Fr. Michel Mulloy named Bishop-elect of Duluth, Minnesota

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Diocese of Rapid City has announced that Father Michel Mulloy,  who serves as Vicar General, Vicar for Clergy and Director of Worship and Liturgy Rapid City, has been named as the Bishop-elect for Duluth, Minnesota.

Bishop-elect Mulloy will be taking this new position as Father Peter M. Muhich, rector of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth, Minnesota, becomes the new bishop of Rapid City.

Michel Joseph Mulloy was born May 20, 1953, in Mobridge, South Dakota. He grew up attending St. Joseph Catholic Church and the public school in Mobridge.

In 1968, he entered the Minor Seminary at O’Gorman High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as a sophomore. Fr. Mulloy attended St. Mary’s University and Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary in Winona, Minnesota. He graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Humanities before attending St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, for theology.

He was ordained for the Diocese of Sioux Falls on June 8, 1979.

Bishop­-elect Mulloy’s first assignment was as an associated pastor on loan to the Diocese of Rapid City, at their Cathedral. After two years, he returned to Sioux Falls as associate pastor at Christ the King Church. Bishop-­elect Mulloy returned to the Diocese of Rapid City in 1983 as pastor of St. Joseph in Faith and its missions at Plainview and Red Owl. In 1986, he incardinated in the Diocese of Rapid City.

Bishop­-elect Mulloy became pastor of St. Francis in Sturgis in 1989. Seven years later he became the pastor of Blessed Sacrament in Rapid City. In 2004 he was appointed rector of the Cathedral, where he had started his priestly ministry. After 12 years, he was made pastor of St. Bernard in McLaughlin and its missions at Kenel and Bull Head.

In 2017, Bishop-­elect Mulloy became the full time Vicar General of the diocese and returned to Rapid City. In 2019 he was elected Diocesan Administrator when the bishop of the Diocese of Rapid City was transferred.

NewsCenter1 has broadcast Bishop-elect Mulloy’s mass services throughout the COVID-19 epidemic. An archive of these services are available here.

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