Priests on the move: archdiocesan clergy appointments

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The Archbishop of Sydney, Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP, has announced the latest clergy appointments for the archdiocese. The appointments were issued in the September edition of the Ad Clerum newsletter to clergy. The appointments are:

Fr Henry Adler SVD

Appointed chaplain to the Slovak Catholic Community from 1 August for a term of three years.

Fr Julian Belich

Appointed assistant priest to the parish of St Aloysius of Gonzaga, Cronulla, from 20 September.

Appointed administrator to the parish of St Aloysius of Gonzaga, Cronulla, from 20 September until 1 December.

Fr Terence Bell

Appointed rector of Domus Australia, Rome, from 1 September for a term of one year.

Fr Jacek Cichy

Reappointed chaplain to Bankstown Hospital from 1 September for a term of three years.

Fr Michael de Stoop

Appointed parish priest to the parish of Our Lady of the Rosary, Fairfield, from 1 October for a term of six years.

Fr Xiang (Andrew) Feng

Appointed administrator to the parish of Sts John Vianney and Thomas Moore, Greenacre, until 1 September 2016.

Fr Gesner Felix, CS

Appointed administrator to the parish of St Therese, Mascot, from 1 August pro tem.

Fr Raymond Farrell

Reappointed parish priest to the parish of St John of God, Auburn, from 29 November for a term of six years.

Mons Gregory Flynn

Reappointed parish priest to the parish and shrine of Our Lady of Mt Carmel, Waterloo, from 17 October for a term of six years.

Fr Joseph Gedeon

Appointed assistant priest to the parishes of St Joseph, Neutral Bay; St Therese, Beauty Point; Blessed Sacrament, Clifton Gardens and Sacred Heart, Mosman from 9 October.

Appointed as part-time assistant in the Sydney Office of the NSW Regional Tribunal from 9 October.

Fr Alan Gibson CM

Reappointed parish priest to the parish of St Vincent, Ashfield, from 1 May for a term of three years.

Fr Arthur Givney

Reappointed chaplain of the Legion of Mary, Sydney Senatus in the archdiocese of Sydney from 1 October for a term of three years.

Fr Kim Ha

Reappointed part-time chaplain of Catholic Youth Services from 1 October for a term of three years.

Fr John Hayes

Reappointed parish priest to the parish of Our Lady of the Annunciation, Pagewood, from 23 September ongoing.

Fr Greg Homeming OCD

Appointed a member of the Council of the Seminary of the Good Shepherd from 9 September for a term of three years.

Fr Andrew James

Appointed assistant priest to the parish of St Joseph, Moorebank, from 25 September.

Appointed administrator to the parish of St Joseph, Moorebank, from 1 November.

Fr Peter Kaupa, CSMA

Appointed assistant priest to the parish of the Holy Spirit, North Ryde, from 1 September.

Fr Dominik Karnas, CSMA

Reappointed parish priest to the parish of Our Lady of Victories, Horsley Park, from 11 February for a period of three years.

Fr Dr Gerard Kelly

Appointed a member of the Council of the Seminary of the Good Shepherd from 9 September for a term of three years.

Fr Stanislaw Kluk, CSMA

Reappointed parish priest to the parish of the Holy Spirit, North Ryde, from 15 June for a term of three years.

Fr John Knight

Reappointed parish priest to the parish of St Patrick, Sutherland, from 17 October for a term of six years.

Reappointed a member of the board of The Catholic Weekly from 1 June for a term of three years.

Fr John Knight at the Vianney Dinner. Photo: Giovanni Portelli
Fr John Knight at the Vianney Dinner. Photo: Giovanni Portelli

Fr Michael Lanzon

Appointed chaplain to the Deaf Community until 31 January, 2016.

Appointed assistant priest to the parishes of St Patrick, Summer Hill, and St Thomas Beckett, Lewisham, until 31 January, 2016.

Fr Kelvin Lovegrove

Appointed a member of the Council of the Seminary of the Good Shepherd from 9 September for a term of three years.

Fr James McCarthy

Appointed administrator of the parish of Our Lady of the Rosary, Fairfield, until 1 October.

Appointed administrator of the parish of St John the Baptist, Bonnyrigg, from 1 October until 31 December.

Fr Daniel McCaughan

Appointed member of the Justice and Peace Advisory Council from 1 September for a term of three years.

Fr Daniel McCaughan at the 2015 Vianney Dinner for clergy. Photo: Giovanni Portelli
Fr Daniel McCaughan at the 2015 Vianney Dinner for clergy. Photo: Giovanni Portelli

Fr Martin Maunsell

Appointed a member of the Sydney Archdiocesan Catholic Schools board from 26 August.

Fr Roland Maurer

Reappointed chaplain to the German Catholic community from 1 September for a term of three years.

Fr Menardo Mercene

Reappointed chaplain to the Filipino Catholic community from 10 October for a term of three years.

Fr Tarcisio Micallef MSSP

Reappointed chaplain to the Maltese Catholic Community from 14 October for a term of three years.

Fr Paul Monkerud

Appointed parish priest to the parish of St Charles Borromeo and Our Lady Queen of Peace, Ryde-Gladesville, until 12 April, 2016.

Appointed a member of the Council of the Seminary of the Good Shepherd from 9 September for a term of three years.

Mons Henryk Micek

Appointed a member of the Year of Mercy Working Party from 8 December, 2015, until 20 November 2016.

Fr Hoa Joachim Nguyen

Appointed assistant priest to the parish of All Saints, Liverpool, from 25 September.

Fr Marek Okarma, CSMA

Appointed assistant priest to the parish of Our Lady of Victories, Horsley Park, from 1 September.

Fr Brendan Quirk

Confirmed appointed member to the Advisory Board of the Catholic Development Fund from 1 September for a term of three years.

Fr Brendan Quirk (left) at the Vianney Dinner last month. Photo: Giovanni Portelli
Fr Brendan Quirk (left) at the Vianney Dinner last month. Photo: Giovanni Portelli

Fr Donald Richardson

Appointed a member of the Year of Mercy Working Party from 8 December, 2015, until 20 November 2016.

Fr Lauro Rufo, CS

Appointed parish priest to the parish of St Therese, Mascot from 1 August for a term of three years.

Fr Thomas Stevens

Appointed assistant priest to the parish of St Patrick, Mortlake, until 30 September, 2015.

Appointed chaplain to the 2015 Youth Leadership Formation Course until 20 December.

Appointed assistant priest to the parish of All Saints, Liverpool, from 1 October.

Fr Hugh Thomas CSsR

Appointed chaplain to the NSW Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Archdiocese of Sydney from 16 September for a term of three years.

Fr Emenisilito Tupou

Appointed parish priest to the parish of St Joseph, Belmore from 1 October for a term of three years.

Appointed chaplain to the Tongan Catholic Community from 1 October for a term of three years.

Fr Hamilton Ureta

Reappointed as administrator of the parish of Our Lady of Fatima, Kingsgrove, from 12 November for a term of three years.

Mons John Usher

Reappointed parish priest to the parish of St Patrick, Mortlake from 1 October ongoing.

Reappointed chaplain to the Catholic Transport Guild in the Archdiocese of Sydney from 15 October for a term of three years.

The Archbishop has also welcomed the two latest assets to the Sydney archdiocese. Fr Thomas Stevens will take up the position of assistant priest to the parish of All Saints Liverpool, while Fr Lewi Barakat will return to Rome next month to complete his studies.