Fr. John Wolesky

He was ordained March 12, 1967, by Bishop G.G. Speltz in his native diocese of Owatonna, Minn.; ordained for the diocese of Salina.


1967 - Parochial vicar of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Junction City

1968 - Associate pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Plainville

1968 - Associate pastor of Seven Dolors Parish in Manhattan

1970 – Associate pastor of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Salina

1971 - Administrator of St. Joseph Parish in St. Joseph and St. Isidore Parish in Cuba

1975 - Administrator of St. Augustine Parish in Washington, Sacred Heart Parish in Greenleaf (built church while there) and SS. Peter and Paul in Morrowville; he was later named pastor of the parishes

1983 - Pastor of SS. Peter and Paul Parish in Clay Center and St. Anthony Parish in Miltonvale

1987 - Pastor of St. Boniface in Tipton

1991 - Pastor of St. Mary Parish in Ellis

1993 - Chaplain of St. John Hospital, which later merged with Salina Regional Health Center and St. Patrick Parish in Gypsum

1997 - Chaplain at SRHC while at St. Mary Queen of the Universe, Salina

1999 - Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Solomon while continuing to serve St. Patrick Parish in Gypsum and the hospital