The news we all wait for -- the 2013 appointments of priests in the Archdiocese have been announced. Unless otherwise indicated, these take effect on August 14:

Parishes in Edmonton

Assumption Parish and St. Michael-Resurrection Parish, Edmonton

Fr. Mitchell FIDYKA, Pastor

Good Shepherd Parish, Edmonton

Fr. Marc CRAMER, Pastor

Fr. Carlos NUNEZ, Associate Pastor

Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Edmonton

Fr. Antonio HOFMEISTER, Pastor

St. Agnes Parish & St. Anthony Parish, Edmonton

Fr. Augustin JOBY CFIC, Pastor

Fr. Silvichan MARATTIL DOMINIC CFIC, Associate Pastor

St. Andrew Parish, Edmonton

Fr. David McLEOD, Pastor

Fr. Rajkumar FERNANDO SDB, Associate Pastor

St. Joseph’s Basilica, Edmonton

Fr. Martin CARROLL, Rector

St. John the Evangelist Parish, Edmonton

Fr. Paul KAVANAGH, Pastor

Santa Maria Goretti Parish, Edmonton

Fr. Shimit ABRAHAM CFIC, Associate Pastor

St. Theresa Parish, Edmonton

Fr. Antony MICHAEL SAC, Associate Pastor

Fr. Luan VU, Associate Pastor

St. Thomas More Parish, Edmonton

Fr. J.M. JAYA RAJAN SAC, Associate Pastor

Parishes outside Edmonton

Our Lady of the Angels Parish, Fort Saskatchewan

Fr. Ashok MASCARENHAS SAC, Associate Pastor

St. Anthony Parish, Lloydminster

Fr. Michael ENIOLORUNDA, Associate Pastor

Sacred Heart Parish, Red Deer

Fr. Jozef WROBLEWSKI, Pastor

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Sherwood Park

Fr. John MARIAPRAGASAM SDB, Associate Pastor

Holy Trinity Parish, Spruce Grove

Fr. Miroslaw KOSTARZEWSKI, Associate Pastor

St. Martin of Tours Parish, Vegreville, Holden & Viking

Fr. Michael SCHUMACHER, Pastor

Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Vermilion, Clandonald & Derwent

Fr. Roger ROULEAU, Pastor

Blessed Sacrament Parish, Wainwright

Fr. Andrjez LUKASZEWICZ MSF, Pastor

Sacred Heart Parish, Wetaskiwin, Hobbema & Ma-Me-O Beach

Fr. Nilo MACAPINLAC, Pastor

Other

Fr. Adam LECH, current Rector of St. Joseph’s Basilica, becomes full-time Chancellor of the Archdiocese.

Fr. John DUGGIMPUDI SAC, Pastor of Good Shepherd Parish, Edmonton, is granted temporary leave from full-time ministry for health reasons.

Retirement

Fr. Eduardo ESCOBER, current PT Associate Pastor of St. Agnes Parish and St. Anthony Parish, Edmonton and PT On-Call Priest Chaplain at University of Alberta Hospital retires from full-time ministry.

End of Term

Fr. David BITTNER CSB, currently teaching and serving at St. Joseph’s College, is assigned by his religious community to Houston, Texas.

Fr. Adam DEREN, Pastor of Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Vermilion, and attached parishes, concludes his term of service in the Archdiocese and returns to his home diocese in Poland.

Fr. Marek FILIPCZUK, Associate Pastor of St. Anthony Parish, Lloydminster, concludes his term of service in the Archdiocese and returns to his home diocese in Poland. (7 April 2013)

Fr. Mark GAZIN CSB, Associate Pastor of St. Alphonsus Parish, Edmonton, is assigned by his religious community to Vancouver.

Fr. Marinaldo BATISTA, Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima Parish, Edmonton, concludes his term of service in the Archdiocese and returns to his home diocese in Brazil.

Transitional Deacons

Deacon Kris SCHMIDT, St. John the Evangelist Parish, Edmonton and Assistant Archdiocesan MC