Vicar For Clergy

Reverend Monsignor Marvin G. Borger, JCL

Vicar for Clergy/Senior Director CCLV

Department of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations

Diocese of Toledo
1933 Spielbusch
Toledo, OH 43604-5360
419-244-6711

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Mrs. Bonnie Rybak

Administrative Assistant
Department of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations
419-244-6711

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July - October 2017 Calendars


 

Christ Icon

Dear Lord,
     We pray that the Blessed Mother
wrap her mantle around your priests
and through her intercession
strengthen them for their ministry.
     We pray that Mary will guide your priests
to follow her own words,
“Do whatever He tells you” (Jn 2:5).
     May your priests have the heart of St. Joseph,
Mary’s most chaste spouse.
     May the Blessed Mother’s own pierced heart
inspire them to embrace
all who suffer at the foot of the cross.
     May your priests be holy,
filled with the fire of your love
seeking nothing but your greater glory
and the salvation of souls.
Amen.
           Saint John Vianney, pray for us.


Simple Ways to Celebrate at Home (For Parishioners)

  • Write a kind letter to your pastor
  • Celebrate in your parish the date of your pastor’s ordination
  • Ask priests to share their stories about vocations
  • Say a prayer every week at mass for priests
  • Have a Eucharist adoration specifically for priests
  • Send a note to parish staff to encourage recognition of priests
  • Invite your parish priest into your home for dinner throughout the year
  • Tell the story of the Cure of Ars
  • Ask laity to tell how a priest have touched their lives
  • Learn more about priests- fact sheets in programs/ newsletters/ websites (see Resources above)
  • Hold days of recollections for priest to go over what the Pope writes and releases
  • Make a special effort to express gratitude for the gift of priests
  • Ask children to write a note to their pastor.

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.

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.

Sixty-five Years

 Reverend James Risacher

 

 

 

Sixty Years

Reverend Frederick Schill

 

 

 

Reverend Raymond Sheperd

 

 

 

Fifty Years

Reverend David Beck

 

 

 

Reverend Gerald Ceranowski

 

 

 

Reverend Richard McLernan, OSFS

 

 

 

Reverend Martin Nassr

 

 

 

Reverend James Peiffer

 

 

 

Reverend Charles Ritter

 

 

 

Reverend Edward Schleter

 

 

 

Reverend Daniel Zak

 

 

 

Forty Years

Reverend David Tscherne

 

 

 

Twenty-five Years

Reverend Ronald Brickner

 

 

 

Reverend Gregory Peatee

 

 

 

Reverend Dennis Walsh

 

 

 

Reverend David Watson, SJ