Priest appointments 2017

All appointments are effective June 27, 2017, unless otherwise noted

Retirement

Rev. James L. Gahan, senior associate pastor of Sts. Joachim & Ann, St. Charles, is granted retirement status with residence at Sts. Joachim & Ann Rectory.

Rev. Gerald J. Kleba, pastor of St. Cronan Parish, St. Louis, is granted retirement status in private residence.

Rev. Robert J. Menner, director of the Propagation of the Faith for the Archdiocese of St. Louis and in residence at Regina Cleri, is granted retirement status with residence at Regina Cleri Residence for Retired Priests, Shrewsbury.

Rev. Msgr. James T. Telthorst, pastor of Mary, Mother of the Church Parish, St. Louis, is granted retirement status with residence at Regina Cleri Residence for Retired Priests, Shrewsbury.

Rev. Msgr. John T. Unger, associate Superintendent of Schools, Archdiocese of St. Louis and part-time associate pastor at Ste. Genevieve Du Bois Parish, Warson Woods, is granted retirement status with residence at Ste. Genevieve DuBois Rectory.

Pastors/parochial administrators

Rev. Fadi Thomas Auro is appointed in residence at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Shrewsbury as he continues to fulfill the requirements associated with his graduate studies, effective June 27, 2017 

Rev. William J. Baier, pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Bonne Terre and administrator of St. Anne Parish, French Village, is appointed pastor of St. Martin of Tours Parish, Lemay.

Rev. Charles W. Barthel, pastor of Christ, Prince of Peace Parish, Manchester, is appointed pastor of Mary, Mother of the Church, St. Louis.

Rev. Stephen F. Bauer, pastor of St. Peter Parish, St. Charles, is appointed pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Bonne Terre and administrator of St. Anne Parish, French Village.

Rev. Peter M. Blake, pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, St. Louis, is appointed pastor of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, Richmond Heights, and Sacramental Minister of Immaculate Conception Parish, Maplewood.

Rev. William F. Dotson, associate pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Wentzville, is appointed parochial administrator of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, St. Charles.

Rev. Christopher J. Dunlap, pastor of St. James the Greater Parish, St. Louis, is appointed pastor of Christ, Prince of Peace Parish, Manchester.

Rev. Brian S. Fallon, Associate Vocation Director of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, is appointed parochial administrator of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, Crestwood, Director of the Kolbe House for Vocational Discernment at St. Elizabeth Rectory, and to continue as Associate Vocation Director of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Rev. Anthony J. Gerber, associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Cottleville, is appointed parochial administrator of St. Theodore Parish, Flint Hill.

Rev. Michael J. Grosch, associate pastor of Ascension Parish, Chesterfield, is appointed parochial administrator of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Shrewsbury.

Rev. John Paul Hopping, pastor of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, Richmond Heights, and sacramental minister of Immaculate Conception Parish, Maplewood, is appointed pastor of St. Peter Parish, St. Charles.

Rev. Lijo S. Kallarackal, associate pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, University City, is appointed parochial administrator of St. Martin DePorres Parish, Hazelwood.

Rev. Sebastian Mundackal, pastor of St. Anthony Parish, High Ridge, is appointed pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, St. Louis.

Rev. Edward Nemeth, president of St. Pius X High School, Festus, and in residence at Sacred Heart Parish, Crystal City, to pastor of Ste. Genevieve Parish, Ste. Genevieve and will serve as president of Valle Catholic High School, Ste. Genevieve

Rev. Thomas M. Pastorius, pastor of Epiphany of Our Lord Parish, St. Louis, is appointed pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Manchester.

Rev. H. John Reiker, pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Parish, St. Charles, is appointed pastor of St. Anthony Parish, High Ridge.

Rev. Michael R. Rennier, associate pastor of Holy Infant Parish, Ballwin, is appointed Parochial administrator of Epiphany of Our Lord Parish, St. Louis.

Rev. Kevin M. Schroeder, pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Shrewsbury, is appointed pastor of Incarnate Word Parish, Chesterfield.

Rev. Msgr. A. John Schuler, associate pastor of Incarnate Word Parish, Chesterfield, and Director of Mission for Catholic Charities, is appointed pastor of St. Cronan Parish, St. Louis, and Chaplain for Catholic Charities Federation of Agencies.

Rev. David P. Skillman, parochial administrator of St. Gerard Majella Parish, Kirkwood, is appointed pastor of St. Gerard Majella Parish.

Rev. Joseph Rajpaul Sundararaj, pastor of St. Martin DePorres Parish, Hazelwood, is appointed pastor of St. James the Greater Parish, St. Louis.

Rev. Noah A. Waldman, associate pastor of Queen of All Saints Parish in Oakville, is appointed parochial administrator of St. Martin of Tours Parish in Lemay, effective June 27, 2017. 

Rev. Nicklaus E. Winker, parochial administrator of St. Ann Parish, Normandy and Director of the Newman Center, University of Missouri – St. Louis, is appointed pastor of St. Ann Parish and to continue as Director of the Newman Center, University of Missouri – St. Louis

What's the difference between parochial administrator and pastor?

