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Friday August 18, 2017
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Bishop Joseph Tyson has announced the following new assignments for priests within the Diocese of Yakima, with effective dates July 1, 2017, or as otherwise noted.

     Father Roleto Amoy, parochial vicar of St. Andrew Parish in Ellensburg, will become pastor of St. Peter Claver Parish in Wapato, effective September 1, 2017.

     Father Lalo Barragán, parochial vicar of St. Joseph Parish in Yakima, will leave Yakima in mid-August, 2017, for a five-year term of service on the formation faculty of Mount Angel Seminary, St. Benedict, Oregon.

     Father Michael Brzezowski, parochial vicar of Holy Family Parish in Yakima, will become pastor of St. John Parish in Naches and parochial vicar of St. Juan Diego Parish in Cowiche.

     Monsignor Tom Champoux, pastor of Christ the King Parish in Richland, will take on additional duties as parochial administrator of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish in Benton City.

     Father Jorge Granados, parochial vicar of Saint Aloysius Parish in Toppenish, was named parochial vicar of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Moses Lake and Queen of All Saints Parish in Warden effective April 1, 2017.

     Father David Jimenez, pastor of St. Peter Claver Parish in Wapato, will become pastor of St. Andrew Parish in Ellensburg effective September 1, 2017.

     Father Felix Rodriguez, formerly parochial vicar of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Moses Lake and Queen of All Saints Parish in Warden, was granted a leave of absence to work on health issues effective April 1, 2017.

     Monsignor Robert Siler, episcopal vicar and moderator of the curia, will take on additional duties as parochial administrator of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Granger and Immaculate Conception Parish in Mabton.

     Father Dan Steele, parochial vicar of Christ the King Parish in Richland, will take on additional duties as parochial vicar of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish in Benton City, specifically for the celebration of the Sunday Spanish Mass and other sacramental duties as directed.

     Father Tomás Vidal, parochial vicar of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Grandview and St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish in Benton City, will become parochial vicar of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Granger and Immaculate Conception Parish in Mabton.

     Father John Vogl, who has been assisting at St. Joseph Parish in Kennewick, will take on additional duties as parochial vicar of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish in Benton City, specifically for the celebration of the Sunday English Mass and other sacramental duties as directed.

Bishop Tyson also wishes to thank Monsignor John Ecker, vicar general and pastor of St. Paul Cathedral Parish in Yakima, Father José Herrera, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Grandview, Father César Vega, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Yakima and St. Juan Diego Parish in Cowiche, and Father William Vogel, S.J., pastor of Resurrection Parish in Zillah, for the additional duties they have taken on in several parishes the past four years.

Please keep all of our diocesan clergy and religious in your prayers as they serve our communities.