Bishop’s Appointments & Announcements

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The following clergy appointments were announced on December 13, 2022.

REVEREND CHARLES M. AMERSHEK, Pastor of Good Shepherd Parish in Port Matilda, appointed to Senior Priest status, effective January 10, 2023.

REVEREND JOZEF KOVACIK, Pastor of Saint Matthew Parish in Tyrone and Administrator of Saint Joseph Parish in Bellwood, appointed Pastor of Good Shepherd Parish in Port Matilda, effective January 10, 2023.

REVEREND MICHAEL A. PLEVA, Administrator of Saints Peter and Paul Parish in Philipsburg, Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Victory Parish in State College, Chaplain at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College, and Chaplain at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy in Boalsburg, appointed Administrator of Saint Matthew Parish in Tyrone and Administrator of Saint Joseph Parish in Bellwood, residing at the Saint Matthew Rectory, effective January 10, 2023.

REVEREND MATTHIAS RENDON, OFM, Chaplain at Conemaugh Health System in Johnstown to Administrator of Saints Peter and Paul Parish in Philipsburg and Chaplain at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College, effective January 10, 2023.

REVEREND BRIAN R. SAYLOR, appointed Sacramental Minister at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy in Boalsburg, effective January 10, 2023, continuing as Pastor of Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Bellefonte and Pastor of Saint Kateri Tekawitha Parish in Spring Mills.

VERY REVEREND ALAN E. THOMAS, VG, Administrator of Saint Mary Parish in Hollidaysburg, appointed Pastor of Saint Mary Parish in Hollidaysburg, effective January 10, 2023, continuing as Pastor of Saint Michael the Archangel Parish in Hollidaysburg and Vicar General for the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.