Saturday, June 24, 2006

Seven StP-M priests and one interim administrator receive assignments

Father Raymond Monsour
was appointed June 1 to serve a three-year term as director of retired clergy. Most recently, he served as a temporary pastor at St. Henry in Le Sueur.

Father David Kohner was named pastor June 7 of St. John the Evangelist in Little Canada. Father Kohner has been serving since January as sacramental minister at St. Patrick in Oak Grove. He previously served as sacramental minister at St. Wenceslaus in New Prague.

Father Paul Jarvis joined the staff at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis on June 10 as an associate pastor. Father Jarvis has been serving as an associate pastor at Our Lady of Grace in Edina since he was ordained in 2004.

Father Stephen O’Gara was named June 12 to serve as co-pastor of Assumption in St. Paul, where he has been serving as associate pastor since April 2005. He joins Father John Malone, who has served at Assumption since 1989.

Father Daniel Haugan began serving as pastor of St. Nicholas in New Market on June 20. For the past year, he has served as an associate pastor at St. Ambrose of Woodbury in Woodbury.

Father Peter Williams will begin serving as pastor at Maternity of Mary in St. Paul on Saturday, July 1. Father Williams has been serving as an associate pastor at St. Vincent de Paul in Brooklyn Park since his ordination in 2004.

Father Paul Sirba will serve as spiritual formation director with the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity and permanent diaconate formation, beginning Saturday, July 1. After his ordination in 1986, Father Sirba served as an associate pastor at St. Olaf in Minneapolis and St. John the Baptist in Savage. He served as spiritual director with St. John Vianney Seminary for nine years, before serving at Maternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in St. Paul as parochial administrator and then as pastor.

Patrick McCauley was named interim parish life administrator for St. Joseph in New Hope June 19. He will serve the parish until a new pastor is appointed. Father Robert Hazel, who was the pastor at St. Joseph, retired in May.

For more details on the clerical careers of these fine men, check with the Catholic Spirit, Here.

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