Installation of Bishop Daniel Miehm as Bishop of the Diocese of Peterborough
On Friday, March 10, 2017, Most Rev. Luigi Bonazzi. Apostolic Nuncio to Canada announced that the Holy Father, Pope Francis has appointed His Excellency, the Most Reverend Daniel J. Miehm, as Bishop of the Diocese of Peterborough. Bishop Miehm has served as the Auxiliary Bishop of Hamilton since 2013.
Bishop Daniel Miehm was born in 1960 in Kitchener, Ontario. After studies at St. Jerome's College, University of Waterloo and St. Augustine's Seminary in Toronto, he was ordained to the Priesthood on May 6, 1989, at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Hamilton. He was ordained Bishop at the Cathedral on May 7, 2013.
Bishop Miehm holds a Master's of Divinity degree from St. Augustine’s Seminary and a Licentiate in Canon Law from the Angelicum University in Rome.
Bishop Miehm served as a Priest in the Diocese of Hamilton from 1989 to 2013. During his ministry, he served as Associate Pastor at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Stoney Creek and the Cathedral of Christ the King in Hamilton and as Pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Hamilton and St. Ann Parish in Ancaster. During this time, Bishop Miehm also served as a member and representative on various Councils in the Hamilton Diocese. From 1996 to 2012, he served as Judge and Defender of the Bond on the Toronto Regional Marriage Tribunal.
In June of 2012, he was appointed Founding Pastor of St. Benedict Parish in Milton where he was ministering at the time of his appointment as Auxiliary Bishop of Hamilton.
Among his various duties in the Diocese of Hamilton, Bishop Miehm was Moderator of the Pastoral Offices and also had oversight of the Permanent Deacons. On a national level, he serves the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) as co-chair of the Hindu-Catholic Dialogue and as liaison to Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry. He also serves on the Education Commission for the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario (ACBO).
Upon learning of his appointment as Bishop of the Diocese of Peterborough, Bishop Miehm stated, “I am both humbled and encouraged by the confidence that the Holy Father has placed in me. I look forward to meeting the people of the diocese and working with priests, religious and lay people to carry on the great pastoral work of my predecessors.”
The Most Reverend Daniel Miehm will be installed as Bishop of the Diocese of Peterborough at the Cathedral of St. Peter-in-Chains on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.