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Bishop announces official appointments

OFFICIAL:

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

EFFECTIVE MAY 22, 2014:

REVEREND FATHER JEREMY J. WIND, from Parochial Vicar of St. Mary Parish in Hawarden, St. Mary Parish in Rock Valley, St. Patrick Parish in Akron and Christ the King Parish in Sioux Center, to priest-in-residence at St. Mary Parish in Spirit Lake.

EFFECTIVE JULY 15, 2014:

REVEREND MONSIGNOR ROGER J. AUGUSTINE, V.G., EMERITUS, from Parochial Vicar/Senior Priest of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Sioux City, to retirement.

REVEREND MONSIGNOR MICHAEL D. SERNETT, J.C.D., from Pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Estherville and Immaculate Conception Parish in Graettinger, to retirement.

REVEREND FATHER ROBERT W. GRALAPP, from Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Manning and Sacred Heart Parish in Manilla, to retirement.

REVEREND FATHER JOHN A. VAKULSKAS JR., from Pastor of St. Andrew Parish in Sibley and St. Mary Parish in Ashton, to retirement.

REVEREND FATHER THOMAS J. HART is reappointed to a second six (6) year term as Pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in West Bend and St. Mary Parish in Mallard.

REVEREND FATHER MERLIN J. SCHRAD, from Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Sioux City, to Pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Estherville and Immaculate Conception Parish in Graettinger, with residence in Estherville, for a six (6) year term.

REVEREND FATHER VICTOR F. RAMAEKER, from Pastor of St. Michael Parish in Whittemore and St. Joseph Parish in rural Bode, to Parochial Vicar/Senior Priest of St. Michael Parish in Whittemore, for a one (1) year term.

REVEREND FATHER PETER DUC HUNG NGUYEN, while retaining the office of Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Wesley and St. Benedict Parish in rural Algona, to Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in rural Bode.

REVEREND FATHER BRUCE A. LAWLER, while retaining the office of Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Larchwood and Holy Name Parish in Rock Rapids, to Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Rock Valley.

VERY REVEREND FATHER CRAIG A. COLLISON, V.F., while retaining the office of Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Sioux City, to Pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Akron.

REVEREND FATHER ALLAN A. REICKS, while retaining the office of Pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Sheldon, to Pastor of St. Andrew Parish in Sibley and St. Mary Parish in Ashton, with residence in Sibley and office in Sheldon.

VERY REVEREND FATHER EDWARD M. GIRRES, V.F., while retaining the office of Pastor of St. Cecelia Parish in Algona, to Pastor of St. Michael Parish in Whittemore.

REVEREND FATHER DANIEL J. RUPP, from Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity Parish in Webster County, to Administrator of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Sioux City.

REVEREND FATHER FRANCIS S. MAKWINJA, from Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph Parish in Milford, to Administrator of St. Joseph Parish in Sioux Rapids, Sacred Heart Parish in Laurens, and St. Louis Parish in Royal, with residence in Sioux Rapids.

VERY REVEREND FATHER JOHN J. GERALD, V.F., from Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Sioux Rapids, Sacred Heart Parish in Laurens, and St. Louis Parish in Royal, to Administrator of Sacred Heart Parish in Manning and Sacred Heart Parish in Manilla, with residence in Manning.

REVEREND FATHER TIMOTHY J. BOEKELMAN, from Parochial Vicar of Holy Spirit Parish in Carroll and St. Mary Parish in Willey, to Parochial Vicar of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Denison, St. Ann Parish in Vail, St. Mary Parish in Dow City, St. Boniface Parish in Charter Oak, and St. Mary Parish in Ute, for a term of three (3) years.

REVEREND FATHER BENJAMIN MADANU, from the Diocese of Jhabua in India, with priestly faculties in the Diocese of Sioux City, to Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph Parish in Milford, for a term of three (3) years.

/s/ Most Reverend R. Walker Nickless
Bishop of Sioux City

Deacon David A. Lopez, PhD
Chancellor


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