In consultation with the Vicar for Clergy and the Priest Personnel Board, Bishop Hicks has made the following pastoral assignments:
Effective January 1, 2023:
Fr. Raymond Flores, OSA, currently incardinating, as pastor at St. Jude Parish in New Lenox
Fr. John Sponder, previously Parochial Vicar at Holy Spirit in Naperville, as Parochial Administrator at the same.
Fr. Richard Smith, previously Pastor at Holy Spirit in Naperville, as Parochial Vicar at the same.
Fr. Binu Varghese O. Praem., currently incardinating, to be Pastor at St. Philip the Apostle in Addison.
Fr. Robert Basler, O.S.A, previously Pastor at St. Jude in New Lennox, as Parochial Vicar at St. Walter in Roselle.
Effective July 1, 2023:
Fr. Brad Baker, currently Pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul in Naperville, to be Pastor of Holy Family in Shorewood.
Fr. Tuan Van Nguyen, currently Pastor of St. Mary in Minooka, to be Pastor of St Peter in Itasca.
Fr. Shaun Cieslik, currently Parochial Vicar at St. Mary Gostyn in Downers Grove, to be Pastor at the same.
Fr. Matt Nathan, currently completing further studies, to be pastor at St. Pius X in Lombard.
Please pray for these priests and parishes in this time of transition.