Fr. Amadeo appointed vicar general
Father Michael Amadeo, pastor of Holy Trinity Parish in Des Moines' Beaverdale neighborhood, has been appointed by Bishop Richard Pates as the vicar general for the diocese.
Father Amadeo will continue in his role as pastor while taking on this additional role for the diocese. As vicar general, he will coordinate the ministry of the active priests in the diocese.
He earned his bachelor's degree from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, a master's degree from the University of St. Thomas/St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota and was ordained a priest in 1992. Since then, Father Amadeo has served Sacred Heart Parish in West Des Moines, St. Mary-Holy Cross Parish in Elkhart and Holy Trinity Parish in Des Moines. In addition, he studied Canon law at Catholic University of America and has served the diocesan Tribunal.
Father Amadeo replaces Father David Fleming, who will continue in his roles as pastor of St. Pius X Parish and as diocesan exorcist, leading Deliverance Ministry.