Job Opening – Diocesan Financial Clerk

POSITION TITLE: Diocesan Finance Clerk

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peterborough has an opening for a full time Finance Clerk.  This position is responsible for providing administrative,  clerical services and financial services including payroll. The ideal candidate will  have completed a college business administration program majoring in accounting. Interested candidates should fax their resume to (705) 745-2555  or e-mail to finance.admin@peterboroughdiocese.org  by September 10, 2015.   A detailed job description may be viewed by clicking here.

Pastoral Appointments 2015

The Most Reverend William T. McGrattan, Bishop of Peterborough, announces the following pastoral appointments effective July 2, 2015 unless otherwise noted.

Newly Ordained

  • Fr. Eric Mason newly ordained is appointed Associate Pastor of Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Lindsay

New Priests arriving to the Diocese

  • Fr. Alarey Abella, C. PP. S. is appointed Associate Pastor of St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish, Peterborough and to part-time Hospital Chaplaincy at the Peterborough General Hospital.
  • Fr. Paul Hogan incardinated to the Diocese of Peterborough requested and has been granted a return to active pastoral ministry beginning December 1, 2015.
  • Fr. Dominick Mbah, MSP currently at the Cathedral of St. Peter-in-Chains, Peterborough is appointed Administrator of St. Patrick’s Parish, Kearney.

Pastoral Appointments

  • Fr. John Albao currently Pastor of St. Patrick’s Parish, Kearney is appointed Pastor of St. Paul’s Parish, Norwood.
  • Fr. Antonio Barol currently Pastor of St. Alphonsus’ Parish, Wooler and Holy Angels, Brighton is appointed Pastor of St. Joseph’s, Powassan.
  • Fr. Andrew Broda currently Pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Lakefield is appointed Pastor of St. Luke’s Parish, Downeyville.
  • Fr. Craig Cruikshank is appointed Administrator of St. Thomas More Parish, Millbrook with responsibility for part-time ministry while in residence at the Cathedral of St. Peter-in-Chains, Peterborough in addition to continuing as the Directory of the Office of Youth.
  • Fr. Joseph Devereaux currently Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Keene is appointed Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Hastings.
  • Fr. Randy Foster currently pastor of St. Thomas More Parish, Millbrook is appointed Pastor of St. Anne’s Parish, Peterborough.
  • Msgr. Michael Heffernan currently Pastor of St. Luke’s Parish, Downeyville is appointed Pastor of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Keene.
  • Fr. Gerard McMahon currently Pastor of St. Mary the Assumption Parish, Huntsville is appointed Pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Port Hope.
  • Fr. Placid Obiji, SMMM currently Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Hastings is appointed Pastor of St. Patrick’s Parish, Kinmount.
  • Fr. John Perdue is appointed Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Peterborough, in addition to his responsibilities as Parochial Vicar at the Cathedral of St. Peter-in-Chains, Peterborough.
  • Fr. Asisclo Podelino currently Pastor of St. Joseph’s, Bracebridge is appointed Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Newcastle.
  • Fr. John Rathinaswamy currently Pastor of St. James the Great Parish, MacTier is appointed Pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Huntsville.
  • Fr. Christopher Reynolds currently Pastor of St. Paul’s Parish, Norwood is appointed Pastor of St. Alphonsus’ Parish, Wooler and Holy Angels, Brighton.
  • Fr. Raymond Rick currently Pastor of St. Joseph’s, Douro is appointed Pastor of St. Joseph’s Parish, Bracebridge.
  • Fr. Peter Seabrooke currently Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Newcastle has been appointed Chancellor of Temporal Affairs, Chancery Office, Peterborough, and will reside at Immaculate Conception Parish, Peterborough.  He is also appointed to the role of Chaplain for Mount St. Joseph as of September 10, 2015.
  • Fr. Peter Selvaraj currently Pastor of St. Patrick’s Parish, Kinmount is appointed Pastor of St. Paul the Apostle, Lakefield.
  • Fr. Sanyatson Seshaiah currently Pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Port Hope is appointed Pastor of St. Joseph’s Parish, Douro.
  • Fr. Roy Villas currently at St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish, Peterborough is appointed Associate Pastor of St. Joseph’s Parish, Bracebridge.
  • Fr. Stan Witczak currently Associate Pastor of Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Lindsay is appointed Associate Pastor of St. Anne’s Parish and serving the Polish Community at Immaculate Conception Parish, Peterborough.

Other

  • Fr. Leo Coughlin will be stepping down from the role of Chaplain for Mount St. Joseph as of September 10, 2015.
  • Fr. Ante Market incardinated in the Diocese of Peterborough is appointed to the Archdiocese of Toronto for completion of his studies in Canon Law and then on pastoral loan to the Archdiocese for a minimum of 12 years.
  • Fr. Damian Smullen requested and has been granted a health leave from active pastoral ministry for an indefinite period of time.

