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Pastoral Assignments

July 11, 2017

Bishop Peter A. Libasci has made the following assignments effective as noted:

Parochial Vicar

Reverend Arockia Antony, HGN has been appointed Parochial Vicar of Saint Mary Parish, Claremont effective June 9, 2017.

Pastor

Reverend Alan C. Tremblay from pastor of Saint Joseph Parish, Woodsville/Saint Catherine of Siena Parish, Lisbon to Pastor of Parish of the Holy Spirit, Keene, and Mary, Queen of Peace Parish, Hinsdale effective August 17, 2017.

Sabbatical

Reverend A. Stephen Marcoux, III has resigned as Pastor of Parish of the Holy Spirit, Keene, Mary, Queen of Peace Parish, Hinsdale and Dean of Monadnock Deanery effective July 31, 2017. Fr. Marcoux will take a Sabbatical to Rome from September 1, 2017 until November 20, 2017. Upon his return, Fr. Marcoux will be re-assigned.

June 7, 2017

Bishop Peter A. Libasci has made the following assignments effective as noted:

Parochial Vicars

Rev. Boniface Agbata is assigned as temporary Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish, Hampton effective June 8, 2017.

Rev. David A. Harris, newly ordained priest is assigned as Parochial Vicar of Saint Elizabeth Seton Parish, Bedford effective June 21, 2017.

Rev. Jeffrey A. Paveglio is assigned as Parochial Vicar at Saint Joseph Cathedral, Manchester and as Priest Chaplain for Trinity High School, Saint Joseph Junior High School, Manchester, Camp Bernadette in Wolfeboro and Camp Fatima, Gilmanton effective June 1, 2017.

Rev. Matthew J. Schultz, newly ordained priest is assigned as Parochial Vicar of Saint Michael Parish, Exeter effective June 21, 2017.

Pastor

Very Rev. Marc B. Drouin is named pastor of Saint Joseph Parish, Belmont effective June 21, 2017. This assignment is in addition to his position as pastor of Saint André Bessette Parish, Laconia.

Medical Leave

Rev. Richard E. St. Louis, Jr. has been granted a medical leave for health reasons effective June 21, 2017.

May 29, 2017

Bishop Peter A. Libasci has made the following assignments effective as noted:

Fr. Arockia I. Antony, HGN of the Heralds of Good News is appointed as Parochial Vicar of Saint Pius X Parish, Manchester, effective at Noon on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. He will reside at Saint Pius X Rectory effective Monday, May 22, 2017.

February 1, 2017

Bishop Peter A. Libasci has made the following assignments effective as noted:

Rev. Marcel I. Martel, from Parochial Vicar of Saint Michael Parish, Exeter and Saint Mary Parish, Newmarket, to Administrator of Saint Theresa Parish, Henniker and Saint Mary Parish, Hillsborough, effective February 8, 2017.

Rev. Msgr. Eddy N. Bisson is relieved of his assignment as Administrator of Saint Theresa Parish, Henniker and Saint Mary Parish, Hillsborough effective February 8, 2017.

December 10, 2016

Bishop Peter A. Libasci has made the following assignments effective as noted:

Rev. Andrew K. Nelson, from Temporary Administrator of Saint Joseph Cathedral, Manchester to Pastor of St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish, Somersworth and St. Mary Parish, Rollinsford effective January 14, 2017.

Rev. Jason Y. Jalbert, named Pastor of Saint Joseph Cathedral effective January 1, 2017, with residence at the Cathedral Rectory. This assignment is in addition to his duties as Priest Secretary and Master of Ceremonies to Bishop Libasci, Director of the Office for Worship, Director of Vocations, Director of the Office for Seminary Formation, and Administrator of Saint Patrick Mission, Hampton Beach.

Rev. Msgr. Eddy N. Bisson named Administrator of Saint Theresa Parish, Henniker and Saint Mary Parish, Hillsborough effective December 17, 2016 until a new pastor is named.

Rev. Msgr. Anthony R. Frontiero is relieved from the Pastorate of Saint Joseph Cathedral Parish, Manchester and Saint Hedwig Parish, Manchester to serve at Mount Saint Mary Seminary, Emmitsburg, Maryland effective January 1, 2017.

October 31, 2016

Reverend Thomas L. Duston from Pastor of St. Theresa Parish, Henniker and St. Mary Parish, Hillsborough to Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Rochester and St. Peter Parish, Farmington effective November 16, 2016.

Rev. Michael Ciccone, OP is relieved of his assignment as Temporary Administrator of St. Mary Parish, Rochester and St. Peter Parish, Farmington effective November 16, 2016.

Rev. Michael S. Taylor from Pastor of St. Ignatius Parish, Somersworth and St. Mary Parish, Rollinsford to Pastor of Divine Mercy Parish, Peterborough effective November 25, 2016.

October 5, 2016

Bishop Peter A. Libasci has made the following assignments effective as noted:

Msgr. Gerald R. Belanger has been appointed Pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Meredith effective October 26, 2016.

Very Rev. Shawn M. Therrien, V.F. has been appointed Temporary Administrator of St. Joseph Parish, Claremont effective October 3, 2016 until such time as a new pastor is appointed.

Dc. Arnold J.A. Gustafson has resigned as Director of the Permanent Diaconate effective September 1, 2016. A successor has not yet been named.

September 21, 2016

Bishop Peter A. Libasci has made the following assignments effective as noted:

Very Rev. Richard B. Thompson has resigned as Co-Vicar for Clergy effective October 1, 2016. Bishop Libasci has granted his retirement effective on October 1, 2016. He will continue as the liaison for the bishop to Bishop Peterson Residence.

