Priest assignments

July 29, 2019 at 12:37 p.m.


Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has announced the following pastoral assignments:

Newly Ordained
Rev. Mr. James J. Grogan, parochial vicar, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Moorestown
Rev. Mr. John G. Large, parochial vicar, St. Thomas More, Manalapan
Rev. Mr. Jason M. Parzynski, secretary to bishop, chief of staff Office of the Bishop, episcopal master of ceremonies, Chancery
Rev. Mr. Jarlath William David Quinn, parochial vicar, St. James, Pennington; St. Alphonsus, Hopewell, and St. George, Titusville
Rev. Mr. Arian H. Wharff, parochial vicar, St. Theresa, Little Egg Harbor

Retirements

Rev. Msgr. James H. Dubell, from pastor, St. Mary of the Lakes, Medford, to retirement in private home
Rev. John J. Scully, from pastor, St. Clement, Matawan, to retirement in Villa Vianney, Lawrenceville
Rev. Robert J. Schecker, from pastor, Nativity, Fair Haven, to retirement in private home
Rev. Michael J. Waites, from pastor, Sacred Heart, Riverton, to retirement in Villa Vianney, Lawrenceville

Deans (Vicars Forane):

Monmouth County
Very Rev. Daniel C. Hesko, VF, pastor, St. Catherine Laboure, Middletown, and dean of Bayshore Monmouth Deanery
Very Rev. Michael T. Manning, VF, pastor, Holy Cross, Rumson, and dean of Central Monmouth Deanery
Very Rev. Jerome M. Nolan, VF, pastor, Ascension, Bradley Beach, and dean, Coastal Monmouth Deanery

In Residence with Pastoral Assistance

Rev. Msgr. James G. Innocenzi, from judicial vicar and pastor, St. George, Titusville, to judicial vicar and residence/pastoral assistance, Our Lady of Good Counsel, West Trenton
Rev. Albert Ricciardelli, from pastor, Visitation, Brick, to residence/pastoral assistance, St. Robert Bellarmine, Freehold

Pastors
Rev. Edward H. Blanchett, from pastor, St. Denis, Manasquan, to pastor, Visitation, Brick
Rev. Javier A. Diaz, from graduate studies, Rome, to pastor, Christ the King, Long Branch, and part-time, Tribunal, effective July 17, 2015.  (Parish will be covered July 1-July 17).
Rev. Douglas A. Freer, from medical leave to returning pastor, St. Jerome, West Long Branch, and St. Mary, Deal, effective upon conclusion of medical leave
Rev. Robert W. Holtz, from parochial vicar, St. Ann, Keansburg, to pastor, Sacred Heart, Riverton
Rev. William J. Lago, from pastor, Our Lady of Perpetual Help-St. Agnes, Atlantic Highlands, to pastor, St. Denis, Manasquan
Rev. Juan Daniel Peirano, from pastor, Christ the King, Long Branch, to pastor, Nativity, Fair Haven
Very Rev. Daniel F. Swift, from pastor, St. Benedict, Holmdel, to pastor, St. Mary of the Lakes, Medford

Administrators to Pastors
Rev. Caesar A. Rubiano, from administrator, Our Lady of the Angels, Trenton, to pastor, effective March 28, 2015
Rev. Msgr. Joseph L. Roldan, rector, St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, and pastor, St. Joseph, Trenton, effective March 28, 2015
Rev. Richard C. Vila, from administrator, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Maple Shade, to pastor, effective March 28, 2015
Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Walsh, from pastor, St. James, Pennington, and administrator, St. Alphonsus, Hopewell,  to pastor, St. James, Pennington; St. Alphonsus, Hopewell, and St. George, Titusville

Administrators
Rev. John C. Garrett, from chaplain, Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, and Trenton Catholic Academy, Hamilton, to administrator, Resurrection, Delran
Rev. Garry R. Koch, from parochial vicar, St. Joseph, Toms River, to administrator, St. Benedict, Holmdel
Rev. Fernando A. Lopez, from parochial vicar, St. Aloysius, Jackson, to administrator, Our Lady of Perpetual Help-St. Agnes, Atlantic Highlands
Very Rev. Phillip C. Pfleger, pastor, St. Isaac Jogues, Marlton, and continuing as administrator, St. John Neumann, Mount Laurel
Rev. Christopher P. Picollo, from parochial vicar, St. Charles Borromeo, Cinnaminson, to administrator, St. Katharine Drexel, Burlington
Rev. Thomas A. Vala, from parochial vicar, St. Gregory the Great, Hamilton Square, to administrator, St. Clement, Matawan

