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CONTACT INFORMATION

  Parish Office: 414-365-2020

Debra Hintz

Parish Director
ext. 11; Email

Fr. Richard Mirsberger
Assisting Priest
Email

Fr. Joseph Hornacek Assisting Priest
Email

Lorrie Maples Director of Christian Formation
ext. 14; Email

Andy Kukec Director of Liturgy and Outreach
ext. 15; Email

Katy Young
Director of Administrative Services
ext. 12; Email

Teresa Gross
Parish Administrative Assistant
ext. 10; Email
 


STAFF BIOGRAPHIES

 

Debra Hintz
Parish Director

Debbie has been the parish director of St. Catherine since July 1, 2006, an    appointment first made by then Archbishop Timothy Dolan. Parish Director is the title used in the Milwaukee Archdiocese for laity and permanent deacons who lead a parish in place of a priest. In her role, she is responsible for the overall life of the parish. She provides spiritual leadership and pastoral care to parishioners, oversees the general operation of the parish, and coordinates the ministries of worship, education, human concerns, and administration.   

Debbie has a B.A. in elementary education from Mount Mary College and a M.A. in pastoral ministry from Boston College. After obtaining her B.A. in 1977, she taught jr. high at St. Margaret Mary, Milwaukee, for three years. She continued to minister at St. Margaret Mary until 1988 as pastoral minister. She then served as pastoral associate at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in New Berlin for 4½ years and at St. Matthias, Milwaukee, for 13 years. Debbie is also the author of three books of prayer services, the most recent, Near Us and Within Us, published in 2006. 

dhintz@archmil.org
414-365-2020, ext. 11

   


 

Fr. Richard Mirsberger
Assisting Priest

Fr. Dick is a native of Sheboygan. He entered the seminary right out of eighth grade. He spent his high school years and the first two years of college at Salvatorian Seminary in St. Nazianz, WI. He then transferred to St. Francis Seminary for two years of philosophy and four years of theology. On May 28th of 1966, he was ordained by Archbishop William E. Cousins.

Over the next forty-two years he ministered in four parishes. He began as an associate at St. Joseph Parish in Fond du Lac for seven years, and then moved to St. Margaret Mary Parish in Milwaukee for the next eight years. In 1981 he was named pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Wauwatosa where he ministered for twelve years. Then in 1993 he was assigned as pastor of St. Rita Parish in West Allis where he retired from full-time ministry in June 2008. He joined the staff at St. Catherine as one of our assisting priests in August 2008.

dmirs39@gmail.com

   


   

Fr. Joseph Hornacek
Assisting Priest

Fr. Joe joined our staff as assisting priest in August 2010. He grew up in Kenosha and entered St. Francis Seminary at the age of 14. He is a classmate of Fr. Dick's; they were ordained in 1966. Fr. Joe has been privileged to enjoy a variety of careers as a diocesan priest. He first served as assistant pastor at Immaculate Conception Parish, West Bend. He then served on the staff at the seminary and was the Executive Secretary of the Priests Personnel Board. In 1983 he became pastor at St. Mark, Kenosha. He left there in 1995 to become pastor at Sacred Heart Parish, Racine. From 1998-2004 he again worked in the archdiocesan offices as Vicar for Clergy and Vicar General. In 2004 he began a six-year term as pastor of St. Anthony on the Lake, Pewaukee. Fr. Joe retired from full-time ministry in June 2010.

hornacekj@wi.rr.com

   


 

Lorrie Maples
Director of Christian Formation

Lorrie came to St. Catherine in July 2013 as our Director of Christian Formation. A native of California, she moved to Milwaukee in 1992 with her husband (now deceased) and three children. She completed her Master of Divinity degree, with Honors, at St. Francis de Sales Seminary in 2002. Lorrie served as the Child Minister at St. Joseph in Wauwatosa for eight years and then five years as Director of Christian Formation at Good Shepherd Parish in Menomonee Falls. She also has her MA in Music History and Literature and teaching credentials from California State University, Sacramento.

maplesl@archmil.org
414-365-2020, ext. 14


 

  Andy Kukec
Director of Liturgy and Outreach

Andy became our Director of Liturgy and Outreach in July 2011. He is responsible for all aspects of liturgy and music. He also oversees all areas under the auspices of our Human Concerns Committee as well as pastoral care.

Prior to joining us at St. Catherine, he served at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in West Allis, WI for 22 years. He is also adjunct faculty for Marian University teaching adult students and traditional undergraduates in the area of Theology. Andy has a BA in Adult Education and completed an MA in Pastoral Liturgy and Music with an emphasis in scripture, voice and organ from St. Joseph College in Renssalaer, Indiana.

kukeca@archmil.org
414-365-2020, ext. 15


   
   

Katy Young
Director of Administrative Services

youngk@archmil.org
414-365-2020, ext. 12

   

Teresa Gross   

Teresa Gross
Parish Administrative Assistant

Teresa joined our staff in September, 2014, although she has been a member of St. Catherine Parish since November 1966. She also attended our parish school from 1st through 8th grade.

Teresa was born in Colombia, South America, but her parents moved the family to the United States in 1965. While studying Voice Performance at UW-Milwaukee and singing in the Bel Canto Chorus, Teresa decided to pursue her desire to live abroad. She moved to Switzerland where she worked in International Banking and became fluent in German, French and Italian. She returned to Milwaukee in 1993, and resumed her vocal studies, which she continues today via private instruction.  She has held various administrative positions within the corporate sector until 2013.  She then worked as the Ministry Administrative Assistant at St. Robert Parish in Shorewood. Teresa currently serves as a cantor and lector at St. Catherine, and also directs our choir.

grosst@archmil.org
414-365-2020, ext. 10



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