Clergy Changes ~ November 21, 2022
November 21, 2022

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following changes in clergy changes: RELIEVING Reverend John B. Lipscomb from Parochial Vicar of St. Timothy Parish, Lutz, effective January 1, 2023, and continuing other assignments. Upon notification by Very Reverend Joseph O’Reilly, Provincial Superior, Institute of Charity (Rosminian Fathers), Reverend Bibin Mathew, I.C. from …

Clergy Appointments ~ September 12, 2022
September 12, 2022

  Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy appointments:   Monsignor Michael G. Muhr from Parochial Administrator pro tempore of St. Lawrence Parish, Tampa and Director of Ministry to Priests for the Diocese of St. Petersburg to Pastor of St. Lawrence Parish, Tampa, effective September 7, 2022.   Reverend Ralph F. …

Clergy Change ~ June 13, 2022
June 13, 2022

Clergy Appointment Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy appointment, effective June 13, 2022: APPOINTMENT Rev. Msgr. Michael G. Muhr to Parochial Administrator pro tempore of St. Lawrence Parish, Tampa, continuing all other assignments.

Clergy Changes ~ May 31, 2022
June 2, 2022

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2022, unless otherwise indicated:  APPOINTMENTS Very Reverend James B. Johnson to Pastor of St. John Paul II Catholic School, Lecanto. Relieved from Vicar Forane of the Northern Deanery, continuing all other assignments. Reverend Sojan J. Punakkattu to Vicar Forane of the Northern Deanery, …

Clergy Appointment, May 2, 2022
May 2, 2022

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy appointment, effective July 1, 2022: APPOINTMENTReverend Pius T. Mathew [Kanjirappally, India], to Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross Parish, St. Petersburg, also assisting with Hispanic Ministry at St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Clearwater. Father Mathew has assisted with ministry to English- and Spanish-speaking faithful …

Clergy Changes ~ Spring 2022
April 25, 2022

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2022 unless otherwise indicated: RETIREMENT STATUS Monsignor Joseph A. Pellegrino, from Pastor of St. Ignatius of Antioch, Tarpon Springs, granted retirement status. Reverend Michael T. O’Brien, from Pastor of St. Clement Parish, Plant City, granted retirement status. Reverend Jose George, from …

Clergy and Pastoral Center Appointments
January 4, 2022

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy and Pastoral Center appointments: APPOINTMENTSUpon presentation by Very Reverend Kevin Mullen, O.F.M., Provincial Minister, Franciscan Order of Friars Minor, Holy Name Province, Reverend Michael P. Jones, O.F.M. from Parochial Vicar to Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Tampa, effective January 17, 2022. Dr. Lois …

Clergy Changes
June 14, 2021

 Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy appointments, effective July 1, 2021: APPOINTMENTS Reverend Monsignor Robert F. Morris, V.G. to President of Catholic Charities, Diocese of St. Petersburg, continuing other assignments. Reverend John Lipscomb to Director of Diaconal Formation, Diocese of St. Petersburg, continuing other assignments. Deacon James Grevenites from …

Clergy Appointment ~ June 1, 2021
June 1, 2021

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy appointment, effective July 1, 2021: APPOINTMENT Pastor Upon presentation by Very Reverend Michael Somers, S.V.D., Provincial Superior, Society of the Divine Word, Southern Province of St. Augustine, Reverend Agustinus Seran, S.V.D.  as Pastor of St. Peter Claver Parish, Tampa.

Clergy Appointment ~ May 17, 2021
May 17, 2021

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy appointment, effective July 1, 2021: APPOINTMENT Pastor Reverend Pedro Zapata from Parochial Administrator to Pastor of St. Rita Parish, Dade City.

Clergy Changes – May 10, 2021
May 10, 2021

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy appointments, effective July 1, 2021: APPOINTMENTSPastorsReverend Victor Amorose from Parochial Administrator to Pastor of St. John Vianney Parish, St. Pete Beach.Reverend Curtis Carro from Parochial Administrator to Pastor of St. Raphael Parish, St. Petersburg.Reverend Thomas Anastasia to Pastor of Guardian Angels School, Clearwater, …

Clergy Change ~ April 19, 2021
April 19, 2021

As a result of the pending establishment of St. Joseph Vietnamese Parish, Tampa, Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy appointment, effective May 9, 2021: APPOINTMENT Pastor Upon presentation by the Very Reverend Rev. Michael Somers, S.V.D., Provincial Superior, Society of the Divine Word, Southern Province of St. Augustine, Reverend …

