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Archbishop Vlazny announces new pastoral assignments
Kristen Hannum

Archbishop John Vlazny has announced the new pastoral assignments this week. Reassignments take effect July 1.

Father Ron Millican, who teaches at Central Catholic and is the priest moderator at St. Mary's, Vernonia, will be the new pastor of St. Pius X Parish, Portland. The parish's current pastor, Father Neil Moore, is retiring.

In Molalla, Father Edward Altstock will be reassigned. Father Ed Coleman will be St. James' new pastor. Father Coleman was previously pastor of St. Anthony, Forest Grove. Father Elwin Schwab will go there.

Father Schwab comes to Forest Grove from St. Frederic Parish, St. Helens. Father Heiko Junge will be the new pastor there. Father Junge was previously parochial vicar at St. Pius X.

Benedictine Father Cosmas White will be the new pastor at St. Paul Parish in Silverton. The Benedictine Fathers have taken responsibility for the parish. Former pastor Father Cathal Brennan is retiring.

Father Cosmas comes to Silverton from St. Agatha Parish in Southeast Portland. Father Joe Baccellieri, pastor of St. Agatha's neighbor, Sacred Heart Parish, will be pastor of both those parishes. In addition, Father Tim Murphy, president of Central Catholic, will be in residence at St. Agatha's. Father Murphy has been commuting to Central from Our Lady of the Lake in Lake Oswego.

Father Mark Bachmeier will be pastor of St. Mary Parish, Eugene. He's now pastor of St. Mary Star of the Sea in Astoria. Father Richard Thompson, now a parochial vicar at St. Cecilia's, Beaverton, will move to Astoria to become pastor there.

Father Scott Vandehey, formerly pastor of St. Mary Parish, Eugene, will be the new pastor of St. Cecilia's. The present pastor of St. Cecilia's, Father Dennis O'Donovan, will go to St. Philip Benizi Parish in Redland.

Father Ted Weber, the current pastor at St. Philip's, is retiring.

Father Timothy Mockaitis, pastor of St. Paul Parish, Eugene, will move to Portland, where he will become vocations director and moderator at St. Mary, Vernonia.

Father Steve Clovis, pastor of St. Wenceslaus, Scappoose, will become pastor of St. Paul's, Eugene.

Father Jim Stange, parochial vicar at St. Mary's, Eugene, will become pastor of St. Wenceslaus.

Father John McGrann, who is already serving at St. Jude's Parish in Eugene on a temporary basis, will remain there as pastor.

Father Joe Neuville is retiring once again, this time from his post as administrator at St. Michael Church in Grand Ronde, where he stepped in on a temporary basis.

Augustinian Father Ray Elam, parochial vicar at Sacred Heart in Medford, will take on the pastorate at Grand Ronde.

Father Michael Patrick, who has been working as a canon lawyer in the Marriage Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Portland, will become pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Portland. Father Frank Knusel, current pastor, whose health has suffered in recent years, will take a medical leave.

Father Mark Cach, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish, Medford, will go to St. Alexander, Cornelius, as its new co-pastor.

Father Luan Tran, parochial administrator of St. Mary Cathedral Parish, will become pastor of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Rainier.

Father Altstock, 67, is a Portland native who attended seminary at Mount Angel, St. Edward's and St. Thomas in Kenmore, Wash. He was ordained in 1959 at St. Mary Cathedral by Archbishop Edward Howard. Since then, his assignments have included serving as pastor of Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Rainier, St. Mary Star of the Sea in Astoria, St. John's in Reedsport, St. Boniface in Sublimity and St. James in Molalla.

Father Bachmeier, 38, was ordained in 1989 at St. Mary Cathedral by Archbishop William Levada. Father Bachmeier was born in Devil's Lake, N.D., and attended seminary at Mount Angel. After assignments as parochial vicar and misionero, he was named pastor of St. Mary Star of the Sea, Astoria, in 1993.

Father Baccellieri, 58, is also Portland-born and -raised, graduating from Central Catholic High School. He attended Mount Angel and St. Thomas Seminaries. He was ordained in 1966 by Archbishop Howard. He worked for several years at Central Catholic High School before being named administrator and then pastor of St. Therese Parish, Portland. Other assignments include being pastor of St. Francis, Sherwood, and co-pastor of the North Portland Catholic Community.

