Archdiocese of Detroit clergy appointments: Aug. 1, 2022

Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron announces the following appointments:

Fr. Robert Bauer, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Our Lady of Grace (Vietnamese) Parish, Warren; St. Anne Parish, Warren; St. Faustina Parish, Warren; St. Louise de Marillac Parish, Warren; St. Mark Parish, Warren; St. Mary, Our Lady Queen of Families Parish, Warren; that form Central Macomb Vicariate Family 3, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Bauer will serve primarily at St. Mary, Our Lady Queen of Families Parish, Warren. Fr. Bauer previously served as pastor of St. Mary, Our Lady Queen of Families Parish, Center Line.

Fr. Kishore Raju Beezam, SAC, with the concurrence of his superior, Fr. Arogyadas Kottana, SAC, appointed parochial vicar to Holy Family Parish, Memphis; St. Augustine Parish, Richmond; St. Mary Mystical Rose Parish, Armada; that form The Merciful Love of Jesus Family of Parishes, effective July 1, 2022. Fr. Beezam previously served outside the Archdiocese of Detroit.

Fr. Douglas Bignall, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor San Francesco Parish, Clinton Township; St. Hubert Parish, Harrison Township; St. Louis Parish, Clinton Township; St. Peter Parish, Mount Clemens; that form Central Macomb Vicariate Family 1, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Bignall will serve primarily at St. Hubert Parish, Harrison Township. Fr. Bignall previously served as pastor of St. Hubert Parish, Harrison Township.

Fr. Anthony Blount, SOLT, with the concurrence of his Superior, the Very Reverend Peter Marsalek, SOLT, appointed parochial vicar to Holy Redeemer Parish, Detroit; St. Cunegunda Parish, Detroit; St. Gabriel Parish, Detroit; that form the SOLT Family of Parishes, effective July 1, 2022. Fr. Blount previously served on the In Solidum team of priests of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Detroit; Holy Cross (Hungarian) Parish, Detroit; Holy Redeemer Parish, Detroit; Most Holy Trinity Parish, Detroit; Basilica of Ste. Anne Parish, Detroit; St. Francis D’Assisi-St. Hedwig Parish, Detroit; St. Gabriel Parish, Detroit; that formed what was then the Southwest Detroit Family of Parishes.

Fr. David Buersmeyer, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Holy Name Parish, Birmingham; Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish, Beverly Hills; St. Owen Parish, Bloomfield Hills; St. Regis Parish, Bloomfield Hills; that form South Oakland Vicariate Family 2, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Buersmeyer will serve primarily at St. Regis Parish, Bloomfield Hills. Fr. Buersmeyer previously served as pastor of St. Regis Parish, Bloomfield Hills.

Msgr. G. Michael Bugarin, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish, Grosse Pointe Woods; St. Basil the Great Parish, Eastpointe; St. Joan of Arc Parish, St. Clair Shores; St. Lucy Parish, St. Clair Shores; St. Veronica Parish, Eastpointe; that form SERF Vicariate Family 2, effective July 1, 2022, in addition to his current responsibilities as Episcopal Vicar for Child and Youth Protection and Clergy Discipline. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Msgr. Bugarin will serve primarily at St. Joan of Arc Parish, St. Clair Shores. Msgr. Bugarin previously served as pastor of St. Joan of Arc Parish, St. Clair Shores.

Fr. Gerard Cupple, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Divine Grace Parish, Carleton; St. Gabriel Parish, Ida; St. Mary, Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish, Rockwood; that form Monroe Vicariate Family 1, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Cupple will serve primarily at St. Gabriel Parish, Ida. Fr. Cupple previously served as pastor of St. Gabriel Parish, Ida.

Fr. David Cybulski, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Holy Innocents-St. Barnabas Parish, Roseville; Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Clair Shores; St. Isaac Jogues Parish, St. Clair Shores; St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, St. Clair Shores; St. Pio of Pietrelcina Parish, Roseville; that form SERF Vicariate Family 1, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Cybulski will serve primarily at St. Isaac Jogues Parish, St. Clair Shores. Fr. Cybulski previously served as pastor of St. Isaac Jogues Parish, St. Clair Shores.

