OFFICIAL: Priest Assignments, Retirements

The Most Reverend R. Walker Nickless, Bishop of Sioux City, hereby announces the following retirements and appointments:

 EFFECTIVE JULY 14, 2015:

REVEREND FATHER VICTOR F. RAMAEKER, from Parochial Vicar of St. Michael Parish in Whittemore, to retirement.

REVEREND FATHER PAUL F. EISELE, from Parochial Vicar of All Saints Parish in Le Mars, to retirement.

REVEREND FATHER TIMOTHY R. SCHOTT, from Pastor of St. Lawrence Parish in Carroll and Holy Family Parish in Lidderdale, to retirement.

REVEREND FATHER WILLIAM A. SCHREIBER is reappointed to a second six (6) year term as Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Spencer.

REVEREND FATHER LYNN A. BRUCH is reappointed to a second six (6) year term as Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Lake City, St. Joseph Parish in Lohrville, and St. Mary Parish in Auburn.

REVEREND FATHER DAVID A. HEMANN, while remaining as Pastor of St. Michael Parish in Sioux City, is appointed Pastor of St. Joseph Parish of Ellendale, rural Merrill.

REVEREND FATHER KEVIN M. RICHTER, while remaining as Pastor of All Saints Parish in Le Mars, is appointed Pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Akron.

REVEREND FATHER DANIEL J. RUPP, from Administrator of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Sioux City, is appointed Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Sioux City for a term of six (6) years.

REVEREND FATHER SIBY PUNNOOSE, from Pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Fonda and St. Columbkille Parish in Varina, is appointed Pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Sheldon, St. Andrew Parish in Sibley and St. Mary Parish in Ashton, for a six (6) year term.

VERY REVEREND FATHER CRAIG A. COLLISON, V.F., from Dean of the Southwest Vicariate and Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Sioux City and St. Patrick Parish in Akron, is appointed Pastor of St. Lawrence Parish in Carroll and Holy Family Parish in Lidderdale, for a six (6) year term.

REVEREND FATHER ALLAN A. REICKS, from Pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Sheldon, St. Andrew Parish in Sibley and St. Mary Parish in Ashton, is appointed Pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Fonda and St. Columbkille Parish in Varina, for a six (6) year term.

REVEREND MONSIGNOR R. MARK DUCHAINE, J.C.L., V.G., while remaining Judicial Vicar of the Diocese of Sioux City, from Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of the Diocese of Sioux City and Administrator of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish in Merrill, St. Joseph Parish of Ellendale, rural Merrill, and St. Joseph Parish in Struble, to Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Sioux City, for a six (6) year term.

REVEREND FATHER PATRICK A. BEHM, from Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral of the Epiphany in Sioux City, is appointed Parochial Vicar of All Saints Parish in Le Mars and Chaplain of Gehlen Catholic Schools in Le Mars, for a three (3) year term.

REVEREND JEREMY J. WIND, from pastoral ministry at St. Mary Parish in Spirit Lake, is appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Cecelia Parish in Algona and St. Michael Parish in Whittemore, for a three (3) year term.

REVEREND FATHER BRADLEY C. PELZEL, from Director of Vocations of the Diocese of Sioux City, is appointed Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of the Diocese of Sioux City.

REVEREND MONSIGNOR KEVIN C. McCOY, S.T.D., while remaining Pastor of Holy Trinity Parish in Webster County, is appointed Vicar General of the Diocese of Sioux City.

REVEREND FATHER SHANE A. DEMAN, S.T.L., from graduate studies in theology, is appointed Director of Vocations of the Diocese of Sioux City and Chaplain of Bishop Heelan Catholic High School in Sioux City.

 

Most Reverend R. Walker Nickless

Bishop of Sioux City

Deacon David A. Lopez, Ph.D.

Chancellor

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