Clergy Changes Announced

Over the weekend, numerous parishes were learning of the changes in assignment of the priests that serve them. Below are the changes we are able to announce at this time. In recent years, we have put together most of the official pictures for our clergy, but some of the new arrivals have yet to be added to our diocesan ‘gallery’. So, my apologies for the absent photos, a ‘lacking’ I hope we can soon correct.

Many bishops have shared with me over the years that making clergy changes was one of their most difficult tasks.  Now, going through this for the third time myself, I fully concur.  My gratitude to our priests for their willingness to make these transitions.  I’m also fully aware of how difficult these transitions are for parish staff and parishioners.  Please know, all affected are in my prayers in the coming months.

OFFICIAL

Retirements

The following priests will retire, effective July 2, 2012.

 The Reverend Carl Beavers, Pastor of Holy Spirit Catholic Community in Rock Springs and its mission churches of St. Christopher in Eden, St. Vivian in Superior, and St. Anthony in Wamsutter.

 

 

 

The Reverend Michael Carr, Vicar General of the Diocese of Cheyenne and Pastor of St. Rose Parish in Torrington, St. Anthony Parish in Guernsey, and St. Leo Parish in Lusk.

 

 

 

The Reverend John Savio, Pastor of St. James Parish in Douglas and its mission church of Our Lady of Lourdes in Glendo.

 

 

 

The Reverend Thomas Sheridan, Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Green River.

 

 

 

The Reverend Ronald Stolcis, Parochial Vicar of Holy Name Catholic Community in Sheridan, and its mission churches of St. Edmund in Ranchester and Our Lady of the Pines in Story.

 

 

 

The Reverend George Von Kaenel, SJ, Pastor of St. Louis Parish in Glenrock, will retire and return to his Jesuit Community in Chicago.

Clergy Changes

 The following clergy changes will become effective July 2, 2012. 

 The Reverend Gary Ruzicka, Pastor of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Cheyenne, has been appointed Pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Casper.

 

 

 

 

 The Reverend August Koeune, Pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Casper, has been appointed Pastor of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Cheyenne.

 

 

 

 The Reverend Raymond Moss, Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Cheyenne, has been appointed Pastor of St. Rose Parish in Torrington, St. Anthony Parish in Guernsey, and St. Leo Parish in Lusk.

 

 

The Reverend Carl Gallinger, Pastor of St. Paul’s Newman Center in Laramie, appointed Vicar General of the Diocese of Cheyenne and appointed pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Cheyenne.

 

 

The Reverend Robert Spaulding, Parochial Vicar of St. Mary’s Cathedral, has been appointed Parochial Administrator of St. Paul’s Newman Center in Laramie.

 

 

 The Reverend Phillip Wagner, Pastor of Corpus Christi Parish in Newcastle and its mission churches of St. Matthew in Hulett, St. Paul in Sundance, and St. Anthony in Upton, has been appointed Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Green River.

 

 

 The Reverend Demetrio Penascoza, Parochial Administrator of St. Margaret Parish in Riverton and its mission churches of Our Lady of the Woods in Dubois, St. Edward in Kinnear, and St. Joseph in Shoshoni, has been appointed Pastor of St. Margaret Parish and its mission churches.

 The Reverend Killian Muli, Parochial Vicar of St. Margaret Parish in Riverton and its mission churches of Our Lady of the Woods in Dubois, St. Edward in Kinnear, and St. Joseph in Shoshoni, has been appointed Pastor of Corpus Christi Parish in Newcastle and its mission churches of St. Matthew in Hulett, St. Paul in Sundance, and St. Anthony in Upton.

 

 

The Reverend Glen Szczechowski, Pastor of St. Barbara Parish in Powell and its mission church of St. Joseph in Lovell, has been appointed Pastor of Holy Spirit Catholic Community in Rock Springs and its mission churches of St. Christopher in Eden, St. Vivian in Superior, and St. Anthony in Wamsutter.

The Reverend Glen Whewell, SOLT, a priest of the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity, has been appointed Parochial Administrator of St. Barbara Parish in Powell and its mission church of St. Joseph in Lovell.

 The Reverend Steven Titus, Parochial Vicar of St. Mary Cathedral in Cheyenne, has been appointed Parochial Administrator of St. James Parish in Douglas and the mission church of Our Lady of Lourdes in Glendo.

 

 

 

 The Reverend Andrew Duncan has been appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Rose Parish in Torrington, St. Anthony Parish in Guernsey, and St. Leo Parish in Lusk.

 

 

 

The Reverend Timothy Martinson, Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew Parish in Gillette and its mission churches of St. Patrick in Moorcroft and Blessed Sacrament in Wright, has been appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Cheyenne.

 The Reverend Thomas George, Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Casper, has been appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Cheyenne.

 The Reverend Eckley Macklin, SOLT, Parochial Vicar of St. Stephen’s Mission, has been appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Margaret’s Parish in Riverton and its mission churches of Our Lady of the Woods in Dubois, St. Edward in Kinnear, and St. Joseph in Shoshoni.

 

 

 

 Further announcements of appointments will follow.

 Dated April 26,  2012

 The Most Reverend Paul D. Etienne, DD, STL, Bishop of Cheyenne

 Carol DeLois, Chancellor

 

Arcbishop Etienne

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