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    YCP February ESS: Bishop Joe Hanefeldt
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 06:15 PM · 2 rsvps

    Bishop Hanefeldt, a Nebraska native, was ordained as the eighth Bishop for the Diocese of Grand Island on March 19, 2015, on the feast of the Patron of the Universal Church, St. Joseph. He attended St. John Vianney Seminary on the campus of the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, and he received a BA in Sociology from the University of St. Thomas in May of 1980. His seminary formation took place at the Pontifical North American College in Rome where he attended both the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical University of Sant’Anselmo. Bishop Hanefeldt was ordained a priest on July 14, 1984, for the Archdiocese of Omaha. He served as the Archdiocesan Director of the Bishops’ Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities from 1991-2006, and he was honored with the title of Monsignor in 2011.

    Throughout his service, Bishop Hanefeldt has been involved in numerous committees and councils, including serving on the Priests’ Personnel Board of the Archdiocese, the Clergy Committee for the “Ignite the Faith” Archdiocesan Campaign, the College of Consultors, Dean of the Urban West Central Deanery, and the Foundation Board of the Institute for Priestly Formation.

    Bishop Hanefeldt also has an extensive background in spiritual direction and retreat ministry. He received a certificate in spiritual direction and retreat ministry from the Institute for Priestly Formation in Omaha in January 2005. Since then, he has served as Director of Spiritual Formation at the Pontifical North American College (Rome), and has also provided spiritual direction during Teens Encounter Christ weekends and Christians Encounter Christ retreats. Today, Bishop Hanefeldt continues to give retreats and days of recollection at seminaries around the country and to diocesan priests as well.

    Bishop Hanefeldt’s hobbies include, amateur photography, cooking, traveling and enjoying the company of good friends.

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