Chancery Appointments

Definitions of Parish Leadership

Working definitions of parish leadership positions, Diocese of Green Bay, May 2013:

Pastor -- A priest who shepherds or leads the parish entrusted to him, exercising pastoral care in the community entrusted to him under the authority of the diocesan bishop. The pastor carries out the duties of teaching, sanctifying and governing, with the cooperation of other priests or deacons and the assistance of lay members of the Christian faithful.

Administrator -- A priest who is bound by the same duties as a pastor. Often, an administrator is either appointed for a shorter period of time (perhaps during a time of transition), or is appointed as administrator until such a time as the bishop may name the administrator as pastor (especially for a more recently ordained priest).

Parochial Vicar -- The official term used in canon law for a priest formerly known as the associate or assistant pastor. The bishop assigns him to assist the pastor in the pastoral ministry of the parish.

Pastoral Leader -- The person appointed by the bishop to participate in the exercise of pastoral care of a parish when there is not a priest available to serve as pastor or administrator. The pastoral leader may be a deacon, religious sister or brother, or a lay woman or man who has a master's degree in theology or pastoral studies, and at least five years of pastoral experience, among other qualifications.

Priest Moderator -- The priest who is endowed with the power and faculties of a pastor to supervise the pastoral care in a parish served by a pastoral leader.

Priest Celebrant -- A priest who is appointed to celebrate the sacraments in a parish led by a pastoral leader.

Pastoral Coordinator -- The person who serves in a role similar to that of a pastoral leader, but under the direction of a priest administrator.

The Chancery office of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay has announced the following appointments, which are grouped by announcement date:

March 17, 2017

Deacon Tom HartmanDeacon Tom Hartman concludes his diaconate and Pastoral Leader assignments at St. Joseph-Holy Family Parish, Phlox, and enters Senior Permanent Deacon status effective June 30, 2017.

Deacon Paul GrimmDeacon Paul Grimm concluded his diaconate assignment at St. John the Baptist Parish, Seymour, and transfered to St. Joseph Parish, Wautoma, effective March 1, 2017.

Deacon Paul ZenefskiDeacon Paul Zenefski concludes his Pastoral Leader assignment at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish, Brussels, and SS. Peter and Hubert Parish, Rosiere/Lincoln, effective June 1, 2017.

Deacon Mike DabeckDeacon Michael Dabeck concluded his diaconate assignment at St. Matthew Parish, Green Bay, and transferred to Nativity of our Lord Parish, Green Bay, effective February 15, 2017.

Deacon Timothy ReillyDeacon Timothy Reilly concluded his diaconate assignment at Resurrection Parish, Green Bay, effective February 7, 2017.

 

 
 

 

January 20, 2017

Fr Luke FerrisVery Reverend Luke Ferris has been appointed Vicar for Clergy and Pastoral Leaders effective July 1, 2017. He concludes his assignments as as Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Shawano, Chair of the Priest Personnel Board, Regional Vicar of Vicariate 1-North, Priest Celebrant and Priest Moderator of St. Martin Parish, Cecil, effective June 30, 2017.

Fr Tom LongVery Reverend Tom Long concludes his assignment as Vicar for Clergy and Pastoral Leaders effective June 30, 2017. At the same time, he concludes his assignment as Temporary Administrator of St. Patrick Parish, Lebanon.

Fr Jack HarperReverend Jack Harper has been granted senior priest status effective July 1, 2017. He concludes his assignment as Pastor of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Green Bay, effective June 30, 2017.

Fr Paul DemuthReverend Paul Demuth has been granted senior priest status effective July 1, 2017. He concludes his assignment as Pastor, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Green Bay, effective June 30, 2017.

Fr John BeckerReverend John Becker has been granted senior priest status effective July 1, 2017. He concludes his assignment as Pastor, Holy Cross Parish, Mishicot, and St. Anne Parish, Francis Creek, and Administrator of Holy Rosary Parish, Kewaunee, effective June 30, 2017.

Fr Peter MitchellReverend Peter Mitchell, Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Greenville, has requested and received permission for a leave of absence. He has resigned as Pastor effective December 15, 2016.

Fr Dane Radecki OPraemReverend Dane Radecki, O. Praem, has been appointed Temporary Administrator of St. Mary Parish, Greenville, effective January 2, 2017, and concluding on June 30, 2017.