Click here to see COVID-19 updates

Archbishop's Appeal

The Archbishop’s Appeal is the annual fundraising campaign that provides supplemental financial assistance to institutions, programs and ministries affiliated with the Catholic Church throughout the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

Learn More about the Archbishop’s Appeal Make a Donation to the Archbishop’s Appeal.
  • 4,500,000
  • 4,000,000
  • 3,000,000
  • 2,000,000
  • 1,000,000
0
0

News

​Official archdiocesan assignments for 2022

May 24, 2022 | posted by Archdiocese of San Antonio

Topics: Archbishop, In the Press, Breaking News


Official archdiocesan assignments for 2022

The following is a list of changes in assignments for priests in the Archdiocese of San Antonio, effective July 1, 2022, unless otherwise noted.

Impending retirement

  • Msgr. James Janish as administrator pro tem of St. Leo the Great Church in San Antonio, with assignment concluding June 30. Msgr. Janish will then resume retirement.
  • Father Norbert Herman as pastor of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Kenedy, with assignment concluding on Dec. 31, 2022. Father Herman will then return to Poland.


Medical leave

  • Father Frank Garcia, on medical leave as parochial vicar from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Selma until Dec. 31, 2022. During this period he will live in residence at St. Francis of Assisi Church in San Antonio.


Retirement

  • Father Frank Macias as pastor of St. Leo the Great Church in San Antonio.
  • Father José Ramon Perez as pastor of St. Lawrence, the Martyr Church in San Antonio.
  • Msgr. Kevin Ryan as pastor of St. Mark the Evangelist Church in San Antonio.


Assignment outside archdiocese

  • Father Alejandro del Bosque from Church of the Holy Spirit in San Antonio to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.


Pastors

  • Father Dennis Aréchiga as pastor of St. Mark the Evangelist Church in San Antonio.
  • Father Eric Ritter as pastor of St. Matthew Church in San Antonio.
  • Father Arnold Ibarra as pastor of St. Lawrence, the Martyr Church in San Antonio.
  • Father José Puente as pastor of St. Benedict Church in San Antonio.
  • Father Pius Ezeigbo as pastor of St. Mary Church in Stockdale and St. Ann Church in Kosciuszko.
  • Father Martin Parayno as pastor of Santo Niño Church in San Antonio.
  • Father Mark Dreves as pastor of Church of the Holy Spirit in San Antonio.
  • Father Antonio Gonzalez as pastor of St. Leo the Great Church in San Antonio.
  • Father Juan Carlos Bello as pastor of Holy Name Church in San Antonio.
  • Father Eduardo Lalo Martinez as pastor of St. Joseph Church in Honey Creek.
  • Father Alberto Marin as pastor of St. Jude Church in San Antonio.
  • Father Servando Guerrero as pastor of St. Leonard Church in San Antonio.
  • Father Andy Martinez, OFC Conv., as pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Immaculate Conception Church, and St. Alphonsus Church, all in San Antonio.
  • Father Joel Quezada, MSpS, as pastor of St. Luke Church in San Antonio.
  • Father Lauro Gonzalez, MNM, as pastor of St. Agnes Church in San Antonio, effective May 1, 2022.
  • Father Doo You Kim as pastor of Korean Martyrs Church in San Antonio.

Administrators

  • Father Rafal Duda as administrator of Notre Dame Church in Kerrville.
  • Father Abel Ruiz as administrator of St. Bonaventure Church in San Antonio.
  • Father José Manuel Otaolaurruchi as administrator of Sacred Heart Church in Del Rio.
  • Father Jomon Joseph as administrator of Prince of Peace Church in San Antonio.
  • Father Dennis Venegas as pastor of El Carmen Church in Losoya.


Parochial vicars

  • Father Danny N’yangu as parochial vicar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Selma.
  • Father Cristian Ubaldo Martinez Castro, OFM Conv., as parochial vicar of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Immaculate Conception Church, and St. Alphonsus Church, all in San Antonio.
  • Father Praveen Lakkisetti as parochial vicar of St. Pius X Church in San Antonio.
  • Father Donatien Balikene as parochial vicar of Prince of Peace Church in San Antonio.
  • Father Jorge Haro, MSpS, as parochial vicar of St. Luke Church in San Antonio.
  • Father Michael Coronado as parochial vicar of St. Joseph Church and Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, both in Del Rio.
  • Father Duncan Amek as parochial vicar of St. Jude Church in San Antonio and Deaf Ministry as needed.


Special ministry

  • Father Brian Garcia as director of Campus Ministry, working with archdiocesan Department of Pastoral Ministries.


In residence

  • Father Philip Ley, OFM Conv., in residence at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Immaculate Conception Church, and St. Alphonsus Church, all in San Antonio.
  • Father Roberto Saldivar, MSpS, in residence at St. Vincent de Paul Church in San Antonio.