Directory: Parochial Vicars

FATHER MICHAEL ADRIE, SMA

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Born in Ave-Afiadenyigba, October 12, 1959

Ordained September 29, 1992

Parocial Vicar, St. Francis of Assisi, Ottawa, 2011.

Parochial Vicar St. Paul, Macomb, St. Rose of Lima, Rushville and Assistant Chaplain, St. Francis of Assisi Newman Center, Macomb 2019.

Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Washington and St. Monica, East Peoria (08/2021).

Father Eric Bolek

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Ordained May 23, 2015 Parochial vicar at St. Jude, Peoria (2015)

Parochial vicar, St. Matthew, Champaign; St. Boniface, Seymour; Chaplain of the High School of St. Thomas More, Champaign (2018); Parochial vicar, St. Patrick Church of Merna in Bloomington, and St. Mary Parish in Downs 2019.  Parochial vicar St. Pius X in Rock Island 2020

Parochial vicar St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sacred Heart and St. Bernard in Peoria, IL (2021)

Father Gary C. Caster

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Phone:
413-597-2483
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Born in Lynwood, CA, Nov. 30, 1961 Ordained Dec. 19, 1992

Parochial vicar St. Patrick in Washington, and asst. chaplain, Peoria Notre Dame High School 1993; Chaplain Bradley University Newman Center while remaining asst. chaplain Peoria Notre Dame 1994; Chaplain Peoria Notre Dame 1995. Chaplain St. Robert Bellarmine Newman Center in Normal 1999; Assist the Bishop with special projects 2005; Asst. St. Patrick in Washington and St. Luke in Eureka 2006.  Chaplain Williams College in MA 2007.

Parochial vicar, St. Columba, St. Patrick, and St. Francis of Assisi parishes in Ottawa 2019.

FATHER JULIO FAES

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Born 4/24/1986.  Ordained 11/8/2014 in Archdiocese of Parana, Argentina.

Parochial Vicar of the Cathedral of St. Mary, St. Bernard, Sacred Heart in Peoria and Associate Director of Hispanic Ministry 2019.  Relinquished duties with Office of Hispanic Ministry 2021.

Father Matthew Hoelscher

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Ordained May 24, 2014 Parochial vicar St. Matthew, Champaign; St. Boniface, Seymour; chaplain St. Thomas More High School, Champaign (2014).  Chaplain Alleman High School, Rock Island (2018) & Sacramental care of Augustana College in Rock Island (2020)

Parochial Vicar, Corpus Christi, Immaculate Heart of Mary and St. Patrick Parish all in Galesburg and Sacred Heart in Abingdon 2021.

Fr. Ghislain Inai, SMA

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Parochial Vicar St. Patrick, Seneca; St. Theresa, Earlville; St. Mary, Grand Ridge; St. Joseph, Marseilles; St. Patrick, Ransom (2018)

Parochial Vicar of St. Patrick, Seneca; St. Joseph, Marseilles; St. Patrick, Ransom; St. Mary of the Field, Grand Ridge 8/1/2021

Father William Keebler

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Born in Daytona Beach, FL in 1955.  Ordained in 1991.  Asst. Immaculate Conception, Streator (1991).  St. Edward, Chillicothe (1993).  St. Patrick, LaSalle (1994).  St. Theresa, Alexis; St. Aloysius, Wataga (1996).  Adm. St. Lawrence, Penfield; Holy Trinity, Rankin (1999).  St. Lawrence, Penfield; St. Elizabeth, Thomasboro (2000).  Work outside diocese (2006).  Pastor St. Patrick Tolono (2009).  Adm.  St. Rose, Rushville (2011).  Parochial Vicar, St. Mary, Pontiac; St. Joseph, Flanagan; St. John Cullom (2012) and St. Paul, Odell (2013).  Parochial Vicar St. Mary, Pontiac; St. Joseph, Flanagan; St. Joseph, Chenoa; St. Mary, Lexington (2018).

Parochial vicar Sts. Peter and Paul in Chatsworth, St. Joseph in Chenoa, St. Joseph in Flanagan, and St. Mary in Lexington 2019.

Father Christopher Magesa

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Born in Africa 7/24/1968.  Ordained 8/12/2001 in the Geita Catholic Diocese.

