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Bishop DiLorenzo announces new priest assignments for Diocese of Richmond

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Posted at 12:19 PM, Jun 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-17 12:21:22-04

RICHMOND, Va. — Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo announced the follow new assignments for priests in the Diocese of Richmond. The Diocese has asked the community to keep these priests in their prayers as they begin their new assignments.

Rev. Jose Arnel Ayo, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Anthony, Norton; Sacred Heart, Big Stone Gap; Holy Spirit Catholic Community, Jonesville; and Saint Joseph, Clintwood, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Mary Star of the Sea, Fort Monroe; Saint Joseph, Hampton; Saint Vincent de Paul, Newport News, effective August 1, 2015.

Rev. Wayne Ball, to full time at the Diocesan Tribunal and Spanish Mass at St. Augustine, Richmond, from Pastor at Saint Patrick, Richmond, and Saint John, Highland Springs, effective August 1, 2015.

Rev. Rene Castillo, to Chaplain, Church of the Holy Apostles, Virginia Beach, and DePaul Hospital, Virginia Beach, and Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth, from Administrator, Sacred Heart, Danville, effective August 1, 2015.

Rev. Daniel Cogut, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Peter, Richmond; Saint Patrick, Richmond; and Saint John, Highland Springs, effective August 1, 2015.

Rev. Jaime Guardado Delgado, to Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Newport News, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Catherine of Siena, Clarksville; Saint Paschal Baylon, South Boston; and Good Shepherd, South Hill, effective August 1, 2015.

Rev. Jonathan Goertz, to Pastor, Sacred Heart, Danville, from Pastor, Saint Timothy, Tappahannock, effective August 1, 2015.

Rev. James Griffin, to Pastor, Saint Paul, Richmond, from Pastor, Saint Mark, Virginia Beach, effective August 1, 2015.

Rev. Herman Katongole, to Pastor, Saint Timothy, Tappahannock, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Bede, Williamsburg, effective August 1, 2015.

Rev. Matthew Kiehl, to Parochial Vicar, Saint Andrew, Roanoke; and Saint Gerard, Roanoke, effective August 1, 2015.

Rev. Carlos Lerma, to Pastor, Saint Francis of Assisi, Amherst; and Saint Mary, Lovingston, from Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Newport News, effective August 1, 2015.

Rev. Nicholas Mammi, to Parochial Administrator, Saint Francis of Assisi, Rocky Mount; and Saint Joseph, Martinsville, effective August 1, 2015.

Rev. Emmanuel Tabi Mensah, to Pastor, Saint Mary of the Presentation, Suffolk, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Mary of the Presentation, Suffolk, effective August 1, 2015.

Rev. Anthony Mpungu, to Pastor, Saint Mark, Virginia Beach, from Pastor, Saint Richard, Emporia; and Saint Peter the Apostle, Lake Gaston, effective August 1, 2015.

Rev. Gino Rossi, to Pastor, Saint Patrick, Richmond; Saint Peter, Richmond; and Saint John, Highland Springs, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Mary, Chesapeake; Church of the Holy Angels, Portsmouth; Church of the Resurrection, Portsmouth; and Saint Paul, Portsmouth, effective August 1, 2015.

Rev. Anthony Senyah, to Pastor, Holy Spirit, Christiansburg; and Holy Family, Pearisburg, from Parochial Vicar, Saint Anne, Bristol; Saint Patrick, Dungannon; and Saint Bernard, Gate City, effective August 1, 2015.

Rev. Mark White, to Pastor, Saint Andrew, Roanoke, and Saint Gerard, Roanoke, from Pastor, Saint Francis of Assisi, Rocky Mount; and Saint Joseph, Martinsville, effective August 1, 2015.

Rev. Frank Wiggins, Jr., to Parochial Vicar, Saint John, Highland Springs, Saint Peter, Richmond, Saint Patrick, Richmond and ministry to Medical College of Virginia, from Parochial Vicar, Saint John, Highland Springs, effective August 1, 2015.

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo thanks these six priests, who will be entering retirement, for their many years of faithful ministry to the people of the Diocese of Richmond.

Rev. Charles Briendel, to retire from Pastor, Holy Spirit, Christiansburg; and Holy Family, Pearisburg, effective August 1, 2015.

Rev. Robert Brownell, to retire from Pastor, Saint Peter, Richmond, effective August 1, 2015.

Rev. Timothy Drake, to retire from Pastor, Saint Anthony, Norton; Sacred Heart, Big Stone Gap; Holy Spirit Catholic Community, Jonesville; and Saint Joseph, Clintwood, effective August 1, 2015.

Rev. Dan Kelly, to retire from Pastor, Saint Francis of Assisi, Amherst; St. Mary, Lovingston, effective August 1, 2015.

Rev. Msgr. Thomas Miller, to retire from Pastor, Saint Andrew, Roanoke, effective August 1, 2015.

Rev. George Zahn, to retire from Pastor, Saint Paul, Richmond, effective August 1, 2015.