Past Priests

St Mary has a rich heritage of priests who have served Lake Leelanau and Leelanau County over the past 150 + years. Their service to God and his flock has been truly a blessing to all the have touched. Below are pictures of the Fathers of St Mary, a few of our Diocese of Gaylord Bishops and the years which they were assigned here. May God Bless his shepherds who heard His call.

1864-1869 Rt. Rev Mrak

Rev. Ignatius Mrak

1864 – 1869

1869-1870 Rev. Andrew Herbstrit

Rev.  Andrew Herbstrit

1869 – 1870

1870-1877 Rev. Philip Zorn

Rev. Philip Zorn

1870 – 1877

1877-1888 Rev. George Ziegler

Rev. George Ziegler

1877 – 1888

1885-1889 Rev. Joseph Bauer

Rev. Joseph Bauer

1885 – 1889

1891-1895 - 1899-1916 Rev. Frederick. H. Ruessmann or Russmann

Rev. Frederick Ruessmann

1891 – 1895

1895 Rev. Alex F. Zugelder

Rev. Alex Zugelder

1895

1891-1895 - 1899-1916 Rev. Frederick. H. Ruessmann or Russmann

Rev. Frederick Ruessmann

1891 – 1895

1916-1921 Rev. Francis X. Downs or Downes

Rev. Francis Downs

1916 – 1921

1921 Rev. John Grinzinger

Rev. John Grinzinger

1921

1921-1928 Rev. Thomas W. Albin

Rev. Thomas W. Albin

1921 – 1928

1928-1930 Rev. Leo McMannon or McManmon

Rev. Leo McMannon

1928 – 1930

1930-1940 Rev. Albert A. Kehren

Rev. Albert Kehren

1930 – 1940

1940-1946 Rev. Edward Neubecker

Rev. Edward Neubecker

1940 – 1946

1946-1961 Rev. Linus M. Schrems

Rev. Linus Schrems

1946 – 1961

1961-1967 Rev. Frederick J. Voss

Rev. Frederick Voss

1961 – 1967

1967-1969 Rev. Robert Heyer

Rev. Robert Heyer

1967 – 1969

1969-1974 Rev. Joseph F. Wiekierak

Rev. Joseph Wiekierak

1969 – 1974

1971-1981 Most Rev. Edmund C. Szoka, J.C.L., D.D.

Most Rev. Edmund Szoka

1971 – 1981

1974-1978 Rev. Patrick Barrett

Rev. Patrick Barrett

1974 – 1978

1978 Rev. Martin Toolis

Rev. Martin Toolis

1978

1978-1984 Rev. Arthur Mulka

Rev. Arthur Mulka

1978 – 1984

1981-1989 Most Rev. Robert J. Rose, S.T.L., D.D.

Most Rev. Robert Rose

1981 – 1989

1984-1988 Rev. Francis Partridge

Rev. Francis Partridge

1984 – 1988

1988-1989 Rev. Michael Conner

Rev. Michael Conner

1988 – 1989

1988-1991 Rev. Walter Derylo

Rev. Walter Derylo

1988 – 1991

1989-1993 Rev. John Tupper

Rev. John Tupper

1989 – 1993

1989-2009 Most Rev. Patrick R. Cooney, S.T.D., S.T.L.

Most Rev. Patrick Cooney

1989 – 2009

1993-1997 Rev. Charles Donajkowski

Rev. Charlie Donajkowski

1993 – 1997

Fr. Jerry

Rev. Jerry Hunko

1997 – 2005

father michael photo

Rev Micahel Janowski

2005 – Present

Bishop Bernard A. Hebda

Most Rev. Bernard Hebda

2009 – 2013

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