Parochial Vicar Saint John Paul II in Kewanee, St. John the Apostle in Woodhull, St. John the Evangelist in Galva and St. John Vianney in Cambridge 2021.

Father Martin Mwongyera, Ph.D., J.C.D.

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Email:
fr_martin@cdop.org
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Born in Nyakishenyi Uganda 8/1/1965.  Ordained 7/28/1996.

Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth, St. Theresa, Alexis, St. Andrew, Oquawka and chaplain, Holy Family Hospital, Monmouth, 2008; Parochial Vicar, St. Anthony, Spring Valley, St. Joseph Peru and Associate Chaplain, St. Margaret Hospital, Spring Valley 2009 Left the Diocese September 2009 Parochial Vicar Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria; St. Bernard, Peoria; St. Peter, Peoria 2012;
Judicial Vicar, Office of Tribunal 2015; Incardinated 2016.  Judicial Vicar, Office of Tribunal and pastor St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville 2017. Leave of absence 2018.

Parochial Vicar St. Patrick of Merna in Bloomington, 2020.  Judge Diocesan Tribunal 2021.

Father Andru O’Brien

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Born May 13, 1992, Ordained May 26, 2018.

Parochial Vicar, St. Jude Parish, Peoria (2018).  While remaining Parochial Vicar of St. Jude, Peoria, to Parochial Vicar, St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville, 2018.  Parochial Vicar, St. Jude Parish, Peoria 2019.

Parochial vicar St. Mathew, Champaign; St. Boniface, Seymour; and chaplain St. Thomas More High School, Champaign (2021)

Father Michael Pica

Fr. Michael Pica
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Born on April 2, 1989. Ordained on May 28, 2016.
Parochial Vicar at St. Patrick Church of Merna in Bloomington and St. Mary in Downs (2016). While remaining parochial vicar of St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington, and St. Mary Parish, Downs, to parochial vicar, St. Patrick Parish, Wapella (04/2017); while remaining parochial vicar, St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington and St. Mary, Downs to chaplain team, Central Catholic High School, Bloomington 2017.  Chaplain High School of St. Thomas More in Champaign; parochial vicar St. Matthew in Champaign and St. Boniface in Seymour 2019.

Parochial vicar St. Hyacinth, St. Patrick and Queen of the Holy Rosary Shrine in LaSalle (2021)

Father Fulgens Marcel Rutatekururwa

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Born in Bukoba, Tanzania 7/27/1958.  Ordained 6/12/1988

Parochial vicar, Holy Cross, Mendota and Sts. Peter and Paul, Peterstown 2018.

Parochial Vicar Holy Family in Lincoln, St. Mary in Atlanta, St. Patrick in Elkhart and St. Thomas Aquinas in Mt. Pulaski 2019.

Father Thomas R. Szydlik

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Born Plattsburgh, NY, January 21, 1977. Ordained May 24, 2003. Parochial Vicar, St. Matthew, Champaign, 2003; studies in Rome in the fall, 2003. Parochial Vicar, St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria, 2004; St. Pius X, Rock Island, 2005. Leave of absence, 2006. Parochial Vicar, Sts. Peter & Paul, Nauvoo; Immaculate Conception, Carthage; Sacred Heart, Dallas City; St. Mary, West Point, 2007.

Parochial vicar Sts. Peter and Paul, Nauvoo; Sacred Heart, Dallas City; Immaculate Conception, Carthage; St. Mary, West Point; Sacred Heart, Warsaw; St. Mary, Hamilton (2012)

Father Thomas E. Taylor

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Born in Wroughton, England on September 22, 1952. Ordained on May 28, 1983.
Parochial Vicar of Holy Cross in Mendota (1983). Parochial Vicar of Epiphany in Normal (1986). Chaplain of the United States Air Force (1988). Pastor of St. John in Woodhull and St. John in Galva (1992). Parochial Vicar at Holy Family in Lincoln (1993). Pastor of St. John in Bradford (1996.). Leave of absence (1997). Parochial Vicar of Holy Family in Lincoln, St. Mary in Atlanta, and chaplain of the Lincoln Correctional Center (1998). Parochial Vicar at St. Thomas the Apostle in Peoria Heights (2004). Parochial Vicar at St. Vincent De Paul in Peoria (2016).

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