New Clergy Pastoral Assignments

Posted on: September 14th, 2017

New Clergy Pastoral Assignments will take effect August 1, 2018 for a period of 5 years.  One of the most important responsibilities of an eparchial bishop is to appoint a presbyter as a pastor to whom the care of souls in a given parish is committed as to its own shepherd.  In order to assist Bishop David in this formidable task, an Ad hoc Clergy Personnel Committee has been established with the mandate to present for consideration a proposal of Clergy Pastoral Assignments.  The members of the committee are: Rev. Rendy Yackimec, Chair, Right Rev. William Hupalo and Rev. Julian Bilyj.

The clergy are invited -- after prayerful reflection, and having considered their own personal gifts and talents, as well as the needs of the Eparchy of Edmonton -- to indicate by October 1, 2017, where they wish to be considered for appointment (including their current assignments), where they will be challenged in their ministry.

At the same time, the faithful of the Eparchy of Edmonton are invited to make a positive contribution in the process of naming pastors by sending their written comments to the Ad hoc Clergy Personnel Committee at by October 1, 2017. 

While the right of appointing pastors belongs solely to the eparchial bishop, who freely appoints them, input from the laity is greatly valued.

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