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The Diocese of Joliet Announces Priest Assignments for 2021-2022

Three men were recently ordained as transitional deacons as they go down the path toward becoming priests one day. After the Mass, from left to right: Transitional Deacon Gregory Alberts; Transitional Deacon Brian Geary; Father Richard Smith; Bishop Emeritus R. Daniel Conlon; Bishop Ronald Hicks; Father William Dewan; Abbot Austin Murphy; Father John Balluff; Transitional Deacon Thomas Logue; and Father Steven Borello posed outside the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus in Joliet after the Mass, which was held in late April.

The Diocese of Joliet Announces Priest Assignments for 2021-2022

Bishop Ronald A. Hicks has made the following appointments, which are effective on July 1, 2021:


  • Rev. Max Behna as pastor of St. Margaret Mary, Naperville
  • Rev. Mark Bernhard as pastor of Notre Dame, Clarendon Hills
  • Rev. Thomas Dunn as pastor of Sacred Heart, Lombard
  • Rev. Josh Miller as pastor of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Coal City & Immaculate Conception, Braidwood
  • Rev. Anthony Nyamai as pastor of St. Ambrose & St. Anne, Crest Hill
  • Rev. Grzegorz Podwysocki as pastor of Our Mother of Good Counsel, Homer Glen & St. John Vianney, Lockport
  • Rev. Michal Twaruzek as pastor of St. Charles Borromeo, Bensenville


  • Rev. Ryan Adorjan at Ss. Peter & Paul, Naperville & at Chesterton Academy, Lisle
  • Rev. Raed Bader at St. Isaac Jogues, Hinsdale
  • Rev. Eduardo Flores at St. Andrew the Apostle, Romeoville
  • Rev. Michael Groth changes to halftime at Benet Academy while continuing at Ss. Peter & Paul, Naperville
  • Rev. Nestor Raul Lopez, IIC, at St. Mary, West Chicago
  • Rev. Jesus Oliveros at St. Petronille, Glen Ellyn
  • Rev. Roy Jacob, CMI, at St. John Paul II, Kankakee
  • Rev. Jacob Kolawole at St. Michael, Wheaton


  • Rev. John Abulag at Cathedral of St. Raymond, Joliet
  • Rev. Sam Conforti at St. Mary, Mokena


  • Rev. John Horan full-time at Bishop McNamara High School, Kankakee, residing at St. John Paul II, Kankakee
  • Rev. Slawomir Ignasik on mission in Kenya
  • Rev. James Olofson studying in Rome


  • Rev. Thomas Botheroyd
  • Rev. Thomas Cargo
  • Rev. Paul Hottinger