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Bishop Burbidge announces priest assignments

05-24-2016

The Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Raleigh, announces the following Priest assignments and announcements.

Effective May 23, 2016

Reverend John A. Hanley, O.S.F.S., Oblate of St. Francis de Sales, Wilmington-Philadelphia Province, is appointed Parochial Vicar of Holy Redeemer by the Sea Parish, Kitty Hawk.

Effective June 23, 2016

Pastors and Deans

Very Reverend Bill John Acosta-Escobar, V.F., Diocesan Director of Vocations and Seminarian Formation, is appointed Pastor of Saint Therese Parish, Wilson and upon consultation with deanery priests, Vicar Forane (Dean) of the Tar River Deanery.

Reverend Carlos N. Arce, assigned to serve in priestly ministry at Saint Anne Parish in Edenton, is appointed Pastor of Saint Anne Parish, Edenton and All Souls Mission, Columbia.

Reverend Monsignor David D. Brockman, Vicar General, is additionally appointed Pastor of Saint Catherine of Siena Parish, Wake Forest.

Very Reverend James F. Garneau, V.F., Pastor of Saint Mary of the Angels Parish, Mount Olive, Director of the Permanent Diaconate and Vicar Forane (Dean) of the Newton Grove Deanery is re-appointed Vicar Forane (Dean) of the Newton Grove Deanery and is additionally appointed Administrator of Maria Reina de las Americas Parish in Mount Olive and Santa Teresa del Niño Jesus Mission in Beulaville.

Reverend Marco Antonio Gonzalez-Hernandez, Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Whiteville and Our Lady of the Snows Mission, Elizabethtown, is appointed Pastor of Saint Elizabeth Parish, Farmville.

Very Reverend Scott E. McCue, V.F., Pastor of Saint Thomas More Parish, Chapel Hill, Bishop’s Delegate for Scouting and Vicar Forane (Dean) of the Piedmont Deanery is reappointed as Vicar Forane (Dean) of the Piedmont Deanery.

Reverend M. Andrew McNair, Administrator of Saint Anthony of Padua Parish in Southern Pines, is appointed Pastor of Saint Anthony of Padua Parish, Southern Pines.

Reverend Ernest J. Ruede, Pastor of Infant of Prague Parish in Jacksonville retires from active priestly ministry and is appointed Pastor Emeritus of Infant of Prague Parish, Jacksonville.

Reverend Gregory D. Spencer, Pastor of Annunciation Parish in Havelock, is appointed Pastor of Infant of Prague Parish, Jacksonville.

Reverend Fernando Torres, Pastor of Saint Bernadette Parish in Fuquay-Varina, is appointed to a second term as Pastor of Saint Bernadette Parish.

Reverend William J. Upah, Parochial Vicar of Saint Paul Parish in New Bern, is appointed Pastor of Annunciation Parish, Havelock.

Reverend Joseph G. Vetter, Pastor of Saint Therese Parish in Wrightsville Beach, is appointed to a second term as Pastor of Saint Therese Parish.

Reverend Joseph J. Yaeger, Pastor of Saint Elizabeth Parish in Farmville, is appointed Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Whiteville and Our Lady of the Snows Mission, Elizabethtown.

Parochial Vicars

Reverend Francisco Javier Garcia Gonzalez, Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh, is appointed Parochial Vicar of Saint Catherine of Siena Parish, Wake Forest.

Reverend Mr. John A. Kane, following ordination to the priesthood on June 4, 2016, is appointed Parochial Vicar of Saint Thomas More Parish, Chapel Hill.

Reverend Pedro Manuel Muñoz Muñoz, O.F.M., Cap., a priest of the Oder of Friars Minor Capuchins, Province of Bogota, Colombia, is appointed Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart Cathedral, Raleigh.

Reverend Alberto Ortega, Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Rocky Mount, is appointed Parochial Vicar of Saint Ann Parish, Clayton.

Reverend Jaime Perez Restrepo, Pastor of Maria Reina de las Americas Parish in Mount Olive and Santa Teresa del Niño Jesus Mission in Beulaville, is appointed Parochial Vicar of Saint Mary, Mother of the Church Parish, Garner.

Reverend Mr. Michael G. Schuetz, following ordination to the priesthood on June 4, 2016, is appointed Parochial Vicar of Saint Paul Parish, New Bern.

Other Assignments

Reverend Gregory P. Lowchy, Pastor of Saint Therese Parish in Wilson, is appointed Administrator of Saint Patrick Parish, Fayetteville.

Reverend Daniel D. Oschwald, Parochial Vicar of Saint Michael the Archangel Parish in Cary, is appointed Administrator of Green Hope Community, Mission of Saint Michael the Archangel Parish, Cary.

Reverend Philip M. Tighe, Pastor of Saint Catherine of Siena Parish in Wake Forest, is appointed Diocesan Director of Vocations and Seminarian Formation.

Effective July 1, 2016

Reverend Anselme Malonda-Nkuanga, C.I.C.M., a Priest of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary-Missionhurst, Pastor of Precious Blood Parish in Culpeper, Virginia, is appointed Pastor of Saint Eugene Parish in Wendell and Our Lady of the Rosary Mission in Louisburg.

Effective September 1, 2016

Reverend Bernard Kayimbw Mbay, C.I.C.M., a Priest of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary-Missionhurst, Parochial Vicar of Saint Louis Parish in Castroville, TX is appointed Pastor of Maria Reina de las Americas Parish in Mount Olive and Santa Teresa del Niño Jesus Mission in Beulaville.

Upon ordination to the Priesthood in the summer of 2016, Reverend Mr. Eric Michael Cruz Imbao, C.I.C.M., a Deacon of the Congregation of the Immaculate Heart of Mary-Missionhurst, is appointed as Parochial Vicar of Maria Reina de las Americas Parish in Mount Olive and Santa Teresa del Niño Jesus Mission in Beulaville.

Announcements

Reverend Thomas S. Duggan, Assistant Principal for Spiritual Life at Cardinal Gibbons High School, will be in residence at Saint Andrew the Apostle Rectory, Apex effective June 1, 2016. Father Duggan will additionally serve in weekend priestly ministry assistance at Saint Andrew the Apostle Parish, Apex.

Bishop Burbidge expressed his sincere appreciation to Father Gregory P. Lowchy as he concludes his appointment as Dean of the Tar River Deanery and to Father Gregory D. Spencer as he concludes his appointment as Dean of the New Bern Deanery, effective June 23, 2016.

Please note that for the appointment of a new Dean for the Albemarle and New Bern deaneries respectively, Bishop Burbidge will be in consultation with the priests serving in each deanery regarding their recommendations.

Additionally, Bishop Burbidge extends his gratitude to Father Carlos N. Arce for his generous priestly ministry as he concludes his appointment as Vicar for Hispanics and to Father Marcos Léon-Angulo for his generous priestly ministry as he concludes his appointment as Vicar for African-American Ancestry and Evangelization, effective June 23, 2016.

Please note that Bishop Burbidge will be consulting with the priests of the Diocese regarding their recommendations for brother priests who may serve as the Bishop’s Delegate to Hispanic Ministry and the Bishop’s Delegate to African Ancestry Ministry, respectively. Bishop Burbidge also expressed his sincere appreciation to Father Johanes Teguh Raharjo, C.I.C.M., for his generous priestly ministry as he concludes his assignment as Pastor of Saint Eugene Parish in Wendell and Our Lady of the Rosary Mission in Louisburg, effective July 1, 2016. Please join Bishop Burbidge in assuring Father Raharjo of continued prayers as he begins his new assignment.