Fr. Andrew Czarnecki, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Our Lady of Grace (Vietnamese) Parish, Warren; St. Anne Parish, Warren; St. Faustina Parish, Warren; St. Louise de Marillac Parish, Warren; St. Mark Parish, Warren; St. Mary, Our Lady Queen of Families Parish, Warren; that form Central Macomb Vicariate Family 3, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Czarnecki will serve primarily at St. Louise de Marillac Parish, Warren. Fr. Czarnecki previously served as pastor of St. Louise de Marillac Parish, Warren.

Fr. Paul Czarnota, appointed weekend priest support at St. Francis of Assisi-St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Ray Township; St. Isidore Parish, Macomb Township; St. Therese of Lisieux Parish, Shelby Township; that form North Macomb Vicariate Family 2, effective July 1, 2022. This will be in addition to his continuing responsibilities with the Metropolitan Tribunal. Fr. Czarnota currently serves in the Metropolitan Tribunal and previously as weekend priest support at SS. Cyril and Methodius Parish, Sterling Heights.

Fr. Jeremy Davis, SOLT, with the concurrence of his superior, the Very Reverend Peter Marsalek, SOLT, appointed parochial vicar to Holy Redeemer Parish, Detroit; St. Cunegunda Parish, Detroit; St. Gabriel Parish, Detroit; that form the SOLT Family of Parishes, effective July 1, 2022. Fr. Davis previously served outside the Archdiocese of Detroit.

Fr. Andrew Dawson, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish, Grosse Pointe Woods; St. Basil the Great Parish, Eastpointe; St. Joan of Arc Parish, St. Clair Shores; St. Lucy Parish, St. Clair Shores; St. Veronica Parish, Eastpointe; that form SERF Vicariate Family 2, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Dawson will serve primarily at St. Joan of Arc Parish, St. Clair Shores. Fr. Dawson previously served as parochial vicar of St. Joan of Arc Parish, St. Clair Shores.

Fr. Ronald DeHondt, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Holy Innocents-St. Barnabas Parish, Roseville; Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Clair Shores; St. Isaac Jogues Parish, St. Clair Shores; St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, St. Clair Shores; St. Pio of Pietrelcina Parish, Roseville; that form SERF Vicariate Family 1, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. DeHondt will serve primarily at St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, St. Clair Shores. Fr. DeHondt previously served as pastor of St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, St. Clair Shores.

Fr. Gregory Deters, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor St. Alphonsus-St. Clement Parish, Dearborn; St. Barbara Parish, Dearborn; St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, Dearborn; St. Maria Goretti Parish, Dearborn Heights; that form West Wayne Vicariate Family 3, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Deters will serve primarily at St. Alphonsus-St. Clement Parish, Dearborn. Fr. Deters previously served as parochial vicar of St. Alphonsus-St. Clement Parish, Dearborn.

Fr. Festus Ejimadu, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor SS. John and Paul Parish, Washington Township; St. Clement of Rome Parish, Romeo; St. John Vianney Parish, Shelby Township; that form North Macomb Vicariate Family 3, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Ejimadu will serve primarily at SS. John and Paul Parish, Washington. Fr. Ejimadu previously served as pastor of SS. John and Paul Parish, Washington Township.

Fr. Susaikannu Esack, SAC, with the concurrence of his provincial rector, the Reverend Dr. Antony Dhas Prakasam, SAC, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Holy Spirit Parish, Highland; St. Mary Parish, Milford; St. Patrick Parish, White Lake; St. Perpetua Parish, Waterford; that form Lakes Vicariate Family 2, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Esack will serve primarily at St. Patrick Parish, White Lake. Fr. Esack previously served as parochial vicar of St. Patrick Parish, White Lake.

Fr. Eric Fedewa, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish, Grosse Pointe Woods; St. Basil the Great Parish, Eastpointe; St. Joan of Arc Parish, St. Clair Shores; St. Lucy Parish, St. Clair Shores; St. Veronica Parish, Eastpointe; that form SERF Vicariate Family 2, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Fedewa will serve primarily at St. Basil the Great Parish, Eastpointe. Fr. Fedewa previously served as pastor of St. Basil the Great Parish, Eastpointe.

