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DIOCESE OF SAVANNAH
CLERGY ANNOUNCEMENTS

May 1, 2022

Most Reverend Stephen D. Parkes, Bishop of the Diocese of Savannah, has announced the following clergy changes effective July 1, 2022.

Retirements

Reverend John R. Madden, from Pastor of Christ the King Church, Pine Mountain, granted retirement status.

Reverend Allan McDonald, from Pastor of St. Anne Church, Richmond Hill, granted retirement status.

Pastors

Reverend Stephen Giorno, ST, from Pastor of St. Joseph the Worker Church, Bainbridge and Mission to Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Columbus.

Very Reverend John Johnson, V.F., from Pastor of St. Matthew Church, Statesboro to Pastor of St. Joseph Church, Macon.

Reverend Dawid Kwiatkowski, from Parochial Vicar of St. Francis Xavier Church, Brunswick and Mission to Pastor of St. Anne Church, Richmond Hill.

Reverend Patrick Otor, MSP, from Pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Waynesboro and St. Joan of Arc Church, Louisville to Pastor of St. Benedict the Moor Church, Columbus.

Very Reverend J. Scott Winchel, V.F., from Pastor of St. Joseph Church, Macon to Pastor of St. Anne Church, Columbus.

Parochial Administrators

Reverend Jason Adams, from Parochial Vicar of St. John the Evangelist Church, Valdosta and Mission to Parochial Administrator of St. Matthew Church, Statesboro.

Reverend Tomas Beroch, from Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart Church, Warner Robins to Parochial Administrator of St. Joseph the Worker Church, Bainbridge and Mission.

Reverend Thomas Brian O’Shaughnessy, from Chaplain at Aquinas High School to Parochial Administrator of Christ the King Church, Pine Mountain.

Reverend John Wright, from Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph Church, Macon to Parochial Administrator of Sacred Heart Church, Waynesboro and St. Joan of Arc Church, Louisville.

Parochial Vicars

Reverend Rigoberto Chavez, ST, from Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph the Worker Church, Bainbridge and Mission to Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Columbus.

Reverend Luis Fonseca, from in residence at St. Peter the Apostle Church, Savannah to Parochial Vicar of St. Peter the Apostle Church, Savannah.

Reverend Robert Phillips, from Parochial Vicar of St. Anne Church, Richmond Hill to Parochial Vicar of St. John the Evangelist Church, Valdosta and Mission.

Reverend Carlos Rivero, from Parochial Vicar of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Port Wentworth and Corpus Christi Church, Pooler to Parochial Vicar of Sacred Heart Church, Warner Robins.

Newly Ordained

Reverend Mr. William Cook, following Ordination to the Priesthood, Parochial Vicar of St. Anne Church, Columbus.

Reverend Mr. Esteban Mallar, following Ordination to the Priesthood, Parochial Vicar of St. Francis Xavier Church, Brunswick and Mission.

Special Assignments

Reverend Patrick May, from Parochial Vicar of St. James the Less Church, Savannah to Director of Vocations, in residence at St. Joseph Church, Macon.

Very Reverend Pablo Migone, from Director of Vocations to Director of Seminarians; Father Migone will continue in his appointment as Chancellor and Pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Port Wentworth and Corpus Christi Church, Pooler.

Very Reverend Mark Van Alstine, V.F.: Chaplain of Aquinas High School; Father Van Alstine will continue in his appointment as Pastor of St. Joseph Church, Augusta.

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