James Henry Garland

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His Excellency, The Most Reverend
James Henry Garland
Bishop Emeritus of Marquette
Archdiocese Detroit
Diocese Marquette
Appointed October 6, 1992
Installed November 11, 1992
Term ended December 13, 2005
Predecessor Mark Francis Schmitt
Successor Alexander King Sample
Ordination August 15, 1959
Consecration July 25, 1984
by Daniel Edward Pilarczyk, Nicholas Elko, and Edward A. McCarthy
Personal details
Born (1931-12-13) December 13, 1931 (age 85)
Wilmington, Ohio
Previous post Auxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati
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James Henry Garland
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Religious style Bishop

James Henry Garland (born December 13, 1931) is a retired American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as bishop of the Diocese of Marquette, Michigan from 1992–2005.


Early life, education and ordination[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.

Auxiliary bishop of Cincinnati, Ohio[edit]

On June 2, 1984 Pope John Paul II named him the Titular Bishop of Garriana and Auxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati. He was consecrated 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 of Marquette, Michigan[edit]

Bishop Garland was installed as the Bishop of Marquette on November 11, 1992.[citation needed] 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.

See also[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. [self-published source]
  3. ^ "About Us". www.dioceseofmarquette.org. Retrieved May 19, 2010. 

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Episcopal succession[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Bishop Emeritus of Marquette
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Mark Francis Schmitt
Bishop of Marquette
Succeeded by
Alexander King Sample
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Cincinnati
Succeeded by