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Parish News | Monday, June 03, 2024

Official appointments for June 2024


Archbishop Thomas Wenski has made the following appointments:

Effective May 1, 2024

  • Father Damien Flanagan, parochial vicar, St. David, Davie

Effective May 10, 2024 

  • Father Jose Francisco Ferreira, parochial vicar, St. Vincent, Margate

Effective June 3, 2024

  • Father John McGoldrick, chaplain, Holy Cross Hospital, with residence at St. John The Baptist, Fort Lauderdale

Effective June 17, 2024 unless otherwise specified:

DEANS (term 2022-2025)

  • Father Christopher Marino, Monroe Deanery
  • Father Steven O'Hala, Northeast Dade Deanery


  • Father Christopher Marino, rector, St. Mary Star Of The Sea Basilica, Key West
  • Father Steven O'Hala, rector, St. Mary Cathedral, Miami
  • Father Andrew J. Tomonto, administrator, St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton, Coral Springs (effective July 1, 2024) 
  • Father Ryan Saunders, administrator, St. David, Davie
  • Father Emmanuel Essiet, parochial administrator, Holy Redeemer, Miami 
  • Father Jean Jadotte, pastor, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Pompano Beach
  • Father Fenly Emmanuel Saint Jean, pastor, St. James, North Miami
  • Msgr. Dariusz J. Zielonka, JCD, administrator, St. Pius X, Fort Lauderdale (while continuing as archdiocesan Chancellor for Canonical Affairs)


  • Father John Buonocore, parochial vicar, St. Gregory, Plantation
  • Father David Zallocco, parochial vicar, St. Theresa (Little Flower), Coral Gables
  • Father Piotr Sawicki, parochial vicar, St. Coleman, Pompano Beach
  • Father Mario R. Avila Vivero, parochial vicar, St. Augustine and University of Miami Campus Ministry, Coral Gables
  • Father Hans Chamorro, parochial vicar, St. David, Davie
  • Father Juan de Dios Garcia, parochial vicar, St. Agatha, Miami
  • Father Rodolfo Lopez Salazar, parochial vicar, St. Stephen, Miramar
  • Father Guillermo Blandon, parochial vicar, Sacred Heart, Homestead
  • Father Fredy Yara, parochial vicar, Our Lady of Lourdes, Miami
  • Father Fernando Carmona, parochial vicar, St. John Bosco, Miami


  • Father Agustin G. Estrada, priest-secretary to Archbishop Wenski
  • Father Emmanuel Essiet, Judicial Vicar of the Archdiocese of Miami (effective July 1, 2024)
  • Msgr. Chanel Jeanty, Metropolitan Tribunal and Prison Ministry with residence at Little Flower, Hollywood
  • Father Matthew Gomez, dean of Propaedeutic Program, St. John Vianney College Seminary, Miami
  • Father Milton Martinez, Vocations director with residence at St. Thomas the Apostle, Miami
  • Father Paul Attah-Nsiah, chaplain, Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School with residence at St. Catherine of Siena, Miami
  • Piarist Father Ricardo Rivera Ortiz, principal, St. John the Apostle School, Hialeah (effective July 1, 2024)
  • Father Khiet Huu-Manh Pham, faculty, St. Thomas University, Miami Gardens, with residence at Holy Family, North Miami


  • Father John Baker (effective March 25, 2024)
  • Spiritan Father Alexander Ekechukwe 
  • Father Joseph Kottayil 
  • Father Edward Michael Kelly (effective July 1, 2024)
  • Msgr. Gregory Wielunski, (effective July 1, 2024)


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