Sunday, August 11, 2013

Ninth Announcements of 2013-2014 Pastoral Assignments

Ninth Announcements
of 2013-2014 Pastoral Assignments

A few days ago, Fr. Tom Dunne informed the province of four more assignments for the year ahead.  Three were pastoral:  a director for the new community in Champaign, an assistant pastor in Elizabeth, N.J., and a coordinator for the shrine sector of the Marian Shrine-Don Bosco Retreat Center.  A 4th formalized a change of residence for a senior confrere.

The senior confrere is Bro. Joe Tortorici, who has been at St. Philip Residence in Tampa for a couple of months already for health reasons. Now he's actually assigned to the Tampa community. Bro. Joe had been part of the Abp. Shaw HS community in Marrero, La., for about a dozen years, where he was a beloved contributor to the school's talented marching band.

Fr. Santa
Fr. Joe Santa Bibiana was named director of the SDB community at Holy Cross Church in Champaign; earlier, he'd been appointed assistant pastor with particular responsibility for Hispanic ministry in the Champaign-Urbana area.  For the last 9 years Fr. Joe was director and pastor of the SDB community in Belle Glade, Fla.

Fr. Paul Chuong Nguyen, fresh from a lively presence at WYD in Rio with a large contingent of Vietnamese-American pilgrims, will move from Tampa to Elizabeth to serve as assistant pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Church.

Fr. Quinto
Fr. Armand Quinto has been appointed coordinator of the Marian Shrine in Haverstraw, N.Y., succeeding Fr. Bill Bucciferro, who has gone out to Champaign to be part of the campus ministry team at the University of Illinois. Fr. Armand moves from Our Lady of the Valley Parish in Orange, N.J., where he was assistant pastor and treasurer of the SDB formation community. At the Shrine he'll oversee daily Masses, regular confessions, pilgrim groups, and other activities (under the general direction of Fr. Jim McKenna, director of the Haverstraw community).

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