Headline Coat of Arms of the Edmonton Archdiocese

June 4, 2012

Following are the appointments of priests in the Edmonton Archdiocese. The appointments are effective Aug. 8 unless otherwise indicated,

St. Angela Parish & St. Edmund Parish, Edmonton
Father Patrick Baska

St. Joseph's Basilica, Edmonton
Father Miguel Irizar, associate pastor

St. Michael-Resurrection Parish, Edmonton
Father Mitch Fidyka

Paroisse Saint-Thomas d'Aquin, Edmonton
Salvatorian Father Krzysztof Sobanski

St. Vital Parish, Beaumont
Father Len Cadieux (effective June 1)

St. Anthony Parish, Drayton Valley, Evansburg, Mayerthorpe
Father Gary Lee

Sacred Heart Parish, Edson
Father Joselito Cantal

Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Enoch, St. Alexander, Alexis, Lac Ste. Anne, Paul Band
Oblate Father Leszek Kwiatkowski

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Jasper
To be announced

St. Stephen Parish, Lacombe, Ponoka
Pallotine Father Chris Gnanaprakasam

St. Anthony Parish, Lloydminster
Father Louis Fowoyo
Father Marek Filipzcuk, associate pastor

St. Mary's Parish, Provost, Consort
Pallotine Father Mahesh Rathinasamy

St. Matthew Parish, Rocky Mountain House, Caroline, Evergreen
Father Christian Nwaigwe

Holy Family Parish, St. Albert
Salvatorian Father Kazimierz Kubat
Father Tomasz Puslecki, associate pastor

Holy Trinity Parish, Spruce Grove
Father Jan Sobkowicz
Father Joseph MacLean, associate pastor

Christ-King Parish, Stettler, Bashaw, Castor
Father Donatus Ihekwoaba


Father Leo Cordeau, current pastor of St. Edmund Parish, Edmonton, retires from full-time ministry.

Sulpician Father Shayne Craig, current rector of St. Joseph Seminary, is granted a sabbatical year (effective June 15).

Father Dean Dowle, current associate pastor of St. Joseph's Basilica, is assigned to graduate studies in canon law at St. Paul University in Ottawa.

Father Eduardo Escober is appointed part-time chaplain at the University of Alberta Hospital and part-time associate pastor of St. Anthony Parish & St. Agnes Parish, Edmonton.

Spiritan Father Francis Folleh, pastor of St. Vital Parish, Beaumont, concludes his term of service in the archdiocese.

Father Stephen Hero is appointed rector of St. Joseph Seminary (effective June 15).

Father Roger Keeler teaches canon law at the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas, and assists the Archdiocese of San Antonio interdiocesan tribunal.

Father Andrew Lukaszewicz MSF, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Edson, is retiring and thus concludes his term of service in the archdiocese.

Father Arlan Parenteau provides priestly assistance to parishes in the Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort Smith.

Father Stefano Penna, Newman Theological College vice-president for advancement and development, is granted a sabbatical year (effective June 15).

Father Raymond Sevigny, current pastor of Paroisse Saint-Thomas d'Aquin, Edmonton, retires from full-time ministry.

Father Paul Terrio is appointed president of Newman Theological College, in addition to his responsibilities as director of the Office of Vocations (effective June 15).


Carlos Nunez, Assumption Parish, Edmonton and assistant archdiocesan master of ceremonies.

Luan Dinh Vu, St. Edmund Parish, Edmonton.

Matthew Hysell, St. Thomas More Parish, Edmonton.