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Celebrate Our New Monsignors
Pope Benedict XVI has bestowed Papal Honors on six priests of the Diocese of Gaylord. Rev. James A. Suchocki, Rev. Raymond C. Mulka, Rev. James L. Brucksch, Rev. Edwin A. Thome and Rev. Francis J. Murphy, who have each served as Vicar General of the Diocese of Gaylord, were named Prelates of Honor of His Holiness on December 23, 2011. In March of 2011, Rev. Daniel B. Gallagher was appointed a Chaplain of His Holiness by the Holy Father in the course of his fourth year of service at the Holy See working in the English and Latin Sections of the Secretariat of State. The recognition for each of the six priests carries with it the honorary title of Monsignor. Papal honors had not been conferred on a priest of the diocese since 1987.
A special Vespers celebration, which will include the presentation of the diplomas from the Holy Father, will take place on Sunday, April 15, at 5:00 p.m. at St. Mary Cathedral. Everyone is invited to join for this wonderful occasion. A reception will follow in the Cathedral Parish Hall.