Diocese of Saint John
June 29, 2020
The Most Reverend Christian Riesbeck, CC, Bishop of Saint John, announces the following clergy assignments effective August 1, 2020 unless otherwise noted. Those priests who have been appointed Pastors will be dispensed from the requirement of Canon 527 that they be placed into canonical possession of their parishes and will automatically become Pastor on August 1, 2020. At a later date, Bishop Riesbeck will come to each parish to celebrate a Mass of Installation for the new pastors.
Rev. Martin Arputham, HGN, is appointed Pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish (Woodstock, Canterbury, and Nackawic).
Rev. Daniel Bastarache is appointed Pastor of Good Shepherd Parish (Blackville, Boiestown, Doaktown, Howard, and Renous).
Rev. John Beaumaster is on a leave of absence for health reasons.
Rev. William Brennan is appointed Pastor of St. Mary Magdalene Parish (Fredericton South, New Maryland, and Fredericton Junction).
Rev. Aloo Peter Chimaobi, SMMM, is appointed Associate Pastor of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish (Miramichi West, Burnt Church First Nation, Bartibog Bridge, and Eel Ground First Nation).
Rev. Maria Arokiam Chinnappan, HGN, is appointed Pastor of Our Lady of Peace Parish (Fredericton North, and Stanley).
Rev. Godwin Kalu, SMMM, is appointed Pastor of St. Marguerite Bourgeoys Parish (Miramichi West, Burnt Church First Nation, Bartibog Bridge, and Eel Ground First Nation).
Rev. Peter Osborne is appointed Associate Pastor of St. Mary Magdalene Parish (Fredericton South, New Maryland, and Fredericton Junction).
Rev. Antonio Reyes is appointed Associate Pastor of St. Mark’s Parish (Quispamsis). He will work with Rev. Owen Burns, Pastor and Episcopal Vicar for Evangelization and Parish Renewal.
Rev. Rodrigo Tabilona will be returning to his home Archdiocese of Jaro, the Philippines. We would like to thank Father Tabilona for his service to our diocese.
Mr. David Rioux is appointed to a seminarian internship year in Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish (Saint John East, and St. Martin’s).