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OFFICIAL: Retirements, new assignments

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

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 1, 2016:

REVEREND FATHER Gary B. Snyder, from pastor of St. Bernard Parish in Breda and St. John Parish in Arcadia and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, to retirement.

REVEREND FATHER John J. McGuirk, from pastor of St. Mary Parish in Sac City and Sacred Heart Parish in Early and St. Joseph Parish in Wall Lake, to retirement.

REVEREND FATHER James J. Tigges, from pastor of St. Mary Parish in Humboldt, St. John the Evangelist Parish in Gilmore City and Sacred Heart Parish in Livermore, to retirement.

REVEREND FATHER Frank E. Lona, from parochial vicar of Holy Trinity Parish in Webster County and chaplain of St. Edmond Catholic Schools in Fort Dodge, is appointed parochial vicar of St. Mary Parish in Storm Lake and St. Joseph Parish in Schaller and chaplain of St. Mary Catholic Schools in Storm Lake.

REVEREND FATHER PATRICK A. BEHM, from parochial vicar of All Saints Parish in Le Mars and St. Patrick Parish in Akron and chaplain of Gehlen Catholic Schools in Le Mars, is appointed parochial vicar of Holy Trinity Parish in Webster County and chaplain of St. Edmond Catholic Schools in Fort Dodge.

REVEREND FATHER J. David Esquiliano-Diaz, from parochial vicar of St. Mary Parish in Storm Lake and St. Joseph Parish in Schaller and chaplain of St. Mary Catholic Schools in Storm Lake, is appointed administrator of St. Thomas Parish in Manson, St. Mary Parish in Pomeroy and St. Francis Parish in Rockwell City.

REVEREND FATHER Joseph A. Dillinger, from parochial vicar of Holy Trinity Parish in Webster County, is appointed Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Sac City, Sacred Heart Parish in Early and St. Joseph Parish in Wall Lake.

REVEREND FATHER Mark J. Stoll, from parochial vicar “pro tem” of St. John Parish in Onawa, St. Joseph Parish in Salix and St. Bernard Parish in Blencoe, is appointed pastor of St. Bernard Parish in Breda, St. John Parish in Arcadia and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish.

REVEREND FATHER Brian J. Danner, from pastor of St. Thomas Parish in Manson and St. Mary Parish in Pomeroy and St. Francis Parish in Rockwell City, is appointed pastor of St. Mary Parish in Humboldt, St. John the Evangelist Parish in Gilmore City and Sacred Heart Parish in Livermore.

REVEREND FATHER Patrick J. O’Kane, from pastor of St. John Parish in Onawa, St. Bernard Parish in Blencoe and St. Joseph Parish in Salix, to medical disability leave of absence.

REVEREND FATHER Michael J. Erpelding, from pastor of St. Boniface Parish in Sioux City and St. Joseph Parish in Sioux City, to pastor of St. John Parish in Onawa, St. Bernard Parish in Blencoe and St. Joseph Parish in Salix. This is in addition to his duties as adjunct judicial vicar.

Very REVEREND FATHER William J. Vit, Jr., while remaining rector of the Cathedral of the Epiphany, in addition, pastor of St. Boniface Parish in Sioux City and St. Joseph Parish in Sioux City.

REVEREND FATHER Michael James Kohn Cronin, while remaining parochial vicar of the Cathedral of the Epiphany, in addition, parochial vicar of St. Boniface Parish in Sioux City and St. Joseph Parish in Sioux City.

REVEREND Mister Mauro Sánchez, upon priestly ordination is appointed parochial vicar of All Saints Parish in Le Mars and St. Patrick Parish in Akron and chaplain of Gehlen Catholic Schools in Le Mars.

EFFECTIVE APRIL 30, 2016

Deacon Dave Prenger, assigned to Holy Spirit, Carroll, and St. Mary’s, Willey, for a three-year term ending July 31, 2019.

Deacon Ed Albright, assigned to Holy Trinity, Fort Dodge, for a three-year term ending July 31, 2019.

Deacon Scott Steffen, assigned to Sacred Heart, Boone, for a three-year term ending July 31, 2019.

Deacon Rich Kallsen, assigned to St. Michael’s, Sioux City, for a one-year term ending July 31, 2017.

Most Reverend R. Walker Nickless
Bishop of Sioux City

Deacon David A. Lopez, Ph.D.
Chancellor

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