Fr. Veselko Kvesic
Fra Veselko KvesicFr. Veselko was born January 12, 1961 in Podkraj, parish Kočerin, Herzegovina. He completed high school in Siroki Brijeg. He joined the Franciscan Order in Humac in 1981. He studied philosophy and theology in Makarska, Jerusalem and Sarajevo. His ordination took place on June 29, 1988 in Mostar. That same year he arrived in the United States where he served as assistant pastor at Our Lady of Peace in Norval (1988-1989), St. Augustine's West Allis (1989), SS. Cyril and Methodius, New York (1989-1991) and at St. Jerome's Chicago (1992). In 1991 he also attended Georgetown University to study English. Fr. Veselko was appointed pastor of Our Lady of the Highways Parish in Sault Ste. Marie in 1994 where he resides today. In 1999 he also assumed the duties of pastor at Immaculate Conception parish in nearby Garden River, Ontario, and since 2005 he also leads St. Boniface parish at St. Joseph Island.