Officials

The Most Reverend Paul J. Swain, Bishop of Sioux Falls, effective, July 5, 2017, has accepted the request to retire from assigned ministry from the following:

Reverend Hal Barber
Reverend Joseph Puthenkulathil

and has decreed the following Priest Assignment changes:

Pastors of Parishes

Reverend Thomas Anderson, from Director, St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center, Northern State University and Pastor, Sacred Heart, Westport to Pastor, St. Bernard, Redfield and All Saints, Mellette

Reverend Thomas Fitzpatrick, from graduate studies to Pastor, St. Nicholas, Tea and St. Christina, Parker

Reverend Gregory L. Frankman, from Pastor, St. Bernard, Redfield and All Saints, Mellette to Pastor, St. John the Baptist, Rosholt and St. Anthony, Browns Valley, MN (with the approval of the Most Reverend Donald J. Kettler, Bishop of St. Cloud)

Reverend Paul Josten, from Pastor, St. Agatha, Howard, St. William, Ramona and Epiphany, Epiphany to Pastor, St. Ann, Miller, and St. Mary, Highmore

Reverend Kenneth Lulf, from Pastor, St. Benedict, Yankton to Pastor, Holy Family, Mitchell

Reverend Chester Murtha, from Pastor, St. Ann, Miller, and St. Mary, Highmore
to Pastor, St. Agatha, Howard, St. William, Ramona and Epiphany, Epiphany

Reverend Kevin O’Dell, from Pastor, St. Nicholas, Tea, and St. Magdalen, Lennox to Pastor, St. Therese, Sioux Falls

Reverend John Rader, from Pastor, Sacred Heart, Parkston and Sts. Peter & Paul, Dimock
to Pastor, St. Dominic, Canton and St. Magdalen, Lennox

Reverend Jordan Samson, from Pastor, St. Dominic, Canton and Chaplain, O’Gorman Junior High, Sioux Falls to Director, St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center, Northern State University and Pastor, Sacred Heart, Westport

Reverend David Stevens, from Pastor, St. Therese, Sioux Falls to Pastor, Sacred Heart, Parkston and Sts. Peter & Paul, Dimock

Reverend Scott Traynor, from Rector, St. John Vianney Seminary, Denver, CO to Pastor, St. Benedict, Yankton

Reverend Andrew Young, from chaplaincy ministry within the Archdiocese for Military Affairs to Pastor, St. Lambert, Sioux Falls

Parochial Vicars

Reverend Grant Lacey, from Parochial Vicar, Cathedral of St. Joseph, Sioux Falls to Parochial Vicar, St. Mary, Aberdeen

Reverend D’Cruz Nicholas, from Parochial Vicar, St. Michael, Sioux Falls to Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart, Yankton

Reverend Darin Schmidt, from Parochial Vicar, Holy Spirit, Sioux Falls to Parochial Vicar, Cathedral of St. Joseph and Diocesan Master of Ceremonies

Newly-Ordained

Reverend Brian Eckrich, upon his expected ordination, to Parochial Vicar, Immaculate Conception, Watertown

Reverend Thomas Hartman, upon his expected ordination, to Parochial Vicar, St. Michael, Sioux Falls

Reverend Tyler Mattson, upon his expected ordination, to Parochial Vicar, Holy Spirit, Sioux Falls

Reverend Joseph Scholten, upon his expected ordination, to Parochial Vicar, St. Lambert, Sioux Falls

Reverend Timothy Smith, upon his expected ordination, to Parochial Vicar, Cathedral of St. Joseph, Sioux Falls

Reverend Andrew Thuringer, upon his expected ordination, to Parochial Vicar, Holy Family, Mitchell

Specialized Ministries and Adjustments to Assignments:

Reverend Mark Axtmann, from In-residence, St. Mary, Aberdeen to Chaplain, Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, Aberdeen

Reverend Paul Nereparampil, CMI, from Priest in Residence, St. Stephan, Bridgewater, to Priest in Residence, Saint Joseph, Wessington Springs-Duncan, Saint Wilfrid, Woonsocket, and Saint Charles, Artesian

Reverend Jerome Ranek, from Pastor, St. Peter, Sisseton, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Sisseton and St. John the Baptist, Rosholt to Pastor, St. Peter, Sisseton, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Sisseton

Reverend John Rutten, from Pastor, St. Lambert, Sioux Falls to priestly ministry to the Catholic community living in and around Harrisburg with the intent of exploring the feasibility of erecting a canonical parish

Reverend Shane D. Stevens, from Pastor, Holy Family, Mitchell to pastoral ministry in the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee (Florida)

Reverend Anthony Urban, from Pastor, St. Rose of Lima, Garretson and St. Joseph the Workman, Huntimer and Diocesan Master of Ceremonies to Pastor, St. Rose of Lima, Garretson and St. Joseph the Workman, Huntimer

Reverend Jonathan Venner, from in residence, Holy Family, Mitchell to in-residence, St. Stephen, Bridgewater, St. Mary of Mercy, Alexandria, St. Martin, Emery and the Monastery of Our Mother of Mercy and St. Joseph, Alexandria

Respectfully submitted,
Mr. Matthew K. Althoff
Chancellor

Headlines, June 2017, Local