Clergy Changes ~ April 12, 2021
April 12, 2021

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy appointments, effective May 1, 2021: APPOINTMENT Reverend Tamil Selvam [Sivagangai, India] to Parochial Vicar of St. Paul Parish, Tampa. RELIEVING Upon conferral with Very Reverend Thomas Reddy, O.C.D., Provincial Superior of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, Telangana, India Province, Reverend Ambrose Kadambukatt, O.C.D., …

Clergy Appointments ~ Spring 2021
April 8, 2021

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2021 unless otherwise indicated: RETIREMENT STATUS Monsignor Ronald B. Aubin, J.C.L., from Pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Land O’ Lakes, granted retirement status.Reverend C. Timothy Corcoran, III, from Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Tampa and Vicar …

Clergy Change ~ March 8, 2021
March 8, 2021

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy change, effective March 10, 2021: APPOINTMENT Upon presentation by the Very Reverend Valerian Charles Fernandes, S.A.C., Provincial Superior, Society of the Catholic Apostolate, Assumption of the B.V.M. Province, Reverend Pedro Camilo Simoes, S.A.C. as Parochial Vicar of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, Palm …

Clergy Changes ~ December 7, 2020
December 7, 2020

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective January 1, 2021: APPOINTMENTS Reverend Theobald Weria, A.L.C.P., from Parochial Administrator of St. Peter Claver Parish, Tampa to Parochial Vicar of St. Cecelia Parish, Clearwater. Deacon James (“Ben”) Hooks, to Coordinator of Pastoral Care pro tempore, St. Peter Claver Parish, Tampa. …

Clergy Changes ~ November 30, 2020
November 30, 2020

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective January 1, 2021: APPOINTMENTS Reverend Bradley Reed, from Parochial Vicar of St. Cecelia Parish, Clearwater to Parochial Vicar of Nativity Parish, Brandon. Reverend Dayan Machado, from Pastor of St. Rita Parish, Dade City to the Pastoral Center, St. Petersburg, with residence …

Clergy Appointment ~ July 6, 2020
July 6, 2020

    Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy change, effective July 1, 2020:   APPOINTMENT Upon presentation by the Right Reverend Isaac Camacho, O.S.B., Abbot of Saint Leo Abbey, Reverend Joseph M. Paek, O.S.B. as Parochial Vicar of St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish, Tarpon Springs.

Clergy Changes ~ June 8, 2020
June 8, 2020

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2020: APPOINTMENTS School Pastor Reverend Kyle Bell as Pastor of Guardian Angels Interparochial Catholic School, Clearwater, continuing with other assignments. Dean/Vicar Forane Very Reverend Arthur J. Proulx as Vicar Forane of the Southern Deanery, continuing with other assignments. RELIEVE Rev. Msgr. …

Clergy Change ~ May 11, 2020
May 11, 2020

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy change, effective August 1, 2020: Upon presentation by the Very Reverend Joseph J. Lehman, T.O.R., Minister Provincial, Third Order Regular of Saint Francis, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Reverend Alberto Bueno, T.O.R., as Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick Parish, Tampa.

Clergy Change ~ May 5, 2020
May 5, 2020

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy change, effective July 1, 2020: Upon conferral with Very Reverend Pasala Jojappa, A.L.C.P., Provincial Superior of the Apostolic Life Community of Priests, India Province, Reverend Mathew K. Abraham, A.L.C.P., from Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph Parish, Zephyrhills. Father Abraham is being transferred to …

Clergy Change ~ April 27, 2020
April 27, 2020

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy change, effective July 1, 2020: Monsignor Cesar Petilla [Palo, Philippines], from Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Grace Parish, Beverly Hills to Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph Parish, Zephyrhills.

Clergy Changes, March 2, 2020
March 2, 2020

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective March 9, 2020: MEDICAL LEAVE Reverend Dayan Machado, Pastor of St. Rita Parish, Dade City, granted temporary medical leave. APPOINTMENTS Reverend Pedro Zapata, from Parochial Vicar of St. Clement Parish, Plant City to Parochial Administrator pro tempore of St. Rita Parish, …

Clergy Changes, December 9, 2019
December 9, 2019

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective November 11, 2019: Upon notification by Very Rev. Timothy Zak, S.D.B., Provincial of the Salesians of Don Bosco: APPPOINTMENT Rev. John Bosco Lee, S.D.B., appointed as Parochial Vicar, Mary Help of Christians Parish, Tampa. RELIEF Rev. Benjamin Kim, S.D.B., relieved as …

Clergy Change, November 4, 2019
November 4, 2019

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy change, effective November 1, 2019: RELIEVINGReverend Carlos J. Borgos [San Cristobal, La Habana, Cuba] as Parochial Vicar of St. Rita Parish, Dade City.  Father Borgos has accepted a position as Parochial Vicar of Holy Child of Jesus Parish, Richmond Hill, NY.

