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Diocese of

Grand Rapids

United States United States

Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Ecclesiastical Province: Detroit

Neighbouring Dioceses: Kalamazoo (↓), Gaylord (↑), Saginaw (→), Lansing (↘)

Address: Cathedral Square Center, 360 Division Ave. S., Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4539, United States

Phone: +1 (616) 243-0491

Websites: LinkTwitter Feed

History

  • 1882.05.19: Established as Diocese of Grand Rapids / Grandicataracten(sis) (Latin) (from Diocese of Detroit)
  • 1938.02.26: Lost territory to establish Diocese of Saginaw
  • 1970.12.19: Lost territory to establish Diocese of Gaylord and Diocese of Kalamazoo

Special Churches

All Churches (102)

Kalamazoo (↓), Gaylord (↑), Saginaw (→), Lansing (↘)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2013.04.18 – ...):Bishop David John Walkowiak (60)Bishop David John Walkowiak (60)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Grand Rapids (Roman Rite)

Bishop David John Walkowiak (60)Bishop David John Walkowiak (60)
(2013.04.18 – ...)

Bishop of Grand Rapids (United States)

Gratias agite Domino

Born:1953.06.18 (United States)
Ordained Priest:1979.06.09
Consecrated Bishop:2013.06.18

Bishop of Grand Rapids (United States) (2013.04.18 – ...)

Bishop Walter Allison Hurley (76)Bishop Walter Allison Hurley (76)
(2005.06.21 – 2013.04.18)

Bishop emeritus of Grand Rapids (United States)

Serve with gladness

Born:1937.05.30 (Canada)
Ordained Priest:1965.06.05
Consecrated Bishop:2003.08.12

Titular Bishop of Chunavia (2003.07.07 – 2005.06.21)

Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit (United States) (2003.07.07 – 2005.06.21)

Bishop of Grand Rapids (United States) (2005.06.21 – 2013.04.18)

Cardinal Adam Joseph Maida (84)Cardinal Adam Joseph Maida (84)
(Apostolic Administrator 2004.05.16 – 2005.06.21)

Bishop Kevin Michael Britt
(2003.10.13 – 2004.05.15)

Born:1944.11.19 (United States)
Ordained Priest:1970.06.28
Consecrated Bishop:1994.01.06
Died:2004.05.15 († 59)

Titular Bishop of Œscus (1993.11.23 – 2002.12.10)

Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit (United States) (1993.11.23 – 2002.12.10)

Coadjutor Bishop of Grand Rapids (United States) (2002.12.10 – 2003.10.13)

Bishop of Grand Rapids (United States) (2003.10.13 – 2004.05.15)

Bishop Robert John Rose (84)Bishop Robert John Rose (84)
(1989.06.24 – 2003.10.13)

Bishop emeritus of Grand Rapids (United States)

Born:1930.02.28 (United States)
Ordained Priest:1955.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1981.12.06

Bishop of Gaylord (United States) (1981.10.13 – 1989.06.24)

Bishop of Grand Rapids (United States) (1989.06.24 – 2003.10.13)

Bishop Joseph Matthew Breitenbeck
(1969.10.15 – 1989.06.24)

Born:1914.08.03 (United States)
Ordained Priest:1942.05.30
Consecrated Bishop:1965.12.20
Died:2005.03.12 († 90)

Titular Bishop of Tepelta (1965.10.18 – 1969.10.15)

Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit (United States) (1965.10.18 – 1969.10.15)

Bishop of Grand Rapids (United States) (1969.10.15 – 1989.06.24)

Bishop Allen James Babcock
(1954.03.23 – 1969.06.27)

Born:1898.06.17 (United States)
Ordained Priest:1925.03.07
Consecrated Bishop:1947.03.25
Died:1969.06.27 († 71)

Titular Bishop of Irenopolis in Cilicia (1947.02.15 – 1954.03.23)

Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit (United States) (1947.02.15 – 1954.03.23)

Bishop of Grand Rapids (United States) (1954.03.23 – 1969.06.27)

Bishop Francis Joseph Haas
(1943.09.26 – 1953.08.29)

Born:1889.03.18 (United States)
Ordained Priest:1913.06.11
Consecrated Bishop:1943.11.18
Died:1953.08.29 († 64)

Bishop of Grand Rapids (United States) (1943.09.26 – 1953.08.29)

Bishop Joseph Casimir Plagens
(1940.12.16 – 1943.03.31)

Born:1880.01.29 (United States)
Ordained Priest:1903.07.05
Consecrated Bishop:1924.09.30
Died:1943.03.31 († 63)

Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit (United States) (1924.05.22 – 1935.11.16)

Bishop of Sault Sainte Marie–Marquette (1935.11.16 – 1937.01.03)

Bishop of Marquette (United States) (1937.01.03 – 1940.12.16)

Bishop of Grand Rapids (United States) (1940.12.16 – 1943.03.31)

Bishop Joseph Gabriel Pinten
(1926.06.25 – 1940.11.01)

Born:1867.10.03 (United States)
Ordained Priest:1890.11.01
Consecrated Bishop:1922.05.03
Died:1945.11.06 († 78)

Bishop of Superior (United States) (1921.11.30 – 1926.06.25)

Bishop of Grand Rapids (United States) (1926.06.25 – 1940.11.01)

Titular Bishop of Sela (1940.11.01 – 1945.11.06)

Bishop Edward Denis Kelly
(1919.01.16 – 1926.03.26)

Born:1860.12.30 (United States)
Ordained Priest:1886.06.16
Consecrated Bishop:1911.01.26
Died:1926.03.26 († 65)

Titular Bishop of Cestrus (1910.12.09 – 1919.01.16)

Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit (United States) (1910.12.09 – 1919.01.16)

Bishop of Grand Rapids (United States) (1919.01.16 – 1926.03.26)

Bishop Michael James Gallagher
(1916.12.26 – 1918.07.18)

Born:1866.11.16 (United States)
Ordained Priest:1893.03.19
Consecrated Bishop:1915.09.08
Died:1937.01.20 († 70)

Titular Bishop of Tipasa (1915.07.05 – 1916.12.26)

Coadjutor Bishop of Grand Rapids (United States) (1915.07.05 – 1916.12.26)

Bishop of Grand Rapids (United States) (1916.12.26 – 1918.07.18)

Bishop of Detroit (United States) (1918.07.18 – 1937.01.20)

Bishop Henry Joseph Richter
(1883.01.30 – 1916.12.26)

Born:1838.04.09 (United States)
Ordained Priest:1865.06.10
Consecrated Bishop:1883.04.22
Died:1916.12.26 († 78)

Bishop of Grand Rapids (United States) (1883.01.30 – 1916.12.26)

Former Prelates


as of 2014.04.21

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