narcis L. Kabipi , St. John of God Church, effective 4/1/16, (priest of the Diocese of Bunda, Tanzania); Father Paul F. Warren, St. Patrick Church, Larkspur, effective 7/1/16 through 8/31/16.


Parochial vicars:
Father Wade E. Bjerke, part-time parochial vicar, St. Peter Church, and St. Anthony Church, both in San Francisco; Father Vicente Dimatera III, part-time parochial vicar, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, effective 2/23/16 through 6/30/16, (priest of the Diocese of Daet, Philippines); Transitional Deacon Andrew W. Ginter, St. Hilary Church, effective 7/1/16, following his Saturday, June 4, 2016 ordination to the priesthood; Father Teodoro P. Magpayo, St. Pius Church; Father Thomas V. Martin, St. Robert Church; Father A. Roy Remo, St. Charles Church, San Carlos, (priest from the Archdiocese of Caceres, Philippines); Father Tony S. Vallecillo, part-time parochial vicar, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, Redwood City, and part-time parochial vicar, St. Matthias Church with residence at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.


Chancery assignments:
Father Stephen H. Howell, part-time director of Ongoing Formation for Newly Ordained Priests (first five years); Father Charles Puthota, director of Pastoral Ministry, effective 4/4/16 continuing as pastor of St. Veronica Church.


Chaplains:
Father Wade E. Bjerke, part-time chaplain, San Francisco General Hospital; Father David A. Ghiorso, part-time chaplain, Junipero Serra High School, continuing as pastor at St. Charles Church, San Carlos; Father Narcis S. Kabipi, chaplain, UCSF Medical Center, Parnassus Campus, effective 4/1/16; Father William H. Thornton, chaplain, San Mateo County Hospital, Mills Health Center in San Mateo with residence at St. Gregory Church.


Studies:
Father Mark D. Doherty, moral theology, Université de Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland, effective 9/1/16; Father Patrick J. Summerhays, summer canon law studies, The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C., effective 6/1/16 through 8/31/16, returning to St. Cecilia Church, San Francisco.


Retirements:
Father Gerald D. Coleman, PSS, from Daughters of Charity Health System (ethicist); Father James L. Fredericks from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, (Dept. of Theological Studies); Father Paul F. Warren, from St. Patrick Church, Larkspur, effective 9/1/16.


Additional changes in the archdiocese:
Father Edward A. Reese, SJ, president, St. Ignatius College Preparatory.


In residence:
Father Joseph P. Bradley, St. Bartholomew Church, San Mateo, effective 5/14/16; Father Raymundo D. Espiga, FFI, St. Peter Church, undertaking English Studies, effective 4/1/16, (Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, Rome); Father Joseph E. Richard, Serra Clergy House, effective 5/1/16; Father Kirk J. Ullery, St. Vincent de Paul Church, San Francisco, effective 3/15/16.


Departures from the archdiocese:
Father John Paul Otanwa, VC, leaves for doctoral studies in Iowa, effective 6/1/16; Father Norman G. Vitug, returning to ministry in the Archdiocese of San Fernando, Philippines, effective 3/31/16.


From April 14, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.






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