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Clergy assignments

May 20, 2015

Bishop Paul D. Sirba has made the following clergy assignments:

Effective May 31, 2015:

Father Eric Hastings, from pastor of St. Benedict, Duluth, and judicial vicar and chancellor, to a leave of absence.

Effective July 15, 2015:

Father Steven Laflamme, from studies for his license in canon law at the Catholic University in Washington, D.C., to pastor of Holy Spirit, Two Harbors, and St. Mary, Silver Bay.

Father Michael Lyons, from pastor of Holy Spirit, Two Harbors, and St. Mary, Silver Bay, to retirement.

Father Peter Lambert, from pastor of St. Louis, Floodwood; St. Mary, Meadowlands; and Immaculate Conception, Cromwell-Wright, to residence.

Father Pio Antonio, from residence at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary to pastor of St. Louis, Floodwood; St. Mary, Meadowlands; and Immaculate Conception, Cromwell-Wright. Father Antonio was incardinated into the Diocese of Duluth March 31, 2015.

Father Joel Hastings, from pastor of St. Rose, Proctor, and St. Philip Neri, Saginaw, to pastor of St. Benedict, Duluth.

Father Joseph Sobolik, from pastor of St. Raphael, Duluth, to pastor of St. Raphael, Duluth; St. Rose, Proctor; and St. Philip Neri, Saginaw.

Father Paul Larson, from pastor of St. Mary, Deer River; St. Joseph, Ball Club; and Sacred Heart, Federal Dam, to pastor of Holy Family, McGregor, and Our Lady of Fatima, McGrath.

Father Anthony Craig, from studies for his license in marriage and family at the John Paul II Institute in Washington, D.C., to pastor of St. Mary, Deer River; St. Joseph, Ball Club; and Sacred Heart, Federal Dam, and to assist in the Marriage and Family Life Office.

Father Paul Fruth, from pastor of Holy Family, McGregor, and Our Lady of Fatima, McGrath, to retirement.

Father Stephen Solors, from administrator of St. Mary, Willow River, and St. Isidore, Sturgeon Lake, to sabbatical.

Father Kristoffer McKusky, from pastor of Holy Angels, Moose Lake, to pastor of Holy Angels, Moose Lake; St. Mary, Willow River; and St. Isidore, Sturgeon Lake.