Following the annual assembly of priests meeting last week in Jasper, the Chancery Office announced the 2014 appointments of priests, all effective August 13, unless otherwise noted:

Parishes in Edmonton

  Annunciation Parish
Jan. 1 

 St. Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Catholic Community
 (located at St. Edmund Parish)
 Jan. 15

 St. Alphonsus Parish and St. Clare Parish
Fr. John GALLAGHER CSB, Associate Pastor
 Jan. 1

St. Andrew Parish
Fr. Antony FERNANDO SDB, Pastor
Fr. Silvichan MARATTIL DOMINIC CFIC, Associate Pastor
  St. Charles Parish
Fr. Edward McSHEFFREY OMI, Associate Pastor
 June 15 

St. Emeric Parish
Fr. Tesfu KELATI, Pastor
 April 2

St. John the Evangelist Parish
Fr. Shimit ABRAHAM CFIC, Associate Pastor
  St. Joseph Basilica
Fr. Kristopher SCHMIDT, Associate Pastor
  Paroisse Saint Thomas d’Aquin
Priest from the Congregation of the Sons of the Immaculate Conception (CFIC)

Parishes outside Edmonton

  Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Jasper
Fr. Miroslaw KOSTARZEWSKI, Pastor
  Holy Family Parish, St. Albert
Fr. Peter EBIDERO, Associate Pastor
 Aug. 17

St. Albert Parish, St. Albert
Fr. Ignacy WARIAS OMI, Pastor
 March 10

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish,
Sherwood Park,
Fr. Antony Cruz MICHAEL SAC, Associate Pastor
  Holy Trinity Parish, Spruce Grove
Fr. Arun RODRIGUES SAC, Associate Pastor
  St. Peter Parish, Villeneuve,
Calahoo, Mearns, Riviere-Qui-Barre
Fr. Miguel IRIZAR, Pastor


 May 12

Fr. Shimit ABRAHAM CFIC, Part-Time Priest Chaplain at the Misericordia Hospital & Cross Cancer Institute.
   Fr. Victor BOTARI, Pastor of St. Peter Parish, Villeneuve, and attached parishes, will cease full time parish ministry due to health limitations and will be available to offer priestly ministry when needed.
   Fr. Dean DOWLE, Adjunct Judicial Vicar of the Alberta Regional Tribunal.
 May 12

 Fr. Pierre DUCHARME OFM, Part-Time Priest Chaplain at the University of Alberta Hospital & Grey Nuns Hospital.


 May 12

Fr. Raymond GUIMOND, Priest Chaplain at Grey Nuns Hospital, St. Joseph Auxiliary Hospital, Cross Cancer Institute, retires from active ministry.
 April 27

Fr. Matthias LUGOWSKI, Pastor of St. Emeric Parish, retires from active ministry.

End of Term

 Feb. 26

Fr. Ayodele AYENI, CSSP, Administrator of St. Andrew Parish, Edmonton, is being reassigned by his religious congregation.
   Fr. Wigburg Clifford FERNANDO, current Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes in Jasper, returns to his home diocese.
   Fr. Martin PASALA, current Pastor of Annunciation Parish in Edmonton, returns to his home diocese.
   Fr. Krzysztof SOBANSKI SDS, Pastor of Paroisse Saint Thomas d’Aquin, is being reassigned by his religious congregation.