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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The first slate

Last week, late on Friday afternoon, fax machines all over the diocese were aflutter with the list of the newest appointments of priests issued by the Diocesan Bishop.  Tonight, the second slate is making its way across the wires even as I'm typing.  So here's the list of all the moves, so far:

On August 1, 2012 (just a few weeks ago) the Redemptorist priests who have been serving at Holy Redeemer in Sudbury since the 1940s are scheduled to leave.  Bishop Plouffe has asked Reverend Eric Pannike to provide pastoral ministry at Holy Redeemer for the month of August.

On September 1, 2012, there are a number of priests in the diocese who will be moving to new assignments.  Can you follow this list?

  • Father Peter Moher, currently pastor of St. Peter the Apostle parish in North Bay will become pastor of Holy Redeemer in Sudbury;
  • Father Anthony Man-Son-Hing, currently pastor of Christ the King parish in Sudbury will become pastor of St. Peter the Apostle parish in North Bay;
  • Father Brian Dixon, currently the Episcopal Vicar for Economic Affairs and Diocesan Financial Administrator will become the pastor of Christ the King parish in Sudbury, while maintaining his duties as Episcopal Vicar for Economic Affairs and Diocesan Financial Administrator;
  • Father Brendan Doherty, C.PP.S., a Missionary of the Precious Blood who is currently residing in Niagara Falls, Ontario will be appointed as Assistant Pastor of Christ the King parish in Sudbury;
Also on September 1, 2012, the following appointments will take effect:

  • Mgr Richard Faucon, currently pastor of St. Joseph's parish in Chelmsford will become pastor of Sacré-Coeur parish in Sturgeon Falls.  Monsignor Faucon will also share the responsibility for pastoral ministry with Father Basil Agré, who is coming from outside the diocese to assume the duty of pastor of Ste-Thérèse d'Avila parish in Cache Bay, Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix parish in Crystal Falls; Notre-Dame-des-Victoires parish in Field and Ste-Rose-de-Lima parish in River Valley;
  • Father Gérald Lajeunesse, currently pastor at Sacré-Coeur parish in Sturgeon Falls will become pastor of St-Jacques parish in Hanmer;
  • Father Roch Martin, currently pastor of St-Jacques parish in Hanmer will become pastor of Ste-Anne-des-Pins parish in Sudbury;
  • Father Ronald Perron, sj, currently pastor of Ste-Anne-des-Pins parish and St. Ignatius of Loyola (University) parish will become the Director of Spiritual Affairs at the University of Sudbury and will remain the pastor of St. Ignatius of Loyola (University) parish;
  • Father Robert Giroux, currently pastor of Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci parish in Coniston; St-Marc parish in Markstay; and Notre-Dame-de-la-Rivière parish in Wahnapitae will become pastor of St-Charles-Boromée parish in St-Charles; St-Thomas Apôtre parish in Warren and will maintain his appointment as pastor of St-Marc parish in Markstay and Notre-Dame-de-la-Rivière parish in Wahnapitae;
  • Father Guy Albert, currently pastor of St-Dominique parish in Sudbury will become pastor of Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci parish in Coniston while maintaining his appointment as pastor of St-Dominique parish in Sudbury;
  • Father René Perron, currently pastor of Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes parish in Alban; Corpus Christi parish in Dokis, and St-David parish in Noêlville will become pastor of St-Jude parish in Espanola;
  • Father Pierre Cholette, currently pastor of St-Charles-Boromée parish in St-Charles; and St-Thomas Apôtre parish in Warren will become pastor of Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes parishin Alban; Corpus Christi parish in Dokis and St-David parish in Noêlville;
  • Father Gilles Grandmont, currently pastor of St-Jude parish in Espanola will become pastor of St-Joseph parish in Chelmsford; and
  • Father Lionel Tanguay, who has been providing pastoral ministry at Ste-Thérèse d'Avila parish in Cache Bay; Notre-Dame-de-la-Paix parish in Chrystal Falls; Notre-Dame-des-Victoires parish in Field and Ste-Rose-de-Lima parish in River Valley is returning to the Diocese of Timmins.

We are told that there will be more appointments coming, so stay tuned for more developments. 
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