Official appointments and announcements, effective Dec. 2020

Most Reverend Luis Rafael Zarama, Bishop of Raleigh, is pleased to convey the following official appointments regarding priestly ministry in the Diocese of Raleigh.

Effective December 5, 2020

The Territorial Director of the Order of the Legionaries of Christ has recommended Reverend Steven Costello, L.C. be appointed Assistant Chaplain for the Regnum Christi Members in North Carolina, in addition to exercising ministerial support for local Legionaries and time permitting, assisting in priestly ministry at Saint Joseph Parish in Raleigh.  Father Costello, L.C. will have full-time residence at Saint Joseph Parish.  Bishop Zarama has accepted this recommendation.

Effective December 26, 2020

Reverend Baiju Augustine (Avittappally), M.S., a priest of the Missionaries of La Salette Matha Province of India, is appointed Pastor of Saint Stephen the First Martyr Parish in Sanford.


Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama expresses his sincere appreciation to Reverend Robert Ippolito, M.S., Pastor of Saint Stephen the First Martyr Parish in Sanford, for his faithful and generous priestly ministry. Father Ippolito has been assigned to priestly ministry in another diocese by his Provincial Superior.