Diocese of Lansing Chancellor Msgr. Steven Raica has been appointed fifth bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord. The installation is Aug. 26 at the Cathedral of St. Mary, Gaylord. Bishop Boyea has decided to reconfigure the office of chancellor and the following individuals have been appointed to new positions and duties:Deacon John Cameron will become chancellor. He holds a master's degree in theological studies from St. John Provincial Seminary and a licentiate in canon law from the Catholic University of America. Deacon Cameron came to the Diocese of Lansing after serving with the tribunal of the Archdiocese of Detroit. He was ordained a deacon by Bishop Povish in 1990. After serving 13 years as director of the office of deacons, he was appointed to the tribunal of the Diocese of Lansing in 1998 and has served as defender of the bond since 1999.
Msgr. Richard Groshek will become episcopal vicar for senior priests. A senior priest, he was ordained in 1962 following priesthood studies at Sacred Heart (Major) Seminary, Detroit and St. John Provincial Seminary, Plymouth. Msgr. Groshek completed post-graduate studies at the Catholic University, Washington, D.C. He served as parochial vicar of St. Joseph Parish, Battle Creek; St. Mary Parish, Flint and St. John Parish, Benton Harbor. Msgr. Groshek served as pastor of St. Ann, Bellevue; St. James, Mason and St. Pius X, Flint. He also served as director of Catholic Charities for the diocese from 1971–1984.
Father Timothy MacDonald will become vicar general and serve as Bishop Boyea’s power of attorney. He is pastor of Queen of the Miraculous Medal Parish, Jackson and Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Michigan Center. A native of Flint, Father MacDonald was ordained in 2000 following priesthood studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. Previous assignments include: pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish, Burton; chaplain of Father Luke M. Powers High School, Flint; pastor of Most Holy Trinity Parish, Fowler and parochial vicar of St. Gerard Parish, Lansing.
Father Karl Pung will become episcopal vicar for clergy in assignment. A native of Portland, Mich., he is pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Brighton. Father Pung was ordained in 1997 following priesthood studies at Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, Ind. He served as parochial vicar and administrator of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, East Lansing; pastor of St. Agnes Parish, Fowlerville; and is the former director of seminarians and chairman of the diocesan Department of Formation.