Most Reverend Luis Rafael Zarama, Bishop of Raleigh, is pleased to convey the following official appointments and announcements regarding priestly and diaconal ministry in the Diocese of Raleigh.
Effective June 1, 2020
Reverend Daniel Pal, OFM Conv., a priest of the Franciscan Friars Conventual, Our Lady of the Angels Province, is appointed Administrator of Holy Cross Parish in Durham.
Effective July 1, 2020
The Territorial Director of the Order of the Legionaries of Christ has recommended Reverend Stephen P. Ellis, L.C. be appointed Chaplain to the Regnum Christi men’s and women’s sections and time permitting, assist in priestly ministry at Saint Joseph Parish in Raleigh, with full-time residence at Saint Joseph. Bishop Zarama has accepted this recommendation.
Upon Ordination to the Diaconate - Effective June 27, 2020
Deacon Rick K. Autry is appointed Deacon at Sacred Heart Parish in Southport.
Deacon Steven J. Canali is appointed Deacon at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Fayetteville.
Deacon Daniel J. Doban is appointed Deacon at Saint Paul Parish in New Bern.
Deacon George F. Keenan is appointed Deacon at Saint Therese Parish in Wrightsville Beach.
Deacon Joshua O. Klickman is appointed Deacon at Saint Patrick Parish in Fayetteville.
Deacon Virgilio Maisonet is appointed Deacon at San Isidro Mission in Fayetteville.
Deacon Gerardo Segundo Mercado Roman is appointed Deacon at Saint Patrick Parish in Fayetteville.
Deacon John J. Mullins is appointed Deacon at Saint Brendan the Navigator Parish in Shallotte.
Deacon Arthur G. Powers is appointed Deacon at Saint Raphael the Archangel Parish in Raleigh.
Deacon Erick J. Rosario Ramos is appointed Deacon at Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Raeford.
Deacon Kevin M. Sullivan is appointed Deacon at UNC Newman Parish in Chapel Hill.
Deacon John J. Walsh is appointed Deacon at the Basilica Shrine of Saint Mary Parish in Wilmington.
Deacon David A. Wulff is appointed Deacon at Saint Michael the Archangel Parish in Cary.
Deacon Matthew A. Yurksaitis is appointed Deacon at Saint Mary Parish in Goldsboro.
Deacon Bernard Zdancewicz is appointed Deacon at Saint John the Baptist Parish in Roanoke Rapids.
Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama expresses his sincere appreciation to each of the following priests for their faithful and generous priestly ministry in the Diocese of Raleigh:
Reverend James M. Labosky, Parochial Vicar at Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Cary and Diocesan Director for Continuing Education for Priests, retires from active priestly ministry, effective June 30, 2020. Father Labosky will continue to serve part-time as Diocesan Director for Continuing Education for Priests.
Reverend Bartholomew Karwacki, OFM Conv., Pastor of Holy Cross Parish in Durham, has been appointed Guardian of one of the Franciscan Friars Conventual, Our Lady of the Angels Province, friaries in Baltimore, Maryland by his Minister Provincial, effective June 2020.
Reverend Peter Murray, S.J., Parochial Vicar at Saint Raphael the Archangel Parish in Raleigh, has been appointed Associate Pastor at Saint Anthony Parish in New York, by his Provincial, effective August 1, 2020.