New priest personnel assignments announced

   Bishop Robert J. Cunningham announced the following personnel assignments April 14:
 
RETIREMENTS
   • Father James E. Gehl, pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Cicero, will retire on June 30, 2015.
   • Father Edward J. Zandy, pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Blessed Sacrament Church in Vestal, will retire on June 30, 2015.

 
APPOINTMENTS
   • Father John D. Manno, pastor of St. James Church in Syracuse, has been appointed pastor of Holy Family Parish in Fairmount. This appointment is effective July 1, 2015.
   • Father Sean P. O’Brien, former pastor of Christ Our Hope Community in Boonville and currently serving as Military Chaplain, has been appointed pastor of St. Matthew’s Church in East Syracuse, with linkages of St. Mary’s Church in Minoa and St. Francis Church in Bridgeport. This appointment is effective September 1, 2015.
   • Father Richard P. Prior, pastor of Holy Family Parish in Fairmount, has been appointed pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Cicero. This appointment is effective July 1, 2015.
   • Father Corey S. VanKuren, chaplain of SUNY Binghamton, has been appointed pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Blessed Sacrament Church in Vestal with sacramental responsibilities at SUNY Binghamton. This appointment is effective July 1, 2015.
 
EXCARDINATION
   • Father Mark J. Gantley, who formerly served in the Diocese of Syracuse, has been granted excardination from this diocese and incardination into the Diocese of Honolulu. The appointment was effective April 15, 2015.

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