Parochial Vicars
Rev. Sheldon C. Amasa, from parochial vicar, St. Rose of Lima, Freehold, to parochial vicar, St. Aloysius, Jackson
Rev. Neiser Cardenas, from parochial vicar, St. Rose, Belmar, to parochial vicar, St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton
Rev. Carlos Castilla, from parochial vicar, St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, to parochial vicar, St. Mary,  Middletown
Rev. Leandro B. de la Cruz, from parochial vicar, St. Mary of the Lakes, Medford, to parochial vicar, St. Jerome, West Long Branch, and St. Mary, Deal
Rev. Carlos Florez, from parochial vicar, St. Mary, Middletown, to parochial vicar, St. Mary of the Lakes, Medford
Rev. Jerome J. Guld, from parochial vicar, St. Dominic, Brick, to parochial vicar, St. Joseph, Toms River
Rev. Michael Hall, from graduate studies in Washington, D.C., to parochial vicar, St. Gregory the Great, Hamilton Square, and Director, Office of Worship, Chancery
Rev. Matthew J. Pfleger, from parochial vicar, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Moorestown, to parochial vicar, St. Dominic, Brick
Rev. Walter Andre Quiceno, from parochial vicar, St. Jerome, Long Branch, and St. Mary, Deal, to parochial vicar, St. Rose, Belmar

Special Ministries
Rev. Erin J. Brown, from temporary administrator, St. Jerome, West Long Branch, and St. Mary, Deal,  returning to full-time Catholic chaplain, The College of New Jersey, Ewing
Rev. John K. Butler, parochial vicar, St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, and part-time Catholic chaplain, Rider University, Lawrenceville
Rev. H. Todd Carter, parochial vicar, Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony, Hamilton, and part-time Catholic chaplain, Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville
Rev. Robert Cro, from parochial vicar, St. Thomas More, Manalapan, to Sulpician Community
Rev. Michael G. Dunn, from pastor, St. Katharine Drexel, Burlington, to sabbatical/Ave Maria University, Naples, Florida
Rev. Jean Renald Felicien,  parochial vicar, Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony, Hamilton, and part-time Catholic chaplain, Trenton Catholic Academy, Hamilton
Rev. Mark Ronald Directo Nilo, parochial vicar, St. James, Red Bank, and part-time Catholic chaplain, Monmouth University, West Long Branch

All assignments are effective July 1, 2015, unless otherwise noted. 

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Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., has announced the following pastoral assignments:

Newly Ordained
Rev. Mr. James J. Grogan, parochial vicar, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Moorestown
Rev. Mr. John G. Large, parochial vicar, St. Thomas More, Manalapan
Rev. Mr. Jason M. Parzynski, secretary to bishop, chief of staff Office of the Bishop, episcopal master of ceremonies, Chancery
Rev. Mr. Jarlath William David Quinn, parochial vicar, St. James, Pennington; St. Alphonsus, Hopewell, and St. George, Titusville
Rev. Mr. Arian H. Wharff, parochial vicar, St. Theresa, Little Egg Harbor

Retirements

Rev. Msgr. James H. Dubell, from pastor, St. Mary of the Lakes, Medford, to retirement in private home
Rev. John J. Scully, from pastor, St. Clement, Matawan, to retirement in Villa Vianney, Lawrenceville
Rev. Robert J. Schecker, from pastor, Nativity, Fair Haven, to retirement in private home
Rev. Michael J. Waites, from pastor, Sacred Heart, Riverton, to retirement in Villa Vianney, Lawrenceville

Deans (Vicars Forane):

Monmouth County
Very Rev. Daniel C. Hesko, VF, pastor, St. Catherine Laboure, Middletown, and dean of Bayshore Monmouth Deanery
Very Rev. Michael T. Manning, VF, pastor, Holy Cross, Rumson, and dean of Central Monmouth Deanery
Very Rev. Jerome M. Nolan, VF, pastor, Ascension, Bradley Beach, and dean, Coastal Monmouth Deanery

In Residence with Pastoral Assistance

Rev. Msgr. James G. Innocenzi, from judicial vicar and pastor, St. George, Titusville, to judicial vicar and residence/pastoral assistance, Our Lady of Good Counsel, West Trenton
Rev. Albert Ricciardelli, from pastor, Visitation, Brick, to residence/pastoral assistance, St. Robert Bellarmine, Freehold

