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April 27, 2024

Clergy Appointments

Most Reverend Stephen D. Parkes, Bishop of the Diocese of Savannah, has announced the following mission realignments effective July 1, 2024. 

St. Ann Catholic Church in Alapaha is entrusted to the parish of St. Anthony of Padua in Ray City and its Parochial Administrator, Reverend Joey Buencamino, as a mission of the parish.

St. William Catholic Church in Fitzgerald is entrusted to the parish of Our Divine Savior in Tifton and its Pastor, Reverend Peter Oyenugba, MSP, as a mission of the parish.

 


 

Most Reverend Stephen D. Parkes, Bishop of the Diocese of Savannah, has announced the following clergy changes effective July 1, 2024.

RETIREMENT

Reverend Brian LaBurt, from Pastor of St. John the Evangelist Church, Valdosta and San José Church, Lake Park granted retirement status.

PASTORS

Reverend Christopher Hassel, from Parochial Administrator of St. Teresa of Ávila Church, Grovetown to Pastor of St. Joseph Church, Augusta. Fr. Hassel will also begin studies to pursue a Licentiate in Canon Law (Summer Program) at the Catholic University of America beginning Summer 2024.

Reverend Adam Kasela, from Pastor of St. Stephen First Martyr Church, Hinesville to Pastor of St. John the Evangelist Church, Valdosta and San José Church, Lake Park.

Very Reverend Timothy McKeown, V.F., from Pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church, Brunswick and Nativity of Our Lady Church, Darien to Pastor of St. Teresa of Ávila, Grovetown.

Reverend Paul O’Connell, from Pastor of St. Paul Church, Douglas, St. William Church Church, Fitzgerald and Holy Family Church, Willacoochee to Pastor of St. Stephen First Martyr Church, Hinesville with responsibility for Hispanic Ministry at St. Joseph Church, Jesup.

Reverend Peter Oyenugba, MSP, Pastor of Our Divine Savior Church, Tifton to assume responsibility for St. William Church of Fitzgerald and is relieved of responsibility for St. Ann Church, Alapaha.

Very Reverend Mark Van Alstine, V.F., from Pastor of St. Joseph Church, Augusta to Pastor of St. Francis Xavier Church, Brunswick and Nativity of Our Lady Church, Darien.

PAROCHIAL ADMINISTRATORS

Reverend John Stephen Ariko, A.J., from Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception Church, Dublin to Parochial Administrator of Holy Redeemer Church, McRae and St. Mark Church, Eastman with primary residence at Immaculate Conception Church, Dublin.

Reverend Joey Buencamino, Parochial Administrator of St. Anthony of Padua Church, Ray City to assume responsibility for St. Ann Church, Alapaha.

Reverend Saimel Perdomo, a Priest of the Diocese of Santa Clara, Cuba to Parochial Administrator of St. Paul Church, Douglas and Holy Family Church, Willacoochee.

PAROCHIAL VICARS

Reverend Cornelius Anene, from Parochial Vicar at St. William Church, St. Simons Island to Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph Church, Augusta.

Reverend Emmanuel Antwi, from Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph Church, Macon to Parochial Vicar of St. William Church, St. Simons Island with residence at St. Francis Xavier Church, Brunswick.

Reverend Christopher Awiliba, from Parochial Vicar at St. Joseph Church, Augusta to Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph Church, Macon.

Reverend Gabriel Gberikon, from Parochial Vicar of St. Teresa of Ávila Church, Grovetown to Parochial Vicar of St. James the Less Church, Savannah.

Reverend Peter Lanshima, from Parochial Vicar of St. James the Less Church, Savannah to Parochial Vicar of St. Teresa of Ávila Church, Grovetown.

NEWLY ORDAINED

Reverend Francisco Gamboa, following Ordination to the Priesthood, Parochial Vicar of St. Teresa of Ávila Church, Grovetown.

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