Clergy Retirements, Appointments Announced

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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 Jason Brilhante, to remain Chaplain of Charlton Memorial Hospital with residence at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, Fall River

Effective April 10, 2017

Reverend Raymond Cambra, Parochial Vicar of Saint Patrick Parish in Falmouth to Pastor of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish in Seekonk

Very Reverend Paul A. Caron, V.F., Pastor of Saint Anthony Parish in Mattapoisett and Saint Rita Parish in Marion to Pastor of Saint Pius Tenth Parish in South Yarmouth

Reverend David A. Costa, Pastor of Saint Mark Parish in Attleboro Falls, while remaining Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish and Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish in North Attleboro

Reverend Thomas A. Frechette, Pastor of Saint Mark Parish in Attleboro Falls to Pastor of Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Pocasset

Very Reverend Daniel W. Lacroix, V.F., Pastor of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish in Seekonk to Pastor of Saint Mary’s Parish in New Bedford

Reverend John C. Ozug, Rector of the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, Fall River to Pastor of Saint Anthony Parish in Mattapoisett and Saint Rita Parish in Marion

Reverend Christopher M. Peschel, Parochial Vicar of Saint Pius Tenth Parish, South Yarmouth to Parochial Administrator of Saint John the Evangelist Parish and Saint Vincent de Paul Parish, Attleboro

Reverend John M. Sullivan, Pastor of Saint Patrick Parish in Wareham to Pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish in Chatham

A Vocationist Father (to be named) will be appointed Pastor of Saint Patrick Parish in Wareham

Reverend Riley J. Williams, Parochial Vicar of Corpus Christi Parish in East Sandwich to Parochial Administrator of Saint Francis Xavier Parish in Acushnet

Reverend Richard D. Wilson, Pastor of Saint John the Evangelist Parish and Saint Vincent de Paul Parish in Attleboro to Rector of the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, Fall River

Reverend German Correa Agudelo, Parochial Vicar serving the Spanish Communities at Saint Mary’s Parish in Taunton and Saint Mary’s Cathedral in Fall River to Parochial Vicar of Saint John the Evangelist and Saint Vincent de Paul Parishes in Attleboro

Reverend Marek Chmurski, Technical Assistant with residence at Holy Trinity Parish in West Harwich to Parochial Vicar of Christ the King Parish in Mashpee

Reverend Christopher Stanibula, Parochial Vicar of Saint John the Evangelist Parish and Saint Vincent de Paul Parish in Attleboro to Parochial Vicar of Saint Pius Tenth Parish in South Yarmouth

Very Reverend Jeffrey Cabral, J.C.L., to remain Judicial Vicar of the Diocesan Tribunal with residence at Saint Mark Rectory in Attleboro Falls

Effective June 28, 2017

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 George C. Bellenoit, Pastor of Saint Pius Tenth Parish in South Yarmouth

Reverend Monsignor John J. Oliveira, P.A., Pastor of Saint Mary’s Parish in New Bedford

His Excellency, the Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., Bishop of Fall River, has accepted the request for leave for reasons of health of the Reverend George B. Scales, Pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish in Chatham

Effective June 28, 2017

His Excellency, the Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., Bishop of Fall River, accepted the nomination of the Reverend Richard S. Wilkinson, C.S.C., Assistant Provincial and Vicar of the Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province, Inc., and has made the following appointment:

Rev. Bradley J. Metz, C.S.C., Pastor of Holy Cross Parish in Easton

Effective July 1, 2017

Reverend Monsignor Gerard P. O’Connor, Pastor of Saint Francis Xavier Parish in Acushnet to Director of the Office of Divine Worship, Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon for a term of three (3) years

Effective July 1, 2017

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 Stephen B. Salvador, Pastor of Saint George Parish in Westport

Reverend David C. Frederici, Pastor of Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Pocasset to Pastor of Saint George Parish, Westport

Effective July 5, 2017

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