Directory: St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington

Father Martin Mwongyera, Ph.D., J.C.D.


Born in Nyakishenyi Uganda 8/1/1965.  Ordained 7/28/1996.

Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth, St. Theresa, Alexis, St. Andrew, Oquawka and chaplain, Holy Family Hospital, Monmouth, 2008; Parochial Vicar, St. Anthony, Spring Valley, St. Joseph Peru and Associate Chaplain, St. Margaret Hospital, Spring Valley 2009 Left the Diocese September 2009 Parochial Vicar Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Peoria; St. Bernard, Peoria; St. Peter, Peoria 2012;
Judicial Vicar, Office of Tribunal 2015; Incardinated 2016.  Judicial Vicar, Office of Tribunal and pastor St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville 2017. Leave of absence 2018.

Parochial Vicar St. Patrick of Merna in Bloomington, 2020.  Judge Diocesan Tribunal 2021.

Father Dustin Schultz


Born in Moline on December 12, 1979.
Ordained on May 24, 2008.
Parochial Vicar at St. Vincent de Paul in Peoria (2008). Parochial Vicar at St. Michael the Archangel in Streator and Chaplain at Marquette Academy (2011). Parochial Vicar at St. Matthew in Champaign and St. Boniface in Seymour (2013). Parochial Vicar at St. Vincent dePaul in Peoria (2014). Administrator at St. Patrick in Wapella and Chaplain of Central High School in Bloomington (2016).
While remaining pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Wapella, and chaplain, Central Catholic High School, Bloomington, to pastor, St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington, and St. Mary Parish, Downs; Pastor St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington and St. Mary Downs 2017.

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