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Bishop announces priest assignments

05-20-2015

On May 19, 2015, Bishop Burbidge announced the following assignments to priestly ministry in the Diocese of Raleigh.

June 8, 2015

Very Reverend Scott E. McCue, V.F., Pastor of Saint Thomas More Parish in Chapel Hill, Dean of the Piedmont Deanery, is additionally appointed Administrator of Saint Bernadette Parish, Butner, effective until June 25, 2015.

June 25, 2015

Reverend Romen A. Acero, Assistant Principal for Spiritual Life at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, is appointed Pastor of Saint Gabriel Parish, Greenville.

Reverend Gregory A. Anatuanya, Priest of the Diocese of Awka, Parochial Vicar at Saint Bernadette parish in Fuquay-Varina, is appointed to priestly ministry at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and to assistance in priestly ministry in the Cape Fear Deanery.

Very Reverend Carlos N. Arce, Vicar for Hispanic Ministry, will continue in priestly ministry at Saint Ann Parish, Clayton.

Reverend Mark J. Betti, Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Clinton, is appointed Pastor of Holy Family Parish, Hillsborough.

Reverend Brendan J. Buckler, Administrator of Mother of Mercy Parish in Washington, is appointed Pastor of Mother of Mercy Parish, Washington.

Reverend Anthony V. DeCandia, Pastor and Campus Minister at The Doggett Center for Catholic Campus Ministry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, is appointed Parochial Vicar at Saint Catherine of Siena Parish, Wake Forest.

Reverend Thomas S. Duggan, Parochial Vicar at Saint Catherine of Siena Parish in Wake Forest, is appointed Assistant Principal for Spiritual Life at Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh and to summer studies in Canon Law at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

Reverend Ryan W. Elder, Parochial Vicar at Saint Michael the Archangel Parish in Cary, is additionally assigned to summer studies in Liturgy at Saint Mary of the Lake Seminary and University in Mundelein, Illinois.

Reverend Peter A. Grace, C.P., Priest of the Saint Paul of the Cross Province, Community of the Passionists, is appointed Pastor of Saint Ann Parish, Clayton.

Reverend Mr. Ian C. Van Heusen, following Ordination to the Priesthood on June 6, 2015, is appointed Parochial Vicar at Saint Bernadette Parish, Fuquay-Varina.

Very Reverend Marcos León-Angulo, V.E., Parochial Vicar at Saint Patrick Parish in Fayetteville, in addition to his appointment as Vicar for African Ancestry Ministry and Evangelization, is assigned as Administrator of Saint Bernadette Parish, Butner.

Reverend Rafael A. Leon-Valencia, Pastor of Saint Gabriel Parish in Greenville, is appointed Administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish, Clinton, effective until August 17, 2015.

Reverend J. William Long, Pastor of Saint Charles Borromeo Parish, Ahoskie, and its Mission of Saint Anne in Scotland Neck, is appointed to an additional six-year term as Pastor. Father Long remains as Administrator of Holy Trinity Parish, Williamston.

Reverend Monsignor Joseph K. Ntuwa, Priest of the Archdiocese of Kampala, priestly minister at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and providing assistance in priestly ministry at Saint Therese Parish, Wrightsville Beach, is appointed Administrator and Campus Minister at The Doggett Center for Catholic Campus Ministry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh.

Reverend Daniel D. Oschwald, returning from sabbatical, is appointed Parochial Vicar at Saint Michael the Archangel Parish, Cary with emphasis on the pastoral and spiritual care of the Green Hope community.

Reverend Mr. Robert L. Schmid, Jr., following Ordination to the Priesthood on June 6, 2015, is appointed Parochial Vicar at Saint Patrick Parish, Fayetteville.

Reverend Cesar Torres Martínez, Priest of the Diocese of Netzahualcóyotle, Mexico, assigned to priestly ministry at Maria, Reina de las Americas Parish in Mount Olive, is appointed Parochial Vicar at Saint Mary Parish, Laurinburg, and Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Parish, Raeford.

June 28, 2015

Reverend Charles S. Pham, C.M.C. Priest of the Congregation of the Mother Coredemptrix, U.S. Assumption Province, is appointed Chaplain to the Vietnamese Community at Our Lady of La Vang Parish, Raleigh.

July 6, 2015

Reverend Monsignor Stephen C. Worsley, Pastor of Holy Family Parish in Hillsborough, is appointed Director of Mission and Outreach and Catholic Chaplain at Saint Joseph of the Pines, Southern Pines.

August 17, 2015

Reverend Rafael A. Leon-Valencia, Administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish in Clinton is assigned to full-time studies in Canon Law at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Reverend Joseph G. Mulroney, Parochial Vicar at Sacred Heart Parish, Pinehurst, is endorsed for priestly ministry in the Archdiocese for Military Services, U.S.A. to serve as Priest Chaplain to the Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Community at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Goldsboro.

The Redemptorists Order will assume the pastoral and spiritual care of the faithful at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Newton Grove, Immaculate Conception Parish, Clinton, and its Mission, San Juan in Ingold with three priests to be recommended by the Order.