Archdiocese Of Portland Priest Assignments St

PORTLAND---Bishop Robert P. Deeley has announced six priest assignments and a retirement with effective dates noted.

Assignments

Effective July 1, 2017, Fr. Edward R. Clifford has been appointed pastor of St. Joseph Parish (St. Joseph Church, Bridgton; St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Fryeburg) and St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish (St. Catherine of Sienna Church, Norway; Our Lady of Ransom Church, Mechanic Falls; St. Mary Church, Oxford). Since August of 2016, he has served as parochial vicar of St. Michael Parish (St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Augusta; St. Augustine Church, Augusta; St. Joseph Church, Gardiner; Sacred Heart Church, Hallowell; St. Denis Church, Whitefield; St. Francis Xavier Church, Winthrop). A native of Shawmut, he attended Yarmouth High School but graduated from high school in Milford, Ohio, in 1981. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Dayton in Ohio and a master’s degree in public administration at the University of Maine in Orono. In 2014, he earned a second master’s degree (divinity) from Pope Saint John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Massachusetts. Fr. Clifford was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Robert P. Deeley on June 14, 2014, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland. Upon his ordination, Fr. Clifford was named parochial vicar for the Portland Peninsula and Island Parishes (Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Portland; Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Parish, Portland; St. Christopher Parish, Peaks Island; St. Louis Parish, Portland; St. Peter Parish, Portland). Prior to entering the seminary, he had a 20-year career in municipal government, serving local governments in executive positions in Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania; Norwich, Connecticut; and Biddeford.


Effective July 1, 2017Fr. Jean-Paul Labrie has been appointed pastor of St. John Vianney Parish (St. Louis Church, Fort Kent; St. Mary Church, Eagle Lake; St. Charles Borromeo Church, St. Francis; St. Joseph Church, Wallagrass). Since July of 2009, Fr. Labrie has served as pastor of the Parish of the Precious Blood (Holy Rosary Church, Caribou; Sacred Heart Church, Caribou; Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Presque Isle; Our Lady of the Lake Church, Portage; St. Catherine Church, Washburn; St. Denis Church, Fort Fairfield; St. Joseph Church, Mars Hill; St. Louis Church, Limestone; St. Mark Church, Ashland; St. Theresa Church, Stockholm). Born in Frenchville, Fr. Labrie attended grammar schools in Frenchville and Fort Kent before graduating from Wisdom High School in St. Agatha. He completed his clerical studies at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, Maryland, and St. Paul Seminary in Ottawa, Ontario. He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Amédée W. Proulx on May 23, 1982, at St. Luce Church in Frenchville. Upon his ordination, Fr. Labrie was assigned to Holy Family Parish in Lewiston as an associate pastor. In July of 1985, he was appointed parochial vicar of St. Andre Parish in Biddeford, where he also served as chaplain at the University of New England. Fr. Labrie would also be appointed administrator (1987) and pastor (1988) of St. Andre during his time in Biddeford. In August of 1989, Fr. Labrie was named pastor of St. Louis Parish in Fort Kent. In December of 1991, in addition to his duties at St. Louis Parish, he was also assigned with providing pastoral care to Holy Family Parish in Daigle. In June of 1995, he was appointed pastor of Holy Family in addition to remaining pastor of St. Louis. In 1998, he was appointed pastor of St. Matthew Parish in Hampden and St. Gabriel Parish in Winterport. In July of 2003, Fr. Labrie was named pastor of Holy Rosary Parish in Caribou, St. Denis Parish in Fort Fairfield, and St. Louis Parish in Limestone. In July of 2009, he was also appointed pastor of the other churches that now comprise the Parish of the Precious Blood (all churches in the parish listed above).


