WASHINGTON (October 20, 1997) -- Pope John Paul II has named Father Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C., instructor in Theology at the University of Notre Dame and Rector of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart there, as Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana.
Bishop-designate Jenky, 50, was assigned the Titular See of Amanzia.
Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan, Apostolic Pro-Nuncio to the United States, announced the appointment.
Daniel Jenky was born in Chicago, March 3, 1947. He attended Quigley South High School Seminary and St. Laurence High School. In September of 1965 he became a postulant in the Congregation of the Holy Cross, Province of Indiana. He earned an A.B. in History at Notre Dame in 1970 followed by a Masters in Theology in 1973.
Bishop-designate Jenky made final profession of vows in 1973. He was ordained a priest on April 6, 1974.
He taught at Bourgade Catholic High School in Phoenix from 1974 to 1975 when he returned to the University of Notre Dame.
Bishop-designate Jenky was associate director and later director of Campus Ministry, from 1976 to 1984, with responsibility for the pastoral care of students, faculty and staff at the University of Notre Dame. He was appointed Rector of Sacred Heart Basilica, the university's main church, in 1977 and has been an instructor in theology since 1985.
From 1985 to 1990 he was Religious Superior of the Holy Cross religious at the University of Notre Dame.