Pastoral Appointments announced

By June 5, 2019 News

A message from Bishop Mark Hagemoen June 5, 2019: “I am pleased to announce the following clergy appointments, all of which will be effective August 1, 2019, unless otherwise indicated.   There are a few outstanding assignments to be announced in the near future.”

PDF of the Message from Bishop Mark Hagemoen: Appointments 2019

A. Pastors:

Fr. Peter Olisa




Fr. Peter Olisa, Pastor at St. Anne, Watrous, SK; St. Pius X, Imperial, SK; and St. Patrick, Young, SK:   Fr. Peter Olisa has served as Associate Pastor at St. Augustine parish in Humboldt and at Holy Spirit parish in Saskatoon.




Fr. Emile April



Fr. Emile April, Pastor at Trinity Parishes: Saints Donation et Rogatien, Prud’homme, SK; St. Denis, St. Denis, SK; St. Philippe Neri, Vonda, SK.




Fr. Thekkekulam Santhosh, VC



Fr. Thekkekulam Santhosh, VC, Pastor at St. James, Wilkie, SK; Our Lady of the Assumption, Handel, SK’ and St. Paschal, Leipzig:  Fr. Santhosh is from Marymatha Provincial House in India. Fr. Santhosh has been ordained for 11 years.  (Arrival and start date to be confirmed).




Fr. Hoang Nguyen



Fr. Hoang Nguyen, Pastor at St. Joseph, Saskatoon and St. Francis Xavier, Saskatoon; and for the Vietnamese community in Saskatoon:  Fr. Hoang has been serving the Fox Valley cluster of parishes.




Fr. David Tumback




Fr. David Tumback,Pastor at St. Patrick, Saskatoon:   Fr. David has been on a one-year sabbatical after serving at the Cathedral of the Holy Family in Saskatoon for 12 years.




Fr. Geoffrey Young




Fr. Geoffrey Young, Pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes, Saskatoon:   Fr. Geoffrey returns from his studies in Rome.




Fr. Francis Appiah-Kubi




Fr. Francis Appiah-Kubi,Pastor at St. Mary, Fox Valley, SK; St. Michael, Burstall, SK; St. Mary, Richmound, SK:  Fr. Francis is joining us from the diocese of Kumasi, Ghana.



Fr. Mick Fleming, CSsR




Fr. Mick Fleming, CSsR, Pastor at St. Mary, Saskatoon:  Fr. Mick has been in the formation house for Redemptorists in San Antonio, Texas for the past two years and prior to that had served at St. Mary’s for five years.



B. Associate Pastors:

Fr. Prosper Abotsi

Fr. Prosper Abotsi, Associate Pastorat St. Augustine, Humboldt, St. Scholastica, Burr, Holy Trinity, Pilger, Assumption of our Lady, Marysburg:  Fr. Prosper is from the diocese of Jasikan, Ghana.





C. Chaplains:

Fr. Phong Pham




Fr. Phong Pham, Chaplain at St. George’s Chapel, CFB, Dundurn, SK:   Fr. Phong has served at Our Lady of Lourdes, Saskatoon.




Special Assignments:

Fr. Richmond Diala




Fr. Richmond Diala, Pastor, Archdiocese of Keewatin-Le Pas, Athabasca Region, including Our Lady of the Cape, Black Lake, SK; Our Lady of Sorrows, Fond Du Lac, SK; Our Lady of Good Counsel, Stony Rapids, SK.  Fr. Richmond has been serving as Associate Pastor at St. Paul’s Co-Cathedral as well as in Hospital Chaplaincy.



D. Seminarian Update:

Van Tam (Luke) Tran, seminarian



Van Tam (Luke) Tran will be entering his second year of seminary at Christ the King Seminary in Mission, BC this fall.  He is currently living at St. Michael’s parish in Cudworth. Please join us in remembering in prayer Luke and all those considering entering the seminary to discern priesthood.



E. Clergy Updates:

Fr. Richard Meidl, OSB




Fr. Richard Meidl, OSB, will be returning to St. Peter’s Abbey in Muenster. He has been serving as Pastor in Watrous, SK; Imperial, SK; and Young, SK.




Fr. Lawrence DeMong, OSB




Fr. Lawrence DeMong, OSB, will be returning to St. Peter’s Abbey in Muenster. He has been serving in the Archdiocese of Keewatin Le-Pas as Pastor at Southend, SK, and La Ronge, SK.



Fr. Steve Morrisey, CSsR




Fr. Stephen Morrisey, CSsR, will be receiving a new assignment outside of the Diocese of Saskatoon. He has been serving as Pastor of the Trinity parish cluster and in prison chaplaincy.



Fr. Nestor Gregoire, OMI



Fr. Nestor Gregoire, OMI, will be receiving an assignment in the Archdiocese of Regina. He has been serving as Pastor of St. Joseph, Saskatoon and St. Francis Xavier, Saskatoon.




Fr. George Chatholil, VC




Fr. George Chatholil, VC, will be returning to the Vincentian community in India. He has been serving as Pastor at Wilkie, SK; Handel, SK; and Leipzig, SK.



Fr. Gerard Cooper




Fr. Gerard Cooper will be taking a sabbatical. He has been serving as Pastor of St. Patrick, Saskatoon.





Fr. Denis Phaneuf




Fr. Denis Phaneuf will be retiring. He has been serving as Chaplain at CFB Dundurn, SK.





Fr. Ciro Perez, CSsR




Fr. Ciro Perez, CSsR, will be receiving a new assignment outside of the Diocese of Saskatoon. He has been serving as Pastor at St. Mary, Saskatoon.




Deacon Kris Ringwall recently moved to Saskatoonfrom the Diocese of Bismark, North Dakota, USA, and will be working at the University of Saskatchewan.

I take this opportunity to thank all of these priests for their ministry in our diocese and we pray for God’s blessings on their priesthood as they move forward to new assignments or retirement.

“Please offer a warm welcome to the priests joining our diocese as you have an opportunity to meet them and remember all in your prayers.”

In Christ,

Most Reverend Mark A. Hagemoen