Effective July 1, 2017, Fr. James L. Nadeau has been appointed pastor of Christ the King Parish (Notre Dame de Lourdes Church, Skowhegan; St. Peter Church, Bingham; St. Sebastian Church, Madison). He currently serves as pastor of St. John Vianney Parish (St. Louis Church, Fort Kent; St. Mary Church, Eagle Lake; St. Charles Borromeo Church, St. Francis; St. Joseph Church, Wallagrass). Born in Caribou, he graduated from Caribou High School before earning a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1983. He completed his clerical studies at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Italy, and also earned S.T.B. and S.T.L. degrees from the Gregorian University in Rome. He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Edward C. O’Leary on July 9, 1988, at Holy Rosary Church in Caribou. His first assignment was as parochial vicar of St. Louis Parish in Fort Kent. In August of 1989, he was appointed parochial vicar of St. Andre Parish in Biddeford, where he also served as chaplain at the University of New England. In November of 1993, Fr. Nadeau was appointed temporary administrator of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Portland. In May of 1994, he was named rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. In August of 2005, Fr. Nadeau was appointed administrator of St. Louis Parish in Fort Kent, St. Charles Borromeo Parish in St. Francis, St. Mary Parish in Eagle Lake, and St. Joseph Parish in Wallagrass (the churches that now comprise St. John Vianney Parish, where Fr. Nadeau still serves in the role of pastor). In 2014, Fr. Nadeau was named the recipient of the Maine Educational Opportunity Association Achiever Award for his educational accomplishments as well as his dedication to providing educational opportunities for low-income and first generation college-bound students who hope to find success in higher education. Fr. Nadeau is also a knight commander of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, a worldwide charitable organization that supports Christian schools in the Holy Land.


Effective July 1, 2017, Fr. Kent R. Ouellette has been appointed pastor of St. Agnes Parish (St. Agnes Church, Island Falls; St. Paul Church, Patten) and St. Mary of the Visitation Parish in Houlton. He is currently parochial vicar at Notre Dame du Mont Carmel Parish (St. David Church, Madawaska; St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Madawaska; St. Gerard-Mt. Carmel Church, Grand Isle), Our Lady of the Valley Parish (St. Agatha Church, St. Agatha; St. Joseph Church, Sinclair; St. Luce Church, Frenchville; St. Michael Church, Birchpoint), and St. Peter Chanel Parish (St. Bruno-St. Remi Church, Van Buren; St. Joseph Church, Hamlin). A native of St. Francis, Fr. Ouellette is a graduate of St. Francis Elementary School, Fort Kent High School and the University of Maine at Orono, where he earned a BSEE degree. He holds a master’s of divinity degree from St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, Maryland. He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Richard J. Malone on June 4, 2005, at St. Charles Borromeo Church in St. Francis. Upon his ordination, Fr. Ouellette was named parochial vicar of St. Andre, St. Joseph, and St. Mary parishes, all in Biddeford. In July of 2007, in addition to his duties at the three Biddeford parishes, he was also named parochial vicar at Notre Dame de Lourdes Church in Saco. In November of 2008, he was appointed parochial vicar at the churches that now comprise St. Paul the Apostle Parish (St. John Church, Bangor; St. Mary Church, Bangor; St. Teresa Church, Brewer; St. Joseph Church, Brewer, St. Gabriel Church, Winterport; St. Matthew Church, Hampden). In July of 2010, he was named administrator of Our Lady of the Snows Parish (St. Anne Church, Dexter; St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Dover-Foxcroft; SS Francis Xavier & Paul the Apostle Church, Milo) and St. Agnes Parish in Pittsfield. Since June of 2013, Fr. Ouellette has served at his current assignment at Notre Dame du Mont Carmel Parish, Our Lady of the Valley Parish, and St. Peter Chanel Parish (churches comprising parishes listed above). Before entering the seminary, he spent 20 years as an engineer at Comterm Inc. in Maynard, Massachusetts; Sanders Associates in Nashua, New Hampshire; and both Fairchild and National Semiconductor in South Portland.


