On February 22, Bishop Swain accepted the resignation of Reverend Robert Wullweber from the pastorates of St. John the Baptist, Wagner and Assumption, Dante and granted his request to take personal leave from public ministry.
Effective April 23, Bishop Swain appointed Reverend Jim Friedrich, pastor at St. John the Baptist, Wagner and Assumption, Dante. Father Friedrich will concurrently serve as Temporary Administrator for St. Charles Parish, Artesian, St. Joseph Parish, Wessington Springs and St. Wilfrid Parish, Woonsocket until such time a successor can be named.
With the appointment of a new pastor, Reverend Joseph Forcelle was relieved of his assignment as Temporary Administrator to St. John the Baptist, Wagner and Assumption, Dante. Father Forcelle remains the pastor at St. Leo the Great, Tyndall and St. Vincent de Paul, Springfield.
Matthew K. Althoff