Lansing monsignor named bishop of Gaylord diocese
Jul 21, 2015 at 2:43 PM
Pope Francis announced the appointment of Monsignor Steven J. Raica on Friday.
The Petoskey News-Review and the Lansing State Journal report Raica will be installed at St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord on Aug. 28.
The 61-year-old Raica grew up in Munising. He earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics and secondary education from Michigan State University and a master's degree from St. John Provincial Seminary in Plymouth.
Raica was ordained a priest in 1978 and named a monsignor 20 years later. He also has served at parishes in Charlotte, Flint and Ovid.
The Gaylord diocese has been without a bishop since last year.