May 30, 2016
Following is a list of appointments of priests in the Edmonton Archdiocese, effective Aug. 17, unless otherwise indicated.


Mary Help of Christians Parish:

Father John Lizu Gan, a priest of the Congregation of St. John the Baptist, pastor

Our Lady of Fatima Parish:

Father Alex da Silva Siqueira, pastor

St. Andrew Parish:

Father Andrew Bogdanowicz, pastor

St. Charles Parish:

Oblate Father Jack Herklotz, pastor

St. John the Evangelist Parish:

Salesian Father Adaikalaraja John, associate pastor

St. Theresa Parish:

Father Silvichan Marattil Dominic, a priests of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception, associate pastor

St. Thomas More Parish:

Salesian Father Antony Fernando, pastor

Salesian Father Sagayaraj Devadoss, associate pastor


Holy Family Parish, St. Albert:

Pallottine Father Thomas Reddy Basani, associate pastor

Holy Trinity Parish, Spruce Grove:

Father Joselito Cantal, associate pastor

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sherwood Park; Tofield:

Father Rajappa Savariappan, associate pastor

Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Fort Saskatchewan; Gibbons, Lamont, Redwater, St. Michael, Skaro:

Pallottine Father Moses Savarimuthu, associate pastor

St. Anthony Parish, Lloydminster:

Pallottine Father Antony Michael, pastor

St. Joseph Parish, Killam; Daysland, Heisler:

Father Christian Nwaigwe, pastor

St. Martin of Tours Parish, Vegreville; Holden, Viking:

Father Luan Vu, pastor

St Matthew Parish, Rocky Mountain House, Caroline, Evergreen:

Father Leon Kler, pastor


Father Liju Jose from the Archdiocese of Kottayam, India, is appointed priest chaplain at the Grey Nuns Hospital and the Cross Cancer Institute.

Salesian Father Adaikalaraja John, in addition to his responsibilities as associate pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Edmonton, is appointed part-time priest chaplain at Misericordia Hospital.

Father Michael Schumacher is granted a study leave in Rome.


Father Antholinus Aneke, current associate pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Edmonton and part-time priest chaplain at the Misericordia Hospital returns to his diocese in Nigeria.

Fr Antonio Brum Hofmeister, current Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Edmonton, concludes his term of service in the Archdiocese (July 21).

Father Peter Ebidero, current associate pastor of Holy Family Parish in St. Albert is re-assigned by his bishop (June 29).

Oblate Father Frank Kuczera, current pastor of St. Charles Parish in Edmonton is reassigned by his religious community.

Franciscan Father Regi Mathew, current priest chaplain at Grey Nuns Hospital and Cross Cancer Hospital in Edmonton, is reassigned by his religious community.

Father Ashok Mascarenhas, associate pastor of Our Lady of the Angels Parish in Fort Saskatchewan and attached parishes, returns to his religious community in India (March 21).

Father Joseph Salihu, current associate pastor of Holy Trinity Parish in Spruce Grove is re-assigned by his bishop (June 29).

Father Joseph Tsang, current pastor of Mary Help of Christians Parish, concludes his term of service in the archdiocese.


Robert Lee, St. Theresa Parish, Edmonton.