Clergy Changes ~ October 21, 2019
October 21, 2019

As a result of the pending merger of Transfiguration Parish, St. Petersburg with the Holy Martyrs of Vietnam Pastoral Mission, Largo, resulting in the newly named Holy Martyrs of Vietnam Parish, St. Petersburg, Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective October 21, 2019: APPOINTMENT Pastor Reverend Nguyen Vu …

Clergy Changes ~ June 17, 2019
June 17, 2019

  Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2019: RETIREMENT STATUS Reverend Eric Hunter from Pastor of St. Brendan Parish, Clearwater, granted retirement status. APPOINTMENTS Parochial Administrator Monsignor Michael G. Muhr to Parochial Administrator pro tempore of St. Brendan Parish, Clearwater, while continuing other assignments. Parochial …

Clergy Changes ~ May 13, 2019
May 13, 2019

  Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy change, effective July 1, 2019, unless otherwise noted: RELIEVING Reverend Philip D. Gyapong [Donkorkrom, Ghana], from Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Land O’ Lakes, effective May 27, 2019.  Father Gyapong will be returning to his home territory in …

Clergy Changes ~ April 29, 2019
April 29, 2019

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2019 unless otherwise indicated: RETIREMENT STATUS Monsignor Dennis Hughes from Pastor of St. Peter the Apostle Parish, Trinity, granted retirement status. Reverend Eugeniusz Gancarz from Pastor of Resurrection Parish, Riverview, granted retirement status. APPOINTMENTS Pastors Reverend Michael Cormier from …

Clergy Changes ~ March 25, 2019
March 25, 2019

  Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes:   APPOINTMENT Upon presentation by Very Reverend Malachi Van Tassell, T.O.R., Minister Provincial of the Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular, Reverend Laurence Uhlman, T.O.R . to Parochial Vicar of St. Mary Our Lady of Grace Parish, St. Petersburg, effective March 22, 2019.   RELIEVING …

Clergy Change ~ March 18, 2019
March 18, 2019

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy change, effective March 15, 2019: APPOINTMENT Upon presentation by Very Reverend Thomas R. Bheemareddy, O.C.D., Provincial Superior of the Discalced Carmelite Order, Telangana, India, Reverend Vijaya B. Polamarasetty, O.C.D. to Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart Parish, Pinellas Park.   Father Polamarasetty formerly served in …

Clergy Change ~ January 14, 2019
January 15, 2019

  Clergy Appointment Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy change, effective January 15, 2019: RELIEVING Upon notification by Very Reverend Michael Rock, O. de M., Provincial Superior of the Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy (Mercedarian Order), Reverend Michael Donovan, O. de M., from Parochial Vicar pro tempore …

Clergy Change – December 17, 2018
December 17, 2018

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy change, effective January 1, 2019: RELIEVING Upon notification by Very Reverend Joseph O’Reilly, I.C., Provincial Superior of the Institute of Charity (Rosminian Order), Reverend Christopher Fuse, I.C., from Parochial Vicar of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Seminole. Father Fuse has been appointed as Provincial Superior …

Clergy Change ~ November 5, 2018
November 5, 2018

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy change, effective November 6, 2018: RELIEVING Upon notification by Very Reverend Thomas R. Bheemareddy, O.C.D., Provincial Superior of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, Reverend Vijaya B. Polamarasetty, O.C.D. from Parochial Vicar of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, Palm Harbor. Father Polamarasetty has been …

Clergy Change ~ October 8, 2018
October 8, 2018

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy change, effective October 15, 2018: APPOINTMENT Reverend Robert Cadrecha, from Spiritual Director of St. John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, to Parochial Vicar of St. Jerome Parish, Largo.

Clergy Changes ~ August 27, 2018
August 27, 2018

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy change, effective September 5, 2018: APPOINTMENTS Upon presentation by Very Reverend Richard L. Davis, Minister Provincial of the Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular, Reverend James Morman, T.O.R. to Parochial Vicar of St. Mary, Our Lady of Grace Parish, St. Petersburg.

Clergy Appointment ~ July 2, 2018
July 2, 2018

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy appointment, effective July 1, 2018: APPOINTMENT With the consent of Most Reverend Gabriel Edoe Kumordji, S.V.D., Apostolic Vicar of Donkorkrom, Ghana, Reverend Philip D. Gyapong to Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Land O’Lakes.

