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Clergy assignments

Jun 1, 2018

Bishop Paul D. Sirba has announced the following clergy assignments, effective Wednesday, July 11.

  • Father James Bissonette, pastor of St. James, Duluth, to pastor of St. Raphael, Duluth, and St. Rose, Proctor.

  • Father Drew Braun, pastor of St. John, Grand Marais, and Holy Rosary, Grand Portage, to pastor of St. John, Duluth, and St. Joseph, Gnesen.

  • Father David Forsman, pastor of St. James, Aitkin; Our Lady of Fatima, Garrison; and Holy Family, Hillman, to pastor of St. James, Aitkin; Holy Family, McGregor; and Our Lady of Fatima, McGrath.

  • Father Elias Gieske, pastor of St. Joseph, Crosby, and St. Joseph, Deerwood, to pastor of St. Joseph, Crosby; St. Joseph, Deerwood; Our Lady of Fatima, Garrison; and Holy Family, Hillman.

  • Father Seth Gogolin, pastor of St. Cecilia, Nashwauk, and Mary Immaculate, Coleraine, to pastor of St. Joseph, Grand Rapids, and St. Augustine, Cohasset.

  • Father Richard Kunst, pastor of St. John, Duluth, and St. Joseph, Gnesen, to pastor of St. James, Duluth.

  • Father Steven Langenbrunner, parochial vicar at St. James, Duluth, to pastor of St. John, Grand Marais, and Holy Rosary, Grand Portage.

  • Father Kuriakose Nediakala MCBS, pastor of Holy Family, McGregor, and Our Lady of Fatima, McGrath, to return to his religious community in India.

  • Father Joseph Sobolik, pastor of St. Raphael, Duluth, and St. Rose, Proctor, to pastor of St. Cecilia, Nashwauk, and Mary Immaculate, Coleraine.

  • Father Jerome Weiss, pastor of St. Joseph, Grand Rapids, and St. Augustine, Cohasset, to retirement.

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