On June 1, 2017, the diocese published the following clergy appointments:
Priests Appointment for the Diocese of St. Paul 2017
St Paul Diocese clergy appointments effective as of July 1st, 2017 unless otherwise indicated.
1. Fr Hong Kim Nguyen retires from active ministry with our prayers and gratitude for his years of faithful and generous ministry.
2. Fr Paulson Kannanaikal, cmi of Whitecourt parish is appointed pastor of Athabasca parish.
3. Fr Benjamin Belgica, associate pastor of St Paul parish in Ft McMurray, is appointed pastor of Whitecourt parish.
4. Fr Michael Ngo, associate pastor of St Louis de France in Bonnyville, will serve as interim pastor of St Paul in Ft McMurray for the month of July and return to Bonnyville for August.
5. Fr. Raldy Jhack Diaz, resident in St. Paul, is appointed associate pastor of St. Paul Parish in Ft McMurray as of August 1, 2017.
6. Transitional Deacon Jestoni Porras of St Paul Parish in Ft McMurray is appointed to St Catherine Parish in Lac La Biche as of September 1, 2017.