Clergy Retirements, Appointments Announced

Diocese of Fall River

OFFICIAL

His Excellency, the Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D., Bishop of Fall River, announces the following appointments and transfers:

Reverend Marcos Caldeira, Parochial Vicar of Saint Francis Xavier Parish in Hyannis and Minister to the Brazilian speaking community of Hyannis

Effective April 28, 2018

Reverend Freddie Babiczuk, Pastor of Saint John of God Parish in Somerset to Pastor of Saint Anthony Parish in Taunton

Reverend Jason Brilhante, Administrator of Saint John of God Parish in Somerset while remaining Chaplain of Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River with residence at St. John of God Rectory in Somerset

Reverend James M. Fitzpatrick, Parochial Vicar of Saint Bernadette Parish in Fall River to Administrator of Louis de France Parish in Swansea with residence at St. John of God Rectory in Somerset

Reverend John P. Kelleher, Pastor of Saint Joan of Arc Parish in Orleans to Pastor of St. Mary-Our Lady of the Isle Parish in Nantucket

Reverend Robert A. Oliveira, Administrator of Saint Lawrence Parish in New Bedford while remaining Pastor of Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in New Bedford and Co-Director of the Permanent Diaconate Program

Reverend William M. Rodrigues, Pastor of Saint Anthony’s Parish in Taunton to Pastor of Saint Joan of Arc Parish in Orleans

Reverend Carlos Patiño-Villa, Parochial Vicar of Saint Mary-Our Lady of the Isle Parish in Nantucket and Minister to the Spanish speaking community of Nantucket

 Effective June 27, 2018

His Excellency, the Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D., Bishop of Fall River, has accepted the request to retire of:

Reverend Marcel H. Bouchard, Pastor of St. Mary-Our Lady of the Isle Parish in Nantucket

Reverend Robert J. Powell, Pastor of Saint Lawrence Parish in New Bedford

Effective June 27, 2018

Reverend Gastao Oliveira, Pastor of Santo Christo Parish in Fall River

Effective July 15, 2018

His Excellency, the Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D., Bishop of Fall River, announces the following appointments and transfers:

Very Reverend Jeffrey Cabral, J.C.L., Pastor of Santo Christo Parish in Fall River while remaining Diocesan Judicial Vicar

Reverend John M. Schrader, Parochial Vicar of Saint Mary Parish in Mansfield to Parochial Vicar of Saint Mark Parish in Attleboro Falls, Sacred Heart Parish and St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish in North Attleboro and Co-Chaplain of Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro while remaining Associate Director of Vocations and Seminarians

Effective July 15, 2018

Reverend Kevin A. Cook, Pastor of Holy Family Parish in East Taunton to Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Seekonk, while remaining Director of Vocations and Seminarians

Reverend Mark R. Hession, Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Seekonk to Pastor of Holy Family Parish in East Taunton

Effective August 1, 2018

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