Regina clergy moves announced
By Frank Flegel
REGINA — The Regina archdiocese is losing four priests and a parish
minister in the 2012 clergy moves announced by Archbishop Daniel Bohan.
Revs. Thomas Nguyen from Holy Cross Parish, Regina, and James Olowagba
from Christ the Redeemer Parish, Swift Current, will leave for two years
to study Canon Law at St. Paul’s University, Ottawa.
Revs. Emmett Morrissey of Regina’s Blessed Sacrament Parish and
Gary Kuntz from St. Jean Baptiste are retiring and Sister Jacqueline
Lussier, CSC, is retiring as parish minister at Our Lady of Seven Sorrows,
Lampman. Rev. Keith Heiberg’s extended leave is continuing.
Rev. Barry Anwender continues at Little Flower Parish,
Regina, and adds Holy Cross Parish. Rev. J. B Okai takes on St. Jean
Baptiste and continues at St. Peter’s.
Our Lady of Seven Sorrows, Lampman, is taken over by Rev. Leonardo Tamayo,
Jr. who moves from St. Joseph, Indian Head, and assumes responsibility
for Sacred Heart Parish, Benson; Our Lady of LaSalette, Forget; and Mary
Queen of the Apostles, Maryland.
Rev. George (Varki) Thattuparampil, MST, moves from Holy
Rosary Cathedral to become pastor of St. Joseph’s, Indian Head; St. Columbkille,
Grenfell; Immaculate Conception, Qu’Appelle; St. Anne, Wolseley;
and Carry the Kettle First Nation.
Rev. Ron Andree moves from Our Lady of Sorrows, Fort Qu’Appelle,
to Holy Trinity Parish, Regina. Rev. Richard Jasiak leaves Holy Trinity
and becomes pastor of Christ the Redeemer Parish, Swift Current. Rev.
Louis Nguyen leaves St. Joseph’s, Moose Jaw, and becomes pastor
of Our Lady of Sorrows, St. John in Balcarres and Sacred Heart, Lebret.
Rev. Thomas Mutavanattu departs St. John the Baptist, Estevan, where
he was associate priest, to become administrator of St. Mary, Grayson;
St. Elizabeth, Killaly; St. Michael, Lemberg; Sacred Heart of Mary, Marievale;
and the First Nations communities in Cowesses, Ochapawace and Kahkewistahew.
Rev. Maurice Minne comes out of retirement in Gravelbourg for a one-year
appointment as administrator of St. Joseph, Hodgeville, and St. Charles,
Rev. Guy Amedee Ainemon, SMA, becomes pastor of Notre Dame
Ponteix; Our Lady of Confidence, Cadillac; St. Anne, Lac Pelletier; and
St. Joseph in Vanguard. Ainemon is from the Ivory Coast and was associate
priest for about a year with Rev. Carignan, who died in a vehicle accident
Rev. Ken Koep takes on sacramental ministry for St. Martin and St. Anne
parishes, Regina, and Msgr. Ken Miller takes on Sunday ministry at Santa
Maria Nursing home, Regina.
Deacon Barry Wood is Assisting Deacon at Regina’s
Holy Rosary Cathedral and Deacon Joe Lang is Assisting Deacon at Resurrection
Unless otherwise noted, all postings take affect August 1 and are for six years. No replacement has been announced for Blessed Sacrament Church. More appointments are expected later this summer.