Clergy Appointments 2022


May 31, 2022

Dear priests, sisters, deacons, and lay faithful of the Archdiocese of Regina:


With gratitude for the work of the Personnel Committee, we are expecting 5 news priests into the Archdiocese of Regina:

2 priests from Cote d'Ivoire, Diocese of Grand Bassam: Fr. Yves Martial Kouame & Fr. Mosso Yao Yannick Romeo N’Cho

2 Priests from India: Fr. Lourdhu Raju Bandhanadam from the Diocese of Guntur and Fr. Oliver Inchody Varughese from the C.M.I (Carmelites of Mary Immaculate)

1 priest from the Polish Province of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Canada: Fr. Peter Nowak, OMI.

We are pleased to provide announcement of clergy moves and appointments for the coming pastoral year.

The following appointments in the Archdiocese of Regina are effective August 1, 2022 and they are for the normal duration of a Pastor:


Effective August 1st, 2022

Rev. Brad Fahlman                                   Pastor, Resurrection Parish, Regina

Rev. Gaspar Lucas, SVD                           Pastor, Holy Trinity Parish, Regina

Rev. Ryszard Jasiak, MSF                         Pastor, St. Martin de Porres Parish, Regina

Rev. Carlos Jimenez                                Pastor, Holy Cross Parish, Regina

Rev. Valentine Amobi                              Administrator, parishes of St. Vincent de Paul, Weyburn & St. Mary, Tribune

Rev. Francis Plaparampil                         Administrator, parishes of Our Lady of Victories, Esterhazy; St. Wenceslaus, Gerald & St. Michael, Bangor

Rev. Andrew Pawlowicz                           Administrator, parishes of St. George, Assiniboia & St. Louis, Mossbank

Rev. Gerard Joy Montiague                      Pastor, parishes of St. James, Southey; St. Patrick, Cupar; St. John the Baptist, Dysart; Piapot Reserve; St. Rita, Strasbourg

Rev. Richard Krofchek                             Pastor, parishes of Sacred Heart, Raymore; Our Lady of Lourdes, Govan; Mary Queen of All Hearts, Lestock;  St. Patrick, Nokomis;
                                                              St. Mary Hungarian Immaculate Conception,   Quinton, and the First Nations of Day Star, Gordon, Kawacatoose and Muskowekwan

Rev. Francis (Prince) Kurisinkal               Administrator, parishes of Sacred Heart of Jesus, Montmartre; St. Joseph, Candiac; St. Aloysius, Fillmore; Our Lady of the Rosary, Glenavon; St. Ignatius, Kendal

Rev. Andrzej Sowa, OMI                          Pastor, parishes of St. Patrick, Sturgis; St. Anne, Buchanan, St. Thomas, Norquay; St. Anthony, Rama

Rev. Peter Nowak, OMI                           Pastor, St. Henry’s Parish, Melville

The following appointments are for a shorter duration to be discerned as we proceed:

Effective August 1st, 2022

Rev. Mosso Yao Yannick Romeo N’Cho Associate Pastor, Resurrection Parish, Regina

Rev. Jose Oliver Inchody Varughese         Administrator, St. Cecilia Parish, Regina

Rev. Christian Lindenbach                       Pastor, parishes of St. Peter’s Lumsden & St. Jerome, Regina Beach

Rev. Christopher Juchacz                        Pastor, parishes of Church of our Lady, Carlyle; Our Lady of LaSalette, Forget; Sacred Heart, Kenosee;  Ocean Man & Pheasant Rump

Rev. John Baptist Okai                            Hospital Ministry (continuing) & Trinity Manor

Rev. Lourdhu Raju Bandhanadam           Associate Pastor, Christ the Redeemer’s Parish, Swift Current; St. Ann, Gull Lake; St. Joseph, Cabri

Rev. Yves Martial Kouame                      Administrator, parishes of Our Lady of Assumption Co-Cathedral, Gravelbourg; Ste. Radegonde, Lafleche; St. Jean Baptiste, Ferland; St. Mary,
                                                             Wood Mountain Lakota Nation

Rev. Dennis Remot                                Leave of absence for health reasons

Rev. Paul Mau Nguyen                           Further Studies

Rev. Ricardo Escalante                          Further Studies

Rev. Amado Cañaveral                          Assignment pending


On behalf of the Archdiocese of Regina, we express our profound gratitude and appreciate to Fr. Yodel Cereno and Fr. Michal Pajak, OMI for their many years of service in the Archdiocese of Regina.

Further Information:

Please, take note that there will be a further update on the Personnel moves before August 1st, 2022.

In the meantime, as always, we 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.


Yours in Christ,

Donald J. Bolen
Archbishop of Regina

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