National Episcopal Advisor
Bishop John M. Quinn was ordained to the priesthood on March 17, 1972 at St. Raymond Parish in Detroit, where he had served as a deacon.
From July of 1990 to July of 2003, Bishop Quinn served as director of the education department of the Archdiocese of Detroit. He was the Cardinal’s delegate to Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, an adjunct member of the faculty for 20 years and a part-time spiritual director.
Bishop Quinn was designated a Prelate of Honor with the title of Monsignor by His Holiness Pope John Paul II in 1990. He was ordained as the 23rd Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Detroit on August 12, 2003, at Detroit’s Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament. In September of 2003, Bishop Quinn was given special pastoral responsibility for the Central Region of the Archdiocese of Detroit which includes the cities of Detroit, Hamtramck, Highland Park, the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods.
In October of 2008, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI named Bishop Quinn as coadjutor and eighth Bishop of the Diocese of Winona in southern Minnesota. He was welcomed at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Winona on Dec. 11, 2008.
On May 4, 2009, Bishop Quinn became the eighth Bishop of the Diocese of Winona, Minn. when he succeeded the Most Rev. Bernard J. Harrington.
Bishop Quinn has a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit; a Master of Divinity from St. John’s Provincial Seminary, Plymouth; a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies and a Master’s Degree in Systemic Theology from the University of Detroit/Mercy. He has also done graduate work in religious studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.