Clergy Changes ~ June 18, 2018
June 18, 2018

  Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2018: APPOINTMENTS Upon presentation by Very Reverend Paul Kahan, S.V.D., Provincial Superior of the Society of the Divine Word, Reverend Chien Dinh, S.V.D. to Administrator of St. Joseph Vietnamese Mission, Tampa. RELIEVING Reverend Ryan Boyle, J.C.L., from Parochial …

Clergy Changes ~ May 21, 2018
May 21, 2018

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2018 unless otherwise indicated: APPOINTMENTS Reverend George Gyasi [Kumasi, Ghana], from Parochial Vicar of St. Anne Parish, Ruskin to Parochial Vicar of St. Paul Parish, Tampa. Upon presentation by Reverend Michael R. Rock, O. de M., Vicar Provincial of …

Clergy Changes ~ April 30, 2018
April 30, 2018

  Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2018, unless otherwise indicated: APPOINTMENTS Reverend Frans Berkhout [Allentown, PA], from Parochial Vicar of St. Jerome Parish, Largo to Parochial Vicar of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, Spring Hill. Reverend Rafael Martos [Santiago de Cuba], from Pastoral Center …

Clergy Changes ~ April 9, 2018
April 9, 2018

  Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2018, unless otherwise indicated: APPOINTMENTS Pastors Reverend Anthony Coppola, from Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Pinellas Park to Pastor of Most Holy Redeemer Parish, Tampa. Reverend Arthur J. Proulx, from Faculty of St. Vincent De Paul Regional Seminary, …

Clergy Changes ~ October 30, 2017
October 31, 2017

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes effective September 25, 2017: DEANS (Vicars Forane): North Central Deanery Appointed Very Reverend C. Timothy Corcoran, J.D., V.F. Relieved Very Reverend Kenneth J. Malley, V.F.

Clergy Changes ~ Incardination
October 9, 2017

Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy incardination: Reverend Francis Lubowa Mutesaasira, J.C.L., [formerly of Kampala, Africa], Parochial Vicar, Espiritu Santo Parish, Safety Harbor, incardinated into the Diocese of St. Petersburg, effective October 2, 2017.

Clergy Appointments ~ September 18, 2017
September 18, 2017

Most Reverend Gregory L. Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy appointments, effective August 1, 2017: Appointment Reverend Jonathan I. Loverita [Catarman, Philippines] as Parochial Vicar, Most Holy Redeemer Parish, Tampa. Reverend George Gyasi [Kumasi, Ghana] as Parochial Vicar, St. Anne Parish, Ruskin.

Clergy Changes ~ May 8, 2017 (Updated)
July 5, 2017

Most Reverend Gregory L. Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2017, unless otherwise indicated: RETIREMENT STATUS Rev. John D’Antonio, from Pastor of Holy Cross, St. Petersburg, granted retirement status. Rev. Michael Lydon, from Pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas, New Port Richey, granted retirement status. Upon notification by Very …

Clergy Changes ~ February 27, 2017
February 27, 2017

Most Reverend Gregory L. Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy change, effective February 9, 2017: Appointment Upon presentation by Very Reverend Johnson Kuruppassery, O.C.D., Provincial Superior, Reverend Vijaya B. Polamarasetty, O.C.D.,  as Parochial Vicar, St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish, Tarpon Springs.

Clergy Changes ~ February 21, 2017
February 21, 2017

Most Reverend Gregory L. Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective February 26, 2017: Appointment Upon presentation by Very Reverend Paul Frechette, S.M., Provincial Superior, Reverend Hector Cruz, S.M.,  as Pastor, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Tampa. Relieve Reverend Roland Lajoie, S.M. as Pastor, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Tampa. Reverend …

Clergy Changes ~ November 21, 2016
November 21, 2016

  Most Reverend Robert N. Lynch, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy appointment, effective November 20, 2016: APPOINTMENT Upon presentation by Very Reverend Richard L. Davis, T.O.R., Minister Provincial , Reverend David J. Tickerhoof, T.O.R., as Parochial Vicar of St. Mary Our Lady of Grace Parish, St. Petersburg.

Clergy Changes ~ August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016

Most Reverend Robert N. Lynch, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes: Appointment Rev. Francisco Hernandez, Diocese of Caguas, Puerto Rico, as Parochial Vicar, Incarnation Parish, Tampa, effective August 1, 2016. Relieve Reverend Joseph H. Chong, S.D.B. as Parochial Vicar of Mary, Help of Christians Parish, Tampa, effective July 5, 2016.  Father Chong …

Clergy Changes ~ July 11, 2016
July 11, 2016

Most Reverend Robert N. Lynch, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes: RELIEVE AND OTHER CHANGES Rev. Victor Amorose, from Parochial Vicar of Nativity, Brandon, and assigned to the Pastoral Center, effective July 1, 2016.  Father Amorose will be studying in Rome. Rev. Jairo L. Atehortua, C.M., from Parochial Vicar of Incarnation Parish, Tampa, …