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Assignments of the Midwest Jesuits - Summer 2016
     Parish
 Fr. James Lafontaine, SJ, of the USA Northeast Province, became associate pastor at St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Indian Reservation.
Fr. James Lafontaine, SJ, of the USA Northeast Province, became associate pastor at St. Francis Mission on the Rosebud Indian Reservation.
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 Fr. Sosthenes Luyembe, SJ, of the Eastern Africa Province, became associate pastor of St. Xavier Church in Cincinnati.
Fr. Sosthenes Luyembe, SJ, of the Eastern Africa Province, became associate pastor of St. Xavier Church in Cincinnati.

Fr. Warren Sazama, SJ, became pastor of Saint Thomas More Catholic Community in St. Paul, succeeding Fr. Joseph Weiss, SJ. 
Fr. Warren Sazama, SJ, became pastor of Saint Thomas More Catholic Community in St. Paul, succeeding Fr. Joseph Weiss, SJ.
 
 Fr. Matthew Walsh, SJ, will return to Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee as an associate pastor, the role he held prior to beginning tertianship in Portland last year.
Fr. Matthew Walsh, SJ, will return to Church of the Gesu in Milwaukee as an associate pastor, the role he held prior to beginning tertianship in Portland last year.

Fr. Edmund Yainao Lunghar, SJ, of the Kohima Province, began a multi-year pastoral assignment on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation this summer. 
Fr. Edmund Yainao Lunghar, SJ, of the Kohima Province, began a multi-year pastoral assignment on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation this summer.
     Retreat
 Fr. Robert Dufford, SJ, has been named chaplain to the Creighton University Retreat Center. He will continue serving as spiritual director for clergy in the Diocese of Des Moines.
 
Fr. Robert Dufford, SJ, has been named chaplain to the Creighton University Retreat Center. He will continue serving as spiritual director for clergy in the Diocese of Des Moines.

Fr. Paul Lickteig, SJ, has begun a new assignment as a retreat director at Demontreville Jesuit Retreat House in Lake Elmo, Minn.

Fr. Paul Lickteig, SJ, has begun a new assignment as a retreat director at Demontreville Jesuit Retreat House in Lake Elmo, Minn.
     Schools
 Fr. Lukas Laniauskas, SJ, has been appointed to the new role of vice president of mission integration and implementation at Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago.
 Fr. Lukas Laniauskas, SJ, has been appointed to the new role of vice president of mission integration and implementation at Saint Ignatius College Prep in Chicago.

     Universities
 Fr. Thomas Merkel, SJ, has been named assistant vice president for university relations at Creighton University.
Fr. Thomas Merkel, SJ, has been named assistant vice president for university relations at Creighton University.
 
 Fr. Ben Osborne, SJ, has been named chaplain to the Creighton University School of Medicine.
Fr. Ben Osborne, SJ, has been named chaplain to the Creighton University School of Medicine.


 Fr. John Schwantes, SJ, was named assistant director of the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality at Marquette University.

Fr. John Schwantes, SJ, was named assistant director of the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality at Marquette University.
 
 Fr. Thomas Stegman, SJ, was named dean of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.

Fr. Thomas Stegman, SJ, was named dean of the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry.


     Jesuit Community
Fr. Charles Baumann, SJ, will join the Creighton University Jesuit Community and minister to the homeless and poor in Omaha. 
Fr. Charles Baumann, SJ, will join the Creighton University Jesuit Community and minister to the homeless and poor in Omaha.

 
 Fr. Terry Brennan, SJ, was named minister of the St. Camillus Jesuit Community in Wauwatosa, Wis.
Fr. Terry Brennan, SJ, was named minister of the St. Camillus Jesuit Community in Wauwatosa, Wis.
     Colombiere Center
Fr. Richard Twohig, SJ, has been missioned to pray for the Church and the Society at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Mich. He previously served in adult faith formation and sacramental ministry at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Fr. Richard Twohig, SJ, has been missioned to pray for the Church and the Society at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Mich. He previously served in adult faith formation and sacramental ministry at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

 
Fr. Casimir Bukala, SJ, has been missioned to pray for the Church and the Society at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Mich. He previously served as professor emeritus of philosophy at John Carroll University and director of the Forgiveness Fellowship. 
Fr. Casimir Bukala, SJ, has been missioned to pray for the Church and the Society at Colombiere Center in Clarkston, Mich. He previously served as professor emeritus of philosophy at John Carroll University and director of the Forgiveness Fellowship.

     

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