When most people his age are enjoying retirement, Father Jim Devorak is preparing to open yet another door, step through and start a new chapter in his life.


When most people his age are enjoying retirement, Father Jim Devorak is preparing to open yet another door, step through and start a new chapter in his life.

After serving the Holy Family Area Catholic Community for the past 12 years, Devorak has been assigned by Bishop John M. LeVoir of the Diocese of New Ulm to serve as senior associate pastor of the Church of St. John in Darwin.

For the past 12 years, Devorak has been the pastor of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Montevideo, The Church of St. Andrew in Granite Falls and the Sacramental Minister of the Catholic Church of St. Clara in Clara City. For the past 40 years, he has served the Diocese of New Ulm as a priest.

The Holy Family Area Catholic Faith Community will celebrate Mass at 10 a.m. this Sunday at the Training and Community Center (TACC) in Montevideo in recognition of Fr. Jim’s priestly anniversary of his ordination and his 12 years of ministry in the area faith community.  Following the mass there will be a lunch and open house at the TACC from 1 to 3 p.m.

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