Rt. Rev. Gary Neville, O. Praem.
Brother Jacob G. Sircy, O. Praem
Brother Jacob G. Sircy, O. Praem., a member of the Norbertine Community of Saint Norbert Abbey, was vested in the white Norbertine habit in August 2010 and professed simple vows in August 2012. Upon Solemn Profession of vows on August 28, 2015, Brother Jacob was fully incorporated into the Norbertine Community. He is the son of the late Thomas and Marian Miklautsch of Minocqua, Wis., and Joseph Sircy of Cary, Ill. His home parish is Holy Family Catholic Church in Woodruff, Wis. A 2009 graduate of St. Norbert College (Religious Studies and Youth Ministry), Sircy completed graduate studies and a Master of Divinity degree at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago in May 2017. Brother Sircy has served recently in parochial ministry at Saint Willebrord Parish in Green Bay and serves in internal ministry as the abbey church sacristan.
Brother Jacob will serve as a pastoral associate at Holy Cross and reside at St. Norbert Abbey. He will bring added presence at Holy Cross School, visit parishioners in nursing homes and the homebound and begin young adult ministry at the parish. He will be present at parish Masses and lead other worship opportunities.