Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Clergy

The Most Reverend Leonard P. Blair, S.T.D., has made the following appointments:

Reverend Alphonso Fontana: to Temporary Administrator of St. Ann Parish, Bristol in addition to duties as Pastor of St. Anthony Parish, Bristol, until May 31, 2017, effective January 2, 2017.

Reverend Alvin J. LeBlanc: on sabbatical until May 31, 2017, effective January 2, 2017.

Reverend Daniel James Sullivan: to Administrator of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Hamden, in addition to Priestly Ministry, St. John of Arc Parish, Hamden, for an additional year, effective January 23, 2017.

Reverend Dominic J. Valla: to Administrator of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Oxford, for an additional year, effective January 18, 2017.

Reverend Anthony Bruno: Senior Status*, effective March 1, 2017.

Reverend William Evans Liyanarachchi: Renewal of Priestly Faculties** until December 31, 2017, effective December 15, 2016.

Msgr. Steven A. Ferrari: Renewal of Priestly Faculties** until December 31, 2017, effective January 4, 2017.

Reverend Tony Saab: Priestly Faculties** until December 31, 2017, effective December 16, 2016.

Reverend Salvatore D. Altavista, MS: Renewal of Priestly Faculties** until December 31, 2017, effective January 4, 2017.

Reverend Kevin Baldwin, LC: Priestly Faculties** until December 31, 2017, effective January 4, 2017.

Reverend Paul N. Belhumeur, MS: Renewal of Priestly Faculties** until December 31, 2017, effective January 4, 2017.

Reverend Joseph Brickner, LC: Renewal of Priestly Faculties** until December 31, 2017, effective December 16, 2016.

Reverend Jon Budke, LC: Renewal of Priestly Faculties** until December 31, 2017, effective December 16, 2016.

Reverend Victor W. Chaupetta, MS: Renewal of Priestly Faculties** until December 31, 2017, effective January 4, 2017.

Reverend John Connor, LC: Priestly Faculties** until December 31, 2017, effective January 4,

2017.

Reverend Raymund Cosgrave, LC: Renewal of Priestly Faculties** until December 31, 2017, effective December 16, 2016.

Reverend John Curran, LC: Renewal of Priestly Faculties** until December 31, 2017, effective December 16, 2016.

Reverend David Daly, LC: Renewal of Priestly Faculties** until December 31, 2017, effective December 16, 2016.

Reverend Simon Devereaux, LC: Renewal of Priestly Faculties** until December 31, 2017, effective December 16, 2016.

Reverend Frederick R. Flaherty, MS: Renewal of Priestly Faculties** until December 31, 2017, effective January 4, 2017.

Reverend. John M. Garvey, MS: Renewal of Priestly Faculties** until December 31, 2017, effective January 4, 2017.

Reverend Joseph Gillespie, LC: Priestly Faculties** until December 31, 2017, effective January 4, 2017.

Reverend Clifford P. Hasler, MS: Renewal of Priestly Faculties** until December 31, 2017, effective January 4, 2017.

Reverend Edward Hopkins, LC: Renewal of Priestly Faculties** until December 31, 2017, effective December 16, 2016.

Reverend Andreas Kramarz, LC: Renewal of Priestly Faculties** until December 31, 2017, effective December 16, 2016.

Reverend Peter Kucer, MSA: Priestly Faculties** until December 31, 2017, effective January 4, 2017.

Reverend Andrew LaBudde, LC: Renewal of Priestly Faculties** until December 31, 2017, effective December 16, 2016.

Reverend Maurice F. Linehan, MS: Renewal of Priestly Faculties** until December 31, 2017, effective January 4, 2017.

Reverend John R Lyons., MSA: Priestly Faculties** until December 31, 2017, effective January 4, 2017.

Reverend Alan B.McGuirk, MS: Renewal of Priestly Faculties** until December 31, 2017, effective January 4, 2017

Reverend Edward McIlmail, LC: Priestly Faculties** until December 31, 2017, effective January 4, 2017.

Reverend Kevin Meehan, LC: Renewal of Priestly Faculties* until December 31, 2017, effective December 16, 2016.

Reverend William M. Mulcair, MS: Renewal of Priestly Faculties* until December 31, 2017, effective January 4, 2017.

