Clergy Assignments – Sept. 2017

Bishop Johnston is pleased to make the following clergy assignments, effective immediately:

Monsignor William Blacet is named Pastor Emeritus of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Kansas City. Monsignor Blacet will continue to provide priestly service at Our Lady of Good Counsel, including the celebration of Mass and the sacraments.

Father Richard Rocha has been appointed Pastor of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish and Rector of the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Kansas City. He will retain his office as Pastor of Saint Matthew Parish and residence at Saint Matthew in Kansas City.

Father Randy Sly has been appointed interim President of Saint Michael the Archangel Catholic High School. Father Randy will retain his offices as Pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish and Our Lady of Hope Parish in Kansas City as well as Parochial Vicar at Saint Therese North Parish in Kansas City.

Father Adam Haake is appointed Parochial Vicar of Saint Matthew Parish in Kansas City. Father Haake will also retain his office as Parochial Vicar and residence at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Kansas City.

Please pray for these men in their new positions.


  1. February 8, 2018 at 3:23 am #

    So Monsignor “I was not ordained to retire” Blacet has retired at 95…or been retired?

    • March 2, 2018 at 12:50 am #

      Well,when he used to say that he probably had no idea that he would still be going at 96, but he is. A nonagenarian shouldn’t be bothered with the detail of running a parish…but he should (and apparently is) continue to offer the sacraments. God bless him. I admired him when I ushered his 50th anniversary and saved a decrepit parish that was supposed to die with him. I was pleasantly surprised at his 60th, and amazed at his 70th (which I missed). Too bad, though, that he had to suffer through the railroading of good Bp. Finn and witness the harm done by Bergolio before comes to his reward.

      A great man, who saved my faith. I haven’t seen him in many years (I moved to the traditional Mass), but I still remember him in my prayers.

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