Effective July 1, 2017, Fr. David R. Raymond has been appointed pastor of the Parish of the Precious Blood (Holy Rosary Church, Caribou; Sacred Heart Church, Caribou; Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, Presque Isle; Our Lady of the Lake Church, Portage; St. Catherine Church, Washburn; St. Denis Church, Fort Fairfield; St. Joseph Church, Mars Hill; St. Louis Church, Limestone; St. Mark Church, Ashland; St. Theresa Church, Stockholm). He is currently the pastor of St. Agnes Parish (St. Agnes Church, Island Falls; St. Paul Church, Patten) and St. Mary of the Visitation Parish in Houlton. Born in Fort Kent, he attended Frenchville schools before graduating from Wisdom High School in St. Agatha. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine at Fort Kent, majoring in education and history, and was the recipient of the Presidential Award for Academic Excellence. Shortly after graduation, he entered the U.S. Peace Corps and served as a TEFL (Teaching English as a First Language) teacher in Pala, Chad. He returned home and spent 22 years as a teacher in MSAD #33 (Frenchville and St. Agatha). In addition to his work in the classroom, he also served in various capacities ranging from assistant principal to curriculum director. Fr. Raymond also holds a master’s degree in education from the University of Southern Maine in Gorham. He completed his clerical studies at Theological College, the national seminary of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he earned an S.T.B. degree. Fr. Raymond was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Joseph J. Gerry, O.S.B., on June 7, 2003, at St. Luce Church in Frenchville. Upon his ordination, Fr. Raymond was appointed parochial vicar at Holy Rosary Parish in Caribou, St. Louis Parish in Limestone, and St. Denis Parish in Fort Fairfield. In addition to his duties at the three parishes, Fr. Raymond was named parochial vicar at St. Mark Parish in Ashland, St. Mary Parish in Presque Isle, and St. Joseph Parish in Mars Hill (April 2005), and as parochial vicar at Sacred Heart Parish in Caribou and St. Theresa Parish in Stockholm (April 2007). In July of 2008, Fr. Raymond was named pastor of St. Agnes Parish (churches comprising parish listed above) and St. Mary of the Visitation Parish in Houlton, where he still serves as pastor.  


Effective July 1, 2017, Monsignor Paul F. Stefanko has been appointed pastor of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Scarborough, St. Bartholomew Parish in Cape Elizabeth, and St. John and Holy Cross Parish in South Portland. Monsignor Stefanko is currently the pastor of St. Joseph Parish (St. Joseph Church, Bridgton; St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Fryeburg) and St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish (St. Catherine of Sienna Church, Norway; Our Lady of Ransom Church, Mechanic Falls; St. Mary Church, Oxford). Monsignor Stefanko continues to serve as Judicial Vicar and Director of the Diocesan Tribunal for the Diocese of Portland, which is the court of the bishop that adjudicates ecclesiastical judicial cases, including marriage annulment cases. A native of Norwalk, Connecticut, Monsignor Stefanko attended St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, Connecticut. He also studied philosophy at St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore, Maryland; theology at The Catholic University of America and Theological College in Washington, D.C.; and Canon Law at The Catholic University of America. He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Edward C. O’Leary at St. Ladislaus Church in South Norwalk on May 15, 1976. Monsignor Stefanko’s association with the Diocesan Tribunal began in 1977 when he served as a regional auditor. He was assigned full time to the Tribunal staff in 1983. In 1989, he was appointed Adjutant Judicial Vicar and Tribunal Director, and in 1992, he was named Judicial Vicar. Monsignor Stefanko has also concurrently served in parishes as associate pastor of St. Martin of Tours Church in Millinocket (1976-1979); pastor of Sacred Heart Church in Yarmouth and St. Jude Church in Freeport (2000-2005); rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland (2005-2009); administrator of St. Peter Parish in Portland (2007-2009); and parochial vicar of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Scarborough, St. John and Holy Cross Parish in South Portland, and St. Bartholomew Parish in Cape Elizabeth (2009-2015). Since 2015, he has served as pastor of St. Joseph Parish and St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish (churches comprising parishes listed above). Monsignor Stefanko is also the former director of the Christian Life Center in Frenchville (1979-1983). In 2000, he was named a “Prelate of Honor” (i.e. a monsignor).   


