Priest Assignment Changes -August 2020

Effective July 27, 2020, the Most Reverend Donald E. DeGrood has decreed the following priest assignment change:

Reverend Joseph Scholten, from Chaplain, O’Gorman High School, Parochial Vicar, Cathedral of St. Joseph Parish, and Discernment Assistant in the Office of Vocations to a voluntary leave of absence.

Effective August 10, 2020, the Most Reverend Donald E. DeGrood has decreed the following priest assignment changes:

Reverend Mark Axtmann, in addition to his appointment as Chaplain, Avera St. Luke’s Hospital
to Sacramental Minister at St. Mary Parish, Aberdeen

Reverend Andrew Thuringer, from Parochial Vicar, St. Mary Parish, Aberdeen
to Chaplain, O’Gorman High School, Sacramental Minister, Cathedral of St. Joseph Parish, and Discernment Assistant in the Office of Vocations.

Thank you for holding each of these priests in prayer as they undergo these transitions in their ministry.

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