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Pastoral Assignments

Pastoral Assignments

In consultation with the Priest Personnel Board, Bishop Thomas Daly has made the following pastoral appointments and new parish groupings, effective July 1.

As the diocese continues to examine the future of the pastoral landscape in Eastern Washington, and the realities of the priest personnel available to serve in our parishes, difficult decisions may need to be made. This year, a few rural parishes are asked to make adjustments as parish groupings grow larger. Bishop Daly and the diocese are committed to maintaining a presence in these communities. The pastors assigned to these new clusters of parishes are excellent priests, with the proven ability to bridge communities. The parishes grouped in the new clusters are communities with dynamic and committed lay faithful who we pray will adapt well to these new arrangements. The diocese has great hope that the new parish clusters will meet the needs of the people and the clergy of the diocese.

The need to make these changes is driven by the reality that at the current time the number of priests available is not sufficient; however the good news is the Lord has blessed us with an ever increasing number of seminarians. Bishop Daly often reminds the clergy, religious and lay faithful to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. These prayers are needed now more than ever, especially in our families.

“The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” (Mt 9:37-38)


New Parish Clusters

Stevens County and North Ferry County

• Immaculate Conception, Colville

• Sacred Heart, Kettle Falls

• Pure Heart of Mary, Northport

• Immaculate Conception, Republic

• St. Patrick, Curlew

• St. Mary of the Rosary, Presentation

• Holy Ghost, Valley

• Sacred Heart, Springdale

• St. Joseph, Jump off Joe

WSU and Historic Palouse Parishes

• St. Thomas More Catholic Student Center, Pullman

• St. Gall, Colton

• St. Boniface, Uniontown

North Spokane County Parishes

• St. Mary Presentation, Deer Park

• St. Joseph, Colbert


Priest Assignments


Pastor

Father Thomas Connolly

• St. Mary Presentation, Deer Park

• St. Joseph, Colbert

Father Jeff Core

• Holy Family, Clarkston

Father Paul Heric

• St. Thomas More Catholic Student Center

• St. Gall, Colton

• St. Boniface, Uniontown

Father David Kuttner

• St. Rose of Lima, Cheney

• Eastern Washington University Newman Center

Father Jose Luis Millan

• St. Joseph, Otis Orchards

Father Robert McNeese

• St. Joseph, Rockford

Father Brian Sattler

• St. Joseph, Spokane

• St. Anthony, Spokane

Father Richard Semple

• Immaculate Conception, Davenport

• St. Francis, Harrington

• St. Philip Benizi, Ford

• Our Lady of Lourdes, West End

• Sacred Heart, Wellpinit

Father Kenneth St. Hilaire

• Immaculate Conception, Colville

• Sacred Heart, Kettle Falls

• Pure Heart of Mary, Northport

• Immaculate Conception, Republic

• St. Patrick, Curlew

• St. Mary of the Rosary, Chewelah

• Holy Ghost, Valley

• Sacred Heart, Springdale

• St. Joseph, Jump off Joe


Parochial Vicar

Father Michael Ishida

• Immaculate Conception, Colville

• Sacred Heart, Kettle Falls

• Pure Heart of Mary, Northport

• Immaculate Conception, Republic

• St. Patrick, Curlew

• St. Mary of the Rosary, Chewelah

• Holy Ghost, Valley

• Sacred Heart, Springdale

• St. Joseph, Jump off Joe


Retirements

• Father W. Roy Floch

• Father Michael Kwiatkowski

• Father Richard Root

• Father Joseph Sullivan


Returning to Ministry with Maryknoll

• Father Steven Booth, MM