PRINCE ALBERT — The following is a list of the new clergy appointments for the 2015-2016 year, effective August 4, 2015:
Deanery 1: Rev. Jim Kaptein, pastor of St. Mark Parish in Prince Albert, continues as director of vocations, director of the Permanent Diaconate Program, and chaplain of the Diocesan Service Committee. Deacon Brad Taylor, full-time chaplain at the Prince Albert Saskatchewan Penitentiary, is permanent deacon at St. Mark Parish in Prince Albert.
Deanery 2: Rev. Dong Doan, pastor of St. Dominic in Hudson Bay and St. Peter in Mistatim, studies online and continues as director of Pastoral Care. Rev. Manh Nguyen is pastor of St. Eugene in Nipawin and St. Mary in Choiceland. Rev. George Canto, pastor of St. Brieux in St. Brieux and Mary, Mother of God in Kinistino continues as dean. Rev. Mariusz Zajac, pastor of Immaculate Conception in Tisdale and Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Porcupine Plain, continues as co-ordinator of World Youth Day 2016. Rev. Millan Sajonas is pastor of Notre Dame de la Nativité in Zenon Park, Canadian Martyrs in Carrot River and St. Lucy in Arborfield.
Deanery 4: Rev. Tuan Doan is pastor of St. Jean Baptiste in Debden, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Big River, Notre Dame des Victoire in Victoire, and Sacred Heart in Whitefish. Rev. Tuyen Vu is pastor of Ste. Solange in Hafford, Our Lady of Guadalupe in Muskeg, St. Andrew in Blaine Lake, and All Saints in Mayfair. Rev. Peter Nnanga, MSP, is administrator of Sacred Heart in Spiritwood, St. Thérèse de l’Enfant Jésus in Leoville, St. Rita in Medstead, Our Lady of the Lake in Chitek Lake (summer only), and Our Lady of Smiles in Shell Lake (summer only).
Deanery 5: Rev. Roger Lavoie is canonical pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Cut Knife, St. Joseph/St. Charles in Marsden/Neilburg, with Rev. Greg Elder as administrator. Deacon Ghislain Bellavance, permanent deacon at St. Andre and Notre Dame in North Battleford, is co-co-ordinator of Aboriginal Ministry for the Battlefords and area.
Deanery 6: Rev. Sebastian Kunnath, pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows in Paradise Hill, St. James in Thunderchild, and canonical pastor of Holy Rosary in Onion Lake, continues as director of Aboriginal Ministry.
Miscellaneous: Rev. Michael Averyt is director of formation for the Permanent Diaconate Program. Rev. Alberto Dela Pena is on leave 8 - 12 months for studies, and Rev. Andrew Szablewski is on leave for two years for studies in Rome.
Tom Zerre, who is doing a seminarian internship at Notre Dame in North Battleford, is co-co-ordinator of Aboriginal Ministry for the Battlefords and area.
“Let us pray for our clergy, religious, and lay ministers as they serve the diocese in their new roles as servant leaders,” wrote Bishop Albert Thévenot, M. Afr. “May the Holy Spirit fill their hearts and minds as they continue to fulfil the mission of the Lord!”