Dear priests, sisters, deacons, and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Regina:
Following upon the moves announced May 10, 2017, we would also like to announce these additional appointments in the Archdiocese of Regina which are effective September 1, 2017:
Rev. Andrzej Sowa, OMI Pastor of St. Henry Parish, Melville, SK
Rev. Michal Pajak, OMI Pastor of St. Patrick, Sturgis; St. Anne, Buchanan; St. Thomas, Norquay; and St. Anthony, Rama
All the above appointments are for however long their community provincial allows them to serve here.
Priests Leaving the Diocese:
Rev. Mieczyslaw (Mitch) Burdzy,)MI: Father Mitch has served at St. Henry Parish in Melville, Sask. since September 1, 2014. He served as Dean for the Yorkton/Melville Deanery. From the moment he arrived in the Archdiocese he lit it up with his joyful exuberance and I am sure he will be missed by both his parishioners and the Archdiocese. Fr. Mitch has been appointed as Pastor of Holy Rosary Parish in Edmonton effective September 1, 2017. We thank him graciously for his gracious and loving service in our Archdiocese and wish him well in his new position.
Rev. Marcin Mironiuk, OMI: Father Marcin has served the parish of St. Patrick, Sturgis and its mission parishes of St. Anne, Buchanan, St. Thomas, Norquay; and St. Anthony, Rama since August 1, 2008. Under his leadership his parishes have grown stronger. He has faithfully served his flocks well and I am sure will be missed by all his parishioners. Fr. Marcin has been appointed as Pastor of Our Lady Queen of Poland in Edmonton effective September 1, 2017. We thank him for his generous and dedicated service in our Archdiocese and wish him well in his new position.
Seminarian Placements for Internship
Van Chinh (Joseph) Vu: Will be serving St. Anne Parish, Regina, SK.
Parker Love: Will be serving at Resurrection Parish, Regina, SK.
Buu Phung (Anthony) Tran: Will be serving at St. Cecilia Parish, Regina, SK.
Ricardo Escalante: Will be serving at Holy Trinity Parish, Regina and residing at St. Cecilia Rectory.
Arpee Urquico: Will be on call for Hospital Sacramental Ministry when the priest chaplain is on his day off and holidays. This is in addition to his parish appointment.
New Member of Jesuit Community in Regina:
Rev. John David O’Brien: Will be joining the Jesuit Community here in Regina and teaching at Campion College effective August 1, 2017.
We also wish to express our gratitude to all who will be assuming new responsibilities. They have responded to the needs of the archdiocese with generous spirits. We ask the people in parishes where changes are taking place to warmly welcome their new pastoral leaders into their midst.
To all the priests serving our archdiocesan Church, may God bless you abundantly as you continue your ministry with dedication, generosity and joy.