Staff Member: Fr. Dennet Jung, OFM
Fr. Dennet Jung, OFM
Phone: 248-356-8787 ext. 3107
We are blessed that Fr. Dennet Jung will be our interim pastor! He is a friendly, zealous Franciscan with much experience as a priest. He grew up in Cincinnati and began his Franciscan formation there. His next step was four years of college and philosophy at the former Duns Scotus College at Nine Mile and Evergreen in Southfield.
After ordination in 1963, he was assigned to the Southwest, serving as associate pastor in Grants, Farmington and the Cathedral in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was known for his excellent religious education program for young people. In 1975 he became pastor of St. Peter's in Roswell, NM. Then he was chosen to be pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Kansas City, MO an African American parish that Saint Katherine Drexel helped found. In time he moved to pastor African-American parishes in New Orleans and Lafayette, LA.
In 2005, he was elected to the Provincial Council, the leadership team of the Franciscan Province of St. John the Baptist, where he served nine years, the maximum of three terms. At the same time he was the Interprovincial Novitiate staff.
He is coming to us from the St. Francis Retreat House in Easton, PA, where he served for seven years. He will be serving as our interim pastor but will be living at the new Duns Scotus Friary, located at the former rectory of Our Lady of La Salette in Berkley. He will celebrate Masses the weekend of July 8 and 9. Our permanent pastor, Fr. Jeffrey Scheeler, O.F.M., will be here for the First Sunday of Advent in November.