Fr. Colin Fricke, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor St. Ambrose Parish, Grosse Pointe Park; St. Clare of Montefalco Parish, Grosse Pointe Park; St. Matthew Parish, Detroit; St. Paul on the Lake Parish, Grosse Pointe Farms; that form SERF Vicariate Family 3, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Fricke will serve primarily at St. Paul on the Lake Parish, Grosse Pointe Farms. Fr. Fricke previously served as parochial vicar of St. Paul on the Lake Parish, Grosse Pointe Farms.

Fr. Michael Gawlowski, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Emmett; Sacred Heart Parish, Yale; St. John the Evangelist Parish, Allenton; that form East Thumb Catholic Family of Parishes, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Gawlowski will serve primarily at St. John the Evangelist Parish, Allenton. Fr. Gawlowski previously served as pastor of St. Cornelius Parish, Dryden and St. John the Evangelist Parish, Allenton.

Msgr. Patrick Halfpenny, granted senior status, effective July 1, 2022. Msgr. Halfpenny was serving as Director for Priestly Mission in the Office for Clergy and Consecrated Life.

Fr. Clifford Hennings, OFM, with the concurrence of his Provincial Minister, the Very Reverend Mark Soehner, OFM, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Holy Family Parish, Novi; St. James Parish, Novi; St. Joseph Parish, South Lyon; St. William Parish, Walled Lake; that form Northwest Wayne Vicariate Family 1, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Hennings will serve primarily at Holy Family Parish, Novi. Fr. Hennings previously served as parochial vicar of Holy Family Parish, Novi.

Fr. Brian Hurley, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Immaculate Conception Parish, Lapeer; Sacred Heart Parish, Imlay City; St. Cornelius Parish, Dryden; St. Nicholas Parish, Capac; that form Thumb Vicariate Family 2, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Hurley will serve primarily at Immaculate Conception Parish, Lapeer. Fr. Hurley previously served as pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Lapeer.

Fr. Janusz Iwan, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Mother of Divine Mercy Parish, Detroit; Our Lady Queen of Apostles Parish, Hamtramck; St. Florian Parish, Hamtramck; St. Hyacinth Parish, Detroit; St. John Paul II Parish, Detroit; that form Genesis Vicariate Family 1, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Iwan will serve primarily at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Parish, Hamtramck and St. Hyacinth Parish, Detroit. Fr. Iwan previously served as pastor of Our Lady Queen of Apostles Parish, Hamtramck and St. Hyacinth Parish, Detroit.

Fr. Frederik Kalaj, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Our Lady of Albanians Parish, Southfield; St. Paul Albanian Parish, Rochester Hills; that form South Oakland Vicariate Family 6, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Kalaj will serve primarily at St. Paul Albanian Parish, Rochester Hills. Fr. Kalaj previously served as pastor of St. Paul Albanian Parish, Rochester Hills.

Fr. Tomy Kattikanayil, MSFS, with the concurrence of his Superior, The Reverend Tomy Puliyan, M.S.F.S., appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Holy Spirit Parish, Highland; St. Mary Parish, Milford; St. Patrick Parish, White Lake; St. Perpetua Parish, Waterford; that form Lakes Vicariate Family 2, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Kattikanayil will serve primarily at St. Mary Parish, Milford. Fr. Kattikanayil previously served as administrator of St. Mary Parish, Milford.

Fr. Steven Koehler, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish, Sterling Heights; SS. Cyril and Methodius Parish, Sterling Heights; St. Jane Frances de Chantal Parish, Sterling Heights; St. Rene Goupil Parish, Sterling Heights; that form Central Macomb Vicariate Family 2, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Koehler will serve primarily at St. Rene Goupil Parish, Sterling Heights. Fr. Koehler previously served as pastor of St. Rene Goupil Parish, Sterling Heights.

Fr. Kemal Kokona, with the concurrence of his bishop, the Most Reverend Arjan Dodaj, FDC, appointed as full-time priest support for Our Lady of Albanaians Parish, Southfield; and St. Paul Albanian Parish, Rochester Hills; that form South Oakland Vicariate Family 6, effective July 1, 2022. Fr. Kokona previously served outside the Archdiocese of Detroit.

