Monsignor James J. Swaner
Born in Chicago on March 25, 1936. Ordained May 28, 1961.
Parochial Vicar at St. Columba, Ottawa, and faculty at Marquette High School, Ottawa (1961). Assistant Principal at Marquette High School, Ottawa (1968). Principal at Marquette High School (1969). Pastor at Annunciation, Streator and St. Mary, Kangley (1973). Pastor at Sts. Peter & Paul, Leonore, while remaining pastor at Annunciation, Streator and St. Mary, Kangley (1977). Pastor at Resurrection, LaSalle (1984). Pastor at Sacred Heart, Dimmick while remaining pastor at Resurrection, LaSalle (1991). Pastor at St. Mary, Wenona and St. John, Lostant (1993). Pastor at St. Patrick, Washington (1994). Vicar of Pekin Vicariate (1996). Administrator of St. Luke, Eureka while remaining pastor at St. Patrick, Washington (2000). Prelate of Honor (2000). Pastor of St. Mary, Utica (2003).
Senior Priest Status in 2016.