Bishop Daniel Jenky is a Chicago native who joined the Order of the Holy Cross in 1966 after his freshman year of college at Notre Dame, where he currently serves as a fellow and trustee. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1974 and ordained a bishop in 1997. In 2002, Bishop Jenky became the eighth bishop of Peoria. Since his installation at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Bishop Jenky has traveled extensively throughout the diocese’s 26 counties, celebrating Mass, visiting parishes and schools, preaching, giving talks, and conferring the Sacrament of Confirmation.

  1. Favorite aspect of Illinois? How nice and friendly the people are, even complete strangers
  2. Your idea of perfect happiness? To see the Lord face to face
  3. Who are your favorite writers? Matthew, Mark, Luke & John
  4. What do you know now that you didn’t know at 30? How much I don’t know
  5. Which of the five senses do you treasure most? Eyesight
  6. What’s some of the best advice you’ve been given? “Let go and let God.”
  7. What is something that always brings a smile to your face? Visiting any of the Catholic schoolsin our Diocese
  8. As a child, what job did you dream of having? Serving as a priest
  9. What’s one of the worst-tasting things you’ve ever eaten? Matoke, served at absolutely every meal in Uganda, that has a consistency of shredded paper
  10. At what time of the day do you feel your best? Early morning a&s