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Jubilees

50 years

Father George Zeck

Father George Zeck was ordained to the priesthood at St. Cecilia in Nashwauk by Bishop Paul Anderson on June 5, 1970. Father Zeck attended Nashwauk High School. He also attended Hibbing Junior College, Mt. St. Paul in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and St. Paul Seminary.

During Father Zeck’s ministry, he has served Sacred Heart, Duluth; St. Joseph, Grand Rapids; Good Shepherd, Duluth; St. James, Duluth; Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Cloquet; St. Joseph, Crosby; St. Joseph, Deerwood; Holy Spirit, Two Harbors; St. Alice, Pequot Lakes; St. Christopher, Nisswa; and Our Lady of Lourdes, Pine River.

He has also served as Newman chaplain at Itasca Junior College, chaplain for the Air National Guard, auxiliary chaplain for the Duluth Air Base, vocations director, auditor in the marriage tribunal, and on the Presbyteral Council.

Father Zeck retired in 2013.

Father Michael Lyons

Father Michael Lyons, a native of Louisburgh, County Mayo, Ireland, was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Duluth June 14, 1970. He attended high school at Sancta Maria in Louisburgh, and college at St. Jarlath’s, Tuam, and St. Patrick’s, Maynooth. He also attended All Hallows Seminary in Dublin.

During Father Lyons’ ministry, he served St. Francis, Brainerd; St. Leo, Hibbing; St. John the Evangelist, Duluth; Our Lady of Mercy, Duluth; St. Raphael, Duluth; Immaculate Conception, Pine City; Holy Spirit, Two Harbors; and St. Mary, Silver Bay. He also served as a researcher for diocesan planning, as director of the Office of Planning, as director of the Office of Communications, and on the diocesan Presbyteral Council.

Father Lyons retired in 2015.

Father Dennis Hoffman

Father Dennis Hoffman was ordained to the priesthood at St. Rose in Proctor by Bishop Paul Anderson June 13, 1970. He attended Proctor High School and Mt. St. Paul in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He also attended St. Paul Seminary.

During Father Hoffman’s ministry, he served St. Anthony, Ely; Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Cloquet; St. Cecilia, Nashwauk; St. Mary Star of the Sea, Sacred Heart, St. Peter and Our Lady of Mercy, Duluth; Immaculate Heart, Crosslake; Our Lady of Lourdes, Pine River; St. Kevin, Pengilly; St. Mary, Keewatin; Immaculate Mary, Coleraine; St. Mary, Marble; and St. Joseph, Taconite. He also served on the diocesan personnel board, moderator of the CCW, dean of the Duluth and Virginia deaneries, and with the NCDVD in Chicago.

Father Hoffman retired in 2014.

25 years

Father Anthony Wroblewski

Father Anthony Wroblewski was ordained to the priesthood at St. Casimir’s Church in St. Paul by Oblate Bishop Roger Schwietz for the Oblates of Mary Immaculate on June 10, 1995. He was incardinated in the Diocese of Duluth on July 2, 2007.

During Father Wroblewski’s ministry in the Diocese of Duluth, he has served Holy Family, Duluth; St. Francis, Brainerd; St. Andrew, Brainerd; St. Mathias, Ft. Ripley; All Saints, Baxter; St. Thomas of the Pines, Brainerd; Holy Family, McGregor; and Our Lady of Fatima, McGrath. He has been assigned as administrator for the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary and St. Mary Star of the Sea in Duluth beginning this month. He has also served on the Presbyteral Council, the Human Life and Development Fund, as moderator for the DCCW, as dean of the Brainerd Deanery, and continues to serve as a consultor.