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We welcome the SSD Clergy & Associate Clergy of the Society of St. Damien De Veuster

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Abp. M.J. Kimo Keawe, SSD, STM, D.D., M.Th - Presiding Archbishop (MI)
Episcopal Protector, 
Founder & Presiding Bishop:  Society of St. Damien De Vuester (2020)
Founder, All~Saints Old Catholic Commission (2021)
Founder, emeritus presiding bishop, United Reform Catholic Church International (2001)

Emeritus president, John XXIII School of Theology (Arizona - 2003)

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Bp. David B.G. Flaherty - (MD) / Associate Bishop of the Society
Bishop and Pastor of Saint Sebastian Catholic Community - URCCI (2002 / 2012)
Director, Saint Sebastian Institute for Catholic Heritage & Culture (2012)
Interim pastor, Messiah United Church of Christ (2016)
SSD Bishop Advisory Council

Ordained and Consecrated by Abp M. J. Kimo Keawe

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Bp. Ernest Silva, Jr., SSD (HI)
Ordained: Old Catholic priest: 30 October 2011 / I-ECCC {Bp. J Isbell, OFC} (HI)
Appointed Bishop-Elect: August 2020 / I-ECCC {Bp. J Isbell, OFC} (HI)
Ministry: Pastoral Dignity-Honolulu and Pastoral Outreach
SSD Incardinated: 31 July 2021

Consecrated SSD Bishop by Abp. M. J. Kimo Keawe: 31 October 2021

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Fr. (Dr.) John Meulendyk, OFC - (MI) / SSD Spiritual Advisor & Associate
Southeast Michigan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (2005)

United Reform Catholic Church International - URCCI (2007)
Order of the Franciscans of the Holy Cross - OFC (2016)
Episcopal Diocese of Michigan - Clergy-on-staff, St. Philip Episcopal Church (2019)

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Fr. Pedro Lemasa, OSB - (HI)
United Reform Catholic Church International - URCCI (2002)
Order of Saint Benedict -  OSB (2006)

Ordained Deacon: 17 November 2018 @ St. Pau's Episcopal Catherdral, Los Angeles, CA
Ordained Presbyter:  20 June 2019 @ Spirit in the Desert Lutheran Center, Carefree, AZ

Vicar-Pastor, Blessed Damien of Moloka'i Old Catholic Church Outreach (2018 - present)

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Fr. Julio Martin Giraldo Henao, SSD (Spanish/English) - (Bogotá, Colombia)

Ordained a Roman Catholic Priest, by His Excellency Sefior Belarmino Correa Yepes, on

19 May 2001  as a member of the Institute of Foreign Missions of Yarumal in Medillin, Columbia.

Incardinated into the Society of St. Damien De Veuster - 30 May 2023

Serving the Society of St. Damien De Veuster International Outreach in Bogotá, Colombia

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Fr. Michael Frank Opalacz, SSD (HI)   **In Memoriam: 27 December 2023**
Ordained: Old Catholic priest 12 May 2013 / I-ECCC {Bp. J Isbell, OFC} (HI)
SSD Incardinated: 7 August 2021
Ministry: Asociate pastor, Dignity-Honolulu and Pastoral Outreach

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Fr. (Dr.) Przemyslaw "Sam" Fratczak, SSD, USACC, Ph.D.  - (MI)

Ordained Deacon: 18 June 2021 @ St. Philip, Rochester, MI

Ordained Presbyter: 18 December 2022 @ St. Philip, Rochester, MI

Clergy Assistant to Abp. M. J. Kimo Keawe, Diocese of Metro Detroit

Commissioned: Chaplain, United States Army Chaplian Corps - March 2024


Ms. Carolyn M. George, SSD.  - (MI)

Eucharistic Lay Minister, Society of St. Damien De Veuster, Michigan (2023)

Commissioned:  28 April 2023

International & Domestic Outreach Ministry, Society of St. Damien De Veuster 

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Ms. Jeanne Marie Kelly, SSD.  - (MI)

Sr. Altar Guild / Eucharistic Lay Minister ~ Appointed: 30 April 2023

Samaritas Outreach Ministry , Society of St. Damien De Veuster 


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