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Diocese of Toledo Canonical Appointments

Summary of Canonical Appointments (2017)

Bishop Daniel E. Thomas announces the following appointments:

Reverend Austin A. Ammanniti, from Graduate Studies, Pontifical North American College, Rome, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Peter Parish, Mansfield, effective 1 July 2017.

Reverend Nathan F. Bockrath as Parochial Administrator, Mother of Sorrows Parish, Put In Bay, and Saint Michael Parish, Kelleys Island, in addition to his current position as Parochial Vicar of Saint Ann Parish and Saint Joseph Parish, Fremont, effective 1 July 2017.

Reverend David J. Cirata as Director of the Office for Divine Worship, effective 1 July 2017, in addition to his responsibilities as Pastor, Saint John the Baptist Parish, Toledo, and Saint Michael the Archangel Parish, Toledo.

Reverend Anthony J. Coci as Parochial Vicar, Saint Mary Parish, Tiffin, and Saint Pius X Parish, Sycamore, effective 1 July 2017.

Reverend Eric J. Culler, from Pastor, Saint Bernard Parish, New Washington, and Saint Francis Xavier Parish, Willard, to Graduate Studies at the Catholic University of America, School of Canon Law, Washington, DC, effective 1 July 2017.

Reverend Christopher J. Hudgin, OSFS as Parochial Vicar, Saint Joseph Parish, Sylvania, effective 1 July 2017.

Reverend John Christopher Jesudhasen, SAC as Parochial Vicar, Saint Charles Parish, Lima, effective 1 July 2017.

Reverend Joseph Panakkal Joseph, SAC as Parochial Vicar, Christ the King Parish, Toledo, effective 1 July 2017.

Reverend David D. Kidd, from Graduate Studies, Pontifical North American College, Rome, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Rose of Lima Parish, Perrysburg, effective 1 July 2017.

Reverend Kishore Kottana, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Mary Parish, Tiffin and Saint Pius X Parish, Sycamore, to Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish New London, and Presbyteral Moderator and Chaplain, Saint Mary Parish, Wakeman, effective 1 May 2017.

Reverend George W. Mahas, from Parochial Vicar, Saint John the Baptist Parish, Landeck, Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Delphos, and Saint Patrick Parish, Spencerville, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Bernard Parish, New Washington, and Saint Francis Xavier Parish, Willard, effective 1 July 2017.

Reverend Jeremy P. Miller, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Peter Parish, Mansfield, to Parochial Vicar, Corpus Christi University Parish and Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, Toledo.

Reverend Michael P. Roemmele, from Parochial Vicar, Holy Angels Parish, Saint Mary Parish, Saints Peter and Paul Parish, Sandusky, and Chaplain, Sandusky Central Catholic School, to Pastor, Saint Ann Parish and Saint Joseph Parish, Fremont, effective 1 July 2017.

Reverend Stephen L. Schroeder, from Pastor, Holy Family Parish, New Cleveland, and Saint Nicholas Parish, Miller City, to Senior Status, effective 1 July 2017.

Reverend Monsignor Charles E. Singler, from Director of Diocesan Priestly Vocations and Director of Office for Divine Worship, to Pastor, Holy Family Parish, New Cleveland and Saint Nicholas Parish, Miller City, effective 1 July 2017.

Reverend Philip A. Smith, from Parochial Vicar of Corpus Christi University Parish and Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, Toledo, to Director of the Office of Diocesan Priestly Vocations, effective 1 July 2017.

Reverend Douglas D. Taylor as Parochial Vicar, Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Delphos, Saint John the Baptist Parish, Landeck, and Saint Patrick Parish, Spencerville, effective 1 July 2017.

Reverend Walter E. Tuscano, SAC, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Wendelin Parish, Fostoria, to Pastor, Saint Louis Parish, Custar, and Saint Patrick Parish, Providence, effective 1 July 2017.

Reverend Tony Varghese Vattaparambil, OFM Conv., as Pastor of Transfiguration of the Lord Parish, Upper Sandusky, effective 7 June 2017.

Reverend Jeffery J. Walker, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Rose of Lima Parish, Perrysburg, to Parochial Vicar, Holy Angels Parish, Saint Mary Parish, and Saints Peter and Paul Parish, Sandusky, effective 1 July 2017.

Very Reverend Michael J. Zacharias, from Pastor, Saint Ann Parish and Saint Joseph Parish, Fremont, and Dean of the Saint Philomena Deanery, to Pastor, Saint Michael the Archangel Parish, Findlay.

Deacon Paul B. Lederman, permanent deacon of the Diocese of Las Cruces, is appointed to Little Flower of Jesus Parish, Toledo, effective 1 June 2017.

Reverend Adam L. Hertzfeld as Parochial Administrator, Saint Richard Parish, Swanton, in addition to his current position as Pastor, Saint of Arc Parish, Toledo, effective 25 August 2017.

Deacon Michael D. Leahy, permanent deacon of the Diocese of St. Augustine, as Pastoral Leader, Saint Michael Parish, Kelleys Island and Mother of Sorrows Parish, Put In Bay, effective 20 July 2017.

Bishop Daniel E. Thomas also makes the following announcements:

Accepted the resignation of Reverend John-Raphael Hadnagy, OFM Conv. as Pastor of Transfiguration of the Lord Parish, Upper Sandusky, for health reasons, effective 15 March 2017.

Rev. Monsignor Michael G. Hohenbrink, from Pastor, Saint Michael the Archangel Parish, Findlay, and Dean of the Saint Francis of Assisi Deanery, to Senior Status.

Very Reverend Charles F. Ritter, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Joseph Parish, Sylvania, and Dean of the Saint Luke Deanery, to Senior Status.

Reverend Richard  J. Saelzler is granted Senior Priest Status, while remaining Chaplain to the Ursuline Sisters, effective March 1, 2017.

Deacon James F. Schortgen is granted Senior Deacon Status, effective March 1, 2017.

Reverend David D. Tscherne, Pastor of Saint Louis Parish, Custar and Saint Patrick Parish, Providence, has been granted a leave of absence for health reasons, effective 1 July 2017.

Deacon James J. Cavera is granted Senior Deacon Status, effective 1 June, 2017.

Accepted the resignation of Mr. Jimmie McCoy as Pastoral Leader of Mother of Sorrows Parish, Put In Bay, and Saint Michael Parish, Kelleys Island, effective 1 July 2017.

Accepted the resignation of Deacon Gerard Ziemkiewicz as Pastoral Leader of Saint Richard Parish, Swanton, effective 25 August 2017.