John M. Quinn

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John Michael Quinn
Bishop of Winona-Rochester
ChurchCatholic Church
AppointedOctober 15, 2008
InstalledMay 7, 2009
PredecessorBernard Harrington
OrdinationMarch 17, 1972
by Walter Joseph Schoenherr
ConsecrationAugust 12, 2003
by Adam Maida, Edmund Szoka, Walter Joseph Schoenherr
Personal details
Born (1945-12-17) December 17, 1945 (age 73)
Detroit, Michigan
Previous postCoadjutor Bishop of Winona
Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit
MottoRejoice in Hope

John Michael Quinn (born December 17, 1945) is an American prelate of the Catholic Church. He was named as the eighth Bishop of the Diocese of Winona in 2008. Since 2018 he is the first to use the title the Bishop of Winona-Rochester.


Quinn blessing oils in 2017

The youngest of three children, John Quinn was born in Detroit, Michigan to George and Mary Quinn. He attended St. Anthony High School and Sacred Heart Major Seminary, from where he obtained his Bachelor's degree in philosophy. He also earned a Master of Divinity from St. John's Provincial Seminary in Plymouth, as well as Master's degrees in religious studies and systemic theology from the University of Detroit Mercy.

Quinn was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Walter Schoenherr on March 17, 1972. He completed his graduate studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Quinn was an associate pastor in Farmington and Harper Woods before becoming pastor of St. Luke Church[1] Detroit. In 1990, he was raised to the rank of Honorary Prelate of His Holiness. He also served as the archdiocesan director for justice and peace and for education (1990–2003), and Cardinal Adam Maida's delegate to his alma mater of Sacred Heart Seminary (where he was an adjunct member of the faculty).

On July 7, 2003, Quinn was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit and Titular Bishop of Ressiana. He received his episcopal ordination on the following August 12 from Cardinal Maida, with Cardinal Szoka and Bishop Schoenherr serving as co-consecrators. Cantú selected as his episcopal motto: "Rejoice in Hope" (Romans 12:12).

Quinn was later named Coadjutor Bishop of Winona, Minnesota (now the Diocese of Winona-Rochester) on October 15, 2008, being formally installed on December 11. He succeeded his longtime friend and the incumbent Ordinary, Bernard Harrington, upon the Vatican's official acceptance of the latter's retirement on May 7, 2009.[2][3][4]

Styles of
John Michael Quinn
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Reference style
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Religious styleBishop

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ "Bishop John Michael Quinn". David M. Cheney. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Bishop Quinn to lead Diocese of Winona".

External links[edit]

Media related to John Michael Quinn at Wikimedia Commons

Episcopal succession[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
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Bishop of Winona-Rochester
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Bernard Harrington
Bishop of Winona
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