Appointments (Dec. 31, 2009 edition) Print E-mail
Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009 -- 8:29 AM

Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

Below you will see a small number of new priest assignments for our diocese which will occur out of the ordinary time frame at the start of the summer. The very first of these changes involves Msgr. Dan Ganshert and I want to take this opportunity publicly to thank him. In agreeing to assume the duties of Vicar General in the Spring of 2008 Msgr. Ganshert was faced with a number of very significant tasks. He has taken on these tasks and handled them in an outstanding manner and, so much having been done, I have granted his request to return full-time to parish life -- where Msgr. Ganshert has excelled for so many years. Please join me in thanking Msgr. Ganshert for his continued service to our diocese.

Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino
Bishop of Madison

The following appointment is effective immediately:

  • Msgr. James M. Bartylla, as Vicar General Diocese of Madison, while remaining Master of Ceremonies for the Bishop

The following appointments are effective January 23, 2010:

  • Msgr. Daniel T. Ganshert as Administrator, St. Bernard Parish, Watertown
  • Fr. Paul Ugo Arinze as Diocesan Director of Vocations and Priest in Residence, St. Dennis Parish, Madison
  • Fr. Patrick Wendler as Pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Dodgeville
  • Fr. Lance Schneider as Parochial Vicar, St. John the Baptist Parish, Waunakee

The following appointment is effective immediately:

  • Msgr. James M. Bartylla, as Vicar General, appointed temporary administrator of St. Matthew Parish, Shullsburg, linked with Our Lady of Hope Parish, Seymour, and St. Peter Parish, Elk Grove, effective immediately.