Reverend Christopher O’Connor, LC: Renewal of Priestly Faculties* until December 31, 2017, effective December 16, 2016.

Reverend Donal O’Keeffe, LC: Renewal of Priestly Faculties* until December 31, 2017, effective December 16, 2016.

Reverend Joseph M. O’Neil, MS: Renewal of Priestly Faculties* until December 31, 2017, effective January 4, 2017.

Reverend John H. Panninski, MS: Renewal of Priestly Faculties* until December 31, 2017, effective January 4, 2017.

Reverend Tarsicio Samaniego, LC: Renewal of Priestly Faculties* until December 31, 2017, effective December 16, 2016.

Reverend Walter Schu, LC: Renewal of Priestly Faculties* until December 31, 2017, effective December 16, 2016.

Reverend Daniel J. Scott, MS: Renewal of Priestly Faculties* until December 31, 2017, effective January 4, 2017.

Reverend. Thomas G. Sickler, MS: Renewal of Priestly Faculties* until December 31, 2017, effective January 4, 2017.

Reverend John Sweeney, LC: Renewal of Priestly Faculties* until December 31, 2017, effective December 16, 2016.

Reverend Kermit Syren, LC: Renewal of Priestly Faculties* until December 31, 2017, effective December 16, 2016.

Reverend Donald K. Thomas, MS: Renewal of Priestly Faculties* until December 31, 2017, effective January 4, 2017.

Reverend Thomas Vendetti, LC: Renewal of Priestly Faculties* until December 31, 2017, effective December 16, 2016.

Deacon Edward J. Mancini: Senior Status*, effective December 28, 2016.

**Because deacons and priests have received the sacrament of holy orders and therefore never retire in the canonical sense, the terms “senior priest” and “senior deacon” describes their status.

*Clergy who are not incardinated in the Archdiocese of Hartford must request permission from the archbishop to minister here; that is, they request Faculties*.

—        Reverend Ryan M. Lerner, Chancellor

January 12, 2016

The  Most   Reverend   Leonard   P.   Blair,  S.T.D., has  made  the  following  appointments:

Reverend Janusz Kukulka: to Parochial Vicar of Holy Spirit Parish, Newington, effective November 18, 2016.

Very Reverend Christopher M. Ford: to Administrator of St. Lucy Parish, Waterbury, in addition to duties as Rector, Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Waterbury, Administrator of the Shrine of St. Anne for Mothers Parish, Waterbury, and Episcopal Vicar for the Waterbury Vicariate, effective November 23, 2016.

Reverend Michael A. Ruminski: to Administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish, New Hartford, and Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Harwinton, effective November 25, 2016.

Reverend John R. Mariano: to Parochial Vicar of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Waterbury, in addition to duties as Parochial Vicar of SS. Peter and Paul and St. Leo the Great parishes, Waterbury, effective December 1, 2016.

Reverend Daniel James Sullivan: to Administrator of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Hamden, in addition to duties of Priestly Ministry at St. Joan of Arc Parish, Hamden, effective January 23, 2017.

Reverend John Powers, C.P.: Renewal of Priestly Faculties until December 31, 2017, effective November 15, 2016.

Reverend Joseph M. O’Neil, M.S.: Renewal of Priestly Faculties until December 31, 2017, effective November 28, 2016.

Deacon Roger R. Albert: Senior Status,* effective February 18, 2017.

Reverend Ryan M. Lerner: to Chancellor the Archdiocese of Hartford, in addition to duties as Secretary to the Archbishop. effective Dec. 12, 2016.

Reverend George S. Mukuka, J.C.L.: to Judicial Vicar of the Archdiocese of Hartford pro tem, in addition to duties as Administrator of St. Timothy Parish, West Hartford, effective Dec. 12, 2016.

* Because deacons and priests have received the sacrament of holy orders and therefore never retire in the canonical sense, the term "senior status" describes their status.

— Reverend Ryan M. Lerner, Chancellor

The  Most   Reverend   Leonard   P.   Blair,  S.T.D., has  made  the  following  appointments:

Reverend Frederick M. Aniello: Reappointed Dean, Waterbury Deanery, in addition to Pastor, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Waterbury, effective October 25, 2016.