Fr. Andrzej Kowalczyk, CSMA, with the concurrence of his Superior, The Reverend Waclaw Chudy, C.S.M.A., appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor St. Ambrose Parish, Grosse Pointe Park; St. Clare of Montefalco Parish, Grosse Pointe Park; St. Matthew Parish, Detroit; St. Paul on the Lake Parish, Grosse Pointe Farms; that form SERF Vicariate Family 3, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Kowalczyk will serve primarily at St. Clare of Montefalco Parish, Grosse Pointe Park. Fr. Kowalczyk previously served as pastor of St. Clare of Montefalco Parish, Grosse Pointe Park.

Fr. Robert LaCroix, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Holy Family Parish, Novi; St. James Parish, Novi; St. Joseph Parish, South Lyon; St. William Parish, Walled Lake; that form Northwest Wayne Vicariate Family 1, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. LaCroix will serve primarily at Holy Family Parish, Novi. Fr. LaCroix previously served as pastor of Holy Family Parish, Novi.

Fr. Don LaCuesta, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Temperance; St. Anthony Parish, Temperance; St. Joseph Parish, Erie; that form Monroe Vicariate Family 3, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. LaCuesta will serve primarily at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Temperance. Fr. LaCuesta previously served as pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, Temperance.

Fr. Joseph Lang, granted senior status, effective July 1, 2022. Fr. Lang was previously serving as a member of the In Solidum team of priests who pastor National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica Parish, Royal Oak; St. Justin-St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Hazel Park; St. Mary Parish, Royal Oak; St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, Madison Heights; that form South Oakland Vicariate Family 4.

Msgr. Michael LeFevre, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Holy Name Parish, Birmingham; Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish, Beverly Hills; St. Owen Parish, Bloomfield Hills; St. Regis Parish, Bloomfield Hills; that form South Oakland Vicariate Family 2, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Msgr. LeFevre will serve primarily at St. Owen Parish, Bloomfield Hills. Msgr. LeFevre previously served as pastor of St. Owen Parish, Bloomfield Hills.

Fr. David Lesniak, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor St. Alphonsus-St. Clement Parish, Dearborn; St. Barbara Parish, Dearborn; St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, Dearborn; St. Maria Goretti Parish, Dearborn Heights; that form West Wayne Vicariate Family 3, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Lesniak will serve primarily at St. Maria Goretti Parish, Dearborn Heights. Fr. Lesniak previously served as Pastor of St. Maria Goretti Parish, Dearborn Heights.

Fr. Joseph Mahoney, granted senior status, effective July 1, 2022. Fr. Mahoney was previously serving as chaplain at St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit.

Fr. Bogdan Milosz, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Our Lady of Grace (Vietnamese) Parish, Warren; St. Anne Parish, Warren; St. Faustina Parish, Warren; St. Louise de Marillac Parish, Warren; St. Mark Parish, Warren; St. Mary, Our Lady Queen of Families Parish, Warren; that form Central Macomb Vicariate Family 3, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Milosz will serve primarily at St. Faustina Parish, Warren. Fr. Milosz previously served as pastor of St. Faustina Parish, Warren.

Fr. Christopher Muer, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor San Francesco Parish, Clinton Township; St. Hubert Parish, Harrison Township; St. Louis Parish, Clinton Township; St. Peter Parish, Mount Clemens; that form Central Macomb Vicariate Family 1, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Muer will serve primarily at St. Peter Parish, Mount Clemens. Fr. Muer previously served as parochial vicar of St. Peter Parish, Mount Clemens.

Fr. Duane Novelly, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor St. Ambrose Parish, Grosse Pointe Park; St. Clare of Montefalco Parish, Grosse Pointe Park; St. Matthew Parish, Detroit; St. Paul on the Lake Parish, Grosse Pointe Farms; that form SERF Vicariate Family 3, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Novelly will serve primarily at St. Matthew Parish, Detroit. Fr. Novelly previously served as pastor of St. Matthew Parish, Detroit.

