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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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