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Congressman Dave Trott

Representing the 11th District of Michigan

Rep. Trott Asks Monsignor John Zenz of Holy Name Catholic Church in Birmingham to Open House Session

May 17, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC:  Today, Holy Name Catholic Church Priest, Monsignor John Zenz, at the request of U.S. Representative Dave Trott (MI-11), offered the opening prayer for the U.S. House of Representatives. 

“It was an honor to welcome Monsignor John Zenz of Holy Name Catholic Church in Birmingham to deliver today’s opening prayer in the House of Representatives.  Monsignor Zenz and his congregation are a special part of Southeast Michigan and I can think of no better way to recognize him for his service to our community than to have him address the People’s house. His dedication to caring for others and ensuring that God’s word reaches the homes of many, reminds us all that we need to serve others for a betterment of our community” said Rep. Trott

According to Holy Name Catholic Church, Monsignor Zenz was ordained on July 1, 1978; he currently serves as Pastor of Holy Name Parish in Birmingham, and Episcopal Vicar for the Northwest Region of the Archdiocese (Vicariates of Birmingham-Bloomfield-Troy, Farmington-Southfield, Lakes, and Southeast Oakland). Monsignor Zenz received a doctorate in spiritual theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in March 1984 and has served on the faculty of Sacred Heart Major Seminary continuously since 1979.  He was Archdiocesan Director of Religious Education from 1984-1986; Chancellor from 1986-1990; and Moderator of the Curia and Vicar General from 1990-2008.  He became Pastor of Holy Name Parish on June 1, 2008. He is also currently chaplain to the Detroit Cardinal Club and was formerly a chaplain to the Detroit Chapter of Legatus.