Priest retirements, assignment changes announced

The Diocese of Syracuse has announced the following priest retirements and assignment changes:

Priest retirements

• Father Philip C. Brockmyre, pastor of St. Stephen’s Church in Phoenix: retires August 1, 2018.

• Father Paul J. Drobin, Newman chaplain with the Newman Community at Utica College: retires July 1, 2018.

• Father James C. Fritzen, pastor of Christ the King Church in Liverpool: retires July 1, 2018.

• Father Joseph H. Phillips, administrator of St. Patrick’s Church in Truxton and St. Lawrence Mission in DeRuyter: retires July 1, 2018.

• Father Edward J. Reimer, pastor of St. Patrick’s Church in Chittenango: retires July 1, 2018.

• Father John C. Schopfer, special ministry with Brady Faith Center: retired April 2, 2018.

Priest assignment changes

• Father Paul J. Alciati, pastor of St. Margaret Church in Homer: additional responsibilities of St. Patrick Church in Truxton and St. Lawrence Mission in DeRuyter, now incorporated into St. Margaret’s Church, effective July 1, 2018.

• Father Kevin J. Corcoran, pastor of St. James Church in Cazenovia: additional responsibilities of the linked parish of St. Patrick’s Church in Chittenango, effective July 1, 2018.

• Father Jason C. Hage, administrator of St. Mary’s Church in Hamilton and St. Joan of Arc Mission in Morrisville with continuing responsibilities of campus ministry at Colgate University: appointed pastor, effective July 1, 2018.

• Father Charles Heston Joseph from the Archdiocese of Madurai, India: appointed parochial vicar of Saints John and Andrew in Binghamton, effective July 2, 2018.

• Father Zachary K. Miller: appointed administrator of Christ the King Church in Liverpool, effective August 1, 2018.

• Father Matthew E. Rawson, ordained on June 2, 2018: appointed parochial vicar at Holy Cross Church in De Witt, effective July 1, 2018.

• Father Joseph E. Scardella, pastor of the Church of the Holy Trinity in Fulton: additional responsibilities of the linked parish of St. Stephen’s Church in Phoenix, effective August 1, 2018.