Official deacon and clergy appointments





The following Permanent Deacons are appointed to diaconal ministry in the Archdiocese of Dubuque.


Deacon Charles Bernhard is assigned to St. Cecilia Parish, Ames.


Deacon Tom Blomme is assigned to St. Patrick Parish, Britt; St. Patrick Parish, Buffalo Center; St. Wenceslaus Parish, Duncan; St. James Parish, Forest City; St. Boniface Parish, Garner; and St. Patrick Parish, Lake Mills


Deacon Mark Dolash is assigned to St. Henry Parish, Marshalltown.


Deacon Chris Evans is assigned to Blessed Sacrament Parish, Waterloo.


Deacon Travis King is assigned to St. Columbkille and St. Joseph the Worker parishes, Dubuque.


Deacon Matt Miller is assigned to St. Mary Parish, Greene; Holy Name Parish, Rockford; and St. Mary Parish, Roseville.


Deacon Dan O’Brien is assigned to St. Benedict Parish, Decorah.


Deacon Robert Pailthorpe is assigned to St. John Parish, Blairstown; St. Paul Parish, Newhall; St. Michael Parish, Norway; Immaculate Conception Parish, Van Horne; and St. Patrick Parish, Watkins.


Deacon Michael Schemmel is assigned to St. Peter Parish, Clermont; St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Fayette; Immaculate Conception Parish, Sumner; and Holy Name Parish, West Union.


Deacon Stan Upah is assigned to St. Michael Parish, Belle Plaine; St. Joseph Parish, Chelsea; and St. Patrick Parish, Tama.


Deacon Scott Zogg is assigned to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Hiawatha.


Effective: July 15, 2017





Father Homero Cardozo Vargas is assigned as Pastor of Queen of Peace parish in Waterloo, effective immediately.



Michael O. Jackels

Archbishop of Dubuque





Sr. Maureen McPartland, O.P.