Sunday, June 21, 2015

Pastoral Assignments for 2015-2016: Round 3

Pastoral Assignments for 2015-2016: Round 3

The provincial residence has a director-elect!  On June 19 Fr. Tom Dunne, provincial, published another letter to the province announcing more pastoral assignments for the coming pastoral year.

Among the assignments are 2 new directors:  Fr. Bill Keane as director of the provincial house in New Rochelle, effective Sept. 8; and Fr. Steve Leake as director of the SDB community and pastor at St. Philip Benizi Parish in Belle Glade, Fla., effective Aug. 15.
Fr. Bill Keane

Fr. Bill will succeed Fr. Steve Dumais, who will complete 2 three-year terms on June 30.  Fr. Steve will succeed Fr. Greg Fishel, who has been missioned to St. John Bosco Parish in Chicago, where he has served on an earlier assignment.

In effect Fr. Greg replaces Fr. Steve, who has been in Chicago for the past couple of years.  Fr. Bill has been master of novices for the U.S. provinces since 2003 (in New York City, Port Chester, and presently Rosemead, Calif.).  He served earlier as director in Tampa and Paterson.
Fr. Steve Leake

Fr. Tom also announced the appointment of Fr. John Cosgrove as pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Surrey, B.C., replacing Fr. Mario Vilaraza; of Fr. John Grinsell as animator of the Don Bosco Community Center in Port Chester, replacing Bro. Tom Dion; and of Fr. Steve Dumais as pastor of Our Lady of the Valley Parish in Orange, N.J., replacing Fr. Grinsell.

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