Last Updated: Friday - 09/24/2010
Week of June 29, 2009
Pastoral appointments for St. Paul Diocese
SPECIAL TO THE WCR
ST. PAUL - Bishop Luc Bouchard has announced the following pastoral appointments for the St. Paul Diocese. All take effect Sept. 8 unless otherwise indicated.
Father Gérard Gauthier, presently pastor of Fort McMurray, is appointed pastor of St. Joseph in Whitecourt and Our Lady of Peace in Fox Creek.
Father Limneo Zamora Jr., presently pastor of Whitecourt, is appointed pastor of St. Gabriel in Athabasca and St. Catherine in Rochester.
Carmelite Father Paul Thekkanath, presently pastor of Barrhead, is appointed pastor of St. John the Baptist and St. Paul in Fort McMurray and missions in Chard, Conklin, Fort MacKay and Fort Chipewyan.
Carmelite Father Paulson Kannanaikal, presently assistant in Bonnyville, is appointed assistant of St. John Baptist and St. Paul in Fort McMurray, and missions in Chard, Conklin, Fort MacKay and Fort Chipewyan.
Father Hong Kim Nguyen, presently pastor of Athabasca, is appointed pastor of St. Emile in Legal, and missions in Waugh and Vimy.
Montfort Missionary Father Damian Nwachukwu, presently pastor of Legal, is appointed pastor of Our Lady of Atonement in Smoky Lake and Sacred Heart in Vilna, and missions in Kikino and Goodfish Lake.
Father Martin Jubinville, presently pastor of Smoky Lake and Vilna, is appointed pastor of St. Anne in Barrhead and missions in Swan Hills and Fort Assiniboine.
Montfort Missionary Father Vitus Ikeme, presently administrator of St. Isidore in Plamondon and missions in Atmore and Breynat, is appointed pastor of these parishes.
Montfort Missionary Father Polycarp Chukwu, newly arrived, is appointed assistant to St. Louis in Bonnyville and the mission in Kehewin.
Father Andrew Schoenberger, presently assistant in Fort McMurray, is granted a three-year study leave at the Gregorian University in Rome effective Aug. 17.
The Felician Sisters will leave the diocese in October. Sister Mary Anne Olekszyk will serve on the community's provincial council in the United States. Sister Laurette Couture will serve in Ontario.
Thomas Dieu Hoang Nguyen, seminarian, will be instituted acolyte in Westlock Sept. 6. He will do his pastoral internship year in Westlock.
Francis of Assisi Khai Quoc Duc Phan, seminarian, will be instituted acolyte at St. John the Baptist Oct. 11 in Fort McMurray. He will do his pastoral internship in Fort McMurray.