Most Reverend Luis Rafael Zarama, Bishop of Raleigh, is pleased to convey the following official appointment and announcement regarding priestly ministry in the Diocese of Raleigh.
Effective June 28, 2022
Reverend Chester S. Artysiewicz, G.H.M., a priest of the Glenmary Home Missioners, former president of the Glenmary Home Missioners, is appointed Administrator of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Williamston and Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Windsor.
Effective June 30, 2022
Reverend Thomas M. Simisky, S.J., a priest of the U.S.A. East Province of the Society of Jesus, is appointed Pastor of Saint Raphael the Archangel Parish in Raleigh.
Effective July 18, 2002
Reverend Christu Raju Kama, a priest of the Diocese of Vijayawada, India, is appointed Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity Parish in Williamston and Holy Spirit Parish in Windsor.
Reverend Vijaya Babu “Sleeva” Katta, a priest of the Diocese of Vijayawada, India is appointed Parochial Vicar of Holy Trinity Parish in Williamston and Holy Spirit Parish in Windsor.
Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama expresses his sincere appreciation to the following priests for their generous priestly ministry:
Reverend John Brown, G.H.M., Pastor of Holy Trinity Parish in Williamston, will return to the Glenmary Home Missioners Headquarters to devote time for his physical health and healing, effective June 28, 2022.
Reverend Phillip Hurley, S.J., Pastor of Saint Raphael the Archangel Parish in Raleigh, for his faithful and generous priestly ministry. Father Hurley has been assigned to priestly ministry outside of the Diocese by his Provincial Superior, effective June 30, 2022.
Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama additionally expresses his sincere appreciation to Brother Virgil Siefker, assistant for parish ministry evangelization in Windsor, for his many years of dedicated service in the Windsor area among those most in need. Brother Virgil will be in residence at the Glenmary Home Missioners headquarters where he will work on issues related to his physical health, effective June 17, 2022.