Pastoral Appointments 2012


Effective December 4, 2012

Father Theodore J. Dorcey, C.Ss.R., parochial vicar, Holy Ghost Church, Houston

Effective December 1, 2012

Father Thu Ngoc Nguyen, Vicar for Vietnamese Catholics of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

Effective November 1, 2012

Father Stephen Payne, Chaplain, Campus Ministry, Rice University/Texas Medical Center
Father Emeka Ngwoke, Chaplain of Campus Ministry, O'Connell College Preparatory High School, Galveston

Effective October 8, 2012

Father Alfredo Ocampo, C.P., Holy Name Retreat Center, Houston

Effective October 1, 2012

Rev. Anderson L. Hammes, c.s., parochial vicar, St. Leo the Great Church, Houston

Effective September 10, 2012

Rev. Hypolitus I. Ezenwa, SMMM, parochial vicar, St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, Houston

Effective September 4, 2012

Rev. J. Isidore Garcia, O.M.I., part-time Director, Ministry to Priests for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, in addition to assignment as parochial vicar of St. Patrick Church in Houston.
Rev. Arthur P. Alban, parish hospital chaplain for: St. Luke the Evangelist, Houston; St. Helen, Pearland; St. Bernadette Soubirous, Houston; Mary Queen, Friendswood; St. Paul, Houston; and St. Mary, League City
Rev. Thomas Devasahayam (Rayen), D.S., parish hospital chaplain for: St. Mary Magdalene, Humble; St. Martha, Porter (Kingwood); and St. Edward, Spring

Effective September 1, 2012

Rev. Michael Saah-Buckman, S.S.J., pastor, St. Francis Xavier Church, Houston

Effective August 10, 2012

Rev. Lauro Bejo, S.O.L.T., parochial vicar, St. Monica Church, Houston

Effective August 7, 2012

Rev. Christopher Schmitt, Prelature of the Opus Dei, Houston

Effective August 6, 2012

Rev. Paschal O. Ezeihuoma, parochial vicar, St. Pius V Church, Pasadena
Rev. J. Christopher C. Nguyen, administrator, St. Matthias the Apostle Church, Magnolia

Effective August 1, 2012

Rev. Rodney J. Armstrong, S.S.J., pastor, Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Houston, and Chaplain of Campus Ministry for Texas Southern University, Houston
Rev. Francis D. Asomkase, S.S.J., administrator, Holy Family Church, McNair
Rev. Vincent Thao Dinh, O.P., pastor, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Houston
Rev. Jeffrey C. Johnson, S.J., faculty, Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, Houston
Rev. J.B. Vuong Duc Nguyen, O.P., pastor, Our Lady of Lavang Church, Houston
Rev. Thomas Thien An Tran, O.P., parochial vicar, Our Lady of Lavang Church, Houston

Effective July 23, 2012

Rev. Orrin N. Halepeska, first priestly assignment, parochial vicar, Christ the Redeemer Church, Houston

Effective July 17, 2012

Rev. Rene J. Espejel, C.S.B., parochial vicar, St. Anne Church, Houston
Rev. Sean M. Garrity, C.S.B., Basilian Fathers' Cameron House, Rosharon

Effective July 11, 2012

Rev. Michael G. Dowalgo, C.S.B., Superior, Dillon House, Houston
Rev. William J. Sheehan, C.S.B., Dillon House, Houston

Effective July 2, 2012

Rev. Ramon Arechua, parocial vicar, St. Charles Borromeo Church, Houston
Rev. Mario E. Baldeo, D.S., parochial vicar, St. Edward Church, Spring
Rev. Thomas J. Dolce, parochial vicar, St. Mary Magdalene Church, Humble
Rev. Thomas W. Hopper, administrator, St. Anne Church, Tomball
Rev. Alvaro J. Interiano, first priestly assignment, parochial vicar, St. Francis de Sales Church, Houston
Rev. Joy James, O.S.H., parochial vicar, Holy Family Church, Missouri City
Rev. Joseph Manappuram, parochial vicar, Sacred Heart Church, Conroe
Rev. Richard L. "Luke" Millette, first priestly assignment, Canon Law Studies, Pontifical North American College, Rome
Rev. Nicholas O. Pasidilla, granted sabbatical
Rev. Loc D. Phan, Hospital Chaplain, Archdiocesan Catholic Chaplain Corps, Houston
Rev. Mathew Thottiyil, M.S.F.S., parochial vicar, Sts. Simon and Jude Church, The Woodlands
Rev. Alfonso Dat-Nhan Tran, first priestly assignment, parochial vicar, St. Martha Church, Kingwood

Effective July 1, 2012

Rev. Jamie M. Abercrombie, C.S.B., Basilian Fathers Mission Center, Sugar Land
Rev. David Bergeron, C.C., associate director, Catholic Charismatic Center, Houston
Rev. James F. Blocher, C.S.B., Dillon House, Houston
Rev. Felix Elosi, M.S.P., pastor, St. Anne de Beaupre Church, Houston
Rev. William J. Frankenberger, C.S.B., Dillon House, Houston
Rev. Alfredo C. Gonzalez, c.s., parochial vicar, St. Leo the Great Church, Houston
Rev. John T. Keller, Vicar Forane (Dean) San Jacinto Deanery
Rev. Robert J. Klem, C.S.B., Dillon House, Houston
Rev. James W. Lowe, C.C., parochial vicar, Queen of Peace Church, Houston
Rev. Michael J. Minifie, C.C., pastor, Queen of Peace Church, Houston
Rev. Anderson Luis de Souza, S.V.D., parochial vicar, Holy Name Church, Houston
Rev. Philip A. Wilhite, Vicar Forane (Dean) Northern Deanery

Effective June 15, 2012

Rev. Robert DeCesare, L.C., Legionaries of Christ Community, Spring

Effective June 1, 2012

Rev. Desmond Daniels, parochial vicar, St. Luke the Evangelist Church, Houston

Effective May 15, 2012

Father Kenneth J. Howard, S.S.J., pastor, St. Peter Claver Church, Houston
Father Romanus Muoneke, in residence, St. Theresa Church, Houston

Effective April 30, 2012

Father Francis Minh Hai Nguyen, I.C.M., parochial vicar, St. Justin Martyr Church, Houston
Father James Ramsey, granted retirement

Effective April 23, 2012

Msgr. Charles C. Domec, granted retirement
Father Patrick S. Garrett, administrator, Sts. Simon and Jude Church, The Woodlands
Father Fred W. Valone, pastor, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Huntsville

Effective April 11, 2012

Father Alvaro Frias-Turrubiartes, M.J., parochial vicar, St. Stephen Church, Houston
Father Oscar A. Hernandez, M.J., from Administrator pro-tem to pastor, St. Stephen Church, Houston

Effective March 23, 2012

Father Franco Cecchini, C.R.S., parochial vicar, Assumption Church, Houston

Effective March 1, 2012

Father Reginald W. Samuels, Administrator, St. Hyacinth Church, Deer Park

Effective February 21, 2012

Father Eamonn Shelly, L.C., Legionaries of Christ, Spring, Texas

Effective February 1, 2012

David W. Garnier, parochial vicar, St. Bartholomew the Apostle Church, Katy
Father Thomas E. Hawxhurst, first priestly assignment, parochial vicar, St. Laurence Church, Sugar Land
Father Martial F. Oya, first priestly assignment, parochial vicar, St. Ignatius of Loyola Church, Spring

Effective January 12, 2012

Father Zbigniew Morawiec, S.C.J., parochial vicar, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Houston