Most Reverend John Noonan, having carefully assessed the needs of the People of God in the Diocese of Orlando and after careful consultation with the Christian Faithful and the Priest Personnel Board, makes the following pastoral appointments in accord with the 1983 Code of Canon Law.

 

 

2021

Bishop John Noonan has released Father Jorge Torres to serve as Evangelization & Catechesis Specialist of the Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, effective July 12, 2021.

  • Father Tom Walden is appointed parochial administrator of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Parish, Melbourne, effective July 1, 2021.
  • Father Robinson Herrera, S.D.V. is appointed parochial vicar of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish, Apopka, effective July 1, 2021.

Bishop John Noonan accepted the retirement requests of Monsignor John Bluett, pastor of St. Stephen Catholic Church, Winter Springs, and Father Charles Deeney, O.M.I., pastor of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Mt. Dora, effective June 13, 2021.  He accepted the retirement request of Father Barry Dowd who assists at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, effective June 30, 2021.

Bishop John Noonan is pleased to announce the following appointments effective June 14, 2021:

  • Father Matthew Mello is appointed Vicar Forane (Dean) of the Eastern Deanery.
  • Father John Bosco Maison is appointed a member of the Priests’ Personnel Board.
  • Father Tim LaBo is appointed canonical administrator of St. Joseph Catholic Parish, Winter Haven.
  • Father Jose Bautista as pastor of St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Parish, Orlando.
  • Father John Giel as pastor of St. Stephen Catholic Parish, Winter Springs.
  • Father Matthew Hawkins as parochial administrator of St. Paul Catholic Parish, Leesburg.
  • Father Jose Munoz as pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Parish, Kissimmee.
  • Father Martin Nguyen as parochial administrator of Holy Family Catholic Parish, Orlando.
  • Father Jimson Varghese, S.D.V. as pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Mount Dora.
  • Father Francis Amponsah as parochial vicar of St. Paul Catholic Parish, Leesburg.
  • Father Raul Caga, S.V.D. as parochial vicar of St. John Vianney Catholic Parish, Orlando.
  • Father Edwin Cardona as parochial vicar of Holy Cross Catholic Parish, Orlando.
  • Father Alvin Erni as parochial vicar to three parishes of Lakeland, St. Anthony, St. Joseph, and Resurrection.
  • Father Enrique Guerra Carrion as parochial vicar of St. Isaac Jogues Catholic Parish, Orlando.
  • Father Mark Librizzi as parochial vicar of St. Mary Catholic Parish, Rockledge.
  • Father Roberto Marquez as parochial vicar of St. James Cathedral, Orlando.
  • Father Francisco Ojeda as parochial vicar of Annunciation Catholic Parish, Altamonte Springs.
  • Father Hermogenes Sargado, S.D.V. as parochial vicar of St. Patrick Catholic Parish, Mt. Dora.
  • Father Nathanael Soliven as parochial vicar of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Parish, Orlando.

  • Bishop John Noonan is pleased to announce the appointment is Reverend Deog Su Han as pastor of St. Ignatius Kim Catholic Mission, effective February 5, 2021.
  • Bishop John Noonan is also pleased to appoint the associate directors of the Office of Vocations. These priests will continue in their parish ministries as well as serve the Office of Vocations:
    • Reverend Blake Britton
    • Reverend Matthew Hawkins
    • Reverend Martin Nguyen
    • Reverend Derek Saldanha
  • Bishop John Noonan is pleased to announce the appointment of Reverend John Bosco Maison as pastor of Ascension Catholic Parish, effective March 1, 2021.
  • Bishop John Noonan is pleased to announce the appointment of Reverend Karl Bergin as pastor of Epiphany Catholic Parish, effective March 1, 2021.
  • Reverend Luis Salazar is appointed parochial administrator of Holy Redeemer Parish, Kissimmee, effective March 15, 2021
  • Reverend Jorge Torres is appointed pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Melbourne, effective March 15, 2021
  • Reverend Blake Britton is appointed parochial vicar to multiple parishes in Lakeland, effective March 15, 2021
  • Reverend Derek Saldanha is appointed parochial administrator of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, St. Cloud, effective March 18, 2021.