Fr. Adam Nowak, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Sacred Heart Parish, Auburn Hills; St. Damien of Molokai Parish, Pontiac; St. Hugo of the Hills Parish, Bloomfield Hills; St. Thomas More Parish, Troy; that form South Oakland Vicariate Family 3, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Nowak will serve primarily at St. Hugo of the Hills Parish, Bloomfield Hills. Fr. Nowak previously served as Priest In Solidum of St. Frances Cabrini Parish, Allen Park; Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Taylor; SS. Andrew and Benedict Parish, Detroit; St. Alfred Parish, Taylor; St. Andre Bessette Parish, Ecorse; St. Constance Parish, Taylor; St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Melvindale; that form the Quo Vadis Family of Parishes.

Fr. Stanislaw Obloj, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Our Lady of Grace (Vietnamese) Parish, Warren; St. Anne Parish, Warren; St. Faustina Parish, Warren; St. Louise de Marillac Parish, Warren; St. Mark Parish, Warren; St. Mary, Our Lady Queen of Families Parish, Warren; that form Central Macomb Vicariate Family 3, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Obloj will serve primarily at St. Mark Parish, Warren. Fr. Obloj previously served as pastor of St. Mark Parish, Warren.

Fr. Stanley Pachla, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish, Grosse Pointe Woods; St. Basil the Great Parish, Eastpointe; St. Joan of Arc Parish, St. Clair Shores; St. Lucy Parish, St. Clair Shores; St. Veronica Parish, Eastpointe; that form SERF Vicariate Family 2, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Pachla will serve primarily at St. Veronica Parish, Eastpointe. Fr. Pachla previously served as pastor of St. Veronica Parish, Eastpointe.

Fr. Theodore Parker, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Christ the King Parish, Detroit; St. Charles Lwanga Parish, Detroit; St. Moses the Black Parish, Detroit; St. Peter Claver Parish, Detroit; St. Suzanne/Our Lady Gate of Heaven Parish, Detroit; that form Trinity Vicariate Family 2, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Parker will serve primarily at St. Charles Lwanga Parish, Detroit. Fr. Parker previously served as pastor of St. Charles Lwanga Parish, Detroit.

Fr. Timothy Pelc, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor St. Ambrose Parish, Grosse Pointe Park; St. Clare of Montefalco Parish, Grosse Pointe Park; St. Matthew Parish, Detroit; St. Paul on the Lake Parish, Grosse Pointe Farms; that form SERF Vicariate Family 3, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Pelc will serve primarily at St. Ambrose Parish, Grosse Pointe Park. Fr. Pelc previously served as pastor of St. Ambrose Parish, Grosse Pointe Park.

Fr. Derik Peterman, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Farmington; St. Andrew Kim Parish, Northville; St. Fabian Parish, Farmington Hills; that form South Oakland Vicariate Family 7, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Peterman will serve primarily at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Farmington. Fr. Peterman previously served as parochial vicar of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Farmington.

Fr. John Phelps, CSsR, with the concurrence of his Provincial Superior, the Very Reverend Stephen Rehrauer, CSsR, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Christ the King Parish, Detroit; St. Charles Lwanga Parish, Detroit; St. Moses the Black Parish, Detroit; St. Peter Claver Parish, Detroit; St. Suzanne/Our Lady Gate of Heaven Parish, Detroit; that form Trinity Vicariate Family 2, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Phelps will serve primarily at St. Peter Claver Parish, Detroit. Fr. Phelps previously served as pastor of St. Peter Claver Parish, Detroit.

Fr. Randall Phillips, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor St. Blase Parish, Sterling Heights; St. Ephrem Parish, Sterling Heights; St. Martin de Porres Parish, Warren; St. Michael Parish, Sterling Heights; that form Central Macomb Vicariate Family 4, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Phillips will serve primarily at St. Blase Parish, Sterling Heights. Fr. Phillips previously served as pastor of St. Blase Parish, Sterling Heights.

Fr. Mark Prill, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Temperance; St. Anthony Parish, Temperance; St. Joseph Parish, Erie; that form Monroe Vicariate Family 3, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Prill will serve primarily at St. Joseph Parish, Erie. Fr. Prill previously served as pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Erie.

