Official Appointments for priests

by Diocese of Fargo

Diocese of Fargo
Official Appointments/Announcements
May 22, 2017
Most Rev. John T. Folda, Bishop of Fargo, has made the following appointments, announcement, and/or decrees

 

Reverend Philip K. Chacko is appointed Pastor of St. Boniface Parish in Lidgerwood, St. Martin of Tours Parish in Geneseo and Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Cayuga, in North Dakota. This appointment is for a six-year term, effective on June 28, 2017.

Reverend James P. Gross is appointed Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Grand Forks, North Dakota, effective on June 28, 2017. This appointment is for a six-year term.

Reverend Gregory A. Haman is appointed Pastor of Holy Rosary Parish in LaMoure, Assumption Parish in Dickey and St. Raphael’s Parish in Verona, in North Dakota. This appointment is for a six-year term, effective on June 28, 2017.

Reverend Jason V. Lefor is appointed Pastor of St. John Nepomucene Parish in Pisek, Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Bechyne and St. Joseph Parish in Lankin, in North Dakota. This appointment is for a six-year term, effective on June 28, 2017.

The following two assignments were made in agreement with the Regional Priest Servant of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity of Robstown, Texas, and confirmed by Bishop John T. Folda:

Reverend Dennis M. Dugan, S.O.L.T., is appointed Pastor of St. Ann Parish in Belcourt, and St. Anthony Parish in Alcide in North Dakota. This appointment is for a six-year term, effective no later than July 10, 2017.

Reverend Michael Slovak, S.O.L.T., is appointed Pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Dunseith, North Dakota, for a six-year term, beginning no later than July 10, 2017.

Reverend Paulraj T. Thondappa, HGN, is appointed Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Rolette, Holy Rosary Parish in Bisbee and Notre Dame des Victoires Parish in Willow City, in North Dakota. This appointment is for a six-year term, effective on June 28, 2017.

Reverend Reese J. Weber is appointed Pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in New Rockford, and Sts. Peter and Paul’s Parish in McHenry, in North Dakota. This appointment is for a six-year term, effective on June 28, 2017.

Reverend Jerald l. Finnestad is appointed Pastor of St. Aloysius Parish in Lisbon and St. Vincent Parish in Gwinner, North Dakota, for a third term of up to six-years, beginning June 28, 2017.

Reverend William Gerlach is appointed Pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Oakes, and St. Mary Parish in Forman, North Dakota, for a second term of six-years, beginning June 28, 2017.

Reverend Joseph A. Okogba is appointed Pastor of St. Edward Parish in Drayton and Assumption Parish in Pembina, North Dakota, for a two-year term, beginning June 28, 2017.

Reverend Kyle P. Metzger is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Michael Parish in Grand Forks, North Dakota. This appointment is effective June 28, 2017, and continues ad nutum episcopi.

Reverend F. Scott Karnik is appointed Parochial Vicar at St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Fargo, North Dakota. This appointment is effective June 28, 2017, and continues ad nutum episcopi.

Reverend Paul B. Kuhn is appointed Parochial Vicar at Holy Family Parish in Grand Forks, North Dakota. This appointment is effective June 28, 2017, and continues ad nutum episcopi.

Reverend Jayson T. Miller is appointed Parochial Vicar at Sts. Anne & Joachim Parish in Fargo, North Dakota. This appointment is effective June 28, 2017, and continues ad nutum episcopi.

Reverend Daniel M. Mrnarevic is granted permission to retire from active ministry as a priest of the Diocese of Fargo effective June 28, 2017. He will enjoy all the faculties generally held by a priest of the Fargo Diocese. During his retirement, he has agreed to serve as the pastor at St. Timothy’s Parish in Manvel effective June 28, 2017.

Reverend Bernard A. Pfau is granted permission to retire from active ministry as a priest of the Diocese of Fargo effective June 28, 2017. He will enjoy all the faculties generally held by a priest of the Fargo Diocese.

Reverend Bernard R. Schneider is granted permission to retire from active ministry as a priest of the Diocese of Fargo effective June 28, 2017. He will enjoy all the faculties generally held by a priest of the Fargo Diocese.