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Press Release

 Office of Media and Communication

Evangelical Catholic
Diocese of the Northwest

Chicago Illinois 60617-8388
Office: 773-721-5383   Fax: 773-721-2581

 August 6, 2012

 Chicago, Illinois - For Immediate Release 


New Evangelical Catholic Parish
Established in Ashippun Wisconsin


The Evangelical Catholic Diocese of the Northwest is pleased to announce the establishment of a new parish in Ashippun Wisconsin.   

The Holy Name of Jesus Evangelical Catholic Church celebrated its first Mass this past Sunday with over 200 people in attendance.  

Bishop James Wilkowski, along with the Rev. Canon Michael Bonnett and Fr. Peter McGechie, concelebrated this Mass in which the Rev. David Verhasselt was canonically received into the Evangelical Catholic Church during the Mass.  Fr. Verhasselt has been appointed as pastor of Holy Name of Jesus and will complete his process of clerical incardination into the Diocese of the Northwest before the end of the year.  

During these initial weeks of establishment and organization, the community of Holy Name of Jesus will celebrate its weekend Mass at 5:00 PM on Saturday at N557 Main Street in Ashippun.  Additional information will be found on the parish’s website www.evangelicalcatholicchurch.org/hnj.htm  

Any media inquiries are to be directed to Bill Morton, Office of Media and Communication at 773-721-5383





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