Sunday, May 26, 2013

New Pastors and priest transfers in the Diocese of Rockville Centre

June is the traditional time for the Diocese to shift priests around.  The Long Island Catholic would always publish all the personnel changes, so now that it is not published weekly I suppose we will have to watch the DRVC website to learn where priests will land. 
I did find some of this info on Bishop Murphy's blog a couple of months ago:

  • Msgr. Gerald Ringenback from pastor at St. Bernard, Levittown, to pastor of Good Shepherd Parish in Holbrook (replacing Msgr. Thomas Spadaro, who was pastor at Good Shepherd for 31 years!)
  • Msgr. Ralph Sommer from pastor at St. Brigid, Westbury to pastor of St. Bernard, Levittown
  • Father Anthony Stanganelli from pastor at Ss. Philip and James in St. James, to pastor of St. Brigid, Westbury
  • Msgr. James McNamara from pastor of Holy Cross, Nesconset, to pastor of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Point Lookout, where he will replace retiring pastor, Father Patrick Callan.
  • Father Frank Grieco will leave St. Anthony in East Northport to become pastor at Holy Spirit, New Hyde Park.
  • Father Valentine Rebello will go from associate at St. Barnabas, Bellmore, to pastor of St. Pius X in Plainview.
  • Father Robert Holtz will move from associate at St. Christopher, Baldwin to be pastor of St. Raphael, East Meadow.
  • Father Michael Holzman will finish up as chaplain at St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School to become pastor of Holy Cross, Nesconset.
  • Father Marian Bicz will leave as pastor of Our Lady of Obstrabama in Cutchogue to become pastor of St. Hyacinth in Glen Head.
  • Father Thomas Haggerty completes his years at St. Raphael, East Meadow, to become pastor of SS. Philip and James in St. James.
In addition I know of these two moves:

Fr. Christopher Costigan of St. Bernards in Levittown will go to St. Mary's in Manhasset

Msgr. Batule will become the pastor of Corpus Christi in Mineola.

If anyone knows of any other information please let me know.

UPDATE - from a reader:
Father Nohs from Holy Spirit will be going to St Bernards


Anonymous said...

Father Nohs from Holy Spirit will be going to St Bernards

Gen X Revert said...