Pope Francis has appointed Donald Hying Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gary. He previously served as an Auxiliary Bishop of Milwaukee and succeeds Dale Melczek. November 24, 2014

Excerpt From a News Release

VATICAN CITY – The Holy Father has:

– appointed Bishop Donald J. Hying, auxiliary of the archdiocese of Milwaukee, U.S.A., as bishop of Gary (area 4,680, population 809,000, Catholics 189,000, priests 129, permanent deacons 64, religious 123), U.S.A. He succeeds Bishop Dale J. Melczek, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese upon reaching the age limit was accepted by the Holy Father.

Source: Vatican Information Service

November 24, 2014

Biography of Bishop Daniel Hying From Vadican Radio

Bishop Hying is a native of West Allis, Wisconsin. Born to Albert and Catherine Hying (both deceased) on August 18, 1963, he is the youngest of six sons. After attending St. Aloysius and Immaculate Heart of Mary grade schools, he graduated from Brookfield Central High School and Marquette University. He earned his Masters of Divinity from Saint Francis de Sales Seminary, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree from the University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary.

He was ordained to the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee on May 20,1989.

His first priestly assignment was as associate pastor for St. Anthony Parish, Menomonee Falls from 1989 to 1994. From 1994 to 1997, he was a team member for La Sagrada Familia Parroquia, in the Dominican Republic. Bishop Hyling was temporary administrator at St. Peter Parish, East Troy, 1998, and later served as pastor at Our Lady of Good Hope Parish, Milwaukee from 1999 to 2005 and St. Anthony Parish, Milwaukee from 1998 to 1999. He served as temporary administrator at St. Augustine Parish, Milwaukee in 2006, then as dean of Formation at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary, from 2005 to 2007.

In 2007 Bishop Hyling was named as rector of Saint Francis de Sales Seminary by then-Archbishop Timothy Dolan, a position he held from 2007 to 2011.

On July 20, 2011, he was ordained the seventh auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Source: Vatican Radio

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