Very Rev. Mark E. Dollard has resigned as Co-Vicar for Clergy effective October 1, 2016 and will continue as pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish, Littleton and Our Lady of the Snows Mission Church in Franconia.

Rev. Michael Ciccone, OP has been appointed as full time Vicar of Clergy and the Formation of Ordained Ministry effective October 1, 2016.

NOTE: As of October 1st all concerns or issues pertaining to the Vicar for Clergy should be referred to Father Michael Ciccone at (603) 663-0133 or mcicconeop@rcbm.org

September 14, 2016

Bishop Peter A. Libasci has made the following assignments effective as noted:

Rev. John W. Keegan, SJ resigned as pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Milford and is assigned to ministry at the Campion Health Center effective October 26, 2016.

Rev. Dennis J. Audet is appointed pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Milford effective October 26, 2016.

Rev. Michael Ciccone, OP will serve as Temporary Administrator of St. Mary Parish, Rochester and St. Peter Parish, Farmington effective on October 1, 2016.until such time as a new pastor is named.

Rev. Edward Kelley is relieved of his assignment as Temporary Administrator of St. Mary Parish, Rochester and St. Peter Parish, Farmington effective on October 1, 2016.

August 10, 2016

Bishop Peter A. Libasci has made the following assignments effective as noted:

Rev. John Brancich, FSSP appointed pastor of the newly established Tridentine Parish at Saint Stanislaus Parish, Nashua effective August 1, 2016.

Rev. James Kulwa Shimbala, SMA serving at St. Theresa Parish, Henniker and St. Mary Parish, Hillsboro to cover Father Thomas Duston while he is away for Chaplain Basic Training from August 6, 2016 to September 16, 2016.

Rev. Msgr. Eddy N. Bisson serving as Temporary Administrator of Christ the King Parish, Concord while Father Rich Roberge is on Sabbatical effective August 16, 2016 –December 17, 2016.

July 11, 2016

Bishop Peter A. Libasci has made the following assignment effective as noted:

Rev. John B. MacKenzie from Parochial Vicar of Ste. Marie Parish and Sacred Heart Parish, Manchester to Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Pittsfield with its Mission of St. Joseph effective July 27, 2016.

June 27, 2016

Bishop Peter A. Libasci has made the following assignments effective as noted:

Rev. John B. Loughnane, from Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Pittsfield and St. Joseph Mission, Northwood to Pastor of All Saints Parish, Charlestown effective July 13, 2016.

Clarification:

Rev. Eric T. Delisle appointed Temporary Administrator of St. Hedwig Parish, Manchester effective July 1, 2016 until the fall.

Rev. Andrew K. Nelson appointed Temporary Administrator of Saint Joseph Cathedral effective July 1, 2016 until the fall.

June 20, 2016

Bishop Peter A. Libasci has made the following assignments effective as noted:

Rev. Donald F. Gauthier, Jr. from Pastor of Our Lady of the Mountains Parish, North Conway to retirement effective June 6, 2016.

Rev. Edward J. Kelley appointed Temporary Administrator of St. Mary Parish, Rochester and St. Peter Parish, Farmington effective June 22, 2016 thereby relieving Dc. Richard Falardeau of his duties as Temporary Administrator.

June 13, 2016

Bishop Peter A. Libasci has made the following assignment effective as noted:

Rev. Jason Y. Jalbert to Administrator of St. Patrick Mission, Hampton Beach effective June 1, 2016.

Rev. Jason Y. Jalbert appointed to serve as Director of the Office of Seminary Formation effective April 1, 2016. Father Jalbert will be responsible for the application and screening of seminarians and for supervising the formation of seminarians during their years in the seminary.

Rev. Steven M. Lepine from Pastor of All Saints Parish, Charlestown to Pastor of Our Lady of the Mountains Parish, North Conway effective July 13, 2016.

Rev. Michael Zgonc from Priest Administrator to Pastor of St. Mark the Evangelist Parish, Londonderry effective June 1, 2016.

Rev. Michael L. Sartori, newly ordained, as Parochial Vicar of Good Shepherd Parish, Berlin and Holy Family Parish, Gorham effective June 15, 2016.

Rev. Msgr. Anthony R. Frontiero, S.T.D. Rector of Saint Joseph Cathedral, Manchester, appointed Director of Human Formation for Mount Saint Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD effective July 1, 2016 for a five year term.

Rev. Andrew K. Nelson, from Associate Pastor at Good Shepherd Parish, Berlin and Holy Family Parish, Gorham to Temporary Administrator of Saint Joseph Cathedral, Manchester effective July 1, 2016.

Rev. Ethelbert Orabuche, of the Diocese of Onitsha, Nigeria assigned as Parochial Vicar to the Parish of the Assumption, Dover effective October 30, 2015.

Rev. Bartholomew Ogumelu, of the Diocese of Onitsha, Nigeria, assigned as Hospital Chaplain at Catholic Medical Center effective December 16, 2015.

Rev. John Sullivan, MS assigned as Shrine Director at the LaSalette Shrine & Center, Enfield effective December 23, 2015.

Deacon Assignments

Dc. James Patterson from Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Merrimack to St. Pius X Parish, Manchester effective June 13, 2016.

Dc. John Castelot from St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Litchfield to Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Merrimack effective June 16, 2016.

Dc. Charles Ferraro, new to the Diocese of Manchester, to St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Alton effective June 1, 2016.

January 9, 2016

Bishop Peter A. Libasci has made the following assignment effective January 9, 2016:

Rev. Charles H. Pawlowski to Pastor of St. Helena Parish, Enfield and St. Mary Mission Church in Canaan. This assignment is in addition to his position as Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Lebanon. Rev. Johnny Vadakkan, M.S. has been recalled to ministry by his community in India.