Diocese announces new assignments

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The Diocese of El Paso announced multiple new pastoral assignments that will take effect at “various times” throughout this year.

According to a news release, the Diocese named Rev. Ben Flores the new Vicar General and moderator of the Curia. “Fr. Ben Flores is a priest who is well-respected by priests and laity in the Diocese,” Bishop Mark Seitz said. He will begin his new role on June 5.

Other assignments include:

June 15

Rev. Allan Alaka – Administrator, St. John the Apostle (Monahans)

Rev. James Hall – Senior Priest, Blessed Sacrament

Dcn. Cong Vo – Parochial Vicar, St. Raphael

July 1

Rev. Frank Lopez – Pastor, St. Matthew

Rev. Marcus McFadden – Pastor, St. Luke

Msgr. David Fiero – Pastor, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

Rev. Edilberto “Beto” Lopez – Pastor, Our Lady of Peace, Alpine, & Non Resident Pastor (Marfa)

Rev. Hector Chicas, OP – Parochial Vicar, Our Lady of Peace (Alpine)

Rev. Alfonso Bonilla, OP – Parochial Vicar, St. Matthew

Rev. John  Paul Madanu – Parochial Vicar, St. Mary (Marfa)

Rev. Roberto Alvarado – Parohcial Vicar, Corpus Cristi

Rev. Robert S. Kobe – Diocesan Hospital Ministry

Fr. Esteban Sescon – Sacramental Minister, Cristo Rey

Fr. Ben Mones – Senior Priest, Cristo Rey

October 1

Rev. Salvador Aguilera – St. Stephen

Recent new assignments include:

Dcn. Roberto Saucedo – Administrator, Holy Family

Fr. Apolinar Samboni – Administrator, Our Lady of Fatima

Fr. Jovino Antonio Maritinez – Parochial Vicar, San Judas Tadeo

In addition to the new assignments, the Diocese also announced retirements and relocations, including those of Rev. James (Buzz) Hall, Rev. Ben Montes, and Sr. Margie Silguero.

“New assignments are always challenging for all of us, priests and laity alike,” Bishop Seitz said. “I look forward with great anticipation to the gifts these priests will bring to new responsibilities as witnesses and messengers of the Good News of Christ.”

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