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Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend priest assignments

Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 12:01 am

Bishop John M. D'Arcy of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend this week announced these Fort Wayne-area changes in assignments of priests and deacons:

Effective Monday

• Deacon Andrew Budzinski will serve as a deacon this summer at Saint Mary Parish, Decatur.

Effective Tuesday

• Deacon Fernando Jimenez, having completed his studies for the priesthood at Pontifical College Josephinum Seminary in Columbus, Ohio, assigned to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne. He also will do weekend ministry at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish and Shrine, Warsaw.

Effective July 21

• The Rev. Bruce Piechocki, from administrator of Saint Francis Xavier Parish, Pierceton, to pastor of Our Lady of Good Hope Parish, Fort Wayne. Piechocki will continue as diocesan Judicial Vicar.

• The Rev. Mark Gurtner, from pastor of Our Lady of Good Hope Parish, Fort Wayne, to pastor of Saint Anthony de Padua Parish, South Bend. Gurtner also has been assigned as Adjutant Judicial Vicar and will coordinate the South Bend Marriage Tribunal Office.

• The Rev. Babasino Fernandes, from pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Auburn, to chaplain to the sisters and residents at Sacred Heart Home, Avilla.

• The Rev. Derrick Sneyd, from pastor of Saint Anthony de Padua Parish, South Bend, to pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Auburn.

• The Rev. Daniel Leeuw, to retirement. Leeuw served many years as chaplain at Sacred Heart Home, Avilla, and Byron Health Center in Fort Wayne. He will continue to serve the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System veterans' hospital in Fort Wayne and to assist the Saint Mother Theodore Guèrin Community, Fort Wayne.

Effective Aug. 4

• The Rev. Glenn Kohrman, from pastor of Saint Mary of the Lake Parish, Culver, and chaplain at Culver Academy, to pastor of Saint Vincent de Paul Parish, Elkhart.

• The Rev. Dale Bauman, from pastor of Saint Joseph Parish, Bluffton, to pastor of Saint Francis Xavier Parish, Pierceton, and associate pastor of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne.

• The Rev. Daryl Rybicki, from pastor of Saint John the Baptist Parish, Fort Wayne, to pastor of Corpus Christi Parish, South Bend.

• The Rev. Cyril Fernandes, from pastor of Saint Patrick Parish, Arcola, to pastor of Saint John the Baptist Parish, Fort Wayne.

• The Rev. Alex Dodrai, from associate pastor at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, to pastor of Saint Patrick Parish, Arcola.

• The Rev. Francis Chukwuma, from residence at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, to pastor of Saint Joseph Parish, Bluffton. Chukwuma will continue as a judge at the Diocesan Marriage Tribunal.

• Monsignor Thadeus Balinda, from associate pastor of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, to pastor of Saint Mary of the Lake Parish, Culver, and chaplain at Culver Academy.

Effective Oct. 6

• The Rev. Lourdino Fernandes, from pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Kendallville, to pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish, Albion.

Effective Oct. 7

• The Rev. James Stoyle has been reassigned from associate pastor at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Fort Wayne, to pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Kendallville.