Priests Assigned as Pastors, Administrators


Two priests were appointed pastors and three were named administrators, the Cardinal’s Office announced.

The newly appointed pastors were Father Donald Kaufman, L.C., St. Peter-St. Denis, Yonkers, effective Sept. 10, and Father Hernan Paredes, S.J., Our Lady of Mount Carmel-St. Benedicta and St. Mary of the Assumption, Staten Island, effective Aug. 1.

The new administrators were Father Alexis Bastidas, St. Teresa, Manhattan, effective Aug. 1; Father John Palatucci, St. John the Evangelist, Pawling, and St. Charles Borromeo, Dover Plains, effective Sept. 1; and Father Osiris Salcedo, S.D.B., St. Luke, the Bronx, effective, Sept. 6.

Father Donald Kaufman, L.C., had served as parochial vicar at two parishes in Cancun, Mexico, since 2008. He was ordained for the Legionaries of Christ in 2007.

Father Hernan Paredes, S.J., was a teacher at Loyola School, Manhattan, 2011-2017. He served as parochial vicar of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Staten Island, 2009-2011, and St. Anthony, Oceanside, 2003-2009. He was campus minister at Colegio San Gabriel, Quito, Ecuador, 1995-2003. Born in Quito, he was ordained for the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in 1995.

Father Alexis Bastidas had served as temporary administrator of St. Luke, the Bronx, since last year. He was parochial vicar of Blessed Sacrament, Manhattan, for many years, and St. Mary, Poughkeepsie, 2010. He was ordained in his native Venezuela in 1982 and incardinated into the archdiocese in 2009.

Father Osiris Salcedo, S.D.B., had served as temporary administrator of St. Teresa, Manhattan, since July. He also served at Incarnation, Manhattan, where he was pastor, 2016-2017; administrator, 2014-2016; and parochial vicar, 2002-2004. He served as administrator of St. Pius V, the Bronx, 2012-2014, and as parochial vicar of St. John Chrysostom, the Bronx, 2010-2012, and St. Elizabeth, Manhattan, 2004-2010. He was ordained in the Dominican Republic for the Salesians of Don Bosco in 1997.

Father John Palatucci had served as parochial vicar at St. Aedan, Pearl River, since 2015. He also served as St. Paul, Congers, 2011-2015; St. Helena, the Bronx, 2010-2011 and 2004-2007; and St. Joseph-St. Thomas, Staten Island, 2007-2010. He was ordained in 2004.


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