Born April 15, 1970, in Belleville, N.J. Ordained May 25, 1996 Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart, Moline, 1996; Asst. Chaplain, St. John’s Newman Center, Champaign, 1999; while remaining Asst. Chaplain at St. John’s Newman Center, Champaign, to assoc. director of vocations, 1999. Pastor, St Mary, Wenona and St John the Baptist, Lostant 2002. While remaining pastor ast Wenona and Lostant, to adm., St. Patrick’s, Minonk, 2003. Vicar, Henry Vicariate, 2003. Chaplain, Newman Foundation, Bradley University and Illinois Central College, Peoria, Director, Office of Divine Worship and Vice Chancellor, 2004; Director of College Ministry, 2006; Remaining Director of Divine Worship to Executive Director of the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Cause, 2008; Chaplain to His Holiness, 2009. Rector, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Peoria and pastor, St. Bernard’s, Peoria and St. Peter’s, Peoria, 2011.
Vice Chancellor; Director of Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation; Director of Divine Worship; Rector of St. Mary’s Cathedral, Peoria, Pastor of St. Bernard, Peoria and Sacred Heart, Peoria and St. Joseph, Peoria (2015)
Bishop of the Diocese of Davenport
MOST REV. THOMAS R. ZINKULA, D.D.
Born on April 19, 1957, in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in mathematics and economics/business at Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Earned a juris doctor degree in 1983 from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. Attended Theological College in Washington, D.C. and earned an M.A. in theology from Catholic University of America in 1990. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 26, 1990, by Most Rev. Daniel Kucera at St. Raphael Cathedral in Dubuque. He earned a licentiate of canon law in 1998 from St. Paul University in Ottawa, Canada.
He was assigned to St. Columbkille, Dubuque from 1990 - 1993 as associate pastor while working in the metropolitan tribunal in 1992, then assigned to St. Joseph, Dubuque from 1993 – 1996 as associate pastor while working in the tribunal from 1994 – 1996. While serving as a judge in the tribunal, he was also assigned to Rickardsville as pastor and as sacramental priest for St. Francis, Balltown and SS. Peter & Paul Parish, Sherrill from 1998 – 2002. In 2000, he was appointed as judicial vicar until 2010 during which time he was also assigned to the LaSalle Pastorate in Dubuque County as sacramental priest from 2001 – 2005. He was assigned as pastor to Holy Ghost in Dubuque 2005 – 2007 and Holy Spirit Pastorate, Dubuque from 2007 - 2011. In 2012 he was assigned as episcopal vicar for the Cedar Rapids Region until 2014, serving as priest supervisor in Urbana, Walker, Vinton, Anamosa, Central City, Coggan, Prairieburg Mt. Vernon and Springville. He was assigned as rector to St. Pius X Seminary in Dubuque from 2014 until 2017.
Bishop Zinkula received his Episcopal Ordination on June 22, 2017 and was installed as the 9th Bishop of Davenport.
MOST REV. MARTIN J. AMOS, D. D.
His first assignment was as Associate Pastor St. James, Lakewood from 1968 to 1970 He was transferred to St. Thomas, Sheffield Lake, and served from 1970 to 1973. During this time he was also on the faculty of Elyria Catholic and Lorain Catholic High Schools teaching in the religion department. He was sent to be on the faculty of Borromeo Seminary High School in 1973 and remained there until 1976. During this time he attended John Carroll University and was certified to teach Latin, History and Humanities and received certification in Administration and Supervision. When the High School closed in 1976 he was transferred to Borromeo College. There he served as Academic Dean and taught Latin and Scripture from 1976 to 1983. He was assigned to St. Dominic Church, Shaker Heights, where he served as associate pastor from 1983 to 1985. He was appointed Pastor of St. Dominic in 1985 and served there until 2001.
On April 3, 2001 appointed Titular Bishop of Meta and Auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland. He received his Episcopal Ordination on June 7, 2001. On November 20, 2006, Bishop Amos was installed as the 8th Bishop of the Diocese of Davenport. Retired April 19, 2017
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MOST REV. WILLIAM E. FRANKLIN, D.D.
Born May 3, 1930 in Parnell, Iowa. Educated at Loras College and Mount St. Bernard Seminary. Ordained February 4, 1956 by Archbishop Leo Binz. Did pastoral work and was a teacher and counselor in the Archdiocese of Dubuque. Appointed Titular Bishop of Surista and Auxiliary to the Archbishop of Dubuque on January 29, 1987. Ordained Bishop on April 1, 1987. Appointed seventh Bishop of Davenport on November 12, 1993; installed January 20, 1994. Retired October 12, 2006.
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