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Significant Dates for the Diocese of Joliet - August / September 2020
The Diocese of Joliet will be engaging the following events in the months of August and September
Bishop Pates Offers Endorsement of Catholic Grandparents' Association
We are called to support and equip grandparents in their responsibility and vocation as “disciples making disciples” within their families and communities.
Diocese of Joliet Announces Appointment of New Bishop, Most Reverend Ronald A. Hicks
Pope Francis today announced that he has named Bishop Ronald A. Hicks, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Chicago, as the sixth Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Joliet, IL.
Father Joins His Son as a Catholic Priest
A father and son both becoming priests is a rarity in the Catholic Church. On June 20, Fr. Peter Infanger was ordained to the priesthood in the Diocese of Joliet, following his son, Andrew, a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
UPDATED Priest Assignments for 2020
Bishop Pates has made the following appointments, which will be effective on July 1, 2020.
Diocese of Joliet Announces Appointment of Dr. Michael Boyle as Superintendent of Schools
Today Bishop Richard E. Pates, Apostolic Administrator, has announced the appointment of Dr. Michael J. Boyle as the new Superintendent of Schools for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet, effective July 6, 2020.
Bishop Pates Announces the Fall Re-Opening of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Joliet
Bishop Richard Pates, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Joliet, announced today that the 52 Catholic schools in the diocese will open this Fall.
Principal Lisa Smith Honored from St. Dennis, Lockport
Smith has been a principal in the Diocese of Joliet for 14 years. She was chosen from among more than 50 principals dedicated to Catholic schools.
Diocese of Joliet Announces the Retirement of Mike Bava, Chief Financial Officer, and Appointment of Successor Brian Schroeder
Bishop Richard Pates, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Joliet, today announced that Mr. Mike Bava, Chief Financial Officer for the diocese will retire, effective July 31, 2020. Bishop Pates also announced the appointment of Mr. Brian Schroeder, c

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