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2018 Jubilarians: Passionists (CP)

Father John Schork; Father Robert (Marion) Weiss; Father Simon Herbers

50th profession

Father John Schork

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Birthplace: Louisville, Ky.

Entrance: 1963

First profession: 1968

Final profession: 1972

Ordination: June 4, 1976

Education: Bachelor’s in humanities, Bellarmine University, Louisville, 1972

Master’s of Divinity, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, 1976

Service in the archdiocese: Retreat director and local superior, Our Lady’s Retreat House, Normandy, 1982-92

Service outside the archdiocese: Retreat center ministry for 27 years in various Passionist retreat centers

Local superior in Chicago and Louisville

Member of Provincial Leadership Team for 8 years

Provincial treasurer, provincial secretary, assistant spiritual director of Passionist Development Office

Part-time chaplain at Chicago Midway Airport Chapel

About Father John Schork: Deeply grateful for his Passionist vocation, he lives with the Passionist Community at its seminary formation community in the Hyde Park area of Chicago, while ministering in his religious community and the greater Church. He enjoys making and reconnecting with friends and an occasional round of golf.

60th profession

Father Robert (Marion) Weiss

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Birthplace: St. Louis

Entrance: 1956

First profession: 1958

Final profession: 1961

Ordination: May 8, 1965

Education: Passionist Seminary

Degree in psychology, University of Detroit

Degree in theology, North American College, Rome

Service in the archdiocese: Director of students, Warrenton Prep Seminary, and vocation director 1966-68

Itinerant missionary, priest and sister retreats, 1991-97

Service outside the archdiocese: Itinerant missionary, preaching parish missions and retreats across the country

About Father Robert (Marion) Weiss: The past 50 years have been spent preaching priest retreats, giving parish missions and retreats, religious order retreats in the United States and Canada. He is a specialist in Scripture and remains very active across the country. When not on the road, Father Weiss resides at Sacred Heart Monastery in Louisville, Ky.

75th profession

Father Simon Herbers

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Birthplace: New Vienna, Iowa

Entrance: 1942

First profession: 1943

Final profession: 1946

Ordination: July 5, 1950

Education: Loras College

Passionist Seminary

North American College, Rome

University of Michigan

Service in the archdiocese: Vocation director, 1951-56

Director of Minor Seminary, Warrenton, 1956-58

Staff of Our Lady’s Retreat Center, 1988-95

Service outside the archdiocese: Served as master of novices, director of theologians, local superior, retreat staff, itinerant ministry, hospice chaplain, parish pastor and prayer apostolate.

About Father Simon Herbers: He has enjoyed a rich and long life of Passionist ministry in Detroit, Houston, Louisville and Cincinnati. For more than 30 years, he has written and edited “Think Life,” a senor newsletter sent out to hundreds of senior citizens. Father Simon is known as the most gentle and best listener that one could meet and know. His compassionate heart has reached out to a prisoner that he has kept in contact with for decades. He is greatly respected by all his brothers and all he meets along the way.

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