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The Diocese of Joliet Announces Priest Assignments for 2021-2022

Bishop Ronald A. Hicks has made the following appointments, which are effective on July 1, 2021:


  • Rev. Max Behna as pastor of St. Margaret Mary, Naperville
  • Rev. Mark Bernhard as pastor of Notre Dame, Clarendon Hills
  • Rev. Thomas Dunn as pastor of Sacred Heart, Lombard
  • Rev. Josh Miller as pastor of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Coal City & Immaculate Conception, Braidwood
  • Rev. Anthony Nyamai as pastor of St. Ambrose & St. Anne, Crest Hill
  • Rev. Grzegorz Podwysocki as pastor of Our Mother of Good Counsel, Homer Glen & St. John Vianney, Lockport
  • Rev. Michal Twaruzek as pastor of St. Charles Borromeo, Bensenville


  • Rev. Ryan Adorjan at Ss. Peter & Paul, Naperville & at Chesterton Academy, Lisle
  • Rev. Raed Bader at St. Isaac Jogues, Hinsdale
  • Rev. Eduardo Flores at St. Andrew the Apostle, Romeoville
  • Rev. Michael Groth changes to halftime at Benet Academy while continuing at Ss. Peter & Paul, Naperville
  • Rev. Nestor Raul Lopez, IIC, at St. Mary, West Chicago
  • Rev. Jesus Oliveros at St. Petronille, Glen Ellyn
  • Rev. Roy Jacob, CMI, at St. John Paul II, Kankakee
  • Rev. Jacob Kolawole at St. Michael, Wheaton


  • Rev. John Abulag at Cathedral of St. Raymond, Joliet
  • Rev. Sam Conforti at St. Mary, Mokena


  • Rev. John Horan full-time at Bishop McNamara High School, Kankakee, residing at St. John Paul II, Kankakee
  • Rev. Slawomir Ignasik on mission in Kenya
  • Rev. James Olofson studying in Rome


  • Rev. Thomas Botheroyd
  • Rev. Thomas Cargo
  • Rev. Paul Hottinger