Official Appointments

Office of the Bishop

Upon consultation with the Presbyteral Council and the Council of Deans, Bishop Berg has decreed that the two former existing Deaneries, Pueblo South and Pueblo North, are now merged into one united body, designated the Pueblo Deanery.

Reverend Joseph Vigil is appointed to serve as Dean of the Pueblo Deanery following all the norms of the Canon Laws and the statutes of the Diocesan statues of Deans and Deaneries.

This decree is effective January 31, 2017.

Office of the Chancellor

1. Reverend Michael Papesh has been granted retirement from active ministry, effective January 9, 2017.

2. Reverend John Ozella has been appointed Pastor of Christ the King Parish in Pueblo, Colorado. This appointment takes effect January 9, 2017.

3. Reverend Matthew Wertin has been appointed Pastor of St. Pius X Parish in Pueblo, Colorado. This appointment takes effect January 9, 2017.

4. Reverend Henry Wertin has been appointed Parish Administrator of Our Lady of Guadalupe/St. Patrick Parish in La Junta, Colorado, and St. Mary Parish in Las Animas, Colorado. This appointment takes effect January 9, 2017.

5. Reverend Steven Murray has been appointed Dean of the La Junta Deanery. This appointment takes effect January 9, 2017.

6. Reverend Isaac Kariuki has been appointed Sacramental Minister of St. Joseph Parish in Grand Junction, Colorado, in conjunction with his current assignment. This appointment takes effect January 9, 2017.