PORTLAND — Bishop Joseph Gerry, O.S.B., of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, has announced the following clergy assignments, which took effect July 1 in northern and central Maine:
The Rev. Philip Cyr, ordained to the priesthood in May 1969 by Bishop Peter L. Gerety, will become pastor of St. Mary’s in Houlton.
The Rev. Peter Gorham, ordained in February 1953 by Bishop Daniel J. Feeney in Portland, is retiring from active ministry. He has been pastor of St. Joseph’s Parish in Ellsworth since 1978.
The Rev. Daniel Madigan was ordained a Jesuit in June 1980 by Bishop Bernard J. Flanagan at Holy Cross College in Worcester. He will be pastoral associate at St. Louis Church in Fort Kent.
The Rev. James Michaud, ordained in May 1977 by Bishop Edward C. O’Leary, will become pastor of St. Joseph’s Church in Ellsworth.
The Rev. Richard Oullette, ordained in June 1975 by Bishop O’Leary, will be pastor of St. Gerard-Mount Carmel in Grand Isle in addition to his responsibilities at St. David’s in Madawaska, where he was assigned in 1995.
The Rev. William J. Carrigg was ordained to the priesthood in 1956. He will be administrator of St. Denis Parish in Fort Fairfield and St. Louis Parish in Limestone.
The Rev. Christopher LaRoche, ordained in June 1995 by Bishop Joseph Gerry, will be parochial vicar at Holy Rosary Parish in Caribou.
The Rev. Timothy Nadeau was ordained in May 1991 by Bishop Gerry. In 1995, he was appointed pastor of St. Ann’s Indian Mission at Old Town. In addition to his present responsibilities at St. Ann’s, he has been appointed pastor of St. Mary’s Parish in Orono.
The Rev. George Tracy was ordained to the priesthood in June 1984 by Auxiliary Bishop Amedee W. Proulx at St. Joseph’s Church in Washington, D.C. He was most recently pastor of St. Mary of the Assumption Parish in Orono. He is retiring from active ministry.