Father Roberto Mena, ST
Upon the recommendation of the Father Michael K. Barth, General Custodian of the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity, Father Roberto Mena, ST, is appointed to serve as part of the missionary ministry of the Sacred Heart Cenacle in Camden; and as Sacramental Minister for Forest St. Michael Parish and its missions, Morton St. Martin and Newton St. Anne, effective February 12.
Deacon Edwin Santos
Upon the affirmation of good standing by Father Bryan Jerabek, Chancellor of the Diocese of Birmingham, Deacon Edwin Santos is appointed to minister to Forest St. Michael Parish and Morton St. Martin Mission, effective February 5.
Deacon John McGregor
Deacon John McGregor has been appointed as Director of the Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of Jackson, effective Nov. 1, 2016.
This appointment is in addition to his duties at St. Jude Catholic Church in Pearl.
Father Joseph Le
In accordance with Canon 630 of the Code of Canon Law, Rev. Joseph Lee has been appointed Ordinary Confessor to the Carmelite Community in Jackson, effective Nov. 1, 2016.
Fr. George Ajuruchi SSJ
Upon the recommendation of Bishop Michael Thompson, SSJ, superior general for the Society of St. Joseph, Father George Ajuruchi, SSJ, is appointed pastor of Natchez Holy Family and Fayette St. Ann Parishes and Cranfield St. John Mission.
Father Joseph Le is appointed associate pastor of Pearl St. Jude Parish
Father Jason Johnston is appointed associate pastor of Madison St. Francis of Assisi parish and will serve as a catechist at St. Joseph High School
Both appointments effective May 31.
Father Juan Chavajay has been granted a leave of absence.
Seminarian Summer Assignments:
Andrew Bowden: Meridian St. Patrick and St. Joseph Parishes.
Cesar Sanchez-Fermin and Andrew Nguyen: Notre Dame Seminary and McComb St. Alphonsus Parish.
Adolfo Suarez Pasillas: Institute for Priestly Formation (IPF) at Creighton University in Omaha Neb.
Nick Adam and Mark Shoffner: Clinical Pastoral Education and will be staying at Jackson St. Richard Parish.
Aaron Williams: Mundelein University working on a degree in Liturgy.
Hayden Schmitt: Clarksdale St. Elizabeth Parish.