Catholic News Herald

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CHARLOTTE — The following are unofficial priest assignments as reported by the parishes to date. The official 2017 priest assignment list will be published here once they are finalized by Bishop Peter Jugis.

  • Monsignor John J. McSweeney, pastor of St. Matthew Church in Charlotte, will be retiring in July after 42 years of priesthood. Read more.
  • Father Pat Hoare, pastor of St. John Neumann Church in Charlotte, will become pastor of St. Matthew Church.
  • Father Mark Lawlor will become pastor of St. Therese Church in Mooresville in July, as the Jesuits who have staffed the parish depart this summer. Father Lawlor has been pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Charlotte.
    He will be assisted by Father Paul McNulty, who is currently parochial vicar at St. Mark Church in Huntersville. Father McNulty will continue to serve as the chaplain at Christ the King High School.
  • Father Joshua Voitus, pastor of St. Mary, Mother of God Church in Sylva, will become pastor of St. Vincent de Paul Church in Charlotte.
  • Father Casey Coleman, parochial vicar at St. Vincent de Paul Church, will become pastor of St. Mary, Mother of God Church.
  • Father Cory Catron will become parochial vicar at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Monroe. He had been serving at St. Mark Church.
  • Father Santiago Mariani will serve as parochial vicar at St. Vincent De Paul Church. He had been serving as parochial vicar at Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
  • Father John Starczewski will become pastor of St. John Neumann Church in Charlotte. He had been serving at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Mocksville.

As more unofficial assignments are announced, we will publish them here and on our Facebook page.

— Catholic News Herald