Sunday, July 17, 2016

2016-2017 Pastoral Assignments, Round 3

2016-2017 Pastoral Assignments, Round 3

On July 16, Fr. Steve Shafran, provincial, announced another round of assignments for the coming pastoral year.

Fr. Donovan
They include 3 changes at province level. Fr. Dennis Donovan, province treasurer, will take on also the responsibility of delegate for communications (an office that has been vacant for the last 3 years or so) and will continue to lead province planning for care of our senior confreres.

Taking from Fr. Dennis the post of delegate for the Salesian Cooperators is Fr. Tom Dunne, our former provincial.

The province secretary, Fr. Dave Moreno, will also serve as archivist. (The secretary already supervises the archives ex officio, but he doesn't necessarily do the actual work there.)

The current archivist, Fr. Ken Germaine, will move to the St. Philip Residence in Tampa, as will Bro. Charles Mayer from the Haverstraw community. Both confreres are suffering from some decline in their health.

Fr. Rich Alejunas has been assigned to St. John Bosco Parish in Chicago, departing from the role of CYM at Salesian HS in New Rochelle. Bro. Steve DeMaio will become CYM there. Bro. Bernie Dube also has been assigned to Salesian HS.

Salesian HS's long-time principal John Flaherty really is retiring this year after an attempt to do so last summer. Fr. John Serio, already the school's director-president, will take on the additional role of principal. (Two searches in the last 2 years did not bring forward a candidate that the school's leadership found suitable for the responsibility. This blogger supposes that the search will continue.)
John Flaherty with Cardinal Dolan during the cardinal's
visit to Salesian HS in November 2014.
Fr. Tom Brennan, the Salesian Society's official representative at the United Nations. is moving to East Boston to "explore possible college campus ministries throughout the province." Nothing is said in Fr. Steve's letter about the U.N.

Fr. Jorge Rodriguez, a confrere on loan from the province of Medellin, Colombia, will serve as an assistant pastor at Corpus Christi-Holy Rosary Parish in Port Chester, N.Y.

Bro. Adam Dupre, who has been studying theology for a year in Jerusalem, will continue his studies at Immaculate Conception Seminary in South Orange, N.J., and be part of the formation community in Orange.

In another province-level move, the vocation office will relocate from Orange, N.J., to the provincial house. Fr. Dominic Tran, incoming vocation director, will take up residence in the provincial house (when he's not traveling).

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