Some spring priest movements in Wisconsin

As the normal round of spring chancery moves appears, a few of note:

Green Bay -- Reverend Joseph Dorner to Rector of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral and Pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish from Pastor of Holy Family Parish, Marinette, effective August 1, 2014.

Green Bay -- Reverend John Girotti to the full-time study of Canon Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., from Rector of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral and Pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish, effective May 11, 2014.
My last visit I was at the Cathedral and thought Fr. Girotti was excellent.

La Crosse:

The Cathedral parish is being merged with St James the Less parish(my parish), and separately the Newman Center merged with an existing nearby parish.   Awkwardly, there is no official announcement from the diocese, but they are continuing implementation of their "Pastoral Plan" to consolidate parishes.

Update: Ah, there was no official update but the La Crosse Tribune had a story where they interview the Vicar for Clergy.  I rarely read it, I'm always checking WisSJ, MkeJS, GBPG, among others but forget to read my hometown newspaper.

Milwaukee:  The largest parish in the archdiocese (and likely the state) gets a reshuffle.
Archbishop Jerome Listecki has agreed to the request from Holy Family Catholic Community’s priest team to move from the...
Posted by Holy Family Catholic Community Fond du Lac on Monday, May 4, 2015

HT Brian


  1. In the Diocese of La Crosse the "official" announcement comes out in the following week's edition of the Catholic Times. It is always announced in the parish the weekend before so that parishioners are hearing it from their pastor first and not finding out by reading it in the paper. A fittingly pastoral approach I think.

    1. Ah, I see, I've not been through the process before. Our priest was ill and there was First Communion so I think that's where the confusion came in.


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