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The Most Reverend Donald J. Hying

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Bishop Hying

His Excellency
The Most Reverend Donald J. Hying
Fifth Bishop of Madison

Appointed Bishop of Madison, Wis.: April 25, 2019
Installed as Bishop of Madison, Wis.: June 25, 2019

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August 18, 1963, West Allis, Wis.

  • High School: Brookfield Central High School, Brookfield, Wis.
  • College: Marquette University, Milwaukee
  • Saint Francis de Sales Seminary, St. Francis, Wis.
  • B.A., Marquette University
  • M.A., Master of Divinity, Saint Francis de Sales Seminary

Ordained a priest: May 20, 1989, by Archbishop Rembert Weakland, Milwaukee

  • St. Anthony Parish, Menomonee Falls, Wis., associate pastor, 1989-1994
  • La Sagrada Familia Parroquia, Dominican Republic, team member, 1994-1997
  • St. Peter Parish, Milwaukee, temporary administrator, 1998
  • St. Anthony Parish, Milwaukee, associate pastor, 1998-1999
  • Our Lady of Good Hope Parish, Milwaukee, pastor, 1999-2005
  • St. Augustine Parish, Milwaukee, temporary administrator, 2006
  • St. Francis de Sales Seminary, St. Francis, dean of formation, 2005-2007; rector, 2007-2011
  • Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Milwaukee, Wis., by Pope Benedict XVI, May 26, 2011
  • Consecrated as a Bishop July 20, 2011
  • Appointed Bishop of Gary, Ind., by Pope Francis on November 24, 2014
  • Installed as Bishop of Gary, Ind., on January 6, 2015
  • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • Episcopal Liaison for National Association of Catholic Chaplains
  • Episcopal Advisor to the U.S. Society of St. Vincent de Paul
  • Member of the Subcommittee to Aid the Church in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Member of the Committee on the Protection of Children and Young People
  • Member of the Committee on Catholic Education

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