The Diocese of Allentown has given some priests new assignments including one in Carbon County and several in Schuylkill County. The new assignments take effect on Tuesday, June 14.

Rev. Anthony M. Drouncheck, current pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Nesquehoning, has been assigned as administrator for Annunication BVM Church, in Catasauqua.

Rev. Francis P. Schoenauer, currently pastor of St. Nicholas Church, Walnutport, has been named the new pastor of St. Francis of Assisi in Nesquehoning.

The other new assignments announced by the diocese included the following:

Rev. J. Michael Beers, from pastor, Annunciation BVM Church, St. Ann Church and St. Joseph Church, Frackville, to pastor, St. Anthony of Padua Church, Easton.

Rev. Kevin J. Bobbin, from parochial vicar, Holy Infancy Church, Bethlehem, to parochial vicar, St. Ambose Church, Schuylkill Haven.

Rev. Robert T. Finlan, from president, Bethlehem Catholic High School and resident, Sacred Heart Church, Miller Heights, to pastor, Annunciation BVM Church, St. Ann Church and St. Joseph Church, Frackville.

Rev. Abraham Ha, from parochial vicar, St. Ambrose Church, Schuylkill Haven, to parochial vicar, St. Anne Church, Bethlehem.

Rev Joel E. Kiefer, from parochial vicar, St. Patrick Church, and chaplain, Nativity BVM High School, both of Pottsville, released to the priestly fraternity of St. Peter for a one year postulancy.

Rev. Jason F. Stokes, newly ordained to parochial vicar, St. Patrick Church and chaplain, Nativity BVM High School, both of Pottsville.

Rev. Thomas P. Bortz, from parochial vicar, Holy Infancy Church, Bethlehem, to parochial vicar, St. Ambrose Church, Schuylkill Haven.

Rev. Michael J. Stone, from pastor, St. Ambrose Church, Schuylkill Haven, to pastor emeritis at the church.

Monsignor Edward S. Zemanik, from pastor, St. Anthony of Padua Church, Easton, to pastor, St. Ambrose Church, Schuylkill Haven.

Rev. Achilles Ayaton, resident, Notre Dame Church, Bethlehem, also to chaplain, St. Francis Convent, Monocacy Manor.

Rev. Ronald P. Bowman, from parochial vicar, Immaculate Conception BVM Church, Douglassville, to parochial vicar, St. Ignatius Loyola Church, Reading.

Rev. Richard C. Brensinger, from administrator, St. Mary Church, Ringtown, and St. Joseph Church, Sheppton, to Catholic Campus Ministry for Kutztown University, Kutztown, and Albright College, Reading.

Monsignor Thomas A. Derzack, from pastor, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Bangor, and chaplain, Piux X High School, Bangor, and to pastor, St. Nicholas Church, Walnutport.

Monsignor Victor F. Finelli, from administrator, Annunciation BVM Church, Catasauqua, to pastor, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Allentown; remains at Diocesan Tribunal.

Rev. John A. Frink, from president, Holy Name High School, Reading, chaplain, Precious Blood Convent, and resident, St. John Baptist de La Salle Rectory, Shillington, to sabbatical for a period of six months.

Rev. Andrew N. Gehringer, from director, Office of Vocations and resident, Holy Trinity Church, Whitehall, to administrator, St. Paul Church, Allentown, and director, Office of Hispanic Affairs.

Monsignor William E. Handges, from pastor, St. Peter Church, Coplay, to pastor emeritus of the church.

Monsignor David L. James, from pastor, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Allentown, to director, Office of Vocations and resident, Holy Trinity Church, Whitehall; remains vicar for Synod Implementation.

Rev. James V. Jankaitis, from leave of abscene to retirement.

Monsignor Nevin J. Klinger, from Catholic Campus Ministry for Kutztown Univeristy, Kutztown, and Albright College, Reading, to pastor, Assumption BVM Church, Bethlehem.

Rev. Stephen L. Maco, from parochial vicar, St. Paul Church, Allentown, to pastor, Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Bangor, and chaplain, Pius X High School, Bangor.

Monsignor John J. Martin, from pastor, Assumption BVM Church, Bethlehem, to pastor, St. Peter Church, Coplay.

Monsignor Joseph R. Sobiesiak, from pastor, St. Paul Church, Allentown, to parochial vicar, Holy Infancy Church, Bethlehem.

Rev. James M. Torpey, from parochial vicar, St. Mary Church, Hamburg, to administrator, St. Mary Church, Ringtown, and St. Joseph Church, Sheppton.