A closer look at their priestly service
Father Michael Fitzpatrick
Associate pastor, St. Pius X Parish, Omaha; various chancery positions, including Marriage Tribunal as judicial vicar and defender of the bond, moderator of the curia, chief financial officer, director of propagation of the faith; pastor, St. Stanislaus Parish, Omaha; member College of Consultors; assistant director and director of Catholic Cemeteries, Omaha.
Msgr. James Gilg
Associate pastor, St. Cecilia Parish, religion teacher and superintendent, then-Cathedral High School, both Omaha; and associate pastor, St. Boniface Parish, religion teacher and co-chair humanities department, Pope John XXIII High School, both Elgin. Pastor, St. Mary Magdalene Parish; director and principal of then-Dominican and then-Father Flanagan high schools; helped found and run Father Flanagan and V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic high schools; dean of urban southeast deanery; superintendent of Catholic schools and executive director of Omaha Catholic School Consortium, all Omaha.
Father Dennis Hanneman
Associate pastor, St. Boniface Parish, Elgin; and St. Pius X Parish, and associate director and director of archdiocese’s religious education program, both Omaha; pastor, St. John the Evangelist Parish, Valley; founding pastor, St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Omaha; pastor, St. Mary Parish, Bellevue.
Father Frank Lordemann
Associate pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Norfolk, St. Patrick Parish, Fremont; chaplain, U.S. Air Force; archdiocese’s vocations director; professor, Mundelein Seminary at University of St. Mary of the Lake, Chicago; pastor, St. Patrick Parish, Fremont, St. Mary Parish, Bellevue; senior associate pastor, St. Mary Parish, West Point, with St. Aloysius Parish, Aloys, St. Boniface Parish, Monterey Township, and St. Anthony Parish, St. Charles Township.
Father Gary Ostrander
Associate pastor, Sacred Heart Parish, Norfolk, and Holy Cross, St. Peter and Mary Our Queen parishes, all Omaha; pastor, then-Immaculate Conception Parish, St. Helena, St. John the Baptist Parish, Petersburg, St. Mary Parish, West Point, St. Gerald Parish, Ralston, St. Patrick Parish, Elkhorn; member, Archdiocesan Consultors and Priests’ Council.
Father Michael Schmitz
Associate pastor, St. Isidore Parish, Columbus, St. Gerald Parish, Ralston; pastor, St. John the Baptist Parish, Fordyce, with St. Boniface Parish, Menominee, and later with St. Joseph Parish, Constance; St. Andrew Parish, Bloomfield, with St. Rose of Lima Parish, Crofton.
Father Luke Steffes
Associate pastor, St. Philip Neri Parish, St. Leo the Great Parish, both Omaha; pastor, St. Joseph Parish, Atkinson, and later with St. Boniface Parish, Stuart.
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