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  UPDATED Priest Assignments for 2020

Bishop Pates has made the following appointments which will be effective on July 1, 2020, unless noted otherwise:

Pastors / Administrator:

  • Very Rev. Richard Smith as Administrator of Holy Spirit, Naperville
  • Very Rev. Santos Castillo as Pastor of Mary Queen of Heaven, Elmhurst
  • Rev. Raed Bader as Pastor of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Coal City and Immaculate Conception, Braidwood
  • Rev. Jason Stone as Pastor of Immaculate Conception, Morris
  • Rev. Christopher Lankford as Pastor of St. John the Baptist, Winfield
  • Rev. Clive Otieno as Pastor of St. Irene, Warrenville
  • Rev. Dennis Paul as Pastor of St. Anthony, Frankfort
  • Rev. Mark Cote as Administrator of St. Paul the Apostle, Joliet
  • Rev. Robert Noesen as Pastor of St. Peter, Itasca
  • Rev. Matthew Pratscher as Pastor of St. John Paul II, Kankakee
  • Rev. Shaun Cieslik as Administrator of St. Dennis, Lockport
  • Rev. Marek Jurzyk as Temporary Administrator of St Luke, Carol Stream
  • Rev. John Klein as Administrator of St. Ann, Channahon

Parochial Vicars:

  • Rev. Thomas Dunn at Sacred Heart, Lombard
  • Rev. Asirvadam Dandu at St. Isidore, Bloomingdale
  • Rev. John Honiotes at St. Francis H.S. and St. Michael, Wheaton
  • Rev. Mark Bernhard at St. Mary, Mokena
  • Rev. Michael McMahon at Saints Peter and Paul, Naperville
  • Rev. James Olofson at St. John the Baptist, Winfield
  • Rev. Ryan Adorjan Chesterton Academy Chaplain while remaining at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus
  • Rev. John Sponder at Holy Spirit, Naperville
  • Rev. Edward Howe, C.R. at St. Scholastica, Woodridge
  • Rev. Tomy Chellakandathil, CMI at Visitation Parish, Elmhurst

Newly ordained:

  • Rev. Andrew Buchanan Parochial Vicar at St. Dominic, Bolingbrook
  • Rev. Jose Menemil Cerna Parochial Vicar at St. Raphael, Naperville
  • Rev. Michael Groth Chaplain at Benet Academy and Parochial Vicar at Sts. Peter & Paul, Naperville
  • Rev. James Guarascio Parochial Vicar at Our Lady of Mercy, Aurora
  • Rev. Peter Infanger Parochial Vicar at St. Walter, Roselle
  • Rev. Ramon Sida Chaplain for Deaf Community and Parochial Vicar at St. Mary Immaculate, Plainfield

Senior Status:

  • Fr. James Antiporek
  • Fr. James Curtin

2nd Term Pastor:

  • Fr James Dvorscak - St Daniel the Prophet, Wheaton
  • Fr Marek Jurzyk - Corpus Christi, Carol Stream
  • Fr Mark Rosenbaum - St John the Apostle, Villa Park
  • Fr Jeffery Stoneberg - Christ the King, Lombard
  • Fr Dindo Billote – St. Mary, Mokena


  • Rev. Juan Jose Hernandez studying Canon Law at Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

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