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.

Family Life Conference

The 2nd annual Family Life Conference was amazing this year. Thanks much to the many volunteers who helped make it run so smoothly. Thanks also to Bishop McGrattan, who celebrated the Mass.

Here are some pictures, click for larger ones:

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Upcoming Ordinations

ordination-windowThe Diocese of Peterborough is pleased to announce these upcoming ordinations:

Eric Mason will be ordained to the Transitional Diaconate on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 10AM at St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Lakefield.

Rev. Mr. John Perdue will be ordained to the Priesthood on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 7PM at the Cathedral Church of St. Peter-in-Chains in Peterborough.

All are welcome to join in these important celebrations in the life of the Diocese.

Annual Mass of Chrism at the Cathedral

chrismmass2014Priests from around the Diocese gather with the faithful on April 14 at the Cathedral Church of St. Peter-in-Chains for the annual Chrism Mass. During the Mass, our Apostolic Administrator, Bishop Nicola De Angelis will consecrate the holy chrism and bless the oil for catechumens and the oil of the sick. The priests present also renew their commitment to priestly service.  All are welcome!

Date
Monday, April 14th

Time
7.00PM

Location
Cathedral Church of St. Peter-in-Chains
Hunter Street between Reid & Rubidge, Downtown Peterborough

Pope accepts Bishop’s retirement and appoints successor.

Diocesan CrestHis Holiness Pope Francis today accepted the resignation of the Most Reverend Nicola De Angelis, C.F.I.C., as Bishop of Peterborough, and named as his successor the Most Reverend William Terrence McGrattan. At the time of his appointment, the Bishop-elect was Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto. Bishop De Angelis has been responsible for the Diocese of Peterborough for the past 12 years. He had offered his resignation to the Holy Father when reaching the age of 75, as required by the Code of Canon Law. At the same time as announcing he had accepted the resignation of Bishop De Angelis, the Holy Father also announced that he appointed him Apostolic Administrator of Peterborough until the new Bishop takes canonical possession of the Diocese.   Read the release here.