Bishop announces appointments

The following appointments have been announced by Bishop Michael O. Jackels.
Father Benjamin Shockey has been named as Pastor of St. Andrew Parish in Independence and St. Francis Xavier Parish in Cherryvale, effective on January 4, 2010.
Father Aaron Spexarth has been appointed as Chaplain of Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School, effective on January 4, 2010. He will stay in residence in the rectory of the Church of the Magdalen.
Father Thomas Leland has been granted temporary medical leave, effective December 7, 2009. He will be in residence in the rectory of the Church of the Magdalen.
Father Michael Simone, in addition to his duties as Diocesan Vocation Director, will serve as Temporary Administrator of St. Anne Parish in Wichita, effective on December 7, 2009. He will stay in residence at Christ the King Rectory.