Recent Chancery communications

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 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 Mark A. Hoffman, appointed Parochial Vicar pro tempore of Notre Dame Parish, Hermitage, and to Chaplaincy Ministry at St. John XXIII Home, Hermitage, effective January 28, 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.

Deacon Joseph Cicero, appointed to Chaplaincy Ministry to Maria House Project, effective June 8, 2018.

The Reverend Johnathan Schmolt, appointed Diocesan Liaison to the Word of Life, Catholic Charismatic Renewal Center, effective June 1, 2018 until June 1, 2023.

The Reverend Jerry Priscaro, appointed Chaplain to the World Apostolate of Fatima (Blue Army), effective April 6, 2018.

The Reverend Casimir Wozniak, reappointed Faculty of Gannon University, Department of Theology, as well as Sacramental Assistant at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, Erie, effective March 22, 2018 for a period of two years.

The Very Reverend Jeffrey Lucas, VF, appointed Dean of the Meadville Area Deanery, effective March 8, 2018 until June 2020.

Deacon William Sproveri, retired effective February 12, 2018.

The Reverend Shane Mathew, appointed Faculty Member of Gannon University with residence at Our Lady of Peace Parish, Erie, effective January 2, 2018.

The Reverend Johnathan Schmolt, appointed Parochial Administrator of Saint Michael Parish, Emlenton, effective January 2, 2018