Generally speaking, there isn't much of a difference between pastor

and administrator, as far as the day-to-day duties go. Canon Law notes

that "a parochial administrator is bound by the same duties and

possesses the same rights as a pastor unless the diocesan bishop

establishes otherwise" (Can. 540 §1).

Canon Law also notes that bishops generally have greater flexibility

in assigning a priest who has a designation of administrator. Sometimes

the administrator title will be given to a priest who is new to the role

of pastor, for example, and then later will have the title changed to

pastor after having some experience in the role. 

 

Associate pastors

Rev. Raymond D. Buehler, associate pastor of St. Gerard Majella Parish, Kirkwood, is appointed associate pastor of St. Francis Borgia Parish, Washington.

Rev. Andrew V. Burkemper, associate pastor of All Saints Parish, St. Peters, is appointed associate pastor of Holy Infant Parish, Ballwin.

Rev. Frank A. D’Amico, senior associate pastor of St. Norbert Parish, Florissant, is appointed Senior associate pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, St. Charles.

Rev. Fredrick Amalraj Devaraj, CSsR, associate pastor of St. Francis Borgia Parish, Washington, is appointed associate pastor of St. Alban Roe Parish, Wildwood.

Rev. Peter T. Faimega, newly ordained, is appointed associate pastor of All Saints Parish, St. Peters.

Rev. David J. Hogan, associate pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, is appointed associate pastor of Incarnate Word Parish, Chesterfield.

Rev. Joseph Jiang is appointed associate pastor of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis in St. Louis, effective June 27, 2017 

Rev. Daniel J. Kavanagh, associate pastor of St. Alban Roe Parish, Wildwood, is appointed associate pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Wentzville.

Rev. Michael L. Lampe, newly ordained, is appointed associate pastor of Ascension Parish, Chesterfield.

Rev. Msgr. William W. McCumber, pastor of St. Martin of Tours Parish, Lemay, is appointed senior associate pastor of Assumption Parish, O’Fallon.

Rev. Clark A. Philipp, newly ordained, is appointed to further studies at the Pontifical North American College, Rome, Italy.

Rev. Charles Prost, CM, is appointed associate pastor of St. Catherine Laboure Parish, St. Louis, effective July 1, 2017. 

Rev. Henry K. Purcell, associate pastor of St. Simon the Apostle Parish, Saint Louis, is appointed associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Dardenne Prairie.

Rev. Thomas J. Santen, pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Manchester, is appointed senior associate pastor of St. Simon the Apostle Parish, St. Louis.

Rev. John W. Schneier, newly ordained, is appointed associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Cottleville.

Rev. Gary L. Vollmer, pastor of St. Theodore Parish, Flint Hill, is appointed senior associate pastor of St. Gerard Majella Parish, Kirkwood.

Rev. Ryan M. Weber, associate pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Dardenne Prairie, is appointed associate pastor of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, St. Louis.

Rev. Mark G. Whitman, part-time senior associate pastor of Assumption Parish, O’Fallon, and part-time  senior associate pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, St. Charles, is appointed part-time senior associate pastor of St. Cletus Parish, St. Charles and to continue as part-time senior associate pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish.

Rev. Richard G. Wosman, SM, President of John F. Kennedy Catholic High School and part-time associate pastor of St. Alban Roe Parish, Wildwood, is appointed full-time associate pastor of St. Alban Roe Parish, Wildwood.

Special assignments

Rev. Donald T. Anstoetter, Director of Worship and Assistant Professor of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, is appointed to pursue doctoral studies at the Liturgical Institute at Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, IL

Rev. William J. Baier, pastor of St. Joseph in Bonne Terre and administrator of St. Anne in French Village, is granted a medical leave, effective June 27, 2017. 

Rev. Michael P. Boehm, Vicar for Priests of the Archdiocese of St. Louis and in residence at St. Michael the Archangel Rectory, is appointed Vicar General and to remain as Vicar for Priests of the Archdiocese of St. Louis with residence at the Archbishop's Residence, St. Louis.

Rev. Lawrence C. Brennan, pastor of St. Elizabeth Parish, Crestwood, Director of Continuing Formation for Priests, Archdiocese of St. Louis, and part-time on the faculty of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, is appointed full-time on the faculty of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, with residence at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, and to remain as Director of Continuing Formation for Priests, Archdiocese of St. Louis.

Rev. Timothy J. Noelker, assigned to the Latin America Apostolate, Bolivia, SA, is appointed Director of the Propagation of the Faith for the Archdiocese of St. Louis and part-time associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Manchester.

Rev. Jason J. Schumer, assigned to graduate studies in Rome, Italy, is appointed Director of Worship and Assistant Professor of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary and to reside at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, Shrewsbury.

Rev. Christopher M. Seiler, associate pastor of St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish, St. Louis, is appointed to pursue doctoral studies in Rome, Italy.

Rev. Dennis R. Stehly, pastor of Ste. Genevieve Parish, Ste. Genevieve, is appointed Vicar General of the Archdiocese of St. Louis with residence at St. Raphael the Archangel Rectory.

Rev. G. Timothy Vowels, pastor of Incarnate Word Parish, Chesterfield, is granted a leave of absence for reasons of health.

Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Witt, is appointed Rector of St. Gregory and St. Augustine Oratory and to remain as pastor of All Saints Parish, University City. 

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