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
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, 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, 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, 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,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, Pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes, Saskatoon: Fr. Geoffrey returns from his studies in Rome.
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, 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, 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.
Fr. Phong Pham, Chaplain at St. George’s Chapel, CFB, Dundurn, SK: Fr. Phong has served at Our Lady of Lourdes, Saskatoon.
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 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, 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, 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. 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, 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, 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 will be taking a sabbatical. He has been serving as Pastor of St. Patrick, Saskatoon.
Fr. Denis Phaneuf will be retiring. He has been serving as Chaplain at CFB Dundurn, SK.
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.”
Most Reverend Mark A. Hagemoen