Bishop Malone announces two diocese assignments

Bishop Richard J. Malone has announced the following assignments for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, according to a news release from the diocese:

• The Rev. John McHugh has been named campus chaplain at St. Joseph’s College of Maine in Standish.

McHugh, a Capuchin Franciscan friar, was a faculty member at St. Anselm College in Manchester, N.H., and as an associate chaplain and the director of the Catholic Student Center at Dartmouth College until 2002. He has also served in several assignments in New York.

McHugh earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Anthony College Seminary in Hudson, N.Y., and his graduate divinity degree at the Capuchin Theological Seminary in Garrison, N.Y. He has a master’s in theology from Maryknoll Seminary in Ossining, N.Y., and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame.

• The Rev. Peter Kaseta has been appointed parochial vicar at Parish of the Holy Eucharist in Falmouth, Gray and Yarmouth. Kaseta, a Capuchin Franciscan friar, had been on sabbatical for a year after serving eight years at St. Joseph Church in Portland.

He entered the order in 1959 and was ordained in 1967 and has served in Springfield, Mass., and in New York prior to coming to Maine in 2002.