Archbishop Burke announces archdiocesan priest appointments

Archbishop Raymond Burke has made the following appointments: REV. Timothy L. Bannes, newly ordained, is appointed associate pastor of Holy Infant Parish, Ballwin, effective June 19, 2007. REV. George P. Brennan, senior associate pastor of St. Monica Parish, Creve Coeur, is granted the status of retirement, with private residence, effective June 15, 2007. REV. John A. Brockland, defender of the bond of the Metropolitan Tribunal, is released from his duties and appointed pastor of Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish, St. Charles, effective June 19, 2007. REV. Ronald C. Chochol, senior associate pastor of St. Mary Magdalen Parish, St. Louis, is appointed senior associate pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Bissell Hills, effective June 19, 2007. REV. Glennon C. Doherty is granted a leave of absence from the active priestly ministry, at his own request, effective May 31, 2007. REV. C. Robert Dorhauer, senior associate pastor of Queen of All Saints Parish, Oakville, is appointed senior associate pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Florissant, effective July 2, 2007. REV. Dennis J. Doyle, pastor of Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish, St. Charles, is appointed pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Shrewsbury, effective June 19, 2007. REV. Brian R. Fischer, associate pastor of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Ellisville, is released for appointment to the Parish of Maria Reina at La Paz, Bolivia, under the care of the priests of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, effective June 19, 2007. REV. Edmond J. Fitzgibbon, pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Shrewsbury, has resigned his pastorate, his resignation has been accepted, and he has been granted the status of retirement, with residence at Regina Cleri, Shrewsbury, effective June 19, 2007. REV. Rodger P. Fleming, newly ordained, is appointed associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish (Cottleville), St. Charles, effective June 19, 2007. Very Reverend Gary M. Gebelein, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Oakville, is reappointed dean of the Southeast County Deanery, effective June 1, 2007. REV. Timothy J. Henderson, associate pastor of St. Ferdinand Parish, Florissant, is appointed associate pastor of St. Clare of Assisi Parish, Ellisville, effective June 19, 2007. REV. William J. Kester, pastor of St. Matthias Parish, Lemay, has resigned his pastorate, his resignation has been accepted, and he is appointed senior associate pastor of St. Ambrose Parish, St. Louis, effective June 19, 2007. REV. Robert D. Knight, senior associate pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Bissell Hills, is appointed pastor of St. Clare Parish, St. Clair, effective June 19, 2007. REV. James A. Krings, chaplain of St. Joseph Hospital, Kirkwood, is appointed associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Manchester, effective July 2, 2007. REV. C. Robert Manning, pastor of St. John Parish, Imperial, has resigned his pastorate, his resignation has been accepted, and he is released for assignment in the Diocese of Colorado Springs, effective June 19, 2007. REV. Frederick A. Meyer, pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Dutzow, has resigned his pastorate, his resignation has been accepted, and he is appointed senior associate pastor of Mary Queen of Peace Parish, Webster Groves, effective June 19, 2007. Very REV. Thomas M. Molini, pastor of St. Gerard Majella Parish, Kirkwood, is appointed dean of the Southwest County Deanery, effective June 1, 2007. REV. Vincent R. Nyman is appointed associate pastor of St. Paul Parish, Fenton, effective June 1, 2007. REV. John J. O’Brien, newly ordained, is assigned to graduate studies in dogmatic theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, with residence at the Pontifical North American College at Vatican City State, effective June 19, 2007. REV. Dennis R. Port is appointed pastor of St. Matthias Parish, Lemay, effective June 19, 2007. REV. Joseph S. Post, newly ordained, is appointed associate pastor of St. Ferdinand Parish, Florissant, effective June 19, 2007. REV. Eugene G. Robertson is appointed pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Dutzow, effective June 19, 2007. REV. Steven P. Robeson, senior associate pastor of St. Peter Parish, St. Charles, is appointed pastor of St. John Parish, Imperial, effective June 19, 2007. REV. William F. Vatterott, associate pastor of Holy Infant Parish, Ballwin, is named associate pastor of St. Cecilia Parish, St. Louis, and is assigned to studies of the Spanish language and Mexican culture in the Archdiocese of Guadalajara, effective June 19, 2007. REV. John J. Wetmore, pastor of St. Clare Parish, St. Clair, has resigned his pastorate and is granted a leave of absence from the active priestly ministry, for reasons of health, effective June 19, 2007. REV. Joseph E. Wormek, senior associate pastor of Holy Trinity Parish, St. Ann, is appointed senior associate pastor of St. Peter Parish, St. Charles, effective June 19, 2007.

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