Robert J. DeLand 

Robert J. DeLand

Name: Robert J. DeLand

Date of Birth: February 23, 1947

Date of Ordination: June 17, 1973

Previous primary assignments:

Associate pastor, St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish; chaplain at All Saints High School, Bay City: July 1973-July 1975

Director of the Office of Church Ministries and Vocations Director: July 1975 - July 1980 

Associate pastor, St. Vincent de Paul, Bay City: 1976-78

Chaplain, Ss Peter and Paul High School: June 1978-August 1980 

Co-director of the Permanent Diaconate Program: July 1976 - July 1980

Associate pastor, St. Stephen Parish, Saginaw: July 1980 - July 1981 

Pastor, St. Boniface, Bay City: July 1981 - July 1987

Pastor, St. John the Evangelist Parish, Essexville: July 1987 - July 1991 

Chaplain, All Saints High School, Bay City: July 1984 until assigned to studies

Graduate student at American University, Belgium, studying canon law: September 1991 - July 1993. He earned a licentiate in canon law.  

Upon return to the Diocese of Saginaw, he worked in various capacities in the diocesan Tribunal.  

Pastor, Holy Family Parish, Saginaw: July 1993 - July 1995

Pastor, Ss. Peter and Paul, Saginaw: July 1995 - July 2005

Chaplain, Nouvel Catholic Central High School: 1993 - 2005

Judicial Vicar: 2001 - February 26, 2018

Pastor, St. James Parish; chaplain at All Saints High School, Bay City: July 14, 2005 - July 1, 2011. He also led a variety of outreach programs, as well as national and international mission trips.

Pastor, St. Agnes, Freeland: July 2011 - February 26, 2018

Placed on Administrative leave: February 26, 2018

Permanently removed: April 25, 2019

Laicized (does not function as a priest): September 7, 2022

Note:  The term “chaplain” was sometimes substituted with the word “pastor.”

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