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Msgr. Stuart Swetland – silver jubilarian

Msgr. Swetland is the president of Donnelly College in Kansas City, Kansas, and also serves as professor of Leadership and Christian Ethics there. Prior to that, he was vice president for Catholic Identity and Mission and held the Archbishop Flynn Chair of Christian Ethics at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Born in Pittsburgh, […]

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Father James Kretz – silver jubilarian

A native of Pennsylvania, Father Kretz attended Temple Tech Institute in Philadelphia, where he earned an associate’s degree in computers and electronics. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Temple University. He received a master’s degree in philosophical theology from Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Father Kretz’s first assignments were as parochial […]

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Father William Keebler – silver jubilarian

Father Keebler was born in Daytona Beach, Florida. He attended Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, and studied for the priesthood at Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut, where he earned a master’s degree in theology and a master of divinity degree. His first assignment was as parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception in Streator. He went […]

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Msgr. Philip Halfacre – silver jubilarian

Msgr. Halfacre was born in East Chicago, Indiana, and grew up in Hammond. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Indiana University and master’s degrees in divinity and sacred theology, with an emphasis in moral theology, from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He also studied at the John Paul II Institute on […]

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Father Joseph Donton – silver jubilarian

Born in Florissant, Missouri, Father Donton attended Bergan High School in Peoria. He earned bachelor’s degrees in philosophy and youth ministry at Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Winona, Minnesota, and completed his studies for the priesthood with master’s degrees in divinity and moral theology at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. His first […]

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Father Dwight Campbell – silver jubilarian

Born in Chicago, Father Campbell holds a bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Chicago and received a law degree from the Loyola School of Law in 1982. After practicing law in central Illinois for four years as an assistant state’s attorney, he entered Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, where he earned master’s degrees in […]

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Msgr. Michael Bliss – silver jubilarian

Msgr. Bliss was born in Florissant, Missouri. He has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia, and studied for the priesthood at Holy Apostles Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut, where he earned a master’s degree in Scripture and a master’s of divinity degree. After ordination he served as parochial vicar […]

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