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SOCIETY CLERGY & ASSOCIATES

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 - Episcopal Protector (MI)
Founder, emeritus presiding bishop, United Reform Catholic Church International (2001)
Emeritus president, John XXIII School of Theology (Arizona - 2003)
Episcopal Protector & Founder, Society of St. Damien De Vuester (2019)
Presiding Bishop & Founder, All~Saints Old Catholic Commission (2020)

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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

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Bp. Ernest Silva, Jr., SSD (HI)
Ordained: Old Catholic priest 30 October 2011 / I-ECCC {Bp. J Isbell, OFC} (HI)
Ministry: Pastoral Dignity-Honolulu and Pastoral Outreach
SSD Incardinated: 31 July 2021 / Discerning appointment as Bishop Elect: 2 August 2021
Consecrated SSD Bishop: 31 October 2021

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Fr. (Dr.) John Meulendyk, OFC - (MI) / Spiritual Advisor & Associate
Southeast Michigan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (2005)
Order of the Franciscans of the Holy Cross - OFC (2016)
Episcopal Diocese of Michigan (2019)
SSD Spritual Advisor

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Fr. Pedro Lemasa, OSB - (HI)

United Reform Catholic Church International - URCCI (2002)

Order of Saint Benedict -  OSB (2006)

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

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Fr. Carlos A. Rivera, SSD (Spanish) - (TX)

After 18 years of Service under Bishop Kimo Keawe, Fr. Carlos has retired from Ministry on July 11, 2022.

The Society wishes him well in his retirement and continuious prayers for his family. An Official  letter of acceptance will be sent to Fr. Carlos is the weeks ahead.

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Reverend Father Michael Frank Opalacz, SSD (HI)
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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Reverend Deacon (Dr.) Przemyslaw "Sam" Fratczak, SSD, Ph.D.  - (MI)

Deacon, Society of St. Damien De Veuster, Michigan (2021)

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

Outreach Ministry, All~Saints Old Catholic Commission

Ordination to the Priesthood: December 2022