Our Bishop

Bishop John Pazak

His Grace Bishop John Stephen Pazak , C.Ss.R. DD. is the fifth Bishop of the Eparchy of Phoenix.

Born in Gary Indiana, Bishop John entered the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorist) in 1965. He was ordained a priest on August 27, 1972, and served as a parish priest, rector of St. Vladimir’s College and superior Redemptorist scholasticate throughout Canada.

Bishop John was appointed Bishop of the Slovak Catholic Eparchy of Saints Cyril and Methodius of Toronto on December 2, 2000, and was consecrated a bishop on February 14, 2001.

Pope Francis named Bishop John the Eparch of the Ruthenian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Protection of Mary in Phoenix on May 7, 2016. As well as the Apostolic Administrator of the Eparchy of Saints Cyril and Methodius of Toronto. He was Enthroned as Bishop on the Eparchy of Phoenix on July 20, 2016.

Bishop John can be reached at: eparch@ephx.org