Thursday, May 14, 2009

New Assignments in the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings

This is from our diocesan webpage.

Official Priest Assignments Announced
Effective July 1, 2009

Rev. John Houlihan, Pastor of St. Patrick Co-Cathedral in Billings, will retire and assume the role of Pastor Emeritus.

Rev. William Hogan, Pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Billings will retire.

Rev. Raymond Nyquist, Pastor of Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Black Eagle, will retire.

Rev. Robert Grosch, Pastor of St. Jude Thaddeus Church in Havre, is assigned to serve as Pastor of St. Patrick Co-Cathedral in Billings.

Rev. Stephen Zabrocki, Pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Wolf Point, with attached missions, is assigned to serve as Pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Billings.

Rev. Dale Yurkovic, Pastor of St. Mary Church in Livingston and St. Joseph Church in Big Timber, with attached missions, is assigned to serve as Pastor of St. Jude Thaddeus Church in Havre.

Rev. Wayne Pittard, chaplain on the Pastoral Care Staff of Benefis Hospital in Great Falls, is assigned to serve as Pastor of St. Mary Church in Livingston and St. Joseph Church in Big Timber, with attached missions of St. Margaret in Clyde Park and St. William in Gardiner. This assignment is effective August 10. During the interim starting July 1, Rev. Anthony Ozimek, OSB, supply priest in Billings, is assigned to serve as sacramental minister.

Rev. Anselm Ofodum, Parochial Administrator of St. Philip Bonitus Church in Scobey, with attached missions, is assigned to serve as Parochial Administrator of Immaculate Conception Church in Wolf Point, with attached missions of St. Joseph in Frazer and St. Ann in Vida. Rev. Francis Schreiber, Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Poplar, is assigned to serve as his supervising Pastor.

Rev. Domenico Pizzonia, Parochial Administrator of Immaculate Conception Church in Fort Benton and St. Margaret Church in Geraldine, is assigned to serve as Parochial Vicar of Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Black Eagle.

Rev. Paul McKane, OSB, presently serving as a priest in the Diocese of Rapid City, is assigned to serve as Parochial Vicar of St. Luke the Evangelist Church and St. Joseph Church in Great Falls.

Rev. Patrick Zabrocki, Pastor of St. Luke the Evangelist Church and St. Joseph Church in Great Falls, is assigned to serve as Pastor of St. Joseph Church in Plentywood and St. Philip Bonitus Church in Scobey, with the mission of St. Patrick in Medicine Lake.

Rev. Marcel Vogel, Pastor of St. Joseph Church in Plentywood, with attached mission, is assigned to serve as a supply priest in the Great Falls area.

Rev. Leo McDowell, Director of Vocations, is additionally assigned to serve as Pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Fort Benton and St. Margaret Church in Geraldine.

Rev. Jay H. Peterson, V. G. ., is additionally assigned to serve as Canonical Pastor of St. Joseph Church and St. Luke the Evangelist Church in Great Falls and Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Black Eagle.
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