Bishop’s Appointments & Announcements

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Bishop Mark announced the following on May 14, 2021:

REVEREND MATTHEW B. BAUM, appointed Rector of Saint John Gualbert Cathedral, Johnstown, and Pastor of Saint Patrick Parish, Johnstown, effective June 7, 2021. Father Baum continues as a Sacramental Minister for the state correctional institutions of our Diocese.

REVEREND MONSIGNOR MICHAEL A. BECKER, appointed Pastor of Saint Rose of Lima Parish, Altoona, while continuing as Pastor of Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Altoona, and Sacramental Minister for Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, effective June 7, 2021.

VERY REVEREND JAMES F. CROOKSTON, appointed to Senior Priest status effective June 7, 2021.

REVEREND NEIL R. DADEY, appointed to Senior Priest status effective June 7, 2021.

REVEREND JONATHAN J. DICKSON, granted Leave of Absence from Pastoral Ministry effective May 14, 2021.

REVEREND GEORGE I. JAKOPAC, appointed Pastor of Our Lady of Victory Parish, State College, effective June 7, 2021.

REVEREND KARL KOLODZIEJSKI, OFM Conv., appointed Administrator of Saint Anne Parish, Davidsville, effective May 12, 2021. Father Kolodziejski continues as a Sacramental Minister for the state correctional institutions of our Diocese.

REVEREND ARON M. MAGHSOUDI, appointed Pastor of Holy Family Parish, Hooversville, while continuing as Pastor of Our Lady Queen of Angels, Central City, and Administrator of All Saints Parish, Boswell, effective May 12, 2021. Father Maghsoudi continues as a Sacramental Minister for the state correctional institutions of our Diocese.

REVEREND MARK R. REID, appointed Administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish, Dudley, while continuing as Administrator of Most Holy Trinity Parish, Huntingdon, and Sacramental Minister of Juniata College, Huntingdon, effective June 7, 2021.

DEACON JOHN D. ROTH, acknowledged as ending his ministry as Administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish, Dudley, while continuing as Deacon of Saint Catherine Parish, Mount Union, and Deacon of Saint Mary Parish, Shade Gap.

REVEREND BRIAN R. SAYLOR, appointed Pastor of Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Bellefonte, and Pastor of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, Penns Valley, effective June 7, 2021.

REVEREND ANTONY SUDHERSON, HGN, appointed as Parochial Vicar of Saint John Gualbert Cathedral, Johnstown, while continuing as Parochial Vicar of Saint Benedict Parish, Johnstown, and Chaplain to the Conemaugh Health System, Johnstown, effective June 7, 2021. Father Sudherson will continue to reside at Saint Benedict Parish, Johnstown.