Retirement

Effective July 1, 2017, Monsignor Michael J. Henchal will retire from active ministry. Monsignor Henchal currently serves as pastor of St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Scarborough, St. Bartholomew Parish in Cape Elizabeth, and St. John and Holy Cross Parish in South Portland. Born in Newton, Massachusetts, Monsignor Henchal grew up in Natick, Massachusetts, and in the Portland area before attending Cheverus High School. He completed his clerical studies at St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield, Connecticut; St. Paul Seminary in Ottawa, Ontario; and the North American College in Rome, Italy. He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Ottawa, an S.T.B. degree from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy, and a master’s degree in liturgical studies from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He was ordained to the transitional diaconate on April 29, 1972, at the North American College and served as a deacon at Ss. Peter & Paul Parish in Liverpool, England. Monsignor Henchal was ordained to the priesthood on July 14, 1973, by Bishop Peter L. Gerety at St. Joseph Parish in Lewiston. His first pastoral assignment was as associate pastor at Ss. Athanasius & St. John Parish in Rumford. In September of 1976, he was appointed associate pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Portland. In July of 1977, he was named temporary administrator of St. Agnes Parish in Pittsfield, where he would serve until September of that year when he was appointed associate pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Jay. In June of 1981, he was named associate pastor of St. Ignatius Parish in Sanford. In October of 1982, he was appointed rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland. In 1987, he departed Maine to complete his licentiate in Canon Law in Washington, D.C. Monsignor Henchal would return in June of 1989 when he was named vice chancellor and secretary to Bishop Joseph J. Gerry. In July of 1991, he was appointed co-chancellor of the diocese with Sister Rita-Mae Bissonnette, RSR. Monsignor Henchal was appointed pastor of St. Bartholomew Parish in Cape Elizabeth in 1997, St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Scarborough in 2006, and St. John and Holy Cross Parishes in South Portland in 2008. In 2000, he was named a “Prelate of Honor” (i.e. a monsignor). In addition, Monsignor Henchal has served at different times as Vicar General, Vicar Forane, chaplain to Diocesan Human Relations Services, chaplain for the diocese’s summer camping programs, and as a member of the Diocesan Ecumenical Commission, the Diocesan Liturgical Commission (as executive secretary and treasurer), the Priests Personnel Board, the Board of Catholic Charities Maine, the Board of the Sisters of Charity Health System, the Board of Saint Joseph’s College, various Diocesan Boards of Incorporators, and the College of Consultors. Monsignor Henchal was also a columnist for Church World for 18 years and has contributed a regular column to Harvest, the magazine of the Diocese of Portland, for 12 years.


Effective July 1, 2017, Fr. John C. Mazzei will retire from active ministry. Fr. Mazzei is currently administrator of Christ the King Parish (Notre Dame de Lourdes Church, Skowhegan; St. Peter Church, Bingham; St. Sebastian Church, Madison). A native of Lincoln, New Hampshire, Fr. Mazzei completed his clerical studies at Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts, and Seminário Santa Cruz do Sol in Brazil. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 9, 1992, at Paróquia Santo Inácio de Loyola de Lajeado, part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Cruz do Sol. Fr. Mazzei served as a parochial vicar in Lajeado, Brazil, from 1992 to 1998. In 1998, he was assigned as chaplain to the Brazilian community in Framingham, Massachusetts. In 1999, Fr. Mazzei was appointed parochial vicar at St. Michael Parish in Exeter, New Hampshire. From 2000 to 2002, he served as pastor of All Saints Parish in Lancaster, New Hampshire. In 2002, Fr. Mazzei was appointed chaplain to the Brazilian community at Infant Jesus Church in Nashua, New Hampshire. During six years of service at Infant Jesus, he also served as chaplain to the patients at St. Joseph Hospital and Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, both in Nashua, and at Sisters of the Presentation of Mary in Hudson, New Hampshire. Fr. Mazzei arrived in the Diocese of Portland in November of 2008 as parochial vicar of Christ the King Parish (churches comprising parish listed above) and Corpus Christi Parish in Waterville. On July 1, 2011, he was appointed administrator of Christ the King Parish, where he serves today. For 28 years, Fr. Mazzei was a religious brother for the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement.


