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Office of Vocations Announces Seminarians’ Parish Assignments

The Diocese of Richmond’s Office of Vocations has announced parish assignments for seminarians.

Philip Decker and Tom Lawrence will continue their pastoral year assignments into August — the former at St. Joseph, Petersburg and the latter at St. Mary, Blacksburg.

Dillon Bruce will begin his pastoral year assignment in June at St. Bridget, Richmond. It will run until August 2020.

Following their attendance at the Institute for Priestly Formation at Creighton University during June and July, these seminarians will serve their pastoral year assignments until August 2020: Armando Herrera, St. Benedict, Richmond; Alex Jimenez, St. Ann, Colonial Heights; Joseph Kauflin, St. Andrew, Roanoke and Patrick Walsh, whose assignment will be determined following the summer program.

The following will serve this June, July and August: Deacon Anthony Ferguson, Sacred Heart, New Bohemia; Julio Reyes, Blessed Sacrament, Harrisonburg; William Buckley, St. Andrew, Roanoke; Christopher Weyer, St. Anne, Bristol; David Arellano, St. Mark, Virginia, Beach; William Douglas, St. Ann, Colonial Heights; Luke Fitzgerald, Sacred Heart, Danville; Brian Sarnecki, Church of the Epiphany, Richmond; Matthew Kelly, St. John the Apostle, Virginia Beach; and Seth Seaman, St. Mary Star of the Sea, Fort Monroe; St. Joseph, Hampton and St. Vincent de Paul, Newport News.

Assignments for the college seminarians are: Andrew Clark, St. John the Apostle, Virginia Beach; Gregory Guifoyle, St. Anne, Bristol and Samuel Hill, St. John the Apostle, Virginia Beach. Robert Kincaid and John Paul Shanahan will be home for the summer.