Fr. William Promesso, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Christ the Redeemer Parish, Lake Orion; St. John Fisher Chapel University Parish, Auburn Hills; St. Joseph Parish, Lake Orion; that form Paint Creek Vicariate Family 2, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Promesso will serve primarily at Christ the Redeemer Parish, Lake Orion. Fr. Promesso previously served as pastor of Christ the Redeemer Parish, Lake Orion.

Fr. Walter Ptak, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Farmington; St. Andrew Kim Parish, Northville; St. Fabian Parish, Farmington Hills; that form South Oakland Vicariate Family 7, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Ptak will serve primarily at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Farmington. Fr. Ptak previously served as pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Farmington.

Fr. Michael Quaine, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor St. Blase Parish, Sterling Heights; St. Ephrem Parish, Sterling Heights; St. Martin de Porres Parish, Warren; St. Michael Parish, Sterling Heights; that form Central Macomb Vicariate Family 4, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Quaine will serve primarily at St. Michael Parish, Sterling Heights. Fr. Quaine previously served as pastor of St. Michael Parish, Sterling Heights.

Fr. James Rafferty, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Divine Grace Parish, Carleton; St. Gabriel Parish, Ida; St. Mary, Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish, Rockwood; that form Monroe Vicariate Family 1, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Rafferty will serve primarily at St. Mary, Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish, Rockwood. Fr. Rafferty previously served as pastor of St. Mary, Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish, Rockwood.

Fr. Stephen Reckker, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor SS. John and Paul Parish, Washington Township; St. Clement of Rome Parish, Romeo; St. John Vianney Parish, Shelby Township; that form North Macomb Vicariate Family 3, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Reckker will serve primarily at St. Clement of Rome Parish, Romeo. Fr. Reckker previously served as pastor of St. Clement of Rome Parish, Romeo.

Fr. Michael Savickas, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Holy Family Parish, Novi; St. James Parish, Novi; St. Joseph Parish, South Lyon; St. William Parish, Walled Lake; that form Northwest Wayne Vicariate Family 1, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Savickas will serve primarily at St. William Parish, Walled Lake. Fr. Savickas previously served as pastor of St. William Parish, Walled Lake.

Fr. Thomas Slowinski, appointed as full-time priest support for St. Ambrose Parish, Grosse Pointe Park; St. Clare of Montefalco Parish, Grosse Pointe Park; St. Matthew Parish, Detroit; and St. Paul on the Lake Parish, Grosse Pointe Farms; that form SERF Vicariate Family 3, effective July 1, 2022. Fr. Slowinski previously served as parochial vicar of St. Paul on the Lake Parish, Grosse Pointe Farms.

Fr. James Smalarz, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Holy Name Parish, Birmingham; Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish, Beverly Hills; St. Owen Parish, Bloomfield Hills; St. Regis Parish, Bloomfield Hills; that form South Oakland Vicariate Family 2, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Smalarz will serve primarily at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish, Beverly Hills. Fr. Smalarz previously served as pastor of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish, Beverly Hills.

Msgr. Gary Smetanka, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish, Grosse Pointe Woods; St. Basil the Great Parish, Eastpointe; St. Joan of Arc Parish, St. Clair Shores; St. Lucy Parish, St. Clair Shores; St. Veronica Parish, Eastpointe; that form SERF Vicariate Family 2, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Msgr. Smetanka will serve primarily at Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish, Grosse Pointe Woods. Msgr. Smetanka previously served as pastor of Our Lady Star of the Sea Parish, Grosse Pointe Woods.

Fr. Kevin Thomas, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor St. Aidan Parish, Livonia; St. Priscilla Parish, Livonia; St. Michael Parish, Livonia; St. Gerald Parish, Farmington; that form Northwest Wayne Vicariate Family 5, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Thomas will serve primarily at St. Aidan Parish, Livonia. Fr. Thomas previously served as pastor of St. Aidan Parish, Livonia.

Fr. Mark Tibai, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Farmington; St. Andrew Kim Parish, Northville; St. Fabian Parish, Farmington Hills; that form South Oakland Vicariate Family 7, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Tibai will serve primarily at St. Fabian Parish, Farmington Hills. Fr. Tibai previously served as parochial vicar of St. Fabian Parish, Farmington Hills.

