Directory: St. Patrick of Merna, Bloomington

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


Born: Nyakishenyi, Uganda
Birthday: August 1, 1965
Ordained: July 28, 1996

Parochial Vicar of Immaculate Conception, Monmouth; St. Theresa, Alexis; St. Andrew, Oquawka; Chaplain of Holy Family Hospital, Monmouth (2008). Parochial Vicar of St. Anthony, Spring Valley; St. Joseph, Peru; Associate Chaplain of St. Margaret Hospital, Spring Valley (2009). Left the Diocese (2009). Parochial Vicar of 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; Pastor of St. Mary of the Woods, Princeville (2017). Leave of absence (2018).

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

Father Dustin Schultz


Born: Moline, Illinois
Birthday: December 12, 1979
Ordained: May 24, 2008

Parochial Vicar of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2008). Parochial Vicar of St. Michael the Archangel, Streator and Chaplain at Marquette Academy, Ottawa (2011). Parochial Vicar of St. Matthew, Champaign and St. Boniface, Seymour (2013). Parochial Vicar of St. Vincent de Paul, Peoria (2014). Administrator of St. Patrick, Wapella; and Chaplain of Central High School, Bloomington (2016). While remaining Pastor of St. Patrick, Wapella, and Chaplain, Central Catholic High School, Bloomington; Pastor, St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington, and St. Mary, Downs.

Pastor of St. Patrick Church of Merna, Bloomington and St. Mary, Downs; Vicar Forane of the Bloomington-Lincoln Vicariate (2017).

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