Clergy appointments announced

The following official appointments and announcements have been made by Bishop John O. Barres of Rockville Centre. All are effective August 26, 2020 unless otherwise noted.

Shared Pastorates:

Father Anthony Iaconis is appointed Pastor of the Church of Saint Mary, East Islip, while remaining Pastor of the Church of Saint Peter the Apostle, Islip Terrace. Effective July 1, 2020.

Father Robert J. Smith is appointed Pastor of the Church of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Wyandanch, while remaining Pastor of the Church of Saint Hugh of Lincoln, Huntington Station.

Administator:

Father Shibi Pappan, OIC, from Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Joseph, Garden City, is appointed Administrator of the Church of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Hicksville.

Associate Pastors:

Father Collins A. Adutwum, from Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Rose of Lima, Massapequa, to Associate Pastor of the shared Parishes of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Centerport, and Saint Philip Neri, Northport

Father Cleofas Anonuevo, from Associate Pastor of the Church of Holy Name of Mary, Valley Stream, to Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Aloysius, Great Neck. Effective July 1, 2020

Father Allan Arneaud, from Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Catherine of Sienna, Franklin Square, to Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Rose of Lima, Massapequa.

Father Gregory F. Breen, from Associate Pastor of the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, West Islip, to Associate Pastor of the Church of Our Lady of Grace, West Babylon.

Father Matthew M. Browne, from studies at Catholic University of America, Washington, DC ,to Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Dominic, Oyster Bay. Effective July 1, 2020.

Father Eden Jean Baptiste, from Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Martha, Uniondale to Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Boniface, Elmont.

Father Jaime Calderon Hernandez, from Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Mary, East Islip, to Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint John the Evangelist, Center Moriches. Effective August 15, 2020.

Father James Calledo, from Military Chaplain serving outside the Diocese to Associate Pastor of the shared parishes of Saint John the Baptist, Wading River, and Saint Mark, Shoreham.

Father Gerald Cestare, from Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint James, Setauket to Associate Pastor of the Church of Good Shepherd, Holbrook. Effective August 1, 2020.

Father Ryszard Ficek, from Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Ignatius Martyr, Long Beach, to Associate Pastor of the Church of Sacred Heart, Cutchogue. Effective July 1, 2020.

Father Charles Gnanapragasam, from Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Joseph, Kings Park, to Associate Pastor of the shared Parishes of Saint Mary, East Islip, and Saint Peter the Apostle, Islip Terrace.

Father Andres Velez Jaramillo, from Associate Pastor of the Church of Our Holy Redeemer, Freeport, to Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint John of God, Central Islip.

Father Khoa T. Le, from High School Chaplain of Saint Anthony High School, South Huntington, to Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Peter of Alcantara, Port Washington.

Father Charles N. Mangano, from Associate Pastor of the Church of Resurrection, Farmingville, to Associate Pastor of the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, West Islip.

Father Gabriel Miah, from Associate Pastor of the Church of Our Lady of Grace, West Babylon, to Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Gertrude, Bayville.

Father Celestine Nwosu, from Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Christopher, Baldwin, to Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Edward the Confessor, Syosset and Chaplain to local nursing home facilities. Effective August 10, 2020.

Father Daniel O’Brien, SJ, from Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Anthony, Oceanside, to Associate Pastor of the shared parishes of Saint Martha, Uniondale and Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, Roosevelt.

Father Joseph Lobo, to Associate Pastor of the Church of Saints Philip and James, St. James.

Father Patrick K. Osei-Poku, from Associate Pastor of the Church of Saints Philip and James, Saint James, to Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Joseph, Kings Park.

Father Robert C. Scheckenback, from Associate Pastor of the Church of Christ the King, Commack, to Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint James, Setauket.

Father Suk Keun “Leo” Song, from Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Rose of Lima, Massapequa, to Associate Pastor of the shared Parishes of Saint Ignatius Martyr and Saint Mary of the Isle, Long Beach, and Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Point Lookout. Effective July 1, 2020.

Father Christopher M. Sullivan, from Associate Pastor of the Church of Our Lady of Victory, Floral Park, to Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Rose of Lima, Massapequa. Effective July 1, 2020.

Father John Victor, OMI, from Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Ignatius Loyola, Hicksville, to Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Anne, Brentwood.

Father Fidel Cruz Vicencio, from Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint John of God, Central Islip, to Associate Pastor of the shared Parishes of Saint Hugh of Lincoln, Huntington Station, and Our Lady of Miraculous Medal, Wyandanch.

Father Robert Wolosik, from Associate Pastor of the Church of Sacred Heart, Cutchogue, to Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Isidore, Riverhead. Effective August 1, 2020.

Newly Appointed Associate Pastors: 

Father Anthony Bonsu to Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Catherine of Sienna, Franklin Square.

Father Liju Koshy, OIC, to Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Agnes Cathedral, Rockville Centre.

Father Marcin Nabozny to Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Joseph, Babylon.

Father Hilary Nwajagu to Associate Pastor of the Church of Saint Joseph, Garden City.

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