Bishop Cunningham Announces New Priest Appointments

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - Syracuse

Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham, Bishop of Syracuse announced the appointment of new pastors/administrators and those retiring at the end of June, 2012.

The following will be retiring:

• Msgr. George Sheehan, Temporary Administrator, St. Joseph Church in Camillus,

effective June 29, 2012

• Fr. Wilbur Votraw, Pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Church, effective July 31, 2012

The following are recent appointments as indicated by date:

• Alciati, Fr. Paul J.

Presently: Administrator, St. Margaret’s Church in Homer

New assignment: Pastor, St. Margaret’s Church in Homer, effective 6/29/2012


• Bourgeois, Rev. Donald

Presently: Parochial Vicar, St. Ambrose Church, Endicott

New assignment: Pastor, St. Ambrose Church, Endicott, effective 6/29/2012


• Canorro, Rev. John

Presently: Pastor of St. Anne, Mother of Mary, Mexico

Additional Responsibility: Pastor, Christ our Light Church, Pulaski , effective 6/29/2012


• Celentano, Fr. Christopher

Presently: Administrator, St.Michael’s Church, Central Square & St. Agnes Church, Brewerton

New assignment: Pastor St. Michael’s Church, Central Square & St. Agnes Church, Brewerton, effective, 6/29/2012


• Currie, Fr. Charles

Presently: Pastor, St. Ambrose Church, Endicott

New assignment: Administrator, Immaculate Conception, Greene & St. Joseph’s Church in Oxford, effective 6/29/2012


• Gantley, Rev. Mark

Presently: Administrator, St. John’s Church, Bainbridge & St. Agnes Mission, Afton

New assignment: Returning to Hawaii serving as Judicial Vicar, effective 6/29/2012


• Kreinheder, Fr. Gregory

Presently: Administrator, St. Joseph Church & St. Stephen’s Church, Oswego

New assignment: Pastor, St. Joseph Church & St. Stephen’s Church, effective 6/29/2012


• Maloney, Fr. Kevin

Presently: Administrator, St. Agatha Church, Canastota

New assignment: Pastor, St. Agatha Church, Canastota, effective 6/29/2012


• McGrath, Fr. Thomas

Presently: Retired

New assignment: Administrator, St. Mary of the Lake, Skaneateles, effective 6/29/2012


• Mucha, Fr. Josef

Presently: Administrator, Christ Our Light Church, Pulaski

Returning to ministry in the Diocese of Rzeszow, Poland, effective 6/29/2012


• Muscalino, Fr. Daniel C.

Presently: Administrator, St. Francis Xavier Church, Marcellus

New assignment: Pastor, St. Francis Xavier Church, Marcellus, effective 6/29/2012


• O’Connor, Fr. Joseph M.

Presently: Director of Office of Vocation Promotion

Additional Responsibility: Secretary to the Bishop, effective 6/29/2012


• Rose, Fr. John F.

Presently: Spritual Director at St. Luke’s Institute, Maryland

New assignment: Temporary Administrator, St. Vincent de Paul Church, Syracuse, effective 8/01/2012


• Schoenhofen, Fr. Darr

Presently: Pastor, St. Mary of the Lake, Skaneateles

New assignment: Administrator, St. John’s Church, Bainbridge & St. Agnes Mission, Afton, effective 6/29/2012


• Servatius, Fr. Thomas

Presently: Administrator, St. Augustine’s Church, Baldwinsville

New assignment: Pastor, St. Augustine’s Church, Baldwinsville, effective 6/29/2012

Remains Director of Seminary Formation


• Worn, Fr. G. Peter

Presently: Temporary Administrator, Immaculate Conception, Greene and St. Joseph’s Oxford

New assignment: Pastor, St. Joseph Church, Camillus, effective 6/29/2012


For more information, contact Danielle E. Cummings, Assistant Chancellor/Director of Communications at 315. 470.1476



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