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Pope Francis appoints 3 Auxiliary Bishops to the Archdiocese of Chicago

Pope Francis appoints Ronald Hicks, Mark Bartosic, and Robert Casey as auxiliary Bishops for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

Very Rev Ronald Hicks was born in Chicago in 1967. He went to high school at Quigley Preparatory Seminary, then Chicago’s Minor Seminary and LATER obtained a Bachelor Degree in Philosophy from Niles College Seminary (now called Saint Joseph College Seminary) at Loyola University. He volunteered for a year with Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos working with abandoned children and orphans. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1994 after finishing theological studies at St Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, IL. In 2004 he received a Doctor of Ministry degree from St Mary of the Lake.

After ordination he has served as Pastoral Associate of Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Chicago (1994-1996) and St Elizabeth Seton Parish in Orland Hills, IL (1996-1999).  He served on the faculty of St Joseph College Seminary from 1999-2005. From 2005-2010 he served as Regional Director of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos, assisting orphans and abandoned children in Mexico and El Salvador.

He then became a member of the faculty and then Dean of Formation for St Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein (2010-2015). Since 2015 he has served as Vicar General for the Archdiocese of Chicago.

 

Rev Mark Bartosic is currently the pastor of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary parish in Chicago and Director of Kolbe House. He was born in 1961 in Neenah, Wisconsin, in the Green Bay Diocese. After obtaining a Bachelor Degree in English Literature and Theater from Ashland College in Ohio, he entered St Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1994.

After ordination, Rev Bartosic has served as Associate Pastor and Administrator St Agnes of Bohemia parish in Chicago, IL (1994-2000), Pastor of St. Frances of Rome parish in Cicero, IL (2001-2009), and from 2009-2016 pastor of both St Frances of Rome and Our Lady of Charity parishes in Cicero, IL. 

 

Rev Robert Casy was born in 1967 in Chicago. After finishing high school with the Marists, he entered Niles College Seminary (now called Saint Joseph College Seminary) at Loyola University and obtained a Bachelor Degree in English Literature. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1994 after frequenting St Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, IL.

After ordination he served as Pastoral Associate of St Ita Parish in Chicago (1994-1999), Associate Director and Director of the Casa Jesus (1998-2003) for Spanish-speaking men considering diocesan priesthood, pastor of Our Lady of Tepeyac Parish (2003-2009), St Barbara Parish (2009-2016), and St Bede the Venerable Parish (2017–) all in Chicago.

03 July 2018, 12:00