Pastors
Rev. Edward H. Blanchett, from pastor, St. Denis, Manasquan, to pastor, Visitation, Brick
Rev. Javier A. Diaz, from graduate studies, Rome, to pastor, Christ the King, Long Branch, and part-time, Tribunal, effective July 17, 2015.  (Parish will be covered July 1-July 17).
Rev. Douglas A. Freer, from medical leave to returning pastor, St. Jerome, West Long Branch, and St. Mary, Deal, effective upon conclusion of medical leave
Rev. Robert W. Holtz, from parochial vicar, St. Ann, Keansburg, to pastor, Sacred Heart, Riverton
Rev. William J. Lago, from pastor, Our Lady of Perpetual Help-St. Agnes, Atlantic Highlands, to pastor, St. Denis, Manasquan
Rev. Juan Daniel Peirano, from pastor, Christ the King, Long Branch, to pastor, Nativity, Fair Haven
Very Rev. Daniel F. Swift, from pastor, St. Benedict, Holmdel, to pastor, St. Mary of the Lakes, Medford

Administrators to Pastors
Rev. Caesar A. Rubiano, from administrator, Our Lady of the Angels, Trenton, to pastor, effective March 28, 2015
Rev. Msgr. Joseph L. Roldan, rector, St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, and pastor, St. Joseph, Trenton, effective March 28, 2015
Rev. Richard C. Vila, from administrator, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Maple Shade, to pastor, effective March 28, 2015
Rev. Msgr. Michael J. Walsh, from pastor, St. James, Pennington, and administrator, St. Alphonsus, Hopewell,  to pastor, St. James, Pennington; St. Alphonsus, Hopewell, and St. George, Titusville

Administrators
Rev. John C. Garrett, from chaplain, Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, and Trenton Catholic Academy, Hamilton, to administrator, Resurrection, Delran
Rev. Garry R. Koch, from parochial vicar, St. Joseph, Toms River, to administrator, St. Benedict, Holmdel
Rev. Fernando A. Lopez, from parochial vicar, St. Aloysius, Jackson, to administrator, Our Lady of Perpetual Help-St. Agnes, Atlantic Highlands
Very Rev. Phillip C. Pfleger, pastor, St. Isaac Jogues, Marlton, and continuing as administrator, St. John Neumann, Mount Laurel
Rev. Christopher P. Picollo, from parochial vicar, St. Charles Borromeo, Cinnaminson, to administrator, St. Katharine Drexel, Burlington
Rev. Thomas A. Vala, from parochial vicar, St. Gregory the Great, Hamilton Square, to administrator, St. Clement, Matawan

Parochial Vicars
Rev. Sheldon C. Amasa, from parochial vicar, St. Rose of Lima, Freehold, to parochial vicar, St. Aloysius, Jackson
Rev. Neiser Cardenas, from parochial vicar, St. Rose, Belmar, to parochial vicar, St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton
Rev. Carlos Castilla, from parochial vicar, St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, to parochial vicar, St. Mary,  Middletown
Rev. Leandro B. de la Cruz, from parochial vicar, St. Mary of the Lakes, Medford, to parochial vicar, St. Jerome, West Long Branch, and St. Mary, Deal
Rev. Carlos Florez, from parochial vicar, St. Mary, Middletown, to parochial vicar, St. Mary of the Lakes, Medford
Rev. Jerome J. Guld, from parochial vicar, St. Dominic, Brick, to parochial vicar, St. Joseph, Toms River
Rev. Michael Hall, from graduate studies in Washington, D.C., to parochial vicar, St. Gregory the Great, Hamilton Square, and Director, Office of Worship, Chancery
Rev. Matthew J. Pfleger, from parochial vicar, Our Lady of Good Counsel, Moorestown, to parochial vicar, St. Dominic, Brick
Rev. Walter Andre Quiceno, from parochial vicar, St. Jerome, Long Branch, and St. Mary, Deal, to parochial vicar, St. Rose, Belmar

Special Ministries
Rev. Erin J. Brown, from temporary administrator, St. Jerome, West Long Branch, and St. Mary, Deal,  returning to full-time Catholic chaplain, The College of New Jersey, Ewing
Rev. John K. Butler, parochial vicar, St. Mary of the Assumption Cathedral, Trenton, and part-time Catholic chaplain, Rider University, Lawrenceville
Rev. H. Todd Carter, parochial vicar, Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony, Hamilton, and part-time Catholic chaplain, Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville
Rev. Robert Cro, from parochial vicar, St. Thomas More, Manalapan, to Sulpician Community
Rev. Michael G. Dunn, from pastor, St. Katharine Drexel, Burlington, to sabbatical/Ave Maria University, Naples, Florida
Rev. Jean Renald Felicien,  parochial vicar, Our Lady of Sorrows-St. Anthony, Hamilton, and part-time Catholic chaplain, Trenton Catholic Academy, Hamilton
Rev. Mark Ronald Directo Nilo, parochial vicar, St. James, Red Bank, and part-time Catholic chaplain, Monmouth University, West Long Branch

All assignments are effective July 1, 2015, unless otherwise noted. 

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