Bishop Jeffrey Haines

The Most Reverend Jeffrey R. Haines was named the eighth auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee by Pope Francis on  January 25, 2017 and ordained bishop on March 17, 2017 by Archbishop Jerome Listecki. 

A native of Milwaukee, Bishop Haines attended Holy Apostles Grade School and New Berlin West High School.  He began his college studies at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, before transferring and graduating from Marquette University in 1981 with a degree in theology.  He attended Saint Francis de Sales Seminary for graduate theological studies from 1981-1985, earning a Masters of Divinity degree.  Bishop Haines was ordained a priest on May 17, 1985 by Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland, O.S.B.


After ordination in 1985, Father Haines was appointed Associate Pastor of St. Nicholas in Milwaukee.  In 1987, he was given additional responsibilities as Associate Pastor

of Holy Redeemer Church in Milwaukee. In 1991, he was appointed Associate Pastor of St. Eugene Parish, Fox Point.  In 1996, he was appointed pastor of St. Frances Cabrini Parish in West Bend.  He was granted temporary leave to study canon law at Catholic University in 2002.  However, he returned within the year to become Temporary Administrator of St. Patrick Parish in Whitewater.  In 2003, he returned as Pastor of St. Frances Cabrini Parish in West Bend, and was given additional responsibility as assisting priest of Immaculate Conception/St. Mary’s, West Bend in 2004.  In 2011, he was appointed Rector of the Cathedral, where he continues to serve.

Bishop Haines has three siblings and he occasionally interrupts his pastoral work for “pilgrimages” to Miller Park to watch the Milwaukee Brewers, and to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville to listen to country music.

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