James Henry Garland

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James Henry Garland (born December 13, 1931) is a bishop of the Catholic Church in the United States. He served as the bishop of the Diocese of Marquette in the state of Michigan from 1992–2005.

Biography[edit]

Born in Wilmington, Ohio, Garland was educated at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary of the West in Cincinnati, and The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.[1] He was ordained a Catholic priest for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati on August 15, 1959.

On June 2, 1984 Pope John Paul II named him the Titular Bishop of Garriana and Auxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati. He was ordained a bishop on July 25, 1984 by Archbishop Daniel Edward Pilarczyk of Cincinnati. The co-consecraters were Archbishops Nicholas Thomas Elko, an auxiliary bishop of Cincinnati, and Edward Anthony McCarthy of Miami.[2] He served the archdiocese as an auxiliary bishop for eight years until October 6, 1992 when Pope John Paul II named him the eleventh Bishop of Marquette.

Bishop Garland was installed as the Bishop of Marquette on November 11, 1992. He served the Marquette diocese for 13 years. During this time the diocese celebrated the Jubilee Year 2000. The celebration began at Midnight on Christmas 1999 and continued throughout the following year. Events included a diocesan-wide celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation at the Superior Dome in Marquette, at which 656 youths received the sacrament. An estimated 2,500 people attended a liturgical celebration August 20 at the Mattson Lower Harbor Park, also in Marquette.[3] Bishop Garland's resignation was accepted by the pope on his 74th birthday, December 13, 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bishop James H. Garland". www.stpetercathedral.org. Retrieved May 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Bishop James Henry Garland". www.catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved May 19, 2010. 
  3. ^ "About Us". www.dioceseofmarquette.org. Retrieved May 19, 2010. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Mark Francis Schmitt
Bishop of Marquette
1992–2005
Succeeded by
Alexander King Sample