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
Toledo, OH 43604-5360
Mrs. Bonnie Rybak
Department of Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations
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.
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 has made the following canonical appointments, effective July 1, 2017, except where noted.
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, Parochial Vicar, Saint Joseph Parish, Sylvania, effective 1 July 2017.
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 Nicholas Weibl as Parochial Administrator of Transfiguration of the Lord Parish, Upper Sandusky, effective 15 March 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.
Reverend Jeremy P. Miller, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Peter Parish, Mansfield, to Parochial Vicar, Corpus Christi University Parish and Most Blessed Sacrament Parish, Toledo.
Deacon Harold V. Welch, Delegate for Permanent Deacons, effective 15 January 2017.
Deacon James D. Caruso, volunteer Coordinator for the Permanent Deacon Candidate Formation Program, effective 15 January 2017.
Reverend David J. Cirata, 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 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.
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, effective 1 July 2017.
Very Reverend Charles F. Ritter, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Joseph Parish, Sylvania, and Dean of the Saint Luke Deanery, to Senior Status, effective 1 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.
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.
In accord with canon 502 §1 of the Code of Canon Law, Bishop Daniel E. Thomas has established a new College of Consultors for the Diocese of Toledo, effective 2 February 2017. The previous college’s term officially ended the same date.
The following nine (9) priests, all of whom are current members of the Presbyteral Council, have been appointed to the new College of Consultors, whose five year term ends 2 February 2022:
Reverend Monsignor Kenneth G. Morman, VF (also appointed Chairman of the College of Consultors)
Reverend Todd M. Dominique
Reverend Adam L. Hertzfeld
Very Reverend Gregory R. Hite, VF
Reverend Monsignor William J. Kubacki, VG
Very Reverend Joseph J. Poggemeyer, VF
Reverend Monsignor Christopher P. Vasko, JV, VF
Very Reverend Dennis G. Walsh, VF
Very Reverend Michael J. Zacharias, VF