Father Richard Hogan was named to serve as parochial administrator, which is another term for pastor, at St. Mathias in Hampton and St. Mary in New Trier, effective Jan. 1.
Since 1994, after serving four years as pastor of Blessed Sacrament in St. Paul, Father Hogan has served with Priests for Life and National [sic Natural?] Family Planning Outreach. Since his ordination in 1981, he has served as an associate pastor at St. Raphael in Crystal, St. Vincent de Paul in Brooklyn Park, St. John Vianney and St. Augustine, both in South St. Paul. Catholic Spirit
Father Hogan is the nephew of the late Monsignor Richard Schuler, longtime pastor and music director of St. Agnes parish in St. Paul who died in 2007. Hampton and New Trier are in Dakota County down by Farmington.