Most Reverend Robert N. Lynch, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2016, unless otherwise indicated:
Rev. Msgr. Avelino Garcia, from Pastor, Our Lady of Grace Parish, Beverly Hills, granted retirement status.
Rev. Gregory Andrews, from Pastoral Center [assisting parishes], granted retirement status.
Rev. Ralph Argentino, from Director, Catholic Cemeteries, granted retirement status, while continuing as Director, Permanent Diaconate Office
until October 2016.
Pastors (effective May 1, 2016)
Rev. Dominic J . Corona from Parochial Administrator to Pastor of St. Patrick, Largo.
Rev. Timothy Cummings from Parochial Administrator to Pastor of Our lady of Fatima, Inverness.
Rev. Sojan Punakkattu from Parochial Administrator to Pastor of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Citrus Springs.
Rev. Timothy Corcoran, from Parochial Vicar to Parochial Administrator, St. Mary, Tampa, effective May 1, 2016.
Rev. Erwin Belgica, from Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Fatima, Inverness, to Parochial Administrator, Our Lady of Grace, Beverly Hills.
Rev. Gioan Nguyen Vu Viet, from Parochial Vicar, St. Paul, St. Petersburg, to Administrator of Holy Martyrs of Vietnam Mission, Largo.
Newly ordained (effective June 21, 2016):
—Rev. Felipe Gonzalez as Parochial Vicar, Nativity Parish, Brandon
—Rev. Bradley Reed as Parochial Vicar, Espiritu Santo Parish, Safety Harbor
—Rev. Jonathan Stephanz as Parochial Vicar, St. Paul Parish, St. Petersburg
—Rev. Kevin Yarnell as Parochial Vicar, St. Timothy Parish, Lutz
—Rev. Alex Padilla, in residence at Incarnation Parish, Tampa, while continuing studies in Rome
Rev. Robert Smith [Fargo, ND] to Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Lourdes, Dunedin.
Rev. Claudius Mpuya Mganga [Mwanza, Tanzania], from Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Lourdes, Dunedin, to Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Fatima, Inverness.
Rev. Msgr. Michael G. Carruthers [Archdiocese of Miami] as Parochial Vicar of St. Cecelia, Clearwater.
Rev. Stephan Brown, S.V.D. as Parochial Vicar of St. Paul, Tampa, effective August 1, 2016.
Upon presentation by Very Rev. Joseph O’Reilly, I.C., Vicar Provincial, Rev. Henry Konnoth, I.C. as Parochial Vicar of St. Francis of Assisi, Seffner, effective April 7, 2016
Rev. Ryan Boyle, from residence at St. Timothy, Lutz to residence at Holy Family, St. Petersburg, while continuing studies in Rome.
RELIEVE AND OTHER CHANGES:
Upon consultation with Rev. Anthony Schueller, S.S.S., Provincial Superior, Rev. Joseph Thai Tran, S.S.S., from Administrator, Holy Martyrs of Vietnam Mission, Largo.
Rev. Jude Vera, from Pastor, St. Mary, Tampa, and assigned to the Pastoral Center, effective May 1, 2016.
Rev. Kyle Smith, from Parochial Vicar of St. Cecelia, Clearwater, and assigned to the Pastoral Center with service to St. Leo University Campus Ministry. He will be in residence at St. Anthony of Padua, San Antonio.
Rev. Charles Leke, from Parochial Vicar of St. Catherine of Siena, Clearwater, and assigned as Chaplain of Catholic Cemeteries.