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Clergy Appointments and Changes

The Most Reverend Daniel Miehm, Bishop of Peterborough Diocese, announces the following appointments of clergy. These moves are effective on Wednesday 30 August unless otherwise noted.

Fr. Tom Lynch is the new Principal of Sacred Heart College and will continue to be the Pastor at St. Mary’s Church in Lindsay until 10 January 2018.


Rev. Thomas Lynch St. Peter-in-Chains Cathedral (effective 10 January 2018)
Rev. Damien Smellen St. Peter-in Chains Cathedral (effective 27 September 2017)

Rev. Balonwu Okpe Administrator of St. Mary’s Lindsay (effective 10 January 2018)
Associate Pastor of St. Mary’s Lindsay (effective 10 September 2017)

Rev. Jim Sercely Pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption, Huntsville

Rev. Martin Dalida Pastor of Our Lady of Mercy, Honey Harbour

Rev. Emmanuel Okpataku SMMM
Administrator of Sacred Heart, Trout Creek

Rev. Raymond Rick Pastor of St. Paul the Apostle, Lakefield

Rev. Peter Selvaraj Pastor of St. Joseph’s, Bracebridge

Sincere thanks to Rev. Theodore Nnorom SMMM for administering St. Mary’s, Huntsville in recent months: he will continue as administrator of St. Patrick’s in Kearney

Rev. Luis Lapinid (effective 10 January 2018)

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