Father Brennan was born in 1928 in Galway, Ireland. He was naturalized an American citizen in 1963. He attended seminary at All Hallows Seminary, Dublin, and Mount Angel. He was incardinated into the Portland Archdiocese in 1955 and has served at many parishes, most recently at St. Paul, Silverton (1972-78); St. Alice, Springfield (1978-88); Holy Cross, Portland (1988-98) and back to St. Paul, Silverton, this past year.

Father Cach, 42, was born in Oregon City and raised in Milwaukie. He attended Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash., and Mount Angel Seminary. He was ordained in 1983 at St. Mary Cathedral by Archbishop Cornelius Power. His work since then has been as parochial vicar, misionero and pastor of parishes and misions that most recently include St. Patrick, Independence; Mision San Patricio; and Sacred Heart in Medford.

Father Clovis, 36, is also a Central Catholic High School graduate. He attended the St. John Vianney House of Studies and the North American College in Rome. He was ordained in 1989 by Archbishop Levada. He returned to teach at Central for several years, while in residence and helping out at various Portland-area parishes. He was named co-pastor of St. Francis, Portland, in 1995, and pastor of St. Wenceslaus, Scappoose, in 1996.

Father Coleman, 46, originally hails from Salem. He attended seminary at Mount Angel and was ordained in 1986 at St. Mary Cathedral by Archbishop Levada. His assignments have included being parochial vicar, misionero and pastor. Most recently he was pastor of St. Paul, Silverton (1992-98) and St. Anthony, Forest Grove (since 1998).

Father Elam was born in 1943 in Santa Maria, Calif. He attended Villanova Prep School and Villanova College, both Augustinian institutions. He also attended seminary at the Washington Theological Coalition in Washington, D.C. He was ordained in 1970 in San Diego. His assignments have included working as director of the Augustinian Guild in San Diego from 1984 to 1991; pastor of St. Joseph, Roseburg, (1991-98) and since last year, parochial vicar of Sacred Heart Parish, Medford.

Father Junge, 32, moved to Oregon from California with his family in 1972. He graduated from Marist High School in Eugene. He attended seminary at Mount Angel and was ordained in 1994 at St. Paul Church, Eugene, by Bishop Kenneth Steiner. He has served at St. Charles, Portland; St. Henry's, Gresham; and as parochial vicar at St. Pius X, Portland.

Father Knusel was born in 1941 in Portland. He attended Mount Angel Seminary and was ordained in 1973 at St. Wenceslaus Parish, Scappoose. He has worked closely with Spanish-speaking Catholics in Oregon, in the Vicariate San Salvador, at St. Alexander Parish in Cornelius, and at Mision Guadalupe. He has served as St. Patrick's administrator since 1985.

Father McGrann was born in 1941 in Seattle. He attended Washington State's St. Edwards and St. Thomas Seminary, and was ordained in 1967 by Bishop Bernard Topel in Pomeroy, Wash., for the Diocese of Spokane. He has worked in Spokane and nearby communities as associate pastor and pastor of various parishes and as director of family life for the diocese. He then worked in San Francisco at Kairos Support for Caregivers from 1988 to 1997, and at San Domenico School the following year. He arrived in the Portland Archdiocese in 1998 to become administrator of St. Jude Parish after its pastor, Father Peter Roerig, died.

Father Millican, 45, attended Mount Angel and St. John's Seminary. He was ordained in 1981 by Archbishop Power. His assignments since then have included working as associate pastor of St. John's, Milwaukie, and as a teacher at Central Catholic.

Father Mockaitis was born in 1951 in Chicago and attended seminary at St. Vincent de Paul in Lemont, Ill., St. Mary's in Perryville, Mo., and Mount Angel. He was ordained in 1978 at St. Mary's Church in Pendleton by Bishop Thomas Connolly for the Diocese of Baker. He was incardinated into the Archdiocese of Portland in 1993. He served at several churches in Eastern Oregon, including Our Lady of the Valley in La Grande, St. Peter's in The Dalles, and St. Francis of Assisi in Milton Freewater. After transfering to the Portland Archdiocese, he worked as parochial vicar at St. Cecilia's, Beaverton; as administrator at St. Paul, Eugene; and then as pastor there.

Father Moore, 68, is another Central Catholic alumnus. He also attended Mount Angel Seminary and was ordained in 1960 by Archbishop Howard. His most recent assignments include St. Helen's, Sweet Home (1972-76), Sacred Heart, Newport ('76-82), St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Aloha ('82-95), St. Wenceslaus, Scappoose ('95-96) and St. Pius X, Portland ('96-99). Father Moore was founding priest of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Aloha.

