Pastoral Appointments 2017



Archbishop Terrence Prendergast, S.J. announces the following pastoral appointments which become effective on August 1st, 2017, unless otherwise indicated.  Additional appointments will follow at a later date.

FOR THE ENGLISH SECTOR - Region I

Fr. Jeremiah Budau, OFM Conv. is appointed Pastor of St. Ignatius Parish in Ottawa.
Fr. Matthew Keshwah is assigned to the Priest Internship Program through Divine Renovation for one year at Saint Benedict Parish in the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, effective September 1, 2017.
Fr. Robert Masternak, SDS is appointed Pastor of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish in Russell.
Fr. Eslin Pereira, C.M.F. is appointed Pastor of St. Bernard Parish in Gloucester effective July 1st, 2017.
Fr. Alexis Ruzibiza is appointed Parochial Administrator of St. Jude, Hawkesbury & Our Lady of Divine Love, Pendleton.
Deacon Denis (Dan) Careau is assigned to Good Shepherd Parish in Gloucester.
Deacon Allan Carpen is re-assigned to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish.
Deacon Rodolfo DeCastro is re-assigned to Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish.
Deacon Thomas Donohue is re-assigned to St. Margaret Mary Parish.
Deacon Jeffrey LeBane is re-assigned to Divine Infant Parish.
Deacon Wayne Lee is re-assigned to Good Shepherd Parish.
Deacon Norman Levesque is re-assigned to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish.
Deacon Patrick McNulty is re-assigned to Our Lady of the Visitation Parish
Deacon Yves Trottier is assigned to Resurrection of the Lord Parish.

FOR THE ENGLISH SECTOR - Region II

Fr. Geoffrey Kerslake, E.V. is appointed Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Ottawa, without prejudice to his current appointment as Episcopal Vicar of the English Sector.
Fr. Timothy McCauley is appointed Associate Pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Ottawa.
Fr. Timothy Nelligan is appointed Associate Rector of Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica in Ottawa.
Deacon Charles Fink is re-assigned to St. Mary Parish
Deacon Michel Pilon is assigned to Saint Patrick Basilica.
Deacon Ricardo Santiago is re-assigned to Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica.
Deacon James Scheer is re-assigned to Saint Patrick Basilica.

FOR THE ENGLISH SECTOR - Region III

Fr. Lukose Kochupurackal, C.M.F., is appointed Pastor of Holy Cross Parish in Ottawa, effective July 1st, 2017.
Fr. James Raphel is appointed Parochial Administrator of St. Basil Parish in Ottawa.
Deacon Frederick Jardine is re-assigned to St. John the Apostle Parish.
Deacon John Kennedy is re-assigned to Holy Cross Parish.
Deacon Robert Van De Laar is re-assigned to St. George Parish.
Deacon Gregory Vaughn is re-assigned to St. John the Apostle Parish.

FOR THE ENGLISH SECTOR - Region IV

Fr. Matthew Chojna is appointed Pastor of St. Michael Parish in Corkery and St. Peter Celestine Parish in Pakenham.
Fr. Richard Lorenz is appointed Associate Pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish in Kanata.
Fr. Paul Nwaeze is appointed Parochial Administrator of Holy Redeemer Parish in Kanata.
Fr. Michael Ruddick is re-appointed Pastor of St. Michael, Constance Bay and St. Gabriel Parish in Fitzroy Harbour.
Deacon Desmond Adam is re-assigned to St. Isidore Parish.
Deacon Richard Gervais is re-assigned to Our Lady of Divine Love Parish.
Deacon Mark Masson is re-assigned to St. Philip Parish, Richmond & St. Clare, Dwyer Hill.

Chaplains:

Fr. Tavis Goski is appointed Chaplain of the Ottawa Cursillo Movement.
Fr. Hezuk Shroff is appointed Chaplain of Couples For Christ in Ottawa.

FOR THE FRENCH SECTOR

Fr. Gilles Marcil is retiring from full-time ministry but will continue to exercise his ministry mainly in Eastern Ontario.
Fr. Jacques Kabasu-Bamba will continue as formation director of the permanent diaconate and will take time away from full time ministry

FOR THE FRENCH SECTOR - Region I

Fr. Jean-Pierre Fredette is re-appointed Pastor of Saint-Sébastien Parish in Ottawa.
Fr. Gaétan Ouimet, s.m.m. is re-appointed Pastor of Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes Parish in Vanier.

FOR THE FRENCH SECTOR - Region II

Fr. Michael Hartney is appointed Parochial Administrator of Saint Thomas d’Aquin, Sainte Geneviève and Nativité de Notre Seigneur Jésus Christ Parishes in Ottawa.
Fr. Richard Lama is appointed Associate Pastor of Saint Thomas d’Aquin, Sainte Geneviève and Nativité de Notre Seigneur Jésus Christ Parishes in Ottawa.
Fr. Timothy Nelligan is appointed Associate Rector of Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica in Ottawa.
Fr. Apollinaire Ntamabyaliro is appointed Associate Pastor of Sainte Marie Parish in Orléans, Saint Hugues Parish in Sarsfield, Saint Laurent Parish in Carlsbad Springs and Notre Dame des Champs Parish in Navan.
Fr. Gimsly Valbrun is appointed Associate Pastor of Saint Joseph Parish in Orleans.
Fr. Léo Villeneuve is appointed Pastor of Sainte Marie Parish in Orléans, Saint Hugues Parish in Sarsfield, Saint Laurent Parish in Carlsbad Springs and Notre Dame des Champs Parish in Navan.

FOR THE FRENCH SECTOR - Region III

Fr. Jonathan Blake is appointed Pastor of Sainte Euphémie Parish in Casselman and Saint Albert Parish in St. Albert.
Fr. Joseph Lin Éveillard is appointed Pastor of Sainte Félicité Parish in Clarence Creek, Sacré-Coeur Parish in Bourget, Saint Mathieu Parish in Hammond and Saint Pascal Baylon Parish in St. Pascal Baylon.
Fr. Michel Pommainville is appointed Pastor of Saint Jacques, Embrun and Sainte Thérèse d’Avila, Marionville.

FOR THE FRENCH SECTOR - Region IV

Fr. Albert Kaumba Mufwata is appointed Pastor of Saint Jean Baptiste Parish in L’Orignal, Saint Eugène Parish in St. Eugène, Saint Grégoire de Nazianze Parish in Vankleek Hill, Saint Joachim Parish in Chute-à-Blondeau and Sainte Anne Parish in Sainte-Anne-de-Prescott.
Fr. François Kibwenge is re-appointed Pastor of Saint Pierre-Apôtre Parish in Hawkesbury.

 

Updated by James Colynuck: June 8, 2017