Year for Priests continues until June 19, 2010



Pope Benedict XVI has declared a “Year for Priests” beginning with the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on June 19, 2009. The year will conclude in Rome with an international gathering of priests with the Holy Father from June 9-11, 2010.
With the announcement of this Year for Priests, the Pope has declared St. John Vianney the Universal Patron of Priests on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the death of the Curé d’Ars.
Please pray for our priests that they might always be faithful to their sacred calling. For more information go to usccb.org.

A Prayer for our Priests
Dear Lord, we pray that the Blessed Mother wrap her mantle around your priests and through her intercession strengthen them for their ministry.
We pray that Mary will guide your priests to follow her own words, “Do whatever He tells you” (Jn 2:5).
May your priests have the heart of St. Joseph, Mary’s most chaste spouse.
May the Blessed Mother’s own pierced heart inspire them to embrace all who suffer at the foot of the cross.
May your priests be holy, filled with the fire of your love seeking nothing but your greater glory and the salvation of souls.
Amen.
Saint John Vianney, pray for us.

Remember our priests during this Year for Priests
Birth date — Bishops — Ordination date
April 13, 1954 — Most Rev Michael O. Jackels — May 30, 1981
April 30, 1931 — Most Rev. Eugene J. Gerber — May 19, 1959
Birth date — Priests — Ordination date
November 19, 1947 — Rev. Chrysostom Ah Maung — April 4, 1974
June 26, 1949 — Rev. Michael E. Baldwin — May 21, 1983
October 6, 1946 — Rev. Stephen R. Baxter — May 16, 1981
January 24, 1937 — Rev. Jerome A. Beat — May 25, 1963
August 6, 1959 — Rev. Brian D. Bebak — May 31, 1986
July 29, 1968 — Rev. Daryl W. Befort — May 27, 1995
September 27, 1925 — Rev. Victor A. Bieberle — May 21, 1951
December 28, 1954 — Rev. James J. Billinger — May 21, 1983
September 9, 1945 — Rev. Dwight J. Birket — May 27, 1972
June 22, 1964 — Rev. Ned J. Blick — May 23, 1992
February 21, 1926 — Rev. Colin J. Boor — May 31, 1950
October 25, 1973 — Rev. Jason W. Borkenhagen — May 26, 2001
July 10, 1958 — Rev. John B. Brungardt — May 23, 1998
May 14, 1931 — Rev. Arthur A. Busch — May 24, 1958
March 14, 1945 — Rev. Douglas Campbell — May 8, 1976
November 11, 1975 — Rev. Lawrence D. Carney III — May 26, 2007
June 20, 1932 — Rev. Msgr. William M. Carr — March 14,1959
September 17, 1925 — Rev. Francis Cox — June 4, 1950
July 3, 1921 — Rev. John L. Dinan — March 22, 1958
July 30, 1926 — Rev. Ivan C. Eck — May 19, 1951
October 20, 1924 — Rev. Reinhard C. Eck — June 8, 1950
June 2, 1960 — Rev. Joseph A. Eckberg — May 27, 2000
November 4, 1927 — Rev. Robert R. Freed — April 16, 1984
September 14, 1925 — Rev. Michael Garrahy — June 3, 1951
August 20, 1967 — Rev. Juan G. Garza — May 25, 2002
July 3, 1959 — Rev. Joseph M. Gile — May 28, 1988
May 19, 1932 — Rev. Msgr. John P. Gilsenan — June 17, 1956
November 28, 1964 — Rev. Bernard X. Gorges — May 27, 1995
June 25, 1933 — Rev. Eugene W. Grabner — May 28, 1959
February 3, 1955 — Rev. Stephen F. Gronert — May 31, 1986
September 28, 1926 — Rev. Charles K. Harvey — March 8, 1952
December 6, 1980 — Rev. John N. Hay — May 26, 2007
December 9, 1977 — Rev. Andrew E. Heiman — May 28, 2005
March 3, 1961 — Rev. Kent A. Hemberger — May 28, 1988
August 26, 1944 — Rev. Msgr. Robert E. Hemberger — May 30, 1970
December 1, 1967 — Rev. Thomas M. Hoisington — May 27, 1995
September 15, 1959 — Rev. John V. Hotze — June 5, 1993
November 4, 1973 — Rev. John F. Jirak — May 25, 2002
September 2, 1935 — Rev. Raymond J. Joyce — April 7, 1962
August 16, 1920 — Rev. Walter Karrer CSSR — January 12, 1947
April 2, 1979 — Rev. Adam J. Keiter — May 24, 2008
October 8, 1935 — Rev. Leon J. Kerschen — April 7, 1962
October 15, 1973 — Rev. Theodore Khin — December 5, 1999
December 16, 1967 — Rev. Michael A. Klag — May 24, 2003
February 20, 1963 — Rev. Edmond G. Kline — May 29, 2004
October 4, 1952 — Rev. Andrew H. Kuykendall — May 20, 1978
June 11, 1917 — Rev. Msgr. Irvin F. Lampe — May 30, 1943
January 27, 1960 — Rev. John P. Lanzrath — May 28, 1988
March 16, 1933 — Rev. Patrick J. Larkin — June 2, 1957
