Pastoral Appointments

for 2019

Please pray for the Church's priests as they begin their new ministries.

Effective June 30
Monsignor Leo Wleczyk, Granted retirement

Effective July 1
Father David Angelino — Administrator, St. Theresa Parish, Sugar Land
Father Xavier Bilavendiran — Administrator, St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Hempstead
Father Dwight Canizares — Pastor, St. Michael the Archangel Parish, Lake Jackson
Father Hai Dang — Pastor, St. Philip of Jesus Parish
Father Edmund Eduarte — Pastor, Blessed Sacrament Parish
Father Jhon Florez — Parochial Vicar, St. Luke the Evangelist Parish
Father Paul Foltyn — Administrator, St. Augustine Parish
Father Gerald Goodrum — Pastor, Prince of Peace Parish
Father José Luis Gutierrez — Parochial Vicar, St. Jerome Parish, Houston
Father David Harris — Pastor, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Hitchcock
Father Richard Hinkley — Parochial Vicar, St. John Vianney Parish
Father Augustin Khoi Le — Administrator, Most Holy Trinity Parish, Angleton
Father Yong Hyuk Lee — Pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Baytown
Father Eurel Manzano — Formation Faculty, St. Mary’s Seminary
Father Joseph Loc Dinh Phan — Parochial Vicar, Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart Parish
Father Preston Quintela — Parochial Vicar, St. Cecilia Parish
Father Ralph Roberts — Parochial Vicar, St. Martha Parish, Porter
Father Clark Sample — Administrator, St. Thomas More Parish
Father Rodolfo “Rudy” Sanchez — Pastor, St. Juan Diego Parish, Pasadena
Father Alfonso Dat NhanTran — Parochial Vicar, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish

First priestly assignments - Effective July 1
Father Jose Alonso  —  Parochial vicar, St. Helen Catholic Church, Pearland
Father Ricardo Arriola  — Parochial vicar, St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Katy
Father Justin Cormie  — Parochial vicar, St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Church, Spring
Father David Michael Moses  — Parochial vicar, St. Faustina Catholic Church, Fulshear
Father Kingsley Nwoko  — Parochial vicar, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, The Woodlands
Father Ryan Stawaisz —  Parochial vicar, Prince of Peace Catholic Church
Father Vincent Trân  — Parochial vicar, Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church

Effective June 1
Father Victor C. Perez, Pastor
St. Joseph Church — Houston; and St. Stephen Church — Houston

Effective March 15

Rev. Francois Tsanga, In Residence, St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Katy

Effective March 1
Rev. Nicolas Ramirez, Administrator, St. Frances Cabrini, Houston
Rev. Hieu M. Nguyen, Administrator, St. Ambrose, Houston
Rev. Porfirio Garcia, OMI, Parochial Vicar, Immaculate Conception, Houston

Effective immediately
Rev. Orrin Halepeska, Officer for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, Holy Rosary, Rosenberg

Effective January 23
Rev. Shuxin Zhang, Pastor, Ascension Chinese Mission

Effective February 1
Rev. Mathew Thottyil, M.S.F.S., Parochial Vicar, St. Anthony of Padua, The Woodlands
Rev. Sebastine Okoye, Administrator, St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Freeport

Effective January 20
Rev. Reginald Samuels, Vicar for Catholics of African Descent

Effective January 7
Rev. Jesse Garcia, Pastor, St. John Fisher, Richmond

Effective January 1
Rev. Christian Unachukwu, M.S.P., Administrator, Sacred Heart, Crosby
Rev. Binh T. Quach, C.S.Sp, Director, Donald S. Nesti, CSSp, Center for Faith and Culture at UST
Rev. John Sang Vu, CSsR, Member, St. Clements House, Houston
Rev. Peter Tuan Bui, CSsR, Vice Provincial Superior, Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, Province of Extra Patriam


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