The Reverend John Selva Manohar, Pastor of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish at Viroqua and Saint Mary Parish at Coon Valley, has submitted his resignation as Pastor and it has been accepted, effective February 8, 2016. Father Manohar will be returning to his home diocese at his own request.
The Reverend Monsignor Michael J. Gorman, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia, is also appointed Parochial Administrator of Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish at Viroqua and Saint Mary Parish at Coon Valley, effective February 8, 2016. He retains his appointments as Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia and his residence will remain in La Crosse.
Msgr. Jeff Burrill has been appointed to the Associate General Secretary of the USCCB. We wish Reverend Msgr. Burrill many blessings in his new service to the Church. Msgr. Burrill’s appointment is effective March 1, 2016 but he will remain as resident pastor of Saint Bronislava Parish in Plover until July 1, 2016.
Deacon Russell Cabak is appointed Deacon at Saint Bartholomew Parish at Trempealeau, Saint Mary Parish at Galesville, and Saint Bridget Parish at Ettrick, effective March 15, 2016.
The Reverend Matthew N. Marshall, Associate Pastor at Saint Anne Parish in Wausau and Chaplain at Newman Catholic High School and Middle School in Wausau, is released from his responsibilities as Chaplain at Newman Middle School in Wausau effective March 1, 2016. He retains his other appointments.
The Reverend Daniel L. Thelen, Associate Pastor at Saint Matthew Parish and Holy Name Parish, both at Wausau, is also appointed Chaplain at Newman Middle School in Wausau, effective March 1, 2016
The Reverend James P. McNamee, Pastor of St. Joseph Parish at Adams and St. Ann Parish at Brooks, has requested the status of senior priest and it has been granted, effective July 1, 2016. He will continue to serve as Chaplain at the Oxford Federal Prison.