Father Murphy, Central Catholic's president, was born in Portland in 1940 and is another Central Catholic graduate. He attended St. Thomas Seminary in Washington and was ordained in 1967 by Archbishop Robert Dwyer. He began teaching at Central Catholic High School in 1968, and became the school's principal in 1990 and its president in 1995.

Father Neuville was born in 1921 in Bozeman, Mont. He attended Mount Angel High School Seminary and College; and St. Edward's Seminary in Kenmore, Wash. He was ordained in 1946 at St. Mary Cathedral by Archbishop Howard. He worked as a teacher, counselor and administrator at Central Catholic High School from 1946 to 1967. His most recent pastorships have been at Immaculate Conception, Stayton (1983-86) and St. John the Baptist, Milwaukie (1986-96). He retired in 1996, but has worked as administrator at Good ShepherdñSt. Michael parishes in Sheridan and Grond Ronde since 1998 because of the need there.

Father O'Donovan was born in Omaha, Neb., in 1941 and attended Conception Seminary in Conception, Mo., and the St. Meinrad School of Theology in St. Meinrad, Ind., and Catholic University in Washington, D.C. He was ordained in 1969 at Mount Michael Abbey in Elkhorn, Neb., by Archbishop Daniel Sheehan for the Benedictine Order. He was incardinated into the Portland Archdiocese in 1979. Since then, he has served as associate pastor of St. Mary's, Albany ('79-82); pastor of St. Anthony, Forest Grove ('82-89) and St. Cecilia, Beaverton ('89-99).

Father Patrick studied at Our Lady of Lanka National Seminary in Candy, Sri Lanka. He was ordained a priest in 1983 and has worked at parishes and taught at seminary since that time. He came to St. Paul University in Ottawa, Canada, in 1991 to study canon law and do pastoral work. Father Patrick moved to the Portland Archdiocese last year and has worked in the Marriage Tribunal as a canon lawyer. He will continue to work in the tribunal in addition to his parish assignment.

Father Schwab was born in 1934 in Portland. He attended Mount Angel Seminary, St. Edward's and St. Thomas Seminaries in Kenmore. He was ordained in 1960 by Archbishop Howard. His most recent assignments have been as pastor of Our Lady of the Mountain, Ashland (1973-78); Shepherd of the Valley in Central Point (1978-86) and St. Frederic in St. Helens (1987-99).

Father Stange, 47, was born in Milwaukee, Wis. He moved to Oregon in 1969 and attended Mount Angel Seminary, beginning classes in 1987. He was ordained at St. John the Apostle Church in Oregon City by Archbishop Levada in 1995. He served as assistant pastor at St. Mary, Eugene, from 1995 to 1998.

Father Thompson, 49, is from Bend and converted to Catholicism in 1985. He attended Mount Angel and was ordained in 1995 at St. John the Apostle in Oregon City by Archbishop Levada. He has served at St. Cecilia's since his ordination, where he has been involved in establishing a ministry to the Spanish-speaking community.

Father Tran, 35, was ordained in 1994 by Archbishop Levada. He has served as parochial vicar at St. Mary, Corvallis, (1994-95) and at St. Mary Cathedral (1995-99).

Father Vandehey was born in 1939 in Forest Grove. He attended Mount Angel and St. Thomas Seminary in Kenmore, and also Seattle University. He was ordained in 1966 at St. Mary Cathedral by Archbishop Howard. His most recent assignments have been as pastor of Holy Name Parish, Coquille (1976-79); Holy Redeemer, North Bend (1979-87); and St. Mary, Eugene (1987-99).

Father Weber was born in 1929 in Portland and attended Mount Angel high school and seminary, and St. Edward's in Washington. He was ordained in 1955 by Archbishop Howard. His most recent assignments were at Christ the King Parish in Milwaukie (1974-85); Our Lady of the Lake in Lake Oswego (1985-91); Queen of Peace, Portland (1991-93); Holy Family, Portland (1993-96); and St. Philip Benizi, Redland (1996-99).

Father Cosmas was born in 1929 in Manhasset, Long Island. After graduating from St. Dominic High School in Oyster Bay, he joined the army and served 18 months in occupied Japan. He then attended the Jesuit-run Fordham University and Mount Angel. He was ordained a Benedictine in 1961 and taught for three years at the Mount Angel Prep School. He then went to Tillamook Catholic High School, where he taught for three years and then became principal. Then came five years at the St. Benedict Priory, then in Twin Falls, Idaho. In 1977 he was assigned to St. Agatha's, where he has served ever since.

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