Most Reverend Gregory Parkes, Bishop of St. Petersburg, announces the following clergy changes, effective July 1, 2018, unless otherwise indicated:
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 to Parochial Vicar of St. Clement Parish, Plant City, to continue his ministry to the migrant communities within the parish boundaries.
Reverend Jose George, from Parochial Vicar of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, Spring Hill to Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Land O’ Lakes.
Monsignor Michael Muhr, from Pastor of St. Lawrence Parish, Tampa to Director of Ministry to Priests for the Diocese of St. Petersburg, effective August 15, 2018.
Upon presentation by Very Reverend Thomas J. O’Hara, C.S.C., Provincial Superior of the Congregation of the Holy Cross, Reverend Daniel Kayajan, C.S.C., to Pastor of St. Lawrence Parish, Tampa, effective August 15, 2018.
Upon notification by Very Reverend Kevin J. Mullen, O.F.M.., Provincial Superior of the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor, Reverend Michael Reyes, O.F.M. from Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart Parish, Tampa, effective May 31, 2018. Father Reyes will be moving to New York City to pursue advanced studies.
Reverend Leonard Piotrowski, from Secretary for Clergy for the Diocese of St. Petersburg, continuing all other assignments, effective August 15, 2018.