Officials

Since publication of the May Bishop’s Bulletin, the Most Reverend Paul J. Swain has decreed the following changes to priest assignments effective July 5, 2018:

Granted requests from

Reverend A.W. Ramos, Chaplain, Minnehaha County Correctional Facility and Jail, and at the recommendation of his medical providers, to retire from assigned ministry,

Reverend Gary Ternes, Chaplain, SD State Penitentiary, Sioux Falls and Springfield to retire from assigned ministry,

Reverend Mathew Vazhappily, CMI, Pastor, St. Peter the Apostle, Platte and St. Ann, Geddes, and in consultation with his religious superior, to ministry outside of the Diocese,

Reverend Andrew Young, Pastor, St. Lambert Parish, Sioux Falls to military chaplaincy in the United States Air Force under the direction of the Archdiocese for the Military Services

and appointed

Reverend Shaun Haggerty in addition to Vocations Director for the Diocese, to
Pastor, St. Lambert Parish, Sioux Falls,

Reverend Steven Jones from Pastor, St. John the Baptist, Lesterville and St. Wenceslaus,
Tabor to Director, St. Thomas More Newman Center, Vermillion and Sacramental
Minister at St. Joseph Parish, Elk Point, St. Peter Parish, Jefferson and St. Teresa
of Calcutta, Dakota Dunes,

Reverend Grant Lacey from Parochial Vicar, St. Mary, Aberdeen to Pastor, St. Peter the
Apostle, Platte and St. Ann, Geddes,

Reverend Jeffrey Norfolk from Director, St. Thomas More Newman Center, Vermillion to
Chaplain, South Dakota State Penitentiary, Sioux Falls and Pastor, St. Rose of Lima,
Garretson and St. Joseph the Workman, Huntimer

Reverend Barry Reuwsaat from Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart, Aberdeen, to Parochial Vicar, Holy Family, Mitchell,

Reverend Jordan Samson, in addition to Director, St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center and Pastor, Sacred Heart, Westport, Associate Vocations Director for the Diocese

Reverend Andrew Thuringer from Parochial Vicar, Holy Family, Mitchell, to Parochial Vicar,
St. Mary, Aberdeen,

Reverend Anthony Urban from Pastor, St. Rose of Lima, Garretson and St. Joseph the
Workman, Huntimer, to Pastor, St. John the Baptist, Lesterville and St. Wenceslaus,
Tabor,

and, Reverend Patrick Grode, newly ordained, to Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart,
Aberdeen.

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