Appointments, retirements announced by the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux

The Rev. Daniel “Danny” Poche’

Monsigor Frederic J. Brunet

The Rev. Rholando "Rholly" Grecia

The rev. Clyde Mahler

Th Rev. Charles "Charlie" Perkins

The Rev. Joseph "Joey" Pilola

The Rev. Wimer "Willie" Todd

The Rev. Mitchel "Mitch" Semar

The Rev. Mark Toups

The Alexis "Alex" Lazarra

The Rev. Joseph Tregre

The Rev. John J. Arogyasami

The Rev. Blair Sabaricos

The Rev. Mario A Veloso

The Rev. Eric Leyble

The retirement of two priests, the appointment of seven pastors, two administrators, three associates and one advanced studies assignment have been announced by Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux Bishop Shelton J. Fabre, all effective July 1, in a news release issued Monday.
In a letter to the priests, Fabre expressed deep gratitude to Monsignor Frederic J. Brunet and to the Rev. Daniel “Danny” Poche’ for their many years of priestly ministry and wished God’s abundant blessings upon them as they retire.
Brunet, who has been serving as pastor of St. Joseph Church parish in Chauvin, for the past 42 years, is retiring. Brunet is a native of Thibodaux. He was ordained June 6, 1960.
Poche’, who has been serving as pastor of Holy Cross Church parish in Morgan City, for the past nine years, is retiring. Poche’ is a native of Houma. He was ordained March 4, 1978.
The Rev. Rholando “Rholly” Grecia, who has been serving as associate pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary Church parish in Larose and Sacred Heart Church parish in Cut Off, has been appointed pastor of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church parish in Houma, for a period of six years. Grecia is a native of Lucena City, Philippines. He was ordained Sept. 8, 1998.
The Rev. Clyde Mahler, who has been serving as pastor of Maria Immacolata Church parish in Houma, has been appointed as pastor of Holy Cross Church parish in Morgan City, for a period of six years. Mahler is a native of Kraemer. He was ordained May 22, 1999.
The Rev. Charles “Charlie” Perkins, who has been serving as pastor of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church parish in Houma, has been appointed as pastor of St. Mary’s Nativity Church parish in Raceland, for a period of six years. Perkins is a native of Thibodaux. He was ordained Feb. 25, 1978.
The Rev. Joseph “Joey” Pilola, who has been serving as administrator of Holy Family Church parish in Grand Caillou, has been appointed pastor of Maria Immacolata Church parish in Houma, for a period of six years. Pilola is a native of Fort Dix, NJ. He was ordained May 30, 1987.
The Rev. Wilmer “Willie” Todd, who has been retired since June 2007, has been appointed pastor of St. Joseph Church parish in Chauvin, for a period of six years. Todd is a native of New Orleans. He was ordained Dec. 21, 1963.
The Rev. Mitchel “Mitch” Semar, who has been serving as associate pastor of St. Luke Church parish in Thibodaux and St. Lucy Church parish in Houma has been appointed pastor of these two parishes, for a period of six years. Semar is a native of Sulphur. He was ordained May 26, 2012.
The Rev. Mark Toups, who has been serving as administrator of Christ the Redeemer Church parish in Thibodaux, has been appointed pastor of that parish, for a period of six years. He will continue to serve as diocesan director of Seminarians. Toups is a native of Houma. He was ordained May 26, 2001.
The Rev. Alexis “Alex” Lazarra, who has been serving as associate pastor of Sacred Heart Church parish in Cut Off, has been appointed as administrator of Holy Family Church parish in Grand Caillou. Lazarra is a native of Can-Avid, E. Samar, Philippines. He was ordained June 5, 2010.
The Rev. Joseph Tregre, who has been serving as associate pastor of Annunziata Church parish in Houma has been appointed administrator of St. Joseph Church parish in Galliano. Tregre is a native of Houma. He was ordained May 26, 2012.
The Rev. John J. Arogyasami, who has been serving as associate pastor of St. Mary’s Nativity Church parish in Raceland, has been appointed as associate pastor of Our Lady of the Rosary Church parish in Larose and Sacred Heart Church parish in Cut Off. Arogyasami is a native of Koneripatti, Tamil Nadu, India. He was ordained March 30, 1989.
The Rev. Blair Sabaricos, who has been serving as associate pastor of Christ the Redeemer Church parish in Thibodaux, has been appointed associate pastor of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral parish in Thibodaux. Sabaricos is a native of Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines. He was ordained April 10, 1991.
The Rev. Mario A. Veloso, who has been serving as administrator of St. Joseph Church parish in Galliano, has been appointed associate pastor of St. Hilary of Poitiers Church parish in Mathews. Veloso is a native of Maribojoc, Bohol, Philippines. He was ordained April 28, 1990.
The Rev. Eric Leyble, who has been serving as associate pastor of St. Joseph Co-Cathedral parish in Thibodaux, has been assigned to advanced studies in Canon Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Leyble is a native of Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines. He was ordained May 26, 2012.

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