Reverend Thomas J. Barry: Reappointed Dean, Farmington Valley Deanery, in addition to duties as Administrator, St. Patrick Parish, Farmington, effective October 25, 2016.

Reverend Robert F. Tucker: Reappointed Dean, Litchfield Deanery, in addition to Pastor, St. Anthony of Padua, Litchfield, and St. Thomas of Villanova, Goshen, parishes, effective October 25, 2016.

Reverend Sebastian K. Kos: Appointed Dean, Naugatuck-Cheshire Deanery, in addition to duties as Administrator, St. Mary and St. Hedwig parishes, Union City, effective October 27, 2016.

Reverend Ricardo E. Borja: from Parochial Vicar, Most Holy Trinity Parish, Wallingford, to Parochial Vicar, St. Augustine and St. Anne-Immaculate Conception parishes, Hartford, effective November 11, 2016.

Reverend Carlos M. Zapata: from Parochial Vicar, St. Augustine and St. Anne-Immaculate Conception parishes, Hartford, to Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart, St. Mary, St. Peter and St. Francis of Assisi parishes, Torrington, effective November 11, 2016.

Reverend Timothy A. O’Brien: Leave of Absence for Medical reasons, effective November 3, 2016.

Reverend Ronald A. Ferraro: Reappointed Administrator of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Waterbury, effective November 23, 2016.

Reverend Erik Lenhart, O.F.M.: Renewal of Priestly Faculties* until December 31, 2017, effective October 31, 2016.

Reverend Robert Vujs, M.M.: Renewal of Priestly Faculties* until December 31, 2017, effective November 1, 2016.

Reverend Ashley Perry: Granted priestly faculties* until December 31, 2017, effective November 7, 2016.

Reverend Emmanuel Kakaaga Byaruhanga: Granted temporary priestly faculties* until January 8, 2016, St. Ann and St. Gabriel parishes, Milford, effective December 15, 2016.

Deacon Hai Van Le: Granted diaconal faculties* until May 31, 2017, Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Plainville, effective October 10, 2016.

Deacon William H. Bartlett, Sr.: One-year extension, St. Bartholomew and St. Bridget parishes, Manchester, effective October 17, 2016.

Deacon Robert C. Johnson: Assigned Deacon at St. Jude Parish, Derby, in addition to duties at St. Mary the Immaculate Conception Parish, Derby, effective November 4, 2016.

Deacon Richard W. Renker: Senior Status,** effective November 13, 2016.

Deacon Robert N. Blair: Senior Status,** effective December 25, 2016.

Deacon Roy C. Dungan: Senior Status,** effective January 5, 2017.

Reverend George S. Mukuka, Chancellor
November 25, 2016

*Clergy who are not incardinated in the Archdiocese of Hartford must request permission from the Archbishop to minister here; that is, they request faculties.

**Because deacons and priests have received the sacrament of holy orders and therefore never retire in the canonical sense, the term “senior priest” describes their status.

The Most Reverend Leonard P. Blair, S.T.D., has made the following appointments:

Reverend William Verrilli: to part-time ministry, Judge and Defender of the Bond, Metropolitan Tribunal, effective October 7, 2016.

Reverend John Paul Walker, O.P.: to Administrator of St. Joseph Parish, New Haven, in addition to duties as Pastor of St. Mary Parish, New Haven, effective August 8, 2016.

Reverend Ivan D. Ramirez: Incardinated into the Presbyterate of the Archdiocese of Hartford, effective August 24, 2016.

Reverend Israel Rivera: Incardinated into the Presbyterate of the Archdiocese of Hartford, effective August 24, 2016.

Reverend Emmanuel Okechukwu: temporary priestly faculties, Nativity Parish, Bethlehem, until October 31, 2016, effective September 8, 2016.

Reverend Thomas Vendetti, L.C.: temporary priestly faculties, Novitiate and College of Humanities, Cheshire, until March 1, 2017, effective September 15, 2016.

Reverend A. Rafal Kopystynski, C.M.: to Administrator of St. Michael Parish, Derby, effective September 27, 2016.

Monsignor Thomas M. Ginty: to Administrator of St. Matthew Parish, Forestville, effective October 5, 2016.