Departing from the Diocese

  • Fr. Adolphus Chukwuka, priest of the Awka Diocese, Anambra State, Nigeria has completed his fidei donum priest mission to Canada and will be reassigned by his Bishop.
  • Fr. Alban Obani, SMMM Associate Pastor at St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish, Peterborough has been reassigned by the Congregation “Sons of Mary Mother of Mercy”.

Permanent Diaconate Appointments

  • Rev. Mr. Bill Radigan is appointed to the Cathedral of St. Peter-in-Chains, Peterborough.
  • Rev. Mr. Jan Sirek is appointed to St. Mary of the Assumption Parish, Huntsville.

Seminarian Pastoral Year Placements

  • Mr. Stephen Decarlo has been assigned to St. Joseph’s Parish, Bowmanville under the supervision of Fr. Paul Massel, effective June 1, 2015 until August 30, 2016.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Ecumenical Evening Prayer Service to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in Peterborough. Opening celebration, City-Wide Ecumenical Worship Service on Sunday, January 18, 4:00 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Church, 235 Rubidge Street. The theme for 2015 is:  Jesus said to her: “Give me a drink.” (John 4:7). The encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman invites us to try water from a different well and also to offer a little water of our own.  Bishop Linda Nicholls of the Anglican Diocese of Toronto will officiate the ecumenical service and Bishop William McGrattan of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peterborough will be the homilist.  The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is a privileged moment for prayer, encounter and dialogue. It is an opportunity to recognize the richness and value present in the other, and to ask God for the gift of unity.

Pastoral Appointments 2014

The Most Reverend William T. McGrattan, Bishop of Peterborough, announces the following pastoral appointments effective September 1st, 2014 unless otherwise noted.

Pastor

  • Fr. Damian Smullen — presently Pastor of St. Aloysius (Fenelon Falls) and Our Lady Queen of Peace (Bobcaygeon) is appointed as Pastor of St. Anne’s Parish (Peterborough).
  • Fr. Bill Moloney — presently Pastor of St. Anne’s Parish (Peterborough) is appointed Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish (Peterborough).

Administrator

  • Fr. Collins Okafor, SMMMpresently Associate Pastor of St. Therese Parish (Courtice) is appointed Administrator of St. Aloysius (Fenelon Falls) and Our Lady Queen of Peace (Bobcaygeon).

Associate Pastor

  • Fr. Stan Witczak — presently Associate Pastor at St. Joseph’s Parish (Bowmanville) is appointed Associate Pastor of Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Lindsay.  *August 2014
  • Fr. Stanley Anozie, SMMM — recently Associate Pastor at the Cathedral of St. Peter-in-Chains (Peterborough) is appointed Associate Pastor of St. Joseph Parish (Bowmanville). *August 2014
  • Fr. Theodore Nnorom, SMMM — recently Associate Pastor of Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish (Lindsay) is appointed Associate Pastor of St. Therese Parish (Courtice). *August 2014

Newly Ordained

  • Fr. John Perdue Associate Pastor of the Cathedral of St. Peter-in-Chains (Peterborough). *July 1, 2014

OFM Conventuals Polish Friars
The OFM Conventuals Polish Friars, presently serving at Immaculate Conception, will be leaving the Diocese the end of August. Bishop McGrattan wishes to express his gratitude for the many years of service that the Polish Friars Minor Conventual have given to the Diocese of Peterborough, especially to the Polish laity. May the dedication of your priests and brothers continue to bear fruit in the years to come, and may they be rewarded for their dedicated service to the Church as consecrated religious.

Death of Msgr. Gerard Sullivan

sullivanIt is with sadness that the Diocese of Peterborough announces that our brother and fellow priest, Monsignor Gerard Francis Sullivan, passed on from this life on July 7, 2014, at the age of 92.

Monsignor Sullivan was ordained priest on May 31, 1947 at the Cathedral of St. Peter-in-Chains and served as Associate Pastor at Sacred Heart Parish, Peterborough and St. Joseph’s Bracebridge, and was Pastor at St. Jerome’s Warkworth, St. Alphonsus Wooler, Holy Family Britt, St. Mary’s Lindsay, St. Joseph’s Bracebridge and retired to St. Joseph’s Douro.

The body of Msgr. Sullivan will be received at the Cathedral Church of St. Peter-in-Chains on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at 3PM and will lie in repose until 9PM.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Msgr. Sullivan will take place on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 10AM,
with His Excellency, the Most Reverend William McGrattan presiding.