Bishop announces pastoral appointments

Published: June 30, 2017

Bishop Anthony B. Taylor announced the following pastoral appointments for the Diocese of Little Rock on June 30, 2017.

Effective Aug. 15:

  • Rev. Michael Sinkler appointed chaplain for the Olivetan Benedictine Sisters at Holy Angels Convent in Jonesboro. This is in addition to his current responsibilities as chaplain at St. Bernard Hospital in Jonesboro and pastor of St. Norbert Church in Marked Tree and St. Anthony Church in Weiner.
  • Rev. Udochukwu Vincent Ogbuji, priest of the Diocese of Umuahia, Nigeria, to leave the service of the Diocese of Little Rock.

Effective Sept. 9:                               

  • Sister Mary Clare Bezner, OSB, appointed minister for religious in the Diocese of Little Rock, with residence at Christ the King Church in Little Rock. This is in addition to her current responsibilities with the Olivetan Benedictine sisters.
  • Sister Joan Pytlik, DC, relieved of her responsibilities as minister for religious to volunteer for advocacy work for the Diocese of Little Rock.