2002 Clergy Appointments

The Most Reverend Paul S. Loverde, Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington, has announced the following clergy appointments effective on Wednesday, June 26, 2002, unless otherwise stated:

Retirement Reverend John J. Hughes, from Pastor of the Church of Saint Bernadette in Springfield, to retirement. He will be in residence in the Northern Virginia area. Reverend John F. Morel, C.I.C.M., from Pastor of the Church of Our Lady of the Blue Ridge in Madison, to retirement. He will be in residence at Missionhurst Dominion House in Arlington.

Pastors Reverend Monsignor James W. McMurtrie, from Pastor of the Church of Saint Theresa in Ashburn to Pastor of the Church of Saint Agnes in Arlington.

ADMINISTRATORS Reverend Thomas P. Ferguson, from Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Luke in McLean to Administrator of the Church of Saint Bernadette in Springfield while continuing in the Office of the Defender of the Bond of the Diocesan Tribunal in Arlington. Reverend Richard M. Guest, from Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Catherine of Siena in Great Falls to Administrator of the Church of Saint Theresa in Ashburn. Reverend Dennis W. Kleinmann, from Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Mary in Alexandria to Administrator of the Church of Saint Mary in Alexandria. Reverend Christopher J. Mould, from Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Mary in Fredericksburg to Administrator of the Church of Saint Lawrence in Alexandria. Reverend Michael T. Orlowsky, from Parochial Vicar of the Church of the Holy Family in Dale City to Administrator of the Church of Our Lady of the Blue Ridge in Madison. Reverend Kevin B. Walsh, from Chaplain at Marymount University in Arlington to Administrator of the Church of Saint Philip in Falls Church. Parochial Vicars Reverend Mark F. Carrier, from Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Leo the Great in Fairfax to Parochial Vicar of the Church of the Holy Family in Dale City. Reverend Joseph J. Clark, from Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Agnes in Arlington to Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Andrew the Apostle in Clifton. Reverend Terry A. Cramer, from Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Timothy in Chantilly to Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Leo the Great in Fairfax. Reverend John C. DeCelles, from Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Andrew the Apostle in Clifton to Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Michael in Annandale. Reverend Alexander R. Drummond, from Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Michael in Annandale to Parochial Vicar of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Alexandria. Reverend Ronald J. Gripshover, Jr., from Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More to Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Louis in Alexandria. Reverend James C. Hudgins, from Parochial Vicar of the Church of Queen of Apostles in Alexandria to Parochial Vicar of the Church of All Saints in Manassas. Reverend Joseph R. Kenna, from Parochial Vicar of the Church of All Saints in Manassas to Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Mary in Fredericksburg. Reverend James G. Mercer, from Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Catherine of Siena in Great Falls to Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Elizabeth in Colonial Beach and of the Mission Church of Saint Anthony in King George. Reverend Christopher J. Pollard, from Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Mark in Vienna to Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Agnes in Arlington. Reverend M. Paul Richardson, from Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Louis in Alexandria to Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Catherine of Siena in Great Falls. Reverend Terrence R. Staples, from Temporary Administrator of the Church of Saint Lawrence in Alexandria to Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Luke in McLean. Reverend Matthew H. Zuberbueler, from Parochial Vicar of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament in Alexandria to Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral of Saint Thomas More.

Special Assignments Reverend Robert E. Avella, from Pastor of the Church of Saint Mary in Alexandria to Diocesan Director of Vocations while continuing as Bishop’s Delegate for Clergy with residence at Blessed Sacrament Rectory in Alexandria. Reverend Brian G. Bashista, from Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Mary of Sorrows in Fairfax to Promoter of Vocations with residence at Our Lady of Lourdes Rectory in Arlington. Reverend Curtis L. Clark, from Diocesan Director of Office of Vocations to Canon Law Studies. Reverend Ronald S. Escalante, from Parochial Vicar of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Alexandria to Chaplain of Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg and part-time Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Matthew in Spotsylvania. Reverend John P. Peterson, from Chaplain of Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg and part-time Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Matthew in Spotsylvania to Chaplain of Marymount University in Arlington with residence at the Youth Apostles Center in McLean. Reverend Robert L. Ruskamp, from Pastor of the Church of Saint Agnes in Arlington to Chaplain of Christendom College in Front Royal with residence at Saint John the Baptist Rectory in Front Royal. Reverend Daniel S. Spychala, from Administrator of the Church Saint Philip in Falls Church to Assistant Chaplain at Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church with residence at Saint Ambrose Rectory in Annandale.

Newly Ordained Reverend Bryan W. Belli, newly ordained, Parochial Vicar of the Church of the Blessed Sacrament Parish in Alexandria. Reverend Geronimo A. Magat, newly ordained, Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Mark in Vienna. Reverend Keith M. O’Hare, newly ordained, Parochial Vicar of the Church of Queen of Apostles in Alexandria. Reverend Michael D. Weston, newly ordained, Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Mary of Sorrows in Fairfax. 

DEACON ASSIGNMENTS Reverend Mr. Mark Mullaney, to Deacon at the Church of Saint Michael in Annandale.

LEAVE OF ABSENCEReverend Vincent P. Bork, from Parochial Vicar of the Church of Saint Elizabeth in Colonial Beach and of the Mission Church of Saint Anthony in King George, to leave of absence from diocesan service to discern a vocation to the Order of Canons Regular of the Holy Cross. Reverend William J. Erbacher, from Pastor of the Church of Saint Lawrence in Alexandria to leave of absence from ministry, was effective March 25, 2002. Reverend David C. Rahn, from Chaplain of Christendom College in Front Royal to continued medical leave of absence, was effective April 25, 2002.

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