Bishop Stika announces priest appointments

Bishop Richard F. Stika has announced appointments for four diocesan priests, with three of the appointments in addition to current assignments.

Father Matthew Donahue, who was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Stika on Aug. 7, will be studying canon law at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome for three years.

Father Jorge Mejia, CM, who is an associate pastor at All Saints Parish in Knoxville, also will serve as chaplain of the diocesan Pastoral Juvenil Ministry.

Father Marcin Gładysz, who is an associate pastor at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, also will serve as chaplain of the diocesan Young Adult Ministry.

And Father Valentin Iurochkin, IVE, who is an associate pastor at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Chattanooga, also will serve as chaplain of the diocesan Courage and EnCourage programs.

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