Ten Priests Named Parochial Vicars in Parishes

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Ten priests in the archdiocese have new assignments as parochial vicars of parishes, the Cardinal’s Office has announced. Nine of the appointments were effective July 1;
Father Paul Waddell’s appointment took effect June 16.

Father Michael Achanyi, who had served as parochial vicar of St. Augustine in New City since 2017, has been assigned as parochial vicar of Sacred Heart in Monroe. He was parochial vicar of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, LaGrangeville, 2014-2017. He was ordained in 2014.

Father Séan Connolly, who had served as parochial vicar of Immaculate Conception-Assumption in Tuckahoe since 2016, has been assigned as parochial vicar of St. Joseph, Middletown. He was parochial vicar of St. Mary Mother of the Church, Fishkill, 2015-2016. He was ordained in 2015.

Father Jesús Ledezma Castro, who had served as parochial vicar of Our Lady of Mercy, the Bronx, since 2017, has been assigned as parochial vicar of St. Raymond, the Bronx. After his ordination in 2016, he served at St. Rose of Lima in Manhattan for his summer assignment, then returned to Rome for further studies.

Father Matthew MacDonald, who has served as parochial vicar of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, LaGrangeville, since 2017, has been assigned as parochial vicar of St. Mary, Washingtonville. He was parochial vicar of St. Joseph, Somers, 2016-2017, and of St. James the Apostle, Carmel, 2014-2016. He was ordained in 2014.

Father Louis Masi has been assigned as parochial vicar of St. Mary Mother of the Church, Fishkill. After his ordination in 2018, he served at St. Gregory the Great in Harrison for his summer assignment, then returned to Rome for further studies.

Father Adolfo Novio, who has served at John F. Kennedy Catholic High School, Somers, since 2018, has been assigned as parochial vicar of Immaculate Conception-Assumption in Tuckahoe. Before that, he had been parochial vicar of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Shrub Oak, since 2015, the year he was ordained.

Father Cruz Alejandro Sanchez Mares, who has served as parochial vicar of St. Joseph, Middletown, since his ordination in 2016, has been assigned as parochial vicar of St. Anselm and St. Roch, the Bronx.

Father Jon Tveit, who has served as parochial vicar of Resurrection parish in Rye since 2016, the year he was ordained, has been assigned as parochial vicar of St. James the Apostle in Carmel.

Father Jean Marie Uzabakiriho, who has served as parochial vicar of St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus, Staten Island, since 2016 has been assigned as parochial vicar of Our Lady of Mercy, the Bronx. Before that, he had been parochial vicar of Annunciation and Our Lady of Fatima, Crestwood, since 2015, the year he was ordained.

Father Paul Waddell, who has served as parochial vicar of St. Clare of Assisi and St. Francis Xavier, the Bronx, since 2018, has been assigned as parochial vicar of St. Augustine in Larchmont. He was parochial vicar of Immaculate Conception, Tuckahoe, 2015-2018; St. Joseph, Bronxville, 2014-2015; St. Mary of the Assumption, Katonah, 2003-2014; St. Theresa of the Infant Jesus, the Bronx, 1996-2003; St. Lucy’s, the Bronx, 1994-1996; St. Frances de Chantal, the Bronx, 1986-1993; Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the Bronx, 1984-1986; and St. Clare’s, Staten Island, 1993-1994. He was administrator of Sacred Heart, Newburgh, 1996. He was ordained in 1984.

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