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Priest Assignments 2018

The Most Reverend Barry C. Knestout, bishop of the Diocese of Richmond, has announced the following appointments, effective July 11, 2018, unless otherwise noted:

Pastoral Center Administration

Msgr. Mark Richard Lane from Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia to Retired Status, effective July 1, 2018.

Father Michael Boehling from Vicar for Vocations and Priest Secretary to Bishop Knestout to Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia, and continuing as Vicar for Vocations, effective July 1, 2018.

Father Sean Prince from Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Hampton, and Director for the Office of Worship to Priest Secretary to Bishop Knestout and continuing as Director for the Office of Worship.

 

Pastors

Father Wayne Ball, J.C.L. from full time in the Tribunal, to Pastor and Moderator of St. Augustine, Richmond, and continuing working in the Tribunal.

 Father John A. Grace from Chaplain at Siena Heights University, Adrian Campus, Michigan, to Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Hampton.

 Father Daniel Malingumu from Pastor of Church of the Ascension and Administrator of St. Matthew, Virginia Beach, to remaining Pastor of Church of the Ascension, Virginia Beach.

 Father Steve McNally from Pastor of Sacred Heart, Covington; St. Joseph, Clifton Forge; Church of the Transfiguration, Fincastle; and St. John the Evangelist, New Castle, to continuing his role as Pastor of Church of the Transfiguration, Fincastle, and St. John the Evangelist, New Castle.

 Father Marlon Portillo-Muñoz from Pastor of St. Augustine, Richmond, to Pastor in solidum of St. Augustine, Richmond.

 

Administrators

Father James Arsenault from Parochial Vicar at St. Elizabeth, Richmond, to Administrator of St. Elizabeth, Richmond.

Father Joseph Goldsmith from Parochial Vicar and Chaplain at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Newport News, to Administrator of St. John Nepomucene, Dinwiddie; St. James the Greater, Hopewell; and Church of the Sacred Heart, Prince George County.

Father G. Leoval Coquia Guadalupe from Chaplain at Holy Spirit, Virginia Beach, to Administrator of Holy Spirit, Virginia Beach.

Father Christopher Hess from Pastor of Sacred Heart, Prince George County; St. John Nepomucene, Dinwiddie; and St. James the Greater, Hopewell, to Administrator of St. Anne, Bristol; St. Bernard, Gate City; and St. Patrick, Dungannon.

Father Augustine Kalule Lukenge from Parochial Vicar at St. Catherine of Siena, Clarksville, to Administrator of the Shrine of the Sacred Heart, Hot Spring; Sacred Heart, Covington; and St. Joseph, Clifton Forge.

Father Stephen Opoku-Boaheng from Chaplain at St. Matthew, Virginia Beach, to Administrator of St. Matthew, Virginia Beach.

Msgr. Raphael Peprah from Administrator of St. Luke, Virginia Beach, and Administrator of Church of the Holy Spirit, Virginia Beach, to remaining Administrator of St. Luke, Virginia Beach.

 

Parochial Vicars

Father Eric Baffour Asamoah from Administrator of St. Anne in Bristol, to Parochial Vicar at St. Catherine of Siena, Clarksville; St. Paschal Baylon, South Boston; and Good Shepherd, South Hill.

Father John R. Baab, ordained on June 2, Parochial Vicar at Church of the Ascension, Virginia Beach, effective June 2, 2018.

Father James P. O’Reilly, ordained on June 2, Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Nazareth Parish in Roanoke, effective June 2, 2018.

Father Nicholas E. Redmond, ordained on June 2, Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Newport News, effective June 2, 2018.

 

Retired

Father Tom Collins from Parochial Vicar at Sacred Heart, Covington; St. Joseph, Clifton Forge; and Shrine of the Sacred Heart, Hot Springs, to Retired Status, to live in residence and to help Sacred Heart, Covington; St. Joseph, Clifton Forge; and Shrine of the Sacred Heart, Hot Springs.