Pulpit Announcement for a Priest that has Decided to Leave Active Ministry


Earlier this week Fr. Kevin Shemuga met with Bishop Malesic and tendered his resignation from Office of Pastor of Our Lady of Guadalupe and active priestly ministry. Bishop Malesic has accepted his resignation effective immediately. Fr. Shemuga has discerned for a number of personal reasons that he has freely decided to resign from ministry. Pleases keep Fr. Shemuga in your prayers during this time of transition.

In an effort to continue to provide for the pastoral and sacramental needs of the faithful who attend Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish the bishop has made the following appointments effective immediately:

Fr. Larry Jurcak has been appointed Presbyteral Moderator of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. This appointment allows Fr. Jurcak to assist in the pastoral care of the parish in those areas which require priestly ordination. This assignment is in addition to his duties as Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Hudson.

Deacon Dave Govern has been appointed Parish Life Coordinator of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. As Parish Life Coordinator Deacon Govern will be responsible for the administration of the parish in accord with diocesan norms.