On Aug. 15 and 22, two feasts of our Blessed Mother, Fr. Tom Dunne announced additional pastoral assignments for the SDBs of the New Rochelle Province. Various of these had required confirmation from the dioceses concerned.
|Fr. Steve Shafran|
In Edmonton, Alta., two confreres were appointed pastors: Fr. Antony Fernando at St. Andrew Parish, and Fr. John Mariaparagrasam at Annunciation Parish. Both of these priests are on loan to our province from the Madras Province.
Fr. John DiFiore, who was pastor of St. Rosalie Church in Harvey, La., goes to St. Philip Benizi Parish in Belle Glade, Fla., as assistant pastor and youth minister.
Fr. Larry Urban, who has been pastor of St. John Bosco Church in Harvey, will serve also as pastor of St. Rosalie. He'll be assisted at St. Rosalie by Fr. George Hanna, former pastor of Nativity Church in Washington, from which the SDBs withdrew in July.
Fr. Don Delaney has been assigned to St. Petersburg Catholic HS to help with pastoral work and some school work.
Bro. Craig Spence will reside at Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey while continuing his postnovitiate formation and college studies.
Two confreres have been assigned to the formation staff of the house in Orange, N.J.: Fr. Javier Aracil, leaving St. Anthony Church in Elizabeth, and Fr. Vince Pazckowski, transferred from Corpus Christi in Port Chester, N.Y.
As already noted in July, the SDBs have withdrawn from St. Anthony in Elizabeth. The former pastor, Fr. Pat Angelucci, has joined the staff of the Marian Shrine in Haverstraw. Fr. Tom Brennan, the SDB liaison to the United Nations, was in residence at St. Anthony and has moved to Holy Rosary in Port Chester.
|Fr. John Cosgrove|
Fr. John Cosgrove has been appointed pastor of Corpus Christi Church in Port Chester, succeeding Fr. Tom Ruekert.
Fr. Miguel Suarez moves from the provincial house to Holy Rosary and Corpus Christi as assistant pastor and youth minister for both parishes.
Fr. Mike Leschinsky has become a member of the provincial residence community here in New Rochelle.
We think this concludes the assignments for the coming year!