A longtime priest in the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw is taking on additional duties. Fr. William Rutkowski was installed Sunday, as rector of the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption in Saginaw. He was appointed to the position by the Apostolic Administrator of the 11-county diocese, the Most Rev. Walter Hurley. As rector, Fr. Rutkowski said he plans to be involved with outreach to the cathedral’s neighbors revitalization efforts.

Fr. Rutkowski most recently was the sacramental minister at Saint John Vianney in Saginaw. Ordained as a priest November 1, 1987, he has served at ten other parishes in the diocese, including St. Stanislaus Kostka in Bay City and Saginaw’s St. Stephen Church. He will continue as vicar general and as director of seminarians for the diocese.