Congratulations and God Bless our Priest Jubilarians
Celebrating 40 years
June 15, 2023

40 years: Bishop David Malloy
Born in Milwaukee to David and Mary Malloy, Bishop David Malloy attended Wauwatosa East (High) School (graduated 1974), Marquette University (graduated 1978), St. Francis de Sales Seminary, Milwaukee (one year) and Gregorian University, Rome, (five years to 1983).

He was ordained for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee by Archbishop Rembert Weakland on July 1, 1983. After two years as parochial vicar at St. John Nepomuk Parish in Racine, he then did post graduate studies at the Angelicum and Gregorian University (1986-1990), earning a degree in canon law and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology.
 
He then served as secretary to the Apostolic Nunciature (Vatican Embassies) in Pakistan (1990-1994) and the Apostolic Nunciature in Syria (1995). The future bishop was also secretary to the Permanent Observer Mission to the Holy See (1995-1998). Bishop Malloy left the diplomatic service in 1998 and served for two and a half years in the Vatican’s Prefecture of the Papal Household helping with the Great Jubilee Year of 2000.
 
In 2001 he was appointed Associate General Secretary of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and in 2006 began a five-year term as General Secretary. He then was assigned to be pastor at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Lake Geneva where he served from Aug. 1, 2011 until his appointment to lead the Diocese of Rockford.
 
He was ordained and installed as the ninth Bishop of Rockford on May 14, 2012.

 

40 years: Father F. William Etheredge
Born in Chicago to Forest and Joan (Horan) Etheredge, Father William Etheredge attended Marian Central Catholic High School, McHenry (1970-1971) and West Aurora High School (1971-1974). He studied for two years at Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove (1974-1976) and earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. (1976-1979).

He studied at St. Meinrad Seminary in Indiana (1979-1980), then at Gregorian University in Rome (1980-1982) where he earned an STB degree (Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology). He later earned a post-graduate degree in educational administration from the University of Dayton (1993-1996).

He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Arthur J. O’Neill at Holy Angels Church, Aurora, on June 
25, 1983.
 
Father Etheredge began his priestly ministry as a parochial vicar at St. Mary Parish, DeKalb (1983-1986) and St. Bernadette, Rockford (1986-1987) also teaching that year at Boylan Central Catholic High School, Rockford. He then was a full-time faculty member at Boylan (1987-2000), most of that time also serving as spiritual director there (1990-2000). He also served as sacramental minister at Rockford College (1987-1988).
 
Father Etheredge then became superintendent and principal at Aurora Central Catholic High School (2000-2022), serving also as a diocesan consultor (2015-2020) and member of the diocesan consultors (2020-present).
 
He became pastor of St. Mary Parish, Sycamore (2022-present) and vicar forane of the DeKalb Deanery 
(2022-present).
 
40 years: Father Joachim Tyrtania
Born in Katowice, Poland to Antoni and Magdalena (Orlok) Tyrtania, Father JoachimTyrtania studied at Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace im. K Miarki, Zory, Poland (graduated 1976), and at Wyzsze Slaskie Seminarium Duchowne, Krakow, Poland (1976-1982).
 
He was ordained to the priesthood at Christ the King Cathedral in Katowice, Poland, on March 31, 1983. 
 
Since coming to the Diocese of Rockford, Father Tyrtania served as parochial vicar at Holy Cross Parish, Batavia (2005-2006), as administrator (2006-2008) and then pastor at St. Mary, Maple Park (2008-2010), as pastor at St. Patrick, McHenry (2010-2011) before taking a one-month health sabbatical.
 
Father Tyrtania became a parochial vicar at St. James Parish, Rockford (2011-2012), then served as administrator (2012-2013) and pastor (2013-2020) at St. Peter Parish, Aurora. Since July 2020, he has been pastor at St. Mary Parish, Elizabeth, and St. John the Evangelist in Hanover.
 
Father Tyrtania was incardinated into the Diocese of Rockford on Sept. 10, 2007, and became a U.S. citizen on March 24, 2015.
 
 

 

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