Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New Directors Announced

Today (April 13), Fr. Thomas Dunne, SDB, provincial superior of the New Rochelle Province, announced the names of two confreres who will assume the office of director on July 1. He also announced the re-appointment of six directors to new terms.

The first new director is Fr. Thomas Provenzano, who will become superior of the SDB community at St. Anthony's Parish in Elizabeth, N.J.

Fr. Tom has been coordinator of youth ministry at Salesian HS in New Rochelle for the last three years. Previously he had been assistant pastor of St. John Bosco Church in Chicago (2002-2007) and vice director of the Salesian community there (2003-2007). He was ordained in Tuckahoe, N.Y., by Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez in 2001 and spent his first year as a priest as assistant pastor at St. Anthony's Church in Paterson, N.J.

The other new director is Fr. James Heuser, who will assume Salesian leadership at Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, N.J.Fr. Jim has been on a sabbatical year at Don Bosco Hall in Berkeley, Cal., after completing a six-year term as provincial (2003-2009). He has also served the province as vice provincial, master of novices, director of the house of formation at Orange, and vocation director, among other things.

Frs. Stephen Leake, John Nazzaro, and Timothy Zak were re-appointed for second terms as director of, respectively, the house of formation in Orange, the Salesian community at Salesian Boys & Girls Club in East Boston, and St. John Bosco Parish in Chicago. The director's term in three years.

Fr. Leake, Fr. Nazzaro, and Fr. Zak

Finally, three directors were re-appointed for third terms: Fr. Patrick Angelucci at Salesian HS in New Rochelle, Fr. George Harkins for the Salesians in the (Canadian) province of Ontario, and Fr. Joseph Santa-Bibiana for the Salesian community at St. Philip Benizi Church in Belle Glade, Fla.

Fr. Angelucci, Fr. Harkins, and Fr. Santa-Bibiana

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