Richard Seminack

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Most Reverend

Richard Stephen Seminack
Eparch of Saint Nicholas of Chicago
ChurchUkrainian Greek Catholic Church
AppointedMarch 25, 2003
In officeJune 4, 2003 – August 16, 2016
PredecessorMichael Wiwchar, C.Ss.R.
SuccessorVenedykt Aleksiychuk, M.S.U.
OrdinationMay 25, 1967
by Ambrozij Andrew Senyshyn, O.S.B.M.
ConsecrationJune 4, 2003
by Lubomyr Husar, M.S.U.
Personal details
Born(1942-03-03)March 3, 1942
DiedAugust 16, 2016(2016-08-16) (aged 74)
Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA

Richard Stephen Seminack (March 3, 1942 – August 16, 2016) was an American bishop of the Catholic Church. He served as the fourth eparch (bishop) of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Saint Nicholas of Chicago since 2003.


Richard Seminack was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Raymond and Anna (Cwiek) Seminack. He was the oldest of seven children.[1] He was educated at St. Martin of Tours Elementary School and Father Judge High School in Philadelphia. After attending seminary he was ordained a priest for the Archeparchy of Philadelphia on May 25, 1967 by Archbishop Ambrozij Andrew Senyshyn, O.S.B.M.[2]

Pope John Paul II named Seminack as the eparch of St. Nicholas of Chicago on March 25, 2003. He was ordained a bishop by Cardinal Lubomyr Husar, M.S.U., the Major Archbishop of Lviv on June 4, 2003. The principal co-consecrators were Archbishop Stephen Soroka of Philadelphia and Bishop Robert Mikhail Moskal of Parma.[2][3]

He died from cancer in Hoffman Estates, Illinois on August 16, 2016.[4]


  1. ^ "Most Reverend Richard Stephen Seminack". Eparchy of Saint Nicholas of Chicago. Retrieved 2014-02-15.
  2. ^ a b "Bishop Richard Stephen Seminack". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2014-02-15.[self-published source]
  3. ^ "Ukrainian Diocese of Saint Nicholas of Chicago". Giga Catholic. Retrieved 2014-02-15.
  4. ^ "Most Reverend Richard Stephen Seminack fell asleep in Lord". Eparchy of Saint Josaphat in Parma. Retrieved 2017-04-19.