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John Michael Kudrick is an Eastern Catholic prelate and the current bishop of Parma for the Byzantines.


Kudrick, John Michael was born on December 23, 1947 in Lloydell, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of George and Amelia Kudrick.


He graduated as valedictorian of his class from Adams-Summerhill High School. Joining the Third Order Regular of St. Francis on January 29, 1967, Kudrick studied at Saint Francis College in Loretto, Pennsylvania, graduating with a bachelor of arts in philosophy and in mathematics in 1970.


Kudrick continued his studies for the priesthood at St. Francis Seminary, also in Loretto, from which he received a master of divinity degree in 1975. He also received a master of science degree in mathematics in 1973 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as well as a master of science degree in computer and information science from Ohio State University in 1977. In 1978, he was named director of the university's computer services.

He was director of postulants for the Order from 1976 until 1980. Kudrick assisted at parishes of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh during his time as a Franciscan friar, and eventually petitioned for incardination into the archeparchy, which he received in May 1987. He served at several parishes as a priest under Archbishop Judson Procyk, and his last assignment was as protopresbyter of the Cathedral of St. John in Munhall from 1998 until 2002.

When Procyk died on April 13, 2001, Kudrick was elected administrator of the vacant Archeparchy of Pittsburgh on April 24, 2001. He served as administrator of the Archeparchy of Pittsburgh until the installation of Basil Schott on July 9, 2002. Kudrick was consecrated a bishop by him a day later on July 10, 2002.


Kudrick was ordained a priest on May 3, 1975, staying on at Saint Francis College as a member of the mathematics and computer science faculty.


George Kudrick

Amelia Kudrick