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2024 Clergy Appointments

Bishop Ronald A. Hicks has made the following appointments, which are effective on
July 1, 2024. 

Clergy Appointments

(as of April 22, 2024)


  • Fr. J. Rodolphe Arty, CSC, in Solidum of Queen of Apostles, Joliet
  • Fr. John Balluff as Pastor of St. Isidore, Bloomingdale
  • Fr. Sunny Castillo as Pastor of St. Michael, Wheaton
  • Fr. Mark Cote as Pastor of St. Scholastica, Woodridge
  • Fr. Daniel Hoehn as Pastor of Sts. Joseph and St. Dennis, Lockport
  • Fr. John Hornicak as Parochial Administrator of St. Mary Magdalene, Joliet, and St. Joseph, Joliet (campuses open), St. Anthony, Joliet, and St. Bernard, Joliet (campuses closed)
  • Fr. Marek Herbut as Administrator Holy Ghost, Wood Dale
  • Fr. Slawomir Ignasik as Pastor of Mary Queen of Heaven, Elmhurst
  • Fr. Jerome Kish as Pastor of St. Petronille, Glen Ellyn
  • Fr. Michael Lane as Moderator in Solidum of Queen of Apostles, Joliet
  • Fr. Michael Magiera as Administrator of St. Joseph Mission, Rockdale
  • Fr. Thomas Milota as Pastor of St. Paul, Peotone, and St. Boniface, Monee
  • Fr. Clive Otieno as Pastor of St. Mary Nativity, Joliet, and the Mission of Holy Cross, Joliet

Parochial Vicars

  • Fr. Ryan Adorjan at Visitation Parish, Elmhurst
  • Fr. Greg Alberts at Queen of Apostles, Joliet
  • Fr. Juan Jose Hernandez, part-time at St. Scholastica, Woodridge, while continuing part-time at Diocese of Joliet Tribunal
  • Fr. Roger Kutzner at St. Mary Magdalene and St. Joseph, Joliet
  • Fr. Thomas Logue at St. Joseph and St. Dennis, Lockport
  • Fr. Ternan Monteiro, S.J., at St. Raphael, Naperville
  • Fr. Luis Ron at St. Mary, West Chicago (will be ordained May 18, 2024)

Special Assignments

  • Fr. Andrew Buchanan, part-time Chaplain at Chesterton Academy of the Holy Family, Lisle, and also part-time in the Diocese of Joliet Vocation Office while residing at St. Mary, West Chicago
  • Fr. Dennis Spies as Episcopal Vicar for Clergy of Diocese of Joliet