Three priest assignments announced


By Anne Marie Amacher
The Catholic Messenger

Bishop Martin Amos has announced three more priest assignments that will take effect July 1.

Father Robert Cloos, 57, will become parochial vicar at Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace Parish in Clinton. He graduated from Western State Colorado University with a Bachelor of Arts in finance and a minor in accounting. He completed his theology studies and Master of Divinity from Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wisconsin.

Prior to discerning his call to the priesthood, Fr. Cloos was a member of the U.S. Air Force and Navy Reserves from 1976-81. He worked as an accountant from 1986-88, electrician from 1988-90, did maintenance for Brown and Ferris Corp. from 1990-97, worked for Hollywood Entertainment Corp. from 1997-2007 and at ADM in Clinton from 2008-09. He entered the seminary in 2009. He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Amos on June 7, 2014, at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport. Fr. Cloos has been parochial vicar of Ss. Mary & Mathias Parish in Muscatine since his ordination.

Fr. Dinh

Father Hai Dinh, 52, will become parochial vicar of Ss. Mary & Mathias Parish in Muscatine. A native of Vietnam, Fr. Dinh graduated from the University of Technical Pedagogy in Saigon, Vietnam, with a degree in technical drawing. He made several attempts to escape from Vietnam and eventually joined his family in Davenport. Before entering the seminary he worked several jobs. He completed his theology studies at the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein Seminary, in Mundelein, Illinois.

He was ordained to the priesthood May 10, 2008, at Sacred Heart Cathedral by Bishop Amos. Fr. Dinh was part-time parochial vicar at both St. Paul the Apostle Parish and Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport from 2008-10, then full-time parochial vicar at the cathedral from 2010-2012. He has been a parochial vicar at Ss. John & Paul Parish in Burlington since 2012.

Fr. Greiner

Father Jacob Greiner, 33, will become pastor of St. Anthony Parish in Knoxville and Sacred Heart Parish in Melcher. He has been administrator at the two parishes since 2014.

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