Reverend James J. Nock: reappointed to Administrator of Our Lady of Peace and Blessed Sacrament parishes, East Hartford, for an additional year, effective October 5, 2016.

Reverend Thomas J. Griffin Smolenski, S.J.: reappointed to Parochial Vicar of St. Rita Parish, Hamden, effective October 5, 2016.

Reverend John S. Golas: to Administrator of St. Bernard Parish, Enfield, effective October 24, 2016.

Reverend Grzegorz Jaworowski: to Administrator of St. Anthony Parish, Prospect, effective October 24, 2016.

Reverend Joseph Karrikunnel, C.S.T.: to Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, the Immaculate Conception and St. Jude parishes, Derby, effective October 24, 2016.

Reverend Mark S. Suslenko: to Administrator of St. Paul Parish, Glastonbury, and St. Augustine Parish, South Glastonbury, effective October 24, 2016.

Reverend Christopher M. Tiano: to Administrator of St. Jude Parish, Derby, in addition to Pastor of St. Mary, the Immaculate Conception Parish, Derby, effective October 24, 2016.

Reverend George S. Mukuka, Chancellor
October 14, 2016

* Clergy who are not incardinated in the Archdiocese of Hartford must request permission from the Archbishop to minister here; that is, they request faculties.

The Most Reverend Leonard P. Blair, S.T.D., has made the following appointments:

 

Reverend Shawn T. Daly: to Administrator of St. Mary Parish, Newington, and to Minister for Priests for the Archdiocese of Hartford, effective September 19, 2016.

Reverend John P. Melnick: from Pastor of St. Bernard Parish, Enfield, to Administrator of St. Gabriel Parish, Windsor, and St. Joseph Parish, Poquonock, effective September 19, 2016.

Reverend Robert Vargo: from Pastor of St. Gabriel Parish, Windsor, and St. Joseph Parish, Poquonock, to Vicar for Clergy for the Archdiocese of Hartford, effective September 19, 2016.

Reverend Carlos Castrillon: to part-time Associate Chaplain, East Catholic High School, Manchester, in addition to duties as Parochial Vicar of St. Margaret Mary and St. Francis of Assisi Parishes, South Windsor, effective August 16, 2016.

Reverend Michael J. Dolan: to part-time Chaplain, East Catholic High School, Manchester, in addition to duties as Pastor of St. Margaret Mary and St. Francis of Assisi Parishes, South Windsor, effective August 16, 2016.

Reverend Hector G. Rangel: to part-time Associate Chaplain, St. Paul High School, Bristol, in addition to duties as Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph Parish, Bristol, effective August 16, 2016.

Reverend Gary F. Simeone: to part-time Chaplain, St. Paul High School, Bristol, in addition to duties as Pastor of St. Gregory the Great Parish, Bristol, effective August 16, 2016.

Reverend Sebastian Kochupurackal, CMI: renewal of priestly faculties* until August 31, 2017, effective August 31, 2016.

Reverend Wilson D. Miscamble, CSC: granted temporary priestly faculties* until June 2, 2017, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Hamden, effective September 1, 2016.

Reverend Albino Barrera, OP: granted temporary priestly faculties* until May 31, 2017, St. Mary Priory, New Haven, effective September 1, 2016.

Reverend Cesar Augusto Acevedo Quiceno: granted temporary priestly faculties* until September 28, 2016, Sacred Heart-Sagrado Corazon Parish, Waterbury, effective September 5, 2016.

Deacon Carl M. Vecca: return to active status for the parish of St. Vincent Ferrer, Naugatuck, effective August 17, 2016.

Deacon Paul E. Sabo: Senior status**, effective August 26, 2016.

Deacon Edwin Lopez: from St. Margaret Parish, Waterbury, to Sacred Heart-Corazon Parish, Waterbury, effective August 29, 2016.

Deacon Adam J. Michaele: reappointed Deacon St. Margaret Parish, Madison, effective September 1, 2016.

Reverend George S. Mukuka, Chancellor

Sept. 14, 2016

* Clergy who are not incardinated in the Archdiocese of Hartford must request permission from the Archbishop to minister here; that is, they request faculties.

**Because deacons and priests have received the sacrament of holy orders and therefore never retire in the canonical sense, the term “senior priest” describes their status.