Fr. James Hoover

He was ordained April 2, 1960, by Bishop Frederick Freking at St. Francis Xavier Church in Junction City.


1960 - Parochial Viar at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Salina

1961 - Parochial Vicar at St. John the Baptist Parish in Beloit

1961-1969 - Taught at St. John’s Catholic High School in Beloit

1963 - CYO Diocesan Director

1966 - Pastor of St. Theresa Parish in Mankato and pastoral administrator at St. Francis Parish in Claudell

1970 - Pastor of St. Bernard Parish in Ellsworth. (built rectory & parish Hall, Centennial addition)

1971-1980 - Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Salina

1972-1980 - Director of Religious Education for Salina Diocese

1972-2004 - Served as a Diocesan Consultor on Priests Council

1976 - Co-pastor at St. Mary, Queen of the Universe Parish in Salina

1980 - Pastor of St. Boniface Parish in Tipton and St. Mary Parish in Downs

1987 - Pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in Beloit

1994 - Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Selden, Immaculate Conception Parish in Leoville and sacramental minister at Sacred Heart Parish in Oberlin

2002 - Pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in Hanover and Sacred Heart Parish in Greenleaf; sacramental minister of St. Augustine Parish in Washington and SS Peter and Paul in Morrowville

2009 - Pastor of St. Wenceslaus Parish in Wilson, St. Mary Parish in Holyrood and St. Joseph Parish in Dorrance

2011 - Retired

2011-19 - Chaplain at Nazareth Motherhouse in Concordia

2019 - Chaplain at St. Joseph (nursing home) in Concordia