  • Entries are Alphabetical by Last Name

    Allen, Bill    Special Ministries Department, Volunteer
    Allred, ElaineBenefits Coordinator, Human Resources
    Beckley, GaryCatholic Schools, Associate Superintendent
    Bloudek, Deacon Bill Diaconate Office
    Boyle, DinaCatholic Schools Dept., Administrative Assistant
    Boyle, Rev. JohnTribunal/Canonical Services, Adjutant Judicial Vicar
    Braulick, Michelle Director of Finance
    Brennan, Rev. Msgr.  PatrickJudicial Vicar
    Casciato, MaryFrancis Property Management Coordinator
    Cato, MattOffice of Life, Justice & Peace, Director
    Cools, DarrenCreative Services, Creative Director
    Cooper, ToddSpecial Ministries of the Archbishop, Director
    Corbett, TimCatholic Cemeteries, Director
    Corrado, PeterCatholic School Endowment Found. of Oregon, Director
    Diehm, Deacon BrianDiaconate Office, Director/Asst. for Life & Ministry
    Dygert, Br. WilliamDepartment of Catholic Schools, Director
    Eirvin, Rev. JeffreyVocations Office, Director
    Gabaldon, Kiera Support Services
    Garbitelli, Stephen V.Tribunal/Canonical Services, Director
    Garcia, Deacon FelixCoordinator of Hispanic Ministry
    Gaston, CarmenStewardship and Development, Director
    Guillen, MelindaAdministrative Assistant. Clergy Office
    Halkinrude, MakaylaHuman Resouces Analyst
    Hix, Jim Diaconate Office
    Hoang, Sr. Joanna, MTGPastoral Ministries, Admin. Assistant
    Hodgin, David Business Affairs, Property/Insurance Coordinator
    Jackson, ChristinaFinancial Service, Admin. Assistant
    Jerez, ClaudetteCreative Services, Media Services Specialist
    Johnson, RozanneArchbishop's Office, Executive Assistant
    Kazalas, LauraPrison Ministry, Volunteer
    Kerrigan, MichaelFinancial Services, Accountant
    Kidd, Jason Marriage & Family Life Office, Director
    Kiely, G. KevinGeneral Counsel
    Kwei, RhondaBusiness Affairs, Risk Management
    Lenio, MichaelFinancial Services, Auditor
    Libra, Rev. Matt Respect Life Activities, Director
    Lindaman, Heather Office Administrator, Legal Department
    Magana, Itzel  Bilingual Administrative Assistant
    Marston, MiriamInstitute for Catholic Life & Leadership Coordinator
    Martinez, SandyPastoral Ministries, Administrative Assistant
    Modlin, JileneDeaf Ministry
    Molinari, Rev. ToddVicar for Clergy
    Moreno, RolandoReligious Education & Catechesis Office, Director
    O'Connor, Rev. Msgr. GerardDivine Worship, Director
    Oliva, EmilyCreative Services, Designer
    Ouffoue, SusanTribunal, Admin. Assistant
    Poehler, SteveSenior Financial Analyst
    Rayappan, Rev. AmalrajTribunal.Canonical Services, Instructing Judge
    Ray-Timoney, JeannieCatholic Schools, Associate Superintendent
    Rea, KelseyOffice for People with Disabilities Coordinator
    Renshaw, DavidCommunications Office, Director
    Richards, SandyFinancial Services, Director of Accounting
    Rowe, BrittanyCatholic Schools, Administrative Assistant
    Sample, Most Rev. Alexander K.Archbishop
    Schall, DebraHuman Resources, Switch Board
    Schiwek, JosephArchives/Records, Manager
    Schmitt, Deacon GeoffDiaconate Office
    Schueler, Sr. Veronica, FSEChancellor
    Scott, BobFinancial Servies, Support Services Manager
    Shannon, CathyChild Protection/Victim Assistance, Director
    Shoop, RickyOffice for Youth and Young Adult Ministry Coordinator
    Silvagnia, MariaAdministrative Assistant to the Chancellor
    Smith, Most Rev. Peter L. Vicar General/Moderator of the Curia (Auxiliary Bishop)
    Steiner, Most Rev. Kenneth D.Auxiliary Bishop - Retired
    Stupey, KatherineFinancial Services, Accountant
    Uhrich, ChristyResource Development, Development Associate
    Ulrich-Dickman, ShannonResource Development, Devel. Comm. Specialist
    Van Dyke, Anne MarieVicar General's Office, Admin. Assistant and Office of Divine Worship, Admin. Assistant
    Vanpool, MichaelDevelopment Assistant
    Vlazny, Most Rev. John G.Archbishop Emeritus                   
    Vu, KimFinancial Services, Senior Accountant
    Vuky, Rev. Michael Continuing Education of Clergy, Director
    Welch, Deacon KevinPastoral Ministries, Director
    Weldon, Rachel Tribunal, Auditor and Case Instructor
    Willhite, Jo Financial Services, Chief Financial Officer
    Wilson, AlanaHuman Resources, Director
    Wilson, DeliaBusiness Affairs, Property Manager
    Witt, CherieHuman Resources, Office Administrator
    Woodruff, DianeBusiness Affairs, Admin. Assistant
    Workinger, MargieChild Protection/Victim Assistance, Admin. Asst.
    Wycoff, HeatherEvent Coordinator/Griffin Center Manager

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