Thursday, January 18, 2018
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Our Priests and Deacons

Father Gabriel Baltes, O.S.B.

Father Gabriel Baltes, O.S.B.

Father Gabriel Baltes was born on April 19, 1958 and was baptized “Brian.” He is the second of three children who were raised in Sandusky, OH. At an early age, he felt the stirrings of a call to the priesthood, and so after the eighth grade, entered Holy Spirit Seminary in Toledo, Ohio from which he graduated in 1976. He continued his seminary studies at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, OH from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1980.

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Father Ken Zigmond, O.S.B.

Father Ken Zigmond, OSBFather Ken has been a familiar and friendly face at St. Joan of Arc since August 1, 1981.

Since 1954 he has also worked at Benet Academy and its predecessor, St. Procopius Academy, as a teacher and a coach. Father was ordained on June 1, 1957. He has one brother, John.

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Deacon Denis Stucko

Deacon Denis Stucko

Deacon Denis Stucko was born August 15, 1933, in Chicago. He attended St. Hyacinth School in Chicago through fourth grade, then moved to Westmont and attended St. Joseph's School from fifth grade through eighth grade. Denis attended St. Patrick High School in Chicago, and then enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War. He was a tail-gunner on B-29's for four years.

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