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Fifth Bishop
Most. Rev. Steven J. Raica, J.C.D., D.D.

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  • Born November 8, 1952
  • Ordained to the Priesthood October 14, 1978
  • Named Fifth Bishop of Gaylord June 27, 2014
  • Consecrated August 28, 2014
  • Installed August 28, 2014

Fourth Bishop
Most Rev. Bernard A. Hebda, D.D., J.C.L., J.D.

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  • Born September 3, 1959
  • Ordained to the Priesthood July 1, 1989
  • Named Fourth Bishop of Gaylord October 7, 2009
  • Consecrated December 1, 2009
  • Installed December 1, 2009
  • Named Coadjutor Archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, September 24, 2013

Third Bishop
Most Rev. Patrick R. Cooney, S.T.D., S.T.L.

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  • Born March 10, 1934
  • Ordained to the Priesthood December 20, 1959
  • Appointed Titular Bishop of Hodelm & Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit December 3, 1982
  • Consecrated January 27, 1983
  • Appointed Third Bishop of Gaylord November 21, 1989
  • Installed January 28, 1990
  • Entered into Eternal Life October 15, 2012

Second Bishop
Most Rev. Robert J. Rose, S.T.L., D.D.

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  • Born February 28, 1930
  • Ordained to the Priesthood December 12, 1955
  • Appointed Second Bishop of Gaylord, October 13, 1981
  • Consecrated December 6, 1981
  • Installed December 6, 1981
  • Appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, MI July 11, 1989
  • Installed August 30, 1989
  • Retired October 13, 2003

First Bishop
His Eminence Edmund C. Szoka, J.C.L., D.D.

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  • Born September 14, 1927
  • Ordained to the Priesthood June 5, 1954
  • Consecrated July 20, 1971
  • Installed July 20, 1971
  • Appointed Archbishop of Detroit March 28, 1981
  • Installed May 17, 1981
  • Elevated to Cardinal June 28, 1988
  • Assigned to the Vatican 1990
  • President Emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State
  • President Emeritus of the Governatorate of Vatican City State
  • Retired September 15, 2006
  • Entered into Eternal Life August 20, 2014