Recent Chancery communications

Dissolution of the Warren Deanery (5.29.19)
Funeral Rites for Clergy who Ceased Ministry (5.1.18)
Bishop Lawrence Persico's statement regarding Pope Francis' Motu Proprio (5/9/2019)
2019 Invitation to the Chrism Mass
2019 Lenten Regulations
2018 PCC Political Involvement Guide
Bishop Lawrence Persico's statements regarding Fr. David Poulson (5/8/2018)

Clergy Appointment Announcements

Bishop Persico has made the following clergy appointments:

The Reverend Stanley J. Swacha, Chaplain of Saint John XXIII Home, Hermitage, effective June 25, 2019 for a term of three years.

The Very Reverend James G. Gutting, Senior Associate of Saint Bernard and Saint Francis Parishes, Bradford, effective August 1, 2019 for a term of six years.

The Reverend Stephen Schreiber, Pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish, Warren, and Saint Anthony of Padua Parish, Sheffield, effective August 1, 2019.

The Reverend Jason R. Feigh, Pastor of Saint Francis Xavier Parish, McKean, effective June 11, 2019 for a term of six years, reappointed faculty member of Cathedral Preparatory School, also effective June 11, 2019 for an unspecified term.

The Reverend Christopher J. Singer, Spiritual Director of Saint Mark Seminary, while continuing as Chancellor of the Diocese and Director of the Office of Worship, effective June 11, 2019.

The Reverend Jason A. Glover, appointed Pastor of Holy Trinity and Saint Stanislaus Parishes, both in Erie, effective July 1, 2019 for a term of six years.

The Reverend Mark A. Hoffman, appointed Parochial Vicar pro tempore of Our Lady of Peace Parish, Erie, effective June 17, 2019 for a term of one year.

Monsignor Bernard J. Urbaniak, retired effective June 1, 2019.

The Reverend James P. McCormick, Pastor of Saint James Parish, Erie, effective May 17, 2019 for a term of six years.

Deacon Joseph Lucia, retired effective February 7, 2019.

The Reverend V. David Foradori,
reappointed Pastor of Saint Michael Parish, Greenville, with its Secondary Mission Church of Saint Margaret, Jamestown, effective March 19, 2019 for a term of six years.

The Reverend James E. Piszker, reappointed Chaplain at Mercyhurst University, Erie, effective February 18, 2019 for a term of five years.

Deacon William Spinks, retired effective February 1, 2019.

The Reverend F. Thomas Suppa, retiring effective January 3, 2019.

The Reverend D.G. Skip Davis, appointed pastor of Saint Theresa of Avila Parish, Union City, with its secondary mission church of Our Lady of Fatima, Canadohta Lake, while continuing as pastor of St. Thomas Parish, Corry, effective January 3, 2019.

The Reverend Philip Pinczewski, to the Priests Personnel Board, effective December 11, 2018 for a term of three (3) years.

The Very Reverend Jeffery Noble, VF, to the Priests Personnel Board, effective December 11, 2018 for a term of three (3) years.

The Reverend Joseph Kalinowski, appointed Pastor of Saint John Parish, Tidioute, with its secondary mission church of St. Anthony, Tionesta, effective October 8, 2018 for a term of six years.

The Reverend John Detisch, reappointed Pastor of Saint Jude Parish, Erie, effective September 5, 2018 for a term of six years.

The Reverend John Malthaner, VF reappointed Pastor of Saint Luke Parish, Erie, effective September 5, 2018 for a term of six years.

The Reverend Monsignor Joseph Riccardo, VF, reappointed Pastor of Saints Cosmas and Damian Parish, Punxsutawney, effective September 5, 2018 for a term of six years.

The Reverend LaMounte Sayers, reappointed Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Clarion,  and coordinator and chaplain of campus ministry at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, effective September 5, 2018 for a term of six years.

The Reverend David Carter, appointed Pastor of Our Lady, Queen of the Americas Parish, Conneaut Lake, effective September 1, 2018.

The Reverend William Miller, retired effective August 17, 2018.

The Reverend Scott Detisch, appointed Administrator of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Girard, and Adjunct Faculty Member of St. Mary Seminary, Wickliffe, Ohio, effective August 17, 2018.

Deacon Stephen Rowan, reappointed Deacon Assistant at Immaculate Conception Parish, Brookville, effective August 6, 2018 for a term of three years.

The Reverend Mark Nowak, appointed Pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Cambridge Springs and its Mission of St. Bernadette, Saegertown, and Chaplain SCI Cambridge Springs, while continuing as Director of the Permanent Diaconate Formation Program, effective August 1, 2018.

The Reverend Thomas Trocchio, appointed Pastor of St. Mark the Evangelist and Mount Calvary Parishes, Erie, effective August 1, 2018.

The Reverend Andrew Boyd, appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Agatha, St. Brigid and St. Mary of Grace Parishes, Meadville, effective August 1, 2018.

The Reverend Ian McElrath, appointed Parochial Vicar of St. Joseph and St. Stephen Parishes, Oil City, effective August 1, 2018.

The Reverend Jason Feigh, appointed Administrator of St. Francis Xavier Parish, McKean, while continuing on the faculty of Cathedral Preparatory School, effective August 1, 2018.

The Reverend F. Thomas Suppa, appointed Chaplain to the Erie Veterans Affairs Medical Center, effective October 1, 2018 until October 1, 2020.

The Reverend Jason Glover, appointed President of Shenango Valley Catholic School System, while remaining a member of the faculty of Gannon University, effective July 1, 2018.