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​Official updated clergy assignments for 2021

July 06, 2021 | posted by Archdiocese of San Antonio

Topics: Archbishop, In the Press, Vocations, Breaking News


Official updated clergy assignments for 2021


The following official assignments have been made by Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS, effective July 1, 2021.


Pastors

  • Father Jorge Campos as pastor of Our Lady of Grace Church; Our Lady of Sorrows Church; and St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles Church; all in San Antonio.
  • Father Dennis Jarzombek as pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Canyon Lake.
  • Father Alberto Marin as pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Immaculate Conception Church, and St. Alphonsus Church, all in San Antonio.
  • Father Norman Pelletier, SSS, as pastor of St. Joseph Church downtown in San Antonio.
  • Father Neville O’Donohue, SM, as pastor of Holy Rosary Church in San Antonio.
  • Father Prasanna Mese as pastor of St. Paul Parish in San Antonio.
  • Father Francisco Ramirez, OFM Cap., as pastor of St. Joseph Church-South San.
  • Father Kris Bytomski as pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Floresville.
  • Father Steven Gamez as pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul Church in New Braunfels.
  • Father Victor Valdez as pastor of St. Rose of Lima Church in San Antonio.
  • Father Carlos Velazquez as rector of San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio.


Administrators


  • Father Ian Robbins as administrator of St. Andrew Parish in Pleasanton.
  • Father Johnson Le as administrator of St. Ann Church in La Vernia.
  • Father Ricardo Ramirez as administrator of St. Ann Church in San Antonio
  • Father Donald Rank, OFM Cap., as administrator of Our Lady of the Angels Church in San Antonio.
  • Father Sean Stilson, BBD, as administrator of St. Philip of Jesus Church in San Antonio.
  • Father Praveen Lakkisetti as administrator of St. Mary Church in Stockdale and St. Ann Church in Kosciuszko.
  • Father James Fischler, CICM, as administrator of Our Lady of Grace Church in La Coste (until Dec. 31, 2021, in addition to his assignment as pastor of St. Louis Church in Castroville and archdiocesan vicar for Clergy.)


Parochial vicars


  • Father Abel Ruiz as parochial vicar of St. Joseph Church in Honey Creek.
  • Father Wanjiru Ndungu as parochial vicar of St. Rose of Lima Church in San Antonio
  • Father Agustin Estrada as parochial vicar of St. Dominic Church in San Antonio.
  • Father Blayne Riley as parochial vicar of Sts. Peter and Paul Church in New Braunfels.
  • Father Binoj Jose Elukkunnel, HGN, as parochial vicar of Our Lady of Grace Church, Our Lady of Sorrows Church, and St. Peter Prince of the Apostles in San Antonio.
  • Father Artemio Ortiz as parochial vicar of San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio.
  • Father Alejandro Ortega as parochial vicar of St. Monica Parish in Converse.
  • Father Emmanuel Mandona, CICM, as parochial vicar of Our Lady of Grace Church in La Coste (until Dec. 31, 2021, in addition to his assignment as parochial vicar of St. Louis Church in Castroville.)


Newly ordained


  • Father Paul Melgarejo as parochial vicar of St. Matthew Church in San Antonio.
  • Father Edward Gonzales as parochial vicar of Holy Trinity Church in Stone Oak.


Administrator to pastor


  • Father Kishore Bathula from administrator to pastor of Sacred Heart of Mary Church in Rocksprings, St. Raymond of Pennafort Mission in Leakey, and St. Mary Magdalen Mission in Camp Wood.
  • Father Eduardo Martinez from administrator to pastor of St. Leonard’s Church in San Antonio.
  • Father Jean Baptiste Zabusu from administrator to pastor of St. John the Evangelist Church in San Antonio.


Other


  • Father Paul Cleary to retirement.
  • Father Phil Henning to medical leave of absence.