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The CatholicTV Network to air Ordination and Installation of Bishop-elect David John Walkowiak

6/14/2013 - 8:02 AM PST

Catholic PRWire

WATERTOWN, MA (June 13, 2013) - On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, the CatholicTV Network will air the Ordination and Installation of Bishop-elect David John Walkowiak live at 2PM ET at the Cathedral of St. Andrew.

Bishop-elect Walkowiak will be ordained a bishop and installed as the twelfth bishop of the Diocese of Grand Rapids, MI. Since 1971 the diocese has been comprised of 11 counties of Western Michigan: Ionia, Kent, Lake, Mason, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana, Osceola, and Ottawa. The Diocese of Grand Rapids currently serves over 182,000 Catholics, 82 parishes, and 32 schools. For more information on the Diocese of Grand Rapids, MI visit:

Bishop-elect David J. Walkowiak was born on June 18, 1953 in East Cleveland, Ohio. Bishop-elect Walkowiak attended Saint Bernadette School in Westlake, Ohio and graduated from Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland. His college studies were at the University of Notre Dame, where in 1975, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in government and international studies. He studied at Saint Mary Seminary in Cleveland and received a Master of Divinity degree in 1979.

Following ordination to the priesthood June 9, 1979 by the late James Cardinal Hickey at the Cathedral of Saint John the Evangelist in Cleveland, he was assigned as associate pastor to Saint Mary Parish in Lorain, Ohio. Bishop-elect Walkowiak later studied canon law at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where he received the Licentiate degree in 1984 and the Doctorate degree in 1987. After completing his studies in 1986, Bishop Anthony Pilla assigned him to the faculty of Saint Mary Seminary in Cleveland and also appointed him vice chancellor of the Diocese of Cleveland.

In 1993 he began work as an adjutant judicial vicar for the appeals court of Cincinnati, Ohio; Steubenville, Ohio; and Washington, D.C. In 2006, Bishop Pilla appointed Bishop-elect Walkowiak pastor of Saint Joan of Arc Parish in Chagrin Falls, where he served until June 2013.

The Ordination Mass will air on CatholicTV and

About the CatholicTV Network:

Founded in 1955, CatholicTV Network is a national broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, the CatholicTV Network features its cable TV station, Catholic web site, mobile apps and widget. Celebrate Mass online; pray The Rosary; enjoy programs on prayer, the saints, the Scriptures and the Catholic Church on America's Catholic Television Network.

Shannon Muldoon
Public Relations Coordinator


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