Paul Sirba

His Excellency, The Most Reverend
Paul David Sirba
Bishop of Duluth
Archdiocese Saint Paul and Minneapolis
Diocese Duluth
Appointed October 19, 2009
Installed December 14, 2009
Predecessor Dennis Schnurr
Ordination May 31, 1986
Consecration December 14, 2009
by John Clayton Nienstedt, Peter F. Christensen, and Lee A. Piché
Personal details
Born (1957-01-01) January 1, 1957
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Styles of
Paul David Sirba
Reference style
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Bishop

Paul David Sirba (born September 2, 1960) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church serving as bishop of the Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota since 2009.


Early life and education

Sirba was born in the city of Saint Paul, Minnesota. He graduated from the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, Minnesota. He completed his studies at the archdiocesan seminary of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and at the Notre Dame Institute for Catechetics in Alexandria, Virginia.

Ordination and ministry

Sirba was ordained a priest May 31, 1986 for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.[1] He served in the following positions: assistant priest of the Saint Olaf Parish in Minneapolis (1986–1990) and Saint John the Baptist Parish (1990–1991), Spiritual Director of the Seminary of Saint John Vianney (1991–2000), pastor of the Maternity of Mary Parish, Saint Paul (2001–2006), Director of Spiritual Formation in the Saint Paul Seminary, Saint Paul (2006–2009),[2] vicar general of the same archdiocese since June 2009.[3]

Bishop of Duluth, Minnesota

Pope Benedict XVI appointed him to fill the vacancy as bishop of Duluth succeeding Archbishop Dennis Schnurr, who was named Coadjutor Archbishop of Cincinnati in October 2008.[3] Sirba was consecrated and installed as the bishop of Duluth on December 14, 2009.

See also


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Dennis Schnurr
Bishop of Duluth
Succeeded by
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