2018 Priest Assignments / Transfers

The following pastoral assignments took effect Wednesday, June 27 unless otherwise noted:

Rev Robert Bacik, from Parochial Vicar of St John the Evangelist, Davison, to Administrator of St. Isidore, Laingsburg, and Holy Family, Ovid;

Rev Satheesh Caniton, SdC, Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima, Michigan Center;

Rev James Gartland, SJ, administrator of St. Mary, Ann Arbor, from October 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019;

Rev David Hudgins, Judicial Vicar;

Rev Todd Koenigsknecht will become Administrator of Sacred Heart, Hudson and St Mary on the Lake Parish, Manitou Beach, effective July 2, 2018;

Rev Daniel Kogut, from Administrator to Pastor of St. Mary, Pinckney, and Liaison for the Charismatic Communities in the Diocese of Lansing;

Rev Joseph Krupp will become Pastor of Holy Family, Grand Blanc and St Mark, Goodrich, effective July 2, 2018;

Rev Michael Kuchar, from Pastor of St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, Grand Blanc to Senior Priest Status;

Rev Brian Lenz, from Parochial Vicar for St. John the Evangelist, Jackson to Chaplain of Lumen Christi High School;

Rev Jack Loughran, OSFS, Administrator of St. Mary and St. Joseph, Adrian, in a cluster moving toward merger, effective August 1;

Rev John Machiorlatti, Parochial Vicar at St. John the Evangelist, Davison;

Rev Timothy McIntire, OSFS, Parochial Vicar of St. Mary and St. Joseph, Adrian, effective August 1;

Rev Msgr George Michalek, from Judicial Vicar to Pastor of St. Mary, Morrice. Continues as Vice-Chancellor and Diocesan Archivist;

Rev Duaine Pamment, from Pastor of St. Isidore, Laingsburg, and Holy Family, Ovid to Senior Priest status;

Rev Phil Sessions, to Senior Priest Status, effective July 31, 2018

Rev Joy Vincent Thaiparambil (priest of the Diocese of Kottapuram, India), Hospital Chaplain at the University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, and in residence at St. Thomas, Ann Arbor;

Rev Pieter vanRooyen to canonical pastor of St. Joseph, Whitaker.  Father Pieter remains on the faculty of Sacred Heart Major Seminary;

Bishop-Elect Gerald Vincke will be relieved of his position as Pastor of Holy Family Parish, Grand Blanc and St Mark Parish, Goodrich, effective July 2, 2018;

Rev Joseph Wagner, SJ, currently parochial vicar (Campus Chaplain) at St. Mary, Ann Arbor, to Administrator of St. Mary, Ann Arbor, from August 1, 2018 until September 30, 2018, then remains as parochial vicar;

Rev Tom Wasilewski, from Parochial Administrator to Pastor of St. Patrick, Ann Arbor.

Rev Daniel Westermann, Parochial Vicar for St. Mark, Goodrich.  Continues as Parochial Vicar for Holy Family, Grand Blanc.