Assignments

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REAPPOINTMENTS

In conformity with the Code of Canon Law and the Priest Personnel Policy of the Diocese of Providence, the Most Reverend Thomas J. Tobin is pleased to appoint the following pastors to a new six year term:

Reverend Peter J. Andrews, St. Barnabas, Portsmouth, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Ronald J. Bengford, St. Matthew, Cranston, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Richard A. Bucci, Sacred Heart, West Warwick, effective July 1, 2019.

Very Reverend Edward S. Cardente, Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, North Providence, effective March 11, 2019.

Reverend Joseph A. Escobar, Our Lady of the Rosary, Providence, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Charles H. Galligan, St. Joseph, Cumberland, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Peter J. Gower, Our Lady of Grace, Johnston, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend W. Douglas Grant, St. Mary of the Bay, Warren, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Michael A. Kelley, St. Agatha and Precious Blood, Woonsocket, effective May 1, 2019.

Very Reverend William J. Ledoux, St. Mary, Cranston, effective March 11, 2019.

Reverend Przemyslaw Lepak, St. Christopher and St. Theresa, Tiverton, effective July 1, 2019.

Very Reverend D. Andrew Messina, St. Timothy, Warwick, effective February 25, 2019.

Very Reverend Dean P. Perri, Our Lady of Loreto, East Providence, effective February 1, 2019.

Reverend Jacek Ploch, St. Vincent de Paul, Coventry, effective May 1, 2019.

Reverend David C. Procaccini, St. Francis de Sales, North Kingstown, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Marcel L. Taillon, St. Thomas More, Narragansett, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend David C. Thurber, Jr., St. Teresa of the Child Jesus, Pawtucket, effective July 1, 2019.

Reverend Kris Von Maluski, St. Mary, Newport, effective July 1, 2019.

ADMINISTRATOR PRO TEM

Reverend Joseph R. Upton, from Administrative Leave to Administrator pro tem, All Saints and St. Charles Borromeo Parishes, Woonsocket, with residence at Holy Trinity Parish, Woonsocket, effective June 28, 2019. As of that date, Father Upton’s faculties are hereby restored.

SPECIAL APOSTOLATE

Reverend Vijay Kiran Anthony Raj, from Assistant Pastor, St. Thomas More Parish, Narragansett, to Catholic Chaplain, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, North Providence, with residence at Blessed Sacrament Parish, Providence, effective July 1, 2019.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

At his request, Father Eddy E. Lopez was granted a leave of absence for personal reasons, effective July 1, 2019. During this leave, Father Lopez is not permitted to minister publicly.