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First Friday Club of Cleveland’s 66th Annual Bishop’s Luncheon
December 19, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Most Reverend Edward C. Malesic, J.C.L.
12th Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland
66th Annual Bishop of Cleveland “State of The Diocese” lunch
Thursday, February 1, 2024
Windows on the River
2000 Sycamore Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Join us for the 66th annual Bishop of Cleveland’s “State of the Diocese” lunch on Thursday, February 1, 2024 at Windows on the River!
Bishop Malesic was born August 14, 1960 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He is a 1978 graduate of Central Dauphin East High School in Harrisburg. He attended Lebanon Valley College in Annville pursuing a degree in biology for three years prior to entering the seminary. In 1981, Bishop Malesic was accepted into the seminary program at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy in 1983. He continued his theological studies at Josephinum and was awarded a Master of Divinity in 1987.
Bishop Malesic was ordained to the priesthood on May 30, 1987 at St. Patrick Cathedral in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In 1996, Bishop Nicholas Dattilo sent him to study canon law at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. where he received his licentiate in canon law in 1998. Bishop Malesic served the Diocese of Harrisburg’s Tribunal in various capacities until he was named Bishop of Greensburg, appointed by Pope Francis in 2015. On September 14, 2020, Bishop Malesic was installed as the 12th Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland.
In addition to leading the Diocese of Cleveland, Bishop Malesic is also a member of two USCCB (United States Catholic Council of Bishops) committees – the Committee on Canonical Affairs and Church Governance and the Subcommittee for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe.