Bishop Walkowiak looks out on congregation during Father Damian's installation Mass

Bishops of the Diocese


Most Reverend David John Walkowiak, J.C.D.

Bishop of the Diocese of Grand Rapids

Pope Francis’ appointment of Bishop David J. Walkowiak (pronounced wall-cove-ee-ack) as the 12th bishop of the Diocese of Grand Rapids was announced on April 18, 2013. Bishop Walkowiak was ordained and installed the 12th bishop of Grand Rapids on June 18, 2013 at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew. He succeeded Most Reverend Walter A. Hurley.

Ordination Dates:
Priesthood: June 9, 1979
Episcopal Ordination and Installation: June 18, 2013

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Bishops Emeriti

Most Reverend Walter A. Hurley
Eleventh Bishop of the Diocese of Grand Rapids

 

Ordination Dates:
Priesthood: June 5, 1965
Episcopacy: August 12, 2003

 

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Most Reverend Robert J. Rose
Ninth Bishop of the Diocese of Grand Rapids

 

Ordination Dates:
Priesthood: December 21, 1955
Episcopacy: December 6, 1981

 

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Bishop Walkowiak during the liturgy of the Eucharist at Mass

Bishops - 1883 to present