Fr. Stan Tokarski, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Holy Family Parish, Novi; St. James Parish, Novi; St. Joseph Parish, South Lyon; St. William Parish, Walled Lake; that form Northwest Wayne Vicariate Family 1, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Tokarski will serve primarily at St. Joseph Parish, South Lyon. Fr. Tokarski previously served as pastor of St. Joseph Parish, South Lyon.

Fr. Joseph Tuskiewicz, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor St. Aidan Parish, Livonia; St. Priscilla Parish, Livonia; St. Michael Parish, Livonia; St. Gerald Parish, Farmington; that form Northwest Wayne Vicariate Family 5, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Tuskiewicz will serve primarily at St. Priscilla Parish, Livonia. Fr. Tuskiewicz previously served as pastor of St. Priscilla Parish, Livonia.

Fr. Wayne Ureel, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Holy Spirit Parish, Highland; St. Mary Parish, Milford; St. Patrick Parish, White Lake; St. Perpetua Parish, Waterford; that form Lakes Vicariate Family 2, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Ureel will serve primarily at Church of the Holy Spirit Parish, Highland. Fr. Ureel previously served as pastor of Church of the Holy Spirit, Highland.

Fr. Dino Vanin, PIME, with the concurrence of his superior, Fr. Kenneth Mazur, PIME, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor San Francesco Parish, Clinton Township; St. Hubert Parish, Harrison Township; St. Louis Parish, Clinton Township; St. Peter Parish, Mount Clemens; that form Central Macomb Vicariate Family 1, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Vanin will serve primarily at San Francesco Parish, Clinton Township. Fr. Vanin previously served as pastor of San Francesco Parish, Clinton Township.

Fr. Andrew Wesley, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Mother of Divine Mercy Parish, Detroit; Our Lady Queen of Apostles Parish, Hamtramck; St. Florian Parish, Hamtramck; St. Hyacinth Parish, Detroit; St. John Paul II Parish, Detroit; that form Genesis Vicariate Family 1, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Wesley will serve primarily at St. John Paul II Parish, Detroit. Fr. Wesley previously served as pastor of St. John Paul II Parish, Detroit.

Fr. Tomasz Wilisowski, CSMA, with the concurrence of his superior, Fr. Waclaw Chudy, CSMA, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Our Lady of Loretto Parish, Redford; St. Valentine Parish, Redford; St. Genevieve-St. Maurice Parish, Livonia; St. John XXIII Parish, Redford; that form Northwest Wayne Vicariate Family 3, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Wilisowski will serve primarily at St. Genevieve-St. Maurice Parish, Livonia. Fr. Wilisowski previously served as administrator of St. Genevieve-St. Maurice Parish, Livonia.

Fr. John Wynnycky, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor Holy Innocents-St. Barnabas Parish, Roseville; Our Lady of Hope Parish, St. Clair Shores; St. Isaac Jogues Parish, St. Clair Shores; St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, St. Clair Shores; St. Pio of Pietrelcina Parish, Roseville; that form SERF Vicariate Family 1, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Wynnycky will serve primarily at Holy Innocents-St. Barnabas Parish, Roseville. Fr. Wynnycky previously served as pastor of Holy Innocents-St. Barnabas Parish, Roseville.

Fr. Radoslaw Zablocki, appointed as full-time priest support for the In Solidum team of priests that care for National Shrine of the Little Flower Basilica Parish, Royal Oak; St. Justin-St. Mary Magdalen Parish, Hazel Park; St. Mary Parish, Royal Oak; St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, Madison Heights; that form South Oakland Vicariate Family 4, effective Sept. 1, 2022. Fr. Zablocki is currently on a temporary personal leave of absence.

Fr. Nicholas Zukowski, appointed a member of the In Solidum team of priests who will pastor St. Blase Parish, Sterling Heights; St. Ephrem Parish, Sterling Heights; St. Martin de Porres Parish, Warren; St. Michael Parish, Sterling Heights; that form Central Macomb Vicariate Family 4, effective July 1, 2022. Pending inclusion in the Family Priests’ Covenant, Fr. Zukowski will serve primarily at St. Martin de Porres Parish, Warren. Fr. Zukowski previously served as pastor of St. Martin de Porres Parish, Warren.



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