August 24, 1967 — Rev. Thomas H. Leland — May 29, 1999
July 24, 1973 — Rev. C. Jarrod Lies — May 26, 2001
September 26, 1969 — Rev. David J. Lies — May 23, 1998
July 24, 1932 — Rev. Leroy Linnebur — December 20, 1961
October 15, 1978 — Rev. Michael J. Linnebur — May 24, 2008
March 4, 1976 — Rev. Daniel S. Lorimer — May 29, 2004
September 11, 1956 — Rev. Jose M. Machado — May 15, 1993
January 14, 1952 — Rev. James S. Mainzer — May 23, 1987
February 16, 1938 — Rev. H. Patrick Malone — June 7, 1969
February 11, 1930 — Rev. J. Patrick Mannion — March 26, 1955
March 31, 1977 — Rev. Matthew D. Marney — May 26, 2007
November 17, 1977 — Rev. David T. Marstall — May 29, 2004
February 19, 1967 — Rev. Darrin M. May — May 29, 1999
February 4, 1956 — Rev. Michael J. Maybrier — May 31, 1986
May 16, 1947 — Rev. Robert W. McElwee — Aug. 21, 1983
July 20, 1957 — Rev. Matthew C. McGinness — May 27, 1989
December 5, 1928 — Rev. Msgr. Thomas McGread — June 21, 1953
December 14, 1951 — Rev. Floyd E. McKinney — May 10, 1980
June 26, 1968 — Rev. W. Shawn McKnight — May 28, 1994
November 19, 1925 — Rev. Charles J. Middleton — May 15, 1951
June 13, 1949 — Rev. John P. Miller — May 15, 1982
March 16, 1977 — Rev. Brian D. Nelson — May 24, 2003
March 24, 1978 — Rev. Ben Nhat Nguyen — Oct. 22, 2005
July 12, 1972 — Rev. Hien P. Nguyen — May 27, 2000
May 19, 1969 — Rev. Scott Cuong Nguyen — May 31, 1997
May 1, 1921 — Rev. Joseph T. Nolan — May 16, 1953
February 27, 1957 — Rev. Michael E. Nolan — May 26, 1984
January 1, 1937 — Rev. Paul J. Oborny — Sept. 21, 1963
September 29, 1923 — Rev. Donal J. O’Hare — June 20, 1954
March 15, 1965 — Rev. Sherman A. Orr — May 25, 1991
February 18, 1975 — Rev. Ruben Ortiz-Montelongo — May 26, 2007
November 25, 1924 — Rev. John J. “Sean” O’Shea — June 4, 1950
February 28, 1956 — Rev. Larry J. Parker — May 26, 1984
August 4, 1953 — Rev. H. Michael Peltzer — May 10, 1980
November 12, 1924 — Rev. Robert F. Pepe — May 30, 1950
January 1, 1952 — Rev. Hung Quoc Pham — March 4, 1989
December 29, 1966 — Rev. Samuel J. Pinkerton — May 27, 1995
February 2, 1927 — Rev. Msgr. Charles W. Regan — March 29, 1958
June 20, 1921 — Rev. John C. Reinkemeyer — May 24, 1951
September 23, 1920 — Rev. James J. Roth — June 1, 1946
September 30, 1982 — Rev. Benjamin Sawyer — May 23, 2009
January 27, 1936 — Rev. Thomas F. Scaletty — May 25, 1963
May 3, 1947 — Rev. Steven P. Scheier — May 26, 1973
June 23, 1965 — Rev. Michael J. Schemm — June 5, 1993
July 27, 1941 — Rev. Wayne L. Schmid — June 1, 1968
June 8, 1955 — Rev. Kenneth J. Schuckman — May 23, 1992
April 19, 1961 — Rev. Andrew J. Seiler — May 28, 1988
May 28, 1962 — Rev. Charles F. Seiwert — May 29, 1999
July 27, 1959 — Rev. H Jay Setter — May 28, 1988
March 30, 1945 — Rev. John P. Sherlock — Nov. 26, 1969
October 3, 1969 — Rev. Benjamin D. Shockey — May 29, 2004
August 15, 1973 — Rev. Michael M. Simone — May 24, 2003
December 18, 1925 — Rev. Joseph P. Slomski — Feb. 28, 1953
July 12, 1965 — Rev. Stuart M.Smeltzer — May 25, 1996
July 20, 1959 — Rev. Robert K. Spencer — May 18, 1985
March 4, 1982 — Rev. Aaron D. Spexarth — May 24, 2008
February 17, 1958 — Rev. Daniel J. Spexarth — May 26, 1984
February 17, 1929 — Rev. James J. Spexarth — May 3, 1955
June 5, 1974 — Rev. Jerome J. Spexarth — May 26, 2001
September 2, 1944 — Rev. Thomas J. Stroot — May 30, 1970
October 21, 1942 — Rev. Richard F. Stuchlik — Dec. 20, 1968
May 31, 1970 — Rev. Joseph C. Tatro — May 27, 2000
October 20, 1943 — Rev. Stephen Thapwa — March 12, 1976
September 29, 1944 — Rev. Donald R. Thissen — May 30, 1970
January 12, 1969 — Rev. Daniel Vacca — May 27, 1995
September 5, 1962 — Rev. Kenneth S. VanHaverbeke — May 25, 1991
October 6, 1975 — Rev. Nicholas A. Voelker — May 25, 2002
June 4, 1950 — Rev. Robert B. Wachter — May 8, 1976
December 25, 1964 — Rev. Thomas Wai — March 18, 1992
December 10, 1965 — Rev. Eric M. Weldon — May 27, 2000
October 22, 1971 — Rev. James F. Weldon — May 23, 1998
December 29, 1942 — Rev. Thomas A. Welk C.PP.S. — June 7, 1969
July 10, 1947 — Rev. Sixtus Ye Myint — April 9, 1978
April 10, 1962 — Rev. Patrick G. York — May 26, 1990
Looking up into the dome of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Wichita. (Advance photo by Don McClane)