Bishop Deeley announces priest assignments
PORTLAND — Bishop Robert Deeley has announced several priest assignments, effective on Wednesday, July 5.
Fr. Selvaraj Kasi, HGN, has been appointed administrator of Holy Family Parish in Greenville and St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Jackman. Fr. Kasi is currently parochial vicar of the Portland Peninsula and Island Parishes.
A native of Tamil Nadu, India, Fr. Kasi was ordained to the priesthood on June 29, 2013, in Tiruvannamalai. Since his ordination, he has served in Tanzania in a variety of roles, including as a school headmaster, as his congregation’s mission superior, and teaching and caring for residents at a hostel. Since his arrival in Maine, Fr. Kasi has served in Caribou, Presque Isle, Portage, Washburn, Fort Fairfield, Mars Hill, Limestone, Ashland, Stockholm, Lewiston, Lisbon Falls, Sabattus, Fort Kent, St. Agatha, Madawaska, and in his current parish assignments. Fr. Kasi is a member of the Heralds of Good News.
Fr. Hyacinth Fornkwa has been appointed administrator of Holy Spirit Parish (St. Martha Church, Kennebunk; St. Mary Church, Wells; All Saints Church, Ogunquit). Fr. Fornkwa is currently administrator of Holy Family Parish and St. Anthony of Padua Parish.
A native of Cameroon, he was ordained to the priesthood on March 27, 2008, and has served at parishes and schools in Cameroon for nearly ten years. Fr. Fornkwa also served as a dean and a member of the presbyteral council in the Diocese of Kumbo for six years. He fluently speaks five languages. Since his arrival in Maine, he has served in Camden, Rockland, Belfast, Islesboro, Vinalhaven, and North Haven.
Fr. Emile Dubé has been appointed rector of St. Ignatius Chapel in Northeast Harbor. This appointment is in addition to his current assignments as pastor of the Parish of the Transfiguration of the Lord (Holy Redeemer Church, Bar Harbor; St. Peter Church, Manset; Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, Little Cranberry Island), Stella Maris Parish (St. Vincent de Paul Church, Bucksport; Our Lady of Holy Hope Church, Castine; St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Stonington), and St. Joseph Parish (St. Joseph Church, Ellsworth; Blue Hill Mission, Blue Hill; Our Lady of the Lake Church, Dedham; St. Margaret Church, Winter Harbor).
A native of Lewiston and a graduate of St. Dominic Regional High School, Fr. Dubé was ordained to the priesthood on May 26, 2012, at Holy Family Church in Lewiston. Prior to his ordination, he served for 35 years as a brother in the Catholic religious order of the Salesians of St. John Bosco in New York. Since his ordination, he has served in Caribou, Brunswick, Dexter, Dover-Foxcroft, Milo, Pittsfield, and in his current parish assignments.