St. Mary's Cathedral

Clergy & Religious of St. Mary's

Pastors who have served St. Mary's parish:

  • Rev. Almire Fairmont of Columbus (fall of 1861 to July, 1863)
  • Rev. William Kelley of Columbus (July, 1863, to July, 1864)
  • Rev. Philip Erlach of Columbus (August, 1865, to December 10, 1866)
  • Rev. M. J. Ryan of Columbus (December 10, 1866, to December 1877). Rev. Ryan had charge of all missions from the Elkhorn river to Julesburg, Colorado.
  • Rev. P. J. Erlach (December, 1877, to July, 1880)
  • Rev. Richard Phelan (July 6, 1880, to March 10, 1884)
  • Rev. Patrick S. Lynch (April, 1884, to October 7, 1886)
  • Rev. Wunibald Wolf (October 7, 1886, to 1914)
  • Rt. Rev. Monsignor August Heimes (1914 to 1941).
  • Rt. Rev. Monsignor Leo Keating, V.G.
  • Rev. Carl T. Hayden; Rev. Carl L. Ferris
  • Rev. Robert L. Foster; Rev. Robert F. Chamberlain
  • Very Rev. James D. O'Kane; Rev. Thomas A. Ryan
  • Rev. Richard L. Piontkowski

Associate pastors who have served St. Mary's parish:

  • Rev. Donald O'Brien
  • Rev. Donald E. Larmore
  • Rev. Bernard M. Berger
  • Rev. James J. Janovec
  • Rev. Richard Sullivan
  • Rev. Gerald J. Harr
  • Rev. Robert A. Karnish
  • Rev. Miguel H. Guevara
  • Rev. Raymond M. Kosmicki
  • Rev. Francis T. Curran, Rev. Daniel K. Christensen
  • Rev. Richard L. Piontkowski
  • Rev. Thomas K. Reimers
  • Rev. Alex J. Borzych
  • Rev. David L. Rykawalder
  • Rev. Paul J. Colling, Rev. Mark Maresh
  • Rev. Harry Kurtenbach, Rev. José Chavez
  • Rev. Phil Flott, Rev. Vince Parsons

Men from St. Mary's Cathedral ordained to the priesthood:

  • Rev. William Windolph
  • Rev. Thomas Cooney
  • Rev. Thomas Dowd
  • Rev. Daniel Fishburn
  • Rev. John Scott
  • Rev. Frank Hoelck
  • Rev. Charles L. Torpey (December 20, 1969)
  • Rev. Michael F. McDermott (January 26, 1979)
  • Rev. James M. Hunt (May 13, 1983)
  • Rev. Donald A. Buhrman (June 6, 1986)
  • Rev. Timothy L. Stoner (May 31, 1996)

Women who have entered the religious life:

  • Sister Barbara Bader
  • Sister Jean Martin Bloomenrader
  • Sister Innocentia Brennan
  • Sister Emmerentia Burghardt
  • Sister Christine Doman
  • Sister Agnes Loretto Donigan
  • Sister Rose Irene Gibbs
  • Sister Laura Hoffa
  • Sister Maria McDermott
  • Sister Thomas Moore Moslander
  • Sister Constance Mullin
  • Sister Florentia Murphy
  • Sister John Baptist Placke
  • Sister Clare Marie Robeck
  • Sister Madeline Rose
  • Sister Walter Schlick
  • Sister Ann Francis Sidel
  • Sister Francis Xavier Thiel
  • Sister Bertina Wissbaum
  • All Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia, Kansas
  • Sister Maria Fitzpatrick
  • Sister Joan Michael McVeigh
  • Sister Maria Del Rey Mangan
  • All Dominicans of St. Catherine, Kentucky
  • Sister Mary Augusta Fagan, Benedictine
  • Sister Mary Agnes of Jesus Fitzpatrick, Cloistered Dominican
  • Sisters Marilyn and Vincentia Kaufman, School Sisters of St. Francis, Milwaukee
  • Sister Liboria Semler, Franciscans of Colorado Springs
  • Sister Jean Marie Detweiler, Sisters of the Holy Humility of Mary