Archbishop Charles J. Chaput announces the following appointments, effective as noted:

Reverend James R. DeGrassa, from Parochial Vicar, SS. Simon and Jude Parish, West Chester, to Parochial Administrator, pro tem, St. Cornelius Parish, Chadds Ford, effective March 27, 2017

Reverend Monsignor Joseph Sundaram, to Parochial Vicar, Maternity B.V.M. Parish, Philadelphia, effective March 27, 2017

Deacon Mark J. Meinzer, Permanent Deacon, St. Philip Neri Parish, Pennsburg, effective March 13, 2017

Reverend Monsignor Gregory J. Parlante, Pastor, St. Cornelius Parish, Chadds Ford, has been granted a health leave of absence


In addition, on behalf of the entire Presbyterate of Philadelphia, a warm welcome and prayerful congratulations are extended to Reverend Michael G. Mullan upon his incardination as a priest of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Father Mullan currently serves as Parochial Vicar at St. Agnes Parish, West Chester.