If you haven’t seen the list of reassignments in the Diocese of Knoxville (some folks on our independent diocesan Facebook page have inquired), here is the list from Bishop Stika himself via Scott Maentz. I have to admit, it is a doozy…there were a few surprises on there for me!:
Msgr. Xavier Mankel – Retiring as Pastor of Holy Ghost Church (Note: Msgr. Mankel will continue to serve as Vicar General and our historical archivist).
Fr. Joe Brando – Retiring as Pastor of St. Mary Church in Gatlinburg and Parochial Administrator of Holy Cross Church in Pigeon Forge.
Fr. Mike Nolan – Pastor of St. Therese of Lisieux Church in Cleveland.
Fr. Manuel Perez – Pastor of St. Stephen Church in Chattanooga.
Fr. Jim Harvey – Pastor of St. Alphonsus Church in Crossville.
Fr. Dan Whitman – Pastor of Notre Dame Church in Greeneville.
Fr. Patrick Resen – Pastor of Holy Trinity in Jefferson City.
Fr. Antony Punnackal, CMI – Pastor St. Mary Church in Gatlinburg.
Fr. John Dowling – Pastor of Holy Ghost Church in Knoxville.
Fr. Alberto Sescon – Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Fairfield Glade.
Fr. Gilbert Diaz – Pastor of Holy Family Church in Seymour.
Fr. Andres Cano – Pastor of Holy Cross Church in Pigeon Forge.
Fr. David Carter – Rector of the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul.
Fr. Charlie Donahue, CSP – Will be leaving St. John XXIII University Parish to become the Paulist Fathers Vocation Director based in Washington DC (Mid-July).
Fr. Joseph Thomas, CMI – Associate Pastor St. Therese of Lisieux Church in Cleveland. (Note: Fr. Joseph will also temporarily provide pastoral ministry to the faithful of St. Bridget’s parish in Dayton beginning August 11, 2014 through December 22, 2014, while Fr. Sam Sturm is on sabbatical).
Soon to be ordained priest, Deacon Colin Blatchford – Associate Pastor All Saints Church in Knoxville.
Soon to be ordained priest, Deacon Julian Cardona – Associate Pastor St. Mary Church in Johnson City.
Soon to be ordained priest, Deacon Adam Kane – Associate Pastor Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Soon to be ordained priest, Deacon Tony Budnick – Will provide sacramental ministry support to Fr. Chris Michelson at St. Albert the Great through August 7, 2014 and then – Chaplain, Notre Dame High School, Religion Teacher Notre Dame High School and Part-Time Associate Pastor of the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Chattanooga.