Father John Schork
Birthplace: Louisville, Ky.
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.
Father Robert (Marion) Weiss
Birthplace: St. Louis
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.
Father Simon Herbers
Birthplace: New Vienna, Iowa
First profession: 1943
Final profession: 1946
Ordination: July 5, 1950
Education: Loras College
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.