Diocesan Official Appointment

Bishop Mark Brennan has made public the following appointments:

Very Rev. Sebastian E. Devasya is appointed Vicar Forane of the Beckley Vicariate for a period of three years, effective June 23, 2021. This is in addition to his current assignment as pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Bluefield and Sacred Heart Parish in Princeton.

Very Rev. Timothy J. Grassi is appointed Vicar Forane of the Martinsburg Vicariate for a period of three years, effective June 23, 2021. This is in addition to his upcoming new assignment effective June 23, 2021, as pastor of St. James the Greater Parish in Charles Town and St. Peter Chapel in Harpers Ferry.

Father Paul Mundumoozhikkaranirappel, C.S.T., is appointed designated pastor of Central Catholic High School in Wheeling for a term of three years, effective June 23, 2021. This is in addition to his assignment as pastor of Corpus Christi Parish in Wheeling.

Father Sravan Kumar Reddimasu is appointed chaplain of St. Mary Central School in Clarksburg and Notre Dame High School in Clarksburg, effective immediately. This assignment is in addition to his parochial responsibilities at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Stonewood.

Father Nye “Joseph” Wiley is appointed chaplain of Central Catholic High School in Wheeling, effective June 23, 2021. This is in addition to his parochial responsibilities at St. Michael Parish in Wheeling.

Father Justin Golna is appointed priest in residence at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling with residence at the parish rectory, effective July 1, 2021, through September 6, 2021.

Mr. Matthew R. Bowles is appointed executive director